Monthly Archives: March 2013

Style Weekly Brings RVA Beer Big Guns To Capital Ale House


Credit: Style Weekly

Join Style Weekly’s Jason Roop as he presents a panel discussion on Richmond’s craft beer revolution at Capital Ale House Downtown Thursday March 21st. Here are the big guns of the Richmond beer scene joining in on the Barons of Beer event:

  • Dave Gott — vice president, Legend Brewing
  • Patrick Murtaugh — co-founder, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Steve McKenna — bartender, co-star of “Drinking Made Easy”
  • An “Mekong” Bui — chief beer officer at Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
  • Mike Killelea — head brewer, Center of the Universe Brewing & Chairman of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

The event starts at 5:30pm with a special tasting.  The panel discussion will start at 6pm followed by a beer enthusiast reception from 7 – 8pm.  Tickets are $25/person and include 3 tastings and hors d’oeuvres.  Go here to buy tickets and for more information.

Bourbon Your Saturday With Hardywood And Starr Hill

Bourbon Weekend 030213Looking for bourbon barrel aged stouts this Saturday March 2nd? Here are two ways to get your fix.

Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo Release

Hardywood celebrates the release of their barrel aged Sidamo Coffee Stout with a bottle-only sale in the morning followed by tasting room opening for bottles, draft, and food vendors at 2pm.   and an acoustic evening of Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade!

Hardywood will be open 10AM – Noon Saturday morning for a pre-sale event for bottles and merchandise.  If you’re looking to skip the lines before tasting room hours start at 2PM, this is when you want  to be at the brewery.

Tasting room hours will be open from 2 – 9PM with Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout available in half or full pints with most likely a special randall.  Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade will play acoustic sets starting at 5:30pm.

Food vendors for the night will be Monique’s Crepes, Estes BarBQue, and Station 2.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Starr Hill ROCK MS Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Release

First off, thanks to  Screens N Suds for making me aware of this event

Take the scenic drive up to Starr Hill in Crozet, VA as they kick off their month-long celebration of ROCK MS.  They will be having a special tapping of their rare Bourbon Barrel Cryptical Imperial Stout in their tasting room.

While bottles will be made available at a later date, tastings, pints and growler fills will be available. Sign up to stake your claim for special Bourbon Barrel Cryptical bottles from their super limited run of this extremely rare brew.

Local food truck favorites Delicious George and The Lunchbox will be serving grub. If you have what it takes you compete in a fierce corn hole tournament for VIP tickets to ROCK MS, Starr Hill merchandise  and more. Come for the afternoon to sample and sip on this limited-edition extraordinary brew.

This Saturday marks the first of many community events surrounding Starr Hill’s  fundraising efforts for the National MS Society Blue Ridge Chapter and the James Q. Miller MS Clinic at UVA. The main event, ROCK MS will be held at the Jefferson Theater on Saturday, April 13th featuring the soul legend Charles Bradley.

To donate directly to Walk MS, click here:

To purchase tickets to ROCK MS featuring Charles Bradley, click here:

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Help Libbie Market Ridgefield Kick Their Kegs

As Libbie Market Ridgefield prepares to close their doors, they have started with reducing prices on all bomber bottle (22oz  or larger) beers.  In addition, with today Friday March 1st being their last day of filling growlers, they will be offering $5 fills on 64oz growlers just make sure to bring your own as they will not be selling growlers to fill.

Here is what they will be filling with the goal to kick every remaining keg:

Founders Breakfast Stout
Stone Arrogant Bastard
3 Brothers Hoptimization IPA
Midnight Stout…..delicious!
Bell’s Smitten
Southern Tier Chokolat
Southern Tier Creme Brulee
Port City Two Smoked Porter
3 Brothers Coffee Breath
St. George Porter
Troegs Perpetual IPA
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
O’Connor El Guapo
Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin—that’s right Pumpkin—mix this with some Southern Tier?
Aleworks Cafe Royale (limited)