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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:
Sat, Sep 6 - Virginia Craft Beer & Wine Festival, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Portsmouth, VA
Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Thu, Aug 14 - Steal the Pint Night, w/ Parkway Brewing Co., Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill, 5:00 pm, Merchant Square, Williamsburg, VA. Salem’s finest Parkway Brewing Co. joins us in the Taphouse! Live music with Lovecats 7-10 pm!
Thu, Aug 14 - Steal the Pint Night, w/ Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co., Oceans & Ale, 6:00 pm, Prime Outlets, Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA. Paired with acoustic music by Jesse Chong.
Thu, Aug 14 - Pint Night, w/ Starr Hill Brewing, The Public House, 5:00 pm, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA.
Thu, Aug 14 - Pint Night, The Point Spirits & Comfort Food, 6:00 pm, Downtown Phoebus, Hampton, VA
Thu, Aug 14 - Meet the Brewer, feat. Bold Rock, Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, 6:30-9:00 pm, 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!
Fri, Aug 15 - Sweetwater Tap Takeover, Tubby’s Tavern, 5 pm, Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA. Sweetwater is coming from the ATL with six of their favorites! SETH STAINBACK of the band Roosterfoot playing LIVE at 7 pm!! We’ll have cornhole and all kinds of fun!!!
Fri, Aug 15 - Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA. 12 different collaborations one extraordinary night Firestone Walker Hoppy Pilsner, Allagash Belgian Pale Ale, Newglarus English Bitter, Russian River Belgian Blonde, Victory Altbier, 3 Floyds Pale Ale, Cigar City Tropical Maibock, Oskar Blues Rye Bock, Ballast Point IP Lager, Ashville Brewers Scottish Ale, Bell’s Imperial Dark Ale and Ninkasi Coffee Milk Stout
Mon, Aug 18 - Meet the Brewer: Sean-Thomas Pumphrey from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Ghent Baker’s Crust, 5-8:00 pm, Norfolk, VA.
Mon, Aug 18 - Steal the Glass, Park Lane Pub, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton, VA.
Mon, Aug 18 - Steal the Pint night, Paul’s Deli & Restaurant, 5:00 pm, Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA
Thu, Aug 21 - Steal the Pint Night, w/ Port City Brewing Co., Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill, 5:00 pm, Merchant Square, Williamsburg, VA. Another Virginia brewery, Port City Brewing Company will be on hand pouring beers. Live music 7-10!
Sat, Aug 23 - Sweet Water Steal the Pint, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA
Mon, Aug 25 - Meet the Brewer: Sean-Thomas Pumphrey from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Hilltop Baker’s Crust, 5-8:00 pm, Virginia Beach, VA.
Local Brewery Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA * 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 12 - Movie Night: “Beer Fest USA”, 5-7 pm. Every Tuesday in August (which, if you didn’t know, is Virginia Craft Beer Month!), we will be screening one of our favorite beer-themed films on our movie theater-size projection screen. This week’s Tuesday night movie is Beerfest, a 2006 film by the comedy group Broken Lizard. Synopsis: Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a “Fight Club” with beer games.
Wed, Aug 13 - 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 14 - Every Thursday is THIRSTY THURSDAY in the tasting room, which means that EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF for everyone. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Fri, Aug 15 - 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!
Sat, Aug 16 - O’Connor’s Food Truck Rodeo. 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.
Sun, Aug 17 - It’s Service Industry Night at OBC from 3-6 pm every Sunday night, so if you work in a bar or restaurant, you get 50% off everything. Please bring in a recent pay stub as proof that you’re an industry employee.
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 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 14 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, Aug 15 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘The Bakehouse at Chelsea’ pop-up restaurant.
Sat, Aug 16 - Tasting Room, Live Music by ‘The Esoteric Ramblers’ (4:30-6:30 pm).
BEACH BREWING COMPANY, 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 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 15 - Great food from ‘Karnage Asada’ starting at 3 pm!
Sat, Aug 16 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, Aug 17 - 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 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 12 - Taco Tuesday with ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ starting at 1600.
Fri, Aug 15 - Local food truck ‘Hashi Chow’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Aug 16 - Local food truck ‘Leilani’s Lunchbox’ 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 17 - 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 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 13 - Open Mic night starting at 7 pm!
Thu, Aug 14 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, Aug 15 - “Firkin Friday”! Come out and enjoy some Cask Ale. 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 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 12 - 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 15 - 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: email@example.com, Phone: 757-PHBrews
Other Local Brew and Brew Pub Happenings:
THE BIRCH BAR, 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 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 12 - Cards Against Humanity, starting at 7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 13 - 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, Aug 14 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, Aug 15 - 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 16 - 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 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.
What’s your favorite Virginia Brewery? Come by The Pub and check out all of our Virginia Beers on tap all month long!
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 13 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music, 9 pm.
Thu, Aug 14 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music 9 pm.
Live Music Fri and Sat at 9 pm, Sun Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, Aug 18 - 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 - Maggie’s 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
Thu, Aug 14 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, Aug 15 - Ladies Night. Live Music w/ ‘The Deemsters’,9:30 pm
Sat, Aug 16 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music w/ ‘The Gold Sauce’, 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 13 - 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. Now on Tap - Delirium Tremens!
Sat, Aug 16 - Live Music by ‘The Judy Chops’ after the Downtown Block Party, 10:00 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.
August is VA Craft Beer Month & we have lots going on to celebrate! Pint Nights every Thursday! Live music 15 nights this month with favorites such as Griff’s Room Band, Pairadocs, Timeline Jazz Quartet, John Spence, Sean Petersen Experiment, The Lovecats, Jukes Boogie Duo & more! Plus on Sunday August 31st is our 24th Annual Blue Crab Races to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation! Hooray for August!
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
On the beer engine - Heritage American Expedition aged in oak barrels with fresh squeezed oranges & wild yeast.
The VA beers (It’s Virginia Craft Beer Month after all) - Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Alewerks Springhouse, St. George Nut Brown Ale, O’Connor Great Dismal, Smartmouth Murphy’s Law, Lickinghole Creek 3 Chopt Tripel, Blue Mountain Evil 8, Port City Colossal One, Bold Rock Cider