"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
Fri, July 11 - AT&T Summer BrewFest. TowneBank Fountain Park, Town Point Park, Norfolk. Free & Open to the Public. Kick off Friday night right with AT&T Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and meet your friends in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront where you can sample a wide variety of summer beers from a selection of local, regional, national international breweries. AT&T Summer BrewFest is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the work week with an extended happy hour and great music at the Fountain. Admission to AT&T Summer BrewFest is free while beer sampling tickets will be available for purchase. Hours: 5 - 9:00 pm
Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Wed, July 16 - Steal the Glass Night w/ Cisco Sankaty Light, 5:00 pm, the Birch, West Ghent (Chelsea), Norfolk. We will be featuring Sankaty Light on draft for this Steal the Glass Night! First draft in Virginia! The brewery Rep Mike will also be in the house for Wednesday Night Beer Education.
Thu, July 17 - 'Red Sails and Ales' w/ St. George Brewery, on American Rover, 7-9:00 pm, departing Waterside Marina, Norfolk. Join us the third Thursday of every month for a craft beer tasting. A representative from the Brewery will be on board to discuss the brewing process while you enjoy a smooth sunset cruise under sail on the Elizabeth River. A barbecue dinner from Beach Bully and live music by Steve Forss are also included. $40 per person (Ages 21 and up).
Thu, July 17 - Steal the Pint Night w/ SweetWater Brewing, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. What’s better on a hot day than a cold beer? Yup, not much… We are excited to welcome SweetWater Brewing Company to the Taphouse! Live music from 7-10 w/ Josh Meeks & the Dearhearts!
Local Brewery 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
Finally Six of our Flagship Beers are now on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, S-Turns Saison, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, as well as seasonals and small specialty batches
Fri, July 11 - 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 ‘Mercy Creek’ (Folk Rock) from 5-8 pm, and authentic Neapolitan pizza by ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ from 4-8 pm.
Sat, July 12 - 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 ‘Wasted Presley’ (cover band) from 5-8 pm, and great local Q by ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ from 3-8 pm.
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 and the New Bandwagon - Mosaic Pale Ale with only Mosaic Hops, and Cowcatcher Milk Stout! See you soon!
Fri, July 11 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck!
Sat, July 12 - Tasting Room, “Ghent Bastille Days” and Mini Street Party, w/ Live Music from ‘Derek Smith’, and delicious food from ‘Malbon’s BBQ’ food truck.
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.
On tap - Sandshark Summer Ale, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Icarus Farmhouse Red Ale, Ghost Ship Citra Pale, Hammerhead IPA, Hoptopus Double IPA, Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, July 11 - A fresh batch of “Ghost Ship” Citra Pale Ale, and great food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’, serving up tasty eats beginning at 3 pm!
Sat, July 12 - Sorry no cask, but plenty of fresh beer to match with great food from ‘Lucky Peach’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, July 13 - Growler Power hours from 2-4 pm, with discounts on all growler and grenade fills.
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 ‘Duck and Cover’ collaboration german pale 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 out back!
Fri, July 11 - Local food truck ‘Wrap-n-Roll’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, July 12 - Local food truck ‘Karnage Asada’ 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) 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, ‘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!
Fri, July 11 - 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 beer and tacos,…it’s a match made in heaven (or Hampton if you’re a local)!
Other Local Brew and Brew Pub Happenings:
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.
Fri, July 11 - 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 12 - 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
Fri, July 11 - Tap Takeover/Steal the Pint w/ Sweetwater Heady Peddlers!
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.
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
Tap Line Up - BFM Bon Chien ‘13, Licking Hole Creek Three Chopt Tripel, Smart Mouth Notch 9, Blue Mountain A Hop Work Orange, New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Gratzer, Founders Rubeaus
New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Gratzer Growler Special: $5 64oz Growler Fills til it’s gone!!!!
New Bottle Additions - Alewerks bitter valentine bottles are here, as well as Boulevard Love Child #4, Sam Adams Tetravis, Licking Hole Creek Magic Beaver, Licking Hole Creek Short Pump, Licking Hole Creek Three Chopt,
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 by Mike Proffitt & Dana Silvercloud, 9 pm; and Sat by Jon Friedman & Justin Humpleby, 9 pm, Sun Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, July 14 - 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 Only official TAPHOUSE at the oceanfront with 32 draft beers! Quench your thirst with draft beers including 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
Fri, July 11 - Ladies Night. Live Music by Southern Belles, 9:30 pm
Sat, July 12 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Kaboombox, 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.
Sun, July 13 - Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo, 11:00 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.
Founder’s Double Trouble in bottles!
Sat, July 12 - “The Rolling of the Bulls” with Dominion Derby Girls at 3 pm, Downtown Hampton Block Party at 6 pm, w/ Don Butcher and the Party Fins, then Dethhouse Blues inside at 10 pm!
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.
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.
Live Music: Fri - The Reef, 7 pm; Sat - Timeline Jazz Quartet, 7 pm
DOG 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.
Sun, July 13 - Second Sunday Art & Music Fest in Merchant Square, w/ Live Music by Blue Ribbon, and special guests Claire Scott Gordon & Chidori Matsumoto, 11 am