Virginia Beer Museum

Virginia Beer Museum Representing the heritage of Virginia beer, stretching from 1607 to the current craft beer renaissance. Admission to the museum is free.
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04/10/2024

COMING to a Virginia Beer Museum near you...
Friday, April 19th from 5 pm to 9 pm, come visit the Beer Garden. There will be a tasty food menu available along with soft drinks, wine, and of course some of the best beers in Virginia on tap! Open Mic night, too!

Watch for more details! And if you're interested in showcasing your musical or comic talents, please drop me a message so we can get you in the line up!

“NATIONAL BEER DAY 2024: HISTORYThe history of National Beer Day dates back to 1933, when the Cullen-Harrison Act was si...
04/08/2024

“NATIONAL BEER DAY 2024: HISTORY

The history of National Beer Day dates back to 1933, when the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law, which reversed the prohibition on the sale of beer in the United States.

In 2009, a Virginian man named Justin Smith (and former board member of the VBM) first proposed that 7 April, should be designated as National Beer Day. Since then, people observe the day on the same date.

This proposal was eventually approved by the state of Virginia, and it has been celebrated unofficially by millions of brew aficionados nationwide. You should celebrate National Beer Day with your close ones to know more about the drink. Try to know its history and the events that led to its popularity worldwide.”

National Beer Day 2024 is set to be observed on Sunday, 7 April. Here is the history, significance, and celebration ideas you should know. Observe the day with your friends.

The Atlantic traces the fascinating, turbulent history of America's alcohol consumption.
04/01/2024

The Atlantic traces the fascinating, turbulent history of America's alcohol consumption.

A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.

Did George Washington ever forgive the British for a bad batch of beer? We may never know but appreciate his preference ...
03/20/2024

Did George Washington ever forgive the British for a bad batch of beer? We may never know but appreciate his preference for good and strong beer. Photo courtesy of George Washington's Mount Vernon

02/04/2024

Bruce Townsend - folksinger

02/04/2024

Scotsman Quince Matthew at the Virginia Beer Museum Burns Night on February 3, 2023z

Beautiful glassware and mugs are available at our hometown Visitor's Center.
01/26/2024

Beautiful glassware and mugs are available at our hometown Visitor's Center.

12/09/2023
Santa has arrived!
12/09/2023

Santa has arrived!

Happy 90th National Repeal Day!
12/05/2023

Happy 90th National Repeal Day!

NATIONAL REPEAL DAY On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States. Prohibition grew out

Tickets on sale now. This will sell out quickly so make your reservations soon.
11/03/2023

Tickets on sale now. This will sell out quickly so make your reservations soon.

A multi location bus tour of Richmond historic beer sites by expert historians and featuring local food and beer at each stop.

Cheers!
10/31/2023

Cheers!

Centuries before the first ale was served in Jamestown, there was the British pub culture.
10/21/2023

Centuries before the first ale was served in Jamestown, there was the British pub culture.

The Black Death gave rise to British pub culture. In the summer of 1348, which was centuries after Ye Olde Fighting Cocks—which lays claim to the contentious title of Britain’s oldest pub—served its first beer, the Black Death appeared on the southern shores of England. https://bit.ly/3Q9ugrw

By the end of 1349, millions lay dead. ⁠

When the plague arrived in 1348, drinking beer was already a fundamental component of Englishness. Drinking was even enshrined into the Magna Carta of 1215, which “called for uniform measures of ale.” Drinking pre-Black Death, though, was comparably amateurish. ⁠

In Man Walks Into a Pub: A Sociable History of Beer, beer journalist Pete Brown writes that “Society revolved around popular celebrations known as ‘ales’: bride-ales, church-ales … were gatherings where plenty of alcohol was drunk, and they frequently degenerated into mayhem.” https://bit.ly/3Q9ugrw

By the 1370s, though, the Black Death had caused a critical labor shortage, the stark consequence of some 50 percent of the population perishing. Eventually, this proved a boon for the peasantry, who could command higher wages and achieve higher standards of living. ⁠

As a result, the alehouses that were once households selling leftover ale were replaced by commercialized, permanent establishments set up by the best brewers.⁠ https://bit.ly/3Q9ugrw

📸 Liam Pearson at

Combat Vets Association, Amazing Angus food truck and 18 awesome craft beers on a beautiful day at the Virginia Beer Mus...
10/08/2023

Combat Vets Association, Amazing Angus food truck and 18 awesome craft beers on a beautiful day at the Virginia Beer Musuem.

Last day of Oktoberfest enjoyed by our Two Pint Tuesday group.
10/03/2023

Last day of Oktoberfest enjoyed by our Two Pint Tuesday group.

09/23/2023

Thank you to David Hunter for this report: Congrats to all the Virginia Winners at GABF 2023 including Joel Miller and Decipher Brewing for the ProAm Brew!!

Silver
Passionfruit on Acid
Blue Mountain Barrel House & Smokin' Barrel Restaurant
Arrington, VA
Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Gold
Kodiak Kolsch
Bear Chase Brewing Company
Bluemont, VA
German-Style Koelsch

Gold
Rock Hill Irish Red
Barley Naked Brewing Company
Stafford, VA
Irish-Style Red Ale

Bronze
Buttons the Bear
Bear Chase Brewing Co.
Bluemont, VA
Oatmeal Stout

Bronze
Midnight Rider Imperial Porter
Great American Restaurants-Sweet Water Tavern
Falls Church, VA
Strong Porter

Gold
Scout
Vibrissa Beer
Front Royal, VA
Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

Gold
Oktoberfest
Port City Brewing Company
Alexandria
VA, Vienna-Style Lager

Bronze
What Is That?
Pro: Decipher Brewing Company
Amateur: Joel Miller
Charlottesville, VA
Grodziskie

Cultural appropriation perhaps but we still love our Filipina guests. Prost!
09/23/2023

Cultural appropriation perhaps but we still love our Filipina guests. Prost!

Happy birthday to a legend.
08/30/2023

Happy birthday to a legend.

This past Friday, August 25, long-time area singer/musician Bev Williams crossed a landmark, his 70th birthday -- tho the official party wasn't until the following day, with a celebration of his life and contributions to the music scene at the Virginia Beer Museum. Family and friends from near and f...

The delicious menu is available starting at 5 pm. Tasty craft beer is also being served.
08/19/2023

The delicious menu is available starting at 5 pm. Tasty craft beer is also being served.

We will be at the Virginia Beer Museum tonight from 6-9pm. Come by and grab a bite to eat and stay for Sons Of Liberty! We hope to see you there!

Address

16 Chester Street
Front Royal, VA
22630

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 8pm
Tuesday 4pm - 8pm
Wednesday 4pm - 8pm
Thursday 4pm - 8pm
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

+15403131441

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