Day Four continued. (Part one here) There are only two more stops tonight, before we call it a day.  Smartmouth and Benchtop also reside in Norfolk, VA.  These two breweries are also only a block apart, so that makes everything easy for beerventuring.   Smartmouth Brewing Company (Norfolk, VA) Hidden in the back of the Norfolk industrial district at a dead end, Smartmouth resides in a grey, nondescript building and is identified by a lonely, little sign.  That sign and the several tables, chairs and beer drinking, cornhole throwing, and food truck eating locals whom just got out of work that is.  Parking is a bit tight on the dead end, but there is a large lot just down the road and plenty of street parking if you have issues finding a spot. The interior taproom isn’t as large as Coelacanth, but I’d imagine that’s due to the massive barrel system […]

Norfolk Breweries (continued)

Virginia Trip Day 4- Norfolk Breweries We made it back from a light day North Carolina and had another day of beerventuring in store. Deciding to keep it local, we ventured to five Norfolk breweries to see what they had to offer. Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA) The problem we constantly encounter during a beerventure is the hours of operation.  We understand that most people don’t want to drink a beer at 9, or 10, or 11 am on a Wednesday but when we have a lot of places to cover, it really is 5 o’clock somewhere.   O’Connor Brewing Co. was the first to open on the agenda today, but that wasn’t until noon.  So we took in some art. The Chrysler Museum of Art of Norfolk, VA has quite the showcase of art ranging from an exquisite and worldly glass collection to 15th century paintings to contemporary and modern […]

Norfolk Breweries (with a little bit a culture)