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RVA Beer Week 2015: Portrait House Issues Invasive Species Alert For Saturday

Invasive Species Portrait House 110715

Portrait House has issued an Invasive Species Alert for Saturday November 7th. You should approach them with caution as they have been designated as infested containing beers and representatives not native to this area.

Here are the beers invading Portrait House starting at 6pm:

Victory Vital IPA
Victory Winter Cheers
Boulevard/Cigar City Tropical Pale
Boulevard Tank 7
Founders All Day
Founders Breakfast Stout
DC Brau Citizen
DC Brau Corruption
Smuttynose Daily Brett
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog
Left Hand Polestar Pils
Left Hand Wake Up Dead Nitro.

Only you can help them eradicate this threat to our fragile ecosystem.

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

RVA Beer Week 2015: Quartet of Beer Releases For Saturday

RVA Beer Week LogoThis town has been overflowing with beer events for this RVA Beer Week (Nov 1 – 8) and this Saturday November 7th is no exception. Here are few beer releases you can find around town.

Dark Rye Taproom Release at Ardent Craft Ales — Noon

Ardent Dark Rye release 110715Ardent’s Dark Rye Stout returns for the first time on draft in their taproom starting at noon. Having only been available in bottles, the barrel aged Dark Rye will also make an appearance on the taps. Finally, there will also be a cask conditioned pin of Dark Rye with Blanchard’s Dark as Dark coffee.

O.T.I.S. Cucumber Sour at Strangeways — Noon

Strangeways OTIS 110715Strangeway’s O.T.I.S is returning and this time he’s bringing along a couple of friends in the form of Tequila Barrel Aged with Lime and Gin Barrel Aged with Juniper & Rose Hips. You’ll have to wait until next week for his barrel aged friends to show up but for now enjoy this refreshing sour ale will tantalize the taste buds with fresh cucumbers, ripe honeydew melons, wild juniper berries, and hand-zested tangerines.

Nectar & Knife DIPA Release at Triple Crossing — Noon

Are these the hops you’re looking for? If you haven’t tried, maybe it’s time to get over to Triple Crossing.

Nectar and Knife returns. Our Beer Advocate rated ‘world-class’ DIPA makes its return just in time to close out RVA Beer Week. Per usual, we’ll have limited bottle sales available on launch day. Beer will be on draft in the tasting room as well. Pick your poison.

Gingerbread Stout at Hardywood — 2PM

Hardywood GBS 2015It’s that time of year. Hardywood Gingerbread Stout is back! You can be one of the first 500 to get a bottle at the pre-release tonight but the big party is on Saturday.

A seasonal shift fills the air on November 7th, with the highly anticipated release of our 2015 Hardywood Gingerbread Stout! Join us at the brewery to celebrate the season, with a variety of local mobile food menus and seasonal drafts.

Brewed with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of flavors from milk chocolate and vanilla to honeycomb and cinnamon to a snap of ginger in the finish.

Deep, dark chocolate in color with a mahogany tint and a frothy, caramel colored head, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout offers aromatics of holidayspice originating from the ginger, and balanced with a generous dose of whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese cinnamon. Milk sugar (lactose) contributes to the full body of this stout and tames its roasty character, while oats lend a silky quality. Enjoy fresh, or cellar for a special occasion. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.

RVA Beer Week 2015: Beer Dinners

It’s that time again, it’s RVA Beer Week (November 1 — 8)! This is a celebration of our collective craft beer culture. Since 2010, when this week of events was first enacted, our craft scene has exploded! Back then we were on the low end of the national average at about a 5% craft beer share of our total collective beer market. Now however, we are booming! With some estimates hinting at a jump to 16% craft beer share in 2015, more than tripling where we were 5 short years ago.

