Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

Come Brew with Us: RVA Edition

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to brew your own beer but lack the motivation? Loveland Distributing, in conjunction with Samuel Adams, is hosting a Text-to-Win contest to help you do just that.  They have recruited James River Homebrewers‘ members, yours truly included, to act as mentors to the lucky winners.

To Enter: Text “BREW” to 71280.  A message will pingback with a link to an online form.

The last day to enter is March 17th. Winners will be selected on March 19th and paired with mentors.  Five winners will receive the following supplies as a starter kit:

7.8 gallon Primary Bucket
5 gallon Glass Carboy
Fermentation Lock and Stopper
Autosiphon and tubing
Triple Scale Hydrometer with sampling tube
Floating Thermometer
Bottle and Carboy brush
Bottle Filler
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing

Winners and mentors will develop recipes to brewed at Original Gravity on March 31st.  Finally, apprentice brewers will have the opportunity of pouring their beers at the Flavor Beer and Food Festival at Innsbrook Pavilion on June 2nd.


Duck, Duck, Goose Island!

Head out to Weezie’s Kitchen on Wednesday, March 14th at 5pm to get a taste of Goose Island Beer as it hits the Richmond market for the first time.  Goose Island holds an impressive record of 15 consecutive years of medals at the Great American Beer Festival.  Take a look at the Classic and Vintage Ales that will be featured on draft:

Honker’s Ale — English Style Bitter
India Pale Ale
Matilda — Belgian Style Pale Ale
Pere Jacques — Belgian Style Abbey Ale

For more information, head over to the Facebook event page here and prepare to get Goosed.

Weezie’s Kitchen
3123 West Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23220