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.

1Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2069100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2835100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2645100
4AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2607100
5Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4782100
6Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2675100
7Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company301599.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery152599.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company317999.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery276199.9
11Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist133999.9
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226599.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100699.9
14Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel201599.9
15North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36799.9
16Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company131499.9
17North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company394399.9
18St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij406899.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105999.9
20Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14399.9
21Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller222599.9
22Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery93499.9
23Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery226299.9
24Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing68399.9
25Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery76299.8


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 Company23299.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23498.9
5Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
6Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery9998.6
7Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery20498.6
8Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
9The Answer Grand LarcenyThe Answer Brewpub998.1
10Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1298.1
11AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12697.9
12Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery35697.9
13Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
14St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15197.4
15Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery11996.9
16AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company13096.6
17Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3296.6
18Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1696.5
19Hardywood Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery3696.4
20Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9596.3
21Lickinghole Creek Virginia Black BearLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2496.3
22Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery6396.1
23Three Notch’d Drake Smokes 10KThree Notch’d Brewing Company1396.1
24Hardywood Bourbon SidamoHardywood Park Craft Brewery7096
25Three Notch’d 40 Mile IPAThree Notch’d Brewing Company3195.9


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.
Lickinghole Creek Brewing Company Beer Dinner
Alexandria 9/10/2015
B’dam Brew JAM Craft Beer Festival
Beaverdam 9/12/2015
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.
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