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Three Days To Celebrate Three Years Of Strangeways Brewing

Strangeways 3rd Birthday.jpgYou can start celebrating Strangeways Brewing’s third anniversary today!

We’re so excited to celebrate a fantastic and jam-packed 3 YEARS this weekend! Check out the festivities!:

FRIDAY: A Special Summer Sizzling Brews & Burlesque in our new A/C with Continental Divide Richmond on site! Tickets still available!

SATURDAY: Strangeways 3rd Anniversary Party & Release of 3 Wake Me Up Before You Goses with loads of games, special wildlife visitors, face painting, food trucks including Buz And Ned’s and King Of Pops – Richmond, free live music with Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess and Amy Henderson-Music & MORE! Click on the event for details!

SUNDAY: FREE live afternoon music with Kurt Crandall for Sunday Revival! Refresh with a flight of Totally Tubular Radlers!

We Open at 11am ALL 3 Days!!

THANK YOU to everyone for your support over the years and we can’t wait to party with you!

Celebrate One Year Of Brewing At The Answer Brewpub This Weekend

Inside The Answer Brewpub1Head over to the Answer Brewpub this weekend as they celebrate their one year brewing anniversary starting tonight Friday May 6th.  They will be partying for two days with limited release guest beers, live music, and their first anniversary beer — She Bangin’, a triple IPA with Mosaic & Amarillo hops.

Friday May 6th

The Answer will tap these special guest beers for their Pre-Anniversary Party:

Firestone Parabola
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
Perennial 17
Ardent Barrel Aged Dark Rye
Hardywood Foolery
Hardywood Barrel Aged Gingerbread Stout
Hardywood Christmas Morning
Hardywood Quadrant
Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Stout w/ Vanilla Beans
Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot
Lickinghole Creek Supreme Leader
Avery Uncle Jacob’s
Avery Samael’s
Goose Island Lolita

Live music by Barrelhouse at 9:30pm

Saturday May 7th

More guest beers plus the tapping of their First Anniversary beer: She Bangin’ — Triple IPA brewed with Mosaic & Amarillo — 10%

Live music by Life On Mars: A Tribute To David Bowie at 9:30pm

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Lickinghole Creek Brings Out All The Goodies For Their Second Anniversary Party Saturday

LCCB 2nd annivFour new beer releases, silver medal GABF winning beer on draft, an anniversary tankard, and all the sugar pumpkins you can pick. You will find all this and more as Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery celebrates their second anniversary this Saturday October 10th starting at noon.

LCCB will tap the silver medal winning Heir Apparent at 4pm Saturday.

Here are the other beers you can expect to be tapped throughout the day:

The Source – Blueberry IPA – Three Notch’d & LCCB Collab – Available All Day
Chocolate Decadence – Available All Day
Coffee Decadence – Available as long as it lasts
Raspberry & Coffee Decadence – Available as long as it lasts
Darjeeling Tripel – Available All Day
Three Chopt Tripel – Available All Day
Magic Beaver – Available All Day
‘Til Sunset Session IPA – Available All Day
Vanilla Virginia Black Bear (Tapped at 12:00)
Nuclear Nugget Imperial Honey IPA (Tapped at 12:00)
Coconut Delight (Tapped at 2:00)
Mango Habanero Brown Ale (Tapped at 2:00)
Heir Apparent (Tapped at 4:00) Silver Medal Winner at 2015 GABF
Enlightened Despot (Tapped at 4:00)
Batchelors Delight (Tapped at 6:00)
Bourbon Barrel Tripel (Tapped at 6:00)

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

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Dr
Goochland, VA 23063

Brew Chester Celebrates Two Year Anniversary With Three Notch’d Tap Takeover Tonight

Three Notch'd logo2Brew is the midst of celebrating the two year anniversary of their Chesterfield location. Tonight Thursday July 30th they will celebrate with tap takeover featuring Three Notch’d Brewing out of Charlottesville, VA.  The tap takeover will consist of twenty four beers including Biggie S’mores and the debut of Brew’s collaboration with Three Notch’d, Game Theory, a vanilla bean Russian Imperial Stout.

