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Beer Available At The Birch (arranged by most recent)
Alvinne Wild West Zymatore (Sherry Barrel) , Bayerischer Bahnhof Leipziger Porticus Zymatore (Red Wine) , Gueuze Tilquin (Draft Version) 99, Firestone Walker Agrestic Ale 98, Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini 98, Cantillon Cuvťe Florian 100, Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio) 99, Cantillon Iris 99, AleWerks Loverís Greed , BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2013 98, Birrificio Italiano Nigredo (Negra 3.0) 90, Alvinne Morpheus Wild Undressed 79, Smartmouth Cowcatcher Milk Stout 86, The Bruery Humulus Lager 99, Ducato Verdi Imperial Stout Zymatore (Granache & Chili Mead) , Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Zymatore (Pommeau) , Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 99, Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale 92, Birrificio del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare 48, Birra del Borgo Rubus 96
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drunkenpolack (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | June 27, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Itís really great to have a world class beer bar in the area. Itís something Hampton Roads has been missing.
Good Things - Great Selection of beer. New stuff is always going up on tap. Service has been great so far. Like the Atmosphere.
Some Bad - Would love to see more American Beers on tap once in a while. Pours can be a little to expensive when you arenít even getting a full 12 oz. Food is lacking but for what they have itís pretty tasty and simple. Bottled beers can be way overpriced.
Bottom line though, this is the best beer bar in the area. The positives far out way the negatives for me and love to go there.
Braudog (721) Hampton, Virginia | May 21, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
May 2011 - Finally got a chance to drop in on the Birch for the first time since returning to Hampton Roads. One word: WOW. The young owners here have managed to put together a cozy little place in a íseasonedí neighborhood right outside the commercial dockyards of Norfolk that has an AMAZING rotating lineup of draft beers, and an equally potent fridge full of bottles. All you have to do is check out the "available at this location" list to see that somehow the Birch pulls down some of the most amazingly rare beers, if extremely tilted toward imports. Follow this place on Facebook to watch the amazing rotation. Food certainly isnít a priority here, but they also offer a solid choice of cheese for a nice nosh to go with the beer. Definitely among the top 3-4 most amazing beer bars Iíve ever visited ... and itís brand new. This place is destined for greatness.
gvmdw7 (42) California | February 2, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have to caveat this rating. Iíve been to a few of Ratebeerís highest rated bars and with those in mind, that is how I rated the place. Without a doubt, this is the best beer bar in the Norfolk area. If you are looking for craft brews that are hard to find or a great place to have a conversation, come here. My only complaint is the small menu (food). That being said, I will keep coming back here because they have new beers every week and they know what craft beer enthusiasts are looking for
ksurkin (13) Norfolk, Virginia | January 23, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
brand new, and much needed, quality beer bar in West Ghent. selections of beers is fantastic for what is essentially a wasteland of good taps. not many places have Old Guardian í07 on tap! 2o taps plus 1 cask everday that rotate constantly and are updated immediately on the big chalk board. had a few things iíd not seen before and nothing but quality beers. food selection is pretty sparse, but itís cool bar food, and the pretzel with beer mustard was great. service was a little slow but it was a busy tuesday. definitely a place to get to early as itís becomming popular already. havenít got a fill yet but the growler prices seem reasonable. pretty sweet to have a place like this 5 minutes from my apartment.
drewciferous (2) , | January 18, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Pound-for-pound one of, if not THE, best beer selection of any bar Iíve ever been to. All killer, no filler. Drafts change daily, so if you donít like the selection today, come back tomorrow!
National (1) Virginia | January 16, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is the awesome new beer bar in W. Ghent you heard about, and itís just minutes away from ODU. Check it out. The staff really know their beers and maintain a constantly rotating selection of the latest and greatest. Plus they always have something special on cask. They fill growlers! What more could you ask for??
galenstaats (1) Virginia | January 15, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great Beer, great people, what more could you want. Please, if you live in the Hampton Roads area, stop by and have a beer, you wonít be disappointed.
ThePez (1) , | January 15, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
The Birch is great. The staff was great. They took the time to explain different beers that we asked about to the best of their ability... they have such a broad selection i doubt they personally have first hand knowledge of them all! It was packed in there, but that was to be expected for such a great place for craft brew. Canít wait to go back and grab a growler.
MissMaryFaith (3) , | January 15, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
What an amazing place right in my own backyard! Great beer, great people and great atmosphere.
jcweaver (15) VA Beach, Virginia | January 15, 2011| Updated September 30, 2011
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 6/20
Though the first week was a learning curve with the lack of a real food menu, we ate dinner first this time and drove to (EBF) West Ghent from Va Beach once again. The place was packed, YAY for Birch Bar, you can now treat people like crap you have lots of people coming into the novelty bar. We were greeted with a gruff, "I canít give you beers I work the floor" from Gordon and finally got our beers ordered. We waited in the corner for a little bit until a table came available. We sat down and order more beer, LOTS more beer. We overheard a group grumbling about how rude the staffs were to them telling them to move, they were busy, we explained how busy the staff had been and asked them not to leave but to give them a chance. After we talked a few people into staying (2 left) and of course ordering beverages, we stayed for another few rounds. When we finished we got our tab. Gordon, our RUDE waiter, who only served us 1/2 the time, came up to my fiancťe afterwards (I was in the restroom) and told him, "that is a terrible tip donít come back, you were here 3 hours". When he told me this I was dumbfounded and refused to believe it, until Gordon said the exact same words to me. He said, "that was a terrible tip, you were here for three hours."
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