Roger and Christine Knoell started this brewery as the first step toward an ultimate goal of creating a farm brewery. So in 2011 they began planning this adventure, to begin on a small scale, to learn as they go, with minimal risk, and very little infrastructure. In 2012, Barnhouse Brewery opened to the public with a 16-seat tasting room underneath the back of the Knoell’s private residence in Lucketts, Virginia. The response to the quality of the beers was overwhelming. So planning began in 2014 to open a farm brewery under the newly passed Virginia farm brewery laws in order to expand the brewery and tasting room capacities. In late 2014, the Knoell’s purchased an 18-acre farmette, also in Lucketts, Virginia, and temporarily suspending business operations as the new facility was being built. Rob Larrick joined the Knoell’s as a member of Barnhouse Brewery in 2016 and our focus was placed solely on completing the new facility and opening to the public. Barnhouse Brewery re-opened on May 7, 2016.
Our goals are simple ones: Brew great beer that people like, meet and get to know the people that drink your beer, use local ingredients when possible, and provide a setting that people will enjoy and want to come back to again. To meet these goals, we brew small, handcrafted batches supporting the craft beer enthusiast and regional community. We invite you to our farm brewery and tasting room to enjoy these great beers. We will be open on a varying weekend schedule, so please check the website Home page for hours.
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