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Two Times The Oktoberfest At Metzger This Sunday And Next

Between this Sunday and next, you will have two chances to celebrate Oktoberfest at Metzger Bar & Butchery down in Church Hill.

Head over tomorrow Sunday October 18th from 1 to 8PM as Metzger hosts an Oktoberfest block party complete with Fest-biers, Marzens, sausages and stein holding competitions. The event is free but if you buy tickets early on Eventbrite you will get a free Metzger Oktoberfest T-shirt. Beer and food tickets will be sold at the door for $5 each.

Metzger Oktoberfest

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

Next Sunday October 25th, Metzger will host an Oktoberfest beer dinner featuring Devils Backbone.  Take a look at the menu.

MENU

Nuremburger stuffed Napa Cabbage, goulash
Altbier

Potato and Apple Soup, Quark, Speck
Berliner Metro Weiss

“Fish and Chips”
Olive oil poached Halibut, Potato Latke, Beer Batter Crunch, Malted Tartar Sauce
Dortmunder Lager

Short Rib Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, Zweigelt, Gingersnap
Oktoberfest

Vanilla Bean and Smoked Apple Cake, Sorrel Sorbet, Anglaise
Smoked Dunkel Weiss

Seatings for the dinner will start at 5pm and will be available throughout the night. Seats are $60/person and reservations can be made by calling Metzger at 804.325.3147.

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

No Fooling. Devils Backbone Mystery Crawl Is Full Of Fun

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Credit: Warren Haskell

Back for its third year, the Devils Backbone mystery pin crawl is your ticket for fun tomorrow Wednesday April 1st.  Guess the mystery ingredients and win some DB swag.

Here are the stops on the crawl along with the base beers at each stop:

5:30PM — Commercial Taphouse — Trail Angel Hefeweizen
6:15PM — Cask Cafe — Dark Abbey Belgian Dubbel
7:00PM — Portrait House —  Cru Noir Black Saison(first ever release!)

Find more information on the Facebook event page here.

Richmond Bacon Festival Returns For Second Year This Sunday

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Richmond Bacon Festival returns for its second year this Sunday June 8th from 11am to 5pm at the 17th St Farmers Market in Shockoe Bottom.  To combat the overcrowding that plagued the event last year, organizers have more than doubled the venue to now include 17th from Main St. to Grace Street, West to Ambler St. and East to 18th St.  Two separate beer trucks on Grace and Franklin streets are another improvement as shown on the map below.

You can take a look at all of the bacon dishes to be served below but here are a few dishes I am particularly intrigued by:

  • Alchemy Coffee – Maple bacon latte
  • Dash – Hawaiian grilled cheese w/ bacon, pork belly, pineapple & swiss
  • Gelati Celesti – Maple waffles & bacon ice cream  or  Salted caramel bacon brownie ice cream
  • Halligan’s Bar & Grill  – Twice smoked bacon wrapped black angus beef brisket
  • King of Pops – Chocolate bacon ice pops or Cookies N’ Cream & bacon ice pops
  • Mosaic – Pork meatball sliders w/ smokey bacon blue cheese

Here is the full beer list from Taste the Local along with a few of my favorite or “new to me” DB beers in bold:

Devils Backbone

Main beers
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Gold Leaf Lager
Schwartz Bier
Azrael Belgian Golden Ale

Limited beers
Pear Lager
Wit Bier
Ginger Lager
Trail Angel Weiss
Smokehaus Porter
Apostrophe Saison
Horror Black IPA
Whipser Biscuit Brown Ale

Bold Rock Hard Cider
Virginia Apple

Here are parking details you will want to know if you are driving or biking to the festival.  Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

American Craft Beer Week RVA 2014 Redux

Richmond will celebrate in a variety of ways this American Craft Beer Week (May 12 – 18).  Stay tuned as I will update this page as I get more information on different events.

Tuesday May 13th

Trivia Tuesday at Strangeways — 4PM

Collaboration Tap Takeover at Cask Cafe — 5PM

Celebrating the collaborative nature of the brewing community, Cask Cafe will tap an eclectic collection of collaboration beers.

Here are the beers expected to be tapped:

Crim Dubbel — Legend & Williamsburg Alwerks
Gentlemen’s Club — Cigar City& Widmer Bros
GAVA Joe — Terrapin & Starr Hill
Collaboration Not Litigation — Avery & Russian River
European Slaycation Belgian IPA — Greg Self (Whole Food’s Growler King) & Champion Brewing Company
Man Crush — Green Flash & Smartmouth
Devil’s Secret — Devils Backbone & Apocalypse
Good Morning Mekong — The Answer & Cigar City.

Pizza Tonight will be cooking up pizza at 5.

Perennial “Meet the Brewer” & Takeover at Brew — 6PM

Brew will host tap takeover with Perennial Artisan Ales out of St Louis, MO as part of their American Craft Beer Week celebration. Owners, Phil and Emily Wymore, will be on hand to talk about their beers.  Brew will raffle off a very special Perennial bottle with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.

