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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 Black Note StoutBells Brewery761100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2731100
3Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing202100
4Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4450100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1839100
6AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2429100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2458100
8Bells HopslamBells Brewery262599.9
9North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company34199.9
10St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij380999.9
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company294099.9
12Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)79399.9
13Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel191999.9
14Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company290199.9
15Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company218299.9
16Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.92399.9
17Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery209099.9
18Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing61199.9
19Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company124499.9
20Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery87299.9
21Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company234499.9
22Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company30499.9
23Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company170099.9
24Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)47899.9
25Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery213799.9


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 Company14899.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company21799.5
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
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery31798.2
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11797.9
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12596.8
14Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery9296.5
15AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17396.4
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 Company3294.7
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
25Hardywood Bourbon DIPAHardywood Park Craft Brewery3494.2

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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 8617
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5284
 jgb9348Arlington (Pentagon City) 4771


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Blacksburg Brew Do   Blacksburg  10/25/2014 
Hardywood Third Anniversary Party!   Richmond  10/25/2014 
Novemberfest   Alexandria  11/1/2014 
Homebrewing Demonstration   Stafford  11/1/2014 
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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