Daily Archives: February 21, 2014

Brand The Brew with Richmond Kickers and Wild Wolf Brewing

Wild Wolf RVA Kickers BeerWild Wolf and the Richmond Kickers have designed and named their team beer.  All you have to do is create the logo.  Read more in the press release below.


Introduce “Kick It Hunny” as Exclusive Team-Specific Beer


RICHMOND, VA – (Thursday, February 20, 2014) – The Richmond Kickers are proud to introduce the limited-edition, team specific beer, Kick It Hunny, and are pleased to launch a Brand the Brew Contest to proceed the official unveiling in March. The Kickers are inviting fans to submit Kick It Hunny logo designs no later than Thursday, March 13 for a chance to win invitations to the VIP launch event, a custom Kickers jersey and a private party for 25 at a Kickers home game.

Hand-crafted by brewers, members of the media, Kickers fans and Wild Wolf Brewing Company, Kick It Hunny is a Belgian inspired American Pale Ale derived from the brewery’s popular Blonde Hunny. The smooth drinking session ale will tickle taste buds with hints of honey before finishing with a burst of citrus and hops. Lively aromas of crisp Citra hops, honey, and light malt mingle to create a refreshing nose. A hat trick of pilsner, wheat, and oat malts team up to give it a pale, cloudy yellow color and a thick, frothy white head. Kick It Hunny is a beautiful beer for fans of the beautiful game and is sure to become a favorite of soccer brewligans across RVA.

“We could not be more thrilled with how this entire process has gone,” commented Hunter Leemon, Richmond Kickers Director of Sales. “Working with Mary and Danny at Wild Wolf was such a great experience. They were willing to let a small number of our fans, Red Army members and media representatives participate in helping to craft the final product which was a tremendous experience. We are excited to share Kick It Hunny with our fans and the entire beer-loving community here in Richmond.”

Kick It Hunny

Style: Belgian-American Session Pale Ale
ABV: 4.5 (TBD)
IBU: 30
Malts: Pilsner, Wheat, Oat
Hops: Citra
Yeast: Blend of house Belgian and house American

The distinctive, one-of-a-kind blend, crafted specifically for Richmond Kickers fans will be exclusively available during Kickers 2014 home games at City Stadium and will also be featured at participating bars around Richmond.

Brand the Brew Contest
Fans wishing to enter the Kick It Hunny Brand the Brew Contest should submit logo designs to Hunter Leemon, Richmond Kickers Director of Sales at hleemon@richmondkickers.com. Final logo submissions must be received no later than Thursday, March 13, 2014. The winning design will be unveiled the week of March 17, 2014.

About Wild Wolf Brewing Company
Wild Wolf Brewing Company is one of just a few mother-son breweries in the country. Opening its doors November 11, 2011, the 6000+ square foot facility is located on ten acres in the heart of Nelson County, VA. The property features a restaurant which is housed in the original schoolhouse for Nelson County, a new building housing the brewery and old tobacco barns which have been converted into boutique shops.

Our Brewmaster, Danny Wolf, attended America’s oldest brewing school, Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, including a month long program in Europe. Danny and our brewery team work tirelessly to create interesting and unique beers. Wild Wolf beers are also distributed across all of Virginia and in D.C. and can be found in many bars and restaurants. Our 12oz cans and 22oz bottles can be found in most grocery stores and specialty shops.

For more information, contact Wild Wolf Brewing Company at 434-361-0088 or at www.wildwolfbeer.com.

About Loveland Distributing
Loveland Distributing is the sole distributor of major brands like Miller Lite, Coors Light, Yuengling and Corona in the Greater Richmond, Virginia region. Carrying a wide variety of imports and craft beers ranging from Sam Adams to Sierra Nevada to Guinness to Virginia’s own Wild Wolf and Lost Rhino brands, Lovelands’ portfolio can meet any need. Loveland also supplies non-alcoholic beverages through a partnership with Redbull and the Nestle Family of ready to drink brands such as Nesquik.

Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast Year Two Is SOLD OUT. Here’s What You’ll Miss

As promised, the second year of Virginia Wine Expo’s Burger Blast, returning tonight Friday February 21st at 5pm, is completely SOLD OUT.  Bigger and better than last year, Burger Blast will feature artisan burgers created by fifteen talented Richmond chefs with unlimited samplings of Virginia beer and wine.

Take a look at the delicious burgers to be served and the Virginia beers to be served tonight.

