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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 Brewery789100
2Bells Expedition StoutBells Brewery2813100
3Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedCigar City Brewing226100
4Russian River Pliny the ElderRussian River Brewing2602100
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1933100
6Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4666100
7Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2605100
8Alchemist Heady TopperThe Alchemist1261100
9St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij397999.9
10Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company312499.9
11Bells HopslamBells Brewery274799.9
12Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel Dieu du Ciel197499.9
13Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company296799.9
14Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery149099.9
15Firestone Walker ParabolaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.97699.9
16Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company225399.9
17North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Brandy BarrelNorth Coast Brewing Company36499.9
18Firestone Walker SucabaFirestone Walker Brewing Co.80699.9
19Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing65799.9
20Apis Póltorak JadwigaSpółdzielnia Pszczelarska Apis54199.9
21Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company186899.9
22Mikkeller Beer Geek BreakfastMikkeller216299.9
23Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Espresso Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company129099.9
24Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery222999.9
25Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing51299.9


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 Company15999.7
2AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company23099.5
3Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10099.4
4AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company23099
5Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery18498.8
6Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2898.8
7Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery8698.7
8Blue Mountain Dark HollowBlue Mountain Brewery34398.2
9Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598.1
10AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou PorterAleWerks Brewing Company12398
11St. George Russian Imperial StoutSt. George Brewing Company15097.6
12Legend Imperial StoutLegend Brewing Company12097.4
13Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Chocolate & Coffee AgedBlue Mountain Brewery10896.8
14AleWerks Pumpkin AleAleWerks Brewing Company12996.8
15Lickinghole Creek La Calavera CatrinaLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1196.4
16Capitol City FuelCapitol City Brewing Company9496.3
17Hardywood Bourbon SidamoHardywood Park Craft Brewery5996.2
18AleWerks Coffeehouse StoutAleWerks Brewing Company18896
19Devils Backbone Danzig Baltic PorterDevils Backbone Brewing Company3195.6
20New River Pale AleLost Rhino Brewing Company30895.5
21Hardywood Bourbon BarleywineHardywood Park Craft Brewery3495.5
22Champion Black Me StoutChampion Brewing Company2295.4
23Hardywood The Great ReturnHardywood Park Craft Brewery7695.4
24Hardywood Raspberry StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery5495.3
25Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery1095.1

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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 9999
TheBeerGod TheBeerGodNewport News 5462
 jacklCharlottesville 5380


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Mad Fox’s 3rd Annual Spring Bock Festival   Falls Church  5/2/2015 
Fearnought Release and Derby Party   Goochland  5/2/2015 
Celebrate 20 Years of Dogfish Head w/ Sam Calagione   Falls Church  5/14/2015 
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ Festival    Richmond   5/30/2015 
Drake’s 10K Tapping   Charlottesville  6/13/2015 
Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest   Centreville  6/20/2015 
BEER, BOURBON & BBQ Festival    Tysons   9/19/2015 
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 
Wild Run Brewing Company   Stafford  () 540 659-3447 
Mekong Restaurant   Richmond  (804) 804 288-8929 

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