Monday, June 1, 2015
Local Brew Happenings Tidewater VA
UPCOMING BREW / BEER FESTS:
Fri/Sat, Jun 5/6 - O & A Days, 5th Anniversary and Brew Your Cask Off, Oceans & Ale, Prime Outlets, 5601 Richmond Road, Williamsburg. Live Music from 6:00 pm to Closing both days. Saturday from 2-6:00 pm, Five East Coast Breweries will compete in our 1st Annual 'Cask Off'! Join us on the Patio to taste your way through five special brews and cast your vote for "King of the Cask" from SweetWater, DuClaw, Devils Backbone, St. George, and Heavy Seas Brewing.
Fri-Sun, Jun 5-7 - 39th Annual Harborfest, Town Point Park, Fri/Sat Noon-11 pm, Sun 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Waterside Drive, Norfolk. Much more than a Beer Fest, but there will be a Virginia Wine and Beer Tasting Area all three days, featuring Local and Regional Craft Beers available to purchase in sample sizes or by the pint. Join us for a unique experience sampling some of Virginia's finest beer and wine with live music from The Back Deck Stage located along the Elizabeth River in TowneBank Fountain Park next to Waterside Live!
Sat, Jun 6 - 2nd Annual Paradise Ocean Club Craft Brew Fest, 12-6:00 pm, Fort Monroe, Hampton. Price includes 20 Beer samples, BBQ, and Live Music. General admission $25, Military $20 (purchase online atwww.paradiseoceanclub.com), Day of Event $30 at the door. Breweries include: New Belgium Brewing, St George Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Goose Island Beer Co., Bold Rock Hard Cider, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Smartmouth Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewing Co., O'Connor Brewing Co., Heavy Seas Brewing, Shock-Top Belgian White, Center of the Universe Brewing Co., SweetWater Brewing Company, Alewerks Brewing Company
Thu, Jun 11 - Brew at the Zoo & Vino, Too! Virginia Zoo, 6:00 pm, Norfolk. The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads presents a night of FUNdraising at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. Come support the Cultural Alliance by snacking on good food and sipping delicious beer (and wine!) from breweries in Hampton Roads. Join us for live music, vibrant art, and local brews as we support the arts within our area! Jim Newsom and Holly Dutton will collaborate as "Mountaintide" to perform live music for the evening. Professional artists will also be present to exhibit and sell their work. In addition, several artists will be documenting the evening with "live" painting and their one-of-a-kind artwork will be auctioned-off at the end of the night! Tickets are $35
Sat, Jun 13 - Drink the District presents: Red White & Brew, Virginia Zoo, 2:30 to 10:00 pm, 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. We are passionate about connecting with others over great drinks and delicious food. Tastings of 100+ Beers & Wines. Samples will be provided throughout the duration of the event and are included in the price of a ticket.
Sat, Jun 20 - 1st Annual COVA BeerFest & Food Truck Rodeo, Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum, Noon - 6:00 pm, Pungo, 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach. Tastings from up to 20 Virginia Craft Brews, Delicious Local Food Truck cuisine available for purchase, Live music by Quarterback recording artist Mark Cooke from Nashville, Local specialty exhibitors, Entertainment, contests and more! All proceeds from beer sales to benefit The Noblemen. Tasting ticket: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate; Non-tasting Ticket $15, Six-pack of tickets for $150 (advance only).
PINT NIGHTS / TAP TAKEOVERS / KEG TAPPINGS
Mon, Jun 1
- Center of the Universe Pint Night, Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Our regular Monday Night Pint Night! We'll have 3 Beers from Center of the Universe Brewing Co., from Ashland, VA: Main Street, Ray Ray's Pale Ale, and Pocahoptas IPA. We'll also have Live Music from 'Big Daddy' Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.
Tue, Jun 2
- O'Connor Brewing Tap Takeover, The Whiskey Kitchen, 6-9:00 pm, 2149 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. On Tuesdays we invite a brewery to take over some of our taps with the beers they want to feature. Come in and enjoy a beer with a rep from Norfolk's own O'Connor Brewing Company. We will have on tap their Bourbon Barrel Aged Robust Porter & Zephyrweisse. Start or add to your cool collection of Brew logo glassware.
