Weekend Tidewater Virginia Brew Happenings for 21-23 March
Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
Local Brew Happenings:
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, Tasting Room (West Ghent: 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 23507) Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Fri 4:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00pm * Sat - Discounted Growler Fills from 12-2pm * Sat - Free Brewery tours on the hour
Friday, March 21: New Jr. Coffee Porter Release! - With a name like Porter, a guy’s destiny has to be about beer. Porter’s the fourth good man in his family to carry the name. We’re honoring these gentlemen one-by-one with a uniquely crafted porter, and this year’s nod goes to Porter Hardy, Jr., AKA Grandpop. It features the delicious coffee essence of Marsh Mud, Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Company’s award-winning cold brew coffee. A mahogany beer with a smooth creamy head, Jr. is chock-full of roastiness from highly kilned wheat and two infusions of Marsh Mud. Its nutty undertones complement Waldorf salad, mushroom risotto or pecan pie. Jamie & Kristen Willis from Eastern Shore Coastal Roasters will be here to christen the new beer on Friday evening. Please come out to meet them! We will also be selling bags of ESCR coffee in the tasting room while this beer is on tap. And there’ll be delicious food from CXB BBQ.
Saturday, March 22: Were you going to Tapped at the Ted this Saturday? Are you bummed it got canceled? Well no fear! Tapped at Smartmouth Beer is here! This Saturday 12-7pm- come on out to Smartmouth Brewing Co. for a party! 2 food trucks- Bro’s Fish Tacos LLC, and Malbon’s BBQ “The Flying Pig”, Live music from Dalton LeVora , and a new brew will be casked!!
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, Taproom (521 W. 25th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517) Taproom Hours: Wed-Fri 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00pm
Friday, March 21: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS. TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This Friday we welcome to the tasting room: Kings of Ukulele (beach, classic uke, reggae) and Hearth & Peel Pizza (real made-to-order wood-fired pizzas).
Saturday, March 22: On Saturdays we open at noon. At 2pm and 3pm we host free 30-minute tours of the brewery, and from 4 to 7pm we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers. This Saturday we welcome to the tasting room: Honorary Girl (upbeat pop-py indie rock), and CXB BBQ & Eats.
BEACH BREWING COMPANY,(Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453) Beach Brewing Company operates a production microbrewery and taproom in Virginia Beach, VA. We’re proud of what we create here and love nothing more than sharing our passion with others. Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm
Beach Brewing 2.0! It’s finally time! We’ve been hard at work the past few months preparing our new facility and taproom; we’re incredibly excited to finally be able to share it with you!
Friday, March 21: Hoppy Friday. Last batch of Diablo Rojo Imperial Red Rye, as well as a fresh batch of Riptide, plus a brand new beer, Zephyr Rye Session Ale hitting the taps! Zephyr weighs in at 4.0% ABV, 22 IBU and has a rye kick balanced with additions of Simcoe hops. Great Local Food from Karnage Asada starting at 3pm.
Saturday, March 22: Plan on a special cask being tapped - Zephyr with fresh honeydew melon and papaya! and another great local food truck - Hearth & Peel serving made-to-order wood-fired pizzas from 12-4pm.
YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453) High Speed - High Quality. Veteran Owned and Operated. Tasting Hours: Sun-Thu 1500-2030, Fri-Sat 1500-2300
Pineapple Grenade is BACK ON DRAFT with New Recruit Honey Blonde, Semper FI.P.A. and Night Vision American Stout! Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!
Friday, March 21: Food truck - Bro’s Fish Tacos.
ST. GEORGE BREWING COMPANY, (204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666) Tap Room Hours: Mon-Fri 3 - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm. Retail and Tastings Mon through Sat. Taco Tuesdays. Brewery Tours Wed through Sat. Chili Friday Fires: Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food, fires and Live Music.
Starting in April it will be called FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS and we are super stoked about it. We are putting together the schedule now and will post it as soon as all of the dates are filled. Not only share this but please make this a topic of discussion at work because there is nothing better that starting your weekend off with food trucks and beer….it’s a match made in heaven or Hampton if you’re a local!
On Tap: Spring Lager, Black Forest, English IPA, Scotch, Porter, Imperial Pale and Larry’s Lemonade on tap, plus a few surprises! Maybe a new Imperial IPA?!?
Friday, March 21: Chili Friday Fires, w/Stuft serving *CHORTACO DE ALAMBRE $4- A flour tortilla stuft with chicken, chorizo, bacon, pineapple, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and queso fresco, and *CHORRITO DE ALAMBRE $10- The burrito version!
Other Local Brew specials:
THE BIRCH BAR, (West Ghent: 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507) A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese! Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00pm - 12:00am, Fri-Sat 3:00pm - 2:00am
Friday Nights: Pairing Menu - A way to offer a bridge between our beer menu and our cheese! The pairings can be ordered individually or they can be ordered together as a flight! Don’t miss this great BFM beer and cheese match up! Available all night! Also offering a BFM Bon Chien flight! Weekend Happy Hour starts at 3pm goes tip 5pm!
TAPPED GASTROPUB, (East Hilltop: 1550 Laskin Rd #198, Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Open daily 11:00 am - 1:30 am Do-it-yourself Draught Tables to practice your perfect pour. Choose from our selection of local microbrews and enjoy a new favorite beer you can’t find anywhere else.
Live music Fri-Sat nights: 3/21-Lewis McGehee, 3/22-Jackson Lebeau
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454) Hours: 7 days 8am to 9pm An organic coffee bar and pub serving fresh-brewed organic coffee, seven local and craft beers on tap, wines by the glass and delicious pub food, including breakfast all day. Located in the front of the store, The Porch also features refillable growlers, mix-a-six custom six-pack program, weekly dinner specials and a NEW cheese platter menu.
HAMPTON TAPHOUSE, (Downtown: 17 E. Queen’s Way, Hampton VA 23669) Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am, Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am The Taphouse…the “Acme of Beer Since 1984”. Long before the micro revolution, the Taphouse was serving up pint after pint of American and world craft brews. Our Hampton location has 37 constantly rotating draught selections and hundreds of bottles to choose from. Belgians are our prides, trappists, abbeys, and other merry monk quaffers will surely entertain. Our food….not pub grub….stands up to any kitchen, anywhere.
Saturday 22 March: Live Music w/The Sean Petersen Experiment and Uglyography
11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront, On the Boardwalk, 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer. Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri - Sat 11:30am-1:30am, Sun 11:30am-12:00am
Friday 21 March: Ladies Night, w/ Live Music - Rip Chord
Saturday 22 March: Locals Night, 15% off with proof, Live Music - The Audio Affair