Brews & Breweries

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Mariner
506-8p

2409 Bowdens Ferry Road
Norfolk, VA 23508
boldmariner@boldmariner.com
www.boldmariner.com

BOLD MARINER BREWING COMPANY

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is a craft Brewery in Norfolk VA. B.M.B.C. brews traditional styles of quality craft ales. Be Bold!
ABOUT THE OWNER
Active duty navy service member Michael Stacks recently started his dream of owning a craft brewery as part of his transition from his Navy career. Come by the brewery to meet Michael, you will be sure to find him either helping in the tasting room or working hard in the brewery.
BEST SELLER
Pier 6 Stout, Red Maiden Irish Red, Bold Dominion Ale, Powhatan Ale, Dog Zebra IPA, Liberty Risk Double IPA
HOURS
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 5 - 9pm
Friday: 4 - 9pm
Saturday: 12 - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 6pm

riprap_white
205-7p

116 E 25th St
Norfolk, VA 23517
www.riprapbrewing.com

RIP RAP BREWING CO.

The smallest brewery in the Norfolk area with incredible flexibility to make lots of new beers and different one-off batches. Beers are to be sold out of the taproom to we focus on making that experience the best it can be.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Rip Rap Brewing Co is the brainchild of 'Liam Bell and Ben Mcelroy. The two met at the Coast Guard Academy and were both stationed on the same cutter. After departing the ship, they picked up homebrewing beer as a hobby that quickly spun out of control. Their focus then turned to going pro and brewing on a commercial level. Rip Rap Brewing was born.
BEST SELLER
Breakwater Cream Ale, Shakedown Scotch Ale, Fresnel Red IPA, Wandering Sloth Saison
HOURS
Sunday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5 – 10pm
Friday: 5 – 10pm
Saturday: 12 – 10pm

coelacanth_white
506-8p

760 A West 22nd Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
757-383-6438
www.coelacanth.com

COELACANTH BREWING

A family-owned & independent brewery. A gathering place for local and visitors. A venue for artists and musicians to showcase their talents. A painstaking, labor-of-love renovation of a derelict warehouse. And so much more.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Kevin has been involved in the beer, wine & spirits industry for over 10 years – as a business owner, consultant, distiller, importer, brewer, writer, critic, and as a judge in the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition. Kevin is active in Norfolk Charities, serving on the Boards of both Eggleston Services and The Norfolk Academy of Music. Kevin also serves on the Marketing & Tourism and Government Affairs Committees of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. Melissa is a graduate of EVMS and brings her experience in engineering, manufacturing and operations to Coelacanth.
BEST SELLER
Jazz Age Oatmeal Stout, CBPB British Pub Beer, Enefkay IPA
HOURS
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4:30 – 9pm
Thursday: 4:30 – 9pm
Friday: 4:30 – 10pm
Saturday: 12 – 10pm
Sunday: 1 – 7pm

Smartmouth
405-7p

1309 Raleigh Avenue, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23507
757-624-3939
smartmouthbrewing.com

SMARTMOUTH

Smartmouth’s 20-barrel brewhouse typically churns out 250 barrels of delicious craft beer a month – that’s around 500 large kegs, 83,000 cans, or 25,000 forty-ouncers if you’re classy. It also includes an 1100-square-foot tasting room open to the public where you can have a sip or several, purchase a keg, grab a six-pack, fill your growlers and score some Smartmouth swag.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Porter Hardy is the President of Smartmouth Brewing Co. Growing up in Virginia Beach, he attended Norfolk Academy and went on to Vanderbilt University and the Washington & Lee School of Law. His wife, Kim, gave him his first homebrew kit in 2004. This gift blossomed into a love of the art and science of brewing. After years of dreaming of opening his own brewery, Smartmouth finally became a reality in 2012. Since opening, Smartmouth has experienced rapid growth and earned multiple accolades for its beer. When not at the brewery, Porter enjoys spending time with Kim and their children.
BEST SELLER
Alter Ego, Murphy’s Law, Rule G, Notch 9, Safety Dancing, Sommer Fling, Oh Bother, She, Firm Handshake
HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 3 – 9pm
Friday: 3 – 10pm
Saturday: 12 – 10pm
Sunday: 1 – 7pm

oconnor
1206-8p

211 W 24th St
Norfolk, VA 23517
757-623-2337
oconnorbrewing.com

O’CONNOR BREWING CO.

O’Connor Brewing Co. is a mighty yet humble craft brewery. Our mission is to create an original, world-class craft beer experience for all beer lovers through our innovative, evolving products and services while supporting our local communities.
ABOUT THE OWNER
Kevin O’Connor is a Norfolk native who grew up working in his father's warehouse, sweeping floors and driving forklifts. He received his degree from Old Dominion University and married his wife Penny O'Connor, whose encouragement and support inspired Kevin to follow his dream of opening a brewery. In the six years that have followed, he and his company blazed a trail for the craft beer movement in our region of Coastal Virginia, winning a multitude of awards along the way. After a major expansion in 2014, O’Connor Brewing Co. tripled its production and is now distributed throughout all of Virginia and parts of North Carolina.
BEST SELLER
Green Can, Red Nun, Norfolk Canyon, El Guapo, Great Dismal, Odis
HOURS
Monday-Thursday: 4 – 8pm
Friday: 4 – 9pm
Saturday: 12 – 9pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm

Benchtop

1129 Boissevain Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23507
eric@benchtopbrewing.com
www.benchtopbrewing.com

BENCHTOP

Benchtop Brewing Company is an artisanal craft brewery in Norfolk, VA. Benchtop crafts a mixture of hop forward ales, rustic farmhouse ales featuring local farmers, and adventurous mixed fermentation ales (sour & funky).
ABOUT THE OWNER
Eric Tennant is a food & beverage innovation scientist with over 15 years of experience crafting innovative foods and beverages. This brewery is a realization of a dream to be able to create truly inspirational and innovative brews with his imagination being the only constraint. The tasting room is designed with the consumer in mind as will be evident by the continuous efforts to perfect each ale that is offered via consumer feedback and constant experimentation.
BEERS
IPA, Hoppy Blonde, Grissette/Saison, Double IPA, Dry hopped sour ales, Sour ales with fruit added, Dark and decadent stouts/porters
 
 HOURS
Mon-Tues: Closed
Wed-Thur: 5-9pm
Fri: 5-10pm
Sat: 11:30am-9pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Bearded Bird

727 Granby St
Norfolk, VA
beardedbirdbrewing.com

BEARDED BIRD

Bearded Bird Brewing hopes to become Hampton Roads home for home brewers. So if you love craft beer, making and drinking, welcome home!