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Bald Top Brewing Co.

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Local Madison Brewery

A rustic site with great beer and live music on the weekend. Great in any season. However... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bina0529
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Madison, Virginia
Great beer and amazing service. Don't miss!

Just a few minutes off Rt. 29 on a beautiful farmette, this brewery is lovely and has a customer... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
JG132
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Virginia
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Bald Top Brewing Company is a destination historic farm brewery cradled at the foot of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Madison County. Offering weekly food trucks, live music and delicious craft beer! Visit our website for holiday hours and...more
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1830 Thrift Rd, Madison, VA 22727-2843
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful scenery and enough seating inside but on a cold day, the 2 tents weren't going to be able to keep the patrons warm. And the lack of bathrooms, while adds to the rustic atmosphere, in the cold weather, they don't show much respect for...More

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BT Owners I, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for providing your feedback . We agree on the conditions and are making plans to improve the infrastructure inclusive of a larger brewery at the top of the hill. As for being a little "different" we are sorry for that as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A rustic site with great beer and live music on the weekend. Great in any season. However, Spring, Summer, and Fall weather provides great outdoor experiences. Dogs and children are welcome and there's lots of room to run and play. For winter weather, there's a...More

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BT Owners I, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the nice comments and rating! We hope you will come back soon and visit us - even in winter as the barn can be quite cozy - especially when we fire up the pellet stoves! Sincerely, Dave, Julie, Mike and...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Just a few minutes off Rt. 29 on a beautiful farmette, this brewery is lovely and has a customer focused attention to detail. We were greeted immediately after entering - while the two barkeeps were busy with other customers, they made a point of welcoming...More

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BT Owners I, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks JG! We are glad you came and had such a nice visit! We do pride ourselves in being customer-focused as we strive to make every customer's visit memorable and refreshing too! See you again soon, Julie, Dave, Mike and the BT Team

Reviewed April 15, 2018

I recently was in the Culpeper-Madison-Charlottesville area and stopped at the Bald Top Brewing Co. What a delightful experience with the owner and brewmaster giving an extensive and personalized overview of this unique and pastoral historic farm brewery. Highly recommend if you're in the area!More

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Heather C, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Emilie, We are so glad to hear that you had a great visit yesterday! Thank you very much for your kind words, we take pride in making sure that everyone of our visitors has a great time while visiting Bald Top. We hope to...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

This was a great stop to hang out and have a drink and listen to some live music. They had a food truck there and I ordered a gluten free meal and had a coke. I don’t drink beer but my friend does and she...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

What a Fabulous stop in between wineries in Central Virginia! Great views and a Wonderful social stop to take in a beer or 2. My wife and I are Belgian beer lovers and they had a variety of beers from light to dark that are...More

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Heather C, General Manager at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Bald Top, thank you so much for the kind review and please come back and visit us next time you are in the area! Cheers!

Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is a gem of a find! Virginia's first historic farm brewery produces beer that is so delicious -- lagers, ales, porters and stouts. The brewmaster and his team are so talented...and the venue is an absolute treat. Rolling hills with views of the neighboring...More

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Heather C, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

We are delighted to hear this! Thank you and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Dave & Julie, Owners Heather, GM

Reviewed February 25, 2018

Stopped here on our way back to town and was pleasantly surprised. The views are beautiful and the tasting room was well down. It was a busy Saturday, and i was surprised at how quiet the room stayed. Most breweries get too loud when they're...More

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Heather C, General Manager at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are so happy that you had an enjoyable visit and hope that you will be able to come back and see us again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed February 17, 2018

Call ahead and try and get the brewer to meet you and talk through his process - astounding! Really a connoisseur of flavors. Don't be put off by thinking you don't like IPAs or won't drink a stout ... give it a try! Not much...More

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Heather C, General Manager at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we are so happy that you had an enjoyable visit and got to speak with Mike as well! We do have rotating food trucks on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but picnics are always encouraged as well :)! We hope...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Bald top is fun for everyone! Bring your friends, kids or dogs. There is a wide assortment of seasonally changing one of a kind beers brewed on site. Usually a food truck and live music on the weekends. Well behaved pets welcome. Lots of room...More

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Heather C, Owner at Bald Top Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Thank you for such a king and comprehensive review! We are grateful that you had such a good experience here which is a testimony to our staff, beer and venue. Please keep following us and joining us throughout the coming winter. We are planning our...More

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