Explore Virginia Beach’s Beer Trail
Virginia’s craft beer scene has been exploding over the last few years. Virginia Beach alone has seen a rise in new breweries bringing their microbeers to thirsty imbibers. Whether you consider yourself a beer aficionado or a more causal drinker, you’re sure to enjoy the local breweries along the VA Beach Beer Trail.
About the VA Beach Beer Trail
The VA Beach Beer Trail is a collective of unique local breweries. These breweries serve up small batches of IPAs, stouts, lagers and more. You can find these breweries throughout Virginia Beach, from the Oceanfront and Chic’s Beach to the inland neighborhoods as well. Exploring along the VA Beach Beer Trail is a great way to get a sip of the local flavor and have a different experience in Virginia Beach.
Breweries on the VA Beach Beer Trail
Here are the breweries you’ll find on the VA Beach Beer Trail. In additional to serving cold beer, many of these breweries also have food trucks on site or their own food menu. Many of these are also family and pet friendly.
Back Bay Brewing Co.
Located near the ViBe Creative District, Back Bay Brewing Co. is a laid-back brewery and a local favorite. The family-friendly, rustic tasting room was created by neighboring business, Benevolent Design Co. Back Bay offers a number of signature and seasonal beers on tap.
Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co.
An offshoot of Back Bay Brewing Co., Back Bay’s Farmhouse Brewing Co. is located more inland, but offers the same great beers in a unique setting. Have a glass of beer, cider or wine within the restored 1912 farmhouse. This family-friendly and pet-friendly brewery has plenty of outdoor games to enjoy, as well as food trucks on site.
Commonwealth Brewing Company
Commonwealth Brewing Company is a favorite among locals in the Chic’s Beach area. Perfect for families and pet owners, enjoy a beer on the outdoor patio, along with a bite to eat from one of the local food trucks on site. Commonwealth Brewing transformed a former firehouse into their casual brewery.
Deadline Brewing Project
Deadline Brewing Project, also located in the Chic’s Beach area, has a regular selection of beers, as well as new brews in the works. This family-friendly brewery is considered a “nanobrewery,” which is an even smaller brewery.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
At Virginia Beach’s Town Center, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is serving up delicious food from their kitchen and German-style draughts from the taps. While the restaurant has many locations, all beers are brewed in-house, creating signature sips for Virginia Beach.
Home Republic Brewpub
Within Virginia Beach’s Artery District, near the Oceanfront, Home Republic Brewpub offers a laid-back atmosphere for locals and visitors alike to sip. Pair your beer with a dish from the restaurant menu.
New Realm Brewing Company
Atlanta-based New Realm Brewing Company has made its mark in inland Virginia Beach. The large taproom is complemented by a spacious outdoor seating area, lawn games, firepits and live music. Bring your pets and your whole family to this brewery where food trucks are on-site often.
Pleasure House Brewing Company
Pleasure House Brewing Company is a charming brewery near the Chic’s Beach area. The beer offerings at Pleasure House are constantly changing, so you can sip something new every time you visit. Play a boardgame with the kids to create an experience for the whole family.
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Reaver Beach Brewing Company is best known for its selection of sour beers. Located inland, Reaver Beach specializes in hop-forward ales and wild fermentation in oak. Stop by this neighborhood brewery for beer and food trucks.
Smartmouth Brewing Pilot House
From nearby Norfolk, Smartmouth Brewing also has a Pilot House brewery at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. An old post office was converted into the family-friendly small-batch brewery. Grab a brew after lounging on the beach, or any time of year. Smartmouth has special releases that have received national attention.
Wasserhund Brewing Company
Wasserhund Brewing Company is Virginia Beach’s German-inspired brew pub, located in the Hilltop area. Wasserhund proves that pizza and beer pair well together. The brewery also has other food offerings from their restaurant menu.
Young Veterans Brewing Company
The aptly named Young Veterans Brewing Company is owned by veterans. The military-themed brewery is great for veterans and non-veterans, as well as their families. Each beer includes WWII-themed artwork and a military-theme name. While you’re there, try the Pineapple Grenade Hefeweizen.
More Information about the VA Beach Beer Trail
For more information about the VA Beach Beer Trail, visit VisitVirginiaBeach.com/Taste/Breweries
Click here to read about breweries at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.