Monday, February 16, 2015

Local Brew Happenings Tidewater VA

Pint Nights / Tap Takeovers / Keg Tappings
Tue, Feb 17 -
Abita Brewing Mardis Gras Party & Tap Invasion, Tubby’s Tavern, 3:00 pm, Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Abita Tap Invasion with food & drinks specials all night long!
Sierra Nevada Pint Night, 80/20 Burger Bar, 5:00 pm, Norfolk. Come join us for our Sierra Nevada Pint Night including the Ovila Quad with Plum!
Wed, Feb 18  -
Councilwoman Shannon Kane’s Beer n’ Bacon Bash, Back Bay Brewing, 5 - 7:00 pm, 614 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach. Come meet Chef Bryant from Hell’s Kitchen Season 13. He’s prepared a great bacon-inspired menu, which will go great with flights of Back Bay’s craft brews.
Devils Backbone Craft Collisions, Craft 60 Ale House, 5:00 pm, 13361 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. Get a handcrafted Burger & pint of any Devils Backbone Craft pint for only $10.
Thu, Feb 19 -
St. George’s Steal the Pint/Tap Takeover Night, Home Republic, 6:00 pm, 328 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Come out to Home Republic for Tap Takeover Thursday, featuring St. George Brewing Company! Featuring a selection of their awesome beers. Did we mention it starts during our Happy Hour? 3-7 everyday!
Beer School at The Porch at Whole Foods Market, 6:30 pm, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Beer School on the Porch. Taste some great Craft Beer while learning differences in types and flavors. Pay at the door.
Beer Tasting, Grape & Gourmet, 4:30-7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Come see what Gabe is pouring for tonight’s tasting. Five new beers every week!
HK on the Bay’s Steal the Pint Night, with Port City Brewing, 4600 Lookout Rd, Virginia Beach. We will be pouring selections from our friends on the Potomac, Alexandria’s own Port City Brewing Company - Our Brewery of the month for February: Optimal Wit, Downright Pilsner, Ways & Means Session IPA, and maybe even Colossal 4. Come out and hang with us, eat some good food and drink some great beer.
Pint Night, The Public House, 5:00 pm, 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Come by, enjoy some great beers, hang with our friends from the brewery, and snag a pint! We tap the kegs at 5 pm. See you then!
Pint Night, The Point at Phoebus, 6:00 pm, 30 E. Mellen Street, Hampton. Come try our featured brewery of the month - Devils Backbone. Local craft brews paired with farm to table foods ensures a memorable local experience. We’ll have Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Smokehouse Bock, The Horror black IPA, and Old Glen their English-inspired Old Ale. Join us as we continue to support local farms and breweries.
Four Course Beer Dinner Featuring Lickinghole Creek Brewing, Water Street Grille, 6:30 pm, 323 Water Street, Yorktown. Beer-paired price-fixed menu, featuring Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery from Goochland, VA. First course-Grilled Cheese Trio w/ Short Pump saison, Second course-Pretzel crusted salmon w/ Three Chopt tripel, Third course-Pork Belly baklava w/Nonesuch DIPA, Fourth course-From Scratch S’mores w/ Vanilla Black Bear stout.
Fri, Feb 20 -
Charlotte Hour, Lynnhaven Pub, 5-8:00 pm, 2236 W Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. 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.
Tap Takeover with Back Bay Brewing, The Parlor on Granby, 7-10:00 pm, Norfolk. Back Bay Brewing Company is taking over our taps with @djcanrock giving you some legit entertainment, brewers will be available for a chat as well.
Date Change! - Alpine Beer Company Norfolk Launch Party, The Birch, 5-10:00 pm, 1231 Olney Rd, Chelsea, Norfolk. To welcome another San Diego based craft beer, Featuring 3 Alpine Brewing & 3 Green Flash Brewing Drafts. Line-up: Alpine Nelson, Alpine Duet, Alpine Captain Stout, Green Flash Jibe, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Green Flash Double Stout. Plus Green Flash rep Phil will be in the house!
Firkin Friday, Cogans Pizza North, 6:00 pm, 4311 Colley Avenue, Norfolk. On Fridays we tap a cask ale from one of our local Brewers. Come out and enjoy some REAL BEER!!!
