Monthly Archives: July 2014

Barrel Aged Tower Takeover at Buz and Ned’s Tonight

barrel aged beersHead over to Buz and Ned’s on W Broad as they tap some barrel aged beers including a blind tasting between Lickinghole Creek Bourbon Tripel and Allagash Curieux.

Climb into these other barrel aged beers as you enjoy some delicious barbecue:

Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Hardywood Bourbon Cru
New Holland Dragon’s Milk with Toasted Chili Peppers
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow

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

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
8205 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Brew’s One Year Anniversary Jam Starts Wednesday

Brew 1yr annivBrew Gastropub in Chesterfield is spreading their one year anniversary celebration out through the weekend starting tomorrow Wednesday July 30th by tapping some of their favorite beers that they have been holding onto for a very special occasion. They will follow that up on Thursday July 31st with a Stone Brewing tap takeover featuring basically every barrel aged Stone beer to be released in Virginia.

Here are the beers they are planning to tap Wednesday:

Allagash Victor
Allagash Victoria
Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation
Bruery Tart of Darkness
Founders Imperial Stout
Goose Island Lolita
Hardywood 2nd Anniversary
Hardywood Bourbon Gingerbread Stout
Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot
Perennial Sump
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Terrapin Wake N Bake
Weyerbacher Insanity

Thursday’s Stone tap takeover will start at 6pm with Melanie from Stone on hand to talk about the beers.  There will also be Stone glassware to take home.

Here is the tap list for the night:

Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard (Virginia Debut)
Reason Be Damned — Abbey ale aged in red wine barrels (RVA Debut)
Cali-Belgique Aged in Wine Barrels
2013 Double Bastard
Old Guardian
Imperial Russian Stout
Tiger Cub Saison — aged in white wine barrels
Sprocketbier — Black Rye Kolsch
Sublimely Self-Righteous
Collective Distortion
Arrogant Bastard

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

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America Making Two Richmond Stops


Credit: Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create twelve different beers for one mixed 12-pack—including 10 bottles and two cans—a first in the craft beer world. These brewers are coming towards the end of the Beer Camp Across America bus this weekend.

Until now the only way to try these beers was to either snag one of the limited 12-packs, join Virginia breweries for the Philly stop Saturday, or head south to Asheville for the final stop Sunday August 3rd.

Richmond craft beer lovers will have two chances to experience Beer Camp Across America tappings at The Broadberry tomorrow July 29th and Mekong on Monday August 11th.  The Broadberry will have Talking Heads cover band, Fear of Music playing from 7 – 9pm.

Here are the details on the twelve collaboration beers to be tapped at each location:

Myron’s Walk Belgian-Style Pale Ale — Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
Tater Ridge Scottish Ale — Asheville Brewers Alliance, Asheville, NC
Electric Ray India Pale Lager — Ballast Point Brewing Company, San Diego, CA
Maillard’s Odyssey Imperial Dark Ale — Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI
Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock — Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, FL
Torpedo Pilsner — Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA
There and Back English-Style Bitter — New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI
Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout — Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene, OR
CANfusion Rye Bock — Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO/Brevard, NC
Yvan the Great Belgian-Style Blonde — Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, CA
Chico King Pale Ale — 3 Floyds Brewing Company, Munster, IN
Alt Route Altbier — Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

Saturday is Hardywood Barrel Day

Yes, I’m out of town the same weekend Hardywood decides to release Bourbon DIPA and three other beers that have been barrel aged up to 18 months. Am I bitter? No…well maybe just a little. By all means you should go try them all. Maybe just save me a glass.

Here are the beers that will be available by the glass and 32oz growler fills tomorrow Saturday July 26th starting at 2pm:

Bourbon DIPA is hopped with a heavy dose of Columbus, Cascade and Summit hops, fermented with an abbey ale yeast that imparts some subtle tropical fruit and peppery notes and conditioned twelve weeks in freshly emptied Virginia bourbon barrels from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where earthy, vanilla, toffee and bourbon notes lend an exquisite mellowness to Bourbon DIPA. Also available in 750mL bottles.

Singel, aged for 18 months on Bowman’s Abraham Bourbon Barrels.

Russian Imperial Stout, aged for 18 months on Makers Mark Bourbon Barrels.

Belgian Quad, aged for 16 months on Cruzan Rum barrels.

Boka Tako Truck, Estes Bar.B.’Que, and Carytown Burgers & Fries will be on site from 2-9pm.  Enjoy live music from The Welcome Hips, White Laces, and The Diamond Center starting at 5:30, 7, and 8pm, respectively.

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

PHOTOS: National Beer Expo: Collabeerate, CRAFT, Taco Throwdown, & Grand Tasting

Last week’s Capital Ale House National Beer Expo events were a lot of fun albeit with a few first year hiccups.  All in all it was a great start to what I hope will come back bigger and better next year.  Take a look at my photos for the various events I was able to attend.

Collabeerate at The Jefferson

CRAFT at Virginia War Memorial

Taco Throwdown

Grand Tasting Walk Around

Special Richmond Brewery Tappings For National Beer Expo Tonight

National Beer ExpoRichmond area breweries are tapping some special beers in honor of the National Beer Expo today Wednesday July 16th. Most beers will be tapped at 5pm though in some cases when the breweries open.

Hardywood Centennial Wheat

Hardywood is tapping the latest beer in their Pilot Series.

American pale ale meets wheat beer in this hoppy sessionable wheat pale ale. Brewed with a 40/60 split of pale and wheat malts, hopped very generously with both Centennial and Citra hops. Lots of late kettle hop additions plus dry hopping result in a very aromatic beer. Slightly tart with lots of citrus and dank jam fruitiness. 4.8%ABV

Come in to try it on draft and take home a growler – drink specials on Wednesdays! Cielito Lindo on site through the evening.

Isley Brewing Hoptical Illusion

Isley will tap a dry hopped version of their latest beer, a Farmhouse Ale.

Legend Bourbon Barrel Release Party

Legend will tap two bourbon barrel aged beers along with two new cask beers.

Legend NBE Bourbon barrel tappings

Lickinghole Creek Spiced Batchelor’s Delight 

LCCB is tapping a cask condition pin of their rum barrel quad, Batchelor’s Delight, spiced with orange peel, vanilla beans, nutmeg, allspice, and black peppercorns. Somebody please bring me some of this beer to The Jefferson tonight. It sounds amazing!

Midnight Christmas in July

Christmas at Midnight, one of my favorite beers out of this Goochland brewery returns for one night only. It’s also their “Flat 4” night so beers are $4 each. While you’re there, try the official Virginia State Fair beer, Virginia Midway.

Rusty Beaver Country Road Wet Hopped Harvest Ale

Rusty Beaver in Ruther Glen will tap a wet hopped beer that was brewed using an early harvest of hops from their Country Road Hop Farm just 6 miles from the brewery. The hop farm will be the site of RB’s future larger production facility.

Strangeways Wake Me Up Before You Gose with Hibiscus 

Number 3 of Strangeways’ first anniversary beers gets a dose of flower power. Try it out along with their other anniversary beers and curiosities.

Mid July Heat Buster!. It’s hot as blazes so we have some cool curiosities for ya. If you did not get a chance to taste our 3 anniversary beers (and the curiosity versions), this would be a great time to do so as all tasting goblets are one low price.

Triple Crossing Kill The Lights Black IPA & Trivia

Triple Crossing will host Trivia Night RVA and release their latest beer, Kill the Lights Black IPA.