We recently checked out one of the newest breweries to join the beer scene here in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region: Olde Salem Brewing Company. The brewery opened up at the end of November in downtown Salem. The brewery renovated an old building that according to the brewery’s website was an appliance store for a very long time. The feel of the renovated space is historic and the chandeliers remind me of medieval times. I loved all of the exposed brick. There is something just fun about being in a renovated historic building, especially a brewery. I think it adds a ton to the already cute downtown Salem and I think they chose an excellent location.
The day we went, the place was PACKED. There was a good mix of people of all ages, everyone eager to check out the new brewery. We didn’t have to wait very long for a beer and the person behind the counter was very helpful and helped us choose what we wanted.
The beers were great and although the place was pretty full, the vibe was chill. The only thing I didn’t like was when we were there they weren’t offering flights just yet. But in their defense, we went only a few days after they first opened their doors.
Check them out:
21 E Main Street
Salem, VA, 24153