Friday, June 6, 2014

Tidewater VA Local Weekend Brew Events

As most know, Norfolk is hosting HarborFest this weekend, and they always have a great Beer tent with Local and National Craft Beers!

Support your local Brewers!

"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
- Benjamin Franklin

Brew Fests:

Saturday, 7 June - First Ever Paradise Ocean Club Annual Craft Brew Fest, Fort Monroe, On the Beach, 12-6 pm. Admission $25 ($20 Military), includes 20 samples from 10 craft breweries, all you can eat BBQ and sides, and music by Tailgate Down all right on the Bay.

Pint Nights/Steal the Glass:

Saturday, 7 June - Young Veteran’s Tap Takeover, Tapped Gastropub, Hilltop East, Laskin Rd, VB.

Local Brew Happenings:

O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, New Taproom * (211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517) 
* New Taproom Hours: Tue- Thu 4-8:00 pm, Fri 4-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm

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

Turns out we went through 42.5 BARRELS of beer at the O’Connoroo Grand Opening Party! That’s 10,540 PINTS! But now we gotta catch up. So, for retail, we will only be open FRIDAY and SATURDAY of this week. And don’t forget-if you left O’Connoroo with unused beer tix, please bring ‘em on in this coming weekend so that we can honor them and properly thank you.

Friday, June 6: 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 ‘The Charltones Duo’ (Foot-stompin Indie-Folk), and Delicious Gourmet mouth-stuffers from ‘Granby Street Hot Dogs’.

Saturday, June 7: On Saturdays we open at noon 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 Gloom’ (Indie dance rock), and street food by ‘Surfside’ Mobile Foods.

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 heffeweizen, the New Dream Day hoppy American wheat, Jr. coffee porter, and the New Bandwagon - Mosaic Pale Ale with only Mosaic Hops! See you soon!

Friday, June 6 - Tasting Room, Cogans will be on site with a pop-up restaurant serving up delicious eats. 

Saturday, June 7 - Tasting Room, Mini-street party - Cogans will be on site with a popup restaurant serving up delicious eats. Vince Kornegay will also be playing live for your enjoyment. Bring your beach/lawn chairs and come to enjoy the day!

Saturday, June 7 - Equi-Kids, Virginia Beach: Belmont Bash for Kids, 4:00 pm

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.

Been busy canning more Hoptopus double IPA!  

Friday, June 6 - First Fridays are Hoppy Fridays. They’ll be HF Specials, including the new Loggerhead Honey Pale Ale, an Amarillo pale brewed with wildflower honey! and expect ‘Wrap-n-Roll’ local food truck starting at 3 pm.

Saturday, June 7 -  Sandshark Summer Ale is back! This kolsch-style beer is a bright golden color, light in body, and perfect for the incoming heat. Originally designed by our good buddy Phil Vaughn, we bring his delicious recipe back every summer. Match it with great food from Karnage Asada, back slinging killer tacos starting at 1 pm!

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.
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, June 6 - For the 70th Anniversary of D-DAY we will release a new beer! Beach Stormer Black Rye IPA will be a once a year LIMITED RELEASE. Join us for the party, with Live Music courtesy of The Bad Volcano, Non Violent Crimes and Outta the Furnace, 19-2200.

Saturday, June 7 - Local food truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500, then Stogie & Stout Night from 17-2100. Bring in a cigar and get $2 off your first beer.

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 !!!!

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. 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, June 6 - Food Truck Friday, with ‘Karnage Asada’ 4:30- 8:00 pm. There is nothing better that starting your weekend off with street tacos and’s a match made in heaven (or Hampton if you’re a local)!

Saturday, June 7 - 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!

Friday, June 6 - 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, June 7 - Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.

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.

Saturday, June 7 - Hampton Block Party/Buckroe Beach Reggae Fest Fundraiser, w/ Live Music by: Drum Your Dream, 6 pm; United Souls, 7:15 pm; and The Session Rockers, 9 pm

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

Blue Mountain HopWork Orange (first batch) on tap, Anderson Valley Gose cans and 2013 BFM Bon Chien 1.5L Bottles are in, as well as Avery Rufus Corvus!!!!! (Very Limited Supply)

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.

Growlers now Available!

Live Music: Fri - Skip Friel Trio, Sat - Dan Lavoie and guest Dave Johnson, Sun - Open Mic w Jon and Justin

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.

Sunday, June 8 - Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo, 11 am

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.

This Week’s Drafts: 21st Amendment- Hell or High Watermelon Ale, Allagash- Interlude, Sierra Nevada- Summerfest, Anderson Valley- Summer Solstice Ale, New Belgium- Snapshot, Sam Adams- Summer Ale, Terrapin- Moonray Side Project

Friday, June 6 - Ladies Night. Live Music

Saturday, June 7 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music

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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