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Barrel Aged Tower Takeover at Buz and Ned’s Tonight

barrel aged beersHead over to Buz and Ned’s on W Broad as they tap some barrel aged beers including a blind tasting between Lickinghole Creek Bourbon Tripel and Allagash Curieux.

Climb into these other barrel aged beers as you enjoy some delicious barbecue:

Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Hardywood Bourbon Cru
New Holland Dragon’s Milk with Toasted Chili Peppers
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow

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

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
8205 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Saturday is Hardywood Barrel Day


Yes, I’m out of town the same weekend Hardywood decides to release Bourbon DIPA and three other beers that have been barrel aged up to 18 months. Am I bitter? No…well maybe just a little. By all means you should go try them all. Maybe just save me a glass.

Here are the beers that will be available by the glass and 32oz growler fills tomorrow Saturday July 26th starting at 2pm:

Bourbon DIPA is hopped with a heavy dose of Columbus, Cascade and Summit hops, fermented with an abbey ale yeast that imparts some subtle tropical fruit and peppery notes and conditioned twelve weeks in freshly emptied Virginia bourbon barrels from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where earthy, vanilla, toffee and bourbon notes lend an exquisite mellowness to Bourbon DIPA. Also available in 750mL bottles.

Singel, aged for 18 months on Bowman’s Abraham Bourbon Barrels.

Russian Imperial Stout, aged for 18 months on Makers Mark Bourbon Barrels.

Belgian Quad, aged for 16 months on Cruzan Rum barrels.

Boka Tako Truck, Estes Bar.B.’Que, and Carytown Burgers & Fries will be on site from 2-9pm.  Enjoy live music from The Welcome Hips, White Laces, and The Diamond Center starting at 5:30, 7, and 8pm, respectively.

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

Triple The Barrel Aged Goodness From Three Brothers at Mekong Thursday Night

I try to keep from telling you that you absolutely have to try a particular beer or go to a certain event.  I guess rules were meant to be broken because personally I really think you deserve to try these barrel aged beers from Three Brothers tomorrow night at Mekong.

  • Rum Barrel Dubbel — I snagged a growler from Whole Foods right before it won a 2013 GABF medal
  • Resolute — aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months! I was hooked after only a sip.
  • Barrel Aged Vanilla Elementary — aged in barrels that once held Resolute; less bourbon flavor but vanilla and oak highlights shine through.

I would expect these to be tapped by 5PM but who knows what tricks An has planned.  Go and try these irresistibly delicious beers from one of the rising stars of Virginia beer.

I have only one question for Three Brothers. What is “Senantona?”