Monday, February 2, 2015
Local Tidewater VA Brew Happenings
The Newest Tidewater Brewery!
****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.
**** To our almost 2500 friends and all of our supporters:
****Big Ugly Brewing will open its doors to the public starting Friday, Feb 6th at 5 pm!
We plan to be open both Friday from 5-10 and Saturday from 12-10 pm.
We can’t wait to raise a glass with you!
Pint Nights / Tap Takeovers / Keg Tappings
Mon, Feb 2 -
Pint Night with Founders Brewing, Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Our regular Monday Night Pint Night featuring Founders Brewing Company! We offering two of their awesome brews: Nitro Oatmeal Porter & Dirty Bastard Scottish Wee Heavy ale. We are also supporting our Polar Plunge group! Come in and grab one of our specially designed glasses and a portion will be donated to the Polar Plunge! and we’ll also have Live Music from Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.
Mug Club with Foothills Brewing, Lulu’s Smokehouse & Tavern, 6:00 pm, General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Beer Club Meeting at 6 pm with Foothills Brewery! Come join us for their Foothills Stout, Hoppy Medium imperial brown ale, and Torch pilsner.
Tue, Feb 3 -
New Belgium Pint Night, 80/20 Burger Bar, 6:00 pm, 123 W 21st Street, Norfolk. Come in and try this special keg of New Belgium Brewing’s Slow Ride Session IPA release! Grab a beer and keep the glass!
Wed, Feb 4 -
Devils Backbone Brewing Tap Takeover, Craft 60 Ale House, 13361 Warwick Avenue, Newport News. We’ll put 4 New Kegs on from Virginia’s Shenandoah based Devils Backbone Brewing, and Special Guest Warren Haskell from the Brewery will be here for the night.
Steal the Glass Night with Alewerks Brewing, DoG Street Pub, 5-9:00 pm, Merchants’ Square, 401 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. What better way to understand the brews of our very own Alewerks Brewing Company than to taste them. Try one and take home a glass.
Thu Feb 5 -
Wild Wolf & Heritage Brewing 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 Wild Wolf as well as Heritage Brewing Companies! Featuring their a selection of their awesome beers. Did we mention it starts during our Happy Hour? 3-7 everyday!
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.
Beer School at The Porch at Whole Foods Market, 6:30 pm, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Beer School on the Porch featuring New Belgium Brewing Company. Taste some great Craft Beer while learning differences in types and flavors. Pay at the door.
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 with Boulevard Brewing, 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! This week we feature Boulevard Brewing Company from Kansas City. Founded in 1989, Boulevard has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. On tap we’ll have: 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat, and from their Smokestack Series: Harvest Dance Wheat, Imperial Stout, and Saison Bret. 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.
Burgers & Beers Pairing, DoG Street Pub, 5-9:00 pm, Merchants’ Square Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Chef Carter has perfectly paired tonight’s sliders with beers from our own Alewerks Brewing Company. Three burgers and a flight of beer for only $12!
Fri, Feb 6 -
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.
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!!!
Sun, Feb 8 -
Sunday Brewer Series, Lager Heads, 5:30 pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. Come meet the brewers and try their beer, it’s perfect to be here sipping with a friend.
Mon, Feb 9 -
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.
Tue, Feb 10 -
Starr Hill Brewing Tap Takeover Tuesday, The Whiskey Kitchen, 6-9:00 pm, 2149 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Every other Tuesday we invite a local brewery to take over some of our taps with the beers they want to feature. Come in and enjoy a beer with the Brewmaster or the representative of the brewery. Start or add to your cool collection of Brew logo glassware
Sat, Feb 14 -
Water Street Grille Bitter Valentine Party, 5-11:00 pm, 323 Water Street, Yorktown. Hate to love Valentine’s Day or is it love to hate Valentine’s Day? Hmmm….either way come check out My Bitter Valentine’s Day party only here at WSG! Saturday, February 14th starting At 5p. So ditch that played out cupid and come party with us! NO worries….Couples ARE welcome!
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 Food truck and friends, with live bluegrass music.
Sat Mar 14 - OBC Turns 5! 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!
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 3 - TRIVIA NIGHT, It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means! Trivia Night at OBC! Games begin at 5:30, but please be early if you wish to play. It’ll cost a dollar per person to participate, and there are all sorts of prizes up for grabs.
