Monthly Archives: January 2015

Don’t Miss Hardywood Milkman & Cigar City Milkmaid Collaboration Release Saturday

Hardywood Milkman Cigar City MilkmaidHardywood and Cigar City have joined forces to create two original milk stouts — Milkman and Milkmaid.

With its full body, palate coating viscosity, and a hefty 13.5% ABV, The Milkman is a beer to be reckoned with. Heaps of chocolate malts and a massive addition of gourmet cocoa nibs meld with a generous dose of milk sugar to satisfy the biggest chocolate craving. Available on draft at the brewery and in 750mL bottles to go (limit 2 bottles per guest, no growler fills).

The Milkmaid displays a copper to amber color, surprising and delighting your olfactory senses and tastebuds with the unmistakable roasted and chocolate notes of a stout. Cocoa nibs from Ghana and Ecuador impart hints of espresso and roast, while a unique combination of hop varieties adds layers of dark chocolate and licorice. 7%ABV Available in 750mL bottles to go only (limit 2 bottles per guest).

These stouts will be available for the first time anywhere Saturday January 24th starting at 2pm. A sweeping lineup of Hardywood and Cigar City beers will join these two new stouts to create an event not to be missed.

Check out the tap list and locations as detailed by Hardywood.

The Answer Brewpub Revealed With Awesome Takeover Friday

The Answer Brewery RevealThe Answer Brewpub will reveal their brewery to the public for the first time Friday January 23rd.  They are celebrating by tapping some special beers with undoubtedly some surprises thrown in.

Here are the beers they will tap starting at 4pm:

Allagash Currant Affair
Goose Island BCBS
Foothills Sexual Chocolate
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Brett
Firestone Walker Sucaba
Schneider Weisse Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
Gueuze Tilquin
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Hardywood Trickery
Hardywood 2012 GBS
Hardywood 2013 GBS
Hardywood 2014 GBS
Hardywood Bourbon GBS
Hardywood Rum Barrel Saison – Wild Sour Pumpkin Ale
Hardywood Vanilla Raspberry Stout
Hardywood Pineapple Great Return
Cigar City Jai Alai IPA
Cigar City Peach Habanero IPA
Cigar City Hotter than Helles
Cigar City Cubano Espresso
Birrificio Del Ducato Beersel Mattina – blend with 18 months lambic

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Growlers To Go Getting A Little Strange Tonight

Head over to Growlers To Go as they host a Strangeways tap takeover and beer tasting tonight Tuesday January 20th. There will be twelve strange brews on draft available for growler fills as well as a unique selection of bottles.

Here are the beers that will be available starting at 4pm:

Freeze Ray
Virginia Stingo
That’s My Jam!
Room 237
Delightful Immoral
Vatos Muertos
Southern Heirloom
Still Life With Peaches
Albino Monkey
Placebo Pils

Southern Heirloom
Placebo Pils
Wake Me Up Before You Gose (Possibly the last case available in RVA)

The first twenty people to buy a growler and fill it with Strangeways will receive a free 13oz glass. Fill your growler before 7pm and Growlers To Go will give you 25% off. Yeah, you better get strange!

Growlers To Go
1017 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Hardywood Wild Game Dinner At Mosaic This Friday

Mosaic Restaurant is once again teaming up with Hardywood to present a five course wild game dinner this Friday January 16th starting at 7pm.  Each course will be paired with a hand selected Hardywood brew.  Check out the menu.



Wild Game Charcuterie & Cheese
 rabbit galantine, duck ham, glazed cherries, Marcona almonds,
Billy Bread crostini, farmhouse cheddar, Maytag bleu
— Paired with Hardywood Pils —


Venison Stroganoff
Wild mushrooms, papperdalle
— Paired with Hardywood Barleywine —


Blood Orange Granita
— Paired with Hardywood Hull Melon Saison —


Olive Oil Poached Wild Boar Rack
Chestnut foie gras pate, smoke polenta cake, baby arugula,
Reservoir Bourbon & orange macerated cherries
— Paired with Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Double IPA —


Raspberry pate de fruit, peanut butter truffles,
vanilla nitro cake, chantilly foam
— Paired with Hardywood Raspberry Stout —

The cost for the dinner is $49/person excluding tax and tip.  Reserve your seat by calling the restaurant at (804) 288-7482. Dinner seating starts at 6:30.

MOSAIC Restaurant
River Road Shopping Center
6229-A River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 288-7482

Lickinghole Creek’s Vanilla Virginia Black Bear Is A Panda. A Snow Panda.

Lickinghole Creek debuts the latest in their series of imperial stouts today Saturday January 10th at noon.

Vanilla Virginia Black Bear is the yang to Virginia Black Bear’s yin. Ten Specialty Grains comprise the backbone of the bear and high alpha American hops give the bear his teeth. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee abound and fresh vanilla rounds out the flavor. Used as the base beer for Illuminatos, the Vanilla Virginia Black Bear has casually drifted to meander where he wants. Watch out, he hugs.

I’m hearing Illuminatos will be aged in rum barrels. Head over to the Facebook event for more details.

Next up in LCCB’s stout series will be Heir Apparent, a Mexican spiced stout. Hmmm…sounds like LCCB is working up to a stout fest or maybe these will be unveiled on Despot Day.

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Dr
Goochland, VA 23063