Richmond, Virginia Earns #1 Spot for World’s Top Beer Destination

Leave it to Richmond to be every beer lovers dream destination. In less than 10 years this southern city has grown its craft beer scene from one craft brewery to over 22. Now that’s what we call making a name for yourself!

VinePair, your soon to be fave place to learn about wine, beer & spirits, had plenty to share with their reader’s about Richmond’s rich and booming drinking scene in their latest “The Worlds Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018” post.

“Beer has blossomed in Richmond, and it’s time we all take notice. As the recently revamped Richmond Beer Trail will tell you, this Southern city is now rich with breweries. First there was Legend; then there was Hardywood; and now, more than 20 breweries have opened in the city itself, and 32 are in the area.

An Bui’s Mekong and adjoining brewpub, The Answer, are top spots for all sorts of craft beers and Vietnamese fare. (Pho and hazy IPAs may not sound like they go together, but trust us, they do.)

Hot brewers are The Veil, best known for its hazy, hoppy imperial IPAs (and one seriously gorgeous gose); Ardent Craft Ales, which paved the way for the brewing scene in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood and excels in every style; and Triple Crossing, whose grassy, fruity session IPAs should not be missed. For something truly unique, head to Carytown’s Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery, which creates constantly changing, genre-bending styles, like a beer-wine hybrid and a sparkling honey wine with fruits and flowers that mimics rosé wine.”

RVA topped the list and beat out destinations in South America and Asia who are quickly becoming prime destinations for beer travel.

*Feature image via VinePair

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