- New Belgium Pint Night, The Barrel Room, 7:00 pm, 437 Granby St., Norfolk. Come on out to The Barrel Room for our first brewery tap takeover event. Spend some time with us as we put some delicious offerings from New Belgium on display. We'll have La Folie, Le Terroir 2014, Snapshot, and their new Pear Ginger beer. Geoff from New Belgium will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Cheers!
Wed, Jun 3
- Penny Pint Night, Gosport Tavern, 6:00 pm, 702 High Street, Portsmouth. We get our hands on a special keg of Craft beer. Better get here before it's gone!
- Evolution Brewing Tap Invasion, Craft 60 Ale House, 5:00 pm, 13361 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. Come enjoy our new tap line-up for the month featuring beers from Salisbury, MD's Evolution Craft Brewing Co.: We will have Winter Migration, Lucky 7 Porter, Summer Ale, Rise up Stout, Lot #3 IPA, Lot #6 DIPA. We will also roll out our monthly Craft Collisions menu that pairs with these featured brews.
Thu, Jun 4
- Pizza & Pint Night, Baker's Crust, Hilltop, Ghent & Greenbrier, Every Thu after 4:00 pm. Originating in Naples, Italy, our Neapolitan pizzas mimic that of the traditional Neapolitan Pizza using only 00 flour, hand-stretched dough, house-made fresh mozzarella & Italian tomatoes. Our pizzas are brought to life in our oak wood-fired oven creating pizzas with an added layer of texture and flavor. $6 Pizzas, PLUS a Special Happy Hour from 4-9 pm.
- Beer School, Whole Foods Market, 6:30 pm, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Beer School on the Porch, Daniel's Picks. 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!
- Smartmouth Steal the Pint Night, HK on the Bay, 6:00 pm, 4600 Lookout Rd, Virginia Beach. HK on the Bay will be featuring Norfolk's own Smartmouth Brewing Company for the month of June. Hang with us, eat some good food and drink some great beer.
- New Belgium Firkin/Pint Night, The Public House, 5:00 pm, 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Join us and New Belgium Brewing's brewer, Rob Hayes, as we tap 3 special New Belgium Firkins plus New Belgium's Limited Release Nitro Whiskey Barrel Aged Salted Chocolate Stout, and their Transatlantique Kriek. This will be the only place around to get the Chocolate Stout so make sure you get here before it's gone. It's going to be a great night to meet a brewer and drink some delicious beer! We tap the kegs at 5 pm. See you then! Cheers!
- Steal the Pint Night, The Point at Phoebus, 6:00 pm, 30 E Mellen Street, Hampton. Join us as we welcome our featured brewery for pint night. We will be pouring a local or regional craft beer to go with our farm to table comfort foods. Come grab a pint.
- Craft Beer Thursday, Hoss's Deli, 6-9:00 pm, 806 Old Oyster Point Rd., Newport News. $2 12oz drafts from any of the 20 taps. Live music starts at 9 pm.
- Slider Night, DoG Street Pub, 6:00 pm, Merchants' Square, 401 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg. Every Thursday is Slider Night. Three sliders & chips for $12 with an optional pairing flight.
- Starr Hill Steal the Pint Night, Berret's Taphouse Grill, 4-9:30 pm, 199 South Boundary Street, Williamsburg. Starr Hill Brewery comes to the Taphouse Grill this week with a killer lineup of craft brews! Starting at 4 O'clock, come enjoy a pint of Grateful Pale Ale, Reviver Red IPA, The Love, Monticello or King of Hop, & keep your glass as always! Live music with 'Scott Varney' from 6-9 pm! $1 Oysters til 7 pm!
- Brewery of the Month Party featuring Smartmouth Brewery! County Grill, 5:00 pm, 1215 A George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown.
Fri, Jun 5
- 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.
- Friday Firkin, Cogan's Pizza North, 6:00 pm, 4311 Colley Avenue, Norfolk. On Fridays we tap a cask ale from local or regional Craft Brewers. This 'First Friday' we feature a cask from our friends at Smartmouth Brewing. Come out and enjoy some REAL BEER!!!
- Free Beer Tasting every Friday, Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop, 5 - 8:00 pm, Williamsburg. Come try what's new and grab a growler to go from one of our 8 Taps, or large selection of craft bottles and cans.
