"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
BREW FESTS/BEER FESTIVALS
Sun, August 3 - ‘DoG Street Pub Craft Beer Festival’, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA. Featuring Virginia Breweries. Rain or shine - tented event. Tickets: Food only - $15, Beer only - $35, Food & beer combo - $40, All tickets $5 more the day of the event. Live music from Blue Ribbon
Raffle to benefit canine charities - email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about donations.
STEAL THE GLASS/PINT NIGHTS:
Wed, July 23 - Steal the Pint Night, 43 Hours of B. United, 5:00 pm, The Birch, w. Olney Rd, Chelsea, Norfolk, VA.
Wed, July 23 - 321 Goose Island Steal the Pint Night, 7:00 pm, The Halligan Bar & Grill, Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA.
Thu, July 24 - Left Hand Brewing Pint Night, 5:00 pm, The Public House, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA. We will have saw tooth IPA and their Milk Stout on our Nitro line!
Thu, July 24 - Steal the Pint Night w/ Blue Mountain Brewery, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. Join us in the Taphouse with Blue Mountain Brewery & live music with Lovecats!
LOCAL BREWERY HAPPENINGS:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517 * New Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 4-8:00 pm, Fri 4-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00 pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm
Finally we have all of our Flagship Beers now on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, and S-Turns Saison.
Wed, July 23 - VINYL NIGHT. We’re back again with Vinyl Night, so bring in a record or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room.
Thu, July 24 - Every Thursday is THIRSTY THURSDAY in the tasting room from 4 to 7pm. EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Fri, July 25 - 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 ‘The Lovebirds’ (Americana, Acoustic) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food by ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ from 4-8 pm.
Sat, July 26 - On Saturdays now we’re open from noon to nine, and we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘Jumbo Rollers’ (rock & roll) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from ‘Leilani’s Lunchbox’ (Island Style/Jamaican/Hawaiian) from 3-8 pm.
Sun, July 27 - It’s Service Industry Night at OBC from 3 to 6 pm every Sunday night, so if you work in the restaurant, hospitality or service industry (please bring a recent pay stub), you get 50% off everything.
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 23507 Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Fri 4:30 - 8:00 pm, Sat 12:00 - 7:00 pm * Sat - Discounted Growler Fills from 12-2 pm * Sat - Free Brewery tours on the hour, 2-6 pm
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.
5 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Sommer Fling Hefeweizen, Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Notch 9 Double IPA! See you soon!
Thu, July 24 - Tasting Room, delicious street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, July 25 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ food truck!
Sat, July 26 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck. Starting at 7:30 pm, Movie Night fundraiser for VB Surfrider, featuring “Point Break” and some indie surf films, $20 per ticket. Includes: 2 Smartmouth beers, 1 Surfrider pint glass, 1 free raffle ticket, Surf movies! Go to -http://surfrider.ticketleap.com/smartmouth-movie-night/
BEACH BREWING COMPANY, 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.
On tap - Ghost Ship Citra Pale, Icarus Farmhouse Red, Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Hammerhead IPA, Hoptopus Double IPA, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, July 25 - Great food from ‘Wrap-N-Roll’ starting at 3 pm!
Sat, July 26 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, July 27 - Growler Power hours, 2-4 pm, with discounts on all growler and grenade fills!
YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, 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! 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 out back!
Fri, July 25 - Local food truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, July 26 - 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.
Sun, July 27 - July VetNoise. 3-8:00 pm. Join us for good food, good music and good beer as we raise money and awareness for Fisher House!
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 New Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10 pm, Fri 3 pm-12 am, Sat 12n-12 am, Sun 12n-8 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’!
* Barrels and firkins and brews…Oh My! Yes beer fans, we will be starting our barrel program shortly. Along with that, we will also begin “Firkin Fridays” starting July 25th!
Wed, July 23 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thu, July 24 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, July 25 - First “Firkin Friday”! Come out and enjoy some Cask Ale.
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!
Tue, July 22 - Thirsty Taco Tuesday, with 4:30 to 8:00 pm with “Stuft- Not Your Average Street Food”. What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening with great food, great beer and great times.
Fri, July 25 - 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)!
UP AND COMING -
BIG UGLY BREWING COMPANY, 1296 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA Big. Bold. Barrel-aged. Beers. Big Ugly is Chesapeake’s first microbrewery. We plan on revolutionizing our town one beer at a time.
We appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm for Big Ugly Brewing! In an effort to fulfill our vision of bringing you Big Bold Beer, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign. Please check us out through the link below, consider supporting us and share this with your friends and family. Cheers!
PLEASURE HOUSE BREWING, Coming soon to Shore Drive, 3025 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA Anticipated Hours (after we have gov’t approval): Thu 4-9:00 pm, Fri 4-11:00 pm, Sat 12-11:00 pm, Sun 12-9:00 pm At Pleasure House Brewing we are passionate about two things: making great beer and serving our community!
Opening tap list: 4-16 Double IPA, Southern Cross XPA, Summer Citrus Saison, Billy’s Best Bitter, Dawn Patrol Single
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! Happy Hour every Fri-Sat 3-5 pm.
