Follow Your Compass to Seven Arrows Brewing

Follow Your Compass to Seven Arrows Brewing
Seven Arrows Brewing
2508 Jefferson Highway | Waynesboro, Virginia
(540) 221-6969
www.sevenarrowsbrewing.com

Seven Arrows Brewing opened in Waynesboro, Virginia in the fall of 2014. Owners Aaron and Melissa Allen opened Augusta County’s first microbrewery in a renovated space along Route 250.

Owner and head brewer Aaron is a chemical engineer and avid homebrewer. He worked at MillerCoors as a Senior Process Engineer and pursued formal brewing certification with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. He is currently working towards the completion of all Master Brewer certification requirements.

Owner and president Melissa has a love for customer service. She has a B.S. in Software Engineering and an MBA from James Madison University.

Exterior

The pair was inspired by a Native American blessing when naming the brewery that references the creator, the earth, the four directions, and back to the creator. The brewery’s logo is a compass rose, which signifies not only the four directions, but also the four main ingredients in beer.

The taproom at Seven Arrows features a large horseshoe-shaped bar, tons of tables, and a seating area with couches by a fireplace. There is also a small outdoor deck with additional seating and a large grass area with picnic tables.

Beer

The beers on tap during our visit included…

Core Arrow Brews

  • Sinistral Wheat – 5.2% ABV Bavarian-style Wheat
  • Eventide IPA – 7.3% ABV American-style IPA

  • Aurora Pils – 6% ABV Bohemian Pilsener
  • Boreal Amber – 5.6% ABV American Amber Ale

Seasonal Brew

  • Spindrift Maibock – 7.2% ABV Spring Seasonal

Rotational Brews

  • Imperial Alt – 6.6% ABV German-style Brown Ale
  • Sundog Milk Stout  – 5.8% ABV Milk Stout
  • Hawksbill Helles – 5.1% ABV German-style Lager
  • Nock Point Saison – 8.5% ABV Saison

Lab Tap Brews

  • Virginia Amber Lager – 4.9% ABV Lager with local ingredients
  • Spartan Imperial IPA – 9.5% ABV Imperial IPA
  • Maelstrom Red – 6.1% ABV Red Ale

 

Three different flights are available. The Compass Sampler includes the Core Arrow Brews and Seasonal Brew, the Creator Sampler includes the Rotational Brews and Lab Tap Brews, and the Custom Sampler includes any 5 beers.

Beers are also available in growlers to go. Growler fills range from $8 to $18 depending on the beer style.

Locals can also join the free Brew Club, which allows you to earn points towards koozies, bottle opener key chains, discounts off pints, growler fills, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. Members also receive special invitations to events.

Taps

The brewery features different local food trucks, and also allows visitors to bring their own food into the taproom. The taproom is open Monday 4 to 9 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 4 to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 12 to 11 PM, and Sunday 12 to 9 PM.

As the Seven Arrows team says, “Follow your own compass,” and perhaps it will lead you to Waynesboro!

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