Here are the beers that will be tapped starting at 6pm:

“40 Mile” IPA
“40 Mile to the Border” Agave IPA — collab with O’Connor Brewing
“Biggie S’mores” Bourbon Barrel-Aged Graham Cracker Stout
“Blackwell’s” ESB
“Brew Betties” Maibock
“Drake’s 10K” Smoked Barleywine
Dry Irish Stout
“Game Theory” Vanilla Bean Russian Imperial Stout
“Ghost of the 43rd” American Pale Ale
“Gradyator” Doppelbock
“Hallowed Be Thy Ale” English Old Ale
“Hydraulion” Irish Red
“Jack’s Java” Espresso Stout
“Jazzfest” Sugarcane and Pecan Ale
“Method to Your Madness” Dark Mild
“Notch’d Your Everyday” Hefeweizen
“No Veto” English Brown
“Oats McGoats” Oatmeal Stout
“Of, By, For” Pilsner
Passionfruit Pale Ale
“Peach 40 Mile” IPA
“Session 42” Best Bitter
“The Tart Side” Grapefruit IPA
“Tollan” Rye IPA

Brew – Chester
6525 Centralia Road
Chesterfield, VA 23835

Celebrate Strangeways’ Second Anniversary With Two Gose Variants And Barbecue Today

Strangeways 2nd Anniv Gose variants2Don’t let the rain keep you from heading over to Strangeways to celebrate their second anniversary today Saturday July 11th starting at noon.

Wake Me Up Before You Gose returns along with two new variants: Hibiscus Red Wine Barrel Aged and Ghost Pepper Rum Barrel Aged. All three variants will be available in 500ml bottles and on draft.

Get there early to get your hands on some delicious barbecue and sides from ZZQ from noon-5:30pm. Their brisket has been a sell out hit at their popups over at Ardent Craft Ales.

More food will be on hand from Campus CookiesKing Of Pops – Richmond, and The Hot Dog Man RVA through different parts of the day and night.

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

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

brb…San Diego! Richmond, Here Are Your Assignments.

In just a few hours, I’ll be hopping on a plane to head out to sunny San Diego, California for ten days of fun that will end at the National Homebrewers Conference. Part of me hates that the timing of this trip because there are so many cool events I will miss.

Thursday June 4th

Ardent’s Honey Ginger Retruns at Mellow Mushroom — 6PM

Honey Ginger returns starting with a tap release at Mellow Mushroom tonight!

RVA Playlist 5th Birthday Party at The Broadberry — 7PM

This is the event it kills me the most to miss. Andrew Cothern, RVA Playlist, is one of my best friends, and I have no idea how he covers as much local music as he does day in day out. All the bands he has selected to play his 5th year shindig at The Broadberry are personal favorites of mine that I might not have heard of if not for him. Check out his spotlights on Goldrush, Jonathan Vassar & the Badlands, and No BS! Brass then get your tickets here.

RVAPlaylist 5th Bday

Saturday June 6th

Cover to Cover Presents: BACK TO BLACK at Hardywood — 6:30PM

This is the second music entry in this post. RVA Playlist, does this officially make me a music blogger?

If you haven’t experienced Spin, Spit, & Swear’s Cover to Cover band, then you really need to. I fell in love with them when they performed Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours.” I have no doubt (Hmmm…maybe an idea for their next project) their performance of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” will be anything less than stellar.

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OFF Broad Appetit at Pasture — 6:30PM

Off Broad Appetit 2015I’ve had the pleasure of attending this the past two years. It’s a shame I will miss this year as the money goes to a great cause. Get your tickets here.

