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Castleburg Brewery Celebrates Two Years Saturday

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Credit: Castleburg Brewery

For two years, guests have stormed the castle and enjoyed the beers from Castleburg Brewery. Two years might sound like a short time but here is a sampling of Castleburg’s accomplishments over that time:

  • In 2016, Castleburg won a silver medal for the Bishop’s Brown Ale in the Va Craft Brewers Cup competition. They had only been open less than 3 months by this point.
  • Castleburg repeated its medal wins in 2017 with a gold for their Cream Ale and silver for the Court Jester Porter.
  • Their taproom has gone from 50 to 150 seats with a stage, sound and light system for music.
  • Operating on a 2 barrel system, they manage to always 10 beers on tap.
  • Distribution of kegs to restaurants at the beginning of 2018 through VA Craft Distribution.

Castleburg might be small but they sure are mighty and worthy of celebration. Join them on Saturday May 26th as they throw a party full of food, live music and guest taps.

Here is everything they have planned.

We can’t believe that 2 years has passed since we served our first beer in RVA. So much has happened since then, and we are so very thankful to all of you for your support and patronage.

To celebrate, we have a full day of fun planned including:

Beer:
~ Castleburg’s Anniversary Beer – The Queen’s Garde, Bier de’ Garde. Available for purchase on tap, and to go in growlers, & crowlers.
~ Collaboration with King Easy – “His Majesty’s New Groove” a Heady IPA

Guest Taps from Virginia Craft Distribution Company Include:
Coelacanth Brewing Company – CBC 2 PM-Passion Fruit Gose
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company 3 PM – Frogman Lager
James River Brewery 4 PM – Fluvanna Fluss
Twisted Ales Brewing 5 PM – Inglorious Skyraider

Happy Hour from 1-2 PM, and again from 6-8 PM

Music:
3-6 PM – Lucas, and Back Seat Drivers
8-11 PM – King Easy

Food:
Papa V’s Backyard Grill Catering & Food Truck will be serving up North Carolina BBQ starting at 2 PM right here in RVA. Menu includes BBQ Sandwich with homemade slaw, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, French Fries, & Baked Beans. Yummo!!

Be sure to bring you ID’s, as they will be checked.

Thank you again to everyone who has made our second year so great. Cheers! #stormthecastle

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

Castleburg Brewery & Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

The Veil Brewing’s Second Anniversary Week Starts Today

Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Richmond, did you enjoy the anniversary celebrations over the weekend? Were you expecting a break this week? Were you really?! Well, whatever your state of readiness is, get ready to dive back in because the Veil Brewing has a week of special releases planned to commemorate their second anniversary. And it all starts today Tuesday April 17th!

There is something for everyone this week.

Maybe can releases are where it’s at you. This week has those.

Are you a big stout fan? Snag yourself some Sleeping Forever or one its many variants.

Are you looking for funky and wild? Step into the Funkhaust.

Or maybe you just want a T shirt.

With all of this beer, you’re definitely going to need some food. The Veil has you covered with some of their favorite food vendors.

Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates as they are released.

Twenty Four and Four. Celebrate Legend Brewing’s and Triple Crossing’s Anniversaries This Weekend

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

Legend Brewing and Triple Crossing will both celebrate anniversaries this weekend. Legend commemorates the start of craft brewing in Richmond with its twenty four years. Triple Crossing follows in their footsteps with four years of the successful resurgence of the brewing industry in the city.

Here are the details on each of their anniversary celebrations.

Legend Brewing Co 24th Anniversary — Saturday April 14th — Noon – 7PM

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Credit: Legend Brewing Co

Legend has broken with tradition this year for their anniversary. It is no longer a ticketed event and a few food trucks have been invited to serve food.

24 years ago, Legend began as a small tasting room and pub off of an old gravel road called West 6th Street in Richmond’s Historic Old Manchester District. Today, Legend hosts a 380 seat deck overlooking the city with 18 taps of Legend Beer flowing. It’s that time of year again to shut it all down and bring out the big stage.

Join us as we celebrate 24 years of good beer and fun! We’re hosting live bands on the city stage, food trucks, face painting and cornhole.

ADMISSION IS FREE! Beer tickets will be available for $5 each.

FOOD:
Go Go Vegan Go
Mommas Barbecue
Boka Tako Truck
King Of Pops – Richmond

MUSIC:
12-2 The Phantom Playboys
2:30-4:30 Wes Freed & Mag Bats
5-7 Chamomile and Whiskey

Triple Crossing 4th Anniversary Weekend

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

Triple Crossing will have anniversary celebrations all weekend at both its locations starting Friday April 13th with a noon can release at Fulton. Though if you want to get a jump start on your TC party, head downtown tonight at 7pm as they host Vinyl Me, Please’s The Spins: Arctic Monkeys ‘Whatever People Say I Am.

What would an anniversary be without some new beer to go with it? Here’s a look at Fulton’s Friday draft list.

The action moves Downtown Saturday April 14th with a wild ale release and more draft.

Celebrate Final Gravity Two Year Anniversary Party Saturday

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Credit: Final Gravity Brewing

Head over to Final Gravity on Lakeside on Saturday September 16th starting at noon as they celebrate their second anniversary with their first bottle release, limited edition glasses, and guest taps.

