Daily Archives: August 1, 2012

Hardywood Calling On All Richmond Hop Growers


From Hardywood:

Calling all RVA hop growers!! The time has come for our inaugural Hop Harvest Festival. Bring in any freshly harvested hops (please note the varietals) to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery this Thu, Fri, or Sat from 9AM – 8PM and you’ll get:

  • Your signature included in the first ever label for Hardywood RVA IPA, “the community hopped India Pale Ale”
  • Invitation to private first tasting of RVA IPA to be held mid-September at Hardywood
  • “I Grow Hops” sticker

Old Dominion Tap Takeover at BlowToad

There is no shortage of tap takeovers happening  around the city today and Carytown is no exception.  BlowToad features seven beers in an Old Dominion Brewing tap takeover.  Brewery rep Craig Machenry  will be there talking all things Dominion. Here is the list of beers being tapped:

Oak Barrel Stout
Baltic Porter
Double D Double IPA
Hop Mountain
Oktoberfest (just released this past week)
Millenium Barleywine
Gigi’s Farmhouse Saison

It’s A Hardywood Kind of Week!

Hardywood has a lot going on for the rest of the week.  I’ve got the day by day rundown for you .

Wednesday August 1st

Over in Midlothian, Sedona Taphouse will be hosting a Hardywood tap takeover and glass giveaway. Co-founder Eric McKay and head brewer Brian Nelson will be hanging out as well.

Belgian DIPA
Virginia Strawberry
Pin of SB 604
Pin of Belgian-Style Witte with lemongrass and black peppercorn

Thursday August 2nd

Mekong kicks off VA Craft Beer Month with a bang with Gingerbread Stout, first blackberry  sighting, and a variety of IPAs.  

2011 Gingerbread Stout
Mocha Belgique
Bourbon Cru
Virginia Strawberry
Virginia Blackberry
Belgian IPA
SB 604
IPA aged in peach
Serrano Pepper IPA (by Rachael and Friends)
Super Dank West Coast Extra Pale IPA (by Nick Danger & Friends)
Mystery Pin of something excellent

Friday August 3rd

First Friday Firkin with Sean O’Hern

Sean O’Hern, from Commerical Tap House, created the inaugural firkin in Hardywood’s First Friday Firkin Series which will feature a firkin created by a different local beer enthusiast each month.  Sean has  selected a blend of sage, ginger and lemon zest to create an one of a kind version of Singel. A matching Randall will be on hand as well.

Wow, that’ was a lot to take in and  there is still  Saturday to deal with….