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Local Brew Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, Taproom (**211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517) Taproom Hours: Wed-Fri 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00pm
Our Six Flagship Beers on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, Norfolk Canyon pale ale, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, as well as seasonals and small specialty batches
Saturday, May 31 - O’Connoroo!!! New Brewery Grand Opening! Ribbon-cutting ceremony with the mayor at 2pm, plus: Red carpet, brewery tours, photo booth, shuffleboard, cornhole, bounce castle, event-exclusive beers, free swag, and more.
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
Smartmouth’s three flagship beers (Murphy’s Law amber ale, Alter Ego saison, and Rule G IPA) are now available in crafty 12-ounce cans.
8 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Sommer Fling German hefeweizen, the New Dream Day hoppy American wheat, Jr. coffee porter, Notch 9 double IPA, and the Green Flash collaboration beer - Man Crush saison. See you soon!
Wednesday, May 28 - Tasting Room, Firkin this Wednesday - Bandwagon Pale Ale with centennial hops and lemon peel! 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!
Thursday, May 29 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ Street Tacos food truck.
Thursday, May 29 - Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Sunsets on the River, 6-9 pm.
Friday, May 30 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck.
Saturday, May 31 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Malbon Brothers BBQ, Flying Pig’ food truck.
BEACH BREWING COMPANY,(Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453) Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm 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.
Now there’s Hoptopus double IPA in CANS! On tap we have for a short time the beast - Kraken, a Monstrously Hopped Triple IPA, as well as Oceanus Aurum Honey Rye Saison, Hammerhead IPA, Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Fire At Sea, Diablo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Friday, May 30 - Expect a great local food truck starting at 3 pm.
Saturday, May 31 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from one of our local food trucks!
YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453) Tasting Hours: Mon-Thu 1500-2000, Fri 1500-2300, *Sat 1200-2300, *Sun 1200-2000 High Speed - High Quality. Veteran Owned and Operated. New Summer Hours and Events* Military Discount - 15% with valid ID
Now serving All Six 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, Jet Noise Double IPA, and our Night Vision American Stout! Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!
Check it out! We now have Cornhole boards and authentic Bier Garden Tables from Munich!
Friday, May 30 - Local food truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Saturday, May 31 - Local food truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500, then STOGIE AND STOUT NIGHT from 17-2100. Bring in a cigar and get a beer discount.*
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, Brand New Taproom (Oceanfront: 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) New Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10pm, Fri 3pm-12am, Sat 12n-12am, Sun 12n-8pm
Serving our classic ‘False Cape Ale’, as well as ‘Beach Cruiser’ Pale Ale, and a smooth Porter! Plus three new beers; ‘Steal Pier Lager’, ‘Atlantic Ave IPA’, and ‘Blonde Betty Belgium Blond’! THE NEW IPA AND BLOND WHERE BREWED RIGHT HERE ON NORFOLK AVE AND TASTE AWESOME !!!!
Wednesday, May 28 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thursday, May 29 - Vinyl Night (60’s Surf) - Spinning records starting at 7pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze.
Friday-Saturday - Open to midnight!
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 w/ Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food. Brewery Tours Wed through Sat.
On Tap: Black Forest Ale, Porter, Oktoberfest, English IPA, Imperial Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Winter Scotch, and Larry’s Lemonade!
Friday, May 30 - Food Truck Friday, 4:30- 8:00 pm. 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)!
Saturday, May 31 - Bull Island Barbecue
Other Local Brew specials:
THE BIRCH BAR, (West Ghent: 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507) Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00pm - 12:00am, Fri-Sat 3:00pm - 2:00am A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese!
Wednesday, May 28 - 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! Tonight’s Beer Education is Dogfish Head Beer vs Birra del Borgo My Antonia! A rare occasion to try both on draft side by side!
Thursday, May 29 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Friday, May 30 - 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!
Saturday, May 31 - Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.
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.
Wednesday, May 28 - Wine Down Wednesdays
Thursday, May 29 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers.
Live music Wed-Sat nights
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.
Thursday, May 29 - Farmer’s Market, 4 pm; then Beer School. This week’s Beer School is a release party for a new Green Flash Brewing Co./Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co. collaboration. Space is limited, and registration is preferred at www.wholefoodsvab.eventbrite.com
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.
Specials On Tap: Robert Johnson’s Hellhound big American double IPA, Matt’s Burning Rosids, an imperial cherrywood smoked saison, a specialty beer from Stone; Stillwater Existent, an American farmhouse ale - Big and bold, deep and dark.
Thursday, May 29 - Heavy Seas Steal the Glass!
Friday, May 30 - Live Music by Antony Rosano and the Conqueroos
Saturday, May 31 - Hampton’s Blackbeard Pirate Festival, followed by Live Music from Deathhouse Blues Band, 10 pm
11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront on the Boardwalk: 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri - Sat 11:30am-1:30am, Sun 11:30am-12:00am Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer.
Thursday, May 29 - 50% Off Draft Beers
Friday, May 30 - Ladies Night. Live Music - Woodwork
Saturday, May 31 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music - Brandon Bower
LYNNHAVEN PUB, (N. Great Neck Beach: 2236 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00am - 2:00am An Average Of 100 Different Beers And New Styles Coming In Every Week
Anderson Valley Gose cans and 2013 BFM Bon Chien 1.5L Bottles are in!!!!
NORFOLK TAPROOM, (Corner of Granby & Main Streets, Downtown Norfolk, VA) Hours: Mon - Fri: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am, Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am 24 on draft and over a hundred other beers from here, there, and everywhere.