Monthly Archives: February 2013

Join Good People Beer Club At Mekong For Bottle Share To Benefit MS Society

Mekong GPBC Bottle ShareHead over to Mekong this Saturday February 9th to participate in a bottle share thrown by the Good People Beer Club with Screens N Suds to raise money to benefit MS Society.

The bottle share will be GPBC’s first and they hope annual event run at the same time with an event in NYC.  They are focusing on more malt forward beers for this sharing session and ask that you bring your best  stouts, porters, barleywines, scotch ales, etc.  $10 gets you in at the door and you will receive 10 pours for each 22oz bottle and 5 pours for each 12oz bottle you bring.

The event will last from 3 – 6pm with food provided by Mekong.  Make sure to register here and check out the Facebook event to see what other people are bringing.

Whole Foods Presents Allagash The Cookbook Tonight

Allagash Cookbook1Tonight, Wednesday  February 6th, is the night Allagash comes to Richmond in a big way as Whole Foods Short Pump prepares dishes from Allagash: The Cookbook  to be available on their hotbar.  Copies of the book will be for sale for $35/each with author James Simpkins on hand for signatures.

Special drafts and bottles available for tasting and sales include:

FV 13
Smoke & Beards
Mattina Rossa (samples only)

The special food menu will be available throughout the week in the following locations

Chef’s Case
citrus cream crab cakes
Chicken Plantain Roulades
Grilled Swordfish w/Peach Salsa
Spicy Bacon-Chili Meatloaf
Grilled Lamb Chops w/ Mint Pesto
White Bean SaladPlatter Bar
Grilled Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Hot Bar
Stuffed Peppers

Sausage Pizza

Buffalo Chili
Pozole con Puerco
Chicken and Dumplings
Beef Barley and Bacon Stew
Sweet Potato Bisque

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

My Glass Wish For Goose Island Takeover At Sedona Taphouse

Goose Island Stem GlassI owe most of my glassware to Steal the Glass nights.  I find I have a hard time resisting them; even if there’s a chance I will end up with a duplicate of a glass already in my collection.

Goose Island has a few glasses that are pretty cool.  I already have their pilsner style glass with their 312 logo but there is another glass I have longed after seeing it a few times, the long stemmed chalice with silver goose logo.

Hopefully, I will receive this glass tonight Tuesday February 5th at Sedona Taphouse during their Goose Island tap takeover and glass giveaway.  If not, at least there will be great beer to drown my sorrows.  Here is their selection for the night:

312 Urban Wheat
Naughty Goose
Big John
Christmas Ale

Pepe Nero

The takeover starts at 5pm; head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Are You Ready For Super Beer Sunday?

Richmond, today Sunday February 3rd is the day for football and commercial watching.  Haven’t decided which parties you are going to tonight?  Let me throw a few other choices into the mix.

Second Annual Super Barrel Party — Saison — 2pm

Nevermind the fact they have not been opened a year, Saison is tapping some really cool beers  for their second annual buper barrel party including a cask of Brian’s Barrel Blend #3 from Hardywood.  Here is a little more of what they have planned:

Epic Oak Smoked
BFM Square Root Saison in Bon Chien Barrels
Allagash Interlude
JW Lees in Lagavulin cask
Cidre DuPont in Calvados barrels
Allagash Bourbon Black
Petrus Aged Pale
Anderson Valley Barney Flats in Wild Turkey barrels
Tilquin Gueuze
Schlenkerla Oak Smoke Doppelbock

23 W Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23220

The Super Bowl of Beers — The Camel — 5pm

Watch the big game on The Camel’s 173″ screen and drink some of the best beers to make their way to RVA.  Here is what they will be tapping:

Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter ’12
Alewerks Cafe Royale
Allagash White
Bell’s Hopslam
Bell’s Smitten
Bell’s Two Hearted
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
Blue Mountain Full Nelson
Bold Rock Virginia Apple
Devils Backbone Vienna Lager
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Green Flash Palate Wrecker
Hardywood Bourbon Cru ’12
Hardywood Bourbon GBS
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Hardywood Heavy Roller Oatmeal Pale
Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout
Hardywood Singel
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
Legend Brown
Legend Winter White
Natty Boh
New Belgium Fat Tire
Sam Adams New World Tripel
Sixpoint 3Beans
Starr Hill Psycho Kilter

They will also have bottles of Goose Island Bourbon County, Lagunitas Sucks, and Bell’s This One Goes To Eleven.

Fourth Annual SuperBOWL Eating Contest — Mekong — 5pm

Mekong will crown their  fourth Pho King champion tonight where ten men and women will down a lot of pho and beer.  Get there early if you think you have what it takes to sign up.  Of course, Mekong will be tapping some special beers.  The champion will be crowned before the kickoff of the big game so stick around and watch it on their big screen.

Half Off Growler Fills At Whole Foods For Your Pre-Superbowl Stockup

Whole Foods BeerNeed beer for your Superbowl party this Sunday?  Whole Foods has a deal for you with half off growler fills all day Saturday February 2nd. 

Here is just a taste of what they will be tapping with te promise of some surprises:

Green Flash Palate Wrecker
BBC Stout
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Bell’s Two Hearted
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
Three Heads Brewing Too Kind Double IPA
Breckenridge Avalanche Amber
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout
Thomas Creek Class 5 IPA
Avery New World Porter
Allagash White
Avery Joe’s Pilsner

Join The Brotherhood At Gallery 5 Tonight For First Fridays

3 Bros Join Brotherhood1Richmond, isn’t it about time you joined the brotherhood?  This Friday February 1st is your chance as 3 Brothers Brewing gets it’s official kicksoff at Gallery 5 during  First Fridays Artwalk starting at 6pm.  Meet co-owner Adam Shifflett and a contingent from the RVA brewing scene with representatives from Hardywood, Legend, Midnight, and Center of the Universe.

Here is the lineup for the night:

Coffee Breath Brown 3.8%
Admiral Double IPA 8%
Hoptimization IPA 6%
Elementary Porter 7%

What would a night at Gallery 5 be without music?  Musical guests for the night include:

Dave Watkins
Houdan The Mystic
Cardinal Compass

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.