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AUGUST IS VIRGINIA CRAFT BEER MONTH! STOP BY YOUR LOCAL BREWERY OR BREW PUB AND HOIST A PINT OF CRAFT MADE VIRGINIA BREW TO CELEBRATE!
Upcoming Brew/Beer Fests:
Sun, Aug 10 - Commonwealth’s Summer Picnic, 2-8 pm, O’Connor Brewing Co., 24th St, Norfolk, VA. Sounds by DJ Doddie, Blood Diamond, Jerome Baker III, MSSL CMMND. Food from Colley Cantina, Belmont House of Smoke, and Mister Softee of Hampton Roads!
Sat, Aug 16 - O’Connor’s Food Truck Rodeo, 12 pm, O’Connor Brewing Co., 24th St, Norfolk, VA. Six mobile food vendors each take on one of our six flagship beers for a one-time-only special menu item. Participating food trucks include: Hashi Food Truck, Karnage Asada, Lucky Peach, Surfside Mobile Foods, Colley Cantina, Belmont House of Smoke
Sat, Sep 6 - Virginia Craft Beer & Wine Festival, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Portsmouth, VA
Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Tue, Aug 5 - Legend Brewing Company Tap Takeover, 6 pm, The Whiskey Kitchen, General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA. Come meet the Brewmaster from Legend Brewery - Richmond. We will be taking over three taps to let you enjoy their Brown Ale, Oktoberfest, & Hefeweizen.
Thu, Aug 7 - Pint Night, 5:00 pm, The Public House, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA.
Thu, Aug 7 - Steal the Pint Night w/ Starr Hill Brewing, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. Join us in kicking off Virginia Craft Beer Month with Starr Hill Brewing Co.! Live music with Scott Varney from 7-10 pm!
Thu, Aug 7 - Meet the Brewer, feat. Alewerks Brewing, 6:30 pm, Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, Botetourt St, Norfolk, VA. Come hang out, meet the brewers, have some delicious eats, listen to some fabulous local singer-songwriters, and you can take home a pint glass souvenir!
Thu, Aug 7 - Pint Night, 6:00 pm, The Point Spirits & Comfort Food, Downtown Phoebus, Hampton, VA
Fri, Aug 15 - Sierra Nevada Steal the Pint, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA
Fri, Aug 23 - Sweet Water Steal the Pint, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA
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
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, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout.
Tue, Aug 5 - Movie Night: “Strange Brew”, 5-7 pm
Wed, Aug 6 - 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, Aug 7 - Craft Beer Trivia Night. The first Thursday of every month brings three things: Trivia Night at the brewery; one of our favorite food trucks, CXB BBQ & Eats, and THIRSTY THURSDAY! In honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month, our Trivia Master, Brian Mandeville, will theme the night entirely on Virginia craft beers and breweries. Get here early, and good luck! It’s also Thirsty Thursday so EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Fri, Aug 8 - Virginia Craft Beer Month Pintathlon and Food Truck Friday. Every Friday in August, we will offer two or more special pins created by our brewers especially for this month-long endurance event, which we have dubbed the Pintathlon. Pintathletes-guests who have drank from each pin over the course of the month-will be awarded at the OBC Brewers Battle Royale at the end of the month. It’s also TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘Michael Justis’ (Folk, Rock, Country) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food by ‘Karnage Asada’ Pop-Up Restaurant from 4-8 pm.
Sat, Aug 9 - Lil’ S.I.P.A Release Party. Join us as we celebrate the release of our brand new Session IPA, Lil’ S.i.p.a.! Also on Saturdays we’re now open from noon to nine, and we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘The Charltones’ (foot-stompin indie folk) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from ‘Island Krave Caribbean Bistro’ from 3-8 pm.
Sun, Aug 10 - OBC Present’s the First Annual Commonwealth Summer Picnic, 2-8 pm. Admission: 18+ $10, 21+ $5. Live DJs, including MSSL CMMD (Daniel Biltmore & Chad Hugo), DJ Jerome Baker III, and DJ Doddie. Mobile food vendors include Belmont House of Smoke, Colley Cantina, and Mister Softee ice cream truck. In collaboration with Commonwealth, a top-line street and sportswear retailer, with stores in Virginia Beach and Washington, D.C; sponsored by Brigade. *Please note that regular retail will be closed for this event. If you would like to still visit the brewery, please be aware that this event is taking place and that you will be charged a fee for event admission at the door.
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.
6 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Missing Digit Hemp Sommer Fling Hefeweizen, Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law American Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Notch 9 Double IPA, and Chelsea Proper Special Bitter! See you soon!
Thu, Aug 7 - Tasting Room, delicious street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, Aug 8 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Colley Cantina’ pop-up restaurant.
Sat, Aug 9 - Tasting Room, Live Music by ‘Dan Peligrino’ (4:30-6:30 pm) and delicious food from ‘Sofrito’ food truck (12-7:00pm).
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, Aug 8 - Great food from ‘CXB BBQ and Eats’ starting at 3 pm!
Sat, Aug 9 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘Lucky Peach’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, Aug 10 - 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 Hefeweizen, 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!
Tue, Aug 5 - Taco Tuesday! Today we will have Tacos for Tuesday! Hooray for Tacos and BEER! ‘Karnage Asada’ will be hanging out with us at 1600 (4 pm)! Don’t miss it!
Fri, Aug 8 - Local food truck ‘Wrap-N-Roll’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Aug 9 - 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.
Sun, Aug 10 - Local food truck ‘Surfside Mobile’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1200.
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”!
Wed, Aug 6 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thu, Aug 7 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, Aug 8 - “Firkin Friday”! Come out and enjoy some Cask Ale as we release “Bad Mother Ducker”. Our latest release in an American Strong Ale coming in at 8.7%. Strong notes of caramel and plums alongside abrasive hops. We only have one firkin that will be tapped at 3pm and when it’s gone it’s gone.
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, Aug 5 - 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, Aug 8 - 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! email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 757-PHBrews
Other Local Brew and Brew Pub Happenings:
THE BIRCH BAR, 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.
Tue, Aug 5 - Cards Against Humanity, starting at 7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 6 - 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!
Thu, Aug 7 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, Aug 8 - 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, Aug 9 - 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.
BELMONT HOUSE OF SMOKE, 2117 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am, Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am A True urban BBQ and Smokehouse, with a full upstairs Bar, outdoor deck and live Music venue, with a constantly changing selection of local, regional, and national craft beers.
Cool news for our August Beer of the Month! All New Belgium drafts are $4.50, and $.50 from every New Belgium Draft will go directly to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Save the Bay while @ the bar!
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 - Del Ducato Nuova Mattina, Blue Mountain HopWork Orange, Wolavers Organic Wildflower, Sam Adams Honey Queen, Stone Unapologetic, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail
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, Aug 6 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music, 9 pm.
Thu, Aug 7 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music 9 pm.
Live Music Fri, 9 pm; and Sat afternoon at 2 pm, and then at 9 pm, Sun afternoon, 2 pm; then Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, Aug 11 - 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.
Thu, Aug 7 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, Aug 8 - Ladies Night. Live Music, 9:30 pm
Sat, Aug 9 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music, 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, Aug 6 - Pizza and a Pint on the Porch, $8
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 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.
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.
New sliders every Thursday paired with 3 craft brews. 5-9pm