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Back Bay Brewing Company

614 Norfolk Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 531-7750
Price: $$$$

Hours:

Daily: Noon-11PM

Region: Oceanfront (Marina District), Oceanfront South (1-10)
Cuisines: Breweries and Distilleries

Description

Back Bay Brewing Co was founded in 2011 by a group of Virginia Beach friends. With deep roots in Virginia Beach’s Back Bay, Charlie Burroughs and Josh Canada were in a duck blind discussing their dream of brewing their own beer when they decided to make that dream a reality. They brought on three life-long friends and Virginia Beach natives, George Powell, Will Yearick, and Josh Malbon who all share their passion for beer and the outdoors. A year later, with each partner bringing a unique skill set, Back Bay Brewing Co. has become a favorite place to have fun and be with friends and family.

Come enjoy craft brews at the beach's first and finest brewery!

5 of 5 Stars
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Dinner
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Lunch
Parking Available

Saturday September 23rd, 2017

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Friday September 22nd, 2017

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Friday September 22nd, 2017

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Opening date?!?

Can't wait! We have been waiting and watching for what seems like forever! So close we can ride our bikes there.

I'm so excited for this! Right down the road from my house!

Dude...let me know if you are open as a venue for weddings...im still looking!

Sounds like a great second location for #GeeksWhoDrink

So glad to see the old Wood farmhouse transform into this!

Cannot wait for the opening!

We've been watching and waiting!🍻🍻🍻🍻

Good mornings Neighbors!

Conjuring

Can't wait until I make that beautiful again

Like everyone else.Waiting!

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Thursday September 21st, 2017

Back Bay Brewing

Back Bay Heritage Festival // Saturday, Sept. 30th // 2—8pm!
>> Tickets and SPONSOR PACKAGES ON SALE TODAY! <<
#backbayheritagefestAmong the great local breweries, Back Bay Heritage Festival will feature FestBier, a special brew by Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Virginia Beach!!

FestBier's aroma begins with a burst of toasty malt character highlighting the essence of bread crust, with the slightest hint of caramel malt, followed by a delicate but firm earthy hop bitterness. On the palate, biscuity toasted malts provide a subtle sweetness, which is balanced by bright, spicy and floral hop flavors and bitterness. The medium-light beer finishes crisp and dry with a pleasant lingering hop bite.

Get your tickets to the festival today at www.squadup.com/events/heritagefest

Cheers!
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Back Bay Heritage Festival // Saturday, Sept. 30th // 2—8pm!>> Tickets and SPONSOR PACKAGES ON SALE TODAY!

Thursday September 21st, 2017

Back Bay Brewing

Live Music with Bennett Wales!September 21, 2017, 7:00pmBack Bay BrewingThursdays just got a whole lot better! Swing by the brewery for some DELICIOUS Craft-Brewed Greatness and enjoy the awesome musical stylings of the much-loved @[1404731110:2048:Bennett Wales]!!!

Show starts at 7pm so get here early to grab a spot!
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Live Music with Bennett Wales!

Wednesday September 20th, 2017

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Back Bay Trivia Night! September 20September 20, 2017, 7:00pmBack Bay BrewingEvery Wednesday, stop in to the brewery for TRIVIA NIGHT with @[33527007192:274:Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes]! Craft beer and awesome conversations all night long! Trivia starts at 7pm!
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Tuesday September 19th, 2017

Back Bay Brewing

Who's Ready for FALL??? If you are as excited as us, then you'll love what The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is bringing to Back Bay Heritage Festival—BOLD JACK PUMPKIN ALE!

Drifting in the moonlight across an endless expanse of blue bravehearts and fearless men find Bold Jack following too. A medium bodied orange colored ale brewed with pumpkin added to the mash then finished with autumn aromas of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.