Sun, Jun 7
- Sunday Brewer's Series, Lagerheads Beach Pub, 2-5:00 pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. Come meet the Brewers or Brewery Reps from Starr Hill Brewing Company, from Crozet, VA, and try their beer. We'll have give-aways and steal the pints, it's perfect to be here at the beach sipping with a friend.
- Blues & Brews, Manhattan's NY Deli & Pub, 3-7:00 pm, 601 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Newport News. Every Sunday we hold our "STEAL the PINT" with Live Blues. There is so much "Blues" talent in the 757 and we are excited to have these local musicians at "THE PUB"!
Mon, Jun 8
- 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 'Big Daddy' Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.
Wed, Jun 10
- Founder's Pint Night, County Grill, 5:00 pm, 1215 A George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown. Steal a Pint Night with Founder's Brewery!
Tue, Jun 16
- Smartmouth Pint Night, 1608 Crafthouse, 5-8:00 pm, 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach.
Sat, Jun 20
- BenchTop Brewing Tasting Event, Ynot Italian Restaurant - Greenbrier, 2:00 pm, 1036 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake. OK everyone mark your calendars. We have finalized a date for a tasting event. We will be pouring 2oz tastings of 4 (maybe even 5) of our beers which are: Single Hop Nelson Farmhouse Ale, a Nelson Sauvin hopped saison; Hoppy Blonde, a Hoppy version of an American Blonde ale; IPA, a skilled hop hand has perfected this beer's massive hop flavor and aroma; Coffee Chocolate Bacon Porter, a Robust American Porter aged with cold brewed coffee, freshly ground cacao nibs, and real BACON; and maybe, just maybe our Mango Citra Saison, but I will have to wait for it to whisper in my ear that it is ready. We will provide FREE Belgian tasting glasses for your sampling pleasure until they run out.
Tue, Jun 23
- O'Connor Pint Night, 1608 Crafthouse, 5-8:00 pm, 1608 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BREWER - 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
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! Also on tap we have our just released Zephyrweisse , our Tides collaboration Walk-Off Kolsch, Commonwealth Common, S-Turns Summer Saison, Bourbon Barrel Robust Porter, and Cinco de Maibock.
Wed, Jun 3 - Vinyl Night & Food Truck Roulette. 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. Plus, we've partnered up with the Hampton Roads Food Truck Association to bring you guys a completely random food truck every Wednesday! We'll be just as interested as you all to see which one of the amazing HRFTA trucks shows up ready to serve up some awesome grub.
Thu, Jun 4 - Beers n Burgers Night. It's Thirsty Thursday, which means we're offering drink specials on everything served in a pint, flight, or growler. No reason, just cuz. And if that wasn't enough, pair one of our delicious, hand-made beers with a mouth-watering burger from one of our friendly food trucks! Tonight's featured food truck is 'CXB BBQ & Eats'!
Fri, Jun 5 - Firkin & Food Truck Friday. It's 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." From 4 to 9 pm, enjoy delicious street food from one of our favorite food trucks.
Sat, Jun 6 - Free Tours, Food Trucks, Fresh Brews & Fun. On Saturdays we’re open from noon to nine, and we’ll have free brewery tours each hour from 12-4 pm, and delicious street food from one of our favorite food trucks, 'Bodacious Pizza', from 12-9 pm. Plus, plenty of cornhole, shuffleboard and giant Jenga; and of course, fresh, tasty beers, all day and evening. We'll also have live music, as The Rebel Troubadour: Phillip Roebuck performs from 5-9 pm.
Sun, Jun 7 - Five Points Farm Market & SIN. Who doesn’t love a farmers market? If you’re like us, then come out and get your locally-grown fruits & veggies, canned goods, and more as our friends at Five Points Community Farm Market will be featured in our outside lot every First Sunday of the month starting in May and going through September! And it’s Service Industry 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, Jun 14 - Commonwealth Summer Picnic!
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
10 beers on tap including seasonals: The new Indecision Pale Ale, Sommer Fling hefeweizen, Gandy Dancer dry Irish stout, Hive Mind barrel-aged honey saison, and Get Off Maibock, as well as our regulars: Alter Ego Saison, Murphy's Law American Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Safety Dance pilsner, and Notch 9 Double IPA! See you soon!
