Daily Archives: July 31, 2013

Pre-Game Virginia Craft Beer Month At Strangeways Compendium of Curiosities

Strangeways Taproom SignVirginia Craft Beer Month officially starts tomorrow Thursday August 1st but you can get your party on with Strangeways’ Compendium of Curiosities tonight.

The compendium is all new tonight and includes:

I.  MONKEY PICKED WALLONIAN DAWN HONEY SAISON:  We have to start by saying that this is not a joke.  Growing on some of the steepest mountains in the world are the highly sought after Golden Oolong tea leaves (used in this Imperial Reserve blend), which are infused delicately into this one of a kind creation.  It is so dangerous to procure these leaves that man requires the aid of only the most talented and agile of climbers…monkeys that have been carefully trained by Buddhist monks.  We do not recommend A.F.M. to make this scintillating climb unless he has only been drinking our Super Session-able Saison.  A perfect match!

II.  CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY WOODBOOGER BELGIAN BROWN ALE:  Emperor’s Chocolate Elixir provides subtle hints of dark chocolate which are then accentuated with luscious red raspberries and interwoven in the deep textures of our complex Belgian Brown Ale.  Liquid dessert!

III.  SAMURAI CHAI MIXOLYDIAN RAG RYE BOCK:  A unique Japanese tea is formed by blending roasted and popped rice with an amazing green sencha.  Then a healthy addition of fresh ground chai spices is made.  The result is a nutty infusion with a bit of spice to add to the slightly smoky Rye Bock base.  Prost meets Kanpai!

The beers will be tapped at 4pm.  Head over to the Facebook event for more details.

Don’t Forget Virginia Beer Live! At The Richmond Coliseum This Friday

The official kickoff party for Virginia Craft Beer Month, Virginia Beer Live at The Richmond Coliseum Friday August 2nd starting at 5:30pm. First of its kind at The Richmond Coliseum, this indoor  craft beer festival features over 20 Virginia breweries. Presented by the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, this ALL YOU CAN SAMPLE event focuses on local foods and music plus over 40 Virginia craft beers.

Advance tickets are still available at Ford Box Office at the Richmond Coliseum at 601 East Leigh Street, Richmond, VA, 23219.
Box office hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Day of event 10am-8pm

Ticket Pricing (with applicable fees)

• $37 Advanced Preferred Admission (limited to 300 tickets)- Unlimited samples, entry at 4:30pm to avoid crowds, commemorative sampling glass.
• $22 Advanced General Admission with unlimited samples
• $27 Day of General Admission with unlimited samples
• $12 Advance Designated Driver Tickets
• $17 Day of Designated Driver Tickets

Tickets also available online through Ticketmaster with additional fees here.

Participating Restaurants
Capital Ale House
On the Rox
Popkin Tavern
SAVOR…Richmond (Richmond Coliseum)

Live Music
Brickwall Jackson
Psychobilly Cadillac
The X Band


Here is the list of participating breweries with what they will be serving.

Three Brothers — Harrisonburg Apocalypse Ale Works — Forest
Great Outdoors Pale Hopocalypse Imperial Red
Tri Brathair Scottish Ale Lustful Maiden Belgian Double
Blue MountainAfton Bold Rock — Nellysford
Full Nelson Pale Virginia Apple
Kolsch 151 Virginia Draft
Center of the Universe — Ashland Devils Backbone — Lexington
Belgian Amber Reilly’s Red
Main Street Virginia Ale Schwartz Bier
Extra Billy’s — Midlothian Hardywood — Richmond
Citra Ass Down IPA Virginia Blackberry
Otis Brown Ale Hoplar
Legend — Richmond Lost Rhino — Springfield
Hopfest Final Glyde Hefe
Triple Face Plant IPA
MidnightGoochland O’Connor — Norfolk
Kolsch Great Dismal Black IPA
Rockville Red Ale Green Can
Port CityAlexandria Rusty Beaver — Ladysmith
Monumental IPA Buck Tooth IPA
Optimal Wit Roy’s Big Bad Brown
Smartmouth — Norfolk St George — Hampton
Alter Ego Saison English IPA
Notch 9 DIPA Summer Ale
Starr Hill — Crozet Strangeways — Richmond
Grateful Pale Albino Monkey
Northern Lights Mixolodian Rag Rye Bock
Wild Wolf —  Nellysford Wolf HillsAbingdon
Alpha Ale Trooper Alley
Blonde Hunny Pilsner
Alewerks — Williamsburg  
Chesapeake Pale  

Check out the Facebook event Thursday for the final  beer list.

Come out to celebrate the work of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild by sampling over forty beers and meet the brewers who create them.  You will see why “Virginia Is For Craft Beer Lovers!”