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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.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4225100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2676100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2312100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1720100
5St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij363399.9
6Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Co.278499.9
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)237499.9
8Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel181799.9
9Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company283399.9
10Bells HopslamBells Brewery257399.9
11Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout Great Divide Brewing Company214799.9
12Russian River SupplicationRussian River Brewing128799.9
13Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.85199.9
14Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - CoffeeGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)72999.9
15North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company29099.9
16North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company363099.9
17Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery207699.9
18Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company153999.9
19Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company224299.9
20Hoppin Frog BORIS The CrusherHoppin’ Frog Brewery135299.9
21Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery200299.9
22North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout North Coast Brewing Company96899.9
23Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company120599.9
24Russian River ConsecrationRussian River Brewing107899.9
25Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Hoppin’ Frog Brewery82399.9


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 Company13299.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company20299.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company21599
5Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
6Hardywood Bourbon Gingerbread Stout Hardywood Park Craft Brewery4798.5
7Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery11798.4
8Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
9Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery28098.1
10AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company11298
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company14997.7
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12096.9
14AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company17096.5
15Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
16New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30295.8
17AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Grand Illumination AleAleWerks Brewing Company18295.4
18Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery7095.4
19Beach Brewing BlackfinBeach Brewing Company3694.8
20Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company2894.8
21Hardywood Bourbon SidamoHardywood Park Craft Brewery3294.7
22Mad Fox Orange Whip IPAMad Fox Brewing Company2994.6
23Beach Brewing Devil’s Take (Virginia Gentleman)Beach Brewing Company1994.5
24Legend HopfestLegend Brewing Company10393.9
25Legend Barleywine (2009 and later)Legend Brewing Company4693.6

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 DrakeFree Union 7945
 BraudogHampton 5489
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5045


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
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 
Blue 5 Restaurant   Roanoke  () 540 904-5338 
Mekong Restaurant   Richmond  (804) 804 288-8929 

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