Frequently Asked Questions
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We are located in the Ice House complex at 217 S Liberty St #105, close to the corner of S Liberty St and W Bruce St in Harrisonburg, Virginia. When driving South on S Liberty St, we are on the right just before you reach the Harrisonburg Farmers Market at Turner Pavilion on the left and the Daily News Record on the right. Pale Fire Brewing Company is at the end of a paved turnaround. We are walking distance from all the shops and restaurants that downtown has to offer.
Hours of Operation
We are a tasting room for a production craft brewery so we don’t have a kitchen or full menu. We sell snack items from Route 11 Potato Chips (Mount Jackson, VA), Chelsea’s Spicy Pretzels (Henrico, VA), Whitley’s Peanut Factory (Hayes, VA), and Bittersweet Bakery Cheese Crackers (Harrisonburg, VA).
We have an open food policy. Nearby restaurants Food.Bar.Food, BoBoKo, and Rocktown Kitchen offer exclusive delivery to our Tap Room whenever their kitchens are open! GiddyUp! Courier delivers food from several other local restaurants, too. Customers are also welcome to carry or order in their own food.
Our location does not offer much private parking, but there are plenty of options within walking distance. If walking is an issue, we have a paved turnaround in the front where you can drop off passengers at the door. All city owned parking is free, but time-limited. The nearest parking for the Tap Room is available at:
- Ice House 30 Minute Parking (127 W Bruce St)
- Municipal Lot (between S Liberty St & S Main St)
- Parking Deck (between W Water St & W Bruce St)
- JMU Ice House Lot (164 W Bruce St), not available Mon-Fri 7:30am-5:30pm
As of July 2018, the Virginia Department of Agriculture allows dogs inside brewery tasting rooms, however we will remain dog friendly only on our outdoor patio (this rule does not apply to service animals assisting individuals). We offer table service so you don’t have to worry about leaving your pet unattended while getting a beer.
For the safety and comfort of all our customers, dogs must be friendly to humans and other dogs. They also must be on a leash and under their owner’s control at all times.
Growlers & Beer To Go
You can take Pale Fire beer home with you in one of our 64oz logo growlers! Already have a growler? We’ll fill most 64oz or 32oz growlers you bring with you. Discount fills available: Mon-Thurs 1-6pm | Fri-Sat 1-3pm | Sun 1-9pm
We have 12oz bottle six-packs and cases (24 bottles) of Deadly Rhythm Pale Ale and Salad Days American Saison. Arrant India Pale Ale and others are occasionally available in 16oz can four-packs.
Purchase a Keg
We sell kegs out of the Tap Room, but as of right now we can’t guarantee a specific style or size. If you are interested, please contact our Tap Room at (540) 217-5452 or email us for more information.
Private Events & Large Group Reservations
Interested in having your next event or gathering at Pale Fire? We can accommodate and assist in the coordination of large gatherings or private events for groups as large as 140 people. Find more information on our Event Rental & Reservations page.
Yes! If you’d like to try everything we brew or you just can’t decide on one then you can get a flight! All our beers are available in individual 4oz sample pours or a flight of five beers (4oz each) of your choice. 10oz and 16oz pours are also available.
We offer a rotating flavor of kombucha on draft from Blue Ridge Bucha (Nellysford, VA), Snowing in Space nitro cold brew coffee (Charlottesville, VA) La Croix sparkling water, plus a variety of soft drinks (Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barritt’s Ginger Beer & Abita Root Beer).
Wine, Cider, & Gluten Free
We do not currently offer or have plans to produce a gluten free beer. Also, Virginia ABC law prevents us from selling alcoholic beverages that we do not produce, such as wine and cider. We have non-alcoholic options available that are gluten free.
We don’t currently offer regularly scheduled tours of the brewery, but you can see most of our operation from the Tap Room through three large windows.
We currently have live music on Thursdays (and occasionally other days). If you’re interested in playing at Pale Fire, please contact us. Any future live music or events can be found on our Events page or on Facebook.
The soundtrack to our Tap Room is a selection of playlists with 96 songs each. We challenged our friends to select 96 (and only 96) of their favorite tunes and create a playlist specifically for use at Pale Fire. Needless to say, we were pleased with the results. Follow us on Spotify and listen for yourself!
Tap Room Hours
Monday1pm - 11pm
Tuesday1pm - 11pm
Wednesday1pm - 11pm
Thursday1pm - 11pm
Friday1pm - 11pm
Saturday1pm - 11pm
Sunday1pm - 9pm