Backpacker Magazine recently recommended Dragon's Tooth and Olde Salem Brewing as a top beer-and-trail pairing in a digital article titled, "3 Trail to Taproom Hikes to Take This Fall." The piece's author, Erica Zazo, came to Virginia's Blue Ridge in 2018 to hike the Appalachian Trail's Virginia Triple Crown and explore the region's craft brewing scene. 

The following is an excerpt from the piece:

"At the top, the trail's namesake - a 35-foot quartzite spire - juts dramatically skyward. A body-width crack up the back of the "tooth" leads you to views of the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains fading into distant shades of indigo."

You don't have to wait until Fall to experience these spectacular views and brews though. Read the full piece online at Backpacker to start planning your excursion today.