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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 Brewery2802100
2Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery789100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4638100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2582100
5Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2593100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1882100
7Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1222100
8Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing225100
9Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company224599.9
10North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36399.9
11North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company104299.9
12Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294699.9
13Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company309699.9
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.96499.9
15Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel196799.9
16Bells HopslamBells Brewery273399.9
17St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij396099.9
18Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller214999.9
19Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing11699.9
20Apis Póltorak JadwigaSpółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis53999.9
21Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery143499.9
22Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)56099.9
23Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing50899.9
24Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing65399.9
25Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery217199.9


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 Company15699.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company22999.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23099
5Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery18298.8
6Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
7Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery8598.7
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery34198.2
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12398
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15097.6
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12996.8
14Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery10596.6
15Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
16AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company18796
17Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery5395.7
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
19New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30795.5
20AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18895.1
21Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1095.1
22Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company3394.7
23Three Brothers ResoluteThree Brothers Brewing Company3594.6
24Reaver Beach Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)Reaver Beach Brewing Company2094.5
25Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)Legend Brewing Company4894.3

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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 9964
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5441
 jacklCharlottesville 5342


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Mad Fox’s Virginia Strong Beer Tasting   Falls Church  4/8/2015 
Mad Fox’s Baseball Beer Dinner   Falls Church  4/13/2015 
SlutFest Five   Richmond  4/25/2015 
AHA Rally at Center of the Universe   Ashland  4/26/2015 
Celebrate 20 Years of Dogfish Head w/ Sam Calagione   Falls Church  5/14/2015 
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ Festival    Richmond   5/30/2015 
Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest   Centreville  6/20/2015 
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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