Heading down to Coastal VA on a weekend away from DC? Check out the area’s Toast the Coast, a guide to the area’s beer, wine and spirits establishments, and get your passport stamped for every venue you visit!
The Toast the Coast pocket guide is a convenient fold-out map that contains categorized listings
of breweries, wineries, and distilleries that stretch from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to New
There are sub-trails, like the popular 4 Taps 4 Cities sub-trail, which encourages beer lovers to collect stamps from breweries in different cities to earn prizes. And a new sub-trail has just been added! 3 Barrels 3 Cities invites sampling of spirits from three distilleries in three different cities: Newport News, Hampton, and Smithfield.
We stopped in to Tradition Brewing Company in Newport News, VA to earn our first passport stamp. According to Tradition’s Doug Porter, a self-proclaimed IPA guy, recommend’s Tradition’s Continental Divide IPA, but assures they “have something for everybody.” [See more in the video above.]