United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Beer Available At Beer Run (arranged by most recent)
Dogfish Head Rosabi 81, Allagash Saison 96, Smuttynose Frankenlager 69, Terrapin Hi-5 IPA 95, Straffe Hendrik Wild 96, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 78, Devils Backbone / Green Flash East West India Pale Lager , Long Trail Limbo IPA 97, Keri Kelli / Kyle Hollingsworth / Stone Collective Distortion IPA 97, Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin 98, Devils Backbone Catty Wompus 79, New Belgium Summer Helles 42, The Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse 95, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99, New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grätzer Ale 86, Potter’s Craft Cider Malibu Stacy , Matthias Müller 1st Bavarian Pale Ale 85, Neumarkter Lammsbräu Winter Festbier 46, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 99, Three Notch’d Hydraulion Red 51
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tia (76) Sandston, Virginia | July 20, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Just had a nice visit here with Drake and HopTsing. Tasty bison burger, if a little pricey, nice draft list with a good mix of local and not local. Good service at the bar. Plus was able to grab some to go.
Emeister84 (64) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 7, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
Parking lot is small and tight to get in and out of (no jokes please). A small place which is always packed. Lots of cool brewery memorabilia on the walls. Cool collection of glassware, growlers, etc. on display as well. Food is quite good, with very natural tasting ingredients, though definitely not cheap, especially considering the amount you’re given. Nice draft selection, 15 or more, usually including limited rarities, seasonals, and just really good beers. The service is solid. There are many workers most of which are very knowledgeable, and all of which are very friendly. Bar fits about a dozen. They do not offer flights, but they’re always good about giving tastes. Small inside seating, only about 6 tables which are very close together. Larger outside seating in a covered/tarped area, which is also heated in the winter, and a small standing bar and a few picnic tables outside in the sun. This place is also a great retailer. Some items may be slightly higher in price than some of the more corporate stores, but with the inventory they keep it kind of makes sense. They also fill growlers. I have been here many more times than I’ve checked in, and I’ll keep going back for sure.
weihenweizen (166) Charleston Area, West Virginia | May 22, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of parking right in front. Big bottle selection. Be sure you check the room in the back. Received quite a bit of help and loaded up. Lots of singles and will break up six packs. Good selection quantity and quality. Hope to be back.
SmashinSaxon (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (1500) Washington, Washington DC | April 5, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
My 100th Virginia place rating, and this is a special place indeed. The first thing visible when you approach from street parking or the small lot is the expansion tent, always a good sign that demand exceeds supply. Inside is a deli slash bar slash coffee shop slash beer store slash restaurant, so you can do any of the things you normally so in those places simultaneously, or in any combination. The shop selection is extensive, with tons of local stuff. The food is very tasty and varies from bar snacks to deli stuff to full meals, and even breakfast tacos and brunch. Service is quick and cheerful. A must-visit if you’re anywhere in the region.
jackl (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely the premier beer destination in this part of the state. Beer Run’s a hybrid beer store/bar/restaurant that attracts a pretty diverse cross section of C’ville residents. This place isn’t just populated by beer geeks, which helps the ambiance. The bottle shop selection’s well-curated, nice. Beer Run seems to get the pick of the bottles distributed to the area, so you can usually find some pretty cool stuff. Unfortunately, everyone knows this, so limited bottles never stick around. Prices in the store are relatively high. As for the bar/restaurant - the tap selection’s generally pretty good. While the bar annoyingly doesn’t offer flights, the staff are happy to provide samples. Service is prompt. The food’s frankly pretty forgettable, I look forward to a menu overhaul. Overall, an essential stop if you’re in the area.
Iphonephan (179) McLean, Virginia | October 27, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Had a delicious late Sunday lunch of catfish tacos. Interesting and varied draft beer list. Smallest pours are 10 oz which limits the tasting. Nice selection of Lou Reed tunes producing a laid back vibe.
Kinz (63) Glen Allen, Virginia | May 27, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Glad to finally get by here, was passing through town and the wife was cool with stopping here for lunch. Cafe, beer bar, and beer store in one, nice concept. Food at lunch was sandwiches. They were solid enough, though I should point out that the bread they were served on was simple but outstanding. Nice draft selection to choose from, picked up a couple of new beers which is a bit difficult sometimes, so good draft list! And after lunch, went beer shopping in the store - very nice beer store. The best section of ciders I think I’ve ever seen assimilated in a shop before. Well worth the trip if going through the area. Draft prices very reasonable, bottle beers pretty standard.
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | December 23, 2012| Updated December 2, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place has come a long way since opening. Good beer selection, weekly tastings, some glassware starting to creep in, a nice bar that features a few macros but also several nice beers. They will often get rarer things such as Starr Hill one-offs and the more rare draft offerings that come to the state. Food is tasty with a natural emphasis. This is a beer store, bar and cafe all at once. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area. I mean, how many beer stores do you know of that serve breakfast? There are rumors of expansion plans in the future. If they’re not careful, they just might end up becoming one of the state’s premier beer stops. The service is friendly and helpful to stangers but if you’re fortunate enough to get to know them, the service is that much better. I know I’ve walked in and found a rare beer in my hand before I knew what happened. Locals should come here and should do so repeatedly. Visitors should come here too as its one of the premiere stops in the area. The parking sucks. Other than that, this is a top notch place.
Update: as of November 2011, they have a whole new room for beer. The new room is the foreign beer selection and the original room is the American beer selection. It’s still a work in progress, but its already looking nice and should add to the already very nice bottle selection.
DrSilverworm (94) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 5, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Was blown away by this, totally my kind of beer store. Lots of fresh beer on the shelves for reasonable prices, a good amount of it was available cold as singles, but not all of it. Tons of local stuff I can’t get here in Cincinnati, so I was very excited. If you get a case they give you a 5% discount, which is pretty awesome, so I ended up doing that. There is also a bar in the middle of the place with good stuff on tap, some rarities. Since the bar and the beer store is in the same area, you and your friends can enjoy drinks while you browse the to-go selection, which was very neat and unusual. On the opposite side of the bar, there is indoor seating area for the restaurant portion of the place, in addition to outdoor patio seating. My friends and I were very happy with the food. Bloody Mary’s were expensive at $9, but freakin’ great. Definitely tastes like a $9 BM. My friends went through 3. Service is pretty good, people who work there do their best to be as helpful as possible. Overall, a very satisfying place, one of the coolest beer stores I’ve ever been to. Ended up returning like 4-5 times throughout the labor day weekend. I look back on this place fondly, if I was a local I’d be there all the time. Totally my kind of thing.
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