** 22-26 July: 43 Hours of B. United!!! A whole week dedicated to B. United International, the importer that brings in some of our favorite breweries such as Schneider, Kiuchi Hitachino, BFM, Baladin, Del Borgo, Alvinne, and so many more!
Tue, July 22 - Cards Against Humanity, starting at 7:00 pm
Wed, July 23 - 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! This Week it’s ‘The 43 Hours of B. United’ Steal the Glass Night.
Thu, July 24 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, July 25 - 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, July 26 - 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 pm
THE PUBLIC HOUSE, (1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517) Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am Welcome to The Public House - Ghent’s first “gastropub.” GastroPub - It’s just a fancy word that people invented to describe places that put a creative spin on traditional pub food - and charge you eight bucks for fries. We put a lot of work into creating those spins, though, like making nearly everything in-house and using as many locally or regionally produced products as possible. We hope you enjoy.
Got some sweet new cans from Caldera Brewing Company out of Ashland, Oregon, just in time for the weekend. This is some super tasty stuff here and can conditioned to perfection so come out and try a few.
Thu, 24 July - Left Hand Brewing Pint Night, 5:00 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
New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Gratzer Growler Special: $5 64oz Growler Fills til it’s gone!!!!
Tap Line Up - BFM Bon Chien ‘13, Stone Ruination, Stone RuinTen, New Belgium/3Floyds Gratzer, New Belgium/Odell Focollaboration, Founders Rubeaus.
New Bottle Additions - Boulevard Love Child #4, Sam Adams Tetravis, Licking Hole Creek Magic Beaver, Licking Hole Creek Short Pump, Licking Hole Creek Three Chopt, and Dogish 120 Minute Bottles(limited amount again) and 21st Amendment Hop Crisis back in Stock
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, July 23 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music from Liv Scharfe, 6 pm; Kaleigh Baker & BJ Griffin, 8 pm.
Thu, July 24 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music from David Carter, 9 pm.
Live Music Fri by Mike Gombas, 9 pm; and Sat afternoon from Bryan Dunn at 2 pm, and then Jack Becker at 9 pm, Sun with Matt Holloman at 2 pm, then Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, July 28 - Military Mondays, 50% off your meal with valid ID
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.
Drafts: Terrapin - Maggies Farmhouse Peach Ale, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - Big Daddy IPA, Bell’s - Two Hearted Ale, Steven’s Point - Nude Beach, Starr Hill - Grateful Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada - Summerfest, New Belgium - Snapshot, Sam Adams - Boston Lager, Terrapin - Recreation Ale
Plus a selection of Stone Drafts that are runnijng out: Arrogant bastard, Collective Distortion colaboration IPA, Imperial Russian Stout, Stochasticity Project Quadrotritic-ale Belgian Quadrupel, RuinTen Anniversary IPA, Cali-Belgique IPA, Matt’s Burning Rosids imperial Cherrywood-smoked Saison, Stone “the tiger cub” Saison
Thu, July 24 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, July 25 - Ladies Night. Live Music by the Session Rockers, 9:30 pm
Sat, July 26 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Brandon Bower, 10 pm
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.
Wed, July 23 - Pizza and a Pint on the Porch, $8, 4-9:00 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.
Sat, July 26 - Downtown Hampton Block Party, w/ William Walter & Co, Jesse Chong Music, 6:00 pm. Then The Judy Chops with The Whiskey Jackets
THE BIER GARDEN, (438 High St., Portsmouth, VA) Hours: (Dining) Tue-Thu: 11 am - 9 pm, Fri-Sat: 11 am - 10 pm, Sun: 12-9 pm; (Bar) 7 days a week until 2 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.
This Weeks Bier Garden Draft List: A’Chouffe Houblon Chouffe, Ayinger Brau Weisse, Ayinger Celebrator, Ayinger Maibock, Blackthorn Cider, Friesisches Jeves Pils, Leffe Blonde, Lindemans Framboise, Mannaken Pis Wit, O’haras Irish Stout, Ommegang Fleur de Houblon, Paulaner Original Lager, Reissdorf Kolsch, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Aventinus Eisbock, Schneider Hopfen Weisse, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Stone Ruinten, Stone Russian Imperial Stout-Nitro, Stone Saison, Van Steenberge Gulden Draak, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout,
BERRET’S SEAFOOD & TAPHOUSE GRILL, (199 S Boundary St., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185) Hours: Mon - Sun, 1130 am - 9:30 pm Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill offers two great dining options in one convenient location. Located in Merchant’s Square, Berret’s serves the freshest local seafood and produce in a relaxed dining environment.
Y’all almost drank all the beer last weekend! We are very impressed! We have restocked the Taphouse with StarrHill The Love, DuClaw Beers Neon Gypsy, Kona Brewing Company Big Wave & St.George Larry’s Lemonade. Stay tuned for details regarding this week’s pint night with Blue Mountain Brewery!
DoG (Duke of Gloucester) STREET PUB, (401 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185) Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am, Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am, Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am Williamsburg took the best of England and made it American. Chef David Everett continues the trend with his unique take on the British Gastropub.
AleWerks Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Porter keg arrived this morning ready to replace the Rapadou Porter when it’s gone. Summer is porter season apparently.