October? Yes, October. That was the last time I felt like putting any energy into this blog.
Why? It’s not really its fault but let’s blame 2016. For much of the year, it felt like talking about beer was silly considering there were much more important things than beer happening in the world. Honestly, I still feel that way sometimes. For six months, I have struggled with depression and let it stop me from sharing my love for Richmond, VA. It was all too easy to convince myself that the obstacles that kept me from writing were so insurmountable that it was better to quit all together. That was a mistake.
I’m going to do my best to change that today. Past readers should notice a new format to the site. What do you think? I’m not totally sold yet. There may be a few more changes down the line.
There is no telling what the future holds but for now here are some things to get you by.
Swine & Brine has moved to Saturday for its third year at Ardent. Ardent has done away with the previous years’ ticket costs and made this year free to enter. Food and beer tickets are $6 each though some food items may take multiple tickets. Check out this menu.
Oysters, pork, and beer! What more could you want?
Goochland, Lickinghole Creek has you covered with a double release of Supreme Leader and Great Commander. Get over to the farm for these award winning beers.
Triple Crossing will celebrate the anniversary of their downtown location with a special edition of Clever Girl IPA double dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic. In addition to their own beers, TC will have a few guest taps flowing.
Yes, their anniversary party sold out in no time flat but you can still toast to their success by checking out the Third Thursday event.
This listening party has me excited like nothing else before it. For one, taking on record collecting as a new hobby became a comfort when all I could feel was sad and angry. Of course, I was buying a lot of blues early on. Joining Vinyl Me, Please was the best decisions I’ve made so far. I’ve wanted to attend one of these listening sessions for past records-of-the-month but the closest location, Starr Hill Brewing, was just too far on a Thursday night. I’m ecstatic to see that Triple Crossing will start hosting these with the Gorillaz “Demon Days” reissue. They are even bringing back their Demon Days Hoppy Red Ale for this.
Oh yeah and the 27th also just so happens to be my 40th birthday. If that’s not a reason to celebrate then I don’t know. Let’s party, Richmond!
Sign up for the club and get $10 to use in their store through this link.
Thank you to my friends who have encouraged me even if they didn’t know how much I was hurting. Let’s just not call this a comeback….you know the rest.
Take it LL…..