Sat, Feb 21 -
Broadside IPA Release, Brass Cannon Brewing, 12-7:00 pm,  8105 Richmond Rd., Toano (Williamsburg). We will be releasing our very first India Pale Ale beer to the public today. This is the beer that you all helped to name and we’re excited to be bringing it to you. We’ll be open extra hours and there will be discounts on pints all day.

**Center OF The Universe [COTU] Brewing Company invades Hampton Roads and Rolls out with a Week Long Party February 23rd-28th!
You’ve asked for it. Some of you have even begged for it. Now its happening. COTU is officially launching into the Hampton Roads area bringing delicious treats such as Pocahoptas IPA, Ray Ray’s Extra Pale Ale and Main St. Virginia Ale. If you are lucky, you might even get a small glimpse of our rare and seasonal lineup featuring Orange is the New Stout, El Duderino, Monkey’s Uncle, and Scotchtown. We heard Hampton Roads likes to party, so we thought a week long party would be in order. See below for an action packed week of meet and greets, steal this, drink that, and an all around celebration of beer. We are excited, and thirsty. Ready or not, here we come!
Schedule of Events
Mon, Feb 23 - Pint Night/Meet The Brewer/Special Keg Tapping, Lager Heads, 5:00 pm, Virginia Beach
Tue, Feb 24 – O’Connor/COTU Pint Night/Collab Night/Meet The Brewer, Whiskey Kitchen, 5:00 pm, Virginia Beach
Wed, Feb 25 – Pint Night/Meet The Brewer/Special Keg Tapping, The Public House, 6:00 pm, Norfolk
Thu, Feb 26 – COTU Beer Education Night, Whole Foods Market, 5:30 pm, Virginia Beach
Fri, Feb 27 – Pint Night/Meet The Brewer/Special Keg Tapping, Wild Wing Café, 4:00 pm, Chesapeake
Sat, Feb 28 – Ghent Bar Tour Beer Sponsor

Mon, Feb 23 -
Pint Night, Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Our regular Monday Night Pint Night! We’ll also have Live Music from Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.
Wed, Feb 25 -
Devils Backbone Steal the Glass Night, DoG Street Pub, 5-9:00 pm, Merchants’ Square, 401 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. What better way to learn about these great craft beers from our friends from the hills than to taste them. Try one and take home a glass.
Evolution Brewing Tap Invasion, Tubby’s Tavern, 5:00 pm, 2224 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Come enjoy some great beers on tap from Evolution Craft Brewing Company!

Upcoming Brew/Beer Fests:
Sat, Mar 7 - Back Bay Brewing presents: Kiss My Cask Real Ale Festival, 2:00 pm. 20 Breweries and 20 Casks! You be the Judge. Wild Game provided by Hashi Foodtruck and friends, with live bluegrass music. [Sold Out]
Fri, Mar 13 - Shamrockin Ghent, Historic District, 6-10:00 pm, Colley Ave, Norfolk. Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Ghent’s St. Patrick’s Day street party! We close Colley Ave. from Shirley to Gates Avenues from 6 to 10 pm for a great party and awesome bands, including the Fighting Jamesons! This event is free and open to the public.  Proceeds from Shamrockin’ in Ghent benefit Hope House Foundation, the only organization in Virginia that provides support for adults with disabilities exclusively in their own homes. Lean more  Come join us as we celebrate the one day when everyone is Irish!
Sat, Mar 14 - OBC Turns FIVE! O’Connor Brewing Company, Noon-9:00 pm, 211 W 24th Street, Norfolk. Join us for an All-Day 5th Anniversary Celebration, with Live Music, Food Trucks, and special St. Patty’s Day brews!
Sun, Mar 15 - 48th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, 10:00 am, Ocean View, Norfolk. Hosted by the Father Robert B. Kealey Council # 3548 of the Knights of Columbus. This fun filled Irish parade has all the marching bands, clowns, floats, cars, and people necessary to make up an exciting and enjoyable parade. Everyone is Irish both in and along the parade route. After the parade come and join us at the Knights of Columbus grounds for live music, food, and fun. There will be a variety of food vendors and live music. This year’s bands will be:  The Embers (outside) and Tidewater Drive (inside the Hall). The party is held immediately following the parade and is hosted by The Columbian Club of Ocean View.  211 W. Government Ave, Norfolk, VA.  This event is open to the public (21 and up).
Sat, May 2 - Town Center Craft Beer Festival, 1 - 6:00 pm, Town Center, Market St, Virginia Beach. Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. Tickets include sampling and live entertainment.
