Become Part Of The Sideshow At Strangeways This Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step this way and enter into the lab that is Strangeways Brewing.

Come see the crazy cast of misfits that have helped build Strangeways’ quirky brand. Marvel at Kirk Thor’s metal bending ways. Can you stand the heat of Daddy G’s Salsa? Look for Barf Comics’ characters jump to life from shirts and case packs.

All of this and more inside the tent at Strangeways Sideshow Expo Saturday February 28th from Noon to 4pm:

Do you dare enter? Are you strange enough?

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in RVA Beer


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Saison Market Introduces Growler Happy Hour Just In Time For Your Snow Prep

Just in case you forgot something as part of your snow prep. Saison Market has a deal for you, each and everyday.

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Catch Up With Stone’s Mitch Steele At Capital Ale House Tonight

Stone Brewing logoBy now you’ve heard that Stone Brewing has select Richmond as the home of their East Coast brewery and restaurant.  The facility won’t open its doors until 2016 but you can catch up with Stone’s brewmaster Mitch Steele as he makes a stop at Capital Ale House Downtown. Grab a seat in the music hall tonight Wednesday February 25th starting 6pm as he gives a short talk on IPAs.

Cap Ale will have eight Stone beers on tap for the occasion:

Stone IPA
Stone Go To IPA
Stone Delicious IPA
Arrogant Bastard
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Stochasticity Quad
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Bang Bang — bourbon barrel aged red ale

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Capital Ale House
623 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Tap Takeover


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Show Garden Grove Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Head over to Garden Grove Brewing in Carytown today Saturday February 14th for their grand opening as the 100th Virginia brewery.

Here is what they will have on tap for the grand opening starting at noon:

The Farmhouse — Belgian Saison (ABV 6%;  IBUs 36;  O.G. 1.052;  12oz $6)
A delicious blend of fruit and spice on a barley, wheat, and rye base. This ale cherishes and toys with the Saison tradition.

The Knight — Belgian Triple (ABV 9.1%;  IBUs 32;  O.G. 1.080;   10oz $7)
Esters and Phenols take flight at 9.1% ABV with the right amount of malt character to keep it grounded.

Southern Hemi India Pale Ale  (ABV 7.1%;  IBUs 60;  O.G. 1.068;   12oz  $7)
This IPA featuring hops entirely from New Zealand and Australia introduces a fruit forward hop character completely unique from West Coast, East Coast, and British IPAs.  The malt character is rich yet the beer is still dry and crisp ensuring that the hops are the star attraction.

Ronnie’s Red Ale  (ABV 6.8%;  IBUs 56;  O.G. 1.065;   12oz $6)
Our British red ale is an exercise in malt and hop excess.  The malt and hop characters are in a battle to be the stars.

Carytown Brown  (ABV 5.6%;  IBUs 36;  O.G. 1.054;   12oz $5)
A British style brown with an American twist.  Clean, drinkable with a restrained bitterness but quite rich in caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Nutella and peanut butter on toast.

Solera Stout (ABV 8%;  IBUs 58;  O.G. 1.072;   10 oz $6)
We aim to have an ever evolving complex Imperial Stout reminiscent of a fine port by using the Solera System.  We generally blend in up to 10% of older vintages of our Imperial Stout into the most recent batch in the fermenter.

Honey Sparkler (ABV 8%;  IBUs  0;  O.G. 1.066;   10oz $7)
A confused soul that is reminiscent of a fine sparkling wine.  Our Sparkler is formulated with white sorghum, orange blossom honey and finished with a touch of the French hop variety Strisselpalt to heighten the fruity aromas. Great acidity, effervescence, fruit, and delicious honey flavors make it thirst quenching. Gluten Free.

Take a look inside the brewery from my time during the soft opening.

Check out Garden Grove’s Facebook event for more details on the grand opening.

Garden Grove Brewing Company
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221

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Posted by on February 14, 2015 in RVA Beer


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Fuss Over Some Pumpkin Peach Ale And Help Virginia Craft Brewers Guild At Strangeways Today

Sniff, swirl, and sip your beer. Strangeways won’t mind you being as pretentious as you want to be.

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Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Uncategorized


Don’t Miss Hardywood Milkman & Cigar City Milkmaid Collaboration Release Saturday

Hardywood Milkman Cigar City MilkmaidHardywood and Cigar City have joined forces to create two original milk stouts — Milkman and Milkmaid.

With its full body, palate coating viscosity, and a hefty 13.5% ABV, The Milkman is a beer to be reckoned with. Heaps of chocolate malts and a massive addition of gourmet cocoa nibs meld with a generous dose of milk sugar to satisfy the biggest chocolate craving. Available on draft at the brewery and in 750mL bottles to go (limit 2 bottles per guest, no growler fills).

The Milkmaid displays a copper to amber color, surprising and delighting your olfactory senses and tastebuds with the unmistakable roasted and chocolate notes of a stout. Cocoa nibs from Ghana and Ecuador impart hints of espresso and roast, while a unique combination of hop varieties adds layers of dark chocolate and licorice. 7%ABV Available in 750mL bottles to go only (limit 2 bottles per guest).

These stouts will be available for the first time anywhere Saturday January 24th starting at 2pm. A sweeping lineup of Hardywood and Cigar City beers will join these two new stouts to create an event not to be missed.

Check out the tap list and locations as detailed by Hardywood.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in Hardywood


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The Answer Brewpub Revealed With Awesome Takeover Friday

The Answer Brewery RevealThe Answer Brewpub will reveal their brewery to the public for the first time Friday January 23rd.  They are celebrating by tapping some special beers with undoubtedly some surprises thrown in.

Here are the beers they will tap starting at 4pm:

Allagash Currant Affair
Goose Island BCBS
Foothills Sexual Chocolate
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
Firestone Walker Sucaba
Schneider Weisse Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
Gueuze Tilquin
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Hardywood Trickery
Hardywood 2012 GBS
Hardywood 2013 GBS
Hardywood 2014 GBS
Hardywood Bourbon GBS
Hardywood Rum Barrel Saison – Wild Sour Pumpkin Ale
Hardywood Vanilla Raspberry Stout
Hardywood Pineapple Great Return
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Peach Habanero IPA
Cigar City Hotter than Helles
Cigar City Cubano Espresso
Birrificio Del Ducato Beersel Mattina – blend with 18 months lambic

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in RVA Beer


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