Thu, Nov 20 - Pint Night with DuClaw Brewing Co., 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, Nov 20 - Steal the Pint Night with Legend Brewing Company, Oceans & Ale, 6 - 9:00 pm, Prime Outlets, Richmond Road, Williamsburg. Featuring Virginia’s own Legend Brewery, buy their beers and “steal” the glass. Live Music by Absolute Acoustic.
Mon, Nov 24 - Pint Night with Highland Brewing Co., Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm. Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. For this Monday’s Steal the Glass, we are going to bring back to the kilts with Highland Brewing’s Oatmeal Porter. We’ll also have Live Music from Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.
Tue, Nov 25 - Tuesday Tap Takeover and Pint Night with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, The Whiskey Kitchen, 6 - 9:00 pm, 2149 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Come meet the brewmaster and steal a pint of Hardywood Park Craft Beer.
Wed, Nov 26 - Gordon Biersch Tap Takeover featuring Smartmouth Brewing Co., 4:00 pm, Town Center, Virginia Beach. Gordon Biersch is hosting a Tap Takeover where Smartmouth Brewing will be taking over the guest taps, Thanksgiving Eve! We tap the beers at 4 pm and the live music starts at 8 pm from Ray Meeks until 12 am.
Thu, Dec 4 - Tap Takeover and Pint Night with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Home Republic, 6:00 pm, 328 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Featuring Hardywood Park Craft Beer on Tap. Did we mention it starts during our Happy Hour, 3-7 pm.
Brew Fest/Beer Festival:
Sat, Nov 22 -4th Annual CBDA Oyster Roast & Thalia Creek Awareness Day, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Corner of Bonney Road and Constitution Drive, Virginia Beach. Enjoy all you can eat Eastern Shore Oysters and BBQ, with bottomless beverages, including craft beers from Hoffman Beverage Company, corn hole, Live Music by the Deloreans, and NEW this year - Beer Pong! $45 per person.
Support your Local Brewers - Brewery Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 4-8:00 pm, Fri 4-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00 pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm
10 Beers now on Tap: Just Released seasonal Punkelweise, All-In wet-hopped wheat ale, Lil’ SIPA session IPA, and Bells Beach Fall saison, along with our six flagships; 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, Nov 18 - TACO TUESDAY. We’ll have one of our favorite food trucks serving up tasty taco treats, 4-8:00 pm.
Wed, Nov 19 - BEER RELEASE AND VINYL NIGHT. Come check out our brand new offering, ‘The Bold Man Oyster Stout’, made with local Virginia oysters. Also 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, Nov 20 - 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, Nov 21 - 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 8pm, enjoy delicious pies and slices from ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ (authentic Neopolitan wood-fired pizza) food truck.
Sat, Nov 22 - On Saturdays now we’re open from noon to nine, we’ll have Live Music by ‘Fist in the Discourse’ (rock, rockabilly) from 5 - 8 pm, and we have delicious Street food by one of our favorite food trucks ‘Karnage Asada’, from 3 to 8 pm.
Sun, Nov 23 - SIN NIGHT. If you work in a bar or restaurant, we’ve got an exclusive happy hour just for you! Please bring in a recent pay stub as proof that you’re an industry employee, every sunday from 3 - 6 pm.
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk 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 Velvet Glove bourbon barrel-aged stout, II (Two) our anniversary IPA, Outta Yer Gourd pumpkin ale, Cowcatcher Milk Stout; as well as our regulars: Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law American Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, and Notch 9 Double IPA! See you soon!
Wed, Nov 19 - In honor of “No Shave November” the brewer boys of Smartmouth will take over serving in the tasting room. All tips for the night will be donated to cancer prevention and to those fighting the battle. Special sightings of Porter and HeChris might happen as well!
Thu, Nov 20 - Delicious Wood-fired pizza from ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ Food Truck.
Fri, Nov 21 - Delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ food truck.