Sat/Sun, May 16/17 - 14th Annual Virginia Beer Festival, Town Point Park, 2 - 6:00 pm, Waterfront, Norfolk. This is one of the most popular Beer Festivals in the mid-Atlantic Region and promises to be a day full of good beer, good friends, and good fun.  Spend the afternoon sampling beer from all over the world.  International premium beers, hand crafted domestics and local brews comprise a selection of over 125 tap handles.  The event features live music, great foot and, of course, great beer.

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
6 Beers on Tap: 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!
O’Connor Brewing Company earned the Gold in the hotly contested ‘Brewery of the Year’ category for the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! ‘Red Nun’ won earned VEER’s top spot for local Amber/red ales and second place for ‘Beer of the Year’, while Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale, Pecan Porter, and Great Dismal Black IPA also garnered Gold from VEER voters.
Tue, Feb 17 - PARTY GRAS! Show us your Brews! Post a picture of one of our brews on instagram at O’Connor Brewing Company and receive a special treat! Wink face. Also Karnage Asada will be serving up mouth watering Asian-fusion street food!
Wed, Feb 18 - 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, Feb 19 - 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, Feb 20 - BEER RELEASE, FIRKIN & FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY. TGIF! Join us as we celebrate an exciting Norfolk collaboration (O’Connor and Smartmouth Brewing), a very special bottle release, and the event by which it was inspired–the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which signaled the end of the War of 1812 between the United States and England. Drawing from the cultural roots of the Flemish city of Ghent, our Belgian Dubbel pours a ruby red color and has a solid malt backbone with hints of dark fruit and Belgian candy. Every Friday at the brewery, we offer 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 food from ‘New York Souvlaki’.
Sat, Feb 21 - FREE TOURS, FOOD TRUCKS & FRESH BREWS. Friday, the 13th, followed by the day for lovers makes for a horrifyingly good time at the brewery! On Saturdays we’re open from noon to nine, and we’ll have free brewery tours each hour from 12-4 pm, delicious street food from CXB BBQ & Eats, one of our favorite food truck partners, on-site from 1-8pm; cornhole, shuffleboard and giant Jenga; and of course, fresh, tasty beers, all day and evening.
Sun, Feb 22 - BRUNCK & SIN NIGHT. Rounding out our monthly Sunday brunch series with CXB BBQ, bringing you mind blowing mouth watering hangover burgers, breakfast burritos and bowls!! And what better way to have a Sunday Funday than to accompany those delicious eats with DELICIOUS BEER? From noon to 3 pm. Also it’s SIN Night, so 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.
Upcoming - Save the date: Sat, Mar 14 - Join us for an all-day 5th Anniversary celebration with Live Music, Food Trucks, and special St. Patty’s Day Brews!
SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, 1309 Raleigh Avenue #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: New GOTRFB India Brown Ale, Third Rail Belgian-style tripel, Safety Dance pilsner, and 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!
Smartmouth earned the Gold in the Tasting Room category for the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! Our very own Notch 9 Double IPA won ‘Beer of the Year’, while other Smartmouth beers that scored Gold in the VEER poll this year included Rule G in the IPA category, Alter Ego Saison in the Belgian Ale category, and Missing Digit Hemp Session IPA in the Session Ale category.
Wed, Feb 18 - Tasting Room: Pete’s Pub Trivia from 5:30-7:30.
Thu, Feb 19 - Tasting Room: Special Firkin Tapping-TBA, and delicious pizzas from ‘Bakehouse at Chelsea’.
Fri, Feb 20 - Tasting Room: Delicious food from ‘Malbon Brothers Flying Pig BBQ’.
Sat, Feb 21 - Tasting Room: Live Music by ‘Sharkophagus’ from 4:30-6:30 pm, and delicious food from ‘Shaket’s Curbside Bistro’.
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 
We’re proud of what we create here and love nothing more than sharing our passion with others.
Hoptopus Double IPA scored Gold in the Imperial IPA category of the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards!
On tap - Diablo Rojo imperial red rye ale, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Ghost Ship Citra Pale, Mahi Milk Stout, Fire At Sea Smoked Coffee Porter, Hammerhead IPA, Hoptopus Double IPA, and SeaDevil Imperial Stout.