Get your tix to Back Bay Heritage Festival today! squad.com//events/heritagefest
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Whos Ready for FALL??? If you are as excited as us, then youll love what The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is bringing to Back Bay Heritage Festival—BOLD JACK PUMPKIN ALE! Drifting in the moonlight across an endless expanse of blue bravehearts and fearless men find Bold Jack following too. A medium bodied orange colored ale brewed with pumpkin added to the mash then finished with autumn aromas of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Get your tix to Back Bay Heritage Festival today! squad.com//events/heritagefest

Tuesday September 19th, 2017

Back Bay Brewing

Back Bay Heritage Festival - 7 BREWERIES / 12 DIFFERENT BEERS! Check out what we'll be bringing to the festival!ATTN Craft Beer Lovers: In case you're wondering which epic beers we'll be bringing to the festival, this should help you out!

There will be 7 Breweries represented with 12 different Beer offerings!

Back Bay Brewing will have 6 DIFFERENT BEERS ON TAP, including:

Witch of Pungo -- True to its name, Witch of Pungo is strong in body with a little burn. In addition to pumpkin, this brew incorporates sweet potatoes, which give it a richer flavor, while hints of cinnamon and nutmeg balance it out.

Gringo Cerveza -- A collaboration with Gringos Taqueria and the beautiful Evie, Gringo Cerveza! A light, crisp, yellow lager made with traditional malts, corn for sweetness, citrusy hops and lemon

Cape Henry Hefeweizen -- Our Cape Henry Hefeweizen is a traditional hefeweizen with a bit of a twist—full of flavor, light in body with subtle hints of Banana, Clove and Honey!

Atlantic Ave IPA -- A blend of Mosaic and Nugget hops sit atop a single malt (Maris Otter) IPA. Grapefruit and citrus bitterness dominate with flavors of peach, mango and assorted tropical fruits.

Heritage IPA -- We're brewing this up special just for the festival!!

False Cape Amber Ale -- A full bodied red ale. With a dark copper color and well rounded malt base; a bit sweet, with a lightly hopped tea-like flavor, and an even, dextrinous body. False Cape Ale is easy to please. Look for well-rounded and balanced flavors and a pleasant, toasted malt character. A drying finish comes from Cascade dry-hopping.
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Back Bay Heritage Festival - 7 BREWERIES / 12 DIFFERENT BEERS! Check out what well be bringing to the festival!

Tuesday September 19th, 2017

Back Bay Brewing

ATTN Back Bay Fans: Here's your weekly guide to greatness. Cheers!

🍺 TUESDAY, 9/19 🍺 Tap it Tuesday! Blood Orange Best Coast IPA This specially crafted brew retains the grapefruit and bitterness from the IPA, but with an added punch of Blood Orange, giving it a rich, big citrus flavor!

🍺 WEDNESDAY, 9/20 🍺 Back Bay Trivia Night! September 20 with Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes starting @ 7pm!

🍺 THURSDAY, 9/21 🍺 Live Music with Bennett Wales! This week we're bringing you the much-loved musical stylings of BENNETT WALES!! Starts at 7pm down in the Tasting Room!

🍺 FRIDAY, 9/22 🍺 Beer Re-Release: Leishman Lager In honor of Mr Marc Leishman himself, this weekend we're showing our support as he goes for the title in the PGA championship! We're broadcasting the tournament in house and all proceeds from the beer will go to his charity, Begin Again Foundation!

🍺 SATURDAY, 9/23 🍺 Boot Camp and Beers! Come get your weekend started right with a great workout! Class is presented by Jim White Fitness and tickets are only $15 --but get em quick before they sell out!

and later in the evening...

Movie Night--Caddyshack! Because where else would you want to watch this awesome movie! Starts at 7pm upstairs in the blind!

🍺 SUNDAY, 9/24 🍺 SIN Sunday! September 24 Specials All Day for all who serve!
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Movie Night--Caddyshack!

Movie Night--Caddyshack!

September 23, 2017, 7:00pm - September 23, 2017, 10:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Saturdays just got that much better—with MOVIE and GAME night in The Blind!

