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The Pubcrawler: The best site on the web for finding good craft beer in your area. Read reviews by folks who have been there. The site provides a rating for the beer quality, beer selection, food quality, service and overall impression. Get addresses and phone numbers before you make the trip. Check out the links to each places web page.

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Ale Street News is a national brewspaper devoted to keeping true beer aficionados up-to-date on the happenings of brewers and brewing. Read articles and columns about the events in your area, across the country or around the world.

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The World Beer Games are going to settle once and for all which country is the best beer society.

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American Brewing History

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Beer South

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The Beer Advocate

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My Life is Beer

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Virginia Beer Scene
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Legend Brewery The is by far our favorite brewpub on the East Coast. Although it had a slow beginning and often had a menu that left you hungry, Legend has grown into one of Richmond's hottest spots. The selection changes routinely, the menu is fabulous and the atmosphere is fun. The brewers love to talk beer and take great pride in the quality of their product. Worth a visit for Richmond's own tradition - Sunday brunch.

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Richbrau Not a second to Legend by any means. Richbrau maintains a solid stable of year-round brews and has a menu that compares to the finest Richmond has to offer. The atmosphere is more serene than Legend and offers a quiet get-away from the rush of downtown Richmond.

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Starr Hill Good beer, good food and great fun. This is the last stop for good beer if you are heading West on I-64. Located in the downtown area of historic Charlottesville, Starr Hill is a great place to wrap up a day in Jefferson country.

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Old Dominion Brewery is a great brewery just north of Dulles Airport. They offer a wide range of really nice beers and always have something special on tap. Each year they host an outstanding festival in the field behind their newly expanded brewery.

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Louisiana Beer Scene
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Abita Beer Company These guys know beer. The Abita brews you buy in the store are good, the beer on tap is better. Way out of the way, but worth the trek. Abita is tucked deep in the pine woods of Eastern Louisiana's Florida Parishes. An easy drive from New Orleans, Baton Rouge or the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Dixie Beer is a Louisiana institution. One should never think of boiling crawfish without an ample supply of Dixie on hand to complete picture. Dixie's Blackened Voodoo reached legendary, mythic status when Texas banned it for sale across the state. Dixie also drew national attention with its crossed Rebel battle flags label. That press launched Dixie to national prominence.

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Pennsylvania Beer Scene
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Appalachia Brewing Company For good food and interesting atmosphere, this place is must-see. A converted historic building just off of downtown Harrisburg is the setting for this fine establishment. ABC rotates a large selection of beers - as many as a dozen on tap or more. The food is tremendous. Their festivals are amazing.

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Bube's Brewery The product of more than 30 years of active restoration work, this monument to the "Lager Era" of American brewing is an amazing place to visit. Chip and Gretchen's Rehearsal Dinner was held in the Hotel section. The catacombs are a truly special dining experience. This is America's oldest brewery facility.

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Church Brew Works Words cannot do this place justice. A brewpub in a converted 1902-era Catholic church. If you are anywhere near Pittsburgh, you must see this place.

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Lancaster Brewing Company Milk Stout, Amish 4 Grain and others are routine options on tap at LBC at the corner of Plum and Prince in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Kclingers is a great local bar with an amazing selection. This is well worth the drive to Hanover.

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New Jersey Beer Scene
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Basil T's (Red Bank)

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Basil T's (Toms River)

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Egan & Son's (Montclair)

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Gaslight Brewery (South Orange)

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Harvest Moon Brewery (New Brunswick)

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Iron Hill (Maple Shade)

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JJ Bittings (Woodbridge)

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Krogh's Brewpub (Sparta)

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Long Valley Pub & Brewery

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Pizzeria Uno Brewery (Metuchen)

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Port 44 Brewing Company (Newark)

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The Ship Inn (Milford)

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Trap Rock Brewery (Berkeley Heights)

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Triumph Brewery (Princeton)

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Tun Tavern (Atlantic City)

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New York Beer Scene

 

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Washington DC / Maryland Beer Scene
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Capital City Brewery If you want good food and good beer in the Washington DC area, this is great choice. Same goes for Baltimore. Capital City has places all over.

