Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sedona Rolls Out The Barrels For Takeover

Head over to Sedona Taphouse Tuesday February 26th as they roll out an evening of barrel aged beers.  Here is what they will tapping starting at 5pm:

Allagash Curieux
Allagash Interlude
Blue Mountain Dirty Belgian
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
Cooney Island Human Blockhead
Hardywood Bourbon Cru
Hardywood Bourbon DIPA
Hardywood Bourbon Gingerbread Stout
Heavy Seas Bourbon Below Decks
Heavy Seas Siren Noire
Innis and Gunn Scottish Ale-Jim Beam Barrels
Laughing Dog Dogfather
New Holland Dragons Milk
Ommegang Biere D’ Hougoumont
Terrapin Spike and Jerome Barley Ryne
Terrapin Oaked Hoppy Monster
Weyerbacher Insanity
Williamsburg Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter
Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royal

In addition to the pretty cool lineup, Sedona is allowing growler fills for all of these beers except Bourbon Cru and Gingerbread Stout.

Devil Of A Beer Brunch At Secco This Sunday

Once again it is time for another beer brunch at Secco Wine Bar this Sunday FeBREWary 24th.  This is not like past beer brunches as it features a tap takeover from Devils Backbone, best small brewer in the US, as well as an almost completely new menu.  You should also know if you skip this beer brunch you will have to wait two months for the next one as the last Sunday in March is Easter.

available 11AM – 3PM

coffee cake w/ molasses butter

roasted beets, mixed greens, whipped chèvre, orange vinaigrette, walnuts & smoked honey

celery root soup w/ lemon & chives (option to add fried egg)

grilled porchetta, egg & cheese on house made bun w/ tomato mustarda & house fries

apple, fennel, gruyere & whole grain mustard panino on sub rosa polenta bread w/ house fries

huevos rancheros w/ cilantro crema (option to add braised pork)

French toast w/ vanilla butter, maple syrup, pear compote, house bacon & hash browns

shrimp & scallop quiche w/ mixed green salad

veal meatballs w/ creamy herbed polenta, tomato sauce & fried egg

Devils Backbone Tap Takeover

Schwartz Bier — toasty, german-style black lager

Belgian Congo Pale Ale — Belgian style IPA

Danzig Baltic Porter — special edition spiked with local coffee.

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 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

Train For Hardywood Twilight Four Miler With Firkin Crawl Thursday

Richmond is truly turning into such a wonderful beer town.  Here I am coming off the meaty-ale high that was the Beer & Charcuterie pairing at The Room at Secco Wine Bar.

charcuterie The Room SeccoYes, it was all delicious.  It us events like this that can make it difficult to pick and choose between all the different beer, live music, and theatre events that are readily abundant and all exceptional.  So here is the series of events making me miss the Hardywood Firkin Crawl this Thursday February 21st:

  1. Originally, I had tickets for Mary Poppins at the Landmark for Friday night.
  2. Burger Blast at Virginia Wine Expo is announced and I scurry to move tickets to Thursday to keep Saturday free just in case…
  3. Hardywood Firkin crawl is announced on Facebook.  I accept forgetting I already had plans which I only remembered yesterday.

So no crawl for me but you should definitely check it out.  I’m really intrigued by that Smoked IPA.

Here are the stops on the crawl:

5:15PM — Commercial Taphouse — ESB dry hopped with Chinook hops
6:00PM — Secco Wine Bar — Smoked IPA dry hopped with Amarillo & Citra hops
7:00PM — Burger Bach — Barrel-aged Hardywood Singel

Craft Beer Enters Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast For First Time This Friday

VA Wine Expo

UPDATE: Burger Blast is SOLD OUT. There will be no tickets at the door.

Now in its sixth year, the  Virginia Wine Expo will offer craft beer for the first time as they present Burger Blast this Friday February 22nd from 5 – 10pm.  Burger Blast will feature artisan burgers with samplings of craft 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
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 Chocolate Heat – Richmond, VA
Devils Backbone Schwartzbier – Lexington, VA
Starr Hill Saison – Crozet, VA
Center of the Universe Plowed Brown – Ashland, VA
Legend Hopfest – Richmond, VA
O’Connor Great Dismal Black IPA – Norfolk, VA
Midnight Granite Oatmeal Chocolate Stout – Goochland, VA
Bold Rock Virginia Draft Cider – Nellysford, VA
3 Brothers Elementary Porter – Harrisonburg, VA
Apocalypse Hopocalypse IPA – Lynchburg, VA
Blue Mountain Barrel Aged Dirty Belgian — Afton, VA

National Breweries
Flying Dog Single Hop Imperial IPA (Galaxy) – Frederick, MD
Dogfish Head My Antonia Pils – Milton, DE
Sixpoint Diesel American Stout – Brooklyn, NY
Wolavers Alta Gracia Coffee Porter – Middlebury, VT
Terrapin Hop Karma Indian Brown Ale – Athens, GA
New Belgium Lips of Faith Cascara Quad – Ft. Collins, CO
Brooklyn Fiat Lux Belgian Style Witbier – Brooklyn, NY
Allagash Grand Cru Belgian Dark Ale – Portland, ME
Ommegang Duvel Rustica Belgian Golden Ale – Cooperstown, NY

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.