Monthly Archives: May 2014

Virginia Hops & Barley Festival Is This Saturday

The 4th annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival is this Saturday May 10th over at the Historic Malvern Farm in Midlothian.  If you have not been to this festival before, you should grab some friends and check it out. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission or $50 for VIP admission and can be bought here.  Check out the festival’s Facebook page for more information.

VA Hops & barley 2014

Historic Malvern Farm
288 Hugenot Trail
Midlothian VA 23113

Adroit Theory Hits Richmond With Beer School and Tap Takeover Tomorrow

Purcellville’s Adroit Theory will be available in two spots in the Richmond area tomorrow Saturday May 3rd.  This nanobrewery has been making a big name for itself. Get out and try some because who  knows when your next chance will come.

Beer School at Brew — 4PM

Owner Mark Osborne will be leading Brew’s FREE beer school.

Brew
6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

B/A/Y/S of Pigs at Bucket Trade — 5PM

Bucket Trade will be bringing Adroit to Chester for probably the hottest tap takeover to hit south of the river.  They will also be pairing the delectable beers with local barbecue smoked on B/A/Y/S hazelnut staves.

Here are the beers making their first appearance in the area:

  • GIAA – Double IPA brewed exclusively with Citra, Belgian Candied Sugar, and aged on Ash
  • BAYS – Imperial Stout brewed with Hazelnuts, Cherries and aged on Ash Wood
  • BAYS – Tawny Port Barrel Aged Version- Regular version of BAYS aged in Tawny Port Barrel
  • Scorpion – Black IPA brewed with Galena, Columbus, Citra, and Summit Hops
  • Fear Is Your Only God – A brand new Saison
  • Pigs Get What Pigs Deserve – Imperial Brown Ale with Smoked Bacon regular

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

The Bucket Trade
13131 Rivers Bend Boulevard
Chester, VA 23836

Grab Your Hops & Barley. Tomorrow Is Big Brew Day 2014

Credit: American Homebrewers Association

Credit: American Homebrewers Association

Saturday, May 3rd, marks the 13th annual Big Brew Day sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. Homebrewers from around the  world choose from predetermined recipes to brew on that day.  The three recipes selected this year are gold medal winners from 2013 National Homebrew Competition (categories 10, 13, & 4): Regal Pale Ale, Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout, and Black Dog Lager Schwartzbier.  You can see the actual recipes here.

Starting at 9am, Richmond’s local homebrewing club, the James River Homebrewers, will be brewing at Original Gravity over on Lakeside Ave.  If you ever wondered about how beer is made, this is a great opportunity and promises to be a great time for all.  So drive on down and join on the fun.  Get there by noon to join in on the worldwide toast.

Original Gravity
6920 Lakeside Ave.
Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 264-4808