Virginia Beer

virginia
Today in 1788, Virginia became the 10th state.

Virginia
State_Virginia

Virginia Breweries

Virginia Brewery Guides

Guild: Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

State Agency: Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

maps-va

  • Capital: Richmond
  • Largest Cities: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News
  • Population: 7,078,515; 12th
  • Area: 42769 sq.mi., 35th
  • Nickname: Old Dominion State
  • Statehood: 10th, June 25, 1788

m-virginia

  • Alcohol Legalized: April 12, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 37
  • Rank: 18th
  • Beer Production: 5,251,800
  • Production Rank: 11th
  • Beer Per Capita: 21 Gallons

virginia

Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 45.8%
  • Cans: 45.8%
  • Kegs: 8.2%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.26
  • Per Case: $0.64
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $7.95
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $7.95
  • Per barrel rate for packaged beer is based upon the actual per barrel rate as defined by state statute, rather than the Virginia 24/12 equivalent rate, which is a higher rate.

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $1,017,828,228
  • Direct Impact: $2,374,629,810
  • Supplier Impact: $1,390,245,260
  • Induced Economic Impact: $1,504,607,057
  • Total Impact: $5,269,482,127

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 6 a.m.–2 a.m. No restrictions at any time for club licensees.
    Off Premises: 6 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Licensed supermarkets, convenience stores, and gas stations may sell beer and wine. Off-premises sales no later than 12 a.m. Numerous dry counties exist.

virginia-map

Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>