RVA Beer Week 2013: Festivals

Everyone knows Richmond loves festivals.  Here are several to check out at beginning and end of the week.

Saturday November 2nd

Midnight Brewery Harvest Festival — 1PM

Screens ‘n’ Suds 5th Anniversary Big Event — 3-7PM

Head over to Gallery 5 and check out some beer and art. 

Relatively Certain Draft List for the Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event this Saturday:

Screens ‘n’ Suds 5th Anniversary Small Batch Series
Blue Mountain Foxy Mama Red Tripel
Hardywood: Menagerie Barrel Blend
O’Connor: Mermaid’s Milk Imperial Milk Stout
Strangeways: 3 Wyrd Sisters: Desdemona, Ophelia, Cordelia Belgian Tripels
Three Brothers: Meet Brett IPA 100% Brettanomyces-fermented IPA
*these will also be available to reserve at the Big Event at Gallery5. Pick up will be at Hardywood.

Blue Mountain: Blue Reserve Belgian Pale Ale
Center of the Universe: El Duderino White Russian Stout
Devil’s Backbone: Gold Leaf Lager
Dogfish Head:
Extra Billy’s: Midlo Pale Ale
Firestone Walker: Wooky Jack Black Rye IPA
Green Flash: Double Stout
Hardywood: SB604 Pale Ale
Legend: Urban Legend Vampire Imperial Red Ale
Lickinghole Creek: Short Pump Saison
Lost Rhino: New River Pale Ale
New Belgium: Shift
O’Connor: Great Dismal Black IPA
Sierra Nevada: Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop Ale
Smartmouth: Double IPA
St. George: Pilsner
Starr Hill: Jomo Lager
Strangeways: Albino Monkey Belgian White
The Bruery: Tradewinds Tripel
Three Brothers: Admiral DIPA

Sunday November 3rd

Autumn Bottom Brews — 12 – 5PM

Always well attended, this event at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market will feature over 30 Virginia beers:

Three Brothers — Harrisonburg Apocalypse Ale Works — Forest
Hoptimization IPA Hopocalypse Imperial Red
Tri Brathair Scottish Ale Golden Censer
Center of the Universe — Ashland Bold Rock — Nellysford
Monkey’s Uncle Virginia Apple
Kolsch Virginia Draft
Lickinghole Creek — Goochland Devils Backbone — Lexington
Magic Beaver Pale Ale Kilt Flasher
Three Sheets ESB Striped Bass
Extra Billy’s — Midlothian Maibock
Proverbial Porter Dark Abby
Otis Brown Ale  
Legend — Richmond Hardywood — Richmond
Hopfest Farmhouse Pumpkin
Winter White RVA IPA
Midnight — Goochland O’Connor — Norfolk
Red Moon Ryesing Great Dismal Black IPA
Granite Stout Bell’s Beach Saison
Isley Brewing — Richmond Strangeways — Richmond
Plain Jane Belgian Wit Phantasmic IPA
The Bribe – Oatmeal Porter Woodbooger
Starr Hill — Crozet  
Grateful Pale  
Snowblind Doppelbock  

Beer samples available for just $2 each, or get a full 16 oz. pour for $6.

Food
Halligan’s
Mosaic
Boka Tako
Grate Pizza
RVA Vegan
Granny’s Ice Cream.

The stage for Autumn Bottom Brews will be rocking throughout the day featuring Andy Vaughn & the Drive Line playing from 11-1pm & finishing the day with a live performance from regional bluegrass favorite, Jackass Flats.

There are ample parking areas in and around the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market on Main and Cary Streets, from 15th Street to 18th Street.

Free Admission

Saturday November 9th

Historical Society Beer Festival — 12 – 5PM

Not a lot on this event yet other than a craft beer and food festival located outside the Historical Society. I’m working on getting more information.

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