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Open EARLY on Saturday, 12/3 for a USMNT Round of 16 BIG SCREEN Watch Party!

Our focus is and will always be on the safety of our staff and guests, so we do need to announce some rules and best practices for those joining us for a round or stopping by to pick up beers to-go. Many of these are mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia or recommended by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, while others are particular to our specific layout. The full list of rules can be found here.

COVID-19 Policies

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Our taproom features a diverse series of flagship beers and a constantly changing mix of creative and experimental small-batch beers.

Click here to see what’s currently available on tap and in cans & bottles to-go.

Please note that beers purchased to-go may not be consumed on the premises. If you open cans/bottles purchased to go while visiting the brewery, we will have to confiscate the beers and ask you to leave.


We list all of the ingredients used in our beers on our website, so you may also click on any of the beers listed as currently on tap to see their ingredients and determine if they are gluten-free/reduced or vegan-friendly.

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Our taproom features a diverse series of flagship beers and a constantly changing mix of creative and experimental small-batch beers.

Click here to see what’s currently available on tap and in cans & bottles to-go.

Please note that beers purchased to-go may not be consumed on the premises. If you open cans/bottles purchased to go while visiting the brewery, we will have to confiscate the beers and ask you to leave.


We list all of the ingredients used in our beers on our website, so you may also click on any of the beers listed as currently on tap to see their ingredients and determine if they are gluten-free/reduced or vegan-friendly.

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Most beers available on draft are available to enjoy in individual 4 oz. samples, or flights of up to eight 4 oz. samples. Click here to see what’s currently available on tap.

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We sell bottles of gourmet Boylan and Sprecher sodas — bottles of flavored non-alcoholic Boylan seltzer waters — cartons of Boxed Water — and draft pours of non-alcoholic Ninja Kombucha. Our bottled sodas & seltzers, boxed water, and draft kombucha are gluten-free.

In addition, we have still filtered water available for free at our drinking fountains — and lightly carbonated filtered water available for free on tap.

No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted at any time. If you bring outside alcohol onto the premises we will have to ask you to leave.

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The Virginia Beer Company is proud to have our brews available around the world – including Virginia, New York, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand. For more information about where to find our beer near you, feel free to send an email to us at [email protected].

In addition, our distributors can provide more information including:

Please visit our Beer Finder to find beer domestically, or our VBC Overseas page to find our beer around the world. Or simply contact us for more information!

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Our Brewery + Taproom + Beer Garden are located at 401 Second Street in Williamsburg, Virginia. We are located in Williamsburg’s Edge District, near Colonial Williamsburg, William & Mary, and Busch Gardens.

Learn more about our space and view our location map here.

 

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We are open seven days a week!

Our standard hours on Monday-Thursday are 3-9 pm.

Our standard hours on Friday-Saturday are 12-9:30 pm.

Our hours on Sunday are 12-9 pm.

Please visit our Taproom page for special and holiday hours!

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We feature our own parking lot located at 401 Second Street, and have convenient spillover parking options located nearby.

Spillover Parking options include:

  • next door behind (only in striped parking spaces) Speedway,
  • next door at Ebby’s Autobody (after 5:30 pm on weekdays, all day on weekends),
  • next door to Ebby’s at Parkway Printshop (after 5 pm on weekdays, all day on weekends)
  • down the street at FISH (312 Second Streetafter 4 pm on weekdays, all day on weekends),
  • across the street at the shopping center behind Hardees (457 Merrimac Trail).

If you park along the perimeter of Speedway or at neighboring businesses (including Hardees) while they’re open, you may be towed. 

We are also walking distance from Downtown Williamsburg, near the WATA bus route, and easily found by rideshare or cab.

Please see our Parking details here for more information on how best to plan your visit.

Parking Map

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Please note that our facility is smoke free. This includes tobacco products and vaping. This includes our taproom, restrooms, and beer garden.

Smoking can adversely impact the senses of those trying to enjoy a beer, so to ensure a customer service experience focused foremost on beers & cheers, we ask smokers to take tobacco products and vape pens to the rear of the building where an askHRgreen.org smoking receptacle is provided for your convenience.

If smoking in the designated area, please refrain from littering when finished! 

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We sell Whitley’s Virginia Peanuts and Route 11 Virginia Potato Chips.

We also feature a rotation of food trucks on a daily basis!

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On days when food trucks are not with us, you are welcome to bring in a manageable sized meal or snacks or order delivery.

We ask that guests please clear their own tables before leaving.

No outside alcoholic beverages are permitted at any time. If you bring outside alcohol onto the premises we will have to ask you to leave.

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Our conditioned taproom and outdoor beer garden are a first come, seat yourself set-up. Ordering is done at the bar and we ask that you please clear your own tables.

We are often able to accommodate large group reservations and group tabs with advance notice. Max of three tables per group (depending on group size) when we’re open to the public. We treat our tables as “home base” and suggest spreading out once your party has arrived!

We ask for at least 5 business days of advance notice for any large party request to best accommodate each group’s needs. Please note that we cannot guarantee group reservation requests made with less than 5 business days of notice. We will not be able accommodate same-day requests for large group reservations. 


We ask that groups please reach out as far in advance as possible by phone (757.378.2903) or email (https://virginiabeerco.com/contact/) to request accommodations. Larger groups or private event requests may require additional reservation fees, and we may not be able to accommodate group reservations during our more popular times/events.

