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 Rochefort5025100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery3009100
3AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2800100
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2313100
5Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2767100
6AleSmith Speedway Stout - HawaiianAleSmith Brewing Company26799.9
7Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company333599.9
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery159899.9
9Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Brewing13399.9
10Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)44399.9
11Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery237899.9
12Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company135799.9
13Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company48899.9
14St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij427399.9
15North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company410499.8
16Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)69999.8
17Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin16499.8
18Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company204099.8
19Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company260499.8
20AleSmith IPAAleSmith Brewing Company225599.8
21Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Omnipollo30499.8
22Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing65199.8
23Deschutes The Abyss - Rye WhiskeyDeschutes Brewery5099.8
24Hoppin’ Frog DORIS The DestroyerHoppin’ Frog Brewery81999.8
25Firestone Walker Double Jack IPAFirestone Walker Brewing (Duvel Moortgat)167699.8


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 Company17099.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company24799.4
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10199.4
4Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery3299.3
5Hardywood Kentucky Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery2099.3
6Three Notch’d Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout Three Notch’d Brewing Company2399.1
7AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company2399
8Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery3599
9Hardywood FooleryHardywood Park Craft Brewery1598.9
10Lickinghole Creek Supreme LeaderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2898.8
11AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company24698.8
12Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
13Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery12598.7
14Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery24098.7
15Devils Backbone / Wicked Weed Seven SummitsDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)2598.6
16Hardywood Apple Brandy Barrel GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery1998.5
17Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout With Vanilla BeansHardywood Park Craft Brewery2498.5
18Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
19Mad Fox Batch 100 Strong Black AleMad Fox Brewing Company1598
20The Veil Crucial Taunt Double IPAThe Veil Brewing Company1597.9
21Reaver Beach The KrackenReaver Beach Brewing Company1097.9
22Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery36797.7
23AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company13797.6
24Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery2497.6
25St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15197.4


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.

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
757 Battle of the Beers
Virginia Beach 8/6/2016
Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival
Staunton 8/6/2016
Great American Road Trip: Pennsylvania
Alexandria 8/8/2016
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Virginia Beach 8/20/2016
Virginia Craft Brewers Fest
Roseland 8/20/2016
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Leesburg 9/17/2016
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