Chesapeake’s only brewery is the lovely Big Ugly Brewing Company. The brewery’s interior makes use of vintage motorcycles, car parts and a VW van for seating. Unique beers to enjoy include Steady As She Gose, Ape Hanger Russian Imperial Stout, Rockers IPA, and Split Window Saison.
Note: A visit to Big Ugly can be easily added to the beginning a daytrip to Norfolk breweries, but a motor vehicle is required to reach it. It’s roughly a 25-minute drive.