Forever Summer Returns For Year Two. Tickets On Sale Sunday.

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Forever Summer, the Veil Brewing’s festival celebrating hoppy beers, returns for the second year Saturday August 12th. Once again the proceeds from the festival will benefit ChildSavers. There will be no after party this year so the day will be split into three sessions:

  • Session A: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Session B: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Session C: 6:00p – 9:00p

Tickets will go on sale both online and in the Veil’s taproom this Sunday July 9th promptly at noon.

Tickets are $90(+ fees)/person  and include:

  • 1x Forever Summer Festival glassware which will be used during your session for all 3oz pours
  • 1x 3oz pours from each brewery represented

When looking to buy your tickets, pay very close attention to these rules:

2x tickets max per person. 1x ticket for you, and 1x ticket for a guest. You will not be allowed to redeem two tickets for one person. If you do not know who your guest will be, we highly suggest putting both tickets under your name. There will be no physical tickets. This event will be 100% will call list. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-REFUNDABLE, **NO EXCEPTIONS**. Must have ID/CC, purchaser must be present with guest.

Breweries

With this list of breweries you can expect this festival to sell out quickly. Online tickets will probably be gone in minutes and there will be a line at the taproom. So before you go buying:

  1. make sure  you don’t already have plans you can’t change
  2.  know which session you want (A, B, or C) especially if you’re trying to coordinate with friends
  3.  remember it will not be the end of the world if tickets sell out without you getting one. There will always be other events.

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Hardywood, Ardent, & Center of the Universe Invite You To Live Free, Live Proud With “Tropic Like It’s Hot”

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Credit: Hardywood

Following on the heels of 2016’s Virginia Pride collaboration beers, Georgie and Porgie, Ardent Craft Ales and Center of the Universe have been joined by Hardywood to create this year’s beer. “Tropic Like It’s Hot” is a German-style wheat beer brewed with passion fruit, pineapple, and lime.

In conjunction with Virginia Pride, Hardywood, Ardent Craft Ales, and Center of the Universe will feature “Tropic Like It’s Hot” at events hosted at each brewery leading up to September’s Pride Festival and invite you to “Live Free. Live Proud.”

Tropic Like It's Hot Events

Credit: Hardywood

Learn more about Hardywood, COTU, and Ardent’s respective events: here, here, and here.

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