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.

1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort5064100
2AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2821100
3Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery3054100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2778100
5Bells Black Note StoutBells Brewery870100
6Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2355100
7Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing140100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company417100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company284100
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3350100
11Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1608100
12Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)470100
13Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company1364100
14Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company504100
15Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Omnipollo354100
16St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4299100
17North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4127100
18Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2391100
19Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2619100
20AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company2277100
21Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2063100
22Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)717100
23Avery Barrel-Aged Series 36 - CallipygianAvery Brewing Company43100
24Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing803100
25Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing716100


1AleWerks Bitter ValentineAleWerks Brewing Company171100
2Hardywood Kentucky Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery2699
3AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company24799
4Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10199
5Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery3299
6AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company3199
7Three Notch’d Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout Three Notch’d Brewing Company2499
8Hardywood FooleryHardywood Park Craft Brewery1599
9Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery3799
10Lickinghole Creek Supreme LeaderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery3199
11AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company24799
12Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2899
13Hardywood Apple Brandy Barrel GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery2199
14Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery12699
15Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout With Vanilla BeansHardywood Park Craft Brewery2799
16Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery24199
17Devils Backbone / Wicked Weed Seven SummitsDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)2599
18The Veil Crucial Taunt Double IPAThe Veil Brewing Company2298
19Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598
20Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1598
21Lickinghole Creek Heir ApparentLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery3498
22Reaver Beach The KrackenReaver Beach Brewing Company1098
23The Veil Master Master Shredder ShredderThe Veil Brewing Company1498
24Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery37298
25Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2698

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The Novemberfest Preview Part 1: Northern Virginia
Alexandria 10/7/2016
The Novemberfest Preview Part 1: Northern Virginia
Alexandria 10/7/2016
The American Road Trip Beer Dinner Series: Michigan w/ Founders Brewing Company
Alexandria 10/11/2016
The Novemberfest Preview Part 2: Richmond
Alexandria 10/21/2016
The Fifth Annual Novemberfest
Alexandria 11/5/2016
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