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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)2445100
2Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4415100
3Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing187100
4Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery754100
5AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2410100
6Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2711100
7Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1818100
8St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij376999.9
9Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company288199.9
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company290799.9
11Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel188599.9
12Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company217299.9
13North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company32799.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)77999.9
15Bells HopslamBells Brewery261899.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.91499.9
17North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company100099.9
18Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery206299.9
19Apis Póltorak JadwigaSpółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis52099.9
20Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company233499.9
21Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company124199.9
22Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing59699.9
23Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company167999.9
24Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery213299.9
25Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company29899.9


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 Company14699.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company21499.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company22299
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 Brewery12798.4
8Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
9Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery31398.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11697.9
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12396.8
14AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17296.5
15Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery8896.5
16Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
17New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30495.7
18Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
19AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18695
20Beach Brewing BlackfinBeach Brewing Company3694.8
21Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company3194.5
22Beach Brewing Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)Beach Brewing Company1994.5
23Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)Legend Brewing Company4894.3
24Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1394.3
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 8563
 BraudogHampton 5748
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5254


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Lickinghole Creek’s Anniversary Celebration   Goochland  9/26/2014 
Lickinghole Creek’s Anniversary Celebration   Goochland  9/26/2014 
Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest   Arlington  10/4/2014 
Blacksburg Brew Do   Blacksburg  10/25/2014 
Three Brothers Resolute Day   Harrisonburg  11/15/2014 
CiderFest   Keswick  11/23/2014 
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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