Scott’s Addition To Get A Little Strangeways

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Strangeways Brewing announced to today that they will be be opening their third location at 3110 W Leigh St in Scott’s Addition. This location is a block down from Ardent Craft Ales and directly across from Circuit Arcade Bar. This marks the ninth libation provider to call Scott’s Addition home.

You can keep up with Strangeways Scott’s Addition on Facebook here. Read more in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

Strangeways Brewing is Expanding with 3rd Location in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition Neighborhood

RICHMOND, VA (November 26, 2018) – Strangeways Brewing has signed a lease in the heart of Scott’s Addition at 3110 West Leigh Street, marking its third brewery and tasting room facility in Virginia.

Strangeways will continue to operate its tasting room and private event facility at 2277A Dabney Road, and just last year opened a new facility in owner Neil Burton’s hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia, at 350 Lansdowne Road.

Making it easier for tourists and locals alike to visit its facility while spending time in the densely packed local craft beverage and restaurant scene that Scott’s Addition is famous for was just one of the reasons owner Neil Burton gave for opening Strangeways’ new location.  “We are excited to help play a part in Virginia’s local tourism economy, utilize as many local ingredients in beers and in snacks as we can, and employ more people,” said Burton.

The new location, situated in Scott’s Addition directly across from Circuit Arcade Bar and in the same building housing SMoHK Real Southern Food, will have more than 4,000 square feet and a sizable outdoor patio.  As with its other two facilities, Strangeways will showcase a large assortment of different beer styles including lagers, IPA’s, Belgian styles, sours, and dark beers.  Strangeways also is in the process of producing cider to bring a gluten reduced option to their patrons.

Stay tuned for more information regarding when Strangeways Brewing RVA-Scott’s Addition plans to open their doors.

This is the third location for Strangeways Brewing, which opened in Henrico County in 2013.  The original Richmond and Fredericksburg breweries will continue to produce beers on their 20-barrel and 10-barrel systems respectively, and operate its award winning tasting rooms.

For special announcements and up-to-date news, like us on Facebook at Strangeways Brewing RVA-Scott’s Addition, follow us on Instagram at strangewayssa, and tweet us @StrangewaysSA.

For additional information from Strangeways Brewing contact:  Cassandra Bard, Event & Social Media Manager 434.960.3617 or cassandra@StrangewaysBrewing.com

  • Fredericksburg Tasting Room and Brewery located at 350 Lansdowne Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Richmond Tasting Room and Brewery located at 2277A Dabney Road, Richmond, VA 23230

Both Tasting Rooms Open Daily: Monday–Thursday noon-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 11am-8pm

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brb, Beer Bloggers Conference 2018: Loudoun County, VA

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It is 8am and I am on a train to Baltimore and I couldn’t be any more excited! Way back when I started this blog, I learned of the existence of the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. I have always wanted to attend but for various reasons I never could.

This year must have been fate because BBC2018 is in Loudoun County, VA. There was no way I was going turn down this chance (cue: Hamilton not throwing away my shot).

But why am I on a train to Baltimore? Oh yeah, the conference doesn’t really start until Friday but I am checking out a couple of pre-conference excursions.

My first excursion involves touring the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House near Baltimore, MD.

I lucked out and was able to snag my second excursion to Dogfish Head. I suspect my face will be a lot like this time with Sam at Circuit.

Follow along with me on Instagram and Twitter to experience the trip with me.

Then stay tuned as the conference descends on Richmond for a post-conference excursion and my ride home!

Deal Alert: Exclusive Discount To Hop Culture’s Juicy Brews Invitational At Triple Crossing

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Good afternoon, Richmond! Have you been on the fence on attending Hop Culture’s Juicy Brews festival at Triple Crossing coming up on June 10th?

Well, I think I have the deal that will put you just over the edge. For a limited time, you can use the code BEERMEISTER to get 20% off tickets to either session(11am – 2:30pm or 4pm – 7:30pm). This code will also discount designated driver tickets as well as the newly added VIP merch option.

Ticket prices before discount are $62.50/person. Designated driver tickets are $20/person. The discount lowers the cost for each of these to $50 and $16, respectively.

This is your first time hearing about the festival? Who will be there? Other than me?

Here is the list of over thirty breweries that will be in attendance.

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But you want to know about the beers? Here’s something from brewery number 33.

Or maybe one of these is more your style?

Here is the VIP package I mentioned earlier.

Now hop to it and grab those tickets and don’t forget to use the discount code BEERMEISTER. See you on the 10th!

Check out the Facebook event for updates and more details.

Castleburg Brewery Celebrates Two Years Saturday

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For two years, guests have stormed the castle and enjoyed the beers from Castleburg Brewery. Two years might sound like a short time but here is a sampling of Castleburg’s accomplishments over that time:

  • In 2016, Castleburg won a silver medal for the Bishop’s Brown Ale in the Va Craft Brewers Cup competition. They had only been open less than 3 months by this point.
  • Castleburg repeated its medal wins in 2017 with a gold for their Cream Ale and silver for the Court Jester Porter.
  • Their taproom has gone from 50 to 150 seats with a stage, sound and light system for music.
  • Operating on a 2 barrel system, they manage to always 10 beers on tap.
  • Distribution of kegs to restaurants at the beginning of 2018 through VA Craft Distribution.

