Craft Beers in Richmond

Richmond, VA seems to be the hot spot for beer lovers. The competition is fierce and the brews are strong. Here are five of my favorites:

Three Notch’d Brewery

Three Notch’d Brewery is located at 2930 W Broad Street in Richmond, VA. They have outdoor seating and beers galore! My personal favorites are the Minute Man IPA and the 40 mile IPA. Get a pint poured for you and take a seat at one of the bar tops or outside and watch the VCU traffic roll on by. This brewery is located just outside of Scott’s Addition, making it a great location for the younger, professional crowd to do some day-drinking.

Hardywood Brewery

Hardywood Brewery has been in Richmond for quite a few years and may have been the starters of the brewery battles. This Richmond, VA favorite has hit a home run being just next door to the Richmond Squirrels stadium AND hosting a variety of music and food truck events. Most recently Hardywood has opened a new facility at the Capitol One West Creek campus at 820 Sanctuary Trail Drive in Richmond, VA.

Not only is it a great location for the Capitol One staff, local Richmonders know this is a weekend hot spot for triathletes, cyclists, runners, and soccer teams. This new location for Hardywood Brewery has an amazing set up for outdoor concerts and game playing. What a wonderful location for a Richmond favorite brewery.

Their prize-winning Gingerbread Stout is created on-site. This seasonal brew is the secret weapon for a local chef’s (Tammy Brawley with the Green Kitchen) dark molasses gingerbread during the winter season.

Stone Brewing

Stone Brewing is located at 4300 Williamsburg Ave in Richmond, VA. This west coast brew has traveled to the coolest location on the east coast to bring us the freshest beer brews. Located in the up and coming Rockett’s Landing region, they are a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Capital Trail-another Richmond great!

The Capital Trail offers bikers, runners and walkers a safe place to exercise outdoors, while viewing the great James River. Since Stone Brewing is just off this trail, it makes a great breaking point for those focused on some good old outdoor exercise.

The Veil Brewing Company

The Veil Brewing Company is also located in the trendy Scott’s Addition at 1301 Roseneath Road in Richmond, VA. This brewery boasts a focus on hop forward beers, bourbon barreled aged stouts, and fruited ales. There is something here for every palate!

Isely Brewing Company

Isely Brewing Company is located at 1715 Summit Ave in Richmond VA and is another wonderful creator of the IPA. Bringing the Midwest creations to the east coast, local Richmond craft beer lovers will not be disappointed.

The Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter is one of the most unique and tasty creations of beer that Isely has on tap. This is yet another trendy location for the youngest Richmond crowd to gather and taste some of the best beer created.

Richmond has created a booming economy on the day drinking millennials who love to live an active running and biking lifestyle. Cheers!