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Upcoming Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Mon, Sep 15 - Pint Night featuring Heavy Seas, Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm. Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Check out tonight’s Steal the Glass Night from Heavy Seas brewing, featuring their “Cutlass” Pumpkin Imperial Bourbon Porter.
Tue, Sep 16 - 43 HOURS OF SOUR ALL WEEK, The Birch Bar, W. Olney Rd., Chelsea, Norfolk. The “43 Hours of” is a festival concept created by The Birch to take place periodically throughout the year, each festival features its own theme. We are open 43 hours in a week, Tuesday through Saturday. The festival lasts the whole week. All 21 of our draft lines become the style of beer that is the theme of the current 43 Hours of. We also transform the bottle list into the same theme. Tuesday - GAG Early Admittance Day, Wednesday - Festival Glassware Steal the Pint Night, Thursday- Cheese Special Night (a special board is made to pair with the featured beer of the evening), Friday - Friday Beer and Cheese Pairing, Saturday - Flight Night or Other Special Finale Event
Support your Local Brewers - 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, O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, and the new Lil’ SIPA session IPA!
Fri, Sep 12 - FIRKIN & FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY. TGIF! Every Friday at the brewery, we offer two special casked beers for your tasting pleasure. So they’re not really in firkins, but “Cask” doesn’t sound as good with “Food Truck” or “Friday.” Plus, from 4 to 8 pm, enjoy delicious street food from Karnage Asada (Latin Asian fusion).
Sat, Sep 13 - SATURDAY SUPER PARTY. On Saturdays now we’re open from noon to nine, and we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers! Join us for Live Music by Broken Mouth Annie rockin the hiz-ouse from 5-8 pm. This Saturday Tidewater Comicon is taking over O’Connor Brewing from noon to 5:00 pm for an afternoon of Super Heroes, Contests and Live Music! This is the last big event for the October show so come out and support the local comic book community! Ice Cream Truck, and tasty food from CXB BBQ & Eats food truck all day, SUPER CORNHOLE CONTEST and more.
Sun, Sep 14 - First Ever WAFFLETINA BRUNCH, noon-3:00 pm (now every 2nd Sunday). Then, SIN NIGHT. It’s Service Industry Night at OBC from 3-6 pm every Sunday. So if you work in a bar or restaurant, we’ve got an exclusive happy hour just for you!
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.
8 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Missing Digit Hemp IPA, Sommer Fling Hefeweizen, Cowcatcher Milk Stout, Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law American Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Notch 9 Double IPA, and Chelsea Proper Special Bitter! See you soon!
Fri, Sep 12 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ food truck.
Sat, Sep 13 - Tasting Room, SALSA SATURDAY, from 12-7pm come visit Daddy G’s Salsa who will be on site sampling and selling their salsas. Live Music from Dan Pellegrino at 4:30 pm, and tasty food from ‘Bobby Q Filipino Grill’.
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, BeachFest Coastal Fest Beer, Riptide Altbier, Hammerhead IPA, Hoptopus Double IPA, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, Sep 12 - Join us for Fresh Beer and killer eats from ‘Wrap-N-Roll’ starting at 3 pm, but closing early at 7 pm!
Sat, Sep 13 - Closed for a Wedding!
Sun, Sep 14 - GROWLER POWER HOURS!! The Weekend’s not over! We have our Growler Power Hours from 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! The New Old Frogman Wet Hopped Ale, Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Jet Noise Double IPA, 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!
Fri, Sep 12 - Local food truck ‘No Brick Grill’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Sep 13 - Local food truck ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ 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, Sep 14 - Local food truck ‘Leilani’s Lunchbox’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1600.
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”!
Fri, Sep 12 - “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!
Fri, Sep 12 - FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY with ‘Sofrito - Rockin Rican’ Food Truck, 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)!
Tue, Sep 16 - THIRSTY TACO TUESDAY with ‘Stuft Not Your Average Street Food’, 4:30- 8:00 pm. What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening with great food, great beer and great times.
Other Local Brew and Brew Pub Happenings:
THE BIRCH BAR, Chelsea, 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.
Next week we celebrate 43 Hours of Sour! City Council approved our request to sell smaller growlers!! So start bringing in your 32oz!! (We will have our own 750ml and 32oz in soon!)
Drafts: Del Borgo* ReAle Extra Italian IPA, De Dolle* Oerbier Belgian Oud Bruin, Evil Twin* Ryan and the Beaster Bunny Saison / Farmhouse Ale, Moa* Breakfast Cherry Wheat, Schlenkerla* Marzen Rauchbier/Smoked Beer, Sarasola* Sidra Natural Basque Cider, Troegs* Hop Knife American IPA, Del Ducato* Verdi Z Chili Mead Barrel Sour Stout, Saucony Creek Captain Pumpkin Maple Mistress Pumpkin Ale, Hof Ten Dormaal* Brew No. 8 Port Charlotte Aged Belgian Golden Strong Ale, Ommegang* Witte Belgian Witbier, Stillwater* Why Can’t IBU? Belgian IPA, Italiano* TipoPils German Pilsner, Wurzburger* Julius Echter Hefeweizen, Champion* Pacecar American Porter, Sandford Orchards* Browns and Chisel Jersey English Cider, Stone* Levitation Amber Ale, Bell’s* Oarsman Berliner Weiss, BFM* Bon Chien Sour Biere de Garde, Great Divide* Yeti Imperial IPA
Fri, Sep 12 - 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, Sep 13 - Happy Hour is from 3-5 pm with 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.
