Virginia Beach has become an elite beer scene with over 13 breweries living in the city. Carrying everything from lagers and ales to sours and IPAs, you’re sure to find a brew for you. Most breweries even carry their own seltzers now as the popular fizzy beverage has been a hit drink the past few years.
You can sip your way through the seasons, as the locales are open all year round and release special brews every season. Now is the perfect time to stock up on refreshing local beach beers and summer ales. The majority of the breweries are also dog-friendly, so if your four-legged furry friend joins you on your vacation, don’t leave them in your condo or hotel. Bring them along for a relaxing day exploring the Virginia Beer Trail.
New Realm Brewing
Just a short drive from the resort area, New Realm offers a variety of brews alongside a delicious food menu featuring burgers, pretzels and so much more.
Vibrant Shore Brewing Company
Located in the ViBe Creative District, this local spot features tons of beautiful murals and art. Sip on their Better Than The Devil Vienna Lager and relax in style.
Back Bay Brewing Co.
Find your refuge at Back Bay Brewing Co., where the beer is always ice cold and the vibes are immaculate. Their 757 Lager is a favorite amongst locals and the Orange Crush IPA is great for the summertime.
Back Bay Farmhouse
A spinoff from Back Bay Brewing Co., Farmhouse offers an array of outdoor seating and family activities. It’s the perfect place to bring the dog or the kids and there are always delicious food trucks on the grounds.
Smartmouth Brewing Pilot House
Just a few blocks from the oceanfront, this is the perfect pre-beach, post-beach or instead-of-the-beach spot. Cool off with their Sommer Fling or Sunshine Daydream IPA.
Commonwealth Brewing Co.
Moreso in the Chic’s Beach area, Commonwealth is well-known for their delicious beer and wood fired pizza. Go crazy with their Papi Chulo IPA or tune into your trendy side and order the Sunnies DIPA.
Not far from Commonwealth, Please House Brewing serves every type of beer you can imagine, whether you’re looking for something hoppy, sour or smooth. Their uniquely packaged cans make for the perfect souvenir.
Thin Brew Line Brewing Company
Drink for a cause, as Thin Brew Line has beer that “does good.” Their unique lineup of beers salute the local first responders and frontline workers and many of their recipes are dedicated to various first responder groups. Proceeds from those beer purchases are then donated to those specific causes.
Wasserhund Brewing Company
Get your pooch ready for an experience at Wasserhund, translating to “Water Dog,” where you can select from a variety of craft beers and also treat your dog to healthy, yet delicious, homemade dog treats.
Reaver Beach Brewing Co.
Reaver Beach is another local favorite with a taproom full of charm and delicious beer. Test your luck with the Radiant Doom Sour Table Beer or take it easy with their House Lager. They are also well known for their Nitro Cold Brew.
Young Veterans Brewing Co.
Veteran owned and operated, this trendy brewery serves up delicious craft brews with an artistic twist. Try their Private Plum for a sour hibiscus adventure or cool off with their Tap Tap Taparoo Tangerine IPA.
Deadline Brewing Project
If you’re looking for unique flavors, you definitely want to try out Deadline. Their Maple Blueberry Pancake Porter is a surprising delight or wake up with Ballard, their coffee blonde.
Three Notch’d Brewing & Craft Kitchen
A new addition to Virginia Beach, Three Notch’d is located in the heart of Town Center just seconds away from tons of shops. They offer and endless variety of rotating beers that pair great with their specialty curated food menu.