Fri, Feb 20 - Join us for Hoppy Friday with drink specials on all drafts of our fresh beer, plus ‘Bros Fish Tacos’ will be here serving up killer eats from 3-5 pm!
Sat, Feb 21 - Kick-off your Saturday afternoon with a fresh Cask of Beer while ‘Karnage Asada’ serves up their awesome food from 1-5 pm!
Sun, Feb 22 - Growler Power Hours!! From 2-4 pm we offer discounts on all growler and grenade fills!
YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach 
Tasting Hours: Tue-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
Check it out! Pineapple Grenade wins Gold in the German Weizen category for the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! We also won Silver for Session Beer with our ‘Young Recruit’!
* A major milestone has been reached by Young Veterans Brewing Co. We have canned our first batch of beer! Night Vision American Stout is now available in 12oz cans, and we could not be more excited about it!
8 Beers on Draft - New Recruit honey blonde ale, Semper FI.P.A., Big Red Rye IPA, Pineapple Grenade pineapple hefeweizen, Jet Noise double IPA, and Night Vision American stout! Come get your growlers filled!
Tue, Feb 17 - Taco Tuesday with ‘Seoul 757’ Taco Truck on site, at 1500 hours (3 pm).
Fri, Feb 20 - Food Truck Friday with ‘Karnage Asada’ on site starting at 1500 hours.
Sat, Feb 21 - One of our favorites ‘New York Souvlaki’ on site to pair up their tasty chow with our delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach 
Taproom Hours: Wed/Thu 3-10 pm, Fri 3 pm-12 am, Sat 12n-12 am, Sun 12n-8 pm
Wow! Our own Witch of Pungo pumpkin ale won Silver for Pumpkin Beers in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! And Queen Ann’s Revenge Stout won Silver for Strong Ales!
Now On Tap - Nut Quacker, Queen Ann’s Revenge Stout, Witch of Pungo pumpkin Ale, False Cape Amber Ale, Steel Pier Bohemian Lager, Atlantic Ave IPA, and Beach Cruiser Pale Ale.
Wed, Feb 18 - Game night! Come relax with a few pints and crush your friends in an intense game of Catan!! 3-10ish, I will stay open so you can finish your settlement!
Thu, Feb 19 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, hosted by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Sat, Feb 21 - Firkin Cask! 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 Ale, and Larry’s Lemonade.
We won Gold in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards for our Nut Brown Ale, Silver with our Porter, and Bronze for our Winter/Russian Imperial Stout!
Tue, Feb 17 - 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, Feb 20 - 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: Wed/Thu 3-10:00 pm, Fri 3-11:00 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!
Line up: Saison Valentin, No Waves dark mild English-style ale, Russia House XPA w/ Jarrylo Hops, Oregon Tourist IPA w/ Meridian Hops, Lynnhaven Coffee Cream Stout, Mad Ruff Ninja East Coast IPA, and Hop Sesh OG session IPA w/ amarillo & pine fruit hops
We’ve upgraded our dart boards, gotten new darts, and put runner mats and official throw lines in place. It’s time to throw down! Who’s interested in a dart league?
Tue, Feb 17 - Hop Yoga. Hop Yoga is 30 min of beginner yoga, led by certified yoga instructor, Linda Maher, followed by a flight or pint of our craft beer, all for $10!
Sun, Feb 22 - Crockpot Sunday! It works like this here: Up to 4 volunteers bring their best crockpot recipe of food to be served starting at 6 pm. Anyone interested can try a serving of each and vote for their favorite. A donation ($3 suggested as a minimum) for the food goes to the charity featured that week. The volunteer who gets the most “favorite” votes wins a $20 PHB gift card. Serving our community, serving you beer! See you this Sunday!
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.
Serving: Split Window Saison, Sunbeam Blonde, Rockers IPA, Ape Hanger Stout
Big bold thank you to everyone who came to visit us at Big Ugly Brewing this weekend! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our family and friends.
Until we reach full production we will be open weekend (Fri 5-10 pm, and Sat 12-10 pm) only. We will keep you up to date on additional taproom hours. See you soon!
ALEWERKS BREWING COMPANY, 189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg 
Tasting Hours: Mon-Thu 12 - 7 pm, Fri/Sat 12 - 8 pm, Sun 12 - 5 pm
Established in 2006 and located in the heart of the early colonies in Williamsburg, Virginia, we have rolled out a broad range of beer offerings and quickly established a reputation for fine beer. We operate a direct fired brick-clad Peter Austin brew house and ferment all our beers in state-of-the-art conical fermenters.
