The 5 Best Breweries in Hampton Roads
Published: October 30, 2013
In the last 5 years there have been a number of new breweries that have opened in the Hampton Roads area. Here are my favorites.
Weeping Radish BreweryWeeping Radish is the only brewery on the list that also serves food. They technically are not in Hampton Roads, but it is a short drive away. Both their food and beer are German inspired, and many of the ingredients are grown on the on premise farm. They have an average rating of 3.22 on BeerAdvocate and their food is excellent. Get a sausage sampler and a beer sampler next time you are in North Carolina.
Beach Brewing CompanyBeach Brewing Company is located in business complex in Virginia Beach and is right down the road from Young Veterans brewery. Definitely worth the trip to go and try all there beers in their very small tasting room.
O'Connor Brewing CompanyO'Connor Brewing Company was one of the first in the recent pattern of brewery openings. They have a tasting room just north of 21st street in ghent where you can try the beers right next to the fermentation vessels. Definitely try their black IPA.
In the last few years the number of breweries in Hampton Roads has more than doubled alongside the opening of great bars like the birch and the porch at whole foods. This list is sure to expand as their are some brand new breweries I have yet to try.
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