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Fri, June 27 - d’Art Summer Beer Tasting, 6-9:00 pm Seldon Arcade, Main St., Norfolk, VA. Local and Regional Brews with light fare, and Carolina Swampland Blues of ‘UPHILL’, plus the opening reception for “The Last Straw” Art Exhibit. $15
Sat, July 5 - Red, White and Bew Fest, presented by Back Bay Brewing, 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach. Join us for our Summer festival on July 5th. We will pitch our tent in the back lot. Food trucks, live music and featuring “Duck and Cover” our first collaboration beer with Young Veterans Brewing Co. It all starts at 3pm! Foods trucks will be: Malbon’s Flying Pig, Safritos and Bro’s Fish Tacos.
Pint Nights/Steal the Glass:
Thu, June 26 - Heavy Seas Firkin Night, 80/20 Burger Bar, 6:00 pm,21st St. Ghent, Norfolk. We’ve got Heavy Seas out of Baltimore, MD coming by this Thursday with some AMAZING beers! We’ve worked together to create a custom firkin that we will break into at 6:00pm! In addition, we have pint glasses to give away (1 per person). On Tap: Custom Firkin - equal parts Simcoe, Citra, Hallertau, and Willamete Hops and then we tossed in some Red Oak Wood!, Small Craft Warning - Über Pils 7% ABV, Holy Sheet - Über Abbey Ale 9% ABV, and We’ll have Loose Cannon and Peg Leg in bottle as well!
Thu, June 26 - Harpoon Brewery Steal the Pint Night, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, 5:00 pm, South Boundary Street, Williamsburg. All the way from Boston, Harpoon Brewery will be at the Taphouse with glassware & more! Live music with Ben Lassiter & $1 oysters ‘til 7pm!
Thu, June 26 - Champion Brewing Company (Charlottesville) Pint Night, The Public House, 5:00 pm, Ghent, 1112 Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA.
Local Brew Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, New Taproom* (211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517) * New Taproom Hours: Thu - 4-8:00 pm, Fri 4-8:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00pm
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
Thu, June 26 - Final first round game for the US World Cup team! Doors open at 11:00 am! CXB BBQ AND EATS and Surfside Mobile Foods will be here with the delicious eats and we’ll be providing the libations! Every Thursday is THIRSTY THURSDAY in the tasting room from 4 to 8:00 pm. EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Fri, June 27 - 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 ‘John Baldwin’ starting at 5:00 pm, and street food by ‘Bobby Q Filipino Grill’!
Sat, June 28 - On Saturdays we open at noon and from 5 to 8 pm we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers. This week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by ‘Blue Tattoo’, and street food by ‘CXB BBQ and Eats’.
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, Tasting Room (West Ghent: 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 23507) Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Fri 4:30 - 8:00 pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00 pm * Sat - Discounted Growler Fills from 12-2:00 pm * 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; Notch 9 double IPA, The New Sommer Fling German heffeweizen, the New Dream Day hoppy American wheat, and the New Bandwagon - Mosaic Pale Ale with only Mosaic Hops! and Cowcatcher Milk Stout. See you soon!
Thu, June 26 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ Street Tacos food truck.
Fri, June 27 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck.
Sat, June 28 - Tasting Room, Live Music from ’Scott Slay’, and delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ & ‘Wrap n Roll’ food trucks.
Sun, June 29 - Tasting Room, Co-ed Yoga and Beer with Mckenzie Oast of Satya Yoga, 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Come experience a TriYoga (donations accepted) class and stay for a beer (market price) and a brief brewery tour.
BEACH BREWING COMPANY,(Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453) Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00 pm, Fri 3-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00 pm, Sun 1-6:00 pm 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! On tap - Loggerhead Honey Pale Ale, an Amarillo pale brewed with wildflower honey! Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Oceanus, Zephyr, Unwitting Servant, Fire At Sea, Hoptopus, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, June 27 - The second beer in our evolving ‘Brett’ series, “Icarus”, is due to be released in the taproom this coming Friday (6/27). For those unfamiliar, Brettanomyces is a type of yeast, often referred to as a “wild yeast”, even though it’s commonly cultured by laboratories. But “wild” does not just refer to its habitat. Brett produces flavor compounds during fermentation quite different than brewer’s yeast and the different strains of Brett vary radically in what they produce as an end product. ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ will be serving up tasty eats starting at 3 pm!
