Monthly Archives: March 2016

Go Into The Wild With Ardent Craft Ales & Blue Bee Cider At Saison Market Tonight

Check out this special tapping at Saison Market tonight Monday, March 28th starting at 5pm.

Two one of a kind offerings from Ardent & Blue Bee and a few more great Ardent Beers.

Ardent is bringing over a barrel fermented Wild Ale whose barrel formerly aged Catoctin Creek Rye and then Blue Bee Cider. The gents at Ardent let wort ferment as it would in that barrel, and the result is a lightly tart, peachy, wine-like 9% Wild ale.

Blue Bee is bringing a super small batch Grimes Golden Cider fermented in apple Brandy barrels that was then blended with the indomitable Hewe’s Crab apple juice and allowed to ferment wildly. It was then allowed to age on lees for months.

We are very excited that our friends would share their more eccentric stuff with us, and you all do not want to miss it!

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

Saison Market
323 N Adams St
Richmond, VA 23220

Like Irish Coffee But Better With Terrapin At The Answer Brewpub

Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stouts2Happy St Patrick’s Day! If it’s true that all good things come in fours, then you should head over to the Answer Brewpub as they offer up flights of Terrapin’s Single Origin Coffee Stouts today Thursday March 17th starting at noon.

Here are the details from their Facebook event:

The Answer Brewpub‘s ditching the green beer tradition and tapping Terrapin Beer Co.‘s Single Origin Coffee Stouts.
Join us for a unique opportunity to taste four distinct single origin coffees from around the world each brewed with the same base stout. We’ll also be offering a brownie pairing to go along with your flight!
4 different flavors will be prepared by Sweet Intentions LLC..

We’ll be offering the following as a flight:
Hawaiian Kona
Guatemalan Huehuetenango
Ethiopa Hambela
Sumatra Wahana Natural

*Dark Chocolate W/ Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache
*Chocolate Brownie W/Tart Dried Cherries and White Chocolate Ganache
*Saigon Cinnamon Spiced Brownie with Whipped Chocolate Ganache
*Browned Butter Chocolate Brownie

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Who’s Got Spirit? Hardywood That’s Who!

Hardywood Spirit BraidSpirit Braid that is.

Celebrating the next installment of our Brewer & Artist Series, we present the work of Nick Walthall and Sara Gossett:

Hardywood Spirit Braid is a well attenuated, highly effervescent saison brewed with organic raw wheat from Grapewood Farm in Montross, Virginia. Seville and Cara Cara oranges bring brightness and a touch of acidity. Fermented in stainless with a blend of Nick’s favorite brewers yeast and Brettanomyces claussenii, this beer is unfiltered, 100% bottle conditioned, and is designed to be a crusher. 5.2% alcohol by volume.

Sara Gossett is an artist from Texas who has been living in Richmond, VA for nearly ten years. Working primarily with watercolor, she loves vintage style and design and is heavily inspired by everything from the eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco to poster art and illustration from the 1960’s & ‘70’s, hand lettering, and decorative pattern from all over the world. She also loves music, from playing the flute to playing records at the occasional DJ gig.
See more at & on Instagram @saragossett

Spirit Braid will be available on draft, bottles and 4-packs beginning at 2pm, with NY Style food truck through the evening.

Spirit Braid glass

Credit: Nick Walthall

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

Who Put A Donut In My Beer?

Strangeways Samoa PorterStrangeways and Sugar Shack, that’s who. Get a taste of their Samoa Porter this Saturday March 12th starting at 11am.

Sugar Shack founder Ian Kelley and Strangeways founder Neil Burton exhibit several parallels when it comes to their respective businesses. Travel around the United States and Europe first fueled their interest in establishing unique, local ventures guided by quality and passion. Producing fresh, hand-crafted products with local ingredients whenever possible is paramount to them, as is their understanding that the community is the heart and soul that connects people with what they love most about their town. We hope you enjoy this luscious, donut-inspired samoa porter, with decadent flavors of caramel, toasted coconut and dark chocolate. Ian and Neil would also like to personally thank all of the hard-working folks at Sugar Shack and Strangeways for everything they do on a daily basis to make fresh, local products like this one possible. Cheers to collaboration and community!

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Twenty Beers For Twenty Years Of Heavy Seas At The Answer Brewpub

20 Heavy Seas Beers at AnswerCheck this out tonight.

Climb aboard at The Answer Brewpub to celebrate 20 years of brewing excellence in Baltimore with a beer for every year leading up to Heavy Seas Beer’s 20th Anniversary!

We’re conscripting the whole Baltimore crew for this big event! Come out and meet owner and founder Hugh Sisson, the legendary Joe Gold, sales manager, Brewmaster Chris Leonard and Head Brewer Chris Schultz, and many others, including the entire Heavy Seas sales team!

We’ve pulled some great vintage beers from down below decks and will be tapping some seldom seen favorites from the current portfolio as well!

Here’s what’s going on tap:

Cross Bones – Session IPA – 4.5%
Cutlass – Amber Lager – 5.4%
Double Cannon – Double IPA – 9.5%
Gold Ale – American Golden Ale – 4.25%
Loose Cannon – IPA – 7.25%
Peg Leg – Imperial Stout – 8%
Powder Monkey – English-style Pale Ale – 4.75%
Desert Island #4: New World Saison – 6.5%
Plank IV – Belgian-style Quadrupel aged on retified poplar, retified cherry, Jamaican allspice and Cuban cedar woods – 11.25%
Deep Six – Robust English-style Porter – 6.8%
20 Year Storm – Imperial ESB aged in Bourbon Barrels – 10%
PartnerShips Collaboration Series #1: Maine Red IPA – 7.25%
Yule Tide – Gingerbread Weizen Doppelbock aged in Rum Barrels – 9%
Siren Noire – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Chocolate Stout (2015) – 9.5%
Desert Island #5 – Dopplesticke – 9.5%
Winter Storm – Imperial ESB – 7.5%
Greater Pumpkin – Imperial Pumpkin Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels – 10%
Phantom Ship – Belgian-style Tripel aged in Bourbon Barrels (2015) – 9.5%
Holy Sheet – Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel aged in Brandy Barrels (2013) – 9%
Siren Noire – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Chocolate Stout (2014) – 9.5%

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Rise Of The Rarities At Strangeways Today

Strangeways Rarities

They peaked your curiosity but are you ready for the rise of the rarities at Strangeways, starting today March 4th at 11AM and every first Friday after.

Strangeways brings you a new beer series with a TRIPLE RELEASE. Introducing the Rarities, a series of lab only releases of your favorite Strangeways brews – with a Barrel Aged twist. A new beer will be added to this series on the first Friday of every month in a very limited quantity.

We will kick the series off with:
*Woodbooger Belgian-Style Brown Ale with Brett
*Just Say Go Black Belgian Tripel with Ghost Pepper
*Kentucky Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Gourd of Thunder Pumpkin Porter

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