Wed, Jun 3 - Pete's Pub Trivia, from 5:30-7:30 pm, plus delicious street food from 'Seoul 757 Tacos'.
Thu, Jun 4 - Special Firkin of Murphy's Law amber ale, and delicious pizzas from 'Bakehouse at Chelsea'.
Fri, Jun 5 - Delicious street food from 'Leilani's Lunchbox'.
Sat, Jun 6 - Brews, Chow and Tunes: Awesome wood-fired pizzas and slices from 'Pizza Bella Vista', and Live Music from 'The Kings of Ukulele', 4:30-6:30 pm.
Upcoming: Save the Date, Fri Jun 12 - Chelsea Summer Solstice Neighborhood Open House
REAVER 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.
On tap - The New Bass Panzer Sour Black Ale, Loggerhead Honey Pale ale, Oceanus Aurum Saison, Black Flag Empire Black Saison, Hurricane Wheat, Ghost Ship citra pale ale, No Quarter Imperial IBA, SeaDevil Imperial Stout, and Hoptopus Double IPA
Fri, Jun 5 - Join us for Hoppy Friday specials on all our fresh beer, and 'Lucky Peach' will be out serving up their always amazing food 4-8 pm!
Sat, Jun 6 - Join us for a special cask, as well as the rest of our delicious fresh beer. We'll also have 'Gerty's Gourmet Kitchen' from 1-6 pm.
Sun, Jun 7 - Growler Power Hours!! The weekend's not over, we're open from 12-6 pm, but 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
7 Beers on Draft - Just released Olive Drab Branch ESB, New Recruit, Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Semper FI.P.A., Jet Noise DIPA, Good Eye Sniper! Come get your growlers filled! Look for our Jet Noise now available in cans out in the rest of Hampton Roads!
Tue, Jun 2 - Taco Tuesday! at the taproom around 1500 (3:00 pm).
Fri, Jun 5 - Food Truck Friday with one of our favorite food trucks 'Over the Moon Pizza' on site to pair their great pies with our fresh beer starting at 1500 hours.
Sat, Jun 6 - Our D-Day Special Release is back! Beach Stormer Black Rye Ale. One of our favorite food trucks 'Karnage Asada' on site to pair up their tasty street food with our delicious fresh beer. 'Dan Pellegrino' and 'The Special Guests' will be performing live for your entertainment! Starting at 1200.
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
Now On Tap - Cape Henry Hefeweizen, Dawn Patrol Session IPA, Decoy Golden Coffee Stout, False Cape Amber Ale, Atlantic Ave IPA, Steel Pier Lager
Wed, Jun 3 - Duck Call: An evening of music hosted by Harrison Bounds. Duck Call will feature singer/songwriters every Wednesday from 7-10 pm.
Thu, Jun 4 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, hosted by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Sat, Jun 6 - 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.
Tue, Jun 2 - Thirsty Taco Tuesday with 'Stuft Not Your Average Street Food', 4:30-8:00 pm.
Fri, Jun 5 - Food Truck & Music Fridays, 4:30-8:00 pm. There is nothing better that starting your weekend off with Live Music (starting around 6:30 pm), 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: Mon-Thu 3-10:00 pm, Fri 3-11:00 pm, Sat 12-11:00 pm, Sun 12-10:00 pm
At Pleasure House Brewing we are passionate about two things: making great beer and serving our community!
Beers: Taugin' Roggen roggenbier, Classic Hop Sesh Pale Ale, Light House Saison, Rudee Inlet DIPA, CXB Mild American Mild ale, Tribe(W&M) Pale ale, PHB Stout, 757 Citrus Saison
Half-price growler fills will be in effect as always for the first & last hour of each day!
Every Sunday - Crockpot Sunday. Come eat our contestants crockpot creations! Try them all and vote. The winner gets a $20 gift card! Just a minimum $3 donation that goes to charity and you too can be a judge!
BIG UGLY BREWING COMPANY, 1296 S. Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake
Hours: Wed/Thu 5-9 pm, Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 12-10 pm, Sun 12-4 pm
Big, Bold, Barrel-aged Beers. Big Ugly is Chesapeake's first microbrewery. We plan on revolutionizing our town one beer at a time.
Now Serving: Split Window Saison, Sunbeam blonde ale, Rockers IPA, Bims Magic Berlinerbus (Berliner Weisse), Steady As She Gose, Ghost Rider vanilla porter, Ape Hanger Stout, and The Otter Beer (root beer).
