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Talk Like A Pirate With Heavy Seas At Hurley’s Tavern & Southern Railway Taphouse Today

Credit: Heavy Seas

Credit: Heavy Seas

Once again it is time to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day today Friday September 19th.  Of course, Heavy Seas is up in the mix but this year they have raised the stakes by attempting to set the record for the largest simultaneous cask tapping in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Making its first debut outside of Heavy Seas’ taproom, the firkin to be tapped at several locations up and down the East Coast will be Loose Cannon IPA with grapefruit zest.

The Richmond area boasts two locations on the list: Hurley’s Tavern and Southern Railway Taphouse. Beyond the firkin tappings, you can expect  many give-a-ways for including t-shirts, eye patches, stickers, temporary tattoos, and a backdrop for pictures.

Southern Railway will also have a live pirate show.

Head over to the Virginia ITLAPD Facebook event for more information and updates. The parties start at 5pm with cask tappings at 6pm.

Cheers To The Foothills Weekend At Station 2, Siné Irish Pub, And Pasture

Ease into the weekend with Foothills Brewing starting tonight Thursday June 19th as Station 2 gets things started with a tap takeover plus a cask conditioned pin of Hoppyum with Summit hops.

Siné Irish Pub brings back Foothills’ winter seasonal, Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, for what should be a lively Friday night.

Finally, Pasture will prepare a few small plate pairings Saturday June 21st at 5pm to compliment their pin of Pilot Mountain Pale Ale with tangerines. Pasture will also have pint glasses for you to take home.

Experience The Evolution of Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout with a Pin Crawl Thursday

Taste your way through the evolution of Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout from base beer to bourbon barrel aged with a pin crawl tomorrow Thursday February 6th starting at 5:30PM.

Here are the stops on the crawl:

5:30PM – Commercial Taphouse & Grill — Russian Imperial Stout — base beer

6:45PM  – The Cask Cafe — Sidamo Coffee Stout — base beer plus coffee beans from Lamplighter Roasting Company

7:30PM – Portrait House — Bourbon Sidamo — coffee stout aged in Jim Beam barrels

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

Firkin Your Friday At Brew With Lickinghole Creek’s Pumpkin Ain’t Easy Pin

Simply put, today Friday October 25th at 5pm will be your first chance to have an idea of what Lickinghole Creek’s Estate pumpkin beer, Pumpkin Ain’t Easy, will taste like except with spices.  Brew in Chesterfield is tapping a pin containing 90% Pumpkin Ain’t Easy, 10% Three Chopt Tripel, and cinnamon nibs. Yes, cinnamon nibs not cocoa. I had to look it up; they are a real thing. They will have other Lickinghole Creeek beers on tap as well.  Owner Sean-Thomas Pumphrey will be there as well to answer your questions as well. 

Maybe ask why not call the beer “Punkin Ain’t Easy.”  I guess that’d require new neck labels.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832
 
UPDATE: Apparently, double the Lickinghole Creek firkin goodness is on tap for today.  Bucket Trade in Chester is tapping a pin containing 90% Short Pump Saison, 10% Three Chopt Tripel, and reconditioned 2006 Pu-erh tea.
 
According to wikipedia:

Pu-erh or Pu’er tea is a variety of fermented dark tea produced in Yunnan province, China.[1][2][3]Fermentation is a tea production style in which the tea leaves undergo microbial fermentation and oxidation after they are dried and rolled.[4] This process is a Chinese specialty and produces tea known as Hei Cha (黑茶), commonly translated as dark, or black tea (this type of tea is completely different from what in West is known as “black tea”, which in China is called “red tea” 红茶). The most famous variety of this category of tea is Pu-erh from Yunnan Province, named after the trading post for dark tea during imperial China.[5]

Bucket Trade will tap their pin at 5pm. Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

The Bucket Trade- Craft Beer, Growlers and Provisions
13131 Rivers Bend Boulevard
Chester, VA 23836