By Kelsey Thomas
7 Virginia Beach Brews to Try This Fall
Virginia Beach is home to 13 local breweries, all of which release seasonal beers and hold different events throughout the year. While each brewery has an abundant selection of ales, sours, stouts and lagers, we’ve handpicked 7 fall beers that you absolutely must try during your visit to the beach.
The Princess – Smartmouth Pilot House
The Princess is a Märzen and is Smartmouth’s version of Oktoberfest beer. It unifies sweet caramel toffee flavors with a warm toasty maltiness.
Haywire Husky – Wasserhund Brewing Company
Wasserhund Brewing Company uses fresh roasted coffee beans from Lynnhaven Coffee Company and a malt build to their signature Coffee Lager, Haywire Husky.
The Bavarian Prince – New Realm Brewing
This classic Märzen style Oktoberfest blends floral hop notes with malty flavors.
Witch of Pungo – Back Bay Brewing Co.
The With of Pungo is truly a unique beer, as it is brewed with Belgian yeast, pumpkin purée, spices and locally grown gourds.
Light as a Breeze – Pleasure House Brewing
Offered every WINDSday, this unique brew is an ode to the offshore wind power that is coming to Virginia Beach. It is a blonde ale that can be described as slightly fruity, yet refreshingly blonde.
The Darkness Abides – Vibrant Shores Brewing Company
This near black German Schwarzbier Lager carries roasty notes and color from darker malts. The taste can be described as crisp with a moderate strength.
Oktoberfest – Young Veterans Brewing Company
Veteran owned and operated; Young Veterans Brewing Company offers their version of Oktoberfest. This Bavarian Style Fest Bier is a fall classic, as it pulls out the malty flavors of a true German Oktoberfest brew.