Monthly Archives: January 2014

Triple The Barrel Aged Goodness From Three Brothers at Mekong Thursday Night

I try to keep from telling you that you absolutely have to try a particular beer or go to a certain event.  I guess rules were meant to be broken because personally I really think you deserve to try these barrel aged beers from Three Brothers tomorrow night at Mekong.

  • Rum Barrel Dubbel — I snagged a growler from Whole Foods right before it won a 2013 GABF medal
  • Resolute — aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months! I was hooked after only a sip.
  • Barrel Aged Vanilla Elementary — aged in barrels that once held Resolute; less bourbon flavor but vanilla and oak highlights shine through.

I would expect these to be tapped by 5PM but who knows what tricks An has planned.  Go and try these irresistibly delicious beers from one of the rising stars of Virginia beer.

I have only one question for Three Brothers. What is “Senantona?”

Troegs Takeover at Brew Gastropub Tonight

Troegs logoHead over to Brew in Chesterfield tonight Wednesday January 15th for a tap takeover featuring Troegs Brewing Company out of Hershey, PA. They will be tapping eight brews including one from their Scratch series. Besure to chat up Troegs rep Pete Showvaker to learn more about the history of the brewery and their beers.  Snag a Troegs glass to take home with your first beer.

Here is what will be on tap tonight starting at 5pm:

Scratch #83Impending Descent (Russian Imperial Stout)
Mad Elf
JavaHead Stout
Perpetual IPA
Pale Ale
HopBack Amber
Dreamweaver Wheat
Troegenator — 2013 GABF Gold medal winner & a personal favorite

Brew
6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Get Wacky Tonight at Southern Railway Taphouse

Head over to Southern Railway Taphouse tonight Wednesday January 15th as they present Wacky Wednesday.  They will be serving up some favorite original craft beers right along side an altered variant.

SRT will be offering special deals on flights to allow you a better opportunity to taste standard and altered versions side by side.

Here are the beers they will be tapping starting at 5pm:

Great Divide
Yeti
Oak Aged Yeti

Hardywood
Gingerbread Stout
Bourbon Gingerbread Stout

Allagash
Tripel
Curieux — Bourbon barrel Tripel

Blue Mountain 
Dark Hollow — Bourbon barrel stout
Local Species — Bourbon barrel pale ale

Founders
Dirty Bastard
Backwoods Bastard

Petrus
Aged Pale
Aged Red – 15% Aged Pale with fresh cherries

DC Brau
Corruption
Brainless Corruption — Collaboration with Epic Brewing

Head over to the Facebook event for more information and updates.

111 Virginia St.
Richmond, VA 23219

POSTPONED: Lickinghole Creek Beer Dinner at The Viceroy This Sunday

UPDATE: I’m hearing this has been postponed to sometime in March. 

Last minute, I know, but check out the menu for Lickinghole Creek’s first ever beer dinner over at The Viceroy Sunday, January 12th starting at 6:30pm.

The dinner is $53/personReserve your spot by calling the restaurant at (804) 342-7696.

The Viceroy
600 N Sheppard St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 342-7696

Tale of Two Legend Barleywines Tonight at Capital Ale House

Remember when Legend Brewing made a barleywine for Capital Ale House’s 10th Anniversary? I remember it being quite tasty.

Well, it’s back tonight at Capital Ale House Downtown starting at 4pm:

A Tale of Two Barleywines, the Legend continues. Featuring on draft the Legend Barleywine. This beer is generously hopped to balance the huge malty sweetness. We also “Dry Hopped” this one, giving it a nice spiced-floral aroma. Expect a lingering finish with plenty of warming alcohol.15% Alc. By Vol. By its side, we will be serving their 2012 Capital Ale House Anniversary Barleywine from a bottle. This beer was delicious and well balanced the first time around. Aged for a year, this beer will become a lot different as the malt-hop balance changes dramatically. These two big, complex, flavorful beers are perfectly suited for the winter season. You can also try one here and take the other home. Both come with a glass for you to take home! Glassware is very limited so don’t miss out.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.