8 Breweries You Must Try in Virginia Beach
It is with no doubt that Virginia Beach is highly reputable for its elite beer scene. With over 12 breweries native to the city and the popularity of local drinking continuing to rise, Virginia Beach is just the place to come visit this fall. Every season, the breweries release their new beers to fulfill that timely taste you’re craving. While many breweries keep their new releases on the downlow to enhance the anticipation of autumn, you can expect flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon and apple in your fall beers and ciders this year. Here are our picks for 8 incredible breweries that you absolutely must visit this fall.
With their famous motto, “liquid that speaks to the people,” Pleasure House Brewing is known for their award-winning brews. Be sure to visit on a Wednesday to try their special WINDSday brew, Light as a Breeze. This blonde ale celebrates renewable wind energy that is coming soon to Virginia Beach. This refreshing light, slightly fruity ale was unveiled with members of the Mayors Commission on Offshore Winding.
This popular spot is located at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront just minutes away from the beach! In addition to releasing a top-secret pumpkin-themed brew, they are also bringing back a fan favorite from last season – Witch of Pungo! This pumpkin ale perfectly combines honey malt and caramel wheat.
Another Virginia Beach Oceanfront beauty, Smartmouth Pilot House, features a variety of signature beers. From sours to ales and pilsners to imperials. A usual fall favorite is their version of Oktoberfest beer – The Princess. This Märzen unifies caramel toffee sweetness with warm toasty maltiness.
The craft beers from New Realm are wildly well-known amongst locals in Virginia Beach. Many of their brews are sold in stores and served in restaurants in the area. Their American IPA, Hoptropolis, is a year-round favorite, but some of their fall features include the Pilotlight Coffee Porter and The Bavarian Prince Oktoberfest Beer.
This trendy brewing company has something to serve for any type of thirsty person. With unique drinks like hard kombucha, seltzer and of course, beer, Wasserhund will go beyond your expectations. Their Haywire Husky Coffee Lager and Oktoberfest Beer are both popular go-to beverages in the fall.
Vibrant Shore is the perfect place to go to when you’re with a variety of people. Their options range from non-alcoholic drinks, like kombucha, nitro cold brew and root beer, to a wide array of beers, including milk stouts, IPAs and lagers.
You can never go wrong with a cold pint of Reaver Beach’s House Lager, an American Lager that is a common favorite amongst visitors. They also brew a variety of IPAs and we can’t forget to mention the Monstro Coffee Co., their non-alcoholic nitro cold brew that will give you that mid-afternoon wake-me-up you need.
Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen & Brewery (coming soon)
This Charlottesville brewery is expanding to Virginia Beach’s Town Center. Set to open in September 2021, Three Notch’d Craft Kitchen and Brewery plans to feature 16 beers on tap and produce a new Virginia Beach beer each week. Be one of the first to join in on the fall fun!