Although summer is ending the Taproom will still be offering Norfolk’s best Happy Hour every day from 5-7pm with great food and drink specials. If you have not done so already please follow us @norfolktap on Twitter for the best updates on specials and live music performances at the Norfolk TapRoom. See y’all tonight.
Fri, Sep 12 - Live Music w/ Joint Therapy Duo, 9:30 pm
THE PUBLIC HOUSE, Ghent, 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.
BELMONT HOUSE OF SMOKE, Ghent, 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.
Last Weekend we kicked off a month long art exhibition! All of the art contributed to the show is done by the talented employees of Belmont, Cogans, and Colley Cantina! Come check out our talents!
Fri, Sep 12 - Live Music with The Wet Boys and The Lonely Teardrops, 9:30 pm
LYNNHAVEN PUB, N Great Neck Beach, 2236 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00am - 2:00am An Average Of 100 Different Beers And New Styles Coming In Every Week!
Saturday was Hopp Saturday featuring American Imperial IPAs on draft. All for $5. On tap is: Stone Unapalogetic, Goose Island Illinois, Terrapin Hopzilla, Beach Brewing Hoptopus, New Belgium Hop The Pond, Next up is Stone RuinTen, and Dogfish 90 Minute IPA (BFM Bon Chien ‘13 is on tap for our sour line)
TAPPED GASTROPUB, East Hilltop, 1550 Laskin Rd #198, Virginia Beach, VA. 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!
Fri, Sep 12 - Live Music Fri by Legacy, 9 pm
Sat, Sep 13 - Live Music by Matt Holloman on the patio at 2 pm; and then by Brian Sewell at 9 pm,
Sun, Sep 14 - Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, Sep 15 - 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. 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.
Fri, Sep 12 - LADIES ‘NIGHT. Live Music by ‘Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos’, 9:30 pm
Sat, Sep 13 - LOCALS” NIGHT, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by ‘Cover This’, 10 pm
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, West Hilltop, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA. 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.
Sat, Sep 13 - Keg Tapping, featuring TBA, 3 pm.
Sun, Sep 14 - Food Truck Rodeo, 11 am to 2 pm. Grab a bite from local food trucks (Sofrito, Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Cafe, Malbon’s BBQ “The Flying Pig”, No Brick Grill, Karnage Asada, The Coop and Pizza Bella Vista) in our east side parking lot, and 10% of food truck sales will be donated to the Whole Kids Foundation. WHRO will be here with their kids van, and we’ll have live music from ‘504 Supreme’.
HAMPTON TAPHOUSE, Downtown, 17 E. Queen’s Way, Hampton, VA. 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 Oktoberfest, BFM Cuvee de 7eme Zynatore, Blackthorn Cider, Bosteel Karmeliet Triple, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Caracole Saxo, Chimay Premier, Firestone Union Double Jack IPA, Foothills Barrel Aged Peoples Porter, Kostritzer Schwartzbier, Lindemans Frambiose, Mannaken Pis Wit, O’Haras Irish Stout, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider HoamadWeisse, Schneider HopfenWeisse, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Van Steenberge Gulden Draak, Weihenstephan Dunkel Weisse
BERRET’S SEAFOOD & TAPHOUSE GRILL, Merchants’ Square, 199 S Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA. Hours: Mon - Sun, 1130 am - 9:30 pm The Taphouse Grill is our casual outdoor bar and grill that celebrates a more contemporary Virginia than our historic neighbors across Duke of Gloucester Street. The menu features seafood, chicken and beef, highlighting Virginia specialties such as oysters, crab, and fresh produce. Steamed whole Virginia blue crabs are available during the summer. The Taphouse has a full bar that includes a wine menu featuring unique selections that highlight award winning wines from across the state, and a beer menu with more local microbrews on tap than any other outdoor restaurant in the area. Live music is featured on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (weather permitting). Every Thursday during the summer is Steal the Pint Night. A different brewery is featured each night with 4 unique draft beers. Keep the glass, enjoy a great meal and listen to some local music.
Fri, Sep 12 - Live Music w/ The Harris Simon Trio, 7 pm
Sat, Sep 13 - Live Music w/ Stone’s Throw, 7 pm
DoG (Duke of Gloucester) STREET PUB, Merchants’ Square, 401 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, VA. 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.
Draft List : Cask Ale-Saucony Creek Maple Mistress, Devils Backbone Old Leaf Lager, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, Perennial Woodside, Dogfish Head Ta Henket, Alewerks Bitter Valentine, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted Zymatore, O’Connor Great Dismal Black IPA, Alewerks Tavern Ale, Off Color Troublesome, Emelisse Black IPA, Alewerks Pumpkin Ale, BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2013, St. George Porter, Bold Rock Cider, Perennial The Last Word, Bell’s Best Brown, Alewerks Cafe Royale, Smartmouth Chelsea Proper ESB, and Founders Nitro Pale
We’re on out last keg of Alewerks Brewing Jubilee, barrel-aged Belgian strong ale. Available without a prescription.