The craft beer scene is exploding everywhere and has made its impression in Virginia Beach. With new craft breweries opening on the regular, annual beer festivals, and beer tours there is no shortage of different ways to enjoy tasty local libations during your stay in Virginia Beach. Take note of these 5 ways to enjoy craft beer in Virginia Beach.
Of course, the number one way to enjoy craft beer in Virginia Beach is to visit one of our 12 local craft breweries in the area. From local hangouts like Back Bay Brewery and Commonwealth Brewing Company to military-themed Young Veterans Brewing Company and the unassuming, cozy atmosphere of Pleasure House Brewing Company, there are endless possibilities when it comes to the craft beer scene in Virginia Beach.
Why just visit one when you can visit them all! The craft beer scene is alive and well all the way from the Chesapeake Bay to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, with many breweries waiting to be discovered. Beer lovers unite and download the guide to the Va Beach Beer Trail map and take your taste-buds on an unforgettable beer journey.
Another great way to enjoy craft beers in Virginia Beach is to book a brewery tour. Learn from local tour guides what makes each brewery special, plus tour inside several different breweries – all while tasting your way through the craft beer scene in Virginia Beach. Taste Virginia Tours offers four different craft beer tours that serve Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Williamsburg.
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival
Sample from 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival. This local rendition of the craft beer scene in Virginia Beach is one not-to-miss event in the fall. Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live music.
Neptune’s Park will be taken over into a beer lover’s fantasy for the fifth year in a row at the Coastal Craft Beer Festival. The event features over 65 local Virginia beers as well as national and regional craft beers, plus food trucks and live music.
One of the best ways to experience the craft beer scene and beach scene in Virginia Beach is by staying at the Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel. Located along the Virginia Beach Boardwalk and just steps away from the beach, guests are close to all the action. You are a mere hop, skip, and a jump from experiencing the Virginia Beach beer scene. Our ocean-view rooms come with affordable rates and comfortable accommodations.