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 Rochefort5269100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3184100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2692100
4Bell’s Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery939100
5Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3515100
6Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2907100
7Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2384100
8Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1675100
9AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company510100
10St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4474100
11North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1137100
12Avery Uncle Jacob’s StoutAvery Brewing Company549100
13Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)693100
14Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing192100
15Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery279100
16Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)122100
17North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4229100
18Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery2237100
19Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2563100
20Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)790100
21Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales437100
22Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing1037100
23Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing922100
24AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1433100
25Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3753100


1AleWerks Bitter ValentineAleWerks Brewing Company176100
2Aslin Double Orange StarfishAslin Beer Company23100
3The Veil Sleeping Forever - Bourbon BarrelThe Veil Brewing Company38100
4Hardywood FooleryHardywood Park Craft Brewery44100
5AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company25299
6Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10199
7Hardywood Kentucky Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery4299
8AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company3599
9Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery4799
10Hardywood Rum Barrel GBSHardywood Park Craft Brewery1999
11The Veil Never Never Forever ForeverThe Veil Brewing Company3299
12Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery5399
13Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged)Sweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2999
14Lickinghole Creek Great CommanderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1699
15The Veil WhiteferrariThe Veil Brewing Company2999
16Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery13999
17AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company25299
18The Veil We Ded Mon Triple IPAThe Veil Brewing Company1299
19Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout With Vanilla BeansHardywood Park Craft Brewery3099
20Lickinghole Creek Supreme LeaderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery3699
21Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery25599
22Stone (Richmond) Enjoy By IPA Unfiltered - Virginia Brewery Prototype Stone Brewing Co. (Richmond)2998
23The Veil Crucial Taunt Double IPAThe Veil Brewing Company3698
24AleWerks Bitterest Valentine AleWerks Brewing Company1498
25Devils Backbone / Wicked Weed Seven SummitsDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)2898

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The Official Reason Beer Nova Launch List
Arlington 7/26/2017
Firestone Walker Rarity Night: Parabajava, West Side Beavo & More!
Alexandria 7/27/2017
The Ocelot Beer Dinner At Rustico Ballston
Arlington 8/2/2017
The Near & Far Beer Dinner Series: Beers Of Scandinavia
Alexandria 8/7/2017
Rustico Alexandria’s "Near & Far" Beer Dinner Series 2017 - The Beers of Scandinavia
Alexandria 8/8/2017
5th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers
Virginia Beach 9/9/2017
Rustico Alexandria’s "Near & Far" Beer Dinner Series 2017 - The Answer
Alexandria 10/16/2017
Rustico Alexandria’s "Near & Far" Beer Dinner Series 2017 - The Veil
Alexandria 12/4/2017
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
Virginia Beach () 757 995 7891