Daily Archives: April 9, 2013

Carytown Craft Beer Festival This Sunday

Spring has arrived just in time for the inaugural Carytown Craft Beer Festival this Sunday April 14th from noon to 6pm.  Tickets are $15/$20 (in advance/at gate) and include a souvenir pint glass (while supplies last) and unlimited sampling of Virginia craft beer.  Here are the beers they will be tapping along with what will be Smartmouth Brewing’s Richmond debut:

Hardywood – Richmond, VA                                  COTU (Center of the Universe) – Ashland, VA
Singel – ABV 6.1%                                                Ray Rays Pale Ale- ABV 5.2%
Quadruple Ale- ABV 10.2%                                     Main Street Alt Ale- ABV 5%

Devils Backbone – Lexington, VA                           Bold Rock Cidery – Nellysford, VA
Schwartz Bier Black Lager- ABV 5.2%                     Virginia Draft Cider – ABV 4.9%
Congo Pale Ale – ABV 6.85%

Legend – Richmond, VA                                         Starr Hill – Crozet, VA
Guardian Dog Dopplebock- ABV 8%                         Starr Saison – 6%
Legend Hopfest Pale Ale- ABV 6.5%                        Little Red Roostarr Coffee Cream Stout- ABV 5.8%
Double Platinum IPA*- ABV 8.6%

Three Brothers – Harrisonburg, VA                          O’Connor – Norfolk, VA
Admiral Double IPA- ABV 8.4%                                El Guapo IPA- ABV 7%
Coffee Breath Brown Ale- ABV 3.8%                         Great Dismal Black IPA- ABV 7.5%
Elementary Porter* – ABV 7%

Apocalypse Ale Works – Lynchburg, VA                  Roanoke Railhouse – Roanoke, VA
Hopocalypse Imperial Red Ale-ABV 8%                     Switch Monkey Belgian Pale- ABV 6.5%
Lustful Maiden Belgian Double- ABV 7.5%                 Track 1 Amber Lager- ABV 5.6%
Chocolate Stout* – ABV 6%

Midnight – Goochland, VA                                       Smartmouth – Norfolk, VA  RVA DEBUT!
Rockville Red Ale – ABV 5%                                     Alter Ego Saison-ABV 5.3%
Not My Job Brown Ale – ABV 5%                              Rule G IPA- ABV 6.6%
New Beginning Kolsch* – ABV 5%

Extra Billy’s – Midlothian, VA
Citra Ass Down IPA
Secret Sauce IPA

* = back up beers in case others run out.

Lickinghole Creek – Goochland, VA
Information and a preview of what is coming up in the next couple months.

Food vendors offering small plates for $5-8 include:

Nacho Mamas
Amour Wine Bistro
Ginger Thai Taste
Carytown Burger & Fries

Purchase tickets online here or check places to pick up in person here.

Carytown Cupcakes Celebrates Craft Beer With Hardywood & Dogfish Head

Clockwise: Chocolate Coffee Stout, Bourbon Stout, Chocolate Heat, Vegan Raspberry Stout & Tweason'Ale Strawberry (Original Photos Carytown Cupcakes)

Clockwise: Chocolate Coffee Stout, Bourbon Stout, Chocolate Heat, Vegan Raspberry Stout & Tweason’Ale Strawberry (Original Photos Carytown Cupcakes)

Leading up to next Sunday’s Carytown Craft Beer Festival, Carytown Cupcakes will be featuring craft beer flavors from April 8 – 14th.  I have enjoyed many of their cupcakes in the past but especially their vegan flavors. It is no surprise to see Hardywood featured so prominently. Gluten-free Richmonders will be pleased by the use of Dogfish Head’s Tweason Ale.

Craft Beer Flavor Menu

Chocolate Coffee Stout: Hardywood Sidomo Coffee Stout-Infused Chocolate Cupcake With Kahlua Buttercream
Bourbon Stout: Hardywood Bourbon Sidomo-Infused Vanilla Cupcake With Bourbon Buttercream
Chocolate Heat: Hardywood Chocolate Heat-Infused Chocolate Cupcake With Spicy Ganache Icing
Raspberry Stout: Vegan Hardywood Raspberry Stout-Infused Raspberry Cupcake With Reduced Raspberry Stout-Raspberry Frosting
Tweason’Ale Strawberry: Gluten-Free Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale-Infused Strawberry Cupcake With Strawberry Buttercream

Carytown Cupcakes
3111 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
355-CAKE (2253)