Thu, Jun 4 - Big Ugly Brewery Team Trivia Kickoff Party. We will host our first team trivia event, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come out and test your knowledge against other craft beer fans and also your fave ?#?thirstythursday? beer-tenders Aaron and Darrell. Prizes for first and second place teams!
Sat, Jun 6 - We take a hammer to the pin! Come join us at noon Saturday, June 6 as we bust open a cask of raspberry Rockers IPA aged on oak chips soaked with a Virginia Port Wine.
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.
On Tap: Small Batch series #3 Bristol, Small Batch series #5 Poisoned Dwarf Dry Irish stout, Washington's Porter, Chesapeake Ale, Redmarker Ale, Drake Tail IPA, Tavern Ale, White Ale, Twenty Knots Belgian Tripel
Wed, Jun 3 - Trivia Night, 6:30 pm.
Sun, Jun 7 - Live Acoustic: Tony Bob Merritt, 2-5 pm
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, Broadside IPA, and Smoothbore Stout
Seasonal: St. Barbara Heather Ale. A low-gluten ale brewed with sorghum, honey, heather tips and lemon peel.
Langrage Line: Chile Ale, made with Guajillo and New Mexico chili peppers. It has plenty of pepper flavor and a mild heat.
OTHER LOCAL BREW AND BREWPUB 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!
On Tap: Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, Grado Plato Chocarrubica Carob Oatmeal Stout, Stillwater/Siren When the Light Gose Out black gose, Off Color Bare Bear Sahti, Founders Imperial Stout, Firestone Walker's Pale 31, Saucony Creek xReserve 3.14 Belgian Double IPA, Bruery's Sour in the Rye ale, BrewDog Hardcore Imperial IPA, Stiegl Radler grapefruit ale, Baladin Nora Ginger Myrrh Herb Spice Beer, Founders All Day Session IPA, BFM La Madragore Belgian Dark Strong ale, The Bruery White Oak Bourbon Barrel Wheat Wine, Del Ducato Verdi Imperial Chili Stout, Italiano TipoPils German Pilsner, Schneider Matilda Soleil Hefeweizen, Off Color Troublesome gose, Bahnhof Berliner Weisse (Mandarin Hopped), Maine Beer Co. Mo American Pale Ale, Goutte D'Or Charbonniere Smoked Amber
Introducing Pintxo Hour! Yes another crazy hard to say special at The Birch. (Pronouned pincho!) aka Free Snack from 5-6 pm Tue thru Thu!
Wed, Jun 3 - Beer Education - We feature special tappings of rare beer, we pour crazy bottles by the glass, and we even sometime incorporate food into it!
Thu, Jun 4 - Cheesemonger Thursday, (a special board is made to pair with the featured beer of the evening). Buy a board get a cheese for free!
Fri, Jun 5 - Special Friday Night Beer and Cheese 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, Jun 6 - Weekend Happy Hour is from 3-5 pm.
Upcoming: Save the date, Jun 18 - Against Me! After Show Party and Beer Tapping. Against Me! is playing The NorVA on June 18th, and friends and collaborators of the band Champion Brewing Company are making a special release of Bourbon Barrel Black Me Stout to release after the show! Featuring appearances and DJ sets from the band - open to the public! 21 +
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 BARREL ROOM, 437 Granby Street, Norfolk
Hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Thu 11 am - 12 am, Fri/Sat 1 1am - 2 am, Sun 11 am - 12 am
A lively neighborhood eatery featuring live entertainment, craft beer, artisanal wine and premium spirits.
Happy Hour is between 4-6 pm Tue-Fri, with $1 off ALL BEERS! Check out our selection and come find your new favorite!
On Tap: Allagash Curieux, Blue Mountain Classic Lager, Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Stout, Boulevard Saison Brett, Crispin Fox Barrel Blackberry Pear Cider, Devils Backbone Apricot Weiss, Devils Backbone Rute Bier, Devils Backbone Schwartzbier, Evil Twin Ashtray Heart, Evolution Rise Up Stout, Hardywood Park The Great Return, Heavy Seas Beer Siren Noire, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut Down, Ommegang Joemmegang, Ommegang Rare Vos, Smartmouth Gandy Dancer Irish Stout, Stiegl Radler Grapefruit, Terrapin Liquid Bliss
Tue, Jun 2 - Come out to our first brewery tap takeover event. Spend some time with us as we put some delicious offerings from New Belgium on display. We'll have La Folie, Le Terroir 2014, Snapshot, and their new Pear Ginger beer. Geoff from New Belgium will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Cheers!