Restaurants & Burgers

  • American Tap Room: ATR Short Rib Sliders — Slow cooked braised Short Ribs served with all the fixins to build your own slider masterpiece with pickled shallots, mustards, red wine sauce, premium cheeses and grilled pineapple
  • AramarkBeef & Italian Sausage Slider with Cilantro, Saga Blue Cheese, Red Beans, Applewood Bacon with Smoked Tomato Aioli and Sliced Havarti with Micro Greens served on a Challah Roll.
  • Brew: Pepperoni Pizza Burger: Freshly Ground Beef Laced with Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Mozzerella Topped with Sundried Tomato/Marinara Aioli, Served with Fresh Cut House Fries.
  • BurgerworksThe Bleus Burger Slider (last year’s people’s choice winner) — All natural, locally-sourced Angus beef patty topped with Danish Bleu Cheese, suateéd onions, bacon and a housemade Balsamic-port wine glaze.
  • Capital Ale House: Italian SliderVeal and Lamb Patty with Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce and Parmesan Cheese Crisp
  • Carytown Burgers & Fries: To be decided
  • Culinard: Duck/Turkey Burger on a Turmeric Brioche Bun with Hoisin Ketchup and Sakura Cress
  • India K’ RajaVeggie Burger on Wheat with Tamarind Spread
  • J Sargeant ReynoldsShort Rib and Bison Slider — Short Ribs and Bison with Virginia Dark Lager and Bacon Glaze topped with Smoky Munster, Cherry Tomato ‘Jam’, Pickled Red Onion, Watercress Salad on a Housemade Brioche Bun with Grainy Mustard Aioli and House Half Sour Pickle
  • MezzanineLocally Ground Chicken and Avocado Slider with a Red Onion and Pineapple Relish 
  • Omni Resorts The HomesteadThe Fairway Burger: Wagyu Beef, Cambozola Cheese, Pepper Bacon, Caramelized Onions on a Ciabatta Roll
  • SaisonSmoked Mushroom “Burger”, Saison Yellow Mustard Fancy Sauce and Pickled Mushrooms on a Potato Bun 
  • Savory GrainBurger Blast Savory Slider: House made blend of Angus chuck, brisket, short rib, and rib-eye; topped with a local seasonal winter ale house cured glazed bacon, crumbled chevre, pickled red onions, and micro greens, finished with a VA pinot noir aioli, served on a fresh baked Lucille’s challah petite roll
  • Slideways Mobile BistroBlack and Blue Slider:Angus ground beef with crumbled Blue Cheese mixed in the slider, Blackened seasoning, and sautéed onions with our chili aioli sauce.Thai Chili and Peanut Butter:Angus ground beef with Thai chili’s mixed in the slider smothered in peanut butter. Mac and Cheese Slider: Angus ground beef topped with bacon, our homemade Mac and Cheese, and spicy ketchup. Black Bean Slider:vegetarian black bean slider mildly spiced topped with Swiss Cheese
  • Toast: Salmon Burger Slider: Salmon Burger with Poached Shallot and Dill Cream Cheese and Rappahanock Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reduction

Virginia Breweries

Apocalypse Ale Works — Forest Bold Rock — Nellysford
Winter Snack Spiced Stout Virginia Apple
Glorious Dead ESB Virginia Draft
Center of the Universe — Ashland Devils Backbone — Lexington
Scotchtown Pear Lager
Slingshot Kolsch Schwartz Bier
Extra Billy’s — Midlothian Hardywood — Richmond
Midlo Pale Ale Raspberry Stout
Isley Brewing — Richmond Legend — Richmond
Plain Jane Blueberry Wit Hopfest
The Bribe – Oatmeal Porter Maibock
Lickinghole Creek — Goochland Midnight — Goochland
Magic Beaver Pale Ale Rockville Red Ale
Three Chopt Tripel Not My Job Brown Ale
O’Connor — Norfolk Rusty Beaver — Ladysmith
El Guapo IPA Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale
Red Nun Red Ale
Starr Hill — Crozet Strangeways — Richmond
Bandstand Barleywine Freeze Ray Eisbock
Starr Saison Room 237 Biere d’hiver
Sunken City — Smith Mountain Lake Three Brothers — Harrisonburg
Tartan Tent Scottish Ale Hoptimization IPA
Senantoa Indian Brown

Check out the Facebook event for further updates.