Celebrate Final Gravity Two Year Anniversary Party Saturday

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Credit: Final Gravity Brewing

Head over to Final Gravity on Lakeside on Saturday September 16th starting at noon as they celebrate their second anniversary with their first bottle release, limited edition glasses, and guest taps.

Here are the details from their Facebook event:

Thanks to you, we’ve been in orbit for two rotations around the sun and we’re going big this year. We’re expanding our space for the day and spilling into the back parking lot to be able to bring you:

**GUEST TAPS UPDATED**
The Veil Brewing Co.: Jimothy DIPA 8% ABV & Step Step Dad Dad Double Dry Hopped Mosaic DIPA 8.5% ABV
Oxbow Brewing Company: Grizacca American Grisette, 5% ABV
Ardent Craft Ales: Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee, 10% ABV
Triple Crossing Brewing: Clever Girl IPA, 6% ABV & Falcon Smash IPA, 7% ABV
Ocelot Brewing Company: Checkers and Chess IPA, 6.9%ABV
Kent Falls Brewing: Waymaker Brett IPA, 5.6% ABV
The Answer Brewpub: Extra Credit DIPA, 8% ABV
Prairie Artisan Ales: Birthday Bomb Imperial Stout, 13% ABV

**SPECIAL LIMITED FINAL GRAVITY RELEASES**
Foggy Notion DIPA, 8.2% ABV
Gold Foil DIPA, 8% ABV
Dark Matter BBA Stout, 11% ABV
Berliner (with rotating flavors), 5% ABV

– LIMITED FIRST TIME BOTTLE RELEASE Transparent Radiation Brett Wheat Ale Barrel Aged in Red Wine Barrels for 18 Months. Only 200 bottles available. 2 BOTTLE LIMIT

– **100 LIMITED RELEASE** Boombox Spaceman 16oz glasses for sale (one per person)

– PREMIUM FOOD TRUCKS Go Go Vegan Go and Curbside Creations Food Truck providing the fine fare

-LIVE MUSIC with Mighty Joshua going on at 3:30p and DJ’s PJ PJ Sykes and Melissa Koch begin spinning vinyl at noon

**Note: No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.**

All breweries will be tapped at the same time. Guest Breweries with multiple beers will have one beer tapped at a time.

Event ends at 6p and the brewery will close at 7p so the staff can clean up and rest up for another day.

Make sure you’re on time to snag this cool looking Boombox Spaceman glass and their first bottle release. This is as much of a reminder for me as it is for you!

Final Gravity Brewing Co.
6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

Oktoberfest Season At Strangeways Starts Tonight

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Credit: Strangeways Brewing

There is a new hat being thrown into Richmond’s Oktoberfest ring. That hat belongs to Strangeways Brewing and knowing Neil Burton’s love for the German born festival, I’m surprised it has taken them this long to have one of their own. Unlike other festivals in town, Strangeways will be celebrating through the traditional Oktoberfest season (9/16 – 10/3) plus all of October.

Check out the rest of what Strangeways has planned:

This Friday, September 15th starting at 4pm Kicks off Oktoberfest in Strangeways Outdoor Biergarten, plus the release of our brand new seasonal Oktoberfest beer FEST!

We’ll be celebrating all through the traditional Oktoberfest (Sept. 16-Oct. 3) and then we’ll just keep on going all October long. Come sit outside in our Outdoor Biergarten, and drink from liter steins just like they do in the Old Country. Strangeways Steins full of select flagship beers and our special Oktoberfest brew, FEST will be available. $13 gets you your BIG pour, or $20 gets you the liter of beer AND you get to keep your commemorative Strangeways Stein to take home.

The German Snack Shack will serving up German eats including Brats marinated in our very own Helles Frozen Over Munich Helles Lager. Be sure to pair your brät with a stein full of the Helles Frozen Over, or our newest seasonal lager FEST Oktoberfest beer for a flavorful combo.

German Snack Shack Schedule:
Friday, September 15 4-9pm
Friday, September 22 4-9pm
Saturday, September 23 noon-7pm

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oktoberfest, we will spontaneously challenge our biergarten patrons to Stein holding contests for awesome Strangeways merchandise. You never know when it will happen, so plan to come hang.

The following beers will be available in Strangeways Steins:
-FEST Oktoberfest Bier
-Helles Frozen Over Munich Helles Lager
-Albino Monkey Belgian White Ale
-Hop Howler IPA
-Woodbooger Belgian Brown Ale
-Phantasmic Belgian IPA

Celebrate Thirteen Years of St Benedict’s Oktoberfest This Weekend

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Credit: St Benedict’s Oktoberfest

Quite possibly one of Richmond’s most beloved Oktoberfest will start its thirteenth year at St Benedict’s Oktoberfest tonight Friday, September 15th at 4pm.  Check out the beer list for the weekend long event including the return of Benny & The Fest in the Hardywood tent and the new pumpkin patch. 