For fastest response, please fill out the Large Party Inquiry form on our Contact Page to connect with us about hosting your group/event at VBC! 

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We offer packages for large and small events, as well as full brewery rentals for select occasions. Various fees may be associated depending on the size/scope of your group’s needs.

We do our best to fulfill (though we cannot guarantee) private tour and large group reservation requests, assuming they are made with advance notice of at least 5 business days prior to the date requested. Please note that we cannot guarantee group reservations/events that take place during our busier times/events. We are not able to accommodate same-day large group reservation requests. 

Please fill out the Large Party Inquiry form on our Contact Page to request more information regarding your event!

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We host a rotation of food trucks, live bands and entertainment, and philanthropic events weekly. Please visit our Events calendar for details.

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Live music is typically performed in our beer garden from Friday-Sunday during the warmer months. Please visit our Events calendar for this week’s lineup.

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Our live music season typically runs from late March through early November, with smaller acoustic performances in the taproom during the late fall and winter months.

We host musical acts from all over the country and do our best to respond to every performance request we receive.

If you would like to join the brewery’s lineup of performers, please fill out the request to perform form on our contact page.

We receive many requests so we ask that you please be patient as our management team reviews the live entertainment calendar.

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All are welcome! We have water, flavored water, sodas, and snacks for sales. Plus daily food truck, free WiFi, and live music on weekends!

Minors must be accompanied by an adult who is 21+ years of age. Must be 21+ to enjoy beers & cheers.

If you are bringing children with you, we ask that they remain with their parents/guardians at all times out of respect for fellow guests.

List of Rules for Children

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We love hosting leashed, people-friendly pets…but as some are not as fond of pets as we are, we do ask that those visiting with animals plan to enjoy themselves in our beer garden. In cases of extreme weather, we will welcome well-behaved fur babies into the taproom.

All animals must be on a leash at all times while on the property. Groups with pets that are loud or disruptive to other guests will be asked to go outside or leave the property. 

Free bowls of water are available upon request!

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We have two oversized viewing windows in our taproom that allow access to the production space during taproom hours! If you have questions about the brewing or packaging processes taking place, just ask one of our beertenders and they’ll be happy to walk you through what’s going on during your visit (when they are not tending to customers at the bar).

If you would like a full tour of the production facilities, these can be arranged with advance notice! If you would like a tour, or are planning to visit with a larger group, or coming for a private event and would like to include a tour as part of your visit: we ask that you contact us at least 72 hours in advance to verify when we can accommodate your party for a full tour.

Closed-toed shoes are required for anyone planning to tour the brewery. Tour availability is based on the specific work of the Production Team taking place during the time that the tour is requested. 

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The Virginia Beer Company is located in Williamsburg’s Edge District, featuring a number of restaurants, bars, and distilleries.

In addition we are conveniently located a short distance from Colonial Williamsburg, William & Mary, and Busch Gardens. And we are within proximity of Jamestown and Yorktown.

We are an easy to reach stop off of I-64, so it is very easy to connect to other venues throughout the Greater Williamsburg Area as well as in Richmond and across Hampton Roads.

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At this time we are not able to ship beer.

We do feature local delivery options, and we are able to ship merchandise and gift cards anywhere in the U.S.

Click here to learn about taproom pick-up, local beer delivery (made on Friday evenings), and to shop our merch store.

If you live in New York State, please click here to have VBC delivered to your home!

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Memberships open annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and remain open through New Year’s Day. Membership benefits begin on the first day of the year the taproom is open. Visit our Social Club benefits page for more information.

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To feature our beers at your bar or restaurant or venue, please send an email to [email protected] so we can connect you with your local distributor!


We also sell kegs for personal use! 

1/2 bbl sized kegs (~150 12 oz. pours) are available for pick-up here at 401 Second Street.

1/6 bbl sized kegs (~50 12 oz. pours) are available for pick-up here at 401 Second Street.

Standard pricing for our core recipes is listed below, along with information about refundable deposits.

Please reach out to [email protected] to inquire about availability and reserve a keg, and to inquire about pricing & availability of limited release recipes as well. 


Each of our four Year Round beers are available in both sixtels (1/6 bbl – 50 12 oz. servings) and half barrels (1/2 bbl – 150 12 oz. servings). Prices are listed below:
If none of these options strike your fancy, we do have a rotation of small batch beers available – they’ll just be a bit more expensive. Please contact us for availability & pricing! 
 
We have taps and ice buckets available as well. We have to get deposits on all of these items. Deposit amounts are listed below:
  • Keg Shell Deposit – $100
  • Tap Deposit – $50
  • Ice Bucket Deposit – $25
All deposits are refunded in full upon the return of the intact items! Lastly, we also have VBC branded cups for sale ($12 + tax for sleeve of 50 cups) if desired. 
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We often have recently emptied wine and spirits barrels for sale. In addition, we regularly have excess pallets and pallet wood available. Please reach out to [email protected] to inquire about pricing and availability.

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VBC was founded with the intention of being a force for good in the form of a brewery. Active philanthropy is at the heart of our business and we strive to support & build up the community in which we live, brew, and play on a daily basis.

We do our best to respond to all donation requests and consider community partnerships, but request that all inquiries are made through our Purpose page in order to be best reviewed by our team. Please note that requests made with less than a month’s notice of the due date are very difficult for us to support. 

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