Here are the details from their Facebook event:

Thanks to you, we’ve been in orbit for two rotations around the sun and we’re going big this year. We’re expanding our space for the day and spilling into the back parking lot to be able to bring you:

**GUEST TAPS UPDATED**
The Veil Brewing Co.: Jimothy DIPA 8% ABV & Step Step Dad Dad Double Dry Hopped Mosaic DIPA 8.5% ABV
Oxbow Brewing Company: Grizacca American Grisette, 5% ABV
Ardent Craft Ales: Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee, 10% ABV
Triple Crossing Brewing: Clever Girl IPA, 6% ABV & Falcon Smash IPA, 7% ABV
Ocelot Brewing Company: Checkers and Chess IPA, 6.9%ABV
Kent Falls Brewing: Waymaker Brett IPA, 5.6% ABV
The Answer Brewpub: Extra Credit DIPA, 8% ABV
Prairie Artisan Ales: Birthday Bomb Imperial Stout, 13% ABV

**SPECIAL LIMITED FINAL GRAVITY RELEASES**
Foggy Notion DIPA, 8.2% ABV
Gold Foil DIPA, 8% ABV
Dark Matter BBA Stout, 11% ABV
Berliner (with rotating flavors), 5% ABV

– LIMITED FIRST TIME BOTTLE RELEASE Transparent Radiation Brett Wheat Ale Barrel Aged in Red Wine Barrels for 18 Months. Only 200 bottles available. 2 BOTTLE LIMIT

– **100 LIMITED RELEASE** Boombox Spaceman 16oz glasses for sale (one per person)

– PREMIUM FOOD TRUCKS Go Go Vegan Go and Curbside Creations Food Truck providing the fine fare

-LIVE MUSIC with Mighty Joshua going on at 3:30p and DJ’s PJ PJ Sykes and Melissa Koch begin spinning vinyl at noon

**Note: No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.**

All breweries will be tapped at the same time. Guest Breweries with multiple beers will have one beer tapped at a time.

Event ends at 6p and the brewery will close at 7p so the staff can clean up and rest up for another day.

Make sure you’re on time to snag this cool looking Boombox Spaceman glass and their first bottle release. This is as much of a reminder for me as it is for you!

Final Gravity Brewing Co.
6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

Celebrate Four Years Of Curiosities With Strangeways

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Credit: Strangeways

For four years, those mad scientists at Strangeways Brewing have been stoking your curiosity with their wildly imaginative concoctions. Celebrate with them this weekend with their Wake Me Up Before You Gose and its variants (Hibiscus, Red Wine Barrel Aged & Ghost Pepper, Rum Barrel Aged).

Year Four of the Curious Pour!
Come celebrate our Four Year Anniversary Celebration July 29th, as we toast to four years of being Richmond’s purveyor of curiously delicious drafts. There will be CAKE and of course a plethora of BEER.

BEER RELEASE – BOTTLE + DRAFT
Wake Me Up Before You Gose and two variants! 
Plus 36+ Brews to Choose from.

Northern Neck Oysters
Cheezilla’s Grilled Cheese
Trunkles Cheese Pop Up

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck – Try a Double Decadence Beer Float
Ravenchase Adventures
Face painting
Caricatures
Merchandise Summer Sales
Corn Hole
Over-sized outside games

It’s fun for all, FREE to attend, kid friendly and well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome on our patio.

Strangeways Brewing

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!

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!

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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 Richmond Beer’s Renaissance At Hardywood’s Fifth Anniversary Saturday 

The renaissance of the Richmond beer scene start with the opening of Hardywood five years ago. Celebrate their success this Saturday October 22nd starting at 1pm.

Offering for the first time, the backbone of Trickery, Foolery & Ruse: Hardywood Cassowary!

Cloaked in black and crowned with vibrant color, the cassowary is the embodiment of prehistoric grace and primal ferocity. Our imperial milk stout is equally bold and unapologetically rich, presenting a balanced aroma of chocolate truffle and dark fruits followed by leather, toffee and almond that linger on the palate and earn the name Hardywood Cassowary; a graceful behemoth in the beer world. 11% ABV

Hardywood Cassowary will be available in 750mL bottles ONLY (no draft at this time). 4 bottle limit per guest! Here’s how it’s going to work:
·There will be a 4 bottle limit per person for this first time run.
·With this being a first release, we will plan for a line.
·At 11:45AM we will distribute tickets to the first 270 guests, reserving ticket holders an opportunity to purchase up to 4 bottles.
·The bottle sale will begin at 1PM when the brewery opens for service.
·You must be in line, in chronological order at 1PM to redeem your ticket for bottles.
·If bottles remain after the first 270 guests, we will continue to sell through at a 4 bottle limit per person until the last bottle is sold.

[Hardywood Cassowary WILL be returning both in bottles AND on draft in the future. Our brewers are working hard to make more of this beer available soon. STAY TUNED!]

In celebration of 5 years of collaboration with our friends at Brown Distributing- Richmond, VA, we’re showcasing the work of fellow brewers from around the state of Virginia! Here’s the list:

Ardent Craft Ales – New England IPA
Bold Rock Hard Cider – IPA (India Pressed Apple) 16oz. cans
Center of the Universe Brewing – Oktoberfest
Devils Backbone Brewing Company – Wood Bear
Isley Brewing Company – Choosy Mother
Kindred Spirit Brewing – Headspace
Legend Brewing Company – Ghost Rider
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery – Supreme Leader
Midnight Brewery – Purdy Mechanic IPA
Steam Bell Beer Works – Tiramisu Stout
STRANGEWAYS BREWING – Must Be Nice
The Answer Brewpub – Sailboat Worthy
Triple Crossing Brewing – Falcon Smash

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

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Ln
Richmond, Virginia 23220