Sat, Nov 22 - Live Music by ‘Vince Kornegay’ from 4:30-6:30 pm, and Delicious food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ Food Truck.
BEACH BREWING COMPANY, 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach 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 - Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Loggerhead Honey Pale, Fire At Sea Smoked Coffee Porter, Jolly Roger Pumpkin Porter, Turncoat American Red, Hammerhead IPA, SeaDevil Imperial Stout, Full Broadside - Port Barrel, & Harbinger - Bourbon Barrel
Fri, Nov 21 - Hoppy Friday. Join us for our Fresh Beer with discounts on all pints & one our favorite food trucks ‘Hashi’ will be here serving up good eats!
Sat, Nov 22 - Join us for a fresh Cask of Beer while one of our favorite food trucks ‘No Brick Grill’ serves up their tasty eats starting at 1 pm!
Sun, Nov 23 - GROWLER POWER HOURS!! The Weekend’s not over! We have our Growler Power Hours from 2-4:00 pm with discounts on all growler and grenade fills!
YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach 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 ‘DD-214’ Double Dunkelweizen (only while it lasts), Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Jet Noise Double IPA, and Big Red Rye a Rye India Pale Ale! Come get your growlers filled!
Check it out! Semper FI.P.A. Wins best in show at the 2014 Battle of the Beers!
Tue, Nov 18 - Taco ‘freakin’ Tuesday! Don’t miss it! ‘Karnage Asada’ will be on site starting at 1500 hours (3 pm).
Fri, Nov 21 - ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ will be here to pair up their awesome food with our delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Nov 22 - ‘Over The Moon Pizza’ will be here to pair up their tasty pies and slices with our delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500, then Stogie & Stout Night from 17-2100. Bring in a cigar and get $2 off your first beer.
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10 pm, Fri 3 pm-12 am, Sat 12n-12 am, Sun 12n-8 pm Now On Tap - Just released Queen Ann’s Revenge Stout and Witch of Pungo pumpkin Ale! Also serving Honey Blue Blue Golden Ale, False Cape Amber Ale, Steel Pier Bohemian Lager, Atlantic Ave IPA, and Beach Cruiser Pale Ale, Back Bay October Fest Save 20% off 64 ounce growler fills this Sunday and every Sunday for the remainder of football season.
Wed, Nov 19 - Open Mic night starting at 7 pm!
Thu, Nov 20 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, Nov 21 - ‘Firkin Friday!’ Come out and enjoy some Cask Ale. We only have one firkin that will be tapped at 3 pm and when it’s gone it’s gone.
ST. GEORGE BREWING COMPANY, 204 Challenger Way, Hampton Tap Room Hours: Mon-Fri 3 - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Retail and Tastings Mon through Sat. Brewery Tours Wed through Sat.
Beers on Tap: Black Forest Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Feast of St. George, Pilsner, Porter, Oktoberfest, English IPA, Golden Ale, Winter Scotch, and Larry’s Lemonade.
Tue, Nov 18 - 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, Nov 21 - 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)!
PLEASURE HOUSE BREWING, 3025 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach Hours: Thu 3 - 9:00 pm, Fri 3 - 11:00 pm, Sat 12 - 11:00 pm, Sun 12 - 9:00 pm WE ARE NOW OPEN!!! At Pleasure House Brewing we are passionate about two things: making great beer and serving our community!
Our line-up of main taps for this Thursday is: Pleasure House Treats (pumpkin vanilla porter), Halfway House West Coast Pale Ale, 757 Citrus Saison, Accidental Tourist Belgian IPA, Motueka Blond, In addition, we’ll have two side taps, featuring: Pleasure House Tricks (pumpkin saison—only 15 gallons left!), Fleeting Pleasures #2: Bre’s Baked Peach Oatme-ale
Up and Coming Brewers -
BIG UGLY BREWING COMPANY, 1296 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake 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!
