The Brewery

Champion Brewing Company is Charlottesville's most progressive brewery, producing a wide variety of ales in two locations: our Downtown Tap Room and our Belmont Production Facility. Constantly rotating taps and one-off beers in the Tap Room are served in a lively and fun environment, with games, an outdoor patio, and a regular rotation of the best food trucks in the area. 

Our Production Facility, aka the Missile Factory, pumps out large volumes of cans and kegs of our flagship beers and seasonals on a 30-barrel brewhouse from Premier Stainless Systems.

beer cans

The Beer

We strive to produce a balance of traditionally inspired styles and newer, more interesting experimental beers. They include:


65 IBU, 7% ABV

An American India Pale Ale, with firm bitterness and intense citrusy hop aromas. Made with 2-row pale ale malt and dry-hopped with Simcoe, Cascade, Summit, and more for the full experience of an American IPA.


22 IBU, 5% ABV

A hybrid-style beer, this ale is fermented at lager temperatures that produce a clean, bright beer, with mild hop characteristics and irresistable drinkability. 2-row pale malt and Vienna malt combine with Hallertau hops.


45 IBU, 6% ABV

This smooth, full-bodied nectar is a middle ground between a dry stout and an imperial stout. Made with wheat and chocolate malt for low bitterness and round mouthfeel. Made with our friends Against Me!

Tart Berliner Weisse:

4 IBU, 3% ABV

A traditional sour wheat ale inspired by the german original. Made with wheat and pale malt, this beer is refreshing and quaffable with flavors of sourdough and citrus fruit.

Pacecar Porter:

37 IBU, 5% ABV

A Robust Porter with flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee with a soft, creamy finish. Pale malt and English Goldings hops provide subtle hop character and moderate bitterness.


85 IBU, 8.5% ABV

We took our Missile IPA and turned it up to 11. A double load of hops lends intoxicating citrus aromatics to balance high alcohol heat. Finishes with smooth residual sweetness. We have liftoff.


4 IBU, 5% ABV

A rare German style, the gose is a slightly tart wheat ale made with salt during the brewing process. Our version has flavors of melon with yeast esters and a firm finish provided by Himalayan pink sea salt.


65 IBU, 7% ABV

This West-Coast style Rye IPA was made with legendary punk band NOFX and is sure to stick. Brewed with spicy rye and a boatload of Simcoe and Falconer's Flight hops, this is one dank pale ale.

Visit / Contact


324 6th St. SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

434-295-BREW (2739)

Monday: 5-9
Tuesday: 5-9
Wednesday: 5-9
Thursday: 4-11
Friday: 4-11
Saturday: 1-11
Sunday: 1-6

Not available for Private Events or Rentals

From 64E:
Take Exit 121 for 20S. Turn right on 20S/Monticello Ave. Continue through until 2nd light at Monticello and Avon. Right on Avon St. Left at first light onto Garrett St. 2nd right off of Garrett onto 6th St. SE. Brewery doors on the right.

From 64W:
Take Exit 120 for 5th St. Turn left on 5th street. Proceed through 2 lights and take a right on Elliott at the third light. From Elliott, turn left on 6th St. SE. Proceed through two cross streets, Monticello and then Garrett. Brewery doors on the right.

Walking from the Downtown Mall:
EITHER: Proceed east on the mall, through the Pavilion, and turn right to cross the Belmont Bridge. Turn right on Garrett and then right again on 6th St. SE. Brewery doors on the right.

Walk south on 4th St. past The Melting Pot and cross Water St. Walk under the train tracks. Left on Garrett, left on 6th St. SE. Brewery doors on the right.

Due to space and safety restrictions, we do not currently offer tours or special accommodations for groups.