Virginia is for lovers (of beer). The Virginia craft beer scene is huge, and fall and winter are the perfect times to experience it. Although our winters are rather warm, those months bring a cozy, crisp bite to the air. But because it doesn’t get too cold, you can still sit beneath the patio’s twinkling fairy lights and take in the fresh air and setting sun. Wrap up in your favorite scarf and warm up at the best breweries in Virginia Beach, VA. Each of these beverage suppliers offers different flavors and ambiances, so you’ll get to experience a wide array of craft beer Virginia Beach style. Here are Coastal Accommodations’ picks for a self-guided Virginia Beach brewery tour.
Back Bay Brewing Co. & Farmhouse Virginia Craft Beer
The original Back Bay Brewing Co. is less than 10 minutes from our coastal rental properties. This Virginia craft beer paradise is a brilliant, sky-blue building; you can’t miss it. They have tons of different brews on their list, so they break the menu up into four sections: Easy Drinking; Fruity; Hoppy; and Ambers, Darks, and other Malty Beers. Since each category has several options, you’re sure to find something fabulous.
Back Bay Brewing also has a secondary location called Farmhouse Brewing. It’s a little farther away at 25 minutes, but it’s well worth the drive. It’s in a gorgeous, antique farmhouse, and it offers its own selection of beer and cider in addition to some options from the original location. It has tons of seating space on all levels of the house, a foosball table, and a rustic-chic patio with string lights. After a day at the Back Bay farm, return to the modern comfort of your Coastal Accommodations vacation rental.
New Realm Brewing Co. Craft Beer Virginia Beach
New Realm Brewing Co. is a 15-minute drive south of our coastal rental properties. Because they’re not in the heart of downtown, they have enough room for a large outdoor patio with fire pits and yard games. It’s the place to go when you want to throw on your comfiest flannel, sip on a cold one, and toss around some bean bags with friends. They have their “mainstays” on tap all the time, but they also have a rotating selection of small-batch brews. Opt for the ever-popular Hazy Like a Fox IPA for a juicy, thirst-quenching drink. They also have a mouth-watering food menu.
Smartmouth Brewing Beachside Beer
While they do have a parking lot available, Smartmouth Brewing Pilot House is within walking distance of Coastal Accommodations and the famous Virginia Beach sandy shore. The building is smaller than some of the other pubs on this Virginia Beach brewery tour, but the more intimate atmosphere means your group can converse with ease. With food trucks, trivia nights, live music, and unbeatable flavor, you’ll never have a dull moment. Choose anything from porters to IPAs, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try a sour!
Bunker Brewpub and Live Music
The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall is another of the breweries in Virginia Beach proper on this list. It’s just steps from the boardwalk, so brush the sand off your feet and stop on by! It’s owned by military veterans and offers awesome food in addition to beer. It’s a popular local music venue, so hit the dance floor after you finish a pint of liquid confidence. For a roasty, chocolatey, cold-weather dream, try the Night Vision Stout.
Home Republic Brewing Co. and Everything Craft
Last on the list for your self-guided Virginia Beach brewery tour is Home Republic Brewing Co. This is another veteran-owned brewpub and one of the best breweries in Virginia Beach, VA. They have craft beer, craft cocktails, and wines, so if you have friends who don’t love beer, they’ll still be happy to join you at the end of your tour. They have hand-made food and a top-notch happy hour schedule. This one’s also within walking distance of the comfortable Coastal Accommodations homes, making it just right for a quick drink on your way home from the beach.
Virginia Beach Brewery Tour and Coastal Rental Properties
Virginia is one of the best fall and winter destinations in America. Coastal Accommodations will provide a comfortable stay and countless activity recommendations, so whether you’re escaping the snow or using up your vacation days by New Year’s, you’ll find everything you’re looking for during your visit. Join us in Virginia Beach for good food and even better beer this season! Call 757-417-7405 to book today.