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.

1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2657100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2855100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2703100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2111100
5Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing10399.9
6Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co (Duvel Moortgat)101699.9
7Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist137699.9
8Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)266999.9
9St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij411399.9
10Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery153999.9
11Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Co.304499.9
12Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company322999.9
13Bells HopslamBells Brewery276499.9
14Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company227799.9
15Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery229299.9
16Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery94199.9
17Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing55499.9
18Omnipollo Agamemnon BourbonOmnipollo7799.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company107299.9
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company131999.9
21Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery77699.8
22Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co (Duvel Moortgat)83999.8
23AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company213399.8
24Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Co.160399.8
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company251599.8


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 Company23699.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company1499
5AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23998.9
6Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
7Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery21298.7
8Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery10198.5
9The Answer Grand LarcenyThe Answer Brewpub1098.4
10Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
11Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1398.1
12AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12997.8
13Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery36197.8
14Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1497.8
15Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery1397.6
16Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
17St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15197.4
18Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery12297
19Three Notch’d Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout Three Notch’d Brewing Company996.9
20Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3396.9
21AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company13596.6
22Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1696.5
23Hardywood Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery3696.4
24Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9596.3
25Port City ManiacalPort City Brewing Company2696.1


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.
Rustico Alexandria’s Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015 Tapping Party & More!
Alexandria 12/2/2015
B Side’s Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015 Tapping Party & More!
Fairfax 12/3/2015
Evening Star Cafe’s Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015 Tapping Party & More!
Alexandria 12/3/2015
Hardywood Bourbon GBS Release!
Richmond 12/5/2015
Rustico Ballston’s Holiday Tap Takeover + Wolf Trap Animal Rescue Donation Drive Event!
Arlington 12/10/2015
Rustico Ballston’s 12 Beers of Christmas 2015
Arlington 12/12/2015
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