The Alewerks Taproom features 17 beers on tap including a firkin (cask ale). Located around the corner from the Williamsburg Outlet Malls, the taproom is the perfect place to experience great local beers and friendly service. Tours are offered daily (except Sundays) where guests can learn about the history of beer, see the brewery and how beer is made and taste some fresh local beer.
On Tap: The New Cafe Royale, Coffeehouse Stout, Small Batch #1 Dark Mild Ale, Shorty Time IPA, Drake Tail, Springhouse Ale, Redmarker Ale, Washington’s Porter, Wheat Ale, and Old Stitch
Sun, Feb 22 - Live Music from ‘Super’ Dave Crumpler, 2-5:00 pm
Wed, Feb 25 - Trivia night is becoming a thing. Join us again this Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm to show off that you’re more than just a beer geek; you’re an everything geek!
BRASS CANNON BREWING, 8105 Richmond Rd., Toano (Williamsburg)
Hours: Sun 12 - 5:00 pm, Mon-Sat 12 - 7:00 pm
Founded by enthusiastic homebrewers, Brass Cannon Brewing is a craft brewery dedicated to the production of high quality brews for sale on tap. We currently offer 6 quality brews at our tap room in Toano, VA. We usually have 4 year-round offerings, 1 seasonal and 1 langrage tap that changes whenever we feel like it.
On Tap: Barrage Brown Ale, Angry Scot Scottish style wee heavy ale, Muzzle Flash American amber ale, and Smoothbore Stout
The Great Turkish Bombard, our winter seasonal is now available in the tasting room. It is a Turkish Coffee Porter made with cardamom and date sugar!
Langrage Line Honey Basil Brown, we added clover honey and fresh basil to our Barrage Brown to create a beer that is both sweet and savory. Honey adds a distinct sweet flavor that is instantly noticeable, but not overpowering. The basil creates a strong herbal aroma and balances the honey sweetness nicely. The two combine to create a rich flavor that is truly wonderful.
Sat, Feb 21 - Broadside IPA Release. We will be releasing our very first India Pale Ale beer to the public today. This is the beer that you all helped to name and we’re excited to be bringing it to you. Our first IPA uses a blend of English and American hops and a good amount of rye. We’ll be open extra hours and there will be discounts on pints all day.

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! 
* 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!
We won GOLD for Best Overall Draft Beer Selection (Number of taps/quality) in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! Also Gold and Silver in the ‘Best Indoor or Small Beer Event’ category.
On Tap: Great Divide’s Espresso Oak-aged Yeti, Italiano TipoPils German Pilsner, Bahnhof Leipziger Gose, Schneider Aventinus Cuvee Barrique Chardonnay Barrel Weizenbock, Del Ducato Verdi “Z” Chili Mead Barrel Sour Stout, De Dolle Arabier Belgian Golden Strong ale, Thornbridge’s Bracia, Green Flash Symposium IPA West Coast IPA, Kiuchi Hitachino Espresso Stout, Sandford Orchard’s Yarlington Mill & Major English Cider, Firestone Walker Union Jack American IPA, Dogfish Head’s Old School Barleywine, Allagash’s Four American quad, Loverbeer Dama Bruna Italian sour ale, Baladin Nazionale All Italian Ale, Makana iQhilika Cape Fig Mead, Maine Beer Co.’s Lunch IPA, Founders Dark Rye Black IPA, Stiegl Radler grapefruit ale, BFM Bon Chien Grand Cru Champagne Barrel Sour Biere de Garde, Del Borgo 25 Dodici Winter Warmer, CASK: Thornbridge Jaipur
Wed, Feb 18 - 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, Feb 19 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special cheese platter offerings.
Fri, Feb 20 - Norfolk’s Alpine Brewing Launch Party at The Birch! Welcoming another San Diego-based Brewery, featuring 3 Alpine Brewing & 3 Green Flash Brewing Drafts. Line-up: Alpine Nelson, Alpine Duet, Alpine Captain Stout, Green Flash Jibe, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Green Flash Double Stout. Plus Green Flash rep Phil will be in the house!
Sat, Feb 21 - Happy Hour is from 3-5 pm with Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.
