Even if the weather is still undecided, it’s fall and that means some delicious once-in-a-year flavors from the local breweries. Regardless of the temps, we’ve got the rundown on nine limited release brews that’ll remind you that it is, in fact, sweater weather. Enjoy before they’re gone for another year!
Pumpkin Latte | Alewerks Brewing Company
A world-famous Pumpkin Ale brewed with locally roasted coffee that’ll make your barista jealous. On tap and available in 16oz can 4-packs in both taproom locations and with limited VA distribution.
Witch of Pungo | Back Bay Brewing Co.
The story of Grace Sherwood, better known as the Witch of Pungo and the last person convicted of witchcraft in Virginia, inspired this pumpkin ale. It’s brewed with Belgian yeast, pumpkin purée, spices and locally grown gourds. Available for pickup, shipping or delivery at both of their locations.
Beaglejuice | Maker’s Craft Brewery x Wasserhund Brewing Company
This creep-tastic collab has us excited! Find BEAGLEJUICE, an English pale ale brewed with pine and spruce tips, available at both Makerscraft and Wasserhund breweries in cans and on tap.
Maker’s Craft Brewery 735 E. 23rd St., (Norfolk)
Hours: Closed on Mon., Tues-Thur 4-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30am-10pm, Sunday 12-7pm
Wasserhund Brewing Company: 1805 Laskin Rd., Ste 102 (Oceanfront)
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Oaxaca Choca | New Realm Brewing
This Mexican chocolate stout is one of their most popular releases and only available for a hot second until it sells out.
1209 Craft Ln (Virginia Beach)
Hours: Sun – Thu: 12pm – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 12pm – 10pm
Children of the Gourd & SNAX | O’Connor Brewing Company
One incredible beer wasn’t enough, so O’Connor blessed us with two. You can purchase Children of the Gourd, a pumpkin Berliner weisse with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in cans and on draft.
SNAX! Imperial Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout pairs perfectly with desserts and chocolates of all kinds. Find it on draft and in 6-pack, 12-ounce bottles.
Phobo Phobia | Smartmouth Brewing Co.
A black IPA with notes of toffee and caramel to balance the addition of Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade and Hallertau Blanc hops inspired by a brewery debate: Is being afraid of horror movies a rational OR irrational fear? TBH, this is how I imagine all the best beers are invented. Available in 16 ounce 4-packs and on draft.
Persnickety Witch | Tradition Brewing Company
Smooth, pumpkin-y and just a bit spooky–what more could you ask for in an October-night kind of beer? Available on draft and in cans, if they haven’t sold out yet.
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Newport News (City Center)
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm, Fri-Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-8pm
Razzleberry Gose | COVA Brewing Company
A Raspberry Lime Gose available on draft for the perfect summer-to-fall transition drink.
9529 Shore Dr, Norfolk (Ocean View)
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (they serve coffee in the mornings)
Cheers to Fall!