American Craft Beer Week RVA 2015: Festivals & Parties

Credit: Brewers Association

Credit: Brewers Association

American Craft Beer Week officially runs from May 11th to 17th but as in years past Richmond will start the party early.  Here are some details on festivals and parties happening during the week.  Bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Saturday May 9th

Virginia Hops and Barley Fest — Noon – 6PM

The fifth annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival will feature over 30 Virginia craft beers.  Tickets are $20/person in advance or $25/person at door if available and include unlimited sampling of all the beers. VIP tickets are $50/person and include:

Parking
Food
Specialty Collectable Glass
Tented Area
Complimentary Beverages
Private Restrooms

Order tickets here.

Take a look at the beer list:

Apocalyspe — Forest Adventure — Fredericksburg
Heavy Red Horsemen Backpack Wheat
Devil’s Secret Expedition IPA
Ardent — Richmond Bold Rock Cider — Nellysford
IPA VA Draft Apple
Saison Pear
Brothers Craft (3 Bros) — Harrisonburg Center of the Universe — Ashland
Great Outdoors Ray Ray’s Pale Ale
Hoptimization Monkey’s Uncle Tripel
Chaos Mountain — Callaway Devils Backbone — Lexington
Agents of Chaos Vienna Lager
Cocoborealis Trail Angel Weiss
Isley Brewing — Richmond Hardywood — Richmond
Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Porter Pils
Blueberry Plain Jane Hoplar
Lickinghole Creek — Goochland Legend — Richmond
Nuclear Nugget Oak Aged Brown
Til Sunset Utebier
O’Connor — Norfolk Midnight — Goochland
El Guapo New Beginning Kolsch
Great Dismal Black IPA Not My Job Brown
Starr Hill — Crozet Rusty Beaver — Ruther Glen
Soul Shine Roy’s Brown
King of Hop Bucktooth IPA
Sunken City — Hardy Strangeways — Richmond
Damn Lager Albino Monkey
Crooked Tree Cream Ale Uberlin
Extra Billy’s — Midlothian Triple Crossing — Richmond
Citra Ass Down Falcon Smash IPA

Check out the Facebook event here.

Historic Malvern Farm
288 Hugenot Trail
Midlothian, VA 23113

Science On Tap — 2 – 6PM

This should be interesting.

They will be featuring craft beers from your favorite breweries including:

Ardent Craft Ales
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Midnight Brewery
Strangeways Brewing
Triple Crossing Brewing Company

Richmond Beer Lovers 5th Anniversary at Hurley’s Tavern — 5PM

Richmond Beer Lovers will celebrate five years of good times with a nice lineup of beers over at Hurley’s Tavern:

Hardywood- Apple Brandy Milk Stout
Hardywood – Bourbon Cru
Hardywood – Walpurgisnacht
Ardent – Defenestrator
O’Connor – Lil SIPA
Kronenbourg – 1664 Blanc
Blue Mountain – Summer Haze
Brooklyn – Summer Ale
Devils Backbone – Trail Blazer
Sunken City – Crooked Road Cream Ale
Tripel Crossing – Black IPA
Three Brothers – Hoptimization
Alewerks – Drake Tail IPA
Stone – Imperial Russian Stout
Founders – Rubaeus
Lost Rhino – New River Pale Ale
DC Brau – Brau Pilsner
Midnight – Rockville Red

Hurley’s Tavern
4028-J Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Saturday May 16th

Copper Fox Brewfest & Mesquite Challenge at Capital Ale Midlothian — Noon – 5PM

I will get more information on the beers but so far I’m excited by O’Connor’s “South by SouthWit” and Hardywood’s Mesquite Scotch Ale.

Join us on Saturday, May 16 as we host the Copper Fox Brewfest & Mesquite Challenge!

Nine Virgina breweries teamed up with Copper Fox Distillery to create nine new beers EXCLUSIVELY for the event. This beer isn’t just any beer, though. Each brewery created their beer using a special ingredient: Copper Fox’s Mesquite Smoked barley malt. The exciting new brews range in styles from Wit to Doppelbock, to Pale, Brown, and Porter and can’t be found anywhere else!

The event will be held from 12 pm – 5 pm in the spacious parking lot at Capital Ale House Midlothian. Live music will be provided by Notch 9, a Richmond based bluegrass and folk band. There will also be homemade BBQ and other fare to pair with the smoky ales.

For guests 21 and over, tickets are $20 and include the following:

– Entrance into the event
– A commemorative Copper Fox glass
– 9 taster tickets to sample every brew
– Opportunity to try some of Copper Fox’s whiskies and gins
– Live entertainment
– Opportunity to vote for your favorite brew with the chance to win a Barrel Kit from Copper Fox that you can use to age your own whisky

For guests under 21, non-taster tickets will be available for $5 and include entrance and live entertainment. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and entrance is free.

The Brewfest celebrates Virginia agriculture, Virginia brewers, and Virginia ingenuity, and highlights Copper Fox Distillery as one of America’s original modern-day craft maltsters. Come on out and support our local breweries!

Participating breweries include:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
AleWerks Brewing Company
Center of the Universe Brewing
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Isley Brewing Company
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Midnight Brewery
O’Connor Brewing Co.
StGeorge BrewingCo
Three Notch’d Brewing Company

Midnight Brewery 3rd Anniversary — Noon – 10PM

Midnight will celebrate their anniversary by releasing Man Overboard! Belgian Tripel.

Midnight 3rd Anniv

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