We’re hard at work tiling bathrooms, building bars, and cleaning up at the Brewery! Come by and say hi and grab some swag!
STORM FORGE BREWING COMPANY, Coming soon to Iwip Rd., Smithfield 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.
BOLD MARINER BREWING COMPANY, a Craft Microbrewery opening soon in Norfolk Veteran owned and operated, The Bold Mariner will provide traditional styles of quality craft beer to the area. We will create a sense of pride in our product that embodies our community and company. We will initially produce three flagship beers. These beers will be offered year round along with a rotation of seasonal and special run recipes. Our line of beers will be available for purchase in our on premises tap room as well as in local area restaurants. Once open we will start brewing on a 15bbl brew house, initially we will produce only draft which will be available in our tap room and at local bars and restaurants. Featuring Bold Mariner Golden Ale, Bold Mariner IPA, and Bold Mariner Stout
IMPULSE BREWING COMPANY, Virginia Beach’s newest brewery dedicated to bringing you unique brews and great times. Opening early 2015. Be Impulsive! "The Other Side" (an Oatmeal stout), "Head First Hefe", "Red Button" (an Irish Red), "Accidental IPA" (Imperial IPA coming in at 121 IBUs), and "Last Minute Trip" (Belgian Tripel). Just a few of the beers we are planning for next year. Truth is, we love to make beer. What styles would you like to see?
Other Local Brew and Brew Pub Happenings:
THE BIRCH BAR, Chelsea, 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am, Fri-Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese! Happy Hour every Fri-Sat 3-5 pm. * Week Day Happy Hour: 5-7 pm, $1 off All Full Draft Beers! Tue, Wed, and Thu! * Weekend Happy Hour: 3-5 pm $2 off $5 and $7 Full Draft Beers! Fri and Sat!
On Tap: Founder’s Oatmeal Stout on Nitro, Vapeur Saison de Pipaix “Z” Calvados Barrel Spiced Saison, Perennial The Last Word Keylime Wild Ale, Dieu du Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps Maple Scotch Ale, OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) Artamas Smokey Blended Saison, Sarasola Sidra Natural Basque Cider, Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Beer, Del Ducato Frambozschella Raspberry Wild Ale, Del Borgo BdbBi(g)BodyIbu Italian IPA, Bahnhof Leipziger Gose Salted Wheat, Ardent Virginia Common Steam Beer, Hardywood Pils German Pilsner, Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny Black IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack American IPA, Champion Pacecar Porter American Porter, Stillwater Classique Post Modern Saison, Kiuchi Hitachino Anbai Plum Gose, Off Color Troublesome American Gose, BFM Bon Chien Sour Biere de Garde, Del Ducato Baciami Lipsia Pink Salt Gose
Wed, Nov 19 - Wednesday Night 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, Nov 20 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special cheese platter offerings.
Fri, Nov 21 - 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, Nov 22 - Happy Hour is from 3-5 pm with Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials
Upcoming: Wed Nov 26, Day before Thanksgiving Growler Happy Hour, from 3 - 9:00 pm
NORFOLK TAPROOM, Corner of Granby & Main Streets, Downtown Norfolk 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 has ended, the Taproom will still be offering Norfolk’s best Happy Hour every day from 5 - 7:00 pm 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 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.
Thursday - Pint Night each Week, starting at 5:00 pm!
BELMONT HOUSE OF SMOKE, Ghent, 2117 Colonial Ave, Norfolk 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.
LYNNHAVEN PUB, N Great Neck Beach, 2236 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00 am - 2:00 am An Average of 100 Different Beers and New Styles Coming In Every Week!
Tap Line-up: New Belgium Le Terroir, Beach Brewing Harbinger, O’Connor Great Dismal, Allagash Hugh Malone, Founders Breakfast Stout, Terrapin So Fresh, So Green!
Fridays from 5 - 8:00 pm, we kick off Charlotte Hour. Our good friend Charlotte will be out on the patio sampling some tasty brews. Come by, talk beer with her, and grab a ready brew.
