So I’m busy getting ready to head up to Philadelphia for the National Homebrewers Conference. Before I head out, I have a few assignments for you to check out for the rest of the week. Really only time for brush strokes, so here we go.
RVA Burger Week — $5 Burgers!
Tuesday June 25th
Flying Dog Steal the Glass at Capital Ale House Innsbrook
Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout
Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
Galaxy Single Hop Imperial IPA
St. Eadman Belgian Dark Strong
Big Black Wit
Wednesday June 26th
A lot of great stuff on tap for this takeover at Mekong:
Midnight Brett – wine barrel aged dark with Brett
Golden Brett – golden with Brett
FV 13 – wild sour aged in Foudre oak tank
Confluence – American Wild
Yakuza – Triple with Sorachi Ace
Victor Ale ’12 – Strong Pale with White grapes
Victoria Ale ’12 – Strong Pale with red grapes
Interlude ’12 – wine barrel aged Farmhouse
James Bean – Bourbon Barrel Triple w/cold pressed local coffee
Odessey ’13 – oak aged dark wheat
Bourbon Black – Bourbon Barrel Belgian Stout
Curieux – aged Bourbon Triple
I. GEORGIA PEACH NECTAR ALBINO MONKEY WHITE ALE: Peaches and peach puree are cured together to produce an amazing nose of well, peach of course, harboring a natural sweet flavor.
II. EMPEROR’S CHOCOLATE ELIXIR WOODBOOGER BELGIAN BROWN ALE: Dark Chocolate Lovers Rejoice!
III. BERRY MERITAGE WALLONIAN DAWN HONEY SAISON: Note the black and red currants for fruitiness and tang, the hibiscus for tartness, rose hip chips for smoothness and raisins for a natural sweetness.
Friday June 28th
Richmond’s own STRANGEWAYS BREWING will be kicking off their fourth secret brew on Friday June the 28th, and first tastes will be available only at Capital Ale House locations in the RVA area (Midlothian, Innsbrook and Downtown). Each locale will be featuring the entire Strangeways line-up. Come out and steal your very own Strangeways 16oz stemmed Belgian beer goblet, and for the first time ever at Capital Ale House, steal 32oz Strangeways mini-growlers, which the brewery affectionately calls Grunts. All available in limited quantities so plan to get there early!
I’m also hearing there will be special Curiosity Pins at each location.
Saturday June 29th
Formerly, Cultsha Xpo, this expo supports local organizations by giving you free “bucks” to donate in exchange for cool stuff. Last year, I won free entry to all Gallery 5 events.
Scavenger hunt that ends with Hardywood after-party at 3pm.