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Richmond Beeristoric Tour Tickets Go On Sale October 15th

It may be month away but now is the time to prepare for RVA Beer Week.  Last night, Taste the Local revealed information on this year’s Richmond Beerhistoric Tour.

Trust me when I say, THIS. WILL. SELL. OUT!

This is the fourth annual Richmond Beeristoric Tour. It will feature 8 Richmond area breweries. Historic beer locations around the city, local food, and a few surprises. Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Only 100 people can go on the tour. Tickets are first come first serve.

There are two buses with 50 people each. Each bus will have its own local historian. One Bus leaves from Mekong, the other from Capital Ale House Downtown.
Tickets will go on sale on October 15th and are $45.00 a ticket

-Center of the Universe Brewing will be selling tickets for the Capital Ale House bus
-Strangeways Brewing will be selling tickets for the Mekong bus

Cash or check only for purchasing tickets. Checks should be made out to The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.

You must be 21 or over to go on this tour.

Profits will go to the To The Bottom and Back Bus Line

Like the Richmond Beeristoric Facebook page for more details as they become available.

Get Ready Richmond! Capital Ale House’s Oktoberfest Returns September 21st

Cap Ale Oktoberfest logo 2013Yes, Richmond. It is getting to be that time of year. Oktoberfest! Here are the details on Capital Ale House’s event this year.

Prost Virginia! Capital Ale House Oktoberfest Returns September 21st and 28th

Virginia craft beers and German-style cuisine take center-stage at Capital Ale’s celebration in Downtown Richmond and Fredericksburg.

Richmond, VA (August 12, 2013) – Capital Ale House’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest returns to Downtown Richmond onSaturday, September 21st and to Downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, September 28th, highlighting Virginia beers paired with traditional German food items. But food and drink isn’t all Oktoberfest has to offer – as each Capital Ale House location will have surrounding streets closed off as crowds listen to live musical performances, German dance groups and family-friendly Kinderplatz: a kids space with giant inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals and many other family features.

“We’re proud to offer something for everyone at Oktoberfest, and this year, we want to give our German celebration a Virginia accent,” said Matt Simmons, President of Capital Ale House. “2013 has been the year of Virginia beer and we support this growing industry by featuring an exceptional selection of local brews at this year’s Oktoberfest.”

Gates open at 11:30am and we will ceremoniously tap the keg at noon officially kicking off Oktoberfest celebrations. Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw will tap the keg in Fredericksburg. Cool Cow Comedy’s Rahmein Mostafavi will serve as MC at both events, keeping the crowd in stiches until the festival wraps up at 10pm. The Capital Ale House restaurant will remain open until 1:30am.

The festival has a $2 cover charge, with proceeds benefiting the Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society in Richmond and the Main Street Program in Fredericksburg. Each guest of legal drinking age can purchase a traditional 1-liter Capital Ale House stein for $3 (while supplies last), though guests are also welcome to bring their own stein. Families are welcome, though a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 21. VIP tables are available for groups of all sizes; please call Capital Ale House in advance for reservations. Free parking is available at both locations.

Choose from over 100 craft and imported brews, including Legend Brewing, Starr Hill Brewing, Devil’s Backbone Brewing, Hardywood Brewing, Center of the Universe Brewing, Blue Mountain Brewing, St. George Brewing, Strangeways Brewing and Bold Rock Cidery.

Menu items will include: giant pretzels with sweet mustard, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerbraten and dumplings with ginger snap gravy, Jaegerschnitzel, roast chicken, German potato salad, red cabbage and sauerkraut as well as our regular menu offerings in the restaurant.

In observance of the 16-day Oktoberfest held each fall in Munich, Germany, Capital Ale House will celebrate (in-house at all 5 locations) for the entire 16 days with German food specials, dozens of German-style beers and exciting events.

For more information visit CapitalAleHouse.com.

Starr Hill Brew Ridge Trail Collaboration Tapping at Capital Ale House Today

Starr Hill logoFrom Taste the Local:

Thirsty Thursday in effect at all three Capital Ale House locations. They will be tapping the only kegs in RVA of this year’s Brew Ridge Trail collaboration beer. Mark Thompson will be at the Midlo location at 7pm. Booyah!

This year’s BRT, brewed at Starr Hill, is an 8.8% abv, 85 IBU DIPA packed with Apollo, Simcoe, Columbus, & Motueka hops in the kettle and then dry hopped with Centennial, Mosaic, Simcoe, & Falconer’s Flight. Holy Hops, Batman!

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Three Hardywood Collaboration Pins At Capital Ale House Midlothian Friday

Credit: Capital Ale House

Credit: Capital Ale House

Head over to Capital Ale House Midlothian Friday April 12th starting at 7pm as they tap three specially made pins of Hardywood beers.  Choosing anything their taste buds desired and having their choice of any Hardywood beer to use as the base, the gang at Cap Ale created the following three pins:

  • Tripel — Fuggles and Kent Goldings hops smoked with wood chips from barrel once containing Hardywood’s Bourbon Cru — Matt Simmons
  • Tripel — local raw honey, dried tart cherries and Oloroso Sherry barrel chips — Chris Holder
  • Singel — blood orange peel, fresh ginger, and a touch of organic honey — Rachel and Amy DuFour,

Hardywood’s Patrick and Eric will also be on hand for the evening.  So go try these one of a kind beers along with more Hardywood Park beers.  Cap Ale will also have some giveaways that evening as well.  Check out the Facebook event for more information.

13831 Village Place Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23113

One Week Until Hardywood Gingerbread Stout Pairing Contest

I hope everyone is enjoying RVA Beer Week so far.  Here’s something for you to consider that is only a week out.  If you follow me on Facebook, then you’ve already heard about this competition from Hardywood and Capital Ale House.  Here’s more from Hardywood’s Facebook:

Have an inclination for confection creation? Hardywood and Capital Ale House Richmond want to taste your concept to pair with the Hardywood Gingerbread Stout for the first dessert tasting competition on Monday, November 12th. The winner takes home a case of Gingerbread Stout and the dessert is featured on the Capital Ale House menu!

For more information or to enter, head over to contest entry page here.

PS. I may just be competing right next to you.  Happy baking Richmond and good luck.

RVA Beer Week 2012: Capital Ale House Anniversary Party

Capital Ale House is giving you three chances to celebrate their 10th anniversary starting tomorrow Friday November 2nd.  They will be tapping two special beers from Legend Brewing, Anniversary Barleywine and California Common Ale (Steam Beer).  To get the schwag, you’ll need to buy tickets here and select the date you want to attend.  The anniversary beers will be tapped at 5pm Friday.