Fifth Annual RVA Beeristoric Tour Tickets On Sale At Strangeways Today

Outside Yuengling beer caves; Credit: Richmond Beeristoric

Outside Yuengling beer caves; Credit: Richmond Beeristoric

The fifth annual RVA Beeristoric Tour, the final event of RVA Beer Week, has been set for Sunday November 9th. Tickets will go on sale today Monday October 20th at Strangeways when they open at 4pm at 6pm.  I promise you these tickets will sell out early as they do every year so don’t wait if you want to be on the bus.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in RVA Beer Week


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Kick It With Center of the Universe At WingFest Sunday

Center of the Universe will supply the suds to go along with a day filled with chicken wings at the 17th St Farmers Market for the Kickin’ Chicken WingFest tomorrow Sunday October 19th starting at noon.  This festival will be the exlusive debut for COTU’s bourbon and port barrel aged stout, Shut Up.

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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Festivals


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Saturday: Who’s Your Soledaddy? Virginia Black Bear On The Loose. Ryes Of The Pumpkin.

Today Saturday October 18th is brought to you by the letter “R” and the number “3” as in three beer releases.

Soledad Beer Release at Strangeways — Noon

Strangeways will release their latest beer, Soledad, at noon today October 18th with limited bottle (approx 333) sales.  Soledad is a rum barrel aged tripel brewed in tribute to Gabriel García Márquez.

SOLEDAD (8% abv~25 IBU) <Rum Barrel Aged>

Venezuelan rum barrels were delivered to Strangeways on the day of Gabriel García Márquez’s death, April 17, 2014. Known affectionately as Gabo, and of whom the Columbian president called “the greatest Columbian who ever lived”, we brewed a unique tribute beer to honor the life of this tremendous literary artist who wrote the Nobel Prize winning novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (Soledad means Solitude).

Under no established style guidelines, Soledad was crafted entirely with South American cuisine in mind, and everything from the fruits to the yeast were specially chosen based on traditional recipes from the continent. Columbian bananas, toasted coconut, Piloncillo raw cane sugar, passion fruit, mamey sapote, and fresh mangoes were all used in the process, and the elixir went through nearly half a year of aging on Venezualan rum barrels.

The rich taste is fruity and tropical with touches of hoppy citrus and spice, complemented with mysterious shadows of coconut and chocolate and, of course, rum!

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

Virginia Black Bear On The Loose at Lickinghole Creek — Noon

Did you ever wonder how Lickinghole Creek’s Enlightened Despot tasted before it was aged in bourbon barrels? Well, LCCB is releasing the base beer for Despot, Virginia Black Bear Russian Imperial Stout.

Ryes of the Pumpkin at Hardywood — 4PM

This year’s barrel aged pumpkin beer from Hardywood comes in the form of Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin replacing Rum Pumpkin. Head Brewer, Brian Nelson explains the reason for the change, “Barrel aging requires time.  Our rum barrels are supplied by a Peruvian distillery, so when the distiller needed to give the rum another month in the barrels, our schedule was pushed back as a result.  When the rum is done, the barrels open up for us to do our thing.”

Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Jim Beam rye whiskey barrels.

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in RVA Beer


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Coronado Brewing Sneaks Into The Answer Brewpub Tonight

Check out this mini tap takeover at The Answer Brewpub tonight Wednesday October 15th starting at 4pm.

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 October 15, 2014 in Tap Takeover


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Enter The Forbidden Dragon Dinner With Hardywood At Fat Dragon Next Tuesday

Check out the menu for the Hardywood Beer Dinner at Fat Dragon coming next Tuesday October 21st at 6:30pm.  Guests will take home a special edition 375ml bottle of Forbidden, Hardywood’s collaboration with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Hardywood Forbidden Dragon Dinner Fat Dragon 102114

The cost for the dinner is $50/person plus tax and tip.  Reserve your spot by calling the restaurant at (804) 354-9888 or emailing

Fat Dragon
1200 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-9888

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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Beer Dinner


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Commercial Taphouse Reopens As Part Of The Mekong Family Friday

After a little sprucing up, Commercial Taphouse will reopen their doors as part of the Mekong family tomorrow Friday October 10th starting at 4pm.  Here are some photos from last night’s media preview.

Commercial Taphouse
111 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Restaurants


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Taste The Forbidden Dragon Fruit At Hardywood Today

Head over to Hardywood today Saturday October 4th at 2pm for the release of Forbidden. The beer was brewed in honor of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ exclusive U.S. showing of Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures From The Palace Museum, Beijing.

Hardywood Forbidden is a Belgian white ale integrated with red dragon fruit to produce a subtle and pleasant sweetness in the flavor and aroma. The dragon fruit amazingly changes the beer’s appearance to a bright pink color befitting of the rich culture of the Forbidden City. ABV 6.5%, 20 IBU.

Take a look this video detailing the idea behind this collaboration.

Live music from Arizal, Grass Panther, Gull, and Lobo Marino; food trucks all day. Head over to the Facebook event for more information and updates.


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Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Hardywood


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