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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.
1Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2582100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2795100
3Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4608100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1870100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery785100
6Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing222100
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company308799.9
8North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company35699.9
9Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company223599.9
10Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company294099.9
11Bells HopslamBells Brewery271399.9
12Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel196099.9
13St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij393899.9
14Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.96099.9
15North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company103899.9
16Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)55099.9
17Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller213499.9
18Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort326399.9
19Apis Póltorak JadwigaSpółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis53599.9
20Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company180399.9
21Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery220099.9
22Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing50199.9
23North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company383599.9
24Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery142999.9
25Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company127299.9


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 Company15499.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company22799.5
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 Brewery17898.8
6Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
7Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery8198.7
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery33598.2
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 Brewery10196.7
15Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
16AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company18596
17Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
18Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery5195.6
19New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30795.5
20AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18895.1
21Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery995
22Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company3294.7
23Three Brothers ResoluteThree Brothers Brewing Company3594.6
24Beach Brewing Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)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 9544
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5409
 radagast83Fairfax 5273


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Despot Day 2015   Goochland  3/7/2015 
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ Festival    Richmond   5/30/2015 
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 
Wild Run Brewing Company   Stafford  () 540 659-3447 
Bon Vivant Market - Smithfield   Smithfield  (757) 757 365-0932 
Mekong Restaurant   Richmond  (804) 804 288-8929 

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