Combine craft beer with entertainment in Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach during your beach vacation
From beer festivals to microbrewery tours, these local booze destinations make the perfect group—or even solo—activity on your trip. With the local breweries open year-round and popular craft beer festivals happening throughout the summer, there is always a chance to sip on the local favorites and enjoy live entertainment.
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival
If you enjoy a mug of cold draft beer, then the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival most definitely should b put on your calendar. In 2014, the festival had over 50 breweries offering a unique spin on your favorite suds. Originally located on the 24th Street Park, last year’s festival had to be moved to a bigger venue on the oceanfront, a testament to its growing popularity.
This year you will find a massive tent on 30th street on the beach, conveniently located next to the 31st Street City Garage. The Festival is expecting over 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries. Purchased tickets come with sampling, a commemorative cup and live entertainment.
Mark your calendars for October 17-18, 2015 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. both days.
If you want to experience multiple breweries, but cannot wait until the festival, a craft beer tour of Virginia Beach and surrounding areas might just be right up your alley.
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Tours
Hosted by Taste Tidewater Tours, the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Tours eliminates the need to both drive and find your way around Virginia Beach, which is great because it is much more than just a strip of sand by the boardwalk! The tour offers many benefits such as interesting tidbits about the local culture and events.
You will learn all about different craft brewery styles and explain just how that craft beer in your mug was produced. With a mini-history tour and beer your, you will be getting the best of both worlds!
See here for more information!
Sampling Craft Beer on Your Own
Even if you don’t participate in an organized tour, it is just as tasty to go a few miles inland yourself and try out the local breweries. Here are some beach local breweries that you can punch into your iPhone or Android without too much distance. All of these breweries are a part of the Virginia Beach Beer Trail!
Young Veterans Brewing Company
2505 Horse Pasture Road, Virginia Beach
Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA
Beach Brewing Co.
1505 Taylor Farm Road, Virginia Beach
Green Flash Brewing Company (Coming winter 2015)
1902 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach
328 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach
Impulse Brewing Company
3421 Chandler Creek Road, Virginia Beach
Pleasure House Brewing
3025 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach
1805 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach