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- Benjamin Franklin
Upcoming Brew/Beer Fests:
Thu, Sep 11 - ART BREW What Next? Selden Arcade & Gallery, 6:00 - 8:00pm, 208 E. Main St, Norfolk. Artists and collectors - Help share the transformative powers of art! Join Randy Harrison of Tidewater Arts Outreach & Christopher Norton of Old Dominion University as they introduce Art Connection Hampton Roads. Learn about legacy planning with artist/attorney Debi Stadlin. Free & open to the public, Cash Bar
Sep 20 - Oktoberfest, Park Lane Tavern, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton
Sep 25 - Beer, Brats & Twang, Hampton Taphouse, 8:00 pm, Downtown, Queen’s Way, Hampton. Brought to you by Taphaüs. Featuring Oktoberfest beers, German food, and alt country sensations Girls Guns and Glory and Sarah Borges. FREE.
Oct 4 - Back Bay Brewing Oktoberfest, 1:00 pm, Back Bay Brewing Taproom, Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach. We are proud to bring you Back Bay Brewing Oktoberfest. It will be the most Authentic Oktoberfest in Tidewater! Oompah music , tradtional mugs, lederhose, dirndls and more. Bratwurst by HASHI German Music and most importantly BEER! FREE ADMISSION. PET and KID Friendly !
Oct 4 - Oktoberfest, sponsored by The Noblemen, Holiday Travel Park, General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach.
Oct 4 - Chelsea West Fest, West Ghent, 12:00 pm.
Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Tue, Sep 9 - Tap Takeover hosted by Young Veterans Brewing Company, Whiskey Kitchen, 6-9:00 pm, General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Just barely one year old, Young Veterans Brewing will be bringing their New Recruit honey blond ale, Jet Noise double IPA, Pineapple Grenade hefeweizen, & Brand new Old Frog Man wet-hopped harvest ale.
Wed, Sep 10 - Steal the Pint Night featuring Sierra Nevada “Flip side” Red IPA!, Halligan Bar & Grill, 7:00 pm, Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA. ‘Wednesday Night Steal The Pint’ series! Oh, and the glasses are sweeeeet lookin! The fun kicks off at 7 pm - and we’ll be serving our special gourmet craft beer burger inspired by and paired with the Ale.
Wed, Sep 10 - Special Beer Education Happy Hour, The Birch Bar, 5-9:00 pm. 43 HOURS OF SOUR IS NEXT WEEK, AND WE NEED TO MOVE SOME BEER! So we will be hosting an extra special Happy Hour! That means select $5 beers will be $3 and select $7 beers will be $5! Come out and enjoy the middle of the week and support a good cause! (Making room for sour beers that is.)
Wed, Sep 10 - Bring Stone Home at The Public House,5:00 pm, Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA. Come on down to The Public House and hop up your hump day with three IPAs from Stone Brewing Co. We are featuring their RuinTen Double IPA, 18th Anniversary Brown IPA, and their collaboration with Beachwood and Heretic Brewing, the Unapologetic IPA. Come show your support for Stone Brewing Co. while they continue their search for a new home. Cheers!
Thu, Sep 11 - Pint Night, The Public House, 5:00 pm, Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA. Come by, enjoy some great beers, hang with our friends from the brewery, and snag a pint!
Thu, Sep 11 - YVBC Tap Takeover, Tubby’s Tavern, 7:00 pm, Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Come enjoy the great beers from Young Veterans Brewing Co. on National Patriot Day! **NEW** Old Frogman Harvest Ale, Big Red Rye IPA, Jet Noise Double IPA, New Recruit Blonde Ale, Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Semper Fi PA
Thu, Sep 11 - Steal the Pint Night with Left Hand Brewing, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill, 5:00 pm, Merchant Square, Williamsburg, VA. Bummed that summer is officially over? Well cheer up because we are excited to announce that Pint Night every Thursday has been extended into the fall! We’ll have on Tap Left Hand Brewing’s 400 Pound Monkey, Stranger Pale Ale, Oktoberfest & Polestar Pilsner. Live music with some new local musicians, Haley & Addison, 7-10 pm!
Thu, Sep 11 - Steal the Pint Night, Ocean’s and Ale, 5:00 pm, Prime Outlets, Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA.
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 Pumpkin Imperial Bourbon Porter.
Support your local Brewers - 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, O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, and the new Lil’ SIPA session IPA!
Tue, Sep 9 - TACO TUESDAYS. Every Tuesday when you pull up to the brewery, you can expect to see either Karnage Asada, whose incredible Latin-Asian cuisine you see here, or the always delicious Bro’s Fish Tacos serving up the tasty taco treats.
Wed, Sep 10 - 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, Sep 11 - BURGER NIGHT. Every Thursday night is Burger Night with CXB BBQ AND EATS! It’s also Thirsty Thursday, which means we’re offering drink specials on everything served in a pint, flight, or growler. Plus 30% off all merchandise, too. No reason, just cuz. So come hungry and thirsty, cuz it’s Thursday!
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 from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from CXB BBQ & Eats 3-8 pm. This Saturday Tidewater Comicon is taking over O’Connor Brewing 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, Food Truck, SUPER CORNHOLE CONTEST and more.
Sun, Sep 14 - 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, Live Music from Dan Peligrin 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 - Our Gold Medal Winner-Ghost Ship Citra Pale Ale, plus Full Broadside Biere de Garde, Icarus Farmhouse Red, Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, 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
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!
Tue, Sep 9 - Taco Tuesday! Today we will have Tacos for Tuesday! Hooray for Tacos and BEER! ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ will be hanging out with us at 1600 (4 pm)! Don’t miss it!
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”!
Wed, Sep 10 - Open mic night starting at 7 pm!
Thu, Sep 11 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
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!
Tue, Sep 9 - 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.
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)!
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 concluded an unbelievable Kickstarter campaign with an amazing 192 backers!
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
STORM FORGE BREWING COMPANY, Coming soon to Iwip Rd., Smithfield, VA. Storm Forge Brewing Company is the dream of a couple of advanced homebrewers who desire to take their experience to the next level and open a Craft Brewery.
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!
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 Charoltte 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
Wed, Sep 10 - 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, Sep 11 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
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.
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.
Thu, Sep 11 - Pint Night each Week!
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!
Wed, Sep 10 - Wing Wednesday, Hot wings 39 cents each! Trivia Night
Thu, Sep 11 - Two for $2 Coronitas! Karaoke Night
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. First 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!
Wed, Sep 10 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music by BJ Griffin, 8 pm
Thu, Sep 11 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music by Seth Stainback, 9 pm
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Sep 11 - Pint Night each Week! With Live music starting at 7:00 pm
Fri, Sep 12 - Happy Friday! Love live music? Stephanie Cash, 8:00 pm
Sat, Sep 13 - Enjoy a great performance tonight from Stephen Christoff, 8:00 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.
New sliders every Thursday paired with 3 craft brews. 5-9pm
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