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Kick Off Screens ‘n’ Suds Week With Blue Mountain Brewery At The Camel Tonight

wpid-poster1_web.jpgTonight Monday October 28th starts a week of events leading up to Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event Saturday November 2nd at Gallery 5.

Head over to The Camel at 6pm and kick things off with Blue Mountain Brewery.  Get a taste of the first of five Screens ‘n’ Suds’ Fifth Anniversary Small Batch Series, Blue Mountain Foxy Mama Red Tripel.

Other Blue Mountain beers on tap will include:

Barrel aged Mandolin
Rip Rap Pale
Dark Hollow Bourbon Barrel Stout
Full Nelson

Take home some Blue Mountain glassware and purchase some art to benefit National MS Society Central and Eastern Virginia Chapter.

Check out the Facebook event for more information

Hardywood Presents: The Great Return…and Pizza Beer Dinner

imageHardywood is debuting their latest canned beer, The Great Return, a West Coast Style IPA, this week.  You’ll start to see the new beer around town soon but here are a couple events to consider.

Tuesday  October 22nd

Head over to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing at 5pm for Great Return IPA cans:

Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water. These efforts have culminated recently with the symbolic return of the endangered Atlantic Sturgeon, a prehistoric, yet majestic behemoth of a fish, spotted as far up the James River as the fall line in Richmond. Let’s celebrate!

$10 from every barrel of The Great Return produced will be shared with the James River Association.

Enjoy other Hardywood drafts as well as appetizer specials as you talk with representatives from Hardywood and James River Association.

At 7PM, head over to Conch Republic for the check presentation to the James River Association. 16 oz. cans of The Great Return and other Hardywood drafts available. Dinner specials.

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Thursday October 24th

Great Return Pizza DinnerIf you didn’t know, not only is Hardywood assistant brewer Nick Danger Walthall a great brewer, he is also a pizza fanatic.  He has teamed up with Whole Foods Short Pump for The Great Return Pizza + Beer Dinner.  Nick has let his imagination run wild with pizza toppings and beer pairings to create a truly unique menu.


Appetizer course featuring Olli Salami and Piave
Hardywood Singel


Olive oil, red grapes, pulled roast chicken, rosemary, fresh mozzarella and shaved Robusto
Lickinghole Creek Short Pump Saison

Ricotta with goat cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, Jambon ham and arugula
Hardywood Doppelbock

Roasted red peppers, roasted garlic with Parmesan, Asiago and Fontina cheeses
Hardywood Great Return IPA

Maple roasted pumpkin and apples, pancetta and smoked mozzarella
Hardywood Rum Pumpkin

The cost for the dinner is $40/person. Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling Whole Foods at (804) 364-4050.

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Three Places To Get COTU Homefront IPA This Memorial Day Weekend

COTU Homefront IPA1Yesterday, Center of the Universe released details about where you can try their edition of Homefront IPA leading up to this Memorial Day weekend starting Thursday May 23rd at the Flying Squirrels game at The Diamond.  Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson will serve as Hops for Heroes ambassador for Homefront IPA and will be in attendance at the game as well.  Here is the posting from their blog; one of those bats might make someone a nice Father’s Day gift:

We’ve got a great line-up of patriotic events leading up to Memorial Day to celebrate the release of Homefront IPA!

Homefront IPA is a West Coast style IPA, brewed with orange peel and aged on Louisville Slugger bats donated by none other than Louisville Slugger. After the beer is brewed, the bats will be dried and auctioned off. 100% of the proceeds for the beer and the auctioned off bats will go to Operation Homefront. Last year, with the help of 6 participating breweries and other organizations that donated the hops and grains used to make the beer, Hops for Heroes (the name of the organization in charge of planning and coordinating everything for Homefront IPA) was able to raise $165,000 dollars for Operation Homefront. [Read more about the beer here].

Because this beer is baseball themed, we’re releasing it on Thursday, May 23rd at the Flying Squirrels stadium in Richmond followed by a tasting on Friday at Whole Foods and an official party at COTU on Saturday. Here is our line-up of events.

Homefront IPA Release at the Diamond

Date: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: game starts at 6:00 pm
Location: The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard

Details: Homefront IPA will be on tap at the Taste the Local stand. There are also fireworks scheduled for that night, and there will be some military presence to help celebrate. [More details here]

Homefront IPA BBQ and tasting at Whole Foods

Date: Friday, May 24th
Time: 4pm-7pm
Location: Whole Foods Glen Allen, 11173 W Broad St

Details: Meet us at Whole Foods for BBQ, live music and a Homefront IPA tasting. Bottles of Homefront IPA will be available for purchase that day. More details here.

Homefront IPA Party at COTU

Date: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 4pm-9pm
Location: Center of the Universe Brewing Company, 11293 Air Park Rd.

Details: Live music from Tristan Thorndyke and his band, and food trucks (Curbside Creations and Slideways Mobile Bistro).

Homefront IPA is a collaborative beer brewed for the sole purpose of giving back. All of the ingredients needed to brew Homefront IPA, as well as bottles, labels, tap handles, and other supplies were graciously donated. This beer is being brewed by a total of 9 breweries nationwide and 100% of the proceeds will go to local chapters of Operation Homefront – a military charity that gives back to military families in need.

Want to know the story behind Homefront IPA and the other 8 breweries participating? Check out the Hops for Heroes website here.

ReEstablish Richmond “Pour & Tour” Happy Hour Featuring Center Of The Universe

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Head out for ReEstablish Richmond’s Pour & Tour event tonight Wednesday December 5th as they give guided tours of their current project renovating the old Adam’s Camera Shop to help serve the city’s refugee population. 

They will be pouring craft beer from the area’s newest brewery, Center of the Universe.  Enjoy COTU’s Kolsch or Ray Ray’s Pale Ale starting with your $10/donation with additional beers for $5 each.  Event sponsor Executive Auto has covered the cost of the kegsfor the evening so all of your donations go directly to the cause. 

There will also be a photo booth and photographer taking custom photos with donations. 

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Hardywood Ends Movember With Mo’Ryed Pale Release

Movember & SonsHead over to Hardywood this afternoon, Friday November 30th, at 4pm as they release their Mo Rye’d Rye Pale Ale.  Here’s more from their event page:

Celebrating 30 days of stachetacular style in support of prostate and testicular cancer initiatives!

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

The Parallel Hardy Endeavor Stacheticular Mo Bros proudly present their staches and the release of the Mo Rye’d Rye Pale Ale – a portion of the proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation – a Manhattan-style Rye Pale Ale firkin designed by Mo Bro Jonathan Kennedy, music from Sean Olds, and manly grub from the Olio Cart.

Legend Throwing Diabetes Fundraiser For Local Family

Head out to one of the best patios in Richmond for a good cause on Saturday July 7th. Here are the details from Legend Brewing’s Facebook page:

On July 7 at 12:00 noon Legend Brewing Company and Sports Radio WRVA will be hosting a fund raising event for Devin Dunn, a local 10 year old boy with type one diabetes. Devin has to have his blood sugar tested 15 times a day. This fund raiser is to help the family buy a Diabetes Alert Dog. The dog will alert Devin’s parents to high or low blood sugar. Not only can it alert them 25 to 45 minutes faster than a meter, it will also allow him more freedom to be a young boy.

The first 300 people in attendance will receive a Support a Cure bracelet. Minimum $3 donation at the door required for entry Two live music sets will start at 3:30 and 7:30 lasting for 3 hours each. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage truck sales will go to Devin.  Donations will be taken inside the pub as well.