Pumpkin Patch – Small Truck

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Pumpkin Beer list

Hardywood Tent on Belmont Ave

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Hardywood tent

Large Truck

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Large truck list

Beers to Throw Back As You Groove At Stone’s Throw Down in RVA

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Credit: Stone Brewing Co

Stone Brewing will celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of their east coast facility here in Richmond this Saturday September 9th starting at noon with a party on Brown’s Island full of live music and independent craft beer as unique and dynamic as Richmond itself.

Stone’s Throw Down in RVA was born out of Stone’s desire to enrich their fan’s experiences with their beers and sought to curate bands for the festival that complimented the beers.

So which beers go best with the bands performing on the island? That’s the exact question I posed to a few people at Stone. Here are their responses:

Daylen Dalrymple, Marketing Communications Manager

Sometimes contrast is just as important in creating a complementary beer pairing. such is the case with Northern Virginia’s Pontiak, whose​ hypnotic sludgy jams are an ideal counterpart to the crisp, refreshing, yet still bitter Stone Delicious IPA. Seeing this band Live is pretty unbelievable, sort of like the reaction we get when we tell people that Stone Delicious IPA is actually gluten reduced!

Ethan Anderson, VP of Marketing

I’d pair Stone Ripper with JEFF The Brotherhood. It’s a San Diego style pale ale inspired by the coastal surf scenes of Australia and So Cal. Psychedelic garage rock pairs perfectly with that rippin’ swell of hops. Of course, they have a song called ‘Ripper’ too, so I guess we shouldn’t overlook that.

Jeff Martin, Director of Brewing Operations, East Coast

I’ll be pairing Stone Go To IPA with No BS! Brass Band on Saturday. Thumping beats with horns are delivered with R&B stylings by No BS! Brass Band. It’s a sound that most of us are familiar with and recognize from our schooldays yet it’s been expanded into something new and different. Stone Go To IPA is the perfect pair. It’s a lower ABV session IPA that stuns you with its surprisingly bold flavor. Just like the band’s infectious tunes, you can definitely kick back more than one of these!

Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO

Pair the definitive West Coast IPA that birthed a generation of hop fanatics with the furious East Coast funk of Boston-born Lettuce and you get the ultimate combination of ICONIC and BIONIC.  Blistering bass, punctuating horns, righteously dank and lingeringly bitter.  Music and beer swirl in some new zombie-apocalyptic strain of DNA that will spawn a new funkin’ IPA army for the now.

Here is the full lineup of artists performing Saturday:

Tickets for the all ages festival are $10/person; free admission for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.

Head over to the Facebook event for updates and more details including pre- and after-parties.

 

East Coast Covenant Tickets On Sale Friday

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

I hope your clicker finger is ready. Tickets for Triple Crossing’s East Coast Covenant Beer Festival go on sale this Friday September 8th at 10am online here.

Here is everything you will need to know:

This festival will showcase 24 of some of the best breweries on the East Coast. We will be utilizing the entire Fulton brewery for this event and splitting the event into two 400 ticket sessions. Tickets are $75/each and will guarantee you one 4oz pour from each of the 24 breweries attending. Along with the ticket you will receive a limited edition ECC glass and a custom can tote bag.

On the day of the event we will also be releasing three separate cans and our first Proximity Project Wild Ale Series Beer. Purchase of an East Coast Covenant ticket secures you the ability to buy the following items on the day of the event:

  • Battle Creek DIPA – 1 – 4 pack
  • DDH Clever Girl IPA – 1 – 4 pack
  • Waxing Poetic 100% Raspberry – 1 – 4 pack
  • Proximity Project – 1 Year Old Wild Ale Series Bottle

There will be two sessions on 11/11/2017:

  • Session 1 – 12PM – 3:30PM (400 people)
  • Session 2 – 5PM – 8:30PM (400 people)

Tickets

  • Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 8 at 10am at $75+ per ticket exclusively ONLINE at Brown Paper Tickets.
  • Each ticket will guarantee a 4oz pour from every brewery, ECC Glass, ECC Can Tote, reservation to purchase TC can releases and wild ale series bottle.
  • Food and other merchandise are not included in the ticket price.
  • Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • You will be allowed to buy 4x ticket per person. Every guest MUST be present with the ticket purchaser. Each guest must have their ID in order to enter the venue.
  • This event will be 100% Will Call the day of the event. No physical tickets will be present.
  • Designated Driver tickets will be $3 plus fees and sales tax. DD attendees will not receive glassware or tote. DD tickets only grant purchasers the ability to enter the venue. DD attendees may purchase merchandise and food but will receive no beer pours or packaged product.

Food

  • We will be dialing up some quick pizzas from our pizza kitchen and catering from Elwood Thompson’s. All food sales are separate from ticket sales.

Merchandise Available

  • We will also have limited t-shirts and limited edition posters available for sale with East Coast Covenant branding.

Volunteers

  • Please e-mail info@triplecrossingbeer.com if you are interested in volunteering for the event.

Parking

  • Please try to carpool and utilizing ride sharing if possible.

Other details to be announced:

  • Music

Participating Breweries

Head over to the Facebook event to stay up to date on the festival.

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