Rockfish Nights! – Nov. 10th

The 18th Annual fundraising gala at Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton! This year, 17 local amateur cooks will provide their favorite entrees, side dishes and desserts for dinner as part of “Men Who Cook” – Nelson style! There will be a cash bar, casino gaming and a Chinese auction to boot, so get your tickets NOW before they sell out. Prices are $45 for RVCC members, $50 for the general public. Doors open at 6 PM for gaming and auction, with dinner served at 7 PM. Gaming and auction will continue from 8PM – 10PM. RVCC is located at 190 Schoolhouse Ln, Afton, 22920, 8 miles south on Rt 151 from the intersection of Rt 250.

Blue Mountain Brewery Doubling Capacity

Thanks to Nelson County Life for the heads-up.

It’s been a busy week already for the folks at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton. They have been in the process of offloading a new tank that will double their draft and bottled beer distribution in stores and restaurants. “We just recently got to the momentous mark of having our draft and bottled beer in over 100 restaurants and stores across Virginia. This new tank is going to help us double that within a year,” Mandi Smack, co-owner of BMB tells us.

I have made no secret about my appreciation for this beer; friends from around the state and country are jealous that this brewery is only 12 minutes from Downtown Crozet (and my house)!

Nelson County’s Newest Brewery

You’ve heard of (and probably had) Starr Hill – Crozet

Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, Virginia

Hopefully you’ve been to Blue Mountain Brewery – 12-13 minutes west of Crozet in Afton.

Blue Mountain Brewery

Introducing Devils’ Backbone BreweryGoogle says they’re 52 minutes away … I might make the trip this weekend – for journalistic purposes, of course.

Read more at C-Ville and cVillain.

Devil's Backbone Brewery

Could this dream come to fruition? (from the C-Ville article)

Devil’s’ General Manager Chris Trotter tells us that Crandall and friends granted a portion of the site back to Nelson County for the possible purpose of building a skate park. “The plan is to make this area the Virginia Jackson Hole,” says Trotter, who is referring, of course, to über cool resort town Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which is beloved almost as much for its dining, entertaining and non-skiing recreations as it is for its amazing slopes and powder.