Monthly Archives: March 2012

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

Hops: It’s What’s for Dinner

Calling all hopheads! Have you been turned off by beer dinners of the past that dared to serve malt bombs? Not to worry, TJ’s at the Jefferson had you in mind when they came up with their first ever Charity Hop Beer Dinner on Friday, March 16th.  TJ’s will be  working in tandem with Screens and Suds to raise money for Richmond MS.


Welcome Beer
Trio of Dogfish Head 60, 75, & 90 Minute IPAs

Braised Endive wrapped in Surryano Ham, Honey Glazed Cippolini Onions, Crispy Herbs
Southern Tier Gemini

Braised Oxtail and Toasted Marble Rye Cavatelli, Arugula, Curried Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Hop Marinated Cornish Game Hen, Jefferson Spoon Bread, Apple Rhubarb Slaw
Williamsburg Aleworks Bitter Valentine

Pineapple Cardamom Upside Down Cake, Pistachio Tellicherry Ice Cream
Bell’s Hopslam

The dinner will be $50 per person and will include a donation. TJ’s will be matching the donations for the evening and be giving a portion of their sales for the evening to Richmond MS. Dinner starts at 7pm. Call TJ’s at (804) 649-4672 or email at for more information or reservations. Cheers!

TJ’s at the Jefferson
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4672

Two Spicy Beer Events This Week

If your food and beer palate is spice inclined, I have two events for you to consider this week.

First off, The Empress is having another beer pairing  for Tasting Tuesday featuring mexican food.  Here’s a look at the menu.


Green chili – candied habaneros, micro cilantro, red jalapeno cornbread with Breckenridge Agave Wheat

Carne Asada Tamales with fresh crema and smoked poblano sauce with Dos XX Amber Ale

Baked smoked pork empanada , queso fresco, and cilantro sauce with Michelada (similar to a bloody mary) made with Pacifico

Marinated shrimp sopes (corn masa boat, grilled marinated shrimp) fennel salsa, roasted tomatillos with New Belgium Trippel

Black mole, braised chicken, yucca with Left Hand Fade to Black Chili Porter

Head to the Facebook event for more information here.

$25 per person
Vegetarian options available
Call for reservations 

The Empress
2043 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Next up, Can Can Brasserie is having a Cajun Beer/Cocktail Dinner this Thursday, March 8th. Here’s a look at the menu.

Dinner starts at 6:30pm and costs $45 including tax and gratuity. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Head to the Facebook event for more information here.

Can Can Brasserie
3120 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7274

Breckenridge Tap Takeover at Station 2

Saturday, March 3rd, Station 2 will have their taps taken over by Breckenridge Brewery starting at 5pm.  Here are the beers they will have on hand:

Avalanche Ale
471 Small Batch IPA
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Regal Double Pilsner

Pandora’s Bock

So go out and enjoy some burgers and these excellent craft beer by this fine Colorado brewery.  Need more info head to the Facebook event here

2016 East Main St.
Richmond, VA 23223