If you’re a fan of fresh, regional beers then you’ll be happy to know that Chincoteague is home to a craft brewery. Black Narrows Brewing, the first brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, has been brewing its unique and popular beers here since 2017.
The craft beer movement that swept the nation has been a little slower coming to the eastern shore of Virginia but it is now officially here. Black Narrows Brewing opened their doors on Chincoteague in December of 2017. Less than a year later they were awarded 2018’s “Brewery of the Year” by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association.
Black Narrows brews a variety of unusual and delicious beers. “How Bout It” is a popular corn lager. “Serpette,” a Rosé-inspired wild ale, uses grapes from Chatham Vineyards. “Salts” is a tart wheat beer that uses oysters from our very own waters.
In fact, the brewery uses locally sourced ingredients whenever they can. Further, all their spent grain goes to feed the heritage breed pigs at Perennial Roots Farm.
Best of all, the brewery also donates 10 percent of gross beer sales to different local and global causes every month. This means every beer you enjoy from their brewery is giving a little back to the world – and that’s a good feeling.
Visiting Black Narrows Brewery
Black Narrows Brewery and taproom are located at 4522 Chicken City Road, only 3 minutes drive from our Chincoteague bed and breakfast, Island Manor House. In fact, they’re so close, it’s only a 5 minute bike ride away – and we have bikes you can use. Even on foot, Black Narrows is an easy, maybe 20 minute walk from our Chincoteague inn.
Guests can enjoy a taste in the taproom or outside in the family-friendly atmosphere of their bier garten.
Hungry? Little Bay Seafood Market is right next door. Grab yourself some fresh steamed crab, oysters, shrimp, or whatever you fancy and enjoy it with a beer or two in the bier garten.
With rotating taps, seasonal brews, and an inventive brewmaster, you never know what you’ll discover when you visit Black Narrows.
And That’s Not All …
Black Narrows is the only brewery on the island but beer enthusiasts will be happy to know there are other sources in the area as well.
The Thirsty Mosquito is a local beer and wine shop with a wide selection of craft beers, domestic beers, and wines. – 6758 Maddox Blvd in Chincoteague
The Virginia ABC on the island, located at 4371 Pension Street, also has a nice selection of local craft beers.
3 Knots Taphouse (8 North St, Onancock, VA 23417) offers up to 30 beers on tap.
Cape Charles Brewing Company, the second craft brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, serves craft beer and locally sourced burgers, sandwiches, and other pub fare. 2198 Stone Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310