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, and 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
Cogan's North opened January 2015 on a stretch of North Colley, locally and loving referred to as Colleywood. Much like Cogan's Norfolk, Cogan's North specializes in Pizza and a large selection of craft beer (44 taps plus dozens of bottles!). 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.
Live Music most Fri/Sat!
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 - Del Ducato La Luna Rosa, Reaver Beach Kracken, Left Hand Great Juju, Founders Old Curmudgeon, Founders Imperial Stout, Heavy Seas Phantom Ship
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.
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, Jun 3 - Nachos and a Pint, $9, 4-9 pm
Thu, Jun 4 - Beer School: Daniel's Picks, 6:30 pm, pay at the door. (pssst, and $3 Hot Dogs, 4-9 pm!)
Sat, Jun 6 - Keg Tapping, Founders Brewing's Blackbeard's Breakfast, 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.
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.
The Tap List: Home Republic King Kolsch, Home Republic In A Not So Far Away Galaxy Pale Ale, Home Republic Hop-N-Berry, Home Republic Juice Sea Fruit IPA, Home Republic Short and Stocky Stout, Back Bay Steel Pier Bohemian Lager, Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier, Smarthmouth Alter Ego Saison, Woodchuck Reserve Pumpkin Cider, Young Veterans Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen, Alewerks Chesapeake Pale Ale, Young Veterans Semper FiPA, O'Connor Great Dismal Swamp Black IPA, Blue Mountain Hopwork Orange, Hardywood The Great Return, Reaver Beach Brewing Hoptopus, Blue Mountain Blitzen, Starr Hill Gava Joe Espresso Coffee Stout, St. George Porter
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 Fri/Sat - Live Music, 7 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: Onerider Brewing Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen, Traveler Shandy Rotating Tap, Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale, Sweetwater Hop Hash Double IPA, Lagunitas Seasonal Rotating Tap, New Belgium Fat Tire, DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Beach Brewing Riptide Altbier, 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, 2-5 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.
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! And we just added another 8 Taps!!!
Tuesday Tap Takeovers! Jun 2: O'Connor Brewing; Jun 9: Young Veterans; Jun 16: Back Bay; Jun 23: Evolution; Jun 30: O'Connor
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.
Come in and check out the new draft list! Featuring some new to the area draft such as Hardywood Pils and Center of the Universe Ray Ray Pale Ale. Also a summer favorite Blue Mountain Rockfish Wheat.
Thirsty Thursday! One more day til the weekend, so start it off right with a few brews from FIREBREW! Come in a grab a pint of one of our craft draft or bottle beers. All Drafts & Bottle Beers on special 11 am - 9 pm. Come in & grab pint!
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.
Bier Garden Draft List: A'Chouffe Houblon Chouffe, Andechs Dunkel Weisse, Andechs Hefe Weisse, Ayinger Celebrator, Ayinger Maibock, Black Sheep Monty Python Holy Grail Ale, Bosteels Karmeliet Triple, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Crispin Original Cider, Dansk Mjod Vikings Blod, Hacker-Pshorr Munich Gold, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Lindemans Framboise, Murphy's Irish Stout - Nitro, O'Hara's Irish Red, Rogue Dads Little Helper Black IPA, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Aventinus Eisbock, Schneider Malthilda Sohleil Weizenbock, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Verhaege Duchesse de Bourgogne, Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel, Young Double Chocolate Stout - Nitro
WHARF HILL BREWING COMPANY, 25 Main Street, Smithfield
Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 11 pm, Fri 11:30 am - 1 am, Sat 11:30 am - Midnight, Sun 11:30 -10 pm
Kitchen closes at 10 pm Mon-Sat, and 9 pm Sun
WHBC is now a full-service restaurant, bar, and craft brewery that also offers an event space for special functions. We feature beers brewed by our Brewmaster, Greg Bullis. We brew beer, cook food, and keep you warm and dry.