Upcoming, save the date: Tue, Mar 3 - Crafted Meadery Steal the Glass Night and Tasting with Owner Kent Waldeck!
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.
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.
Every Thu - Pint Night!
TAPHOUSE GRILL GHENT, 931 W. 21st Street, Norfolk
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
The ACME of craft beer in Norfolk since 1995; Fresh Fish, Vegetarian Fare, Pastas, Fish Tacos, Burgers, Wraps, Wings, 45 Taps, 100’s of Bottles.
COGAN’S PIZZA, Ghent, 1901 Colonial Ave, Norfolk
Hours: Daily 11:00 am - 2:00 am 
A local favorite since the 1970’s, the Best pizza in Norfolk! Excellent selection of 33 Beers on tap including several seasonal brews! Whether you choose to enjoy a pie with the family in the dining room, a beer with some friends playing air hockey, a seat at the bar or a table on the best front porch/ patio in Ghent, we can guarantee you’ll have a great time!
COGAN’S PIZZA NORTH, 4311 Colley Ave., Norfolk
Hours: Daily 11:00 am - 2:00 am 
Cogans North opened January 2015 on a stretch of North Colley, locally and loving referred to as Colleywood. Much like Cogans Norfolk, Cogans North specializes in Pizza and a large selection of craft beer ( 44 taps!). Our modern dining room features a large community table, 2 state of the art pool tables, arcade games and of course, games just for the little gorillas. Upstairs is an incredible soon to be covered patio, where you can sit back and enjoy views of the water and our lovely NoCo neighborhood.
Every Fri - Firkin Friday!
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.
Awarded GOLD for ‘Best Beer and Live music’ in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards!
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.
We won GOLD for best Coffee shop beer selection in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards!
Wed, Feb 18 - Pizza and Pint on the Porch, Two slices and a Pint for $10, 4 - 9 pm
Thu, Feb 19 - Beer School on The Porch, with Rodenbach Brewery, 6:30 pm, pay at the door.
Sat, Feb 21 - Keg Tapping on The Porch, TBA, 3:00 pm.
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!
Live Music Wed - Sun.
Every Thu - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional 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!
Lynnhaven Pub wins Gold for ‘Best Dive Bar Beer Selection’ in the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards!
Tap Line Up - Del Ducato Chrysopolis, Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Hardywood Raspberry Stout, Terrapin Turtleneck, Ommegang 3 Philosophers, Foothills Hoppy Medium.
Every Fri - Charlotte Hour, from 5 - 8:00 pm. 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.
HOME REPUBLIC, 328 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
Hours: Mon-Thu 3 - 10:30 pm , Friday 3 - 11:00 pm, Sat/Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm 
Home Republic is a locally owned brewpub, restaurant, and wine shop. Our mission is to make every customer feel at home by sharing our passion for good beer, wine, and food. We serve our own beer, brewed on-site, locally brewed beers on draft, and bottled beers from around the world.
Every Tue - TRIVIA TUESDAYS. What goes better with beer than a friendly competition for prizes??? We are excited to have Trivia Tuesdays with Smartmouth Trivia and of course, food and drink specials! 7 - 9 pm.
Every Thu - Tap Takeover!
Every Fri - Live Music, 6:00 pm
LAGERHEADS BEACH PUB, VB Oceanfront on the Boardwalk, 3315 Atlantic Ave. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Virginia Beach
Open Daily from 11 am - 2 am
20 Beers on Tap, 10 Signature Burgers
Tap List: Traveler Shandy Rotating Tap, Lagunitas Seasonal Rotating Tap, Lonerider Brewing Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen, Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale, Sweetwater Hop Hash Double IPA, New Belgium Fat Tire, Duclaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Beach Brewing Riptide Pilsner, Young Veterans Pineapple Grenade, Beach Brewing Loggerhead ale, Back Bay Brewing Seasonal, Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Starr Hill Seasonal, Beach Brewing Hammerhead IPA, Hardywood Great Return IPA, Bold Rock Virginia Draft Hard Cider, Legend Oktoberfest, St. George Porter, O’Connor Dry Irish Stout, Hardywood Reserve Series
Every Sun - Brewers Series pint night.
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.
Every Thu - Draft Beer Night, from 4-9:00 pm we offer 50% off our rotating Drafts!
