In Richmond, Cinco de Mayo Means Lager For Beer 

Cinco de Mayo is this Friday May 5th.  In the beer world that means you drink lagers, specifically Mexican lagers.

Richmond, if you are looking for a local option, you are in luck because both Hardywood and the Veil will have events Friday evening featuring their own Mexican lagers starting at 4pm.

Wax Museum Vinyl Showcase + Blancoveza Draft Release at Hardywood


Credit: Hardywood

It’s First Friday AND Cinco de Mayo! Our taproom opens at 4PM with a new draft-only beer, Blancoveza, a crisp and clean Mexican-style lager from our lead brewer, Kevin Storm. Beat the heat and kick off the weekend with a refreshing glass of this classic style!

Tonight’s entertainment (5PM) includes vinyl DJ’s and original artwork being created on the spot! Wax Museum is a curated audio-visual experience presented by some of RVA’s most established vinyl selectors in collaboration with Hardywood and NATIVES. It is a celebration of the analog beauty of record album culture in this hyper-digital era that we live in. This monthly event brings the public closer to classic creative soireé environments while also blending unique “flavors” of sound similar to the variety of brews on tap at Hardywood.

This month’s Artists On Location are Sarah Gossett ( and Chris Visionz. They will be painting live and delivering some interpretations of the hand selected tracks from the evening’s selectors:

Area Woman
Mikemetic¬ – Afro-Latin Rhythmatics
The man behind RVA’s Afro Beta and Brazilica events digs in the crates to bring global dance rhythms that cross the electronic spectrum
Negrita – Swingin’ Jazz + Calypso
As RVA’s only mother-to-be on the turntables, Negrita will be deviating from her normal Cold Cruel Swirl, and will be bringing some swinging jazz and calypso sounds to the Hardywood soundsystem

Sammich will be here serving great eats all evening long!

Cinco de Mayo & Jackson Flavor can release at the Veil Brewing Co.


Credit: The Veil Brewing Co

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us and Intergalactic Tacos. We will be releasing our Mexican Lager, Jackson Flavor in cans and on draft ($12+tax/4pack; approx 90-100 cases; 3x 4 packs per person). Intergalactic Tacos will be slinging tacos until they sell out. Open 4-10pm. Come Hang!

There are no limes required for these beers but no one will fault you if you feel like partying.


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