Friday, May 23, 2014

Weekend Brew Happenings in Tidewater VA

Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
- Benjamin Franklin

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
Friday, May 23 - 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 ‘Jess Doran’ (singer/songwriter), and delicious street food by ‘Panavoir’ (Tacos and pitas).
Saturday, May 24 - OUR LAST NIGHT HERE EVER!!! 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’ll have ‘Granby Street Hot Dogs’, and ‘Outta The Furnace’ rocking the house down for our final send-off. Come kill the kegs! Drink them dry! Be a part of our history and help us say goodbye to the place where it all started.

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
Kick off to summer weekend! Last week of Man Crush Saison - get it before it’s gone forever.
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!
Friday, May 23 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ and ‘CXB BBQ and Eats’.
Saturday, May 24 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Hearth & Peel’ wood-fired pizza wagon.

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 23 - A special edition of Hoppy Friday - HF discounts will apply and Karnage Asada will be slinging eats starting at 3 pm.
Saturday, May 24 - TWO food trucks will be out starting at Noon: CXB BBQ and Eats and Just Cupcakes! The big tent will be up, along with a bounce house for the kids! Brackish Water Jamboree will be jamming out for you from 2-6 pm and we’ll tap a cask of Hoptopus w/ fresh mango and habanero peppers!
Sunday, May 25 - The folks from Firebrew will be here from 2:30-4:30 pm giving away free samples of their stellar food! Because we’ll be closed on Monday, we’ll have Growler Power Hours from 2-4 pm with discounts on all growler and grenade fills.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend - Cheers!

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 23 - Bella Vista Wood-fired Pizza to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Saturday, May 24 - 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.*
Sunday, May 25 - Our very first VET NOISE event is May 25th! We have teamed up with The Military Relocation Team to host fundraisers at our Taproom for Veteran Related Charities. We will be graced with the presence of Wounded Wear and we couldn’t be more excited for our first event! We will have Leilani’s Lunchbox serving food, raffles, corn-hole, live music (Joe Heilman 15-1700), cigars and of course a TON of beer! You DO NOT want to miss this event!

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 !!!!
Friday-Saturday - Open noon to midnight and we WILL be open on Memorial Day!

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 23 - Food Truck Friday, 4:30- 8:00 pm, w/ Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food. There is nothing better that starting your weekend off with food trucks and’s a match made in heaven (or Hampton if you’re a local)!
Saturday, May 24 - Bull Island Barbecue
Monday, May 25 - Closed. Happy Memorial Day

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!
Friday, May 23 - 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 24 - 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.
Friday, May 23 - Live Music by The Dentz
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.
Specials On Tap: DuClaw’s Sweet Baby Jesus chocolate peanut butter porter, 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, EPIC Brewing’s Escape to Colorado IPA - Big, fruity hop aromas.
Saturday, May 24 - Downtown Hampton Block Party w/ The Red Elvises, and Judy Chops at 6 pm, then The Muckrakes, w/ Logan Vath & the Vacant, 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.
Friday, May 23 - Ladies Night. Live Music - The Southern Bells
Saturday, May 24 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music - Borderline Crazy

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
This Week’s Drafts: BFM Bon Chien, Blue Mountain HopWork Orange, Blue Mountain A Sensible Mole, Left Hand Milk Stout, Left Hand Ambidextrous Step 6, SweetWater Dank Tank Johnny Has (Our Last Keg of it), 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.

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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