Wed, Feb 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - FIRKIN & FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY. TGIF! 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 7 - FREE TOURS, FOOD TRUCKS & FRESH BREWS. 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 by one of our favorite food trucks ‘Karnage Asada’ from 1-8 pm; and cornhole, shuffleboard and giant Jenga; and of course, fresh, tasty beers, all day and evening.
Sun, Feb 8 - WAFFLETINA BRUNCH & SIN NIGHT. Every SECOND SUNDAY we welcome pop-up waffle shop Waffletina to the brewery for a one-of-a-kind brunch, from noon to 3 pm, or until the waffles run out. 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 Third Rail Belgian-style tripel, Bandwagon Dr Rudy, 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 4 - Tasting Room: Pete’s Pub Trivia from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Thu, Feb 5 - Tasting Room: Special Firkin Tapping, Alter Ego Saison with kohatu hops; and Delicious food from ‘Shakey’s Curbside Bistro’.
Fri, Feb 6 - Tasting Room: Delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’.
Sat, Feb 7 - Tasting Room: Live Music by ‘Gina Dalmas & the Cow Tipping Playboys’ from 4:30-6:30 pm, and delicious food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’.
Mon, Feb 9 - Tasting Room: k3tog = beer + cake + knit (bring a current knitting project!). Joint party with Rowena’s and Baa Baa Sheep, 5-8:00 pm.
Upcoming - India Brown Ale: A special release, first available in Richmond. We’ll put it on tap in our tasting room when Bandwagon Dr. Rudi kegs are empty.
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 - Return of 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 6 - Join us for Hoppy Friday and specials on our fresh beer, plus one our favorite food trucks ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ serving up good treats from 3-7 pm!
Sat, Feb 7 - Join us for a fresh Cask of Beer while ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ serves up their awesome pies and slices from 1-5 pm!
Sun, Feb 8 - 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!
6 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 3 - Taco Tuesday with ‘Seoul 757’ Taco Truck on site, at 1500 hours (3 pm).
Fri, Feb 6 - Food Truck Friday with ‘No Brick Grill’ on site starting at 1500 hours.
Sat, Feb 7 - On 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 4 - Game night tonight! 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 5 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, hosted by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Sat, Feb 7 - 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 3 - 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 6 - 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
WE ARE NOW OPEN!!! At Pleasure House Brewing we are passionate about two things: making great beer and serving our community!
Line up: Mad Ruff Ninja East Coast IPA, Hop Sesh OG session IPA w/ amarillo & pine fruit hops, Thoroughgood Belgian-style Dubbel, Wednesday Strong American Blond w/ Calypso dry hop, Sink or Swim DIPA w/ Topaz hops, Glo Belgian-style Blond, First Landing ESB, and Lynnhaven Coffee Cream Stout
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?
Sun, Feb 8 - 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!
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 8 - Tony Bob Merritt on guitar every other Sunday
Upcoming - Save the date: Sat, Feb 14 - Bitter Valentine’s Day, 12-8 pm. It is going to be a “Bitter” day in the taproom on February 14th. In addition to the release of our DIPA, Bitter Valentine, we are featuring all of our hoppy offerings on tap. A firkin of Shorty Time as well as on CO2, an IPA will be poured through a randall, plus Drake Tail and Chesapeake. Also, expect live acoustic sets throughout the day. More details to come! WE’RE DOING THE PHOTO CONTEST AGAIN! Please submit photos of your best “Bitter Valentine” via facebook message no later than February 12th.
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.
Upcoming - Save the date: 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. 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 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, Nogne O Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout, Green Flash Symposium IPA West Coast IPA, Kiuchi Hitachino Espresso Stout, Etienne-Dupont Cidre Bouche Champagne Cider, Firestone Walker Union Jack American IPA, Dogfish Head’s Old School Barleywine, Evolution Prelude Black American Dark Strong ale, Loverbeer Dama Bruna Italian sour ale, Baladin Nazionale All Italian Ale, Makana iQhilika Cape Fig Mead, Mikkeller RauchGeek Breakfast Smoked Stout, 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 4 - 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 5 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special cheese platter offerings.
