Snow’s Off. New Beers Back At Strangeways And Hardywood Today

That little blizzard delayed a couple of beer outings from last week but the soup’s back on as they say at Strangeways and Hardywood today Saturday January 30th.

Hinterlander Barleywine Release at Strangeways — 11AM

Strangeways Hinterlander

11% ABV~62 IBU
Available in 375 ml bottles + Draft

We’re also doing a special on CAN-ABLES just for Hinterlander. Take it to go in a 32 oz. Crowler and we’ll give you the CAN-ABLE for FREE!

Starving of Thirst

From a legend whose origins are traced to Native American Algonquian peoples come tales of an enormous creature known as the Wendigo. Possessing characteristics part human and part monster, these beasts were said to emerge from people indulging in the ancient taboo of cannibalism. These malevolent, supernatural beings possessed great spiritual power, and were strongly associated with winter, coldness, famine, and starvation. Embodiments of gluttony, greed, and sheer excess, these Hinterlanders were never satisfied after consuming a person, and were constantly on the prowl for fresh victims in attempts to quench their lustful, never-ending desires. This barleywine, aged a solid year in oak barrels with Black Mission figs, exudes similar powers, calling one on a hunt to quench an unstoppable thirst. Savor the debauchery that is The Hinterlander.

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout at Hardywood — 2PM

Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo 2016

An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.

Tasting room opens at 2pm for Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout bottles (4 bottles per customer), draft, Lampligher Roasting Company on site sampling fresh pour overs, food from Shamasuki, Slideways Mobile Bistroand Smokie JOE’S BBQ.

Arcade Night at Hardywood Park from 2-9pm~

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Posted by on January 30, 2016 in RVA Beer


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Make A Burger Date With Ardent Craft Ales At Station 2 Tonight

Check this out tonight. Oh and gluten free folks, take special note of that pin!

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Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Tap Takeover


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Best Chance To Secure Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot Bottles Starts At 11AM Today

LCCB DespotDay 2016Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will hold their annual release (AKA Despot Day) of Enlightened Despot on Saturday, March 5th. This year LCCB is selling tickets to allow you to lock down an allotment of bottles (limit is 6 bottles/person).

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Posted by on January 18, 2016 in RVA Beer


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Join Up With Stone Brewing As They Crawl Through Town Tonight

Stone Brewing RVA

Credit: Stone Brewing RVA

Richmond, do you want to meet Stone Brewing’s co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner? Well, tonight December 4th is your chance. They will hitting three stops around town for a Richmond Pub Crawl starting at 6pm.

Here are the stops they will be making along with the Stone beers on at each location.

6PM — The Answer Brewpub

Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
Delicious IPA
Coffee Milk Stout
Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

8PM — Lady N’awlins Cajun Cafe

Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
Ruination 2.0 Double IPA
Xocoveza Milk Stout

10PM — The Cask Cafe

Sorry Not Sorry IPA (Collab with 4 Hands & Bale Breaker)
Stochasticity Project Graniac

Get out there and welcome these guys to Richmond as they ramp up to the opening of their East Coast brewery!


Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Pub Crawl, Uncategorized


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Portrait House’s Final Beer Event Is Sour Soirée 2 Tonight

Portrait House Sour Soiree 2It’s the vinyl countdown til Portrait House shuts its doors for good. Head over tonight Thursday November 19th starting at 5pm as they go out on a high note with all the sours they could find.

Gather together to celebrate the world of funky and sour beers and converse about their various attributes. An all vinyl dj set will be provided later in the evening by the talented DJ BillyCrystalFingers.

Draft List:
The Bruery Oude Tart
New Belgium Le Terroir
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Farm to Face
Evil Twin Ryan & the Gosling
Evil Twin Mission Gose
Tilquin Gueuze
De Proef Wekken Sour
Smartmouth Lactobacillusaurus
Champion Commoner Sour Saison
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Boon Kriek
Bullfrog Sacre Bleu
Txopinondo Sagarnoa Cider
Perennial Pineapple Kumquat Berliner Weisse
Potter’s Raspberry Brett Cider
J Wakefield Stush Berliner Weisse
Petrus Aged Pale
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Uncategorized


Give To FeedMore And Get In On Ardent Craft Ales Friendsgiving Feast Next Thursday

Ardent Friendsgiving 111915Richmond, there is still plenty of time for you to get on the Thanksgiving feast Ardent Craft Ales is hosting next Thursday November 19th. All you have to do is donate five canned goods to the FeedMore bins at the brewery to secure your spot.

The Friendsgiving Feast will be cooked by some of the area’s most talented chefs from the following restaurants:

Don’t Look Back
The Daily
Fat Dragon
Union Market
Urban Tavern

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

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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Dinners


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Screens ‘n’ Suds’ Seventh Annual Big Event At The Answer Brewpub. VIP Tickets On Sale Later Today

Screens N Suds & The Answer BrewpubScreens ‘n’ Suds 7th annual Big Event returns to The Answer Brewpub on Saturday December 5th at 2pm. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit National MS Society as well as other charities to be named later. As always, there will be awesome screen printed art for sale, live music, and delicious craft beer including the return of SnS’ small batch series.

Screens ‘n’ Suds 2014 Small Batch Series consisted of seven beers:

  • Hardywood Park – Sixtel – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with berries; (base beer is same as the much-lauded Trickery)
  • Lickinghole Creek/Champion Collaboration – Procrastination – Belgian Pale Ale
  • O’Connor Brewing – Ibrick – Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout
  • Strangeways Brewing – The Wyld Sisters – 3 American Wild Ales, each with a different Brettanomyces yeast strain
    Olivia – Blackberry Wild Sour Ale
    Portia – Raspberry Wild Sour Ale
    Beatrice – Mixed Berry Wild Sour Ale
  • Three Brothers – Contortoise – Turtle candy-inspired Imperial Brown Ale

Details for the 2015 series have not been finalized but will likely include draft only offerings from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Brothers Craft Brewing.

Also returning this year is the VIP Speakeasy featuring tastes from rare bottles donated by members of the local beer community.  Tickets for the speakeasy will go on sale at 3pm today Wednesday November 11th here and include:

  • All-you-can-eat buffet from The Answer Brewpub kitchen!
  • Unlimited beverage samples
  • Private acoustic performance from members of the Trongone Band
  • Commemorative stemware glass
  • Special pricing on select Screens ‘n’ Suds merchandise
  • Exclusive raffle items specially selected for our VIPs
  • Special rare and vintage beers not available at the downstairs bar!

The cost for the tickets will be $50/person. The speakeasy sold out early last year so get your ticket now while you can by keeping an eye on the Eventbrite link to purchase.

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

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Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Festivals


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