Beautiful Dirt Farm Brewing: Brews and Views in Northern VA

Updated on November 7, 2023 by Julie McCool

Dirt Farm Brewing combines two favorite things—excellent craft beer and a stunning view of the Virginia countryside. The brewery has a huge outdoor patio and lawn to relax with a beer and soak up the views from the hills of Bluemont Virginia. A stop at Dirt Farm, combined with local nature and small-town fun, makes a perfect day trip from Washington DC.

In 2022 Dirt Farm Brewing added even more seating with that same great view, plus a stage for bands. And in 2023 the brewery opened a dirt road that connects it to neighboring Bluemont Vineyards. Now you can visit both the brewery and winery without having to drive down and back up the mountain.

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Plan a day trip or weekend getaway with our guide to Fantastic Things to Do in Bluemont Virginia. Want to make your Dirt Farm Brewing visit a longer getaway? Guests can rent the Dirt Farm Brewer's Cottage and stay right on the property. And there are many other great vacation rentals in and near Bluemont. For example, rent the beautiful cottage at Windswept Inn and you are just 5 minutes from the brewery.

About Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont Virginia

Dirt Farm is a farm brewery in western Loudoun County at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The brewery occupies part of the land the Zurschmeide family has been farming for over 40 years. The name is a nod to three generations of farming heritage.

The family also owns Great Country Farms, the first business on the property, and the popular winery Bluemont Vineyard. All three businesses reflect the family's dedication to farming in Loudoun County.

Our 3 acre hop yard of Cascade, Chinook, Centenninal, and Nugget is established and about 10 acres of 6 row thoroughbred barley. We continue to plant in effort to produce the best Loudoun VA malt. This past fall we harvested Dirt Farm’s own yeast strain. Beers like Tart 31, Som Peach and our Pumpkin Ale utilize traditional fruit and veggies from our very own, Great Country Farms. — Dirt Farm Brewing

Dirt Farm Brewing logo
Dirt Farm Brewing logo

The farm feeling hits as soon as you turn down the happily named Foggy Bottom Road, a narrow country drive that leads to the brewery, winery, and farm store. Turn right at the big Dirt Farm sign.

The paved road passes fruit orchards and vineyards as it climbs steeply uphill. While the road is steep, it is paved and easy to maneuver.

Parking begins on the right at the top of the hill and extends down into the woods. It's a little haphazard but we've always been able to find a spot. There is more parking up the hill, behind the brewery.

If you enter Dirt Farm's building from the back you'll pass a cozy seating area with a big outdoor fireplace. This is a nice spot to relax if you don't mind being away from the view. There's also a front entrance from the patio.

Fireplace in the back entrance to Dirt Farm
Dirt Farm Brewing fireplace

A beautiful stone building anchors the main building at the brewery. Inside, there is a front area with seating, a central area where you order drinks and beer, and a back section with a few tables and access to the restrooms. The lines can get long on a busy weekend, but there are four tellers so the line moves fast.

Dirt Farm Brewing stone building
Dirt Farm Brewing building
Indoor seating at Dirt Farm
Dirt Farm Brewing front area seating.

The front side of the building is dominated by a beautiful, large stone patio. This is our favorite area to hang out with a beer, especially on a gorgeous day in Northern Virginia.

There is plenty of seating—a mix of picnic tables and cafe chairs—and lots of room to spread out.

Dirt Farm Brewing Patio in Bluemont Virginia
Dirt Farm Brewing Patio

Next to the top patio are open grassy areas dotted with picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. There are nice spots for brewery-loving couples as well as areas where families can let the littles play.

Adirondack Chairs and View at Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont Virginia
Adirondack Chairs Dirt Farm Brewing

Next to and below the patio are two more rows of seating, added in 2022. Below that you'll find a few more Adirondack chairs then a sloping lawn down to the stage. These are all great options when the patio is crowded.

Dirt Farm Brewing Seating Areas
Dirt Farm Brewing Seating Areas

No matter where you sit, you can enjoy the incredible view. On a clear day, you can easily see Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland, the buildings of Tysons Corner, distant mountains, and the Virginia Piedmont stretching to the horizon. In summer, the view is filled with green, bright foliage dots the panorama in fall, and a quieter palette takes over in winter.

Virginia Piedmont winter view in Bluemont Virginia
Winter View, Dirt Farm Brewing

Beer and Food at Dirt Farm Brewing

Dirt Farm offers a mix of staple and seasonal craft beers in a wide range of flavors. Our favorites include the Straw Golden Ale, the Scott Brown Ale, and the seasonal Pumpkin Ale. The Tart 31 Cherry Ale is both tasty and highly photogenic, and there are plenty of other IPAs and Ales to choose from.

Stout and Cherry Ale at Dirt Farm in Bluemont VA
Stout and Cherry Ale at Dirt Farm Brewing

There is a small but tasty menu on offer at Dirt Farm, and they do not allow outside food, picnics, or coolers on the property. We really like the flatbreads, and the chef kindly swapped shrimp for sausage on our order. We've also had the pepperoni and it was very tasty and filling.

Flatbread and beer on the patio in Bluemont VA
Flatbread and beer at Dirt Farm Brewing

If you're heading to Dirt Farm on the weekend, check their calendar for special events which may include new beer releases, live entertainment, and food specials.

Things to Do Near Dirt Farm and Tips for Your Visit

Some of our favorite things to do in Loudoun County are close to Dirt Farm Brewing. Combine one of these stops with your brewery visit and you'll have the makings of a perfect day trip.

Relaxing during a Bears Den Overlook hike
Bears Den Overlook Near Dirt Farm Brewing

Here are a few tips to help you plan your visit to Dirt Farm Brewing.

  • The driveway to the brewery is paved but very steep. Use caution and keep an eye out for approaching traffic when you enter and leave the brewery.
  • Dirt Farm is very kid-friendly, with lots of outdoor space on and near the patio, on the hill in front of the big patio wall, and on a side hill filled with picnic tables. The hillside location can be steep for little ones to navigate on foot, but that's part of the fun.
  • The brewery is also dog-friendly as long as dogs are kept on a leash.
  • Check the calendar for special weekend events throughout the year including pig roasts, music, and other fun celebrations. Follow them on social media for the latest info (links below).
  • The Tap Room is open daily from noon to 7:00, until 9:00 on Friday, 11:00 to 7:00 on weekends.
  • Visit during happy hour, Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 – 5:00, for half price pints.
  • Dirt Farm Brewing is about 60 miles west of Washington DC at 18701 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Virginia.
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Enjoy craft beer and gorgeous views at Dirt Farm Brewing in Northern Virginia, a perfect day trip from Washington DC
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