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Celebrate Ten Years of Screens ‘N’ Suds Saturday

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Credit: Screens ‘n’ Suds

Screens ‘N’ Suds will celebrate their tenth anniversary with a beer and art festival this Saturday November 9th at Studio Two Three starting at 11am. If you love beer and/or art, you should check this event out. Yes, I could point to the beer list (Spoiler Alert: the beers will be awesome) and tell you which beers I would try but I thought I would show you a few of my favorite pieces of art that I have purchased at SNS over the years.

These first two prints were created by Andrew Stronge for SnS’s fourth and fifth anniversaries. I love the robot theme. Year 4 reminds me of H.E.R.B.I.E. from the Fantastic Four comic books. Year 5 has us submitting to our robot overlord.

Stronge SnS years 4 & 5

This “Experiment with Beer” print resides in my kitchen. Ironically, it took me a few SnS visits to decide to grab this. I’m so glad I did. I couldn’t imagine being without it.

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I know what you are thinking, why would I have two versions of the same print? The simple answer is Douglas and I couldn’t agree on which one was best. I loved how the print on the left was made on a map. He loved the foil and bold color of the other. So they both came home with us.

Frying Pan Tower Prints

This Tropical Galaxy print came around the time I was going crazy over how awesome the movie Guardians of the Galaxy was. Of course, I had to have this movie poster styled beer label.

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And then there is the hop drip….I don’t think I realized until this very moment the MC Escher-ness of this print. See how the drop falling from the hop is being met with liquid rising from the surface?

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Now the only question is what will I end up with this year? Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates including how to get VIP tickets. Remember proceeds from this event will benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Studio Two Three, and Gallery 5.

Make Screens ‘N Suds Ninth Event At Studio Two Three A Worthy Part of Your Saturday

For over nine years, Screens N Suds has raised money towards the fight against multiple sclerosis and local charities through the sale of screen printed beer-centric art. If you are looking to make this  Saturday March 3rd count towards something positive, here is a much worthy cause.

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Credit: Screens ‘N’ Suds

There is still time to grab a VIP ($50/person; 12-6pm) or GA ($33/person; 2-6pm) ticket that includes unlimited samples here.

Check out this draft list!

Peruse all of the items in the silent auction here then head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Who’s Got Spirit? Hardywood That’s Who!

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Celebrating the next installment of our Brewer & Artist Series, we present the work of Nick Walthall and Sara Gossett:

Hardywood Spirit Braid is a well attenuated, highly effervescent saison brewed with organic raw wheat from Grapewood Farm in Montross, Virginia. Seville and Cara Cara oranges bring brightness and a touch of acidity. Fermented in stainless with a blend of Nick’s favorite brewers yeast and Brettanomyces claussenii, this beer is unfiltered, 100% bottle conditioned, and is designed to be a crusher. 5.2% alcohol by volume.

Sara Gossett is an artist from Texas who has been living in Richmond, VA for nearly ten years. Working primarily with watercolor, she loves vintage style and design and is heavily inspired by everything from the eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco to poster art and illustration from the 1960’s & ‘70’s, hand lettering, and decorative pattern from all over the world. She also loves music, from playing the flute to playing records at the occasional DJ gig.
See more at saragossett.com & on Instagram @saragossett

Spirit Braid will be available on draft, bottles and 4-packs beginning at 2pm, with NY Style food truck through the evening.

Spirit Braid glass

Credit: Nick Walthall

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

Screens ‘n’ Suds’ Seventh Annual Big Event At The Answer Brewpub. VIP Tickets On Sale Later Today

Screens N Suds & The Answer BrewpubScreens ‘n’ Suds 7th annual Big Event returns to The Answer Brewpub on Saturday December 5th at 2pm. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit National MS Society as well as other charities to be named later. As always, there will be awesome screen printed art for sale, live music, and delicious craft beer including the return of SnS’ small batch series.

Screens ‘n’ Suds 2014 Small Batch Series consisted of seven beers:

  • Hardywood Park – Sixtel – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with berries; (base beer is same as the much-lauded Trickery)
  • Lickinghole Creek/Champion Collaboration – Procrastination – Belgian Pale Ale
  • O’Connor Brewing – Ibrick – Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout
  • Strangeways Brewing – The Wyld Sisters – 3 American Wild Ales, each with a different Brettanomyces yeast strain
    Olivia – Blackberry Wild Sour Ale
    Portia – Raspberry Wild Sour Ale
    Beatrice – Mixed Berry Wild Sour Ale
  • Three Brothers – Contortoise – Turtle candy-inspired Imperial Brown Ale

Details for the 2015 series have not been finalized but will likely include draft only offerings from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Brothers Craft Brewing.

