RVA Beer Week 2014: Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls & Tappings

Join in on the yearly celebration of Richmond’s craft beer scene during RVA Beer Week (November 1 – 9).

All Week

The Cask Cafe Turns 1!

Join Cask in celebrating a phenomenal first year. Draft and growler specials, rare beer tappings, pub crawls, tap invasions and more!

Monday Nov 3rd — Brewer’s Parade 
Hardywood Rye Pumpkin
Ardent Craft Ales  VA Common
Strangeways Soledad
Triple Crossing Liberty or Death Porter
Lickinghole Creek Gentleman Farmer
Legend Winter White Ale

Tuesday. Nov 4
Tapping BFM Grand Cru aged in French Champaign Barrels!

Wednesday, Nov 5 — Brews Cruise

Thursday, Nov 6 — Lickinghole Creek Tap Invasion
VA Black Bear
Rosemary Saison
Goochland Quad

Monday November 3rd

RVA Brewers Parade — 5:30PM
Richmond’s local breweries have united in a show of support for restaurants in the Fan and Carytown for the second annual RVA Brewers Parade.  Want to join them? Meet up with the crew from Hardywood, LCCB, Midnight, Triple Crossing, and Extra Billy’s in the Fan starting at Postbellum. Meanwhile COTU, Ardent, Rusty Beaver, Strangeways, Isley, and Legend will hit the streets of Carytown starting at Weezie’s Kitchen. Each group will get started around 5:30 and stay at each location for about 30 minutes.

Here are the routes they will be taking before meeting back up at Cask to head over to Commercial Taphouse together:

The Fan
Joe’s Inn
Social 52

Weezie’s Kitchen
Can Can Brasserie
Mellow Mushroom
Daily Kitchen & Bar

Tuesday November 4th

Devils Backbone Takeover at Portrait House — 4PM
Portait House hosts a total tap takeover with Devils Backbone. They have helped change the landscape for Virginia beers since their opening in 2008. Each of Portrait’s 24 taps will be pouring a unique offering. Go sample some familiar beers, as well as ones not seen often in Richmond.

Vienna Lager
Gold Leaf Lager
Pear Lager
Schwartz Bier
8 Point IPA
Striped Bass Pale Ale
Pumpkin Hunter
Azrael Golden Strong Ale
Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy
Dark Abby
Turbo Cougar
Trail Angel
Spider Bite
Marsedon Quad
Dead Bear
1887 Stout
Ginger Lager
Skull Crushing Ape
Smokehaus Lager
Pilot Brau Pils
Ale of Fergus
3 Ridges Triple
Brew Ridge Hop Revival

They’ll also have 4 tickets to give away to the showing of The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theater on Friday, November 7th hosted by Center of the Universe.

Portrait House
2907 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221

Wednesday November 5th

Honey Ginger Farewell Party at Ardent Craft Ales — 4PM

Get your Honey Ginger while you still can…

Brews Bike Cruise — 5:30PM

Join Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Legend Brewing Company, andSTRANGEWAYS BREWING for a Brews Cruise through Carytown and The Fan!

At 5:30pm, pick up a map at Agee’s Bicycles and cruise right over to Portrait House. Beers start pouring at 6:00pm.

6:30pm: Bike to 821 Cafe
7:15pm: Bike to Postbellum
8:00pm: Hit the last stop, Cask Cafe, for a chance to win some exclusive brewery swag!

Bike reflectors are required!

Biking Brews Cruise RVA Beer Week 2014-1


Thursday November 6th

Legend & Starr Hill Collaboration Celebration — 5:30PM

Legend Brewing Company & Starr Hill Brewing Company come together to release a collaboration beer called HooVale!

The beer gets its name from the urban legend that argues Charlottesville was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’s children’s book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Continental Divide Richmond will be cooking up some great and well paired specials as well as the classics.

Part of Legend’s “Urban Legend Series,” HooVale is a Spiced Holiday Ale. Also on Tap:
Legend Winter White
Legend Brown
Starr Hill Gava Joe Belgian Espresso Stout
Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale

Continental Divide Richmond
2501 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220

AW Shucks Country Store Third Anniverary  with Three Brothers & Triple Crossing — 6PM


Friday November 7th

The Big LeBYRDski by Center of the Universe  at The Byrd — 7PM
Center of the Universe and The Byrd Theater Foundation present “The Big LeBRYDski.” There are a lot of ins, a lot of outs, and a lot of what have yous but all proceeds will benefit The Urban Achievers The Byrd Theater Foundation.

Will you watch The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theater? Yes.
While having a beverage? El Duderino and other COTU brews.
Will the money you spend go to The Byrd Theater foundation? 100% – this is no ringer dudes.

The Big LeBYRDski

Date: November 7th
Time: Doors Open at 7:00pm
Movie starts at 8:00pm

$10 + applicable fees in advance through eventbrite here.
Advanced ticket sales will end at 12:00am on November 6.
$15 at the door starting at 7:00pm on November 6.

*Ticket includes admission into the theater as well a 1 beer token to be redeemed for a glass of El Duderino.


  • This is a 21 and up event. Only those with a VALID ID will be permitted into the building. No 8 year olds, dude. This goes for advance ticket sales as well. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Only a token can be redeemed for a glass of El Duderino. No cash sales. Other COTU beers will be available for purchase from the concession area.
  • No outside food or alcohol permitted.
  • The Byrd Theater only accepts cash. There is a cash machine in the building.
  • No refunds. No re-entry.
  • The Byrd Theater reserves the right to not serve intoxicated patrons. The Byrd Theater also reserves the right to remove from the premise any person who is causing a disturbance, without a refund.

Saturday November 8th

IPA All Day! at Ardent Craft Ales — Noon

Gingerbread Stout 2014 Release at Hardywood — 2PM

And now you can get it in a can…

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