Richmond will celebrate in a variety of ways this American Craft Beer Week (May 12 – 18). Stay tuned as I will update this page as I get more information on different events.
Tuesday May 13th
Trivia Tuesday at Strangeways — 4PM
Collaboration Tap Takeover at Cask Cafe — 5PM
Celebrating the collaborative nature of the brewing community, Cask Cafe will tap an eclectic collection of collaboration beers.
Here are the beers expected to be tapped:
Crim Dubbel — Legend & Williamsburg Alwerks
Gentlemen’s Club — Cigar City& Widmer Bros
GAVA Joe — Terrapin & Starr Hill
Collaboration Not Litigation — Avery & Russian River
European Slaycation Belgian IPA — Greg Self (Whole Food’s Growler King) & Champion Brewing Company
Man Crush — Green Flash & Smartmouth
Devil’s Secret — Devils Backbone & Apocalypse
Good Morning Mekong — The Answer & Cigar City.
Pizza Tonight will be cooking up pizza at 5.
Perennial “Meet the Brewer” & Takeover at Brew — 6PM
Brew will host tap takeover with Perennial Artisan Ales out of St Louis, MO as part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration. Owners, Phil and Emily Wymore, will be on hand to talk about their beers. Brew will raffle off a very special Perennial bottle with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.
Here are the beers on tap for the night:
Black Walnut Dunkel
Saison de Lis
Heart of Gold
Devils Backbone Mini Takeover at Bucket Trade — 5PM
Bucket Trade will have a trio of Devils Backbone beers on tap to celebrate the week.
Vienna Lager, 2012 Gold World Beer Cup and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner, is a chestnut colored lager with a malty aroma and subtle toasty sweetness derived from a multi-stage mash. A pinch of noble hops gives this refreshing beer a clean finish. IBUs – 18, ABV – 4.9%
Striped Bass Pale Ale, Golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties. 5.2% ABV 26 IBUs
Schwartzbier, Derived from recipes of medieval Germanic brewers, our Schwartz Bier embodies a millennium of refinement. This black bier gets its characteristically subtle roasted flavor by using the finest toasted malts. Lager yeast creates a quick & dry finish. 5.2% ABV 18 IBUs
Ale of Fergus, Scottish-style 60 shilling ale. Light brown in color, light to medium body with hints of toast and toffee in the finish. 4.0% ABV – 22 IBU
Devil’s Secret – collaboration with Apocalypse Ale Works
Wednesday May 14th
Goose Island vs Firestone Walker at Mekong — 5PM
Of course, you can go to Mekong any time this week to celebrate but Wednesday two breweries battle it out for supremacy.
Bourbon County Brand Stout
Bourbon County Barleywine
Thursday May 15th
Cheers to the Firkin Weekend with Hardywood at Station 2 — 5pm
Debut of Hardywood’s first sour beer — Rum Barrel Saison.
Perennial Takeover & Meet the Brewer at Mekong — 5PM
If you missed your chance at Brew, Phil Wymore will be at Mekong as they tap eleven of his beers. Here’s what will be on for the night:
Abraxas – Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
Sump – Imperial Coffee stout with Sump coffee beans
17 – Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves
Barrel Aged 17 – Imperial Stout aged Twelve months in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels with cacao nibs & mint leaves
Black Walnut Dunkel – chocolate brown German Dunkelweizen aged on Missouri‐grown black walnuts
Duel Artisanship – collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales – Experimental IPA with Brettanomyces
Heart of Gold – Wheatwine
Aria – Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces
Hommel Bier – Dry-hopped Belgian Pale
Saison de Lis – Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers
Regalia – Brettanomyces Saison
Regalia with pear and ginger
UPDATE: Abraxas will be replaced with an Andall.
Friday May 16th
Richmond Beer Lovers 4th Anniversary at Hurleys Tavern — 6PM
Richmond Beer Lovers celebrate their 4th anniversary with a Hardywood tap takeover at Hurley’s Tavern. Here are the beers on tap for the night:
Beaux-Arts Triple IPA (collab with Bluejacket)
2013 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Brian’s Barrel Blend #4
Hoplar (cask conditioned pin)
Saturday May 17th
Nectar & Knife DIPA Release at Triple Crossing — Noon
Triple Crossing releases their latest beer fresh from their tanks:
As IPA lovers ourselves, one of our main goals when opening this place was to release a DIPA that would be a hop-head’s dream come true. We think Nectar and Knife is just that. This beer is dry hopped three separate times with over 18lbs of hops. It sits right around 8%ABV, is a deep golden color and finishes perfectly dry. Prepare your palette!
Oh, and in case you get hungry, we will be having Boka Tako out all day for grub. Come get some.
Goochland Quad Release at Lickinghole Creek — Noon
Lickinghole Creek will fill growlers of their tasty Goochland Quad from noon to sunset on the farm. With its rum-like flavor, it makes perfect sense that the next evolution of this beer will be after spending time in Flor de Cana Nicaraguan Rum Barrels. Flora De Cana is Spanish for sugarcane flower. Look for it in a couple months.
Midnight Brewery Second Anniversary — 1PM
Celebrate the end of the week with Midnight with three special cask pins, two food trucks, and live music:
We opened our doors May 2012. What a ride it has been so far! Come celebrate with us May 17th at the brewery. This will also be the end of American Craft Beer Week. What better way to celebrate than to keep it local. Really looking forward to this. Hope you are too. Cheers!
A Good Day In RVA at Hardywood — 2PM
A day full of live music and Hardywood beers.