Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekly Tidewater VA Brew Happenings

Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
- Benjamin Franklin


Upcoming Brew/Beer Fests:
Sat, Sep 6 - Inaugural Virginia Craft Beer & Wine Festival, 12-5 pm, nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Portsmouth, VA. The festival will exclusively feature some of the finest selections of craft breweries and wineries, all hand-picked and selected from right here in Virginia. Tickets include unlimited sampling of craft beer and wine from Virginia breweries and wineries, along with a commemorative festival glass and live entertainment featuring Virginia natives Lewis McGehee and Major & The Monbacks. Participating local breweries will include O’Connor Brewing Co., Smartmouth Brewing Co., Back Bay Brewing Co., Young Veterans Brewing Co., St George Brewing Co., Larry’s Lemonade, Ale Works Brewing Co., Legend Brewing Co., Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Bold Rock Hard Cider, Starr Hill Brewing Co. and Sunken City Brewery, along with a selection of premier wineries from across the state. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate, as available. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations, or purchase online at Tickets are also available at the pavilion box office.

Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
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 featuring Widmer Hefeweizen, Park Lane Pub, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton, VA. This naturally cloudy flagship brew starts with the highest quality wheat. It’s bold, clean flavor & pronounced citrus & floral aromas are what define American-Style Hefeweizen. So let us pour you a cool, cloudy glass, finished with a lemon and enjoy. Don’t forget we will have live music by the ONE & ONLY…. Brian “BIG DADDY” Sewell from 6:30-9:30 pm.
Mon, Aug 18 - Steal the Pint night, w/ Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co., Paul’s Deli & Restaurant, 5:00 pm, 761 Scotland St, Williamsburg, VA
Wed, Aug 20 - Steal the Pint Night featuring Terrapin’s Recreation Ale! Halligan Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm, Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA. Join us for another installment of our ‘Wednesday Night Steal The Pint’ series - this week Recreation Ale by Athens, GA brewery Terrapin! The fun kicks off at 7 PM - and we’ll be serving our special gourmet craft beer burger inspired by and paired with Recreation Ale.
Thu, Aug 21 - Starr Hill Tap Takeover and Steal the Pint Night, Home Republic, 6:00 pm, 328 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Featuring Live Music on the patio and Starr Hill on tap (buy a pint of beer and keep the glass)!
Thu, Aug 21 - Tap Takeover featuring Sweetwater Brewing Co., Doc Taylor’s Seaside Market Lounge, 8:00 pm, 23rd & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA. SweetWater Brewing Company is holding a Tap Takeover and steal the Pint. Listen to some great music from “Last Fair Deal” and try some new offerings from SweetWater Brewing: SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, SweetWater IPA, SweetWater Blue.
Thu, Aug 21 - Tap Takeover featuring Lickinghole Creek Brewery, Tubby’s Tavern, 7:00 pm, 2224 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA. Come enjoy Virginia’s first farm brewing taking over the taps at Tubby’s this Thirsty Thursday! Special $15 Prime Rib w/ Potatoes au Gratin and Veggie!! FREE Live Music by Micah Spruill!!!
Thu, Aug 21 - Pint Night with Williamsburg’s Alewerks Brewing, The Public House, 5:00 pm, Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA.
Thu, Aug 21 - Meet the Brewer Night, w/ Legend Brewing Co., Cure Coffeehouse & Brasserie, 6:30 pm, Botetourt, 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 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!
Thu, Aug 21 - Steal the Pint Night, w/ St. George Brewing Co., Ocean’s and Ale, Prime Outlets, Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA.
Thu, Aug 21 - Steal the Strangeways Gargantuan Glass, 4:00 pm, Strangeways Brewing, 2227A Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA. Purchase a 20 oz. Gargantuan of any beer and take the glass home with you. This thing’s a doozie!
Sat, Aug 23 - Sweet Water Steal the Pint, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA.
Sat, Aug 23 - New Belgium Tap Takeover and Pint Night, Tapped Gastropub, 6:00 pm, Hilltop East, Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Featuring their Fat Tire Amber Ale, Tour de Fall Pale Ale, and Blue Paddle Pilsner.
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 19 - Movie Night: “Beer Wars”, a 2009 documentary film about the American beer industry, 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 20 - 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 21 - 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 22 - 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 by ‘Mojo Collins’ (Blues), and street food from ‘Bobby Q Filipino Grill’, paired with our fresh, tasty beers!
Sat, Aug 23 - 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 Join us as we celebrate the re-release of ‘Bells Beach’, our Aussie-inspired Galaxy Saison. We also welcome ‘Glasgow Kiss’ (Celtic) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ (authentic Neapolitan pizza) from 3-8 pm.
Sun, Aug 24 - 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!
Wed, Aug 20 - Tasting Room, Pete’s Pub Trivia.
Thu, Aug 21 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, Aug 22 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘CXB BBQ and Eats’.
Sat, Aug 23 - Tasting Room, Live Music by ‘Kings of Ukulele’ (4:30-6:30 pm), and tasty food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’.

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 - Full Broadside - Biere de Garde!, 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 22 - Great food from ‘Wrap-N-Roll’ starting at 3 pm!
Sat, Aug 23 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘No Brick Grill’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, Aug 24 - 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 back on Draft! Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Semper FI.P.A. Citra Hopped India Pale Ale, and Big Red Rye a Rye India Pale Ale! 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 19 - Taco Tuesday with ‘Karnage Asada’ starting at 1600.
Fri, Aug 22 - Local food truck ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ (Neapolitan pizza oven) to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Aug 23 - Local food truck ‘Leilani’s Lunchbox’ (island style) 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 24 - Local food truck ‘No Brick Grill’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1400.

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 20 - Open mic night starting at 7 pm!
Thu, Aug 21 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, Aug 22 - “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 19 - 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 22 - 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:, 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 19 - Cards Against Humanity, starting at 7:00 pm
Wed, Aug 20 - 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 21 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, Aug 22 - 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 23 - 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 20 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music by Bryan Dunn, 9 pm.
Thu, Aug 21 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music by Tim Branson, 9 pm.
Live Music Fri by BJ Griffin & Dustin Furlow, 9 pm; and Sat afternoon by Dan Lavoie at 2 pm, and then by Lewis McGehee at 9 pm, Sun afternoon by Cam Head Duo, 2 pm; then Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, Aug 25 - 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 21 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, Aug 22 - Ladies Night. Live Music by Funk University, 9:30 pm
Sat, Aug 23 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot, 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 20 - Pizza and a Pint on the Porch, $8
Thu, Aug 21 - Beer School, 6:00 pm (register at
Sat, Aug 23 - Keg Tapping, featuring Dissenter Imperial Ale from Founders Brewing.

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.
Garden Tap List: A’Chouffe Houblon Chouffe, Ayinger Brau Weisse, Ayinger Celebrator, Ayinger Jahrhundert, BFM Cuvee de 7eme Zynatore, Blackthorn Cider, Bosteel Karmeliet Triple, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Chimay Premier, Firestone Union Jack Double IPA, Foothills Barrel Aged Peoples Porter, Lindemans Framboise, Mannaken Pis Wit, O’Hara’s Irish Stout, Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Hoamadweisse, Schneider Hopfenweisse, St. Bernardus ABT 12, St. Bernardus Extra 4, Van Steenberge Gulden Draak, Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weisse

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

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