Caiseal Beer & Spirits are brewed and distilled at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery, an historic former National Guard Armory in Hampton, VA. Our name, Caiseal, is the Gaelic term for “ring fortress”.
Enjoy one of the dozen or more craft beers available daily or try one of our signature spirits, either on its own or combined with your favorite mixer.
Visit our Distillery Store & Tasting Room
Come sample our vodka, gin and single malt liquors — all distilled on-site — and let us know which ones are your favorites. Learn more about the distilling process and our signature spirits from our knowledgeable Tasting Room manager, and purchase your favorites by the bottle!
**WHILE THE VANGUARD REMAINS OPEN, THE TASTING ROOM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS.
the vanguard offers full food menu in addition to
our beer and spirits, plus live music most nights!
Virginia is home to the first distilled spirits in America. The Vanguard is one of 28 distilleries on the Virginia Spirits Trail, from the Blue Ridge to the Chesapeake Bay, to our bustling city streets, and everywhere in between. Explore the birthplace of American spirits.
Collect ten stamps from participating distilleries for a free t-shirt.
Visit VirginiaSpirits.org to download your passport and for more information.