United States > Virginia > Norfolk
Beergeek23322 (75) Chesapeake, Virginia | December 28, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of a dive, located in an industrial part of town. picnic style seating in the brewery, but the beer is good. They had one beer on tap not available in bottle.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | December 8, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Finally made it to this local brewery and enjoyed the visit. The current location is strictly a kinda dumpy beer factory. Parking is really tricky. Once inside, they have some picnic tables and a small bar right in the factory floor with little 1970s-styled bathrooms down some seedy hallway. The staff is comprised of goofy hipsters, and there aren’t any beers here that you can’t find in bottles around town. But it was fun enough. I pretended to not see the rat crawling around on the bags of malt. Brewery #638.
Travlr (1374) Washington, Washington DC | November 21, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Called ahead to arrange an informal chat and tour for myself and two co-workers. Jimmy showed us around, let us sample everything they had. There was a steady parade of locals stopping by for beers, most seemed to be friends of the brewers, neighbors, or volunteers. Some brand new fermenters were in place but not hooked up, so expansion seems imminent. Definitely worth trying their stuff at local places, or stopping by if you’re in the neighborhood.
Drake (453) Free Union, Virginia | July 15, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This is your standard industrial warehouse kind of brewery. I met a couple of the assistant brewers and though they weren’t technically open, they were happy to share beers and conversation. They have no retail license, so no beer to go as of yet, but their stuff is available all around the area, with the occasional keg reaching Richmond. Some of the beers could use some refinement, but overall they are nice.
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