With the PGA tournament going strong, we figured what better time than now to show CADDYSHACK!!! Movie starts at 7pm upstairs in The Blind!

Wanna play some games too?? We've got FOOSEBALL, Darts and life-sife JENGA and CONNECT FOUR!! So whether ya wanna hang downstairs or chill out upstairs, we've got your Saturday night covered!

And in case ya didn't know—you can get your grub delivered to ya all night long!—tons of local places, including Gringos Taqueria VB, Pizza Chapel and Zeke's Beans & Bowls!!
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SIN Sunday! September 24

SIN Sunday! September 24

September 24, 2017, 2:00pm - September 24, 2017, 9:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Celebrate Sunday with Back Bay—all Service Industry, Military and Veterans and First Responders get 15% off all day!

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Tobys Dream / The Bonfires: Tobys Bonfire ALE Preview Party!

Toby's Dream / The Bonfires: Toby's Bonfire ALE Preview Party!

September 28, 2017, 7:00pm - September 28, 2017, 10:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Join us Thursday, September 28, upstairs in the Blind Back Bay Brewing for the preview party to introduce "Toby's Bonefire Ale"!

This ale was specially crafted for the The Bonefires event (which will take place on October 7th at The Farm in Southeastern Virginia (Knotts Island) by our very own Beer Wizard Travis Powell!

Make plans to come in to Back Bay for this special preview party, where you'll get to try this epic craft brew before anyone else and learn more about Toby's Dream Foundation!

ALL PROCEEDS from this SMOKED RED ALE will go to Toby's Dream Foundation!

Can't make it to the preview party but still want to help the cause?? We'll have a "TEXT TO DONATE" code available soon!
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Back Bay Heritage Festival

Back Bay Heritage Festival

September 30, 2017, 2:00pm - September 30, 2017, 8:00pm

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
1113 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Back Bay Brewing has partnered with the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum at the historic de Witt Cottage to bring you the 1st Annual BACK BAY HERITAGE FESTIVAL!

This event will raise funds, friends and awareness for one of our City's greatest historical treasures!

Heritage Festival will feature Beer Tastings from the best local Craft Breweries--7 BREWERIES // 12 BEER OFFERINGS, Awesome Live Music by Austin Ferguson of The Cody Austin Band and Bennett Wales, your favorite Food Trucks: Cast Iron Catering Co and Lucky Peach, a stellar Silent Auction and more!

P.S.Proceeds will go to the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum at the De Witt Cottage! Help us support this amazing local treasure and re-open the FIRST FREESTANDING LIBRARY IN VIRGINIA BEACH!!!

Here's a sneak peek of the BEER LIST!

Back Bay Brewing -- 6 craft beer offerings!

Witch of Pungo -- True to its name, Witch of Pungo is strong in body with a little burn. In addition to pumpkin, this brew incorporates sweet potatoes, which give it a richer flavor, while hints of cinnamon and nutmeg balance it out.

Gringo Cerveza -- A collaboration with Gringos Taqueria and the beautiful Evie, Gringo Cerveza! A light, crisp, yellow lager made with traditional malts, corn for sweetness, citrusy hops and lemon

Cape Henry Hefeweizen -- Our Cape Henry Hefeweizen is a traditional hefeweizen with a bit of a twist—full of flavor, light in body with subtle hints of Banana, Clove and Honey!

Atlantic Ave IPA -- A blend of Mosaic and Nugget hops sit atop a single malt (Maris Otter) IPA. Grapefruit and citrus bitterness dominate with flavors of peach, mango and assorted tropical fruits.

Heritage IPA -- A SPECIAL BREW FOR THIS EPIC FESTIVAL!

False Cape Amber Ale -- A full bodied red ale. With a dark copper color and well rounded malt base; a bit sweet, with a lightly hopped tea-like flavor, and an even, dextrinous body. False Cape Ale is easy to please. Look for well-rounded and balanced flavors and a pleasant, toasted malt character. A drying finish comes from Cascade dry-hopping.


