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Celebrate Thirteen Years of St Benedict’s Oktoberfest This Weekend

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Credit: St Benedict’s Oktoberfest

Quite possibly one of Richmond’s most beloved Oktoberfest will start its thirteenth year at St Benedict’s Oktoberfest tonight Friday, September 15th at 4pm.  Check out the beer list for the weekend long event including the return of Benny & The Fest in the Hardywood tent and the new pumpkin patch. 

Pumpkin Patch – Small Truck

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Pumpkin Beer list

Hardywood Tent on Belmont Ave

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Hardywood tent

Large Truck

St Benedicts OFest 2017 Large truck list

Beers to Throw Back As You Groove At Stone’s Throw Down in RVA

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Credit: Stone Brewing Co

Stone Brewing will celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of their east coast facility here in Richmond this Saturday September 9th starting at noon with a party on Brown’s Island full of live music and independent craft beer as unique and dynamic as Richmond itself.

Stone’s Throw Down in RVA was born out of Stone’s desire to enrich their fan’s experiences with their beers and sought to curate bands for the festival that complimented the beers.

So which beers go best with the bands performing on the island? That’s the exact question I posed to a few people at Stone. Here are their responses:

Daylen Dalrymple, Marketing Communications Manager

Sometimes contrast is just as important in creating a complementary beer pairing. such is the case with Northern Virginia’s Pontiak, whose​ hypnotic sludgy jams are an ideal counterpart to the crisp, refreshing, yet still bitter Stone Delicious IPA. Seeing this band Live is pretty unbelievable, sort of like the reaction we get when we tell people that Stone Delicious IPA is actually gluten reduced!

Ethan Anderson, VP of Marketing

I’d pair Stone Ripper with JEFF The Brotherhood. It’s a San Diego style pale ale inspired by the coastal surf scenes of Australia and So Cal. Psychedelic garage rock pairs perfectly with that rippin’ swell of hops. Of course, they have a song called ‘Ripper’ too, so I guess we shouldn’t overlook that.

Jeff Martin, Director of Brewing Operations, East Coast

I’ll be pairing Stone Go To IPA with No BS! Brass Band on Saturday. Thumping beats with horns are delivered with R&B stylings by No BS! Brass Band. It’s a sound that most of us are familiar with and recognize from our schooldays yet it’s been expanded into something new and different. Stone Go To IPA is the perfect pair. It’s a lower ABV session IPA that stuns you with its surprisingly bold flavor. Just like the band’s infectious tunes, you can definitely kick back more than one of these!

Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO

Pair the definitive West Coast IPA that birthed a generation of hop fanatics with the furious East Coast funk of Boston-born Lettuce and you get the ultimate combination of ICONIC and BIONIC.  Blistering bass, punctuating horns, righteously dank and lingeringly bitter.  Music and beer swirl in some new zombie-apocalyptic strain of DNA that will spawn a new funkin’ IPA army for the now.

Here is the full lineup of artists performing Saturday:

Tickets for the all ages festival are $10/person; free admission for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.

Head over to the Facebook event for updates and more details including pre- and after-parties.

 

East Coast Covenant Tickets On Sale Friday

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

I hope your clicker finger is ready. Tickets for Triple Crossing’s East Coast Covenant Beer Festival go on sale this Friday September 8th at 10am online here.

Here is everything you will need to know:

This festival will showcase 24 of some of the best breweries on the East Coast. We will be utilizing the entire Fulton brewery for this event and splitting the event into two 400 ticket sessions. Tickets are $75/each and will guarantee you one 4oz pour from each of the 24 breweries attending. Along with the ticket you will receive a limited edition ECC glass and a custom can tote bag.

On the day of the event we will also be releasing three separate cans and our first Proximity Project Wild Ale Series Beer. Purchase of an East Coast Covenant ticket secures you the ability to buy the following items on the day of the event:

  • Battle Creek DIPA – 1 – 4 pack
  • DDH Clever Girl IPA – 1 – 4 pack
  • Waxing Poetic 100% Raspberry – 1 – 4 pack
  • Proximity Project – 1 Year Old Wild Ale Series Bottle

There will be two sessions on 11/11/2017:

  • Session 1 – 12PM – 3:30PM (400 people)
  • Session 2 – 5PM – 8:30PM (400 people)

Tickets

  • Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 8 at 10am at $75+ per ticket exclusively ONLINE at Brown Paper Tickets.
  • Each ticket will guarantee a 4oz pour from every brewery, ECC Glass, ECC Can Tote, reservation to purchase TC can releases and wild ale series bottle.
  • Food and other merchandise are not included in the ticket price.
  • Tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
  • You will be allowed to buy 4x ticket per person. Every guest MUST be present with the ticket purchaser. Each guest must have their ID in order to enter the venue.
  • This event will be 100% Will Call the day of the event. No physical tickets will be present.
  • Designated Driver tickets will be $3 plus fees and sales tax. DD attendees will not receive glassware or tote. DD tickets only grant purchasers the ability to enter the venue. DD attendees may purchase merchandise and food but will receive no beer pours or packaged product.

Food

  • We will be dialing up some quick pizzas from our pizza kitchen and catering from Elwood Thompson’s. All food sales are separate from ticket sales.

Merchandise Available

  • We will also have limited t-shirts and limited edition posters available for sale with East Coast Covenant branding.

Volunteers

  • Please e-mail info@triplecrossingbeer.com if you are interested in volunteering for the event.

Parking

  • Please try to carpool and utilizing ride sharing if possible.

Other details to be announced:

  • Music

Participating Breweries

Head over to the Facebook event to stay up to date on the festival.

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.

Forever Summer Returns For Year Two. Tickets On Sale Sunday.

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Forever Summer, the Veil Brewing’s festival celebrating hoppy beers, returns for the second year Saturday August 12th. Once again the proceeds from the festival will benefit ChildSavers. There will be no after party this year so the day will be split into three sessions:

  • Session A: 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Session B: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Session C: 6:00p – 9:00p

Tickets will go on sale both online and in the Veil’s taproom this Sunday July 9th promptly at noon.

Tickets are $90(+ fees)/person  and include:

  • 1x Forever Summer Festival glassware which will be used during your session for all 3oz pours
  • 1x 3oz pours from each brewery represented

When looking to buy your tickets, pay very close attention to these rules:

2x tickets max per person. 1x ticket for you, and 1x ticket for a guest. You will not be allowed to redeem two tickets for one person. If you do not know who your guest will be, we highly suggest putting both tickets under your name. There will be no physical tickets. This event will be 100% will call list. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-REFUNDABLE, **NO EXCEPTIONS**. Must have ID/CC, purchaser must be present with guest.

Breweries

With this list of breweries you can expect this festival to sell out quickly. Online tickets will probably be gone in minutes and there will be a line at the taproom. So before you go buying:

  1. make sure  you don’t already have plans you can’t change
  2.  know which session you want (A, B, or C) especially if you’re trying to coordinate with friends
  3.  remember it will not be the end of the world if tickets sell out without you getting one. There will always be other events.

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.