Fri, Feb 6 - 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, Feb 7 - Happy Hour is from 3-5 pm with Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.
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 Tap Room. 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 4 - Pizza and Pint on the Porch, Two slices and a Pint for $10, 4 - 9 pm
Thu, Feb 5 - Beer School on The Porch, with New Belgium Brewing Company, 6:30 pm, pay at the door.
Sat, Feb 7 - Keg Tapping on The Porch, TBA, 3:00 pm.
Sun, Feb 8 - Food Truck Rodeo with Heart Healthy menu items to benefit the Sentara Foundation - Hampton Roads, 11:00 am - 2:00 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!
Draft List: Guinness Draught, Blue Moon Belgian White, Beach Brewing Co. Hoptopus, Allagash White, Duchesse De Bourgogne, O’Connor El Guapo, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Young Veteran’s Pineapple Grenade, Port City Porter, Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat, New Belgium La Folie, Bold Rock, Heavy Seas Small Craft, Duvel Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Ommegang Fleur De Houblon, Terrapin Recreation Ale, Heritage The Teddy American Pale Ale, St. George Larry’s Lemonade, Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Champion Killer Kolsch, Boulevard Saison-Brett, Young Veterans Beach Stormer Black Rye IPA, Lagunitas Night Time Black IPA, O’Connor Spyhop, Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale White IPA, Avery 21 Anniversary Ale Imperial Brown, Young Veterans Jet Noise 2XIPA, Breckenridge 471 2XIPA, Terrapin Nitro Full of Balarney, Dogfish Head Red and White, AleWerks Shorty Time IPA
What’s New on Tap: Hardywood Park nitro Stout, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA, New Belgium Super IPA
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: Liefmans Goudenband, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout, Terrapin French Toast Wake N Bake, Stone Master of Disguise, Beach Brewing Kracken Triple IPA
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
Now Brewing King Kolsch, and Stocky Stout
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
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
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.
Drafts: Breckenridge Agave Wheat, Breckenridge Christmas Ale, Devils Backbone Vienna Lager, Foothills Hoppyum IPA, Hardywood Park Great Return, Heritage King’s Mountain, Sam Adams Winter Lager, Smartmouth Cowcatcher Milk Stout, Smartmouth Murphy’s Law Amber Ale, Wild Wolf Blond Hunny Ale, Williamsburg AleWerks Coffeehouse Stout, Young Veterans Pineapple Grenade
Bottles: Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider, Blue Moon White, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat, Corona Extra, Corona Light, Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA, Heineken, Left Hand Milk Stout, O’Connor El Guapo IPA, O’Connor Green Can, Stella Artois, Stone IPA, Yuengling Lager
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: Ayinger Celebrator, Baladin Al-iksir, BFM Cuvee Alex Le Rouge, Great Divide Peach Grand Cru, Lindemans Framboise, Kasteel Triple, Konig King Ludwig Hefe Weisse, Magners Blackthorn, Murphy’s Irish Stout - Nitro, O’Haras Irish Red - Nitro, Reissdorf Kolsch, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Original, Schneider Eisbock, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Stella Artois, Stone Smoked Vanilla Porter with Vanilla Bean, Van Steenberge Gulden Draak 9000, Verhaege Duchesse de Bourgogne, Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel, Young 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 upcoming Brewery Tour kicks 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 4th - Tap Takeover, w/ Special Guest Warren Haskell of Devils Backbone Brewing.
Feb 11th - Steal the Flight Night- 1st 50 guests to order a flight will receive a free Devils Backbone flight glass.
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: Cask Ale-Alewerks Coffeehouse Stout, Victory Gose, Birra Del Borgo Hoppy Cat, St. George Nut Brown Ale, St. George Awe Shucks Oyster Stout, St. George India Pale Ale, Bell’s Third Coast, Heritage IPA, Heavy Seas Crossbones, Alewerks Chocolate Stout nitro, Bell’s Lager Of The Lakes, Bold Rock Virginia Apple, BFM Cuvée La Mandragore, Devils Backbone Smokehaus Bock, Alewerks Marley’s Lament, Goose Island Sofie, Hardywood Park Pils
Every Wed - Steal the Glass. Every week a different Brewery.
Every Thu - Winter Slider Night is back from 5-9pm. 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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