Here are the beers on tap for the night:

Abraxas
Sump
17
Vermilion
Luna Mare
Regalia
Black Walnut Dunkel
Aria
Saison de Lis
Hommelbier
Heart of Gold
Dual Artisanship

Devils Backbone Mini Takeover at Bucket Trade — 5PM

Bucket Trade will have a trio of Devils Backbone beers on tap to celebrate the week.

Vienna Lager, 2012 Gold World Beer Cup and 2009 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner, is a chestnut colored lager with a malty aroma and subtle toasty sweetness derived from a multi-stage mash. A pinch of noble hops gives this refreshing beer a clean finish. IBUs – 18, ABV – 4.9%

Striped Bass Pale Ale, Golden in color with a light body and pleasant hop bouquet of traditional German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hop varieties. 5.2% ABV 26 IBUs

Schwartzbier, Derived from recipes of medieval Germanic brewers, our Schwartz Bier embodies a millennium of refinement. This black bier gets its characteristically subtle roasted flavor by using the finest toasted malts. Lager yeast creates a quick & dry finish. 5.2% ABV 18 IBUs

Ale of Fergus, Scottish-style 60 shilling ale. Light brown in color, light to medium body with hints of toast and toffee in the finish. 4.0% ABV – 22 IBU

Devil’s Secret – collaboration with Apocalypse Ale Works

Wednesday May 14th

Goose Island vs Firestone Walker at Mekong — 5PM

Of course, you can go to Mekong any time this week to celebrate but Wednesday two breweries battle it out for supremacy.

Goose Island
Bourbon County Brand Stout
Bourbon County Barleywine
Sofie
Sofie Paradisi
Ogden Triple
Lolita

Firestone Walker
Parabola
17th Anniversary
Velvet Merkin
Double Jack
Wookey Jack
Union Jack

Thursday May 15th

Cheers to the Firkin Weekend with Hardywood at Station 2 — 5pm

Debut of Hardywood’s first sour beer — Rum Barrel Saison.

Perennial Takeover & Meet the Brewer at Mekong — 5PM

If you missed your chance at Brew, Phil Wymore will be at Mekong as they tap eleven of his beers.  Here’s what will be on for the night:

Abraxas – Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks
Sump – Imperial Coffee stout with Sump coffee beans
17 – Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves
Barrel Aged 17 – Imperial Stout aged Twelve months in Rittenhouse Rye Barrels with cacao nibs & mint leaves
Black Walnut Dunkel – chocolate brown German Dunkelweizen aged on Missouri‐grown black walnuts
Duel Artisanship – collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales – Experimental IPA with Brettanomyces
Heart of Gold – Wheatwine
Aria – Belgian Style Ale with Brettanomyces
Hommel Bier – Dry-hopped Belgian Pale
Saison de Lis – Belgian-style Saison brewed with chamomile flowers
RegaliaBrettanomyces Saison
Regalia with pear and ginger

UPDATE: Abraxas will be replaced with an Andall.

Friday May 16th

Richmond Beer Lovers 4th Anniversary at Hurleys Tavern — 6PM

Richmond Beer Lovers celebrate their 4th anniversary with a Hardywood tap takeover at Hurley’s Tavern.  Here are the beers on tap for the night:

Singel
Beaux-Arts Triple IPA (collab with Bluejacket)
Bourbon Barleywine
Sidamo
Gingerbread Stout
2013 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Raspberry Stout
Kristallweiss
Brian’s Barrel Blend #4
Bohemian Pils
Hoplar (cask conditioned pin)

Saturday May 17th

Nectar & Knife DIPA Release at Triple Crossing — Noon

Triple Crossing releases their latest beer fresh from their tanks:

As IPA lovers ourselves, one of our main goals when opening this place was to release a DIPA that would be a hop-head’s dream come true. We think Nectar and Knife is just that. This beer is dry hopped three separate times with over 18lbs of hops. It sits right around 8%ABV, is a deep golden color and finishes perfectly dry. Prepare your palette!

Oh, and in case you get hungry, we will be having Boka Tako out all day for grub. Come get some.

Goochland Quad Release at Lickinghole Creek — Noon

Lickinghole Creek will fill growlers of their tasty Goochland Quad from noon to sunset on the farm. With its rum-like flavor, it makes perfect sense that the next evolution of this beer will be after spending time in Flor de Cana Nicaraguan Rum Barrels. Flora De Cana is Spanish for sugarcane flower. Look for it in a couple months.

Midnight Brewery Second Anniversary — 1PM

Celebrate the end of the week with Midnight with three special cask pins, two food trucks, and live music:

We opened our doors May 2012. What a ride it has been so far! Come celebrate with us May 17th at the brewery. This will also be the end of American Craft Beer Week. What better way to celebrate than to keep it local. Really looking forward to this. Hope you are too. Cheers!

A Good Day In RVA at Hardywood — 2PM

A day full of live music and Hardywood beers.

 

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