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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.
1Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2054100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4759100
3Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2661100
4Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2831100
5Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel200899.9
6Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316699.9
7Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.100299.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery151999.9
9Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company300599.9
10Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company226299.9
11Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist133099.9
12Bells HopslamBells Brewery276199.9
13St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij405299.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
15North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36799.9
16Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company131199.9
17Cantillon Cuvée FlorianCantillon14199.9
18Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller221199.9
19North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company105699.9
20Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery225499.9
21North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company392899.9
22Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery93199.9
23Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing67799.9
24Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort338899.8
25Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.82699.8


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 Company23199.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23398.9
5Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
6Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery20198.6
7Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery9998.6
8Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
9Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1298.1
10AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12697.9
11Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery35497.9
12St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15097.6
13Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
14Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery11796.8
15Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1596.6
16AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company13096.6
17Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9596.3
18Hardywood Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery3596.3
19Lickinghole Creek Virginia Black BearLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2496.3
20Port City ManiacalPort City Brewing Company2496.3
21Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery6296.1
22Hardywood Bourbon SidamoHardywood Park Craft Brewery7096
23Isley Choosy MotherIsley Brewing Company1695.9
24Lickinghole Creek La Calavera CatrinaLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1295.9
25Three Notch’d 40 Mile IPAThree Notch’d Brewing Company2995.9

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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 10526
 radagast83Fairfax 5703
 TheBeerGodNewport News 5572


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival   Staunton  8/8/2015 
Ithaca Rare & Obscure Night   Arlington  8/11/2015 
The Lagunitas Old School Glassware Giveaway & Draft Feature   Alexandria  8/11/2015 
Tröegs Scratch Night   Arlington  8/12/2015 
The St. Bernardus Draft Review: Kazematten Wipers Time NoVa Debut & Draft Specials + Rare Bottle Pou   Alexandria  8/12/2015 
WWWW Mid Atlantic RB summer beer tasting   McLean  8/15/2015 
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.
  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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