Proud sponsor of the Fluvanna Marauders 2017 Traveling Baseball Team

As of July 1, 2018, JRB allows friendly dogs, on leashes, in our Tasting Room.


Dog Friendly Brewery

James River Brewery is located in a 19th century brick tobacco warehouse in small-town, historic Scottsville, Virginia. Situated on a horseshoe bend in the James River, Scottsville and its history is intertwined with the James: from a flat-bottomed river batteau or canal boat in the past centuries to present-day tubing and recreational fishing.

In its logo, setting, and the names of the beers, JRB honors the River and the past. Scottsville’s three Valley Street restaurants deliver food to the brewery, so patrons can relax in the beer garden alongside Mink Creek or in the taproom and enjoy burgers, pizza, barbeque or seafood while drinking JRB beers. We have live on music most weekends, so check out our Events calendar and plan a visit.

​A brewery first opened in the warehouse in 2012, but the first two business attempts were not successful. James River Brewery reopened in 2015 with a new owner/management team, new brewers as well as a renovated taproom and beer garden. Our flagship IPA, JRB 3.0, is a wink to JRB’s recent past (and the earlier two IPAs) and our commitment to the future.