We believe great beer is a gift and have been sharing our gift since 1999 when Starr Hill was founded by Master Brewer Mark Thompson in Charlottesville, Va. He found the perfect spot- a historic storefront on Main Street that was once home to the state of Virginia’s first craft brewing operation. In September 1999, Mark re-opened the doors and introduced “Starr Hill” Brewery. Named after the local neighborhood, the brewery shared its historic building with the legendary Starr Hill Music Hall, and it was there that Mark’s delicious craft beers became a favorite to visiting beer lovers, musicians, and music fans from around the world. In 2005, in response to the growing demand, Mark moved to a larger brewing facility several miles outside of town, nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nineteen prestigious awards later, Mark’s brews continue to be a hit at beer and music festivals nationwide.