Join Richmond magazine and the National Pork Board on Saturday, June 6th for a Broad Appetit kick-off feast at Pasture on Grace! Here you will discover five amazing chefs (and one kick-ass winemaker) all representing true farm to table cuisine. These famed chefs will present amazing dishes featuring local food producers from across Virginia, all done with the flair that has made them famous. Virginia wines, brews and ingredients will be featured throughout the evening. Our chef line-up includes:

Rob Newton
Chef & Owner of Seersucker in Brooklyn, NY will be serving

Brad Farmerie
Executive Chef at Public in New York City

Chad Colby
Chef at chi SPACCA in Los Angeles

Stephen Gerike
Director of Food Service Marketing, National Pork Board

Jason Alley
Chef at Comfort & Pasture Restaurants in RVA

Jose Enrique
Chef and owner of Capital and Miel in San Juan, Puerto Rico

David Varley
Chef at RN74/the Mina Group in Seattle, WA

Bryan Voltagio
Executive Chef at VOLT in Frederick, MD

André Hueston Mack
Owner and Winemaker at Mouton Noir, NY

Full Menu Coming Soon!

Bar snacks:  pimento cheese, tons of pickles, pork rinds with home-made hot sauce, and crab spiced boiled peanut dip

Esteemed local beverages being served include:
Foggy Ridge Cider

Only 125 tickets are available.
Tickets to this incredible event are $125 per person. Net proceeds benefit FeedMore.

Support provided by National Pork Board, Richmond magazine, Brown Distributing/Taste the Local, Pasture, Hilton Garden Inn, & Duke’s Mayonnaise/CF Sauer and Echelon Event Management.

Sunday June 7th

Broad Appetit on W Broad St Between Henry & Adams — 11AM – 6PM

Find a new favorite restaurant through $3 plates from some of the best Richmond has to offer.

Saturday June 13th

Ardent Craft Ales Year One Anniversary Block Party — 1PM

Ardent 1yr Anniv 061315This one really stings. I love these guys and really wanted to be here to celebrate with them. Please raise several glasses for me.

One year down. Wow. To celebrate, come out Saturday, June 13 to officially mark exactly 365 days (no joke) since we opened and joined the incredible Richmond beer community! We are hosting a massive block party at the brewery from 1 to 8 p.m. that will feature our biggest line-up of beer, local food, live music, and outdoor fun. On this day only, we will offer more than a dozen of our own brews including:

1 / Honey Ginger
2 / Session India Pale Ale
3 / Diamond Pale Ale
4 / Virginia Common
5 / IPA Batch #12
6 / IPA Batch #13
7 / IPA Batch #14
8 / Saison
9 / “Defenestrator” Dopplebock
10 / Touchstone Wheat Ale
11 / Berliner Braunbier
12 / Szechaun Peppercorn Saison
13 / Earl Grey Brown Ale
14 / Dark Rye
15+ / Casks: No fewer than two casks, to be announced next week!

Beyond our own beers, we will have local cider and several guest brews from nearby brewery friends on tap for the day. In addition, we will release a special anniversary beer just available for the day in 750 mL bottles and to be announced a few days before the party.

There will a long line of food trucks running along West Leigh Street including some of Richmond’s finest: KavaKava gourmet , The Return of the Mac, Goatocado, Bonbontruck, Happy Empanada, River City Wood Fire Pizza, Hungry Turtle Food Truck, Station 2, and King Of Pops – Richmond. No one is going hungry.

Finally, we’ve invited some incredible regional bands to perform throughout the day, as follows:

2 – 3pm / Peace Beast
3 – 4pm / Clair Morgan
4 – 5pm / The Milkstains
5 – 6pm / Christi
6 – 7pm / NO BS! Brass Band

Event is free to enter with beverage and food tickets for sale at the door and inside the event with cash or credit. One ticket = $1. Attendees must be 21 and over and present valid ID to consume alcohol. Event is rain or shine.

Want to volunteer at this event? If you are interested, please visit: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/06417988010

Hardywood Vinalia Urbana Release w. Lady God, The Ar-Kaics & Dave Watkins — 2PM

Hardywood Vinalia UrbanaThis sounds like it will be delicious. Please save me some.