Also returning this year is the VIP Speakeasy featuring tastes from rare bottles donated by members of the local beer community.  Tickets for the speakeasy will go on sale at 3pm today Wednesday November 11th here and include:

  • All-you-can-eat buffet from The Answer Brewpub kitchen!
  • Unlimited beverage samples
  • Private acoustic performance from members of the Trongone Band
  • Commemorative stemware glass
  • Special pricing on select Screens ‘n’ Suds merchandise
  • Exclusive raffle items specially selected for our VIPs
  • Special rare and vintage beers not available at the downstairs bar!

The cost for the tickets will be $50/person. The speakeasy sold out early last year so get your ticket now while you can by keeping an eye on the Eventbrite link to purchase.

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

Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event 6.0 At The Answer Brewpub This Saturday

Screens N Suds Big Event 6.0 120614Screens ‘n’ Suds brings back their big beer and art event for its sixth year Saturday December 6th at The Answer Brewpub starting at 1pm. You should definitely check this out as proceeds go to benefit National MS Society, Pink Ink Fund, and Gallery 5.  There will be awesome screen printed art for sale, live music, and delicious craft beer including the return of SnS’ small batch series.

Screens ‘n’ Suds 2014 Small Batch Series consists of seven beers which will be available on tap and in limited bottles to go:

  • Hardywood Park – Sixtel – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout with berries; (base beer is same as the much-lauded Trickery)
  • Lickinghole Creek/Champion Collaboration – Procrastination – Belgian Pale Ale
  • O’Connor Brewing – Ibrick – Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout
  • Strangeways Brewing – The Wyld Sisters – 3 American Wild Ales, each with a different Brettanomyces yeast strain
    Olivia – Blackberry Wild Sour Ale
    Portia – Raspberry Wild Sour Ale
    Beatrice – Mixed Berry Wild Sour Ale
  • Three Brothers – Contortoise – Turtle candy-inspired Imperial Brown Ale

New this year is the addition of a VIP Speakeasy featuring tastes from rare bottles donated by members of the local beer community. The speakeasy is already sold out but you can win tickets along with some other goodies. Deadline for entering the raffle is Friday December 5th at noon.

Head over to the Facebook event for more details including the complete tap list for the day.

Virginia Craft Beer Invades Visual Arts Center’s Craft + Design Show Saturday

Craft + Design Pins 112313-3 Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s 50th Anniversary Craft + Design Show will open to the public Saturday November 23rd at 10am showcasing local favorite craft artists as well as artists from California to Maine and members of VCU’s Contemporary Craft Society. This year some of Richmond’s favorite craft breweries and local food vendors have also been invited to participate.

As a special treat, each brewery was paired with a local artist to decorate and fill pins with cask beer.  Here are the cask to be tapped Saturday:

  • COTU & Diego Sanchez: El Duderino with Mexican cinnamon & sugar, dried peppers, vanilla bean, and cocao nibs (inspired by Mexican hot chocolate).
  • Hardywood & Ed Trask: Gingerbread Stout with cocao nibs & Blanchard’s Dark as Dark coffee beans.
  • Lickinghole Creek & Chris Milk: Three Chopt Tripel conditioned on 2006 Pu-er tea.
  • Strangeways & Mickael Broth: new Blitzkrieg Bock with vanilla beans & cocao nibs

Here are the other beers on tap for the event:

Center of the Universe — Ashland Hardywood — Richmond
Pocahoptas Singel
Main Street Dry Irish Stout
Lickinghole Creek — Goochland Strangeways — Richmond
Magic Beaver Belgian Pale Ale Albino Monkey
Three Sheets ESB Woodbooger
Bold Rock Cider — Nellysford
Virginia Apple

Alamo BBQ and Mosaic will be the featured food vendors.  Go out and enjoy craft beer and some of the finest contemporary crafts in the nation!

General admission for the show is $8/person or $6/person with valid student ID or VisArts or Science Museum membership.  Craft beer tickets will be $6 each or you can get a commerative tasting glass for $12 that includes four tasting tickets.

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

Drink & Eat At California Pizza Kitchen Short Pump To Benefit Screens ‘n’ Suds Tonight

Head over to California Pizza Kitchen in Short Pump tonight September 26th at 5pm as they tap a few Dogfish Head beers and display art in support of Screens ‘n’ Suds’ fifth year of raising money for MS Society.  The chef will be preparing several unique menu items specifically created to pair with Dogfish Head’s craft beers.

Beers on tap for the night include:

Punkin Ale
90 Minute IPA
Midas Touch

There will also be Dogfish Head glassware to steal.

Be sure to print the flyer below or grab the PDF here and give it to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your bill to Screens ‘n’ Suds.  

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