The Bold Mariner Brewing Company -- Bold Jack Pumpkin Ale

Drifting in the moonlight across an endless expanse of blue bravehearts and fearless men find Bold Jack following too.

A medium bodied orange colored ale brewed with pumpkin added to the mash then finished with autumn aromas of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.


Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Virginia Beach -- FestBier

GB FestBier bears similarities to their flagship Märzen beer,, however, FestBier is lighter in color, pouring a bright golden orange color with a low but dense head of white bubbles, and it is more focused on hop flavor and aroma than the Märzen. The aroma begins with a burst of toasty malt character highlighting the essence of bread crust, with the slightest hint of caramel malt, followed by a delicate but firm earthy hop bitterness. On the palate, biscuity toasted malts provide a subtle sweetness balanced by the bright, but not overwhelming, spicy and floral hop flavor and bitterness. The medium-light beer finishes crisp and dry with a pleasant lingering hop bite that is boosted by the relatively high carbonation.


O'Connor Brewing Co. -- R & R Lager

This lager has a clean profile with a touch of sweet malt character, balanced with a floral hop aroma and slightly spicy hop flavor. Light, refreshing, and easy drinking, this beer is the perfect accompaniment for a bit of R&R, any time of year.


Rip Rap Brewing Co. -- Baggywrinkle Altbier

This craft brew is a German Style Altbier with a clean slightly malty finish and a touch of German hops.


Smartmouth Beer -- Outta Yer Gourd Pumpkin Ale

From this beer, with a warm copper tint like their brew house kettles, wafts the fragrant bouquet of warm spices. The Smartmouth brewing crew ground and mixed a custom medley of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger and all spice. These autumn flavors will tingle your nose and palate. The malty backbone supports the beer’s distinct flavors and gives it a nice sweet finish. It’s sure to go down as easy as, well, (pumpkin) pie.


Wasserhund Brewing Company -- Oktoberfest

This beer is smooth, light, golden orange, and wonderfully malty. Outside of Germany's Oktoberfest, they searched far and wide to find something brewed stateside that came close. Wasserhund gave up their search and decided to make our own. Prost!



TICKETS ON SALE AT: www.squadup.com/events/heritagefest

<< TICKETS >>

VIP TICKET ($50) includes:
• Admission into event
• Souvenir Tasting Glass
• Unlimited Tastings of ALL beer (7 breweries, 12 craft beers)
• (1) FREE full-size beer of your choice from Back Bay truck
• (1) bottle of Back Bay Limited Edition Carver Series Beer
(a barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale)

FULL TASTING TICKET ($20) includes:
• Admission into event
• (1) Souvenir Tasting Glass
• Unlimited Tastings of ALL beer (7 breweries, 12 craft beers)
• (1) FREE full-size beer of your choice from Back Bay truck

ADMISSION TICKET ($10) includes:
• Admission into event (beer may be purchased inside event)


>> SPONSOR PACKAGES <<
AVAILABLE at: www.squadup.com/events/heritagefest

• FLAGSHIP SPONSOR Package / ** 1 AVAILABLE
• VIP Sponsor Package / **SOLD OUT!
• BEER LOVERS Sponsor Package
• FRIEND OF THE MUSEUM Sponsor Package
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Live Music with Cody Heitzer!

Live Music with Cody Heitzer!

October 5, 2017, 7:00pm - October 5, 2017, 9:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Craving a delicious variety of craft-brewed beers? How about some awesome live music? Wellllll, we've got both for ya—all right here in the brewery!

This Thursday we've got Cody Heitzer from The Cody Austin Band!!! Music starts at 7pm so get here early to grab a beer and snag your spot!
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Cheese Loves Beer! Cheese and Beer Pairing

Cheese Loves Beer! Cheese and Beer Pairing

October 10, 2017, 7:00pm - October 10, 2017, 8:30pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Find out why CHEESE LOVES BEER at our first-ever beer and cheese pairing event!!

