RVA Beer Week 2012: Four Beer Dinners & A Brunch

With four beer dinners and a brunch this week, I will most likely be very fat by the end of RVA Beer Week. Fat and very happy.

Sunday November 4th

Secco Wine Bar’s October beer brunch had to be moved due to Hurricane Sandy so now we are welcoming them to RVA Beer Week.

Update:  Secco will be donating 10% of the proceeds from this Sunday’s brunch to the American Red Cross.

available 11AM – 3PM

biscuits & Border Springs lamb sausage gravy

roasted apple and walnut pancakes, house-made bacon and hash browns

huevos rancheros with cilantro crema (option to add braised pork shoulder)

smoked paprika sausage, braised collard greens, potatoes and soft egg

hash browns “all the way” (sauteed onions, Mahon cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and chili)

house-made brioche with raspberry preserves and whipped vanilla butter

Mike’s bagel, smoked salmon spread, shaved radish and field greens

tortilla Espanola with potato, onion and Mahon cheese

grilled Border Springs lamb burger, harissa yogurt, feta and sliced red onion with fries

field green salad, chevre, pistachios, lemon-thyme vinaigrette

Featured Beers

Potter’s Cider

Founders Breakfast Stout

Bahnhof Leipziger Gose

Stillwater/Mikkeller “Our Side” (on deck)

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804) 353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Tuesday November 6th

Blue Goat Devils Backbone Beer Dinner — 6:30PM

Attending a Devils Backbone beer dinner hosted by The  Blue Goat in conjunction with Slowfood’s RVA Chapter could be the no brainer of the week.  I don’t have a menu yet but I’m working on getting one.

Beer Menu

Skull Crushing Ape– strong black wheat ale

Four Point Pale Ale– extra hoppy low gravity beer. The beer is slightly floral with a pleasant resinous note Scottish-style Wee Heavy “Kilt Flasher“- Deep rich dark brown ruby hued beer Vienna Lager- 2012 Gold World Beer Cup, 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner, and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner

8 Point IPA– American-style India Pale Ale, medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma

Cost for the dinner will be $65/person plus tax and tip.  If you prefer not to wait for a menu, call the restaurant at (804) 288-8875 to RSVP.  Dinner starts at 6:30pm

Wednesday November 7th

Fat Dragon Virginia Beer Dinner — 6:30PM

Fat Dragon is not even open yet and they’ve already scheduled their first beer dinner.  Their Virginia Beer Dinner will be five courses featuring beers from Hardywood, O’Connor, and Starr Hill.  Cost for the dinner will be $45/person excluding tax and tip.  I will post a menu as soon as I receive it.

Thursday November 8th

Libbie Market Ridgefield — 7PM

Libbie is hosting a Fall Harvest Victory Beer Dinner benefiting the James River Association starting at 7PM.


Mushroom Napoleon with Roasted Mushroom, Red Pepper, Peppered Asparagus, Cheese and Spinach Saute
Victory Prima Pils(German Pilsner)

First Course
Fall Harvest Salad with Mixed Mesclun Greens, Virginia Apples, Cranberries, Asiago & Pecans
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale(Am Pale Ale)

Second Course
Mixed Cheese Plate with Cheryl’s Libbie Market Selections
Victory Hop Devil(Am IPA)

Third Course
Libbie Market’s BBQ Glazed Atlantic Salmon with Chinese Short Ribs
Victory Hop Wallop ( American Double Imperial IPA)

Fourth Course
Libbie Market’s Chocolate Decadence
Victory Storm King Stout (Russian Imperial)

The cost  for the dinner $35/person.  Reservations will be required so call Libbie Ridgefield at (804)741-0063 or email jonathan.scott@libbiemarket.com to RSVP.

If you can’t attend the dinner, there will be a free pre-dinner tasting at 6PM featuring Otto in Oak, Dark Intrigue, Yakima Glory-just added and Ranch Double IPA.  Donations to the James River Association will  gladly be accepted.

Libbie Market Ridgefield
10470 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233

Friday November 9th

TJ’s at the Jefferson — 7PM

TJs probably has the most interesting dinner concept of the week.  For their Whole Hog & VA Cask Beer Pig & Pins Dinner, Chef Patrick Ehemann has crafted a 5 course whole hog dinner to pair with cask beer from Mad Fox, O’Connor, Hardywood, Legend and Devils Backbone.


Family Style Appetizers
Poached Oysters & Lardo on Braised Collard Greens, BBQ’d Scrapple & Apples, Buffalo Spiced Pork Rinds
Mad Fox Mason’s Mild

Crispy Pigs Feet Confit with Shredded Root Slaw, Horseradish Pommery Vinaigrette
O’Connor Black Saison Dry Hopped with Amarillo Hops

Pastrami Style Pork Belly with Caraway Potato Puree, Brussels, Pulled Pork Hash, Dry Hopped Pig Tea
Legend Weizenbock

Molasses Glazed Pork Flank Steak with Braised Pork Shank Hominy, Fried Collard Greens
Devils Backbone Smokehouse Porter

Bacon Coconut Snowballs
Hardywood Park Milk Stout with Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans and Coconut

The cost for the dinner is $50/person plus tax and gratuity.  Call TJ’s at (804) 649-4672 or email jonathan.kibiloski@jeffersonhotel.com for more information or reservations.

TJ’s at the Jefferson
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4672

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