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Trapezium Hosts Clam Bake For Their First Anniversary Saturday

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Credit: Trapezium Brewing Co

Here is another anniversary to put on your schedule for the weekend. Take a trip down to Petersburg and celebrate with Trapezium Brewing Co. as they host a clam bake for their first anniversary.

More from their Facebook event:

Year one is almost in the books, and we want to celebrate with you! Join us for an all-day bash at Trapezium. We’ve got two special brews lined up for the occasion, loads of local food, live music, activities for the kids, and of course, birthday cake from Buttermilk Bake Shop.

Here are the deets:

FOOD:
– We’re having an old-fashioned clam bake houseboat party! Tickets will be available on site, $12 gets you 20 clams.
– Our friends from the El Mundo Delicioso food truck will be slinging authentic Mexican tacos right outside
– We’ll have the full taproom menu, obvi!

BEER:
– Orange Crush DIPA: Orange zest. Vanilla bean. Hops. Bring it on.
– Tropical Punch Imperial Cream Ale. Sweet, tart, refreshing. YES.

MUSIC:
We’ve teamed up with The Broadberry to bring you a great show! More details coming soon.

WHAT ELSE?
– Get here early for a free cupcake from Buttermilk Bake Shop!
– Coming later in the day? We’ve got you covered with King of Pops available for purchase
– We’ve got some amazing merch coming for this day. Houseboat tank, anyone? 🙋🙋‍♂️
– Love us so much you want to volunteer at the event? (Free swag alert!) Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/eFSJOQu

Stay tuned for more details, see you on the 17th!

Get Decadent With Gelati Celesti & Strangeway’s Chocolate Decadence Ice Cream Stout Saturday

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Credit: Strangeways Brewing

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream….beer. Yes, you read that right. Strangeways has collaborated with Gelati Celesti to recreate their best selling ice cream flavor of all time, Chocolate Decadence, in beer form.

More from the Facebook event:

Strangeways Brewing and Gelati Celesti Ice Cream, it’s a “Heavenly Handmade” collaboration.

Gelati Celesti Chocolate Decadence Ice Cream Stout, ABV 8.4% | IBU 16

This sinfully delicious stout was inspired by Gelati Celesti’s Chocolate Decadence, their very best seller since opening in 1984. Gelati Celesti’s customers tell them that just a single spoonful of their Chocolate Decadence ice cream is indescribably good. Rich, fudge-like, and decadent, it’s a chocoholic’s dream come true.

Pure, fresh, and natural, each batch of Gelati Celesti is made by hand with only the finest ingredients from around the world — just like Strangeways’ beers. Hence, a heavenly handmade collaboration with our friends at Gelati Celesti ensued. The result is Strangeways’ interpretation of Chocolate Decadence ice cream in a glass, a stout using some of the same ingredients that make the ice cream delectably delicious. With that, we invite you to treat yourself to a little sip of heaven!”

This beer will be available on draft and in 750ml bottles. Bottles are limited so get there early.

BEER FLOATS – Oh My!

Gelati Celesti’s Ice Cream Truck will be at Strangeways throughout the weekend, Sat. 12-4pm and Sun. 2-8pm and we will be serving up some beer floats made with their yummy ice cream.

Gluten Free Bird Food Release At The Veil’s Third Thursday Event Tonight

Calling all gluten free and celiac people of Richmond, the Veil has created a millet and quinoa gluten free IPA that will be served as part of their third Thursday event tonight June 15th starting at 4pm.  This beer was brewed on their pilot system with Brittany Mullins from Eating Bird Food so it definitely will be in short supply. Get some while you can!

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

Rock Scott’s Addition For Ardent Craft Ales Third Anniversary Saturday

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Credit: Ardent Craft Ales

It is hard to imagine that it has already been three years since Ardent Craft Ales opened their doors in Scott’s Addition.  I mean it feels like it was just yesterday when I was having my first tastes of Honey Ginger and Sweet Potato & Sage Saison in the Church Hill brew garage. In some ways, it feels like Ardent has always been right there. It’s as if it was preordained that they would occupy that very spot in Scott’s Addition.

Ardent will celebrate their third anniversary with a huge block party this Saturday June 17th starting at noon featuring over 20 guest beers plus bottles and draft of a special Third Anniversary Tripel.

Guest Beers

Enjoy live music throughout the day from the following bands:

Food will be available from the following vendors:

This event is free to enter and open to the public. Beverage purchases (21+) will be ticketed; $6 per ticket, with ticket sales at the door and inside the event. All food is pay-as-you-go from the individual food vendors. Event is rain or shine. No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed. Kids and families welcome; must be 21+ to consume alcohol. Leashed friendly dogs welcome. Thank you for your help making this a safe, fun event for everyone.

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Interested in volunteering? Thank you! Sign up here:signup.com/go/sGnizsm

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

Ardent Craft Ales
3200 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230

Fine Creek Grand Opening And Castleburg Anniversary Also On Tap This Memorial Day Weekend

The sun being out this beautiful morning must be a sign of great things to come today Saturday May 27th. What is better than celebrating the anniversary or grand opening of a local brewery? How about celebrating a grand opening AND an anniversary?! That’s right, Richmond. Today is a twofer!!

