There is only one way to describe this weekend — jam packed! There are five festivals featuring Virginia beer so widespread this weekend you may not even have to leave your backyard to get to one. Meanwhile I will be geeking out at Wizard World Richmond part of the weekend so I need you to report back on everything. Let’s not waste any more time…
Friday September 12th
Mystery Beer Release at Strangeways — 4PM
Even I don’t know the secret identity of Strangeway’s Mystery Beer. You’re going to have to go for yourself to find out.
RVA IPA Release at Hardywood — 4PM
Time to drink the hops you grew…
Wine & Beer Classic at Maymont — 7PM
You can hang out with your wine drinking friends…
Enjoy live music by Jubeus while sampling some of Virginia’s finest beverages from Ardent Craft Ales, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Center of the Universe Brewing, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery,Isley Brewing Company,Legend Brewing Company, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery,Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Midnight Brewery, Rusty Beaver Brewery, Smartmouth Beer,STRANGEWAYS BREWING, Triple Crossing Brewing Company, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company. Guests can partake in open cornhole play offered by BeSocial Richmond (for a fee) and enter to win a cocktail raffle prize featuring a home beer brewing kit and two tickets to the Richmond Beeristoric Tour, donated by Loveland Distributing and Brown Distributing- Richmond, VA.
Tickets are $35/person and include unlimited sampling of beers and wine. Buy tickets here.
Saturday September 13th
Richmond Spoke & Hop Fest at Hardywood — Noon – 9PM
Bike lovers this is especially for you though anyone is welcome. Tickets are $35/person and include unlimited sampling of over 50 Virginia beers including those from new to area taps, Heritage Brewing Co. Before anyone complains, yes you must purchase tickets to enter Hardywood grounds on this day. Who among us hasn’t spent $35 on beer?
Brew Jam Craft Beer Fest at Beaverdam — Noon
Head over to Beaverdam and sample beers from breweries such as New Belgium, Left Hand, Blue Mountain, Ommegang, and Brooklyn among others.
Chesterfield Chamber Craft Beer Festival — Noon
I really do like a good Oktoberfest. COTU’s is one of my favorites. Grab a stein…
Then maybe a bratwurst or two…
Oh and there’ll be German music…
Sunday September 14th
Float down the James then enjoy a New Belgium and Foothills tap takeover at Crossroads Forest Hill. Tickets are $40/person and benefit the James River Park System. You can get your tickets here.
Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo at Chesterfield Town Center — Noon
30+ food trucks and 25 Virginia beers. What’s not to love?
Hair of the Dog at Hardywood — Noon
After they’ve spoked the hop, Hardywood throws a brunch with five courses of music.