Cheers to Williamsburg’s breweries

Locals know one of the great things about life in Williamsburg is the booming craft brewery scene, especially now that operations have been able to loosen up a bit in Virginia’s recovery. 

Collectively, they offer fun beer gardens, taprooms, awesome street-food, full-menu dining rooms, wines and craft cocktails, guest beers, music, trivia and, of course, dozens of their own year-round and seasonal creations sure to delight sippers to aficionados.

Here’s a brief rundown on our brewery biz. All have hung in during these tough times. Why not stop by one on this Williamsburg Wednesday, or any day at all, and sample from among the huge varities of beer – curbside pickup or on-site – that they are proud to provide to our community.

Please check the breweries’ respective websites (linked below) for operating hours and other pertinent information. 

Cheers!

Virginia Beer Company

401 Second St. 757-378-2903

Virginiabeerco.com     

 

Opened in 2014, Virginia Beer was co-founded by College of William & Mary buddies who brought in an award-winning brewmaster from Atlanta. The brewery boasts two production systems and a 2,000 square-foot taproom in a former auto shop. 

Amber Ox Public House

525 Prince George St. Ste. 102  757-790-2299

Theamberox.com

In addition to its brewery, Amber Ox offers a full locally sourced food, wine and cocktail menu at its 6,000-square foot digs, just a short stroll away from Merchants Square.

 Precarious Beer Project

110 S. Henry St. 757-808-5104

Precariousbeer.com

Precarious Beer Project is the sister brewery to the nearby Amber Ox, where Precarious operates its interesting and inventive beer  lab. The beer hall on Henry St. features old- school arcade games, a live music stage and a great taco and street-corn stand. 

Brass Cannon

5476 Mooretown Rd. 757-645-0001

Brasscannonbrewing.com

Brass Cannon bills itself as a veteran-owned brewery and tap room focused on producing classic beers and rotating small-batch options. It doesn’t distribute its beer, so the brewery is the only place to sample Brass Cannon’s offerings.

Alewerks Brewing Company

189 Ewell Rd. 757-220-3670

Alewerks.com

Founded in 2006, Alewerks is a craft-brewing pioneer that is still going strong. Alewerks also operates an off-site tasting room – what it calls its L.A.B. (Little Auxiliary Brewery) – at the Williamsburg Prime Outlets on Richmond Rd. 

Billsburg Brewery

2054 Jamestown Rd. 757-916-0981

Billsburg.com

 

Located at a marina near the Colonial  Parkway and the Jamestown Settlement, site of America’s first beer, Billsburg says it meticulously creates ales, lagers and pilsners that celebrate our country’s rich brewing history. 

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