First up, over in Powhatan, Fine Creek Brewing will open their doors to the public for the first time this weekend, May 27 -29, from noon to 7pm each day.

The pictures that I’ve seen of the taproom are simply stunning! Plus look at that tap list for the weekend!

Our subway tile backsplash acts as our rotating tap list, with illustrated icons and handlettered titles acting as a grid. . TAP LIST FOR OPENING WEEKEND Helles Lager Lemon Zest Cream Ale House Mixed Culture Grisette New Zealand Saison, Hopped with Wakatu and Moteuka Azacca, Citra, and Cascade Pale Ale Citra and Wakatu IPA Tractor Juice Belgian Double IPA Thai Tea Milk Stout . . . . . . #hophead #f52grams #beerstagram #instadaily #beerporn #brewoftheday #fromthebarrel #brewcrew #pursuitofportraits #beerpackaging #richmondbeer #instadrink #craftbeer #beerlover #drinks #illustration #beeradvocate #beersnob #barrelaged #bar #sourbeer #imbibe #imbibegram #winebarrel #logodesign #cheers #postthepeople Photo Credit: @tothefourthdesign

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I know a certain someone that will love the fact there is lemon zest in this cream ale. Also,thank you to the hand zesters!

Keep up to date with Fine Creek Brewing on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Fine Creek Brewing
2425 Robert E Lee Rd
Powhatan, VA 23139

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Credit: Castleburg Brewery

Next up, Castleburg Brewery celebrates their one year anniversary today May 27th from 1 to 10:30pm with the release of their Queen’s Garde:

Robust and malty, this rich Biere de Garde, “a beer which has been kept and lagered”, is a traditional artisanal ale brewed in early spring and kept in cool cellars. The Queen’s Garde personifies this tradition with its toasty character and sweet caramel notes.

In addition to nine other beers on tap, Castleburg will have music from The Killer B’s RVA (7-10pm) and food by RVA New York Style (2-8pm).

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

Castleburg Brewery and Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend The Richmond Beer Way

Richmond, another Memorial Day weekend is upon us! Whether you’re just looking for a beer to take a cookout or if you’d rather leave the cooking to the professionals, I have your look at the days ahead.

Steal the Vessel at Strangeways — ALL WEEKEND

This actually started yesterday but I missed it earlier:

It’s the Thursday before a long holiday weekend. If you’re headed out of town or headed to a backyard barbeque, you need to stock up on the juice that keeps the party going. Lucky for you Steal the Vessel day has arrived. Purchase To-Go beer for a Growler, Grunt, Blue Ball mason jar, or CAN-ABLE Crowler, and receive the vessel for free every Thursday. Already have plenty? Bring back in your Strangeways glass for discounts on refills. For all you holiday travelers coming through RVA, stop by… we’ve extended Steal the Vessel for the entire holiday weekend. Take a little strange on vacation or home with you.

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Credit: Strangeways Brewing

Friday May 26th

Double Dry Hopped Clever Girl IPA Release at Triple Crossing Fulton — Noon

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Credit: Triple Crossing

She’s more lethal than ever. Double citra and double mosaic for an even heavier hop punch. Available for the first time ever in cans, this Friday in Fulton, 5/26. 4x 4packs per person limit.

Tomorrow's can release at Fulton starts at 12p. 4x4pk limit. Be careful, she's lethal.

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Saturday May 27th

Summer Moon Music Festival at Center of the Universe — Noon

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Credit: Center of the Universe Brewing

COTU has prepped the soundtrack for your weekend with their 5th annual Summer Moon Music Festival featuring two days of 13 local bands battling to support the charity of their choice. New to the festival this year is the addition of an acoustic stage to up the live music factor.

In addition to the regular lineup of beers, COTU will be pouring their Summer Moon Raspberry Lemonade Wheat Ale, a summer ale brewed with 600 pounds of fresh raspberries and the zest of 700 lemons.

Here are the bands playing for day one:

Main Stage

Acoustic Stage

ZZQ at Ardent Craft Ales — Noon

An extra long weekend deserves monstrous beef ribs from ZZQ.

Cuvée Peach Release at Hardywood — 1PM

I have been waiting very patiently for this beer to come out. Cuvee Peach is the newest addition to Hardywood’s barrel series line. Rather than beer from barrels aged the same amount of time, Hardywood has taken a blended barrel approach where their Peach Tripel was aged in chardonnay barrels anywhere from 10 weeks up to two years. Ethen Adams, Hardywood’s Wood Cellar Manager, explains more on that here.

Sunday May 28th

Summer Moon Music Festival at Center of the Universe — Noon

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Credit: Center of the Universe Brewing

The music continues for day two of COTU’s Summer Moon Festival.

Main Stage

Acoustic Stage

Lucy’s Burger Pop-up at Ardent Craft Ales — 1PM

Have a Sunday Funday and let Lucy’s and Ardent take care of the burgers and beer!

Sculpin Six Ways At Ballast Point’s 40 Tap Takeover Of Southern Railway Taphouse Thursday 

Celebrate 10 years of Sculpin at Southern Railway Taphouse tomorrow Thursday May 25th starting at 4pm.

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Credit: Ballast Point

Looks like Ballast Point’s east coast brewery just outside of Roanoke is just about ready.

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

Southern Railway Taphouse
100 S. 14th St
Richmond, VA 23219

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