Tag Archives: Goose Island

Popkin Tavern Says Party Isn’t Over With Goose Island Tap Takeover Tonight

Goose Island Big John Logo3Popkin Tavern might be closing February 15th but there is still some time to have fun.  Head over tonight Thursday February 6th as they pull out some Goose Island beers stashed in their cellar including a few Bourbon County beers.

Here is what they will be tapping as they wind down eight years starting at 7pm:

Bourbon County Stout 2012
Bourbon County Stout 2013
Bourbon County Barleywine 2013
Big John 2012
Nightstalker 2012

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

123 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Goose Island Invasion Landing At Rappahannock Tonight

Goose Island Vintage Glass4Please turn your attention to the photo on the right.  This Goose Island vintage stemmed glass has been an object of my desire since my New Year’s Eve dinner at The Magpie last year.  Since that time, an opportunity to steal said glass had not presented itself until today.

This afternoon Tuesday July 30, Rappahannock will be the site of a Goose Island tap invasion and steal the glass night.  If you want one of these glasses as much as I do, you better get a move on; there are only 50 available.

Here is what  will be flowing Rappahannock’s taps for the night:

Sofie Paradisi — Sofie w/ grapefruit instead of orange peel
Pere Jacques
Pepe Nero
The Illinois — Imperial IPA

I’m hearing there will also be some Chi-town inspired dishes coming out of the kitchen.  Sounds like it will be a fun night. Beers will be tapped at 4pm.

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

RVA Beer Week 2012: Richmond Beer Lovers Bar Bus Tour This Friday

Plenty of room left on this bus tour with Richmond Beer Lovers:

As part of Richmond Beer Week, Richmond Beer Lovers will be hosting a bar tour via the Bottom & Back Bus (2BNB Bus) on Friday, November 9th.The plan is that the 2BNB bus will run starting at Mekong from 6pm to 11pm, with stops at The Camel and Popkin Tavern for ““Broad Street Gets Goose’d”  Goose Island Night.

We are asking for a suggested donation of $5 per person to help with fuel costs for the bus.  Since the Bottom & Back bus is a 501(c)(3), you can feel good about helping them out.  This event will be limited to 40 people and you must be signed up with Richmond Beer Lovers to be guaranteed a spot on the bus!

1st stop – 6pm

Mekong Restaurant

Grab a beer at the bar and meet up in the back room.  You must check-in to get your pass for the bus.

Featured Beers:

Mad Fox Bourbon Barrel Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Hardywood Park Hazelnut Imperial Milk Stout

The bus will leave ~7pm  for the 2nd stop:

The Camel

Featured Beers:

Goose Island Honker’s Ale
Goose Island Matilda
Goose Island Pere Jacques

The bus will leave ~8:30 for the 3rd stop:

Popkin Tavern

Featured Beers:

Goose Island Christmas Ale
Goose Island Sofie
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale

The bus will leave ~9:45 to head back to Mekong.

Goose Island Madame Rose Hitting Richmond Today

I always have to debate whether to share information anytime I find out about a new beer coming to our market.  This is especially true for beers with limited availability that I may not have the time to run out and get.

Goose Island’s Madame Rose is just such a beer.  Available in 22oz bottles, Madame Rose is a Belgian style brown ale fermented with a wild yeast strain and aged on cherries in wine barrels.  You have no idea how much I want to try this beer.  Alas, I need to travel and still have packing and rooms to find.

So today is your lucky day.  I know where you can go to get the beer today if it sounds good to you. Here they are:

Ellwood Thompson
4 N. Thompson St.
Richmond VA 23221

Shield’s Market
206 North Shields Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Total Wine
8099 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23294

Total Wine
10036 Robious Rd.
Richmond, VA 23235

Go. Enjoy!

Tempting Goose Island Beer Dinner at The Magpie

The Magpie is having a beer dinner featuring Goose Island tomorrow Wednesday August 8th at 6pm.  The menu from Owen Lane sounds absolutely delicious. I really wish I could attend but a food allergy and another commitment will make me miss it.  This just means you will have to go for me.  The Magpie has long been on my list of need to check out restaurants in Richmond.  With a menu like this, I may have to check them out sooner rather than later.


Course One
Nelson county peaches, prosciutto vinaigrette, fresh mozzarella ice cream, fried basil

Course Two
Butter braised lobster BLT, Pecan wood smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, romaine hearts, deviled quail eggs, caviar

Course Three
Poblano braised Berkshire pork cheeks, banana encrusted smoked camembert, spiced rum reduction

Course Four
Smoked pheasant sausage, sous vide black, sweet bleu cheese, basil, pecans
Pere Jacques

Course Five
Pepe Nero ice cream float, vanilla ice cream, art in the age root liqueur
Pepe Nero

The cost for the dinner is $60/person. Call the restaurant at (804) 269-0023 for reservations.

Maybe tweet me a picture or two so I can live vicariously through your meal.

The Magpie
1301 W Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Welcome to My Birthday Week

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I started this little blog.  I’ve had a lot of fun meeting the multifaceted people  who are responsible for bringing craft beer to the River City. These people range from distribution reps, brewery owners and staff, and restaurants. I especially love when I meet readers of the site.  Here are just a few things that caught my eye this week.

Tuesday April 24th

Goose Island Steal the Glass Night at Capital Ale House

I’ve enjoyed every Goose Island beer I’ve had since it first hit town at Weezie’s Kitchen.  I’m not going to miss my chance to get a glass. I suggest you don’t either.

Friday April 27th

This being my actual birth day will make deciding what to do especially difficult because it’s not as if there isn’t just one choice.  Restaurant Week has had me going back and forth on where to dine this night.  Right now, I’m thinking Bistro 27. I know you’re thinking that’s perfect.  I was reading over Bobby Kruger’s Libation Nation today and thought it’d be awesome to have him make me a signature beer cocktail for the night.

After dinner, I will be seeing the Blue Man group for the first time. I really hope they’re worth the hype.

An after show drink location is still to be determined. I’m open to suggestions.

Saturday April 28th

Hardywood’s timing could not be more perfect.  They are throwing a Spring Frolics party to celebrate the release of their first Barrel Series beer, Bourbon Grand Cru.  This will also mark their sixth month anniversary.  I will definitely be there to get my allotment.  Get more  info at the Facebook event here.

Oh before I forget, there will be cake. I’m still working out all the details but I will be bringing my birthday cake to the party. Right now it is going to be a Beeramisu cake using Hardywood Mocha Belgique.

Duck, Duck, Goose Island!

Head out to Weezie’s Kitchen on Wednesday, March 14th at 5pm to get a taste of Goose Island Beer as it hits the Richmond market for the first time.  Goose Island holds an impressive record of 15 consecutive years of medals at the Great American Beer Festival.  Take a look at the Classic and Vintage Ales that will be featured on draft:

Honker’s Ale — English Style Bitter
India Pale Ale
Matilda — Belgian Style Pale Ale
Pere Jacques — Belgian Style Abbey Ale

For more information, head over to the Facebook event page here and prepare to get Goosed.

Weezie’s Kitchen
3123 West Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23220