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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.
1Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2704100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2376100
3Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery734100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1795100
5Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4367100
6Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing161100
7Bells HopslamBells Brewery261099.9
8Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company288699.9
9Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.90799.9
10North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company31699.9
11Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel185599.9
12St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij373099.9
13Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)76399.9
14Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company216799.9
15Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)242699.9
16Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company285699.9
17Apis Póltorak JadwigaSpółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis51499.9
18Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company123599.9
19Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company28799.9
20Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing56599.9
21North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company369599.9
22Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing45399.9
23Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible BeltPrairie Artisan Ales25199.9
24Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller199899.9
25Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company164999.9


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 Company14499.7
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 Company22099
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 Brewery12398.3
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery30398.2
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11198
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12096.9
14AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17296.5
15Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
16New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30195.8
17Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery7695.7
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
19AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18495.3
20Beach Brewing BlackfinBeach Brewing Company3694.8
21Beach Brewing Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)Beach Brewing Company1994.5
22Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)Legend Brewing Company4894.3
23Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company3094.1
24Hardywood Bourbon SidamoHardywood Park Craft Brewery4194
25Legend HopfestLegend Brewing Company10493.8

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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 8030
 BraudogHampton 5597
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5184


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
DoG Street Pub Craft Beer Festival   Williamsburg  8/3/2014 
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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