TAPPED GASTROPUB, East Hilltop, 1550 Laskin Rd #198, Virginia Beach 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, Nov 19 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music, 8 pm
Thu, Nov 20 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional craft beers. Live Music, 9 pm
Fri/Sat - Live Music 9 pm
Sun, Nov 23 - Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, VB Oceanfront on the Boardwalk, 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00 pm-12:00 am, Fri - Sat 11:30 am-1:30 am, Sun 11:30 am-12:00 am Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer.
Draft List: New Belgium - Rotating, Terrapin - Rotating, Samuel Adams - Rotating, Ommegang Rare Vos, Beach Brewing Hoptopus Dbl IPA, O’Connor Red Nun Ale, Legend Brown Ale, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Victory Golden Monkey Belgian Style, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bluegrass Brewery Jefferson Reserve Stout, Green Flash IPA, Blue Moon Belgian Style Cloudy Wheat, Guinness Stout, Stella Artois, Yuengling, Magic Hat #9, Miller Lite, Lagunitas IPA, Schneider Aventinus Dopplebach, Stone Oaked Aged Arrogant Bastard, Dos Equis XX, Allagash White Belgian, Bud Light, Dogfish Head 90 IPA
Thu, Nov 20 - Craft Beer Night, Every Thursday from 4-9:00 pm we offer 50% off our rotating Drafts!
Fri, Nov 21 - Ladies Night, Live Music, 9:00 pm
Sat, Nov 22 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music, 9:00 pm
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, West Hilltop, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach 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, Nov 19 - Pizza and a Pint, on the Porch, $8
Thu, Nov 20 - Beer School/Devils Backbone Tap Takeover, 6:30 pm, (pay at the door only)
Sat, Nov 22 - Keg Tapping on the Porch, 3:00 pm
HAMPTON TAPHOUSE, Downtown, 17 E. Queen’s Way, Hampton 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.
On Tap: St George Brewing Co Oktoberfest, Legend Brewing Company Oktoberfest, Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest, Ayinger Brewery Oktoberfest, The Brooklyn Brewery Oktoberfest, Devils Backbone Brewing Company Oktoberfest, Southern Tier Brewing Company Pumking, Warlock, Blue Mountain Barrel House Spooky, DuClaw Beers 31, AleWerks Brewing Company Pumpkin, Starr Hill Brewing Company Boxcar, Great Divide Brewing Company Hoss Lager.
Fri, Nov 21 - Live Music by ‘River Whyless’
Fri, Nov 28 - Live Music Jam with ‘The Jauntee’
THE BIER GARDEN, 438 High St., Portsmouth 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: Ayinger Brau Weisse, Ayinger Celebrator, Ayinger Oktoberfest, Blackthorn Cider, Chimay Premier, De Dolle Arabier, Dogfish Punkin, Hardywood Great Return, Kostritzer Schwarzbier, Lindemans Framboise, Monty Pythons Holy Grail Ale, Murphy’s Irish Stout, Reissdorf Kolsch, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Eisbock, Schneider Hopfenweisse, St. Bernard ABT 12, Victory Moonglow
DoG (Duke of Gloucester) STREET PUB, Merchants’ Square, 401 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg 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 - Devils Backbone Bravo 4 Point, Bell’s Lager Of The Lakes, BFM La Douze, Smartmouth Chelsea Proper ESB, St.George Nut Brown Ale, Evil Twin Sour Bikini, Alewerks Chesapeake Pale Ale, Founders Centennial IPA, Birrificio Italiano Vùdù, Epic Hopulent Nitro, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Stillwater Stateside, Bell’s Third Coast, Uerige Doppelsticke, Perennial / Solemn Oath Stefon, Bold Rock Cider, Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout
Every Thursday - New sliders paired with 3 craft brews, 5 - 9:00 pm