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 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  craft beers. We have live on music on weekends and social events on the weekdays, so check out our Events calendar and plan a visit.

​In 2012 the first Brewery opened in this historic warehouse , with two business attempts it was unsuccessful. James River Brewery reopened in 2015 with new owners/management team, new brewers as well as a renovated taproom and beer garden. Our flagship JRB 3.0, is a wink to JRB’s recent past and our commitment to the future. 

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

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