pronounced "cash-ul"

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!

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday-Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-9 pm
Saturday 2-9 pm
Sunday 12-5 pm

VOTE FOR THE VANGUARD!

It’s time for the 2020 Savor Virginia’s Best Readers Choice Contest awards, and we’ve been nominated in several categories. You can help us come out on top! You can vote once a day through 10/15 here.

the vanguard offers full food menu in addition to
our beer and spirits, plus live music most nights!

CRAFT BEER

Some of the best beer you will ever have in your life is here at Caiseal!

SPIRITS

Vodka, gin, and single malt liquors
-- all distilled on-site!

LIVE MUSIC

Enjoy some amazing music
with us today!

FULL RESTAURANT

Have a bite to eat with us while enjoying your beer or spirits!

SEPTEMBER IS VIRGINIA SPIRITS MONTH!
GET ON THE ROAD OR HOP ON A TRAIL!

#VASpiritsRoadshow

Fall 2019 Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow Festivals

September 28, 2019 (12-5 pm)
Fredericksburg – A. Smith Bowman Distillery

November 16, 2019 (12-5 pm)
Charlottesville – IX Art Park

December 6, 2019 (5-9 pm)
Richmond – Science Museum of Virginia

Visit VirginiaSpirits.org for more information and tickets.

#ToastTheCoastVA

The Vanguard is a featured stop on both the 4 Taps 4 Cities brewery trail and the 3 Barrels 3 Cities distillery trail sponsored by Toast the Coast VA.

Stop by, enjoy some Caiseal Beer & Spirits, and get your Toast the Coast passport stamped to redeem for free Toast the Coast gear.

Visit ToastTheCoastVA.com to download your passport and for more information.

#VASpiritsTrail #VASpirits

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.