Going into its second year, Richmond Beer Week shows no sign of slowing down. Great Brewers.com, Specialty Beverage, Brown Distributing, and Taste the Local have teamed up to create some great events that have me trying to figure out a way of being in multiple places at once. Here are a few events I am looking forward to but know I will not be able to make them all.
Ardent Craft Ales Courtyard Party — Nov 5th from 12 – 5pm
Tom Sullivan, Paul Karns and Kevin O’Leary of Ardent Craft Ales will be hosting a party at their Brew Gargage. Come out sample some of their amazing beers before they start full scale production.
Brickman’s Garage – between 24th and 25th on Jefferson
Terrapin Tap Takeover at The Roosevelt — Nov 5th at 5pm
After Ardent’s party ends, The Roosevelt’s party begins with all Terrapin taps. Just hop over from the courtyard on Jefferson to the Roosevelt with a DJ spinning starting at 11 pm.
623 N. 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Once Upon A Vine South Mega Tasting — Nov 7th from 4 – 7pm
It made my list last year and for very good reason. With 30+ beers to sample, how could you go wrong?
Once Upon a Vine South
2817 Hathaway Road
Richmond, VA 23225
Allagash Beer Dinner– Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar – Nov 8th at 6:30pm
This is probably the most intriguing beer dinner menu I have seen in a while. Rather than simply pairing the dishes with beer, dishes will also be cooked with beer. Les Addis from Allagash Brewing will be your host for the evening.
Duck Confit Rolls/ Allagash Braised Greens/ Blackberry Pinot Noir Sauce with Allagash White
Cinnamon Dusted Scallops/ Caramelized Local Apples/Smoked Bacon/ Sherry Gastrique with Allagash Tripel
Dubbel Bathed Angus Brisket/ Dave and Dee’s Oyster Mushroom Ragout/ Smoked Gratin with Allagash Dubbel
Allagash Drunken Chicken/ Crispy Tortilla/ Avocado Aioli with Allagash Four
Bailey’s Mocha Bread Pudding/ House made Chocolate Stout Ice Cream with Allagash Black
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar
1308 Gaskins Road
Richmond, VA 23238
$60/person tax and tip excluded
Cheers to Beer! Dinner — Amuse — Nov 8th 6:30pm
So some how I need to be at two beer dinners at once on Tuesday. Amuse’s dinner intrigues me for two reasons: 1) what is seafood sausage? 2) The Bruery’s Autumn Maple. There be yams in this beer; 17pounds per barrel to be exact.
Cheers to Beers! Menu
Rappahannock Fried Oysters / Meyer Lemon Aioli
Saison Dupont, Farmhouse Belgian Ale
Honey and Sesame “Granola Bar” Parfait / Local Bleu Cheese Mousse
Thornbridge Kipling, South Pacific Pale Ale
House-Made Seafood Sausage / Roasted Beets and Fennel / Orange Gremolata
Pan Roasted Duck Breast / Turnips / Brussel Sprouts / Kobacha Squash Puree
The Breuery Autumn Maple Ale
Apple and Medjool Date Tart Tatin / Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Schlenkerla Ur-bock Rauchbier (Smoked Beer)
$80 (VMFA members $75), includes tax and gratuity. Cash bar before dinner (beginning at 6 pm). Reserve online.
Amuse Restaurant at VMFA
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
A Night of Geeky Beers — Capital Ale House (all locations) — Nov 11th at 5pm
This event is a complete mystery but that’s half the fun so on the list it goes.
The Eleven — Mekong — Nov 11th at 4pm
With Lincoln filming in the city, a lot of events are starting to sounds like movie titles. The stars of this Mekong event are eleven beers of crazy quality tapped throughout the night.
6004 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23230
Beer-istoric Tour — Nov 13
It turns out that this event sold out weeks ago. Tickets went on sale some time ago at Mekong and Capital Ale Downtown. Tickets at Mekong were sold out in the first couple of days. Don’t worry if you couldn’t grab a ticket; I will be there tweeting as much of the tour as possible.
To see more events head over to VACraftbeer.com and use the drop down menu to see events by day.