RVA Beer Fest Is This Weekend!

This weekend will be super busy for me.  Not only does The Avengers finally come out in theaters Friday but Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Yes, I am a multi-faceted geek! Ha!

If that was the only thing happening Saturday, it wouldn’t be too bad but there are two big beer events happening this weekend: Big Brew Day 2012, which I’ll talk about later, and RVA Beer Fest!

The RVA Beer Fest seems like a dream that you never thought would happen after the cancellation of Richmond’s second World Beer Festival. Congratulations Richmond, it’s not Brown’s Island but RVA Magazine, Phull Entertainment, and Gallery 5 have pulled together to bring you a two day festival with an amazing selection beers from Brown Distributing, Specialty Beverage, and Loveland.

As it should be on a First Friday in Richmond, Friday May 4th is Taste the Local Night with Virginia breweries taking center stage:

Legend Brewing
Imperial Stout

Starr Hill

Devil Backbone
Belgian Congo
Reilly’s Red Ale

O’Connor Brewing Co.
El Guapo IPA
Great Dismal Black IPA

Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
Track 1
Railhouse IPA

Wolf Hills Brewing
Wolf Den Double IPA
Imperial Stout

Bull & Bones
Sunlit Wit
Maroon Effect

Mocha Belgique

Saturday, May 5th is the big event with regional beers outside along with local beers inside Gallery 5.

Liefman Draft
Oud Bruin

Blue Mountain
Evil 8
Mac Hayden

Dogfish Head
My Antonia
60 Minute IPA

New Belgium
Fat Tire


Heavy Seas
Loose Cannon
Black Cannon

Southern Tier
2X Milk Stout
Hop Sun

Headwaters Pale Ale
Sunrise Weissbier

Double Simcoe IPA
Merry Monks

Cricket Hill
East Coast Lager
Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale

Gaelic Ale
Oatmeal Porter

Duck Rabbit
Milk Stout

Thomas Creek
Class 5 IPA

Samuel Adams
Tasman Red IPA
Dark Depths Baltic IPA
Norse Legend Shati

Wild Wolf
Alpha Ale
Blonde Hunny Ale

Sierra Nevada

Want to be a VIP? Get exclusive beers in Mekong’s Tasting Lounge.

Mekong Tasting Lounge Beer List
J W Lees Harvest Port 2010
Stillwater Premium
Troegs Mad Elf
Avery Mephistopheles
Founders Curmudgeon Keiser
Dogfish Head Noble Rot
Bockor Cuvée de Jacobins

Whoa! Got all those beers down?! Here’s all you need to know for tickets:

Friday Night


Saturday 12pm-6pm
$5  General Admission — Presale Tickets here

Beer Tickets:
2 Ounce Tasting – $1 (tasting ticket)
16 ounce pour – 1 Ticket – $6 (full ticket)

$25 VIP tickets — Upstairs Mekong Tasting Lounge + 5 tasting tickets — Presale Tickets Available Here)

Get more information about bands and food over at the Facebook event.  Are you ready Richmond?

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