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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.
Saturday, 14 June - New Town Summer Fest 2014, New Town Williamsburg. The second annual event, showcasing 10 breweries featuring 20 craft brews. Food available from Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub, The Corner Pocket, or Center Street Grill. Live music by The Hark. No charge to enter, samples and food are purchased separately.
Pint Nights/Steal the Glass:
Thu, 5 June: Smartmouth Brewery “Steal the Pint” Night, at HK on the Bay, Chick’s Beach, VB, 5 pm
Thu, 5 June: Pint Night, at the Public House, Colley Ave., Norfolk.
Thu, 5 June: Steal the Pint Night w/ Alewerks Brewing Co., at Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, South Boundary Street, Williamsburg, 5 pm. It doesn’t get any more local than this! Williamsburg’s own AleWerks Brewing Company will be on hand pouring some of their award winning beers. Live music with Josh Meeks & The Dearhearts & $1 oysters ‘til 7 pm!
Thu, 5 June: Craft Beer Night, Tapped Gastropub, Hilltop, VB.
Thu, 5 June: Double Coronitas Night, Belmont House of Smoke, Colonial Ave., Norfolk.
Thu, 5 June: Kick the Keg Night, featuring Smartmouth Brewing, at Cure Coffeehouse and Brasserie, Botetourt, Norfolk
Thu, 5 June: Pizza and Pint Night, at Baker’s Crust, $5 Pizza, $3 Pints, Ghent Norfolk, Hilltop VB.
Thu, 12 June: Steal the Pint Night w/ Stone Brewing Co., at Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, South Boundary Street, Williamsburg, 5 pm. California’s iconic Stone Brewing Co. will be on hand with some classic & some very special release beers! Live music with the Lovecats & $1 Oysters ‘til 7 pm.
Tue, 17 June: Pint Night w/ Breckenridge Brewery, Belmont House of Smoke, Colonial Ave., Norfolk.
Thu, 19 June: Steal the Pint Night w/ Heavy Seas Brewing, at Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, South Boundary Street, Williamsburg, 5 pm. Arrgh! Baltimore’s very own Heavy Seas Beer is coming to Berret’s Taphouse with some brews guaranteed to quench your thirst! Live music with Brian Schultz & of course, $1 oysters ‘til 7 pm.
Thu, 26 June: Heavy Seas Firkin Night, at 80/20 Burger Bar, 21st St. Ghent, Norfolk, 6 pm.
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 O’Connoroo! 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’ (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!
Wednesday, June 4 - Tasting Room, Trivia Night sponsored by The Norfolk Forum!
Thursday, June 5 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ Street Tacos food truck.
Saturday, June 7 - Tasting Room, Live Music by Vince Kornegay, and delicious food from ‘Bobby Q’ Filipino food truck.
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! 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, June 6 - First Fridays are Hoppy Fridays. They’ll be HF Specials and expect a great local food truck starting at 3 pm.
Saturday, June 7 - 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. 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!
Tuesday, June 3 - First and Third Tuesdays are Taco Tuesday with ‘Karnage Asada’ Street Tacos. Buy a taco & get a beer for $2!
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 !!!!
Wednesday, June 4 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thursday, June 5 - Vinyl Night - Spinning records starting at 7pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze.
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!
Tuesday, 3 June - Thirsty/Taco Tuesdays, w/ ‘Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food’
Friday, June 6 - 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, 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!
Tuesday, June 3 - Cards for Humanity, 7 pm
Wednesday, June 4 - 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, June 5 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
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.
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!
Wednesday, June 4 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine.
Thursday, June 5 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers.
Live Music: Wed - Bryan Dunn, Thu - Borderline Crazy Trio, 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.
Thursday, June 5 - Farmer’s Market, 4 pm
Thursday, June 5 - Beer School, 6:30 pm. This week it’s a tap takeover by Williamsburg AleWerks. Space is limited, and registration is preferred atwww.wholefoodsvab.eventbrite.com
Sunday, June 8 - Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo, 11 am
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
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
Thursday, June 5 - 50% Off Draft Beers
Friday, June 6 - Ladies Night. Live Music
Saturday, June 7 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music
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, as well as Avery Rufus Corvus!!!!! (Very Limited Supply)
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.