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Harry's Alehouse is Named Best American Craft Beer Bar in Virginia

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In a competition conducted by, the website for the Brewers Association, Harry’s Alehouse in Fredericksburg was named as the 2018 Best Craft Beer Bar in Virginia.

“We are delighted that our focus on high quality craft beer is being recognized after being open just over a year,” said Doug Welsh, owner of Harry’s. “We will continue to work hard and be deserving of this award as we continue to bring to the area some of the best beer in the country.”

Welsh went on to say that when he and his wife first thought of opening Harry’s it was all about the food. “We wanted to be proud of the meals we served in our community. We live here and know our customers so even though it’s called an ‘Alehouse’ it was important to have great food. But they could not ignore the beer.

Harry's Alehouse Managers

Managing Partner RB Cobean and Craft Beer Manager Trevor Sherwin head up the efforts on the Craft Beer front. They have developed relationships with the brewers and distributors that give Harry’s a leg up on being able to offer hard to get beer selections.

Recently Harry’s held a “Taste of Richmond” Craft Beer weekend in which 21 different beers from Richmond were featured on tap in one weekend. “It was a lot of work but a huge success,” said Trevor Sherwin. “People came from all over to experience Richmond craft beers in West Fred.”

This Saturday, March 17, Harry’s will be celebrating with an all-day Craft Beer Happy Hour to thank their customers for helping them to win this award. “We want everyone to know we are so thankful for their business and loyalty,” said Welsh. “Come on in and sample some great Craft Beer along with our awesome food!”

Harry’s has been nominated in three categories in the Free Lance Star’s ‘Best of the Burg’ contest for Best Restaurant in Spotsy, Best Gourmet Burger and Best Wings. Voting is now open at and Harry’s is sure to make it’s mark.

Harry’s Alehouse is located in what’s quickly becoming known as “West Fred” at Harrison Crossing in the Home Depot Center on Rte 3. They are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and for brunch on Sundays.