Monthly Archives: June 2012
Hardywood wants you to guess how many packs of strawberries they used in their 40 barrel batch of Virginia Strawberry. Give it your best shot at this link. Closest guess by 2PM Friday June 29th wins a $20 gift certificate to the tasting room.
Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s Virginia Beer Dinner at Shula’s Steakhouse at The Hilton in Short Pump Town Center. Join Stephen Tuzeneu from Brown Distributing and Chef Steven Bailey as they guide you through six beers and five courses.
Starr Hill Starr Pils
Shula’s America’s Steak House
The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa
12042 W Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23233
So my plans for tonight were pretty simple. On The Rox for happy hour to celebrate SMCRVA’s 3rd birthday then Capital Ale House for their Unibroue Steal the Glass night. I was quite intrigued when I found this extensive list of recipes for all of Unibroue’s different beers.
At least that was the plan as of a few minutes ago when I learned that not only is Sedona Taphouse having a Dogfish Head tap takeover with 10 different beers, they will have a limited quantity of Positive Contact and Urkontinent. Then Sedona drops the hammer by turning by saying they will be giving away these hand blown Dogfish Head goblets.
I’m still on the fence on where I should go tonight but I’m sure wherever I go there will be great beer involved.
As part of their 17th anniversary celebration, Mekong will be tapping wild and sour ales Thursday June 28th starting at 2pm. Here are the beers scheduled to be tapped though I’m sure there will be some surprises:
BFM Bon Chien 2006
BFM Bon Chien 2007
BFM Bon Chien 2009
BFM Bon Chien 2010
BFM Bon Chien 2011
Baladin Nora Sour
Allagash Interlude 2010
Allagash Coolship Series OLD HLT Aged with cherries
Hardywood Wild Singel Special Blend AKA Patrick Gone Wild
Verhaeghe Eckt Kriekenbier
Bockor Cuvee des Jacobin Rouge
New Belgium Tart Lychee
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale
Evil Twin Ron the Beast Ryan
All beers will be $5/10oz pour!
As a bonus, Townsend Screen Printing developed the shirt pictured above that Mekong is giving away to commemorate the evening. Only 140 shirts were made so get there early to snag yours.
Beer Theater is back for another installment in Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall tonight June 21st. Brewmaster Fred Colby of Laughing Dog Brewing will be the guest for this Skype tasting session. Doors open at 5:30pm; the six beer tasting will run from 6-7pm. Cap Ale will offer happy hour special as well as an after event special.
The tasting menu will be selected from the following beers:
Cover charge for the tasting is $10 and can be purchased in advance here or at the door.
Wow! Sounds like a fun time. Wish I could have been there.
Hardywood Park has been working on their newest Reserve Series; a Belgian Witbier with strawberries. However, this is no ordinary Witbier. A typical Witbier is spiced with coriander, orange peels, and other spices. Hardywood decided to focus more on the strawberry taste, so they brewed a Witbier without any spices. Adding strawberries to secondary fermentation to get that added taste seems like an easy step right? Wrong. Be sure to read more to find out the hard work the staff of Hardywood Park and the craft beer lovers of Richmond, Virginia did to make Virginia Strawberry happen.
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