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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Virginia, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Virginia, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4424100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2413100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2448100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1820100
5Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing187100
6Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2712100
7Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery754100
8Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)78399.9
9Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company288599.9
10North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company33099.9
11Bells HopslamBells Brewery262199.9
12St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij377399.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91599.9
14Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel189099.9
15Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company291199.9
16Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217399.9
17Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company124199.9
18North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company373299.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100099.9
20Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company29999.9
21Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales31199.9
22Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery213299.9
23Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company168299.9
24Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company233899.9
25Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller204999.9


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1AleWerks Bitter ValentineAleWerks Brewing Company14799.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company21699.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company22299
5Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
6Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery6098.4
7Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery12798.4
8Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
9Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery31498.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11697.9
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12596.8
14Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery9196.5
15AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17396.4
16Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
17New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30495.7
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
19AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18695
20Beach Brewing BlackfinBeach Brewing Company3694.8
21Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company3194.5
22Beach Brewing Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)Beach Brewing Company1994.5
23Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)Legend Brewing Company4894.3
24Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1394.3
25Legend HopfestLegend Brewing Company10493.8

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A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.
 DrakeFree Union 8607
 BraudogHampton 5752
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5263


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest   Arlington  10/4/2014 
BadWolf’s Fall Festival   Manassas  10/5/2014 
Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest   Centreville  10/18/2014 
Blacksburg Brew Do   Blacksburg  10/25/2014 
Three Brothers Resolute Day   Harrisonburg  11/15/2014 
CiderFest   Keswick  11/23/2014 
Richmond ?? Gathering   Glen Allen  2/22/2020 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
The Birch   Norfolk  () (757) 962-5400 
Grape And Gourmet   Virginia Beach  (757) 757 486-9463 
Bon Vivant Market - Smithfield   Smithfield  (757) 757 365-0932 
Mekong Restaurant   Richmond  (804) 804 288-8929 
Y-not Pizza & Italian Cuisine - Greenbrier   Chesapeake  () 757 382-9111 

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