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brb, Beer Bloggers Conference 2018: Loudoun County, VA

Credit: Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 

It is 8am and I am on a train to Baltimore and I couldn’t be any more excited! Way back when I started this blog, I learned of the existence of the Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. I have always wanted to attend but for various reasons I never could.

This year must have been fate because BBC2018 is in Loudoun County, VA. There was no way I was going turn down this chance (cue: Hamilton not throwing away my shot).

But why am I on a train to Baltimore? Oh yeah, the conference doesn’t really start until Friday but I am checking out a couple of pre-conference excursions.

My first excursion involves touring the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House near Baltimore, MD.

I lucked out and was able to snag my second excursion to Dogfish Head. I suspect my face will be a lot like this time with Sam at Circuit.

Follow along with me on Instagram and Twitter to experience the trip with me.

Then stay tuned as the conference descends on Richmond for a post-conference excursion and my ride home!

Drink & Eat At California Pizza Kitchen Short Pump To Benefit Screens ‘n’ Suds Tonight

Head over to California Pizza Kitchen in Short Pump tonight September 26th at 5pm as they tap a few Dogfish Head beers and display art in support of Screens ‘n’ Suds’ fifth year of raising money for MS Society.  The chef will be preparing several unique menu items specifically created to pair with Dogfish Head’s craft beers.

Beers on tap for the night include:

Punkin Ale
90 Minute IPA
Midas Touch

There will also be Dogfish Head glassware to steal.

Be sure to print the flyer below or grab the PDF here and give it to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your bill to Screens ‘n’ Suds.  

CPK Screens&Suds Flyer 092613

Carytown Cupcakes Celebrates Craft Beer With Hardywood & Dogfish Head

Clockwise: Chocolate Coffee Stout, Bourbon Stout, Chocolate Heat, Vegan Raspberry Stout & Tweason'Ale Strawberry (Original Photos Carytown Cupcakes)

Clockwise: Chocolate Coffee Stout, Bourbon Stout, Chocolate Heat, Vegan Raspberry Stout & Tweason’Ale Strawberry (Original Photos Carytown Cupcakes)

Leading up to next Sunday’s Carytown Craft Beer Festival, Carytown Cupcakes will be featuring craft beer flavors from April 8 – 14th.  I have enjoyed many of their cupcakes in the past but especially their vegan flavors. It is no surprise to see Hardywood featured so prominently. Gluten-free Richmonders will be pleased by the use of Dogfish Head’s Tweason Ale.

Craft Beer Flavor Menu

Chocolate Coffee Stout: Hardywood Sidomo Coffee Stout-Infused Chocolate Cupcake With Kahlua Buttercream
Bourbon Stout: Hardywood Bourbon Sidomo-Infused Vanilla Cupcake With Bourbon Buttercream
Chocolate Heat: Hardywood Chocolate Heat-Infused Chocolate Cupcake With Spicy Ganache Icing
Raspberry Stout: Vegan Hardywood Raspberry Stout-Infused Raspberry Cupcake With Reduced Raspberry Stout-Raspberry Frosting
Tweason’Ale Strawberry: Gluten-Free Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale-Infused Strawberry Cupcake With Strawberry Buttercream

Carytown Cupcakes
3111 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
355-CAKE (2253)

Where To Steal The Glass Tonight?

So my plans for tonight were pretty simple.  On The Rox for happy hour to celebrate SMCRVA’s 3rd birthday then Capital Ale House for their Unibroue Steal the Glass night. I was quite intrigued when I found this extensive list of recipes for all of Unibroue’s different beers.

At least that was the plan as of a few minutes ago when I learned that not only is Sedona Taphouse having a Dogfish Head tap takeover with 10 different beers, they will have a limited quantity of Positive Contact and Urkontinent.  Then Sedona drops the hammer by turning by saying they will be giving away these hand blown Dogfish Head goblets.

I’m still on the fence on where I should go tonight but I’m sure wherever I go there will be great beer involved.



Doggy Draft Takeover at Station 2

Today, March 27th, Station 2 releases the hounds in its most creatively named tap takeover to date.  Benefiting, Fetch A Cure, their Doggy Draft Takeover will feature beers or breweries with dog in the name.  You can even vote for your favorite to be featured during their dog days of summer.  Without further ado, here’s the pack line-up:

The hounds will be loosed at 6pm.  Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

2016 East Main St.
Richmond, VA 23223

Hops: It’s What’s for Dinner

Calling all hopheads! Have you been turned off by beer dinners of the past that dared to serve malt bombs? Not to worry, TJ’s at the Jefferson had you in mind when they came up with their first ever Charity Hop Beer Dinner on Friday, March 16th.  TJ’s will be  working in tandem with Screens and Suds to raise money for Richmond MS.


Welcome Beer
Trio of Dogfish Head 60, 75, & 90 Minute IPAs

Braised Endive wrapped in Surryano Ham, Honey Glazed Cippolini Onions, Crispy Herbs
Southern Tier Gemini

Braised Oxtail and Toasted Marble Rye Cavatelli, Arugula, Curried Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA

Hop Marinated Cornish Game Hen, Jefferson Spoon Bread, Apple Rhubarb Slaw
Williamsburg Aleworks Bitter Valentine

Pineapple Cardamom Upside Down Cake, Pistachio Tellicherry Ice Cream
Bell’s Hopslam

The dinner will be $50 per person and will include a donation. TJ’s will be matching the donations for the evening and be giving a portion of their sales for the evening to Richmond MS. Dinner starts at 7pm. Call TJ’s at (804) 649-4672 or email at jonathan.kibiloski@jeffersonhotel.com for more information or reservations. Cheers!

TJ’s at the Jefferson
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4672

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.


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.

A Tale of Two Dogfish Tap Takeovers

Tonight is like something out of a Charles Dicken’s story.  Thankfully, it’s not the one this time of year is known for.  Richmond will have two Dogfish Head tap takeovers Monday night at Commercial Taphouse and The Blue Goat.  Commercial and Blue Goat will share three beers in common:

60 Minute IPA
Palo Santo Marron
My Antonia

In addition, Blue Goat will have:

Midas Touch

Similarly, Commercial Taphouse will boast three additional beers:

90 Minute IPA
Hellhound on My Ale
Immort Ale

Now the choice is yours.  Head over to either location for some great Dogfish Head beers.

Commercial Taphouse & Grill
111 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-6544

The Blue Goat
5710 Grove Ave.
Richmond VA, 23226
(804) 288-8875