Wharf Hill Brews: Greg's Brown Ale, Isle of Wheat honey wheat hefewiesen, IPA, Doppel Bock, Belgian Tripel
Wed, Jun 4 - Live Music with Alec Edmonds, 7 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.
Sat, Jun 6 - Live Music w/ 'The Jauntee'
HEAVENS PIZZA & TAPHOUSE, 308 Buckroe Ave., Hampton
Hours: Open Seven Days a week, Spring/Summer - Mom 5-10 pm, Tue-Thu 11:30 am-10 pm, Sat 11:30 am-12 am, Sun 11:30 am-10 pm
Our Pizza is made with LOVE. Hand tossed dough, homemade sauce and fresh toppings. When we can, we use organic produce and meats. The more LOCAL the better! WE even BUY our water. Our H2O is fluoride and sediment free!
Draft, Bottles & Cans. And Just Clap Yo' Hands. Be it a local St. George, a Craft from Dogfish, or a Stone from the West Coast, you never know what brews we'll get in next.
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 will be highlighting a different brewery each month through 2015.
June is Evolution Craft Brewery, from Salisbury, MD: Jun 3 - Tap Invasion, come enjoy our new tap line-up of Evolution Craft Brews; Jun 10 - Steal the Flight Night, first 50 guests to purchase an Evolution beer flight, will receive a free logo flight glass; Jun 17 - Steal the Pint Night, first 50 guests to purchase an Evolution Pint will receive a free logo pint glass; Jun 24 - Crash Collisions Night, Enjoy one of our delicious handcrafted burgers & any Pint of Evolution Craft beer for only $10.
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.
Draft List: AleWerks Cafe Royale imperial stout, AleWerks Small Batch #8 DIPA, AleWerks Imperial Coffee stout, AleWerks Maizie's ESB (DoG Street Pub Collab), BFM La Cuvee Alex le Rouge imperial stout, Bold Rock Virginia Apple cider, Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolous Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw Belgian Strong Dark, Champion Missile IPA, Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager, Devils Backbone Nelson Saison, Devils Backbone Old Glen English old ale, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch ale, Founders Nitro Pale Ale, Hardywood Park Pils, Port City Colossal One Imperial Stout, Stillwater Smoke Signals Sour Ale
Every Thursday is Slider Night. Three sliders & chips for $12 with an optional pairing flight.
HAIR OF THE DoG BOTTLE SHOP, 401A W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg
Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Daily
Take DoG Street Pub home with you. Wide selection of Virginia, imported and domestic craft beers. cocktail mixers & supplies. Gourmet foods.
Grab a growler to go from one of our 8 Taps, or pick from our large selection of craft bottles and cans.
Beer on tap at HoT DoG: Alewerks Maizie's ESB, Bell's Oberon, Center of the Universe Pocahoptus, Bold Rock Pear Cider, Heavy Seas Blackbeard's Breakfast, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Civil Life Scottish Wee Bit Heavy, Alewerks 20 Knots
*Now available at the bottle shop - a flight of all 8 beers on tap for one price for your adventurous & indecisive imbibed
BERRET'S TAPHOUSE GRILL, 199 South Boundary Street, Williamsburg
Hours: 4 - 9:30 pm Daily (weather permitting)
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. Jun 4 - Starr Hill Brewery from Crozet, VA. Jun 11 - Evolution Craft Brewery from Salisbury, MD. Jun 18 - Lagunitas Brewing Co. from Petaluma, CA. Jun 25 - Green Flash Brewing from San Diego, CA
OCEANS & ALE, 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: St. George's Larry’s Lemonade, Bell’s Oberon, Blue Mountain Brewing Full Nelson Pale Ale, Smartmouth Alter Ego saison, Founders Centennial IPA, Pocahoptus IPA,
Upcoming - 5/6 Jun: O&A Day Weekend. Come celebrate our 5th Anniversary the O&A Way, with an entire weekend of Brews & Tunes. Friday Live Music from Vinyl Headlights (6-9 pm), and Hey Hey Hooligan (10 pm). Saturday Live Music from Fiction 20 Down (6-9 pm) and The Jesse Chong Band (10 pm). Plus "Brew Your Cask Off", where five East Coast breweries match their special recipes from 2-6 pm Sat, to see who gets voted "King of the Cask!"
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