The RateBeer 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.

1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2915100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2750100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4977100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2760100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2205100
6Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company331099.9
7AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company19499.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery158299.9
9Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing12099.9
10Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)103999.9
11Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company46799.9
12Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery234899.9
13Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company134199.9
14St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij422999.9
15North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company109199.9
16Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)66699.8
17Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company200499.8
18AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company220499.8
19Deschutes The Abyss - Rye WhiskeyDeschutes Brewery3999.8
20Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing58599.8
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company257099.8
22Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery80899.8
23Omnipollo Agamemnon BourbonOmnipollo9699.8
24North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company406499.8
25Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin15599.8


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 Company16799.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company24799.4
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10199.4
4Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery3099.3
5Hardywood Kentucky Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1699.2
6Three Notch’d Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout Three Notch’d Brewing Company2399.1
7AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company1999
8Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery3298.9
9AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company24398.9
10Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
11Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery12498.8
12Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery23998.7
13Lickinghole Creek Supreme LeaderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1598.7
14The Answer Grand LarcenyThe Answer Brewpub1098.4
15Devils Backbone / Wicked Weed Seven SummitsDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)2498.4
16Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
17Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1598
18Hardywood Apple Brandy Barrel GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery1397.8
19AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company13197.8
20Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery36797.7
21Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
22St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15197.4
23Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)5397.2
24Lickinghole Creek Chai Tea Virginia Black BearLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery997
25Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2197


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.

Free Union
Newport News


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
DC area gathering
McLean 5/1/2016
ChurchKey Derby Day Party
Washington 5/7/2016
Mad Fox Brewing Company’s 4th Annual Spring Bock Festival
Falls Church 5/14/2016
Richmond ?? Gathering
Glen Allen 2/22/2020

Add An Event If a local isn't listed above, you can add it now


Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
The Birch
Norfolk () (757) 962-5400
Grape And Gourmet
Virginia Beach (757) 757 486-9463
Bon Vivant Market - Smithfield
Smithfield (757) 757 365-0932
Wild Run Brewing Company
Stafford () 540 659-3447
Mekong Restaurant
Richmond (804) 804 288-8929