American Craft Beer Week RVA 2013: Tap Takeovers, Firkin Nights, & Tappings

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 5pm:

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

Anchor 80’s Night at Station 2

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:

Anchor Steam Beer (California Common)
Anchor Liberty Ale (American IPA)
Anchor Brekle’s Brown (American Brown Ale)
Anchor Summer Beer (American Pale Wheat Ale)

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:

Black Canon IPA
Holy Sheet – Belgian Dubbel aged in Brandy barrels. Tarrant’s has two of the four kegs in Richmond.

Williamsburg Alewerks at Sedona Taphouse — 5PM

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:

Coffeehouse Stout
Cafe Royale
Colonial Wheat
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

O’Banks Cafe
10392 Leadbetter Rd  
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 550-3888

Wednesday May 15th

Local Suds Night at Sine Irish Pub — 5PM

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:

Draft
Congo Pale Ale
Vienna Lager
Wood-Aged Kilt Flasher

Bottles
Dark Abby
Azrael
Eight Point IPA
Schwartz Bier
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

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