Sat, June 28 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ 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 on Draft! The Limited ‘Beach Stormer’ D-Day Black Rye IPA, 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!
Fri, June 27 - Local food truck ‘Leilani’s Lunchbox’ (Island Style/Jamaican/Hawaiian) to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, June 28 - Local food truck ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ 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.
Sun, June 29 - Local food truck ‘Granby Street Hot Dogs’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1200.
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, (Oceanfront: 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) New Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10:00 pm, Fri 3pm-12:00 am, Sat 12n-12:00 am, Sun 12n-8:00 pm
Serving our classic ‘False Cape Ale’, as well as ‘Beach Cruiser’ Pale Ale, ‘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 !!!!
Wed, June 25 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thu, June 26 - Vinyl Night, Spinning records starting at 7:00 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze.
ST. GEORGE BREWING COMPANY, (204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666) Tap Room Hours: Mon-Fri 3 - 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 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!
Tue, June 24 - Thirsty/Taco Tuesdays, w/ ‘Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food’ Truck, 4:30- 8:00 pm.
Fri, June 27 - 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)!
Sat, June 28 - Bull Island Barbecue.
Other Local Brew Pub Happenings:
THE BIRCH BAR, (West Ghent: 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507) Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am, Fri-Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese! Happy Hour every Fri-Sat 3-5:00 pm.
Tue, June 24 - Cards for Humanity, 7:00 pm
Wed, June 25 - 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!
Thu, June 26 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, June 27 - 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!
Sat, June 28 - Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.
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 Beers on draft and over a hundred other beers from here, there, and everywhere.
Happy Hour from 5 - 7:00 pm
LYNNHAVEN PUB, (N. Great Neck Beach: 2236 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 am - 2:00 am An Average Of 100 Different Beers And New Styles Coming In Every Week
Bruery Sucre Bottles are in stock (Extremely limited amount), Anderson Valley Gose cans and 2013 BFM Bon Chien 1.5L Bottles are in, as well as Avery Rufus Corvus!!!!! (Very Limited Supply)
Tap Line Up: Allagash Session Brett, Stone Collective Distortion, Heavy Seas Holy Sheet, Smart Mouth Uber Hefe, New Holland Oak Aged Hatter, Maine Mean Old Tom.
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!
Wed, June 25 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine.
Thu, June 26 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers.
Mon, June 30 - Military Mondays, 50% off your meal with valid ID
Live Music: Wed - Bryan Dunn, Thu - Jackson LeBeau, Fri - Mike Gombas, Sat - Jack Becker, Sun - Open Mic w Jon and Justin
11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront on the Boardwalk: 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451) Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00 pm-12:00 am, Fri - Sat 11:30 am-1:30 am, Sun 11:30 am-12:00 am Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer.
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
Thu, June 26 - Craft Beer Night, w/ 50% Off Draft Beers
Fri, June 27 - Ladies Night. Live Music
Sat, June 28 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454) Hours: 7 days 7:00 am to 9:00 pm 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 26 - Farmers’ Market, 4:00 pm.
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.
THE BIER GARDEN, (438 High St., Portsmouth, VA) Hours: (Dining) Tue-Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Sun: 12-9:00 pm; (Bar) 7 days a week until 2:00 am Family owned and operated by the Osfolk family since 1997, The Bier Garden is a German restaurant and bar, combining authentic Bavarian cuisine with a stellar European beer selection and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you enjoy yourself in one of our two cozy indoor dining rooms, relax on our popular patio, or spend time with friends at the bar you are sure to feel at home. Come in and experience a bit of old world charm and gemutlichkeit with The Bier Garden family.