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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 Rochefort4732100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2030100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2642100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2824100
5Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100199.9
6North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36699.9
7Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226099.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151499.9
9Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company299599.9
10Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel199399.9
11Bells HopslamBells Brewery275899.9
12Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company315399.9
13St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij403099.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)262899.9
15Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist130899.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)57799.9
17Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company130599.9
18North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105399.9
19Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery92099.9
20Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing66899.9
21Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery224799.9
22Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller219799.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company391399.9
24Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14099.9
25Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)55499.8


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 Company16299.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company23199.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23398.9
5Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery18798.8
6Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
7Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery9498.7
8Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1198.4
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12498
11Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery35197.9
12St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15097.6
13Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
14AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12996.8
15Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery11496.6
16Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1596.6
17Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9596.3
18Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery6196.3
19Port City ManiacalPort City Brewing Company2496.3
20Lickinghole Creek Virginia Black BearLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2496.3
21Lost Rhino Genius Loci Series Exesus SanctumLost Rhino Brewing Company1096.2
22Brothers ResoluteBrothers Craft Brewing Company3695.9
23Three Notch’d 40 Mile IPAThree Notch’d Brewing Company2995.9
24Lickinghole Creek La Calavera CatrinaLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1295.9
25Isley Choosy MotherIsley Brewing Company1695.9

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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 10406
 radagast83Fairfax 5606
 jacklCharlottesville 5605


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Mad Fox’s 5th Year Anniversary Party   Falls Church  7/11/2015 
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ Festival    Tysons   9/19/2015 
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 
Wild Run Brewing Company   Stafford  () 540 659-3447 
Mekong Restaurant   Richmond  (804) 804 288-8929 

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