Every Fri/Sat Live Music
WHISKEY KITCHEN, 2149 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach
Hours: Mon-Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri/Sat 11 am - 11 pm, Sun 11 am - 9 pm
Locally brewed, grown and owned. We let our passion for real food and exceptional service be our guide. We use local vendors, and amazing employees to create your dining experience.
An unmatched selection of Bourbons and Whiskeys, plus a large selection of Craft Beers, including 24 Taps!
Every other Tuesday Tap Takeovers!
FIREBREW BAR & GRILL, 1253 Nimmo Parkway, Virginia Beach
Hours: Mon-Thu 11 am - 10 pm, Fri/Sat 11 am - 11 pm, Sun 11 am - 9 pm
Locally owned and managed. Open flame cooking, open kitchen concept, NO-Microwaves or fryers! Our full-service bar provides our guests with a full line of alcoholic drinks, including several local and regional craft beers on draft. Our exclusive self-service wine station allows our guests to “explore, taste, and enjoy” several wines at their own leisure.
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.
This Weeks Bier Garden Draft List: Alvinne Bourbon Barrel Podge, Ayinger Celebrator, Ballest Point Sculpin IPA, BFM Cuvee Alex Le Rouge, Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Grail Ale, Corsendonk Brown Ale, Friesisches Jever Pils, Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold, Kasteel Triple, Lindemans Frambiose, Magners Blackthorn Cider, Murphy’s Irish Stout - Nitro, O’Haras Irish Red - Nitro, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Eisbock, Schneider Original, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Stone Enjoy By 02-14-2015, Verhaege Duchesse de Bourgogne, Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel, Wurzburger Julius Echter Hefe Weisse, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout - Nitro
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.
CRAFT 60 ALE HOUSE, 13361 Warwick Blvd, Newport News
Hours: Mon-Fri 4 pm - 2 am, Sat/Sun 11 am - 2 am
Our goal is to create a unique & memorable experience for our guests every time by providing top notch personalized service in a welcoming environment and hand crafting every dish.
Our 2015 Brewery Tour kicked off February 4th! We will be highlighting a different brewery from Virginia & North Carolina each month through 2015.
February will be Devils Backbone Brewing Company:
Feb 18th - Craft Collisions, Get a handcrafted Burger & pint of any Devils Backbone Craft pint for only $10.
Feb 25th - Start of Float the Kegs.
March - Highland Brewing Company
DoG 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.
This year’s DoG Street Pub Craft Beer Festival Won SILVER in the ‘Best Local Outdoor Beer Festival’ category of the 2014 VEER Golden Tap Awards! And we won GOLD for ‘Best Beer with Outdoor Patio.’ Come visit before it gets cold again!
Draft List: On the beer engine, Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout with Peppermint Patties; Sour hour - Tilquin, Anderson Valley Gose & Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare; Foothills Sexual Chocolate, Alewerks Cafe Royale & Victory Earth & Flame; Hops - Green Flash Symposium, Founders Pale Ale Nitro, Beavertown Black Betty & Bell’s Smitten; Lighter side - Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager & Italiano Tipopils; Classics - Aventinus & Apostel Brau Dinkel Bock; Plus Bold Rock Cider & Off Color Biere de Guarde Dog
Wed - Steal the Glass. Every week a different Brewery.
Thu - Winter Slider Night is back from 5-9 pm. Three new slider creations along with a custom paired flight for only $12.
OCEANS & ALE, at the Prime Outlets, 5601 Richmond Road, Williamsburg
Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am, Fri/Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Oceans & Ale is a classic seafood and steakhouse that prides itself on the highest food quality and guest service. We look to challenge the depths of flavor with seasonal menus and our combination of local and world renowned brews.
O&A carries 20 different draft beers on tap! We call 6 of these “The Rotating Taps” and they were designed to constantly evolve giving you the unique ability to try limited releases, seasonals & small batch brews!
Rotating Taps: Sweetwater Hop Hash IPA, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sweetwater Blue, Bells Winter White Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Legend Brown Ale
Draft List: Alewerk’s Shorty Time, Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Bold Rock Virginia Apple, Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Guinness Stout, Bud Light, New Belgium Fat Tire, Widmer Hefeweizen, Yuengling Lager, Budweiser, Land Shark, Shock Top Witbier, Loose Cannon IPA

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1 comment:

  1. Hi I'd love to get in touch with you about including a bar in your local brew happenings. I searched around the website and didn't see any contact information. Do you have an email address where I could contact you?