7 Top Breweries Near Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, VA is conveniently located about halfway between Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. It is also situated along the Rappahannock River and near I-95.

The city is full of Civil War history. It is located at the site of four major battlefields.

Fredericksburg is also home to many excellent local breweries! Below are my top recommendations for breweries near Fredericksburg, VA.

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Red Dragon Brewery


1419 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


  • Monday to Thursday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm


Red Dragon Brewery prides itself on using the finest fresh ingredients for its craft beer. They have 20 tap lines of craft beer. They were also voted the #6 Virginia Brewery in a top 20 list of best breweries in the state!

Their tap list includes a wide range of beers like Apple Pie, Pink Lady, Passionate Punch, and Here be Dragons.

The Red Dragon name is inspired by the red dragon on the flag of Wales. It also pays homage to the owners’ ancestral roots in Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales.

Beyond the tap room, the craft brewery also hosts a number of unique events, including Art Show Pop Ups, Paint Parties, and The Run Club Social Club. They also host special events and private events.

You can learn about more upcoming events online.

6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company


1140 International Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406


  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Monday: Closed


The colorfully named 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company owes its name to the mascots of the military branches in which its founders served: the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy.

The brewery focuses on simple beer that is made with just the finest ingredients of malt, hops, yeast, and water.

6 Bears & A Goat has a number of award-winning brews, including their flagship beers Eagle Aye-P-A (American IPA) and Mae West (Blonde Ale). They also have O’Dark Thirty, which is an Irish Extra Stout.

The brewery has a large selection of different types of beer, including Czechmate (Czech Amber Lager), Iwo Jima Classic Lager (Munich Helles), German Sour Ales, and, for the fall, the Out of Your Gourd (Imperial Pumpkin Spice Porter).

Happy Hour at the brewery is from 3 pm to 6 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays.

You can also book a guided tour of the brewery. The tours are free, though advanced reservations are required.

The brewery also has a full-service restaurant with Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner served. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm, and includes nautical-themed dishes such as the Sailor’s Knot (Bavarian Pretzels), and Ship’s Routine Poutine.

The Dinner Menu includes burgers, sandwiches, Shrimp & Grits, Sweet Chili Salmon, and much more.

Water’s End Brewery


525 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


  • Thursday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Water’s End Brewery Fredericksburg Square is located in historic downtown Fredericksburg.

They feature a number of flavorful beer options, such as the Juice Bucket (with flavors of passion fruit, peach, and blueberry), the Hopdrop (Juicy IPA, with a citrus aroma and Amarillo hops), and the Blood Orange Sour Ale (with blood orange purée.)

Water’s End also has locations in Lake Ridge and Potomac Mills.

Highmark Brewery


390 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405


  • Monday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Highmark Brewery is another excellent choice for good beer in the Fredericksburg area.

They have a large collection of craft beers, including Freshwater Blonde, Blue Stone Kolsch, Yellow Belly Pale Ale, Highmark IPA, and Medicine Man Double IPA.

The brewery also has food trucks from Wednesdays to Saturdays. Some of the food trucks include Cheese Parlor, Will’s Place, Mama’s Soul Food, Taco Tuesday, and Phat Yummies. You can see a full monthly schedule here.

They also feature numerous special nights, including:

  • Tuesdays: Half Off
  • Daily from 4 pm to 6:30 pm: Happy Hour/Growler Fills with Purchase of Pint
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Trivia Night
  • Thursdays: Open Mic Night

Maltese Brewing Company


11047 Pierson Dr B, Fredericksburg, VA 22408


  • Tuesday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Maltese Brewing Company is dog and family-friendly. They also have a large patio in the front and an outdoor Biergarten!

Their flagship beers include a Pineapple IPA, Barnfire Saison (Farmhouse Ale), and Fireman’s Blonde (Blonde Ale). Additional beers include the lighter Danger Zone, Tropic Thunder Tropical Stout, and the special beer Signal One Challenge (chili beer).

Adventure Brewing Company


1113 Emancipation Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Adventure North Location:

  • Monday – Thursday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Adventure Eagle Village Location:

  • Monday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Adventure Brewing Company has two locations – Adventure North and Adventure Eagle Village.

At the North location, they have a wide selection of great beers on tap, including Apocalypse IPA, Belgian IPA, Blood Orange IPA, Black Sail Scotch Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale, and much more. They also have numerous fruit and sour beers, as well as hard seltzers, including Cherry Limeade, Elderberry Honey Seltzer, and Frozen Pina Colada.

The Eagle Village location has the following beers on tap: Hellz Yea Lager, Harpoon and Cable Pilsner, Fred Red, the heartier Gravy Train S’Mores Stout, and more.

Adventure Brewing Company hosts a number of special events, including Local Heroes Night, Food Trucks, Jeopardy!, a Pumpkin Lettering event for Halloween, Family Feud, live local musicians, and much more.

Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg


350 Lansdowne Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


  • Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Beyond Fredericksburg, Strangeways Brewing also has locations in Richmond and Williamsburg.

They feature a wide selection of specialty beers on tap. Some of the beers include Helles Frozen Over (Munich Helles Lager), Uberlin (Berliner Weisse), Woodbooger (Belgian-Style Brown Ale), Snake Banisher (Dry Irish Stout), O.T.I.S. (Cucumber Melon Sour), Cider Monkey (Grandma’s Apple Pie Farmhouse Cider), and much more.

Strangeways has plenty of outdoor seating in their Biergarten. They also have many local independently-operated food trucks on site.

The brewery also hosts a number of regular events, including a Silent Disco Halloween Costume Party, Octoberfest, Speed Dating, and live local music performances.

Strangeways also hosts special events, which can even include the option to brand your own beers! As part of the event, the brewery provides a private bartender, space for up to 80 guests, music, games like Corn Hole and Jenga, and much more.

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