Craft beer has become an integral part of our restaurants, festivals, and daily social life. Our area breweries have multiplied from 2 at the inception of RBW, to currently 14 area craft breweries pouring. The medals and awards for their amazing creations grow with each passing year. Our craft focused restaurants in town have won tons of accolades as well, and amazing growler stations and expanded bottle selections have opened at independent businesses and at local grocery stores. Even one of the most respected out-of-state craft power houses, Stone Brewing, has noticed Richmond. Choosing our fair city for their highly anticipated east coast location expansion! There is every indication that this is just the beginning of our cities craft beer renaissance, with an additional 7-9 RVA area breweries in planning that will debut to beer fans over the next year!

So help celebrate our collective passion and support our scene! Take the opportunity to introduce a friend to craft beer in Richmond. Go out and drink at your favorite brewery or restaurant. Buy something to share from a bottle shop or growler station. Join us and rally around our amazing beer town! Cheers!   

Monday November 2nd

Beer Dinner With The Roosevelt’s Lee Gregory at Garden Grove — 7:30PM

Garden Grove enthusiastically welcomes the Roosevelt to our brewery in Carytown!

Legendary Richmond Chef Lee Gregory takes the reigns for our inaugural Beer Dinner and it’s going to be DELICIOUS. Five courses of elevated, pub-inspired cuisine will be matched with five artisan brews in the comfortable, casual setting of our taproom. Farm-to-Table, Barrel-to-Glass. This is an event not to be missed!

This dinner is sold out but take a look at what you could have been eating.

Tuesday November 3rd

Lickinghole Creek Beer Dinner at Pig & Pearl — 6:30PM

LCCB beer dinner at Pig & Pearl 110315Head over to the Pig & Pearl for a five course dinner with beer pairings from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. Take a look at the menu.

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Kale and arugula salad tossed with pickled blueberries, red onions, candied pecans, and blueberry gorgonzola dressing
The Source Blueberry IPA

Spicy spinach risotto with chicken and winter veggies
Magic Beaver Belgian-style Pale Ale

Asparagus and shrimp pesto gnocchi
3 Chopt Bourbon Barrel Aged Tripel

Roasted pear and pecan stuffed pork loin, sauteed squash, drizzled with a cranberry bourbon maple glaze
Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Saison

Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream bar drizzled with hot fudge
Chocolate Decadence Stout

Tickets for the dinner are $70.25/person including tax and tip and can be purchased online here.

RVA Beer Week 2015: Capital Ale House Special Tappings

RVA Beer Week LogoRVA Beer Week (November 1 – 8) is back for its sixth year and Capital Ale House has lined up special beer tappings for each of their locations each day this week.

Monday November 2nd

Downtown: Strangeways Chocolate Gourd of Thunder
Innsbrook: Strangeways Pecan Gourd of Thunder
Midlothian: Strangeways Rot In Hell Pumpkin Sour

Tuesday November 3rd

Downtown:
Innsbrook: Lickinghole Creek The Source Blueberry IPA
Midlothian: Legend Oktoberfest & Garden Grove Saison

Wednesday November 4th

Downtown: Beer & cheese pairings with tapping of Hardywood/Ardent collab Maple Chesnut Altbier
Innsbrook: Brothers 6lb Locally Sourced Pumpkin Beer
Midlothian: Hardywood Rum Pumpkin

Thursday November 5th

Downtown: Ardent “The One” Pumpkin Ale
Innsbrook:
Midlothian: Ardent Dark Rye Imperial Stout

Friday November 6th

Downtown: Center of the Universe Unseasonable Stout
Innsbrook:
Midlothian: Center of the Universe El Duderino White Russian Stout

I’ll try and fill in the missing pieces as I gather more information.

American Craft Beer Week RVA 2015: Taste The Local Cask Crawl Returns Tonight

 

ACBW 2015 tapThere will be a lot of events as Richmond celebrates American Craft Beer Week (May 11 – 17) but none are as beloved as a pub crawl.  Taste the Local has revived the cask crawl that has been so well received in years past for tonight Monday May 11th.

