There will be a lot of tap takeovers as Richmond celebrates American Craft Beer Week May 13 – 19. I’m still in the process of gathering details on a lot of items but here is what I have so far. As always, I recommend you bookmark this page to check back for updates.
Monday May 13th
Pins for the Win — 5pm
In lieu of the normal pin crawl, it seems Taste the Local is going for a more choose your own adventure type of night with Virginia beer pin tappings at three special locations. All pins will be tapped at
Update: Joe’s will tap thier pin at 6:30pm; this should make it easier on folks trying to enjoy all three pins.
5PM — Commercial Taphouse — Hardywood Belgian DIPA with Amarillo hops
6:30PM — Joe’s Inn in the Fan — Legend Hopfest with Centennial hops, sweet orange peel, & Reservoir bourbon chips. Filled by Matt & Ben.
5PM — The Camel — Three Brothers Oatmeal Stout with coffee & maple syrup
$2.50 Pints at Popkin
Every night of American Craft Beer Week, you will be able to enjoy $2.50 pints at Popkin Tavern all night long.
Parkway Brewing RVA Launch at Capital Ale House Innsbrook
Salem, Virginia’s Parkway Brewing will make their Richmond debut at Cap Ale Innsbrook with tappings of their Bridge Builder Blonde and Get Bent Mountain IPA.
New Belgium at Buffalo Wild Wings VA Center
Buffalo Wild Wings VA Center Commons location will be featuring New Belgium all week where they will have Rampant Imperial IPA, Ranger IPA, and Fat Tire on tap.
Tuesday May 14th
Head over to Station 2 for 80’s music and costumes as they tap beers from Anchor Brewing, America’s first craft brewery.. Beers on draft will include:
Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Heavy Seas Night at Tarrant’s Cafe — 5PM
A night of Heavy Seas beers featuring Ellen Boucher’s firkin of Peg Leg Imperial Stout with cherry, vanilla, coconut, and coffee beans.
Tarrant’s will also be tapping the following Heavy Seas beers:
Head over to Midlothian as Sedona taps some Williamsburg Alewerks beers and take home a glass.
Update: Alwerks’ head brewer Geoff Logan will be hanging out at Sedona tonight as they tap the following beers:
Drake Tail IPA
Chesepeake Pale Ale
Firkin of Coffeehouse Stout with cocoa
Flying Dog Tap Takeover at O’Banks — 5PM
O’Banks in Hanover will host a tap takeover of Flying Dog beer featuring:
Green Tea Imperial Stout
Kujo Coffee Stout
Snake Dog IPA
Underdog Atlantic Lager
Woody Creek Belgian White
10392 Leadbetter Rd
Ashland, VA 23005
Wednesday May 15th
Register for this event here.
Devils Backbone Tap Invasion at Can Can — 5PM
Brewpub only releases plus a special firkin
Update: Devils Backbone is the featured brewery of the night at Can Can Brasserie. They will have a special unfiltered Vienna Lager pin with cocoa nibs, cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, Oak chips, and Czech Saaz hops. Here is their draft and bottle selection for the night:
Congo Pale Ale
Wood-Aged Kilt Flasher
Eight Point IPA
Striped Bass Pale Ale Cans!
Starr Hill ‘Steal the Glass’ at Capital Ale House — 6:30PM
Capital Ale House will feature Starr Hill for a Steal the Glass night at all of their locations with Grateful Pale and Whiter Shade of Pale on tap. Meet brewer and owner Mark Thompson at the downtown location at 6:30.
Thursday May 16th
Cheers to the Firkin Weekend with Hardywood at Station 2 — 5pm
Goose Island Night at Fat Dragon — 5pm
Richmond debut of Sofie Paradisi along with the rest of the vintage ales
Friday May 17th
COTU Oak Battle at Mekong — 5pm
Center of the Universe taps some of their oak offerings Friday nigght at Mekong.
Oaky Pokey — Oak Aged Pocahoptus
Oak Aged Crazy Bet
Crazy Oaky Pokey