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.

1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2646100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2837100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2625100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2690100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2087100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4810100
7Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist135399.9
8Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing9499.9
9Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company227099.9
10North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36899.9
11Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel202999.9
12Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery152999.9
13Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company302499.9
14Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company319599.9
15Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100999.9
16Bells HopslamBells Brewery276399.9
17Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery227099.9
18Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery93999.9
19Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14799.9
20Omnipollo Agamemnon BourbonOmnipollo5999.9
21St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij408399.9
22Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller223699.9
23Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing68999.9
24North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company106399.9
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company131699.9


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 Company16299.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company23499.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23698.9
5Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
6AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company1098.6
7Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery20498.6
8Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery10098.5
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10The Answer Grand LarcenyThe Answer Brewpub998.1
11Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1298.1
12AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12697.9
13Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery35797.9
14Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1497.8
15Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
16St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15197.4
17Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery12196.9
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3396.9
19Lickinghole Creek Virginia Black BearLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2596.5
20AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company13296.5
21Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1696.5
22Hardywood Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery3696.4
23Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9596.3
24Three Notch’d Drake Smokes 10KThree Notch’d Brewing Company1496.3
25Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery6396.1


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.
The Craft Culture Beer Dinner Series Part 3 - IPA’s: The Best of the Locals & Beyond
Arlington 10/14/2015
Loudoun Presents: LoCo Brewfest Hosted by Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Ashburn 10/24/2015
Novemberfest 2015
Alexandria 11/7/2015
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