Join in on the yearly celebration of Richmond’s craft beer scene during RVA Beer Week (November 1 – 9). Since everyone knows Richmond loves festivals, here are couple festival and tasting events to check out.
Sunday November 2nd
Autumn Bottom Brews — 12 – 5PM
Enjoy Virginia’s finest craft beers at the 4th Annual Autumn Bottom Brews festival Sunday November 2nd from 12-5pm at the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market. Autumn Bottom Brews brings together Virginia’s top breweries for a day of full of food, drink, music and fun. You’ll find special limited release seasonal beers from 18 different Virginia breweries including:
Apocalypse – Lustful Maiden
Ardent – IPA
Bold Rock – VA Apple Cider
Center of the Universe – Monkey’s Uncle
Devils Backbone – Schwartz Bier
Extra Billy’s – Hoptrick
Hardywood – Pils
Isley – Stunt Dubbel Pumpkin
Legend – Winter White
Lickinghole Creek – Gentleman Farmer
Midnight – Not My Job Brown Ale
O’Connor – Great Dismal Black IPA
Rusty Beaver – Roy’s Big Bad Brown
Starr Hill – Starr Pils
Strangeways – Phantasmic IPA
Sunkey City – Steamboat
Three Brothers – Festbier
Triple Crossing – IPA
Beer samples are just $2 each, so you’ll be able to taste them all! Full pours will also be available for $6. Cash or credit will be accepted and there’s an ATM on site. Autumn Bottom Brews is the best place to discover your new favorite Virginia craft beer!
Some of Richmond’s favorite restaurants and food trucks will be here too, with fresh local offerings that pair perfectly with your favorite brew:
River City Wood Fire Pizza – freshly baked wood fire pizza with choice of toppings
Halligan’s – pulled pork & chicken barbecue sandwiches and platters
The Savory Grain – Dry Rub Roasted Chicken Wing with house BBQ beer glaze; plus spinach, artichoke & beer dip with tortilla chips
The Boardwalk – Hot dogs, hamburgers and cheesesteaks
Enjoy live music throughout the day from some of Richmond’s best musical talent including The Sweater Band (12-2pm) and Andrew Alli & the 5th Street Hospital Band (3-5pm).
While you’re here, get an early start on your holiday shopping at our expanded craft & fresh food market featuring local art, clothing, jewelry, gourmet snacks and more.
The 4th Annual Autumn Bottom Brews festival comes to the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe on Sunday, November 2 from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is free, food and beverages available for purchase. Produced by The Enrichmond Foundation and sponsored by Brown Distributing and the Friends of 17th Street Farmers’ Market. See you there!
Saturday November 8th
Beer Extravaganza at Southern Season — 2 – 5PM
Head over to Southern Season Saturday, November 8th from 2-5 pm for their Beer Extravaganza. There will be various local and national craft breweries, and cideries to sample as well as food vendors, home brew accessory vendors, and live music. They will also have a “Sip From the Porron” area where for $1 donation to Share the Food, you can try your hand at drinking Spanish cider from the porron, a traditional Spanish pitcher. Giveaways will be done periodically over the three hour time period and the winners of the home brew contest will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Center of the Universe
Roanoke Valley Imports
Jerry’s Backyard BBQ
Mad Hatter Hot Sauce
Virginia Diner Peanuts
Sweet Sour and Salty Co.
Bone Doctors BBQ Sauce
You can buy your ticket online here.
2250 Staples Mill Rd
Richmond, VA 23230