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 Rochefort5216100
2Bell’s Expedition StoutBell’s Brewery3170100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2571100
4Bell’s Black Note StoutBell’s Brewery927100
5Bell’s HopslamBell’s Brewery2900100
6Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oak Aged Great Divide Brewing Company2374100
7Deschutes The AbyssDeschutes Brewery1667100
8AleSmith Speedway Stout - Vietnamese CoffeeAleSmith Brewing Company498100
9Rodenbach AlexanderBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)690100
10St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4427100
11Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company3485100
12North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1132100
13Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)688100
14Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Bourbon BarrelEvil Twin Brewing188100
15Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Omnipollo505100
16Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel AgedOskar Blues Brewery241100
17Epic Big Bad BaptistaEpic Brewing Company (UT/CO)105100
18North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company4226100
19Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort3731100
20Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery2235100
21Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2139100
22Great Divide Yeti Imperial StoutGreat Divide Brewing Company2683100
23Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2539100
24Rodenbach Caractère RougeBrouwerij Rodenbach (Palm)770100
25Perennial AbraxasPerennial Artisan Ales411100


1AleWerks Bitter ValentineAleWerks Brewing Company175100
2Hardywood FooleryHardywood Park Craft Brewery42100
3AleWerks Cafe RoyaleAleWerks Brewing Company25199
4Sweetwater Tavern High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)10199
5Hardywood Kentucky Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery4299
6AleWerks Secret AdmirerAleWerks Brewing Company3399
7Hardywood Christmas MorningHardywood Park Craft Brewery4699
8Hardywood Rum Barrel GBSHardywood Park Craft Brewery1799
9Sweetwater Tavern Barrel Aged High Desert Imperial StoutSweetwater Tavern (Great American Restaurants)2999
10Hardywood TrickeryHardywood Park Craft Brewery5199
11Lickinghole Creek Great CommanderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery1499
12Three Notch’d Biggie S’mores Imperial Stout Three Notch’d Brewing Company2899
13Hardywood Bourbon GBS (Gingerbread Stout)Hardywood Park Craft Brewery13799
14AleWerks Brewmasters Reserve Bourbon Barrel PorterAleWerks Brewing Company25299
15Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout With Vanilla BeansHardywood Park Craft Brewery3099
16Hardywood Gingerbread StoutHardywood Park Craft Brewery25399
17Lickinghole Creek Supreme LeaderLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery3599
18Stone (Richmond) Enjoy By IPA Unfiltered - Virginia Brewery Prototype Stone Brewing Co. (Richmond)2998
19The Veil Crucial Taunt Double IPAThe Veil Brewing Company3698
20Devils Backbone / Wicked Weed Seven SummitsDevils Backbone Brewing Company (AB InBev)2798
21Lickinghole Creek Enlightened DespotLickinghole Creek Craft Brewery3098
22Aslin Master of KarateAslin Beer Company1798
23Ocelot / Meridian Pint Talking BackwardsOcelot Brewing Company1098
24Legend Imperial IPALegend Brewing Company13598
25The Veil Master Master Shredder ShredderThe Veil Brewing Company1898

Local Users


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
The Answer Brewpub’s Second Anniversary of Brewing
Richmond 5/6/2017
Pen Druid, Right Proper & Stone “Soused” Release Party
Arlington 5/10/2017
The Official Two Roads NOVA Launch
Arlington 5/16/2017
Rustico Alexandria’s "Near & Far" Beer Dinner Series 2017 - Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Alexandria 6/12/2017
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
Y-not Italian - Greenbrier
Chesapeake () 757 382-9111