Daily Archives: July 3, 2012

Claim Your Brewdependence at Hardywood Tomorrow

If you follow them on Facebook, you know Hardywood is throwing a Fourth of July party unlike any other.  They will be celebrating the release of their newest beer SB (Special Bitter) 604 in honor of Virginia breweries gaining the right to sell pints of beer.  Here are some of the beers to be featured at the event:

  • SB 604, 3.8% ABV, American-style special bitter (served in commemorative handled mason jar)
  • Singel, 6.2% ABV, Belgian Abbey-style Blonde Ale
  • Singel Shandy, 3.1% ABV, half Hardywood Singel, half Francie’s Lemonade (fresh squeezed ginger lemonade)
  • Hoplar, 8.5% ABV, Dry-hopped Imperial IPA Conditioned on Virginia Tulip Poplar Wood
  • Nick Palmer, 7.5% ABV, the perfect blend of Singel and Hoplar
  • Bourbon Cru, 10.2% ABV, Belgian Quadrupel aged in Virginia Bourbon Barrels
  • Mint Julep, 10.2% ABV, rear inside bar only, Bourbon Cru poured through a Randall of fresh mint leaves and dark Belgian candi crystals

Food will be available for sale by Sausage Craft, Pizza Tonight, Station 2, and Gelati Celesti.  You may also bring a picnic if you so desire just no grills or outside alcohol.   

Bring your own lawn chairs or picnic blanket and grab a prime music/fireworks viewing spot in the nTelos Field across the street from the brewery.

So come out and join the celebration. Head over to the Facebook event for parking and other details.

Half Off Growlers & Pints at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Short Pump is slashing growler fill and pint prices in half all day July 4th. Let me say that again, HALF PRICE ALL DAY!  If you’re looking to get beer for a party, you can’t go wrong here. Just take a look at the list of kegs they will be tapping thorough out the day:

DuClaw Sorachi Ace IPA
Cigar City Ligero
Cigar City Saison
Left Hand Chainsaw
Sam Adams Old Kentucky Ale
Sam Adams Blueberry Kellerbier
Epic Brainless Corruption
Alewerks Caledonia
Heavy Seas Letter of Marque
Heavy Seas Land Ho
Bells Two Hearted
Hardywood Hoplar
Stillwater As Follows
Redhook 2009 Eisbock
Hebrew RIPA
Leffe Blond
Speak EZ Vendetta IPA
21st Ammendment Saison
Sierra Harvest
Dogfish Theobroma
New Belgium/Lost Abbey Collab Mo’ Betta Bretta
Peak brewing Weiss Principal
Green Flash Retro Pale
Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat
Blue Mountain Steel Wheels
Sierra Bigfoot
Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin
Terrapin Monks Revenge
RJ Rockers Patriot Pale

Founding Father Tap Takeover

How are you celebrating the night before Independence Day? How about a tap takeover featuring beer named after one of our country’s founding fathers?

Capital Ale House Innsbrook is hosting a Samuel Adams tap takeover today July 3rd starting at 4pm.

Here is the list of beers on hand for the evening including a few RVA debuts:

Boston Lager
Tasman Red IPA
Third Voyage Double IPA, 8%
Norse Legend Sahti Ale, 7%
Double Bock, 9.5%
New World Tripel 10% RVA Debut
Blueberry Hill Kellerbier, 5% RVA Debut
Dark Depths Baltic IPA, 7.6%
East-West Kolsch, 5%
Old Kentucky Ale (Bourbon Oak-aged Ale), 5.7% RVA Debut
Griffin’s Bow Blonde Barleywine, 10%
Imperial White, 10.3%

So head out and raise a few pints to Boston!  I’m also hearing their will be a Steal the Glass feature with this event though I’m not sure on the exact details.