Tag Archives: craft beer

Forever Summer Kickoff Party At Cask Cafe Tonight

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Did you miss out on tickets to the Veil’s Forever Summer festival? Or do you just want to kick off your celebration early?

If you answered yes to either question, you should head over to the Cask Cafe today Friday August 11th..  They will be tapping beers from some of the breweries featured at Saturday’s festival.

Here are the beers that will be pouring starting at 4pm:

  • Omnipollo Hilma — 8% IPA brewed with hamburger buns, fries and Magascan vanilla
  • Threes Brewing Kicking and Screaming — Foudre fermented Pilsner
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Lady in Grey — oak fermented grisette
  • American Solera Little Foo
  • Half Acre Deep Space
  • Tired Hands Alien Church
  • Tired Hands Reptoid IPA
  • The Veil Master Shredder
  • The Veil Coconut Hornswoggler

Save for the Veil beers, none of these are scheduled to be tapped at the festival. Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Four Cans & A Crowler From Triple Crossing Today

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

How is your Virginia Craft Beer Month going so far? If you’re behind, Triple Crossing has plenty of chances for you to catch up this Friday August 11th. You will just have to go to both locations if you’re trying to get everything. Starting at noon, their Fulton location will see the release of four new beers. At the same time downtown, they will be releasing their first gose, Salinity, in crowlers along with some draft only variants.

Here is the rundown on each of the beers being offered:

Head over to the Facebook events for both release locations, here and here, for more information and updates.

Celebrate Four Years Of Curiosities With Strangeways

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Credit: Strangeways

For four years, those mad scientists at Strangeways Brewing have been stoking your curiosity with their wildly imaginative concoctions. Celebrate with them this weekend with their Wake Me Up Before You Gose and its variants (Hibiscus, Red Wine Barrel Aged & Ghost Pepper, Rum Barrel Aged).

Year Four of the Curious Pour!
Come celebrate our Four Year Anniversary Celebration July 29th, as we toast to four years of being Richmond’s purveyor of curiously delicious drafts. There will be CAKE and of course a plethora of BEER.

BEER RELEASE – BOTTLE + DRAFT
Wake Me Up Before You Gose and two variants! 
Plus 36+ Brews to Choose from.

Northern Neck Oysters
Cheezilla’s Grilled Cheese
Trunkles Cheese Pop Up

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck – Try a Double Decadence Beer Float
Ravenchase Adventures
Face painting
Caricatures
Merchandise Summer Sales
Corn Hole
Over-sized outside games

It’s fun for all, FREE to attend, kid friendly and well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome on our patio.

Strangeways Brewing

Heart & Soul Gets A Little Gold. Or Cuvée Gold, Now With More Soul

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Credit: Hardywood

HeART & Soul Brew Fest returns for its second year at Hardywood this Saturday July 29th starting at 1pm. If you missed it last year, you missed some of the best soul food Richmond has to offer served with that delicious Hardywood beer. Personally, it was one of my favorite events from last year. I’ve said it before but it was very uplifting to see more African Americans like myself at a beer event even when I honestly didn’t know it was something missing from my life.

I for one look forward to getting down on some Mama J’s catfish but here is the full food lineup for this year.

Mama J’s
Croaker’s Spot Restaurants
Minibar RVA
Jus Cukn, LLC
Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que
Mo’s Sweet Minis
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets
Soul-Ice
RVA Street Foodies

Kelli S. Lemon has the reasons you should check out each of these spots.

 

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This year the festival will also be paired with the release of Cuvée Gold, a remix of Hardywood’s Vinalia Urbana.

Hardywood Cuvée Gold artfully blends the elegance of French wine country with the gentle and balanced characteristics of a traditional Belgian-style Golden Ale. Combining both young and mature vintages aged in freshly emptied Sauvignon Blanc barrels, Cuvée Gold offers light earthy aromatics, a subtle sweetness and a hint of toasted oak that are delightfully dry and delicate on the palate, with lasting white grape and stone fruit undertones.

Head over to the Facebook events for the festival and beer release, here and here,  for updates and more.

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