The exquisite vineyards of Napa Valley are world-renowned, but did you know that there’s more to this slice of paradise than just wine tasting? Nestled amidst the rolling hills and charming chateaus are some truly incredible beers. We’ve got you covered for those who enjoy a cold pint of meticulously brewed beer and a bite to eat around Downtown Napa.
1. Fieldwork Brewing Company
- Price: $
- Address: 1046 McKinstry St, Napa, CA
- Website: Fieldworkbrewing.com
- What to order: The Hook & Loop Light Lager or the Space Maze Northeast IPA.
Fieldwork Brewing Co. is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Napa, within the vibrant Oxbow Public Market, and a must-visit Napa Valley brewery.
The tap list at Fieldwork Brewing Co. is ever-changing, promising you new, intriguing flavors with every visit. We’re pretty blown away by the variety of their beer styles. Among their almost 30 beers on tap, you can enjoy refreshing lagers, fruity sour beers, West Coast IPAs, New England IPAs, and several different dark beers.
The ambiance at Fieldwork Brewing Company is super laid-back; they’re family-friendly, have indoor/outdoor seating, are pet-friendly, and have various games outside to keep you entertained.
2. Trade Brewing
- Price: $
- Address: 731 1st St, Napa, CA
- Website: Tradebrewing.com
- What to order: Juicy IPA
Whether you love breweries, have grown tired of wine, or are simply looking to change it up, Trade Brewing offers a refreshing change of pace.
This locally-owned craft brewery has a fun, casual atmosphere with a carefully curated beer list. While the local favorites are the Juicy and Hatchet IPAs, they also have a few other styles of beer, ciders, seltzers, wine, and some good non-alcoholic options too.
If you’re hungry, you can enjoy pub fare and hot dogs from the Trade Brewing Kitchen, or you’re welcome to bring in food from any of the surrounding local businesses to enjoy with your brews.
Trade Brewing is dog friendly, has a large, beautiful beer garden with games like cornhole, and frequently has live music.
3. St. Clair Brown Winery & Brewery
- Price: $$$
- Address: 816 Vallejo St, Napa, CA
- Website: St.ClairBrown.com
- What to order: Sample their rotating taster flight.
St. Clair Brown offers the best of both worlds – an urban winery and nano-brewery. The mastermind behind the operation, Elaine St. Claire, brews various small-batch brews to make delicious, balanced beers with a more traditional approach.
By appointment only, you can sample their handcrafted beers in their beautiful garden setting, complete with edible landscapes and a greenhouse turned tasting room.
In the spirit of small-batch brewing, this Napa Valley brewery only has three rotating taps of beer at a time, and the rest of their brews are available for purchase in bottles. But even with limited options, it’s certainly worth a visit for the delicious beers and a lovely outdoor setting reminiscent of the Garden of Eden.
4. Mad Fritz
- Price: $$$
- Address: 393 La Fata St, St Helena, CA
- Website: MadFritz.com
- What to order: The Zodiac IPA and Jupiter and the Camel Pilsner Lager.
If you’re seeking out truly unique and expertly crafted beer in Napa Valley, you’ll want to pay a visit to Mad Fritz.
This Napa Valley brewery stands out not only for its quality craft beers but also for its unique terroir approach to brewing.
In their beer making process, they use a malt house, hop kiln, and even bring in unique water sources for each beer. Some of the beers they currently have are The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing Dunkel Roggen Ale, a Graff Ale, and The Tortoise and The Eagle Marzen Lager.
By making an appointment in their Napa Valley tasting room, you can enjoy an array of distinctive beers that echo the flavors of Napa Valley.
5. Napa Palisades Beer Company
- Price: $$
- Address: 1000 Main St, Suite 100, Napa, CA
- Website: NapaPalisades.com
- What to order: The Loco IPA, Red Lager, and a Beet Salad.
Napa Palisades Beer Company is home to the self-proclaimed “Beer Guys in Wine Country” and is one of the best Napa Valley breweries.
Known for its sports bar vibe, Napa Palisades Beer Company offers a diverse selection of beer and hearty American fare. Their Chorizo Fries, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and tasty Beet Salad are just a few of their menu offerings. Their taproom is perfect for catching a game while sipping on a tasty local brew.
With 30 beers on tap, Napa Palisades houses not only their own creations but also some other local craft beers. Some of the most popular of their own brews include the Loco Ipa, Red Lager, and Crazy Hazy.
If you’re looking for somewhere in Napa that’s a bit more casual and has delicious beer and food, add Napa Palisades Saloon to your list.
6. Downtown Joe’s
- Price: $$
- Address: 902 Main St, Napa, California
- Website: DowntownJoe’s.com
- What to order: The Lazy Summer American Wheat Beer and a burger.
Downtown Joe’s Brewery. is a lively place to enjoy fresh, locally brewed beer and classic American cuisine. It’s been a beloved local spot for decades, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring Napa Valley.
Downtown Joe’s historic brewery dates all the way back to the 1800s. Today, they brew some of the tastiest beers in Napa, including pale ales, stouts, ambers, hoppy IPAs, porters, wheat beers, and a fun mix of seasonal brews. Some of the real showstoppers from Downtown Joe’s are the Lazy Summer American Wheat Beer, Golden Ribbon Pale Ale, and the Raspberry Blonde.
The atmosphere at Downtown Joe’s is second to none. A view overlooking the Napa River provides an inviting and relaxed setting to savor these brews. Frequent live music and friendly service add to the venue’s charm, creating a lively, enjoyable atmosphere that mirrors the upbeat spirit of Napa Valley.
In addition to great views and even better beers, this family-friendly restaurant has incredible food. They’ve even been voted Napa’s best burger, so be sure to try either their Bacon Jam Burger, Uptown Turkey Burger, or Black & Blue Bison Burger.
7. Napa Valley Brewing Company
- Price: $$
- Address: 1250 Lincoln Ave, Calistoga, CA 94515
- Website: CallistogaInnBrewery.com
- What to order: The American Wheat Ale and West Coast IPA.
Located at the Calistoga Inn, the Napa Valley Brewing Company has brewed unique craft beers since 1987. The outdoor beer garden is a must-visit in good weather, perfect for sipping beer while taking in picturesque surroundings.
This amazing Napa Valley brewery likes to stick to the classics. They brew five primary beers, American Wheat Ale, Palisades Pilsner, Calistoga Red Ale, West Coast I.P.A. & Blue Collar Porter, and a few seasonal brews.
Napa Valley Brewing Company has a beautiful, seasonal spacious beer garden, quaint indoor seating area, and a sophisticated yet welcoming ambiance.
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