Some of the best ideas are hatched over a few (or more) beers. Friends Shawn Childers and Jim Lantry put that saying to the test when in 2015 they opened Chesapeake’s first brewery. The brewery’s namesake comes from Shawn’s 1955 Chevy panel truck, affectionately named “Big Ugly”. The space was designed with exposed equipment, so guests know they are in a working brewery.
The menu has expanded from 4 beers on opening day to over 20 today, with a large selection of beers available to take home in 16oz cans and crowlers. As well as multiple Big Bold Barrel Aged Beer releases throughout the year. Brewers Evan Lantry and Billy Simmons work to regularly add new items to the menu and create recipes that are crowd pleasers for our neighbors, friends and those traveling through Chesapeake. Many of these brews have won awards locally, in the state, and nationally.
The 6,000 square foot facility features a mezzanine, large outdoor patio, large front yard, and room to host celebrations for birthdays, weddings, baby showers and much more. There is a large focus on giving back, notably to the St. Baldricks Foundation, 31 Heroes, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, Chesapeake SPCA, and numerous local events/charities.
Operating right out of the Big Ugly taproom Tuesday- Saturday. We are a small batch, locally owned coffee roasting company proudly located in Chesapeake, Virginia.
From sourcing to roasting, we value bold flavors and drinkability in every cup and work hard to bring you the highest quality every time we roast.
Our Coffee shop is located in Big Ugly Brewing. We Have partnered with them to utilize and support each other.
Tuesday through Friday: 8am - Noon
Saturday: 8am - 11:30
Klassic Doughnuts: Every Friday from 6am-Noon
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