Head over to Hardywood this afternoon, Friday November 30th, at 4pm as they release their Mo Rye’d Rye Pale Ale. Here’s more from their event page:
Celebrating 30 days of stachetacular style in support of prostate and testicular cancer initiatives!
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
The Parallel Hardy Endeavor Stacheticular Mo Bros proudly present their staches and the release of the Mo Rye’d Rye Pale Ale – a portion of the proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation – a Manhattan-style Rye Pale Ale firkin designed by Mo Bro Jonathan Kennedy, music from Sean Olds, and manly grub from the Olio Cart.
Frequent Mekong enough and you have probably enjoyed a sour beer or two. Garnering top scores on Ratebeer and Beeradvocate, it’s no surprise BFM Bon Chien is the most popular sour ordered.
Tonight Thursday November 29th will be a special night as Mekong welcomes BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) founder Jérôme Rebetez. To start the evening, they will be tapping a Bon Chien vertical of 2009, 2010 and 2011. Other BFM beers are sure to be tapped throughout the evening.
It is not often that we get visited by someone like Rebetez. So head out and soak up some Swiss craft beer knowledge.
Here is the beer lineup for tonight with BFM:
Square Root 225th Saison – Saison aged in Bon Chien barrels
La Quatorze – Weizen Bock infused with coffee
La Douze – Swiss golden ale with sea salt
Spike & Jerome Barley Ryne – collaboration Barleywine
Pepe La Pew – Swiss Sour Golden Ale
2009 Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien
2010 Abbaye de Saint bon Chien
2011 Abbaye de Saint bon Chien
Jerome Half Italian Sister – blended wild sour ale
Dark Vader – Swiss wild sour stout
Tart of Darkness – Swiss wild sour dark ale
Here’s what you need to know about Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout release this Saturday November 17th.
Hardywood will be open 10AM – Noon Saturday morning for a pre-sale event for bottles, growler fills and merchandise. If you’re looking to skip the lines during the party, this is when you want to be at the brewery. Now while the lines will be shorter, there will in all likelihood still be some wait. My recommendation? Patience.
Now the main party runs from 2 – 9PM with Gingerbread Stout available in half or full pints as well as a special randall. Bands Grease Trigger and Zep Replica playing sets starting at 4 and 6:45pm, respectively.
Whenever you head out for your Beeradvocate 100-rated beer, just remember to relax and have a good time.
Virginia’s newest brewery, Center of the Universe (COTU) Brewing will open it’s doors to the public tonight Friday November 16th from 5 – 10pm and Saturday November 17th from noon – 6pm. Head out on either date to welcome them to the neighborhood.
COTU will start the following four beer:
- IPA – West Coast style IPA with lots of flavor and hop aroma
- Ray Ray’s Pale Ale – Classic Pale Ale brewed with a little honey malt and continuously hopped with Cascade
- Kölsch – Light, easy drinking session beer modeled after the beers of Cologne, Germany.
- Altbier – Balanced, medium bodied ale with toasted notes, German malts, and German hops.
Want to save time in the beer ticket line? Consider buying your tickets in advance here; sales end 2pm today.
Local food trucks joining in on the event include:
Dressed & Pressed
So all of this, radio station XL102 broadcasting live, and cover band, The Temper, should make for an incredible opening.
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Ashland, VA 23005.
Local Suds’ Brew Tour this Saturday November 17th. This is actually their second such tour of Richmond area breweries; the first sold out before I could even get it up. Whether you’re new or old hat to craft beer, this is a great way to easily explore the local craft beer scene. Go here to register for the tour.
It’s half price growler fills today at Whole Foods Short Pump. Here are the beers they are starting you off with this beautiful Sunday morning:
Flying Dog International Arms Race
Stone Double Bastard
Allagash Bourbon Black
Firestone Union Jack
Avery Ale to the Chief
Bells Expedition Stout
Stone Lucky Bastard
Goose Island Sophie
…and probably a lot more as the day goes on. Enjoy.
Don’t forget about this festival happening Saturday, November 10th. Taste the Local amps up their Autumn Bottom Brews festival and places it in the field behind Keegans and ALoft. This will be a great way to ease into the end of RVA Beer Week!