Monthly Archives: February 2015

Become Part Of The Sideshow At Strangeways This Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step this way and enter into the lab that is Strangeways Brewing.

Come see the crazy cast of misfits that have helped build Strangeways’ quirky brand. Marvel at Kirk Thor’s metal bending ways. Can you stand the heat of Daddy G’s Salsa? Look for Barf Comics’ characters jump to life from shirts and case packs.

All of this and more inside the tent at Strangeways Sideshow Expo Saturday February 28th from Noon to 4pm:

Do you dare enter? Are you strange enough?

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

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Catch Up With Stone’s Mitch Steele At Capital Ale House Tonight

Stone Brewing logoBy now you’ve heard that Stone Brewing has select Richmond as the home of their East Coast brewery and restaurant.  The facility won’t open its doors until 2016 but you can catch up with Stone’s brewmaster Mitch Steele as he makes a stop at Capital Ale House Downtown. Grab a seat in the music hall tonight Wednesday February 25th starting 6pm as he gives a short talk on IPAs.

Cap Ale will have eight Stone beers on tap for the occasion:

Stone IPA
Stone Go To IPA
Stone Delicious IPA
Arrogant Bastard
Stone Smoked Porter
Stone Stochasticity Quad
Stone Ruination IPA
Stone Bang Bang — bourbon barrel aged red ale

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

Capital Ale House
623 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219

Show Garden Grove Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Head over to Garden Grove Brewing in Carytown today Saturday February 14th for their grand opening as the 100th Virginia brewery.

Here is what they will have on tap for the grand opening starting at noon:

The Farmhouse — Belgian Saison (ABV 6%;  IBUs 36;  O.G. 1.052;  12oz $6)
A delicious blend of fruit and spice on a barley, wheat, and rye base. This ale cherishes and toys with the Saison tradition.

The Knight — Belgian Triple (ABV 9.1%;  IBUs 32;  O.G. 1.080;   10oz $7)
Esters and Phenols take flight at 9.1% ABV with the right amount of malt character to keep it grounded.

Southern Hemi India Pale Ale  (ABV 7.1%;  IBUs 60;  O.G. 1.068;   12oz  $7)
This IPA featuring hops entirely from New Zealand and Australia introduces a fruit forward hop character completely unique from West Coast, East Coast, and British IPAs.  The malt character is rich yet the beer is still dry and crisp ensuring that the hops are the star attraction.

Ronnie’s Red Ale  (ABV 6.8%;  IBUs 56;  O.G. 1.065;   12oz $6)
Our British red ale is an exercise in malt and hop excess.  The malt and hop characters are in a battle to be the stars.

Carytown Brown  (ABV 5.6%;  IBUs 36;  O.G. 1.054;   12oz $5)
A British style brown with an American twist.  Clean, drinkable with a restrained bitterness but quite rich in caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Nutella and peanut butter on toast.

Solera Stout (ABV 8%;  IBUs 58;  O.G. 1.072;   10 oz $6)
We aim to have an ever evolving complex Imperial Stout reminiscent of a fine port by using the Solera System.  We generally blend in up to 10% of older vintages of our Imperial Stout into the most recent batch in the fermenter.

Honey Sparkler (ABV 8%;  IBUs  0;  O.G. 1.066;   10oz $7)
A confused soul that is reminiscent of a fine sparkling wine.  Our Sparkler is formulated with white sorghum, orange blossom honey and finished with a touch of the French hop variety Strisselpalt to heighten the fruity aromas. Great acidity, effervescence, fruit, and delicious honey flavors make it thirst quenching. Gluten Free.

Take a look inside the brewery from my time during the soft opening.

Check out Garden Grove’s Facebook event for more details on the grand opening.

Garden Grove Brewing Company
3445 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221