Tag Archives: craft beer

Breckenridge Tap Takeover at Station 2

Saturday, March 3rd, Station 2 will have their taps taken over by Breckenridge Brewery starting at 5pm.  Here are the beers they will have on hand:

Avalanche Ale
471 Small Batch IPA
72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout
Regal Double Pilsner

Pandora’s Bock

So go out and enjoy some burgers and these excellent craft beer by this fine Colorado brewery.  Need more info head to the Facebook event here

2016 East Main St.
Richmond, VA 23223

Leap Day Appropriate Beer

An extra day in the month meant I was supposed to have extra time.  Somehow that did not happen. Well there’s no way I’m letting this 29th day of Februrary get by without having some fun.  This tweet from Dogfish Head had me wondering how many different ways could we celebrate Leap Day with beer. 

Let’s see how many different beers qualify if we use the numbers 29 and 60.

Anniversary Beers

Weyerbacher’s anniversary beers immediately came to mind.  You could have a Fourteen and a Fifteen, 4 Fifteens, 2 Fourteens and 2 Sixteens.

ABV

This one requires math but the end results are fun.

The Bruery’s Cuir comes in at 14.5% ABV so you only need two to get 29.

He’Brew Jewbelation Fifteen fits for anniversary beers, but it also works for ABV. With 15% ABV, you’ll need four to get to 60. 

Bell’s Amber is only 5.8% ABV so getting to 29 will knock you back 5 of these. 

Looks like that’s all I really could come up with but I think it’s plenty. Besides it’s not as if you really needed an excuse to drink great beer from me.

Southern Tier Tap INNvasion

Southern Tier Brewing will invade Joe’s Inn for a tap takeover Tuesday evening starting at 5pm.  This invasion will feature the Richmond debut of two Southern Tier brews, Eurotrash Pilz and 2X Milk Stout.  Take a look at the other beers that will be on hand:

2X Milk Stout
Eurotrash Pilz
Gemini
Creme Brulee
Iniquity Black IPA
Choklat

So shake up your Tuesday happy hour routine and come hang out at Joe’s! Head over to the Facebook event for more info here.

Joe’s Inn
205 N Shields Ave.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-2282

Hardywood Beer Dinner at The Republic

Scratching your head trying to figure out what to eat tonight?  You might want to consider the beer dinner tonight at The Republic featuring Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. If you loved their Gingerbread Stout and want more, the only place to get it tonight will be at this dinner. Take a look at the menu.

MENU

Caramelized Scallops, Braised Citrus Fennel with Singel

Roasted Leek and Creamy Potato Soup with Gingerbread Stout

Grilled Buffalo Strip Loin, Ale Espagnol Sauce, Pesto Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Dry Hopped Imperial IPA

Triple Latte Mocha Cheesecake, Raspberry Coulis with Mocha Belgique

Four course all for $35/person including tax and gratuity.  Head over to the Facebook event to read more.

The Republic
2053 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 592-4444

Capital Ale Anniversary Beer: Month 2

Capital Ale House continues their tenth anniversary celebration with another exclusive beer.  This time the beer is from a relatively unknown brewery, Wild Wolf Brewing.  They will gifting Cap Ale their 3 Legged Scotsman.  I haven’t been able to find out much about the style of this beer but I’m guessing a scotch ale or maybe a bourbon barrell stout.  Head out to the nearest Cap Ale location for the tapping at 6pm.  Fredericksburg, I hope to be stopping your way.

BREAKING: Hardywood Park Going to SAVOR!

The Brewer’s Association  has released the breweries selected to attend SAVOR for 2012.  Congratulations go out to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for being selected to attend SAVOR this coming June in Washington, DC!  Richmond, you should be very proud to have Hardywood represent us at the premier food and craft beer event in our nation’s capital.  Other Virginia breweries selected to attend include Devils Backbone (Supporting Brewery), Capitol City Brewing, and Port City Brewing.  View the full list of breweries here and read up on my experience at last year’s SAVOR here.  Once again, congrats Hardywood on the well deserved selection!  I hope to be joining you up there this year! 

Pumpkin Beer Waffles

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Friday night, I attended the Heavy Seas tasting at Once Upon A Vine South. Heavy Seas founder, Hugh Sission was even in attendance had brought a special firkin of Winter Storm filled with Maryland grown Chinook hops. Both Storms were delicious and I even got a signed poster!  A bonus at the tasting were the snacks made using Heavy Seas different beers; you can find a few of those recipes here. It’s only fitting that when I had my first taste of Great Pumpkin, I knew it was destined for the beer waffles I was planning for a scary movie party. Of course, feel free to use your favorite pumpkin beer. Don’t have a favorite yet then there’s still time to get some pumpkin beer at The Camel. In the meantime, here is my recipe for Pumpkin Beer Waffles. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Beer Waffles

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups  pumpkin beer — (12 fluid ounce)
3/4 cup  unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
3 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons  honey
1 tablespoon  vanilla extract
1/4 cup  dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons  cornstarch
4 teaspoons  baking powder
1 teaspoon  salt
1/4 teaspoon  baking soda
1/4 teaspoon  cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon  ginger
1/8 teaspoon  cloves
1/4 teaspoon  freshly grated nutmeg*
3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin

Directions

Lightly oil the waffle iron with vegetable oil, and set it to the desired temperature.

Sift dry ingredients except for brown sugar into large bowl.  Add brown sugar and whisk to combine.

Separate eggs: yolks go in a medium sized bowl and whites get set aside in a smaller bowl.

Add pumpkin, beer, honey, vanilla, and milk to the egg yolks. Whisk to blend and set aside.

Whip egg whites with a hand mixer on high until stiff peaks form – about 1 – 2 minutes. Set aside.

Pour melted butter into the pumpkin beer mixture. As you pour, whisk to combine.

Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients, and mix them together until just combined. A little lumpiness is fine. That will smooth out when the egg whites are added.

Slide the whipped egg whites out of the bowl and onto the mixture you just prepared. Gently fold them in until no white bits are obvious.

Once the waffle iron is heated, you’re ready to pour the batter. Cook waffles according to iron instruction.

Yield: 6 Belgian waffles

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