Photo: Champion Brewing Company
Charlottesville is home to Champion Brewing Company, South Street Brewery, C’villian Brewing, Three Notch’d Brewing Company and several tap houses and restaurants with amazing beer lists like Michael’s Bistro and Beer Run. On the outskirts of Charlottesville, you can find Blue Mountain Brewery, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, James River Brewing, Devils Backbone Brewing Company and a bunch of cideries.
Photo: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Richmond has over 5 breweries within driving distance like Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Isley Brewing Company, Strangeways Brewing and several great tap houses. They also have great brewery tours!
3. Washington DC
DC has around 7 breweries and an annual Brewers Ball! Some of the most popular breweries are DC Brau Brewing Co., Bluejacket and Right Proper Brewing Company.
Photo: Rustico Restaurant & Bar
Arlington has about six breweries in and around the city, including Port City Brewing Company, Mad Fox Brewing Co and Capitol City Brewing Company as well as Rustico Restaurant & Bar. This eatery has a beer list 17 pages long!
5. Virginia Beach
Photo: Young Veterans Brewing Company
Virginia Beach has around four breweries and equally great bars with huge selections of beer! Try Young Veterans Brewing Company, Beach Brewing Company and Back Bay Brewing.
Photo: Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers
Roanoke has Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, Roanoke Railhouse Brewery and several wonderful alehouses. They also have a great home brew supply store called Blue Ridge Hydroponics & Home Brewing Company.
Photo: Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Purcellville is home to Adroit Theory Brewing Company, Corcoran Brewing Company, Old 690 Brewing Company, Mud Hound Brewing Company and Magnolias At The Mill, a restaurant with a “world class” rating from beeradvocate.com.
Photo: BadWolf Brewing Company
In Manassas, you can find BadWolf Brewing Company, Heritage Brewing Co., Jay’s Brewing Supplies and Fidelis Beer Company where each brew supports a different cause!
Photo: Barnhouse Brewery
Leesburg is where you’ll find Barnhouse Brewery, Crooked Run Brewing and Holy Brew Brewing Company. There’s also Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge and MacDowell Brew Kitchen!
Photo: Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company
Staunton has Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company, Redbeard Brewing Company, Queen City Brewing and a store called Shenandoah Hops that celebrates all things beer!
Photo: Smartmouth Beer
Norfolk is home to Smartmouth Beer, O’Connor Brewing Co., Two Fathers Beer Company and a bar called The Birch with a 100 rating from beeradvocate.com.
Photo: Adventure Brewing Company
Fredericksburg is where you’ll find Adventure Brewing Company, Blue & Gray Brewing Co. and some great taprooms.
Photo: AleWerks Brewing Company
Williamsburg is the home of AleWerks Brewing Company, but also DoG Street Pub, which has a wonderful rotating draft list and bottle menu.
Photo: Chaos Mountain Brewing
Calloway has Chaos Mountain Brewing and Calloway Brewing Company.
Photo: Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Roseland is where the annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest is held at Devils Backbone Brewing Company.
Photo: Beltway Brewing Company
Sterling has Beltway Brewing Company and Old Dominion Brewhouse.
Photo: Three Brothers Brewing
Harrisonburg is home to Three Brothers Brewing, Midtowne Bottle Shop and Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack.
Photo: Union Jack Pub
Winchester has some great beer stores like D’Vine Wines & Beer and Murphy Beverage Company. Union Jack Pub also boasts a 50 ft bar with domestic and imported beers.
Photo: Hampton Taphouse
Hampton Taphouse has a wonderful and interesting selection of beers. Marker 20 has a dozen beers on tap and 30 different bottles.
Fairfax has some great beer selections in their restaurants, but B-Side certainly has the most intriguing, like this hibiscus beer.
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