RVA Beer Week 2015: Beer Dinners

It’s that time again, it’s RVA Beer Week (November 1 — 8)! This is a celebration of our collective craft beer culture. Since 2010, when this week of events was first enacted, our craft scene has exploded! Back then we were on the low end of the national average at about a 5% craft beer share of our total collective beer market. Now however, we are booming! With some estimates hinting at a jump to 16% craft beer share in 2015, more than tripling where we were 5 short years ago.

Craft beer has become an integral part of our restaurants, festivals, and daily social life. Our area breweries have multiplied from 2 at the inception of RBW, to currently 14 area craft breweries pouring. The medals and awards for their amazing creations grow with each passing year. Our craft focused restaurants in town have won tons of accolades as well, and amazing growler stations and expanded bottle selections have opened at independent businesses and at local grocery stores. Even one of the most respected out-of-state craft power houses, Stone Brewing, has noticed Richmond. Choosing our fair city for their highly anticipated east coast location expansion! There is every indication that this is just the beginning of our cities craft beer renaissance, with an additional 7-9 RVA area breweries in planning that will debut to beer fans over the next year!

So help celebrate our collective passion and support our scene! Take the opportunity to introduce a friend to craft beer in Richmond. Go out and drink at your favorite brewery or restaurant. Buy something to share from a bottle shop or growler station. Join us and rally around our amazing beer town! Cheers!   

Monday November 2nd

Beer Dinner With The Roosevelt’s Lee Gregory at Garden Grove — 7:30PM

Garden Grove enthusiastically welcomes the Roosevelt to our brewery in Carytown!

Legendary Richmond Chef Lee Gregory takes the reigns for our inaugural Beer Dinner and it’s going to be DELICIOUS. Five courses of elevated, pub-inspired cuisine will be matched with five artisan brews in the comfortable, casual setting of our taproom. Farm-to-Table, Barrel-to-Glass. This is an event not to be missed!

This dinner is sold out but take a look at what you could have been eating.

Tuesday November 3rd

Lickinghole Creek Beer Dinner at Pig & Pearl — 6:30PM

LCCB beer dinner at Pig & Pearl 110315Head over to the Pig & Pearl for a five course dinner with beer pairings from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Take a look at the menu.

MENU

Kale and arugula salad tossed with pickled blueberries, red onions, candied pecans, and blueberry gorgonzola dressing
The Source Blueberry IPA

Spicy spinach risotto with chicken and winter veggies
Magic Beaver Belgian-style Pale Ale

Asparagus and shrimp pesto gnocchi
3 Chopt Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel

Roasted pear and pecan stuffed pork loin, sauteed squash, drizzled with a cranberry bourbon maple glaze
Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Saison

Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream bar drizzled with hot fudge
Chocolate Decadence Stout

Tickets for the dinner are $70.25/person including tax and tip and can be purchased online here.

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