About Us

Hand crafted, home grown

Set at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge mountains, our brewery and taproom is a hard place to leave. Come by and enjoy a beer with your view . . . as needed.

Our Story

Beer with a view.

Go ahead, call it a mid-life crisis. We’d like to think we’re just two best friends who wanted to share a side-project. Andrew Messina, a fraternity brother at Tulane University way back in 1989 and myself, Dr. John Schoeb, sought to create a place for friends – old and new – to catch up and enjoy great beer and a view. What used to be the Crozet Moose Lodge 2164 is now a vibrant and welcoming brewery we call Pro Re Nata. This place is for you, as needed. Come on by, doctor’s orders.


Meet the Brewmaster

Brad Hulewicz Head Brewer

Growing up in San Diego, Brad got his start in the craft beer industry by volunteering at a few of the many local breweries. After transitioning East, Brad won 3 Great American Beer Festival medals under the tutelage of Bill Madden and Charlie Buettner at Mad Fox Brewing Company. As Pro Re Nata’s Brewmaster, Brad’s Old Trail Pale Ale gold-medaled at the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild in 2016. He’s got the recipe to cure whatever ails you … and it goes down easy.


Meet The Staff


General Manager

Hire Date: March 2019

Favorite Beer: Poohbah when it comes out in the fall and Beans Deep Coffee Stout all year long!



Hire Date: October 2015

Favorite Beer Style(s): Sours in the summer, Belgians in the spring and fall and Stouts in the winter.



Hire Date: January 2016

Favorite Beer (Style): English Barleywine



Hire Date: September 2015

Favorite Beer (Style): Bourbon Barrel Stouts