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 or three with your view.

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.

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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.

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Meet The Bar Staff

Ali

Bartender

Hire Date:
January 2016

Favorite Beer (Style): English Barleywine

Mike

Bartender

Hire Date:
September 2015

Favorite Beer (Style): Bourbon Barrel Stouts

Jonathan

Bartender

Hire Date:
October 2015

Favorite Beer Style(s):

Sours in the summer, Belgians in the spring and fall and Stouts in the winter.