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Red Brick Station A nice place to stop if you are on I-95 north of Baltimore. Located in the White Marsh mall amongst quaint shops and themed restaurants, this is a convenient place to have a bite and a couple of quick pints.

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Summit Station is nice place to spend an evening after work. The menu is always great and the brewers produce a great variety of really good beers.

Brewpubs

Favorites (53)

Richmond, Virginia

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Legend Brewery & Pub

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Richbrau Brewery

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Extra Billy's Barbeque

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Main Street Brewing

Virginia, at Large
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Old Dominion Brewing

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Sweetwater Tavern

  1. Sterling, VA

  2. Centreville, VA

  3. Merrifield, VA

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Hill Top Brewing

Elsewhere

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Abita Brewing Company (LA)

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Appalachian Brewing Company (PA)

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Belmont Brewing (CA)

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Bosco's (TN)

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Boston Beer Works (MA)

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Brewer's Alley (MD)

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Bube's Brewery (PA)

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Buckingham Mountain Brewing (PA)

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Butterfield Brewing (CA)

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Church Brew Works (PA)

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City Steam (CT)

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Columbus Brewing (OH)

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Commonwealth Brewing (Closed) (MA)

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Compass Creek (CA)

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Crescent City Brewhouse (LA)

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Gettysbrew (PA)

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Gettysburg Brewing Company (Closed) (PA)

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Greenshield's (NC)

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Hoster's Famous Beer (Closed) (OH)

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Johanson's Brewhaus (MD)

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John Harvard's

  1. Harvard Yard, MA

  2. Atlanta, GA

  3. Washington, DC

 
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Lancaster Malt Brewing (PA)

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Main Street Brewery (Closed) (VA)

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Malt River Brewing (NY)

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Max Lager's (GA)

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McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery (FL)

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Montgomery Brewpub (AL)

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Olde Auburn Ale House (AL)

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R.J.Rockers (SC)

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Ram's Head Tavern/Fordham Brewing (MD)

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Red Brick Station (MD)

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Saratoga Springs Brewpub (NY)

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Seven Bridges Brewpub (FL)

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Sophisticated Otter (TN)

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Stewart's Brewing Company (DE)

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Summit Station (MD)

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Summy House (PA)

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Taco Mac (GA)

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U.S. Border Cantina (Closed) (GA)

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Virginia Beverage Company (Closed) (VA

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Weeping Radish

  1. Manteo, NC

  2. Midlothian, VA*

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West Virginia Brewing Co (WV)

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Zea Rotisserie & Brewery

Others (86)

Richmond, Virginia

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Hops

  1. Richmond, VA

  2. Midlothian, VA

  3. Spartanburg, SC

  4. Owens Mills, MD

  5. Phoenix, AZ

Virginia, at Large
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Bardo Rodeo (Closed)

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Birchmere

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Blue & Gold Brewing Co (Closed)

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Starr Hill Brewing

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South Street Brewing

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Thoroughbred's

Elsewhere

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Albany Pump Station

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Alcatraz

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Arizona Roadhouse

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Atlanta Bier Garten (Closed)

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Atlantic Beer and Ice Company

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Baltimore Brewing (Closed)

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Back Street Brewing

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Bank Draft Brewing (Closed)

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Bare Bones Grill & Brewery

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Barley & Hops

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Barley's Taproom

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Big House Brewing

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Big River Brewery

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Blue & Gray Brewing

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Blue Ridge Brewing Company

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Bonaventure Brewing Company

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Boulder Beer Company

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Bristol Brewing

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Brown & Moran's/C.H.Evans (Closed)

