Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Virginia Beer Coming To Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast

VA Wine ExpoNever thought I’d be saying this but it looks like I’ll be attending the Virginia Wine Expo for the first time this year.  In their great wisdom, the Expo has added Burger Blast to their schedule Friday February 22nd from 5 – 10pm.  Burger Blast will feature artisan burgers with samplings of Virginia beer and wine.


Tickets include the following:

  • Selection of creative, artisan-made burgers cooked fresh by the regions’ best chefs  – a full meal!
  • Samples of craft beer from Virginia and the U.S.
  • Samples of Virginia wine
  • Live music
  • Riedel crystal wine glass (used for wine & beer)
  • People’s Choice Award for best burger
  • Perfect opportunity to unwind and start your weekend with a Blast!

Carytown Burgers and Fries
Rowland’s Fine Dining
Bistro Bobette
J Sargeant Reynolds
Salt Pork
India K’Raja
Popkin Tavern
On The Rox
Sam Snead’s Tavern at The Homestead
Culinard Culinary Institute of Virginia – Richmond


Virginia Breweries
Hardywood: Singel & Small Batch
Devils Backbone: Vienna Lager & Dark Abbey
Starr Hill Saison
Center of the Universe Pocahoptus
Legend Hopfest
O’Connor Great Dismal Black IPA
Roanoke Railhouse Track 1 Amber Lager
Apocalypse Lustful Maiden Belgian Dark
Midnight Brewery- Midnight Special
Bold Rock Virginia Draft Cider
Bull and Bones Maroon Effect Brown Ale
Big Daddy Black IPA
James River Green Eyed Lady
Smartmouth Saison
Blue Mountain: Full Nelson Pale Ale & Dark Hollow

National Breweries
New Belgium:  Seasonal (Dig Pale Ale) & Ranger IPA 
Allagash:  White & Black
Duvel/Ommegang:  Duvel & Ommegang Rare Vos
Dogfish Head:  60min IPA & Raison d’ Etre
Brooklyn:  Lager & Brown
Smuttynose: IPA & Brown Dog
Crispin: Original Apple & Foxbarrel Pear
Left Hand:  Polestar Pilsner & Nitro Milk Stout

(beers could change dependent on availability of limited release beers)

Burger Blast will be held in the Ballroom of the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Tickets for the event are $35 (advance) or $48 (at the door if available). For more information and to purchase tickets, head over to the Virginia Wine Expo event schedule here.

Still Room At Popkin Tavern’s Goose Island Beer Dinner This Wednesday

Goose Island Big John Logo4Surprisingly, tickets are still available for Popkin Tavern’s Goose Island Beer Dinner this Wednesday January 23rd at 7pm. This dinner boast seven great Goose Island beers with three of their most limited stouts from the Borubon County line for dessert.


First Course
Crostini, burrata, clementine chutney, lavender, basil
312 Urban Wheat Ale

Second Course
Beer Cheese Tots, naughty cheddar beer cheese, grilled scallion, house bacon
Naughty Goose Brown Ale

Third Course
Porchetta, citrus and herb roasted pork, crispy cracklins, braised greens
Matilda Belgian Ale

Fourth Course
Boar Pops, peppercorn crusted boar, smoked root vegetables, cognac cream sauce
Pepe Nero Black Saison

Fifth Course
Bacon Chocolate Cupcake, house bacon, dark chocolate, peanut butter frosting
Nightstalker, Big John, Bourbon County Coffee

The all inclusive tickets for the dinner are $45/person and can be purchased here.

123 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220