Monthly Archives: December 2013

Want A Tap Takeover This Week? How About Four?

I couldn’t help but interrupt my little vacation to bring you some cool tap takeovers happening around town this week.

Tuesday December 17th

Heavy Seas Mutiny on the Taps at Sedona Taphouse — 5PM

Join Virginia fleet captain Brian and sail the Heavy Seas over to Sedona Taphouse.  They will be tapping some fantastic brews as well as selling some vintage bottles. When your pillaging is done, you will have a new glass to add to your booty.

Here is the tap list for the night:

Plank II (2012)
Loose Cannon IPA
Small Craft Warning Uber Pils
Gold Golden Ale
Cutlass Amber Lager
Holy Sheet (2013)
CASK – Yule Tide
Plus bottles of Holy Sheet (2013), Below Decks (2012) and more!

Goose Island Takeover at On the Rox — 6PM

Head over to On the Rox to enjoy some Goose Island beers including the limited Bourbon County series.  There will be glasses to steal as well.

Bourbon County Stout
Bourbon County Barleywine
India Pale Ale

Bourbon County Coffee Stout

Wednesday December 18th

Devils Backbone Takeover To Benefit No Kid Hungry at Brew — 5PM

Brew will be tapping 10 Devils Backbone beers including the debut of one never tapped outside the brewpub as well as a special cask Vienna Lager. Warren Haskell from Devils Backbone will be on hand to talk all things Devils Backbone. Brew has chosen to donate one dollar of every glass of Devils Backbone beer ordered to No Kid Hungry.  They will also be accepting canned good donations as well. If you bring a canned good, you can get a ticket good for 50% off your first glass of Devils Backbone beer.

Here is the tap list with one or two more to be added soon:

Vulkaan (Oud Bruin aged on whiskey wood
Metro Berliner Weiss (with choice of 3 different house made syrups)
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Schwartz Bier
Dark Abby
Gold Leaf
Bavarian Dark Lager
Pub Ale
Ramsey’s Nitro Stout
Teddy Bear — cask conditioned pin of Vienna Lager with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon, think chocolate Teddy Grahams.

Thursday December 19th

Blue Mountain & Devils Backbone at Sedona Taphouse — 5PM

Sedona Taphouse’s second takeover of the week brings together Devils Backbone and Blue Mountain with eleven beers each including Marsedon, their collaboration quad which was brewed at both breweries.

Here’s what you’ll find on tap from each brewery:

Blue Mountain
Full Nelson
Export Stout
Foxy Mama
Cheer Beer
Lights Out
Long Winters Nap
Local Species
Dark Hollow
Marsedon – collab quad

Devils Backbone
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Dark Abby
Pear Lager
Marsedon – collab quad
Flor di luna jasmine
Berliner Metro Weiss
Mile Post 5
Betamax DIPA
Ramsey’s Draft Stout – Nitro

On The Bright Side, There Will Still Be Some Hardywood Bourbon Gingerbread Stout

By now you’ve probably seen the post below from Hardywood.

While some of you may still be going through the stages of grief, here’s the good news: there is still Bourbon GBS to be had.  Now is a time to be thankful for the little things.  Hardywood was able to save about 18 barrels worth of the beer; that is over 4500 pints.

How will these 18 barrels be divided up, you ask? I can’t say exactly but here is what I do know:

  • A very limited quantity of bottles will be sold starting at 1PM Saturday.  Bottles will only at the brewery so Hardywood can hope to recover some of the loss.  When I stopped by Thursday, there was a palette bottled with more to be packaged.  Bottles will be limited to 2 per person. So get there early if you absolute have to have a bottle.
  • Some kegs will make it to the market. So if you’ve seen an event planning to have Bourbon GBS, I’d expect that they will still have it but probably at a lesser quantity than planned.

Here are some events where you’ll find BB GBS at:

This is not all the places who will get a keg but it will get you started.  I’ll update when I have more tapping times.