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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 Rochefort4391100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1808100
3Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing177100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2436100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery748100
6Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2705100
7AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2398100
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company289899.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91399.9
10Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel187399.9
11Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216999.9
12St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij375199.9
13North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32099.9
14Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company287099.9
15Bells HopslamBells Brewery261499.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77099.9
17North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company371499.9
18Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller202199.9
19Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company123899.9
20Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company29399.9
21Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company166999.9
22Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing58499.9
23Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery138699.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company99899.9
25Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales29399.9


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 Company14599.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company20499.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company22199
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 Brewery12498.4
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery31098.2
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11497.9
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12196.8
14AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17296.5
15Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
16Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery8396.2
17New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30195.8
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
19AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18495.3
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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 DrakeFree Union 8442
 BraudogHampton 5647
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5229


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival   Portsmouth  9/6/2014 
Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest   Arlington  10/4/2014 
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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