Head out and enjoy three special Virginia beer cask conditioned pin tappings at these locations:

5PM — Portrait House — Ardent Craft Ales Porter with CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus blend) and Jarillo hops
6PM — Cask — Hardywood Great Return with peaches
7PM — Commercial Taphouse  — Lickinghole Creek Imperial Brown with mangoes and habaneros

American Craft Beer Week RVA 2015: Tap Takeovers

ACBW2015 Celebrate BannerThere will be a lot of tap takeovers as Richmond celebrates American Craft Beer Week (May 11 – 17). Here are just a few selections to get you through the week but you should definitely check out Annie Tobey’s take on the week’s celebrations on Richmond.com.

Monday May 11th

Tuesday May 12th

Hardywood TapTakeover & Steal The Glass at Blue Goat — 5PM

Blue Goat will feature four beers from one of their favorite Richmond breweries, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Here are the beers they will have pouring starting at 5pm:

Bourbon Cru
The Great Return
Sorachi Ace Dry Hopped Pils
2014 Gingerbread Stout.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to come hang out and drink some great beers with the folks from Hardywood!

The Blue Goat
5710 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226

Wednesday May 13th

Strangeways Takeover At Rappahannock — 4PM
Celebrate the week with Strangeways and Rappahannock. They’ll have some glassware to steal and will be pouring these beers:

Woodbooger. 6%, A Belgian style brown ale brewed with coconut sugar and dark Belgian candi sugar, fermented with Belgian ale yeast and aged with bourbon vanilla beans

Überlin, 4.5%, Berliner Weiss style wheat ale. The taste is refreshing and tart with a lemony-citric fruit sharpness and almost no hop bitterness…

Still life of Peaches, 4.3%, Saison that blends a classic Saison DuPont yeast with yellow peaches added during fermentation. The elixir is then aged in oak barrels to enhance its complexity.

Down a few dozen oysters while you’re at it.

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

Thursday May 14th

Ballast Point Takeover at Bucket Trade — 4PM

Make your way down to Chester and enjoy these beers from Ballast Point:

Victory at Sea – Porter w/ Coffee & Vanilla
Even Keel – Session IPA
Habanero Sculpin – Spicy IPA
Grapefruit Sculpin – Grapefruity IPA
Dorado – Double IPA
Grunion – Pale Ale

The Bucket Trade
13131 Rivers Bend Blvd
Chester, VA 23836

Lickinghole Creek Takeover at Pig & Pearl — 4PM

UPDATE: This was originally scheduled for Monday night.

Continue your celebration of Kickoff American Craft Beer Week right with a fine selection of beers from Lickinghole Creek over at The Pig & Pearl.

Here is what they will have on starting at 4pm:

Magic Beaver Belgian Pale Ale
‘Til Sunset Session IPA
Goochland Quad
Illuminatos Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Fearnought Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown Ale
Supreme Leader Bourbon Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout

The Pig and Pearl
2053 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Heavy Seas Takeover at Commercial Taphouse — 4PM

Join the crew at Commercial Taphouse & Grill for an evening of extrAAARGHdinary brews from Heavy Seas Beer! There will be plenty to choose from with some year-round favorites, seasonals, and rarities from the Desert Island series. This will also mark the first tapping of Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Coffee Porter in Virginia.

Here is what they will be pouring starting at 4pm:

Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Coffee Porter (VA Debut)
Desert Island Scottish Ale
Desert Island Schwarzbier
Smooth Sail Summer Ale
Double Cannon DIPA
Loose Cannon IPA
Cross Bones Session IPA
Deep Six Robust English Porter

Commercial Taphouse & Grill
111 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220

Saturday May 16th

Strangeways Invades Lickinghole Creek’s Farm Brewery — Noon

Not satisfied with tap takeovers at restaurants, Strangeways will be taking over the taps at Lickinghole Creek with most unique farm-inspired beers:

Still Life With Peaches Saison 4.3% ABV | 15 IBU
Southern Heirloom Candy Roaster Squash Bock 5.5% ABV | 29 IBU
Eternal Youth Bière D’abricot 5.2% ABV | 15 IBU
Gourd Of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter 9.2% ABV | 18 IBU

Read the storied descriptions for these beers here.

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

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