Beer Drinks

Legend Brewery Co.

Legend, wait for it…Brewery!

Legend Brewing Co. is located in up and coming Historic Old Manchester. Legend made the Travel Channel’s ‘Top Seven Beer Destinations’ in Virginia, it was also the winner of the Richmond Magazine “Best of 2016”, and has a feature episode on “Untapped VA”. Established in 1994, it is one of the oldest craft breweries in town, and one of the few offering both Lagers and Ales. Back then, it was known as a microbrewery; now it is a ‘Brew Pub’ and full service restaurant.

legend-2When you visit, we recommend trying one of their “Year-Round” offerings and one of their seasonal/limited release flights. And don’t forget the food. Their German sausage is fantastic and do not go to Legend without getting the pretzel and beer cheese sauce. Trust me.  We tasted many great beer options ranging from their most popular, award winning (Grand Champion at the United States Beer Tasting Championship, just to name one), Legend Brown Ale to a lighter beer flavored with bananas We were able to choose our favorites, listed below. We would love for you to visit and let us know if you agree!

Golden IPA -Legend Golden is a big, full-bodied version of the traditional English IPA with the perfect balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. A great alternative to the super hoppy American west coast IPAs that have flooded the market.

Porter -The English working man’s beer. A unique brewing practice allows us to achieve a remarkable flavor profile, by marrying flavors of chocolate, coffee, as well as raisin, and caramel.

Brown Ale– Expect a rich, malt-forward brew with a beautiful mahogany tone. Generous amounts of specialty malts bring flavors of sweet caramel, toasted nuts, coffee, and molasses, all perfectly balanced by cautious hop dryness. Fruity undertones provided by our house yeast strain bring the final flavor element to round out this world class ale

Finally, a must-do at Legend is to take a seat and have a beer on their famous patio overlooking the James River and Richmond skyline where they have live music each Sunday during warm weather. One of the best patio views in all of RVA!

photo credit: Richmond Times Dispatch


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321 West 7th Street
Richmond, VA 23224

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