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Local Brew Happenings:
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
Wednesday, April 2: Sin & Vinyl Night - Wednesday nights bring your vinyl or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room. It’s also SIN (Service Industry Night) at OBC on Wed nights, so if you work in the restaurant, hospitality or service industry, you get 50% OFF EVERYTHING.
Thursday, April 3: It’s the first Thursday of the month, which means. Trivia Night at OBC! Games begin at 5:30, but please be early if you wish to play. It’ll cost a dollar per person to participate, and there are all sorts of prizes up for grabs. Our own Brian Mandeville runs it, and we promise you, it’s a ton of fun. It’s also Thirsty Thursday, so everything is 30% off - Draughts, flights, growler fills, merch, everything. And if that wasn’t enough, we will also have CXB BBQ & Eats serving up some seriously delicious, finger-lickin’ food in the tap room. Make sure you come out for this!
Friday, April 4: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS. TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by Dan Pellegrino (singer/songwriter), and Delicious street food by Lucky Peach (wraps, salads, sandwiches).
Saturday, April 5: 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 week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by the Kelsey Vivien band (rock, pop, and jazz), and tasty street food by Pizza Bella Vista (authentic Neapolitan pizza).
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
7 beers on tap including seasonals; Safety Dance Pilsner, Cowcatcher Milk Stout and new Jr. Coffee Porter. See you soon!
Wednesday, April 2: Firkin this Wednesday - We will have a special cask-conditioned beer in the tasting room on Wednesday. Murphy’s Law with Cluster and Strisselspalt hops! Cask ale, or real ale as it is sometimes called, is beer which has not been filtered or pasteurized; it is alive! The beer is transferred straight from the fermenter into the cask along with some priming sugar. The yeast consumes the sugars to produce carbonation and complex flavors. The cask we are using is called a firkin and holds 10.79 gallons of beer. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, April 2: Trivia Night with Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theater, 6:00pm
Thursday, April 3: Beer Release - Smartmouth/Green Flash Collaboration Brew!
Friday, April 4: Delicious food from Karnage Asada Food Truck.
Saturday, April 5: Delicious food from Bro’s Fish Tacos.
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. 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! Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm
Now there’s Fire At Sea smoked coffee Porter! With the addition of Fire At Sea, we’ll have 9 beers on tap: Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Hoptopus, Fire At Sea, Diablo Rojo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Friday, April 4: Hoppy Friday with discounts on drafts, and a Food truck starting at 3pm.
Saturday, April 5: Plan on a special cask being tapped and another great food truck serving 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
Now serving 5 Beers on Draft! New Recruit Honey Blonde Ale, Pineapple Grenade Heffeweizen, Semper FI.P.A. Citra Hopped India Pale Ale, Big Red Rye a Rye India Pale Ale, and finally Jet Noise Double IPA! Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, Brand New Taproom (614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Thu 3-10pm, Fri-Sat 3pm-12am, Sun 12n - 8pm (sneak preview hours subject to change) Serving our classic ‘False Cape Ale’, as well as ‘Beach Cruiser’ Pale Ale, and a smooth Porter, plus 3 new beers! IPA, Belgium Blonde, American Strong Ale.
**Look for our Grand Opening this Month (26 April?!?)
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, Nut Brown, Imperial Pale, Imperial IPA, or Larry’s Lemonade!
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
** Next Week: 43 Hours of Bitter - Tue, 8 April - Sat, 12 April; Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter!
Tuesday, April 1: Cards for Humanity!!
Wednesday, April 2: Wednesday Nights Beer Education - We feature special tappings of rare beer, we pour crazy bottles by the glass, hold Steal the Pint nights, and we even sometime incorporate food into it!
Friday, April 4: 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!
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.
Wed - Wine Down Wednesday, 50% off select bottles
Thu - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 pints of Virginia Craft Beers
Live music Wed-Sat nights: April 2 - Bryan Dunn, April 3 - Borderline Crazy Trio, April 4 - Mike Proffitt and Dana Silvercloud, April 5 - Bryan Dunn and David Mills, April 6 -Open Mic Night
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454) Hours: 7 days 7am 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.
Special On Tap: Stillwater Folklore, Teach’s Oyster Stout, and Mad River’s Steelhead Double IPA
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
Thursday, April 3: Craft Beer Night - We feature a specially selected rotating limited release draft beer list which is 50% off from 4 - 9 pm.
Friday, April 4: Ladies Night
Saturday, April 5: Locals Night, 15% off with proof, Live music by Nature’s Child