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Three Weekend Events To Get You Ready For The National Beer Expo

There will be a variety of events centered around the National Beer Expo next week July 15th to 20th.  Sorry, a break is just not in the cards if you were expecting to take things easy this weekend.  You get delicious Virginia beer in return so you come out on top in the end.

Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend.

Strangeways Three Day Anniversary Celebration — July 11th – 13th

Strangeways will celebrate their one year anniversary with three brand new beers plus eighteen new curiosities all in three days starting Friday July 11th.  There will be special bottle and draft releases for each day.

Learn more at the Facebook event.

Lickinghole Creek Batchelor’s Delight Release — Saturday July 12th 1PM

I really don’t think I need to say much more about this but Lickinghole Creek is releasing their rum barrel quad, Batchelor’s Delight, Saturday July 12th starting at 1pm.  If you loved their Goochland Quad, then you will really want to get your hands on it after aging three months in Flora De Cana rum barrels Oh and there will be pirates.


Learn more at the Facebook event.

Hardywood Virginia Blackberry Release — Saturday July 12th 2PM

Summer must be here because Hardywood Virginia Blackberry is back Saturday July 12th starting at 2pm.

Learn more at the Facebook event.

821 Cafe Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Tonight

821 Cafe Growlers (2)Head over to 821 Cafe tonight Tuesday April 22nd starting at 5pm as they celebrate their 10th anniversary.  To mark the occasion they share with Salvation Tatto, 821 went to Strangeways Brewing to create a special cask beer — a barrel aged Belgian IPA with mango, limes, and tangerines.

If the cask was not enough to get you out, maybe the rest of their tap list for the night will:

Bells Expedition Stout 2012
Off Color Brewing DinoS’mores
Evil Twin Justin Blåbær
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout 2013
Cuvee De Jacobins Rogue
Lagunitas Sucks
Hofbrau Maibock
Bee Nektar Necromangocon
Perennial 17
Hebrew Funky Jewbelation
Breckenridge Oaked 471
Blue Mountain DIPA
Blue Mountain Marsedon Quad
Allagash Odyssey
Avery Salvation
Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter
Duclaw Devine Retribution
Sugar Maple Mead — Cask

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

821 Cafe
825 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220

There Will Be No Free Beer At Commercial Taphouse’s 20th Anniversary Party

Commercial Taphouse 20th AnnivBut you should go anyway…

UPDATE: Commercial Taphouse has revealed their schedule of special tappings for the week to their Facebook event:

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 4:30pm- We kick off the week with a cask pin of Hardywood Bourbon Cru from the first release in April 2012. At 9pm the Big Guys take the stage and rock the house.

Friday, Oct. 11th, 4:30pm- Our good friend Andy Hannas got to brew his Earl Grey Brown Ale at Champion Brewing. There is only one keg coming to RVA and we got it! In addition, we will be tapping our keg of The Bruery Tart of Darkness. Come buy Andy a couple pints!

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 4:30pm-De Ranke Saison De Dottignies 5.5% First keg we have ever gotten from this tiny Belgian brewery in West Flanders that Sean fell in love with on his trip to Belgium. A brewery driven by passion, integrity, and well, damn good beer!

Sunday, Oct. 13th, 4:30pm- Bell’s Batch #9000 Kegged January 27, 2010. 12.5%abv. They brewed it once. This may be your last chance ever to try this beer on draft.

Monday, Oct. 14th, 4:30pm- Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale 8%. One of brewmaster Geoff Logan’s most delicious offerings and a regional cult beer. He ages an amped up version of his Coffeehouse stout in Virginia Gentleman’s Bourbon Barrels for 3 months. One of VA’s best beers!

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 4:30pm – Great Divide Yeti (2010 Vintage) 9.5%. We were saddened to see Great Divide pull out of the Richmond markets a few years back. But we were smart enough to squirrel away a keg of their award winning Imperial Stout for just the right occasion. Now, in addition to celebrating our 20th anniversary, we are also welcoming Great Divide back to town!

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 4:30 pm – Eggenberg Urbock 23, 9.6%. At 23 degrees plato this was once one of the strongest beers in the world. Those days are long gone, but it’s never too late to revisit one of the precursors to the extreme beer revolution. Brewed by the oldest family owned brewery in Austria and patiently matured for 9 months before being packaged and shipped.

Thurday, Oct.17th. 4:30 pm- kick the kegs and bottle blowout!!!


It’s A Time Of Keg Holiday Trees At Hardywood Illumination Tonight

Hardywood 2011 Illumination3-cropThat’s right . The end of the world came and went, and the holiday season is back in full swing.  Hardywood presents their second annual Illumination tonight Friday December 21st starting at 4pm.

Beers featured for the evening include:

  • First Anniversary Ale – bourbon barrel aged blend consisting of  40% 2011 imperial milk stout, 40% 2012 imperial milk stout, and 20% 2012 Virginia Blackberry.  Wax dipped bottles will be available for purchase.
  • Friday Firkin – Russian Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and macerated dry cherries  designed by Ric Hersh and Erik White of Screens n Suds.
  • Dry Irish Stout – this season’s session beer
  • Plus other illuminating beers

The GrowRVA Holiday  Market will be open all evening for your holiday gift shopping featuring ten local artisans:

2 Dye 4 — tie-dye
Carved Wood Bowls
Jane Hendley Designs — Pottery
Jeff Vick Ceramics
Paul and Kate Studio – Pottery
Night Sky Farm — goat milk soap and cheese
Old Tavern Clay – Pottery, facebook: oldtavernclay
Red Chicken Pottery
Red Lintu — jewelry
Wandering Cow Farm — Wool, Fleece, Soap, Lotion

Pizza Tonight and Olio will be serving food with music by Julie Karr, Matt Connor, and Josh Small.

Capital Ale House Double Taps Anniversary Beers

Capital Ale House may have missed last month’s Anniversary beer tapping but they are making up for it with the tapping of two anniversary beers Friday May 11th at 6pm. 

First up is a Black IPA from Lancaster Brewing out of Pennnsylvania. Lancaster’s Black Boar IPA is the first of Cap Ale’s anniversary beers to come from out of state.  I have an affinity for Black IPAs so I am looking forward to getting the chance to try it. 

The second anniversary beer to be tapped  will be from Blue & Gray Brewing of Fredericksburg, VA. Their Kollaboration Kolsch, brewed by Richmond native David Achkio, is described as “a refreshing golden ale, hopped with Saaz and Splatz.  It’s bright, with a light delicate body.  A great session beer for the warmer weather, it is a straightforward fresh Kolsch, true to its German origins accentuated by the noble hop character.”

Both beers will available at all Cap Ale locations starting at 6pm Friday.   Go out and try these beers while you can.

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