Having lived in Hampton twice, I can comment on the remarkable change in the St. George facility. The seating capacity is probably three times what it was two years ago. There are more little events and fun nights. The place has accumulated quite a following. One can still go into the tap room and get a nice pint, but there might be a bit of a wait. There is usually food but it is dependent on which food truck is parked out front - there is no on-site kitchen. There is still a weekly tour on Saturdays but the place has transitioned to more of a brew-pub feel away from being a brewery with a tap room. The prices have ticked up a bit from a couple of years ago, but I don’t blame them for that. I still take my growler for a fill nearly every Friday. The beers haven’t changed in ages and St. George represents the British style with a bit of dabbling into the traditional German brews (but not helles? Please. . .) Anyhow, it’s a good spot and I’m happy to support it.
This was a short trip from our Richmond home. The brewery is located in an industrial park The parking is limited. They had two areas serving beer in a room full of picnic tables. We brought in food and enjoyed the beer and caught part of the tour. The presenter was excellent. They have a growler filler that uses CO2 to ensure the quality of beer will last longer than normal tube fills.
I have been drinking the beer for years, but just recently visited the brewery. Nice friendly people that are more than welcome to show you around. Nothing fancy, but a family business feel and excellent beer. Small tasting/gift shop and a few picnic tables to sit. On Tuesdays, tacos and every other Friday a bonfire. I love the Golden Ale and other than Busch Gardens, this is the only place to get their Oktoberfest year around! Stop by if you are in the area.
(Visited 05/2013): St. George is located on Challenger Way off Wythe Creek in an industrial looking area, near the Hampton Freeway. Right next to Langley. There is a small parking lot in front of the building.
The entrance opens into the brewery and there is a small tasting room and shop that carries merch and bottles to go.
The tap room has 7 beers on tap, including a Porter, Imperial Stout, Nut Brown, Summer Ale, English IPA, Black Forest and Remmus XL. The beers are all decent.
Service in the tasting room was good, although the guy running it is an odd character. He interspersed trivia with the tasting and was just an interesting sort. During our tour there were also some folks from Langley there who were apparently in the label selection process for a beer being brewed for them, which was pretty cool.
There is no food available to my knowledge.
Overall this is a pretty good spot to hit in Hampton.
Can’t believe I forgot to review this! Stopped in on my last visit to Langley. Small small tasting room, but samples are free and the guy really knows his shit. They sell a few bottles there as well at reasonable prices.
Typical warehouse brewery, but with a ton of free tasters. Very cool growler covers for sale also. On site brick pizza oven on the day I visited. Regular brews were inside the store, and they had three one-offs in the brewery itself. Definitely worth a visit.
This is not so much a rating of the location as it is a note on the brewery. This is a relatively small operation that has cranked out a fairly wide array of styles and done a good job across the board. Grab the winter stout if you can but so far none of their offerings I have tried (12 so far) have not missed. Location: Industrial, small tasting area with a few taps but you can grab bottles to go. The two workers I met were nice and helped me load up two mixed 6ers.
I arrived at 4 this place is supposed to be open with tours until 5. I did not feel welcome, and did not enjoy the visit. The son of the owner tried to explain things, but failed in general. My respect of there beer fell with the visit.
Pretty similar to your average brewery. Small tasting room in the middle with many of their seasonals on tap. Beer sold to go here as well. Friendly folks even let us have a homebrew competition in the brewery.
Visited late December 2007. It was just after Christmas and raining torrentially, so we were kinda surprised to find someone here. The rain sounded awesome on the tin roof. The man there gave us samples of everything, and it was very nice to get a full sixer of the winter stout, since all we get in my area are the dragon pack samplers.