Monthly Archives: December 2014

GigANtical Perennial Tap Takeover At The Answer Today

Perennial Artisan Ales co-founder and brewmaster, Phil Wymore will be in the house at The Answer Brewpub as they host a gigantic tap takeover tonight Wednesday December 17th. Perennial is a small batch brewery in St Louis, MO focusing on farmhouse ales, seasonal beers using local ingredients, and barrel aged varieties.  Perennial has the adventurous craft beer drinker in mind with each batch brewed.

Here are the beers to be tapped today at the Answer:

Abraxas – Imperial Stout with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
Coffee Abraxas – Sump coffee beans (Brewery Only)
Savant Blanc – 100% Brettanomyces fermented Belgian Blonde Ale aged for 5 months in Chardonnay barrels with Chardonel grapes. (a white wine hybrid grape.)
Southside Blonde (brewery Only)
Stefon – collab with Solemn Oath – Dark Rye Wild Saison
Tart Hopfentea – collab with Hopleaf – Berliner Weisse with Hibiscus tea
Peach Berliner Weisse – Berliner Weisse with fresh Missouri peaches
Dual Artisanship – collab with Prairie – Dry-Hopped Red Saison with Brett
Saison de Lis – Saison with Chamomile
Aria – Wild Belgian Style Ale
Hommel Bier – Dry Hopped Belgian Pale
Fete de Noel – Strong Winter Ale

All beers will be tapped at 4pm except for Coffee Abraxas which will be tapped at 6pm..  Today, Perennial is the answer.

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Gingerbread Stout Plus Black Hand Coffee Equals Hardywood Christmas Morning Saturday

Hardywood Christmas MorningThis year Hardywood is giving you not one, not two, but three versions of Gingerbread Stout. Well, that’s three versions as of Saturday December 13th as Hardywood releases Christmas Morning.

A blend of Brazilian and Sumatran coffee beans from Richmond’s Black Hand Coffee Co take this variation of our Gingerbread Stout to a whole new level of decadence. Christmas Morning offers layers of gingerbread flavor complimented by the smooth nuances of freshly brewed coffee. We hope you make this part of your holiday tradition in the years to come.

Christmas Morning will be available starting at 2pm in 750ml bottles (limit 4 bottles/person) and on draft in the tasting room. There will be no growler fills due to limited availability.

Enjoy live music from Cary Street RamblersLoversville, and Andy Vaughan and The Driveline starting at 4, 6:30, and 8pm respectively along with the return of the River City Barn Dance at 4pm.

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Brew Hosts Terrapin Wake ‘N Bake Off As Pre-Opening Event At Midlothian Location Saturday

Brew Terrapin Wake N Bake Off2Brew Midlo is not open yet. Let me repeat, Brew Midlo is not open yet but they are hosting their first annual Terrapin Wake N Bake Off this Saturday December 13th from noon to 5pm celebrating the  10th anniversary of Terrapin’s Wake N’ Bake, an imperial stout made with coffee and oatmeal.

This is a ticketed event only with all proceeds from ticket sales go to the Richmond SPCA. Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased online here. Tickets include a special 10th Anniversary WNB Mug, your first pour of original Wake n’ Bake, samples of the dishes (while supplies last), a raffle ticket, and a ballot so that you can vote for your favorite dish.

Brew has invited several restaurants from around town to join them at their version of the annual event held at the Terrapin Brewery in Athens, Georgia. Restaurants will provide samples of dishes made with a Terrapin beer.

Sugar Shack Donuts
Sub Rosa
Jean Jacques Bakery
Union Market
American Taproom
Savory Grain
The Camel
Monument City Coffee & Records
821 Cafe
Lady N’Awlins
Uptown Market
Deep Run Roadhouse

Brew will also have these other Terrapin beers on tap:

Wake N’ Bake
Substance Abuse (barrel aged Wake N’ Bake)
French Toast’d Wake N’ Bake
Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter

Brew Midlothian
11400 W. Huguenot Road
Chesterfield, VA 23113

Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event 6.0 At The Answer Brewpub This Saturday

Screens N Suds Big Event 6.0 120614Screens ‘n’ Suds brings back their big beer and art event for its sixth year Saturday December 6th at The Answer Brewpub starting at 1pm. You should definitely check this out as proceeds go to benefit National MS Society, Pink Ink Fund, and Gallery 5.  There will be awesome screen printed art for sale, live music, and delicious craft beer including the return of SnS’ small batch series.

Screens ‘n’ Suds 2014 Small Batch Series consists of seven beers which will be available on tap and in limited bottles to go:

  • Hardywood Park – Sixtel – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with berries; (base beer is same as the much-lauded Trickery)
  • Lickinghole Creek/Champion Collaboration – Procrastination – Belgian Pale Ale
  • O’Connor Brewing – Ibrick – Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout
  • Strangeways Brewing – The Wyld Sisters – 3 American Wild Ales, each with a different Brettanomyces yeast strain
    Olivia – Blackberry Wild Sour Ale
    Portia – Raspberry Wild Sour Ale
    Beatrice – Mixed Berry Wild Sour Ale
  • Three Brothers – Contortoise – Turtle candy-inspired Imperial Brown Ale

New this year is the addition of a VIP Speakeasy featuring tastes from rare bottles donated by members of the local beer community. The speakeasy is already sold out but you can win tickets along with some other goodies. Deadline for entering the raffle is Friday December 5th at noon.

Head over to the Facebook event for more details including the complete tap list for the day.