Castleburg might be small but they sure are mighty and worthy of celebration. Join them on Saturday May 26th as they throw a party full of food, live music and guest taps.

Here is everything they have planned.

We can’t believe that 2 years has passed since we served our first beer in RVA. So much has happened since then, and we are so very thankful to all of you for your support and patronage.

To celebrate, we have a full day of fun planned including:

Beer:
~ Castleburg’s Anniversary Beer – The Queen’s Garde, Bier de’ Garde. Available for purchase on tap, and to go in growlers, & crowlers.
~ Collaboration with King Easy – “His Majesty’s New Groove” a Heady IPA

Guest Taps from Virginia Craft Distribution Company Include:
Coelacanth Brewing Company – CBC 2 PM-Passion Fruit Gose
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company 3 PM – Frogman Lager
James River Brewery 4 PM – Fluvanna Fluss
Twisted Ales Brewing 5 PM – Inglorious Skyraider

Happy Hour from 1-2 PM, and again from 6-8 PM

Music:
3-6 PM – Lucas, and Back Seat Drivers
8-11 PM – King Easy

Food:
Papa V’s Backyard Grill Catering & Food Truck will be serving up North Carolina BBQ starting at 2 PM right here in RVA. Menu includes BBQ Sandwich with homemade slaw, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, French Fries, & Baked Beans. Yummo!!

Be sure to bring you ID’s, as they will be checked.

Thank you again to everyone who has made our second year so great. Cheers! #stormthecastle

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

Castleburg Brewery & Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Grab The Lion’s Share Of Your Friends’ Envy With A Visit From Firestone Walker’s David Walker At Saison

There are beer dinners then there are once in probably a lifetime beer dinners. This 6 course Firestone Walker beer dinner with extra special guest David Walker aka The Lion at Saison qualifies as one of the latter dinners. Imagine enjoying Pivo PilsBretta Weisse, Sucaba, or Parabola with one of the founders of one of the country’s most beloved craft breweries.

There are only 40 seats available for this dinner and they will go fast when Saison starts accepting reservations after 5pm today Friday, May 18th. Tickets for the dinner are $100/person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reserve your spot today and prepare for a special treat of a dinner on Monday June 11th at 6:30pm.

UPDATE: Here are the beers to be featured at the dinner:

Walker’s Reserve Cuvée
Sour Opal
Bretta Rose
Under Currant
Parabola
I’m hearing there may be a few surprises as well .
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The Veil Brewing’s Second Anniversary Week Starts Today

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Richmond, did you enjoy the anniversary celebrations over the weekend? Were you expecting a break this week? Were you really?! Well, whatever your state of readiness is, get ready to dive back in because the Veil Brewing has a week of special releases planned to commemorate their second anniversary. And it all starts today Tuesday April 17th!

There is something for everyone this week.

Maybe can releases are where it’s at you. This week has those.

Are you a big stout fan? Snag yourself some Sleeping Forever or one its many variants.

Are you looking for funky and wild? Step into the Funkhaust.

Or maybe you just want a T shirt.

With all of this beer, you’re definitely going to need some food. The Veil has you covered with some of their favorite food vendors.

Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates as they are released.

Twenty Four and Four. Celebrate Legend Brewing’s and Triple Crossing’s Anniversaries This Weekend

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Legend Brewing and Triple Crossing will both celebrate anniversaries this weekend. Legend commemorates the start of craft brewing in Richmond with its twenty four years. Triple Crossing follows in their footsteps with four years of the successful resurgence of the brewing industry in the city.

Here are the details on each of their anniversary celebrations.

Legend Brewing Co 24th Anniversary — Saturday April 14th — Noon – 7PM

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Legend has broken with tradition this year for their anniversary. It is no longer a ticketed event and a few food trucks have been invited to serve food.

24 years ago, Legend began as a small tasting room and pub off of an old gravel road called West 6th Street in Richmond’s Historic Old Manchester District. Today, Legend hosts a 380 seat deck overlooking the city with 18 taps of Legend Beer flowing. It’s that time of year again to shut it all down and bring out the big stage.

Join us as we celebrate 24 years of good beer and fun! We’re hosting live bands on the city stage, food trucks, face painting and cornhole.

ADMISSION IS FREE! Beer tickets will be available for $5 each.

FOOD:
Go Go Vegan Go
Mommas Barbecue
Boka Tako Truck
King Of Pops – Richmond

MUSIC:
12-2 The Phantom Playboys
2:30-4:30 Wes Freed & Mag Bats
5-7 Chamomile and Whiskey

Triple Crossing 4th Anniversary Weekend

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Triple Crossing will have anniversary celebrations all weekend at both its locations starting Friday April 13th with a noon can release at Fulton. Though if you want to get a jump start on your TC party, head downtown tonight at 7pm as they host Vinyl Me, Please’s The Spins: Arctic Monkeys ‘Whatever People Say I Am.

What would an anniversary be without some new beer to go with it? Here’s a look at Fulton’s Friday draft list.

The action moves Downtown Saturday April 14th with a wild ale release and more draft.

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