Celebrating 8 years in Virginia Beach! Reaver Beach Brewing Co., is home of the legendary Hoptopus Double IPA and maker of award-winning craft beers and wild sour ales. Our team is passionate about craft beer. We’re constantly experimenting with local microflora and unique ingredients to create new and exciting beers.

Happy Holidays From The Reaver Beach Team!

Dear Friends,

Happy and hoppy holidays from Team Reaver! It’s important to savior this joyous time. Hopefully, with one of our legendary craft beers as a timely reminder to slow down a wee bit and enjoy the moments.

As we enter this season of celebration, may your table be filled with loved ones, your heart filled with joy, and your glass filled with our famous craft beer! We are truly grateful you are a part of our extended family and raise a glass to your health and happiness.

Cheers to the holiday season!

Team Reaver

Craft Beer Awards

Veer awards Reaver Beach once again!

Reaver Beach takes home TWO GOLD MEDALS  and a BRONZE MEDAL for our amazing and legendary craft beers!

We are grateful to be a part of the Golden Tap Awards and congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards.




The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that Reaver’s FUGLY SWEATER CONTEST would soon be here!

Don’t be a Scrooge and join us for our FUGLY UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PARTY. We will be rocking around the tap room all night till last call on Saturday December 22 from 4pm-8pm.

Wear your favorite FUgly Christmas Sweater to be entered in the FUgly sweater contest and show us who will be this year’s holiday BEERMEISTER!

Prizes for first, second and third place winners! Our legendary brew team have merrily volunteered to judge the sweaters to see who will take home the annual title of HOLIDAY BEERMEISTER 2018!

See our Facebook Page for contest rules

Spontaneous Sour


The culmination of nearly 4 years of work, Tidal stands with the best spontaneously fermented beers in existence.

TIDAL (5.9% ABV) – a spontaneously fermented, oak aged blend of 1-3 year old barrels of mature wild beer.

When we first set out along this path of using native Coastal Virginia microflora in wild fermentation, it was just an idea. We installed a Coolship without knowing for certain whether or not spontaneous fermentation would work in our climate. Ours was the very first Coolship in Virginia.

The process of making spontaneous beer seems a simple one, but is deceptively challenging in practice. We make a starchy, complex wort with barley and unmalted wheat, boil with a heaping dose of our aged hops, then rack into our Coolship while still hot. Overnight, the wort cools and is inoculated with wild yeast and souring bacteria present in the air around the brewery. From there, it’s racked into oak barrels and allowed to ferment without further influence or any yeast added.

This can only happen under certain weather conditions, and the brewer is at nature’s mercy. This makes it challenging. This makes it exciting, particularly when it goes right. Tidal is such a special beer to us, because it’s representative of the things that have gone right, and the hard work that’s paid off.

With character of funky lemongrass, freshly baled hay, and ripe stone fruit, we feel that Tidal stands with the best spontaneously fermented beers in existence. We are beyond excited to finally share this long term project with you and offer it on draft and to go in 500ml bottles* at our 8th anniversary this Saturday, 11/3.

*Due to the very small bottle count, there will be a limit of 1 bottle per person so come early*

Shout it from the rooftops!

Our sour and wild process includes a Virginia first: a coolship. This open-top brewing vessel, rarely used in the United States, allows open air to inoculate the brew with wild yeast and bacteria.

Join us every Tuesday at Reaver Beach Brewing Co. to celebrate all things craft beer and Jeeps! Come enjoy a pint and spend some quality time getting to know the Jeep community in Hampton Roads while enjoying fresh local craft brews from the oldest craft brewery in Virginia Beach! Learn about craft beers, trade ideas and compare Jeeps.

The first 10 Jeeps each Tuesday get a free $10 Reaver Beach gift card!

Reaver Rewards is our members only program. Members earn one point for every taproom visit. Points can be traded in for discounts on beer and retail products.