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Brutopia

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Buckingham Mtn Brewery

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Calhoun's Brewery

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Calhoun's Restaurant

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Capital City Brewing

  1. Washington, DC

  2. Baltimore, MD

  3. Arlington, VA

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Carolina Brewing Company

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Coach's Brewery

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Columbia Brewing Company

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Commercial Taphouse (Closed)

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Crown City Brewing

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District Chophouse

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Dock Street Brewpub

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DuClaw Brewing Company

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Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

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Estes Park Brewery

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5 Season's Brewing Company

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Gettysburg Brewing (Closed)

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Glen Ellyn Brewing

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Gordon Biersche

  1. Washington, DC

  2. Atlanta, GA

  3. Buckhead, GA

  4. Tempe, AZ

 
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Holy Cow Brewing (Closed)

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Holy Grail Brewery (Closed)

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Iron Hill Brewery

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Johnson's Beer Company

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Lamppost Pizza/Main Street Brewery

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Medicine Bow Brewery

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The Mill Brewery, Bakery and Eatery (Closed)

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Monte Carlo Brewpub

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Olde Heurich

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Ozark Brewing

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Palmetto Brewing

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Pennsylvania Brewing

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Phantom Canyon

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Red Car Brewery

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Redondo Beach Brewing Company

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Rock Bottom Brewery

  1. Atlanta, GA

  2. Arlington, VA

  3. Cincinnati, OH

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San Pedro Brewing

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Saratoga Springs Brew Pub (Closed)

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Shipyard Brewing

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Ryleigh's Brewpub (was Sisson's)

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Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

  1. Charlotte, NC

  2. Raleigh, NC

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Steamship Brewing Company

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Stoney Creek Brewing Company

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Top of the Hill Grill

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Triumph Brewing

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Tun Tavern

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Uptown Brewery

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Vino's

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Vista Brewing Company

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Walnut Brewery

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Wharf Rat/Oliver's

Brewers
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Williamsburg Brewing Company (Closed)

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Mobjack Bay Brewing Company

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The St. George Brewing Company

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Dixie Brewing Company

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Swashbuckler Brewing Company

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Williamsville Brewery (Closed)

 

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Anhueser Busch

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Guinness

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Oxford Brewing Company

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Frederick Brewing Company

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Rock Creek Brewing Company (Closed)

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F.X.Matt

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Wild Goose (Closed)

Pubs and Beer Bars

Richmond, Virginia

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Sine

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Bailey's Smokehouse

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Capital Ale House

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Fox and Hounds

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Silverado Steak House (Closed)

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Green Leafe Cafe

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County Ale and Rib House

Elsewhere

 

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The Ginger Man

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Timber Wolf

 

BrewPubs to Visit

Virginia, at Large

 

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Piccadilly's Brewpub (VA)

Elsewhere

 

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Coopers Cave Ale Company (NY)

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Destiny Brewing Company (PA)

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Great Lakes Brewing (OH)

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Free State Brewing Company (KS)

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General Lafayette Inn (PA)

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Which Brew Pub and Restaurant (PA)

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75th Street Brewing (MO)

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Brandywine Brewing Company (DE)

Beer Resources

Ale Street NewsBeer Me!Mid-Atlantic Brewing NewsBeer History

Columns by Kerry R. Callahan (Hartford Currant)

Time of the Seasonals Utopia of Brews Seasonal Spring Ales Microbrew Review 

 

 

Wine Sites

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Virginia Vineyards
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Breaux Vineyards Virginia's 50th winery, continuing the tradition of 400 years of wine making in the Virginia commonwealth.

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Williamsburg Winery Wines of style, grace and elegance. Character fitting the Williamsburg ambiance.

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Louisiana Vineyards
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Feliciana Cellers Winery is set in a Spanish-style mission in historic Jackson, Louisiana. Feliciana specializes in several unique wines including Muscadine and Peach varieties.

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Ponchartrain Vineyards was created for one purpose, to provide distinctive wines to compliment the extraordinary cuisine of South Louisiana.

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Pennsylvania Vineyards
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Nissley Winery A family owned and operated winery located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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