Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

Hardywood, Strangeways, & Lickinghole Creek Heading to SAVOR This May

SAVOR 2014At the same time the VA Craft Brewers Guild elected new leadership, Brewers Association announced breweries participating in this year’s SAVOR: American Craft Beer & Food Experience on May 9th & 10th in Washington, DC.  Of the seventy six participants, five breweries are from Virginia including three from the Richmond area:

Devils Backbone Brewing Co — Roseland, VA
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery — Richmond, VA
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery — Goochland, VA
Port City Brewing Co — Alexandria, VA
Strangeways Brewing — Richmond, VA

Richmond will be very well represented at this year’s event. Hardywood even became a Supporting Partner for this year.  See who else made it on the list this year here. The American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members-only presale is March 25 with public ticket sales starting March 26.

Virginia Craft Brewers Guild Elects New Leadership For 2014

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild elected new leadership for 2014 at their VA Beer Caucus meeting held last night at Capital Ale House.

Leading the guild will be:

Chair — Mark Thompson, Starr Hill
Vice Chair — Mark Shrader, Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
Legislative Chair — Hayes Humphreys, Devils Backbone
Marketing/Tourism Chair — Eric McKay, Hardywood

Congrats to the new officers.  Looking forward to see what the guild has planned for this year.

SweetWater Rolling Through Richmond Tonight Starting at American Tap Room

By now you may have heard about SweetWater Brewing coming to town.  They have already started showing up in a few bottle shops around town, but today January 28th is when they kick things into high gear.

Head over to American Tap Room as SweetWater floods the taps beginning with 420 Extra Pale.

When does all this start? Well, 4:20 of course.  Chat up some brewery reps to earn some swag.

Here is the complete of the line up for the evening:

420 Extra Pale Ale
Blue — blueberry wheat
Georgia Brown
Whiplash White IPA

American Tap Room RVA
1601 Willow Lawn Dr, Ste 840
Richmond, VA 23230

Can’t make it to American Tap Room? Then be on the look out for the SweetWater crew because they plan on hitting the town later making stops at Commerical Taphouse, Capital Ale House, and Station 2.

Head over to the Facebook event for more updates.