This event will include (4) premium cheeses paired with (4) premium craft-brewed Back Bay beers!


WHEN: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 (7 - 8:30 pm)
WHERE: Back Bay Brewing Co. (upstairs in the Blind)

**Tickets are just $20 / class limited to 30 people / restricted to ages 21+

PURCHASE TICKETS online at: www.squadup.com/events/beer-loves-cheese
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Live Music! Strange Rootz!

Live Music! Strange Rootz!

October 13, 2017, 6:30pm - October 13, 2017, 9:30pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

We love Strange Rootz—so we wanna share all the greatness with you! Live music downstairs in the Tasting Room starting at 6:30pm - mark your calendars!!

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Live Music - Cody Heitzer!

Live Music - Cody Heitzer!

October 19, 2017, 7:00pm - October 19, 2017, 9:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Craving a delicious variety of craft-brewed beers? How about some awesome live music? Wellllll, we've got both for ya—all right here in the brewery!

This Thursday, October 19th, we've got Cody Heitzer from The Cody Austin Band!!! Music starts at 7pm so get here early to grab a beer and snag your spot!
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Halloween Harvest Festival!

Halloween Harvest Festival!

October 28, 2017, 2:00pm - October 28, 2017, 6:00pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

Get Ready for Back Bay's Annual Halloween Harvest Festival!!!

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2—6pm, located outside/behind the brewery!

It's that time of year again and we're celebrating with great beer, live music, food and FUN from 2-6pm behind Back Bay Brewing (on the flat lot)!

Our epic Festival will celebrate the rich bounty our area provides us with and celebrate one of our favorite Holidays - HALLOWEEN!

This year's Festival will include:

— 6 Draft Beer Offerings - New and old favorites, including Witch Of Pungo and a few new offerings (surprise beers)
— Awesome Local Food Trucks
—Live Music
—Costume Contests


** Ticket packages coming soon

Merchandise & Extra Drink Tickets will be available for purschase at the festival.

Note: This is an event where alcohol is served/sold and is therefore not conducive to strollers, toddlers, and children. We cannot allow strollers, toddlers, children or anyone under the age of 21 inside the event venue.
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Back Bay - 5th Anniversary Party!

Back Bay - 5th Anniversary Party!

November 24, 2017, 6:00pm - November 24, 2017, 11:59pm

Back Bay Brewing
614 Norfolk Ave
Virginia Beach, VA  23451 (Map)

SAVE THE DATE!!

It's been 5 glorious years since we poured our first beer at the Brewery, and now it's time to do what we do best---throw an epic party!!

Event details coming soon, so mark your calendars and get ready for greatness!!!
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Frank Shannon
Frank Shannon

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Great place to hangout for a bit! We stopped in here to try some of the beers and there were 8 available beers varying in taste...we were able to do a flight and ended up getting a couple pints afterward. Good beers that are currently only available in the Virginia Beach - Hampton Roads vicinity.

The bartender that was on duty when we arrived was very friendly and gave us a good run-down of all they had and even told us a bit about the brewery.

They don't sell any food here but they do allow you to bring food in from the outside...nice, since there are a couple eateries in the same plaza that do carryout.

Brian Zartman
Brian Zartman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Something for all pallets, the Steel Pier Lager was great. The atmosphere was great and our server who is also the brewer was awesome and very knowledgeable about his craft.

Matthew Padilla
Matthew Padilla

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Travis was the brewer and bartender. He gave us all kinds of taste test and explained all the beers with sincerity. I'm mad we don't have a Back Bay on Long Island. Bring it up north asap! Gotta get the gringo cerveza.

Kory John Pacheco
Kory John Pacheco

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

The owner is friendly and inviting, good beer and environment too. One of our favorite breweries.

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