Named after the Roman festival held to bless and sample the wine of the previous season, Vinalia Urbana, a Belgian-style strong golden ale, is aged for months in freshly emptied Sauvignon Blanc barrels. This maturation process lends some light vinous notes and a hint of oak that blend beautifully with the subtle fruit and light spicy character imparted by the Belgian yeast. Vinalia Urbana is delightfully dry and delicate on the palate with lingering white grape and stone fruit undertones. 9.0 % ABV

Hardywood Vinalia Urbana will be available at 2:00pm on draft and in 750mL bottles. King Of Pops – Richmond, BoDillaz, Slideways Mobile Bistro, Cheezilla’s Grilled Cheese on site through the day.

Live music with:

Dave Watkins
minimalist appalachian math rock live looping sound explosion

The Ar-Kaics
…play troglodyte teenbeat 60s-style punk.

Lady God
Bristling surf guitar, webby bass lines, and sneering dual vocals compose an oddly satisfying vintage rock n’ roll salad we call “Slink.”

Sunday June 14th

3rd Annual Richmond Bacon Festival at 17th St Farmers Market — 11AM

Bacon dishes and Devils Backbone beer! What more could you need? Ok. How about a couple food photos?

Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar will be bringing back their Bacon & Shrimp Ramen.

Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar will be bringing back their Bacon & Shrimp Ramen.


Rare Olde Times Public House will be serving up mouth watering Bacon Covered Scotch Eggs.

Rare Olde Times Public House will be serving up mouth watering Bacon Covered Scotch Eggs.

Center of the Universe Turns Two This Weekend

COTU 2yr party 111414Center of the Universe will celebrate their two year anniversary all weekend long starting today Friday November 14th at 4pm. They will have something special in store each day of their weekend long party.

Maybe Mike will wear the yellow suit?

Friday, November 14th  4 – 9PM

Day one marks the return of “The Richard” aka the happy accident of a double IPA during COTU’s first brew.

This aggressive Imperial IPA keeps getting bigger as our brewers keep pumping more and more grain and hops into this monster.  This year, the brew will be clocking in at a whopping 9.0%  As is always the case with this delicious libation, we will be filling growlers!  So, grab a friend, a relative, or your dancing shoes and come out to see what all the fuss is about.  LONG LIVE THE RICHARD!

Saturday, November 15th  1 – 9PM

They are still revealing beers but day two will feature guest taps from their Homefront IPA partner breweries.

Sunday, November 16th  1 – 9PM

Day three sounds like so much fun I’ll just let COTU tell you about their Stout Fest and beer, chocolate, and cheese pairings.

It’s always Sunday Funday at COTU, but today, you know because we are 2, we are going to be doing something amazing. We will be doing our first event STOUT FEST and BEER CHOCOLATE, and CHEESE PAIRINGS!  Enjoy these two events along with our amazing beer lineup, live music from Something Shiny, and food trucks!


For the first time ever, we will be pouring 5 different stouts here at the brewery. These are extremely limited edition stouts and include the elusive, provocative, dream making, Shut Up.  To go along with Shut Up, we will be featuring El Duderino, The Dude, Unseasonable Stout, and a Coffee Imperial Stout. Don’t miss this chance to try the full line up of the darkness!


Picture this: 6 4 oz. pours of COTU brews, 3 different artisan cheeses, and 3 different hand made chocolate truffles all mixing in your mouth and creating some of the most unique, smooth, and delectable flavors you have ever experienced. Oh yeah, its only $20 per person and includes an expert in each field to lead you on this culinary journey. This portion of the party is ticketed and advanced tickets can be purchased at the brewery for the following time slots: 3pm & 5pm. 20-25 person max per session.  Tickets can be purchased the day of, if slots are still available.

Chocolates: Chocolates by Kelly: Chocolate is not a luxury, it’s a way of life, at least for Kelly Walker and her ardent followers it is. Her family tree is chocolate dipped and she continues and grows the tradition by crafting each of her lovelies by hand. Salted caramels, cranberry vodka cordials and many many more confections are awaiting you. Check her out here.

Cheeses: The Caboose Wine and Cheese: The Caboose Wine & Cheese has been providing the Hanover and greater Richmond area the finest selection of wine, beer and specialty foods since 1997. Located on the railroad tracks of historic Ashland, Virginia, we offer the friendly service you’d expect from a small town, and a selection that is sure to surprise and delight. Check them out here.