Monthly Archives: August 2013

Get Ready Richmond! Capital Ale House’s Oktoberfest Returns September 21st

Cap Ale Oktoberfest logo 2013Yes, Richmond. It is getting to be that time of year. Oktoberfest! Here are the details on Capital Ale House’s event this year.

Prost Virginia! Capital Ale House Oktoberfest Returns September 21st and 28th

Virginia craft beers and German-style cuisine take center-stage at Capital Ale’s celebration in Downtown Richmond and Fredericksburg.

Richmond, VA (August 12, 2013) – Capital Ale House’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest returns to Downtown Richmond onSaturday, September 21st and to Downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, September 28th, highlighting Virginia beers paired with traditional German food items. But food and drink isn’t all Oktoberfest has to offer – as each Capital Ale House location will have surrounding streets closed off as crowds listen to live musical performances, German dance groups and family-friendly Kinderplatz: a kids space with giant inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals and many other family features.

“We’re proud to offer something for everyone at Oktoberfest, and this year, we want to give our German celebration a Virginia accent,” said Matt Simmons, President of Capital Ale House. “2013 has been the year of Virginia beer and we support this growing industry by featuring an exceptional selection of local brews at this year’s Oktoberfest.”

Gates open at 11:30am and we will ceremoniously tap the keg at noon officially kicking off Oktoberfest celebrations. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw will tap the keg in Fredericksburg. Cool Cow Comedy’s Rahmein Mostafavi will serve as MC at both events, keeping the crowd in stiches until the festival wraps up at 10pm. The Capital Ale House restaurant will remain open until 1:30am.

The festival has a $2 cover charge, with proceeds benefiting the Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society in Richmond and the Main Street Program in Fredericksburg. Each guest of legal drinking age can purchase a traditional 1-liter Capital Ale House stein for $3 (while supplies last), though guests are also welcome to bring their own stein. Families are welcome, though a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 21. VIP tables are available for groups of all sizes; please call Capital Ale House in advance for reservations. Free parking is available at both locations.

Choose from over 100 craft and imported brews, including Legend Brewing, Starr Hill Brewing, Devil’s Backbone Brewing, Hardywood Brewing, Center of the Universe Brewing, Blue Mountain Brewing, St. George Brewing, Strangeways Brewing and Bold Rock Cidery.

Menu items will include: giant pretzels with sweet mustard, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerbraten and dumplings with ginger snap gravy, Jaegerschnitzel, roast chicken, German potato salad, red cabbage and sauerkraut as well as our regular menu offerings in the restaurant.

In observance of the 16-day Oktoberfest held each fall in Munich, Germany, Capital Ale House will celebrate (in-house at all 5 locations) for the entire 16 days with German food specials, dozens of German-style beers and exciting events.

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Virginia Craft Beer Month & IPA Day Collide At The Camel

Today, Thursday August 1st, is both the start of VA Craft Beer Month and National IPA Day.  If you’re looking to get hoppy, The Camel has you covered.  They will be tapping 14 IPAs or DIPAs from across Virginia.

Here is what they plan on tapping:

COTU Homefront
3 Brothers The Admiral
Hardywood Hoplar
Hardywood Bourbon DIPA
Strangeways Phantasmic
Starr Hill Double Platinum
O’Connor Great Dismal Black
Legend Hopfest
Blue Mountain DIPA
Apocalypse Hoppacalypse
Lost Rhino Faceplant
Parkway Get Bent
Devils Backbone 8 Point
Extra Billy’s Citra Ass Down

The Camel will be opening for lunch at 11am so you can start celebrating as early as you want.

Don’t forget to check the calendar for more cool events going on this month.