Look at that, the world is still here. If you put off your holiday gift shopping until after seeing the world didn’t end, you’re way behind the game. Don’t worry I have you covered with a few ideas plus take a look at my ideas from last year.
I’ll be taking a break to enjoy the holidays. I hope you all have a great holiday season; I will see you back here next year.
Ellwood Thompson — You’ll find all of this just as you walk in the door. Tripel Karmeliet, Chimay , oh my.
Libbie Market Ridgefield — Curious collection of holiday beer.
Libbie Market Ridgefield — Craft beer sampler
Whole Foods Short Pump has this entire wall of cool gifts.
Whole Foods Short Pump — Shmaltz & St Bernardus packs.
Whole Foods Short Pump — Sam Adams Winter separates St Bernardus Christmas from more gift packs.
Whole Foods Short Pump — More Shmaltz & Christmas Ale
That’s right . The end of the world came and went, and the holiday season is back in full swing. Hardywood presents their second annual Illumination tonight Friday December 21st starting at 4pm.
Beers featured for the evening include:
- First Anniversary Ale – bourbon barrel aged blend consisting of 40% 2011 imperial milk stout, 40% 2012 imperial milk stout, and 20% 2012 Virginia Blackberry. Wax dipped bottles will be available for purchase.
- Friday Firkin – Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and macerated dry cherries designed by Ric Hersh and Erik White of Screens n Suds.
- Dry Irish Stout – this season’s session beer
- Plus other illuminating beers
The GrowRVA Holiday Market will be open all evening for your holiday gift shopping featuring ten local artisans:
2 Dye 4 — tie-dye
Carved Wood Bowls
Jane Hendley Designs — Pottery
Jeff Vick Ceramics
Paul and Kate Studio – Pottery
Night Sky Farm — goat milk soap and cheese
Old Tavern Clay – Pottery, facebook: oldtavernclay
Red Chicken Pottery
Red Lintu — jewelry
Wandering Cow Farm — Wool, Fleece, Soap, Lotion
Pizza Tonight and Olio will be serving food with music by Julie Karr, Matt Connor, and Josh Small.
Head over to Rocketts Landing tonight December 19th as Devils Backbone takes over the taps at Conch Republic starting at 5pm. The six DB beers on tap for the night include:
8 Point IPA
Old Germany Lager
Azrael Belgian Golden Ale
11 Orleans St.
Richmond, VA 23231
Acacia Midtown running their Holiday Beer Dinner tomorrow Wednesday December 19th from 5:30 – 9pm. Just as with past dinners, the special menu will be available throughout the night.
Classic Caesar Salad, Rosemary Croutons, White Anchovy OR Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich
O’Connor Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale
Roast Pork Shoulder, Sunchoke Farroto, Caramelized Onion Jus OR Cast Iron Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese Gratin, Surry Sausage Gravy
Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale
3rd Course (Optional)
Assorted Holiday Cookies and Cakes
Goose Island Bourbon County & Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Cost for the dinner is $25/person excluding tax and gratuity; the third course is available for an additional $10 fee. Kids’ portions will be available without beer at a discounted price. Reservations are recommended. Call (804) 562-0138 to RSVP.
2601 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220
Head over to Sedona Taphouse tonight Tuesday, December 18th to for a Midnight Brewery tap takeover. Founder and brewmaster, Trae Cairns will be there to talk about his beers.
Featuring largest collection of Midnight’s beers on tap at one time, beers on tap for the evening include:
New Beginning Kolsch
Rockville Red Ale
Not My Job Brown Ale
Holiday Cranberry Kolsch
Christmas at Midnight Ale (last keg until next batch!)
Glass with each purchase while supplies last.
Talk about jaw dropping moments. I had no idea Allagash had even made a cookbook. I mean you know how much I love, love, love to cook with beer. Imagine my surprise to see the picture above with this text from Whole Foods:
February 6th at Whole Foods. Author James Simpkins will be on hand to sign the book. RARE Allagash drafts on tap and dishes from the book prepared by WF. Details as always to come!
I think my heart stopped for just a split second. I know you want to rush off and buy the book now just as I do, but as with most book signings I’m guessing buying the book from the venue, Whole Foods in this case, will be required. I hope you have saved the date on your calendar just as I have.