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Whole Foods Short Pump’s New Pub Opens Today


Whole Foods Short Pump Pub

Credit: Shannon Ely (Old Bust Head Brewery)

This is no April Fools joke. Whole Foods Short Pump will open their new pub today April 1st at noon. Short Pump Pub will feature:

  • 48 taps
  • Wine by the glass
  • Choose a flight: beer, wine, or Barefoot Bucha.
  • Pub chef station for lunch & dinner
  • Happy Hour 4 – 6PM, Monday – Friday
  • Wine classes
  • $1 oyster nights
  • Tap takeovers & meet the brewer events

Check out the following events for their Grand Opening weekend.

Friday 4/1 Noon
Grand Opening Toast & Growler giveaway to first 50 guests

Saturday 4/2 5PM
Steal the Pint Night (First 100 guests)

Sunday 4/3 10AM – 1PM
Brunch, Bucha, & Bluegrass

Oh and there’s also this.

Growlers To Go Getting A Little Strange Tonight

Head over to Growlers To Go as they host a Strangeways tap takeover and beer tasting tonight Tuesday January 20th. There will be twelve strange brews on draft available for growler fills as well as a unique selection of bottles.

Here are the beers that will be available starting at 4pm:

Freeze Ray
Virginia Stingo
That’s My Jam!
Room 237
Delightful Immoral
Vatos Muertos
Southern Heirloom
Still Life With Peaches
Albino Monkey
Placebo Pils

Southern Heirloom
Placebo Pils
Wake Me Up Before You Gose (Possibly the last case available in RVA)

The first twenty people to buy a growler and fill it with Strangeways will receive a free 13oz glass. Fill your growler before 7pm and Growlers To Go will give you 25% off. Yeah, you better get strange!

Growlers To Go
1017 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Richmond’s Shine Craft Vessels Company Among Finalists For Ledbury Launch Fund

Ledbury recently opened the Ledbury Launch Fund in which they will reward $25,000 to a deserving entrepreneur to help them start their consumer goods company.  Voting is open to the public until Tuesday June 24th to determine which of the three finalists will receive $25,000 and a year of mentorship from co-founders, Paul Trible and Paul Watson.

The finalists are:

  • Shine Craft Vessel Co from Richmond, VA, creates premium, well-designed beer growlers and barware. Jordan Childs started Shine Vessels in early 2014 to complement the national craft beer trend with reusable barware that appeals to design lovers as much as beer enthusiasts.
  • Kuli Kuli from Oakland, CA, sells bars and powder products made with moringa, the African superfood considered to be more nutritious than kale. Founder Lisa Curtis learned of moringa when in the Peace Corps in Niger; now Kuli Kuli harvests moringa in West Africa to provide sustainable work.
  • Thread from Pittsburgh, PA, upcycles trash from impoverished nations and transforms it into dignified jobs and responsible fabrics for use in consumer goods. While visiting Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Ian Rosenberger noticed an abundance of trash and a desire to work, which he used to found Thread.

Help Shine Craft by voting today here. Remember voting ends next Tuesday June 24th. Tell your friends!

Weekend Notes: 821 Cafe, Brew, and Popkin Tavern

Tonight February 7th, 821 Cafe ups their taps to seventeen and wants to give you a free growler (with fill).  Check out their tap list here.

Saturday February 8th, Brew is throwing another of their weekly beer schools featuring Founders.

To those with questions over Popkin Tavern’s closing, here are a few things you should know:

  • Yes! Popkin will still host their FREE beer school the next two Saturdays (2/8 & 2/15) at 4PM.
  • Popkin will start discounting beer Saturday February 8th in order to move it out before they close February 15th. 
  • As I hear it, there are some cool kegs they’ve been holding on to so be prepared for surprises.   


Half Off Growler Fills At Whole Foods For Your Pre-Superbowl Stockup

Whole Foods BeerNeed beer for your Superbowl party this Sunday?  Whole Foods has a deal for you with half off growler fills all day Saturday February 2nd. 

Here is just a taste of what they will be tapping with te promise of some surprises:

Green Flash Palate Wrecker
BBC Stout
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Bell’s Two Hearted
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
Three Heads Brewing Too Kind Double IPA
Breckenridge Avalanche Amber
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout
Thomas Creek Class 5 IPA
Avery New World Porter
Allagash White
Avery Joe’s Pilsner

Half Price Growler Sunday At Whole Foods Short Pump

It’s half price growler fills today at Whole Foods Short Pump. Here are the beers they are starting you off with this beautiful Sunday morning:

Flying Dog International Arms Race
Stone Double Bastard
Allagash Bourbon Black
Firestone Union Jack
Avery Ale to the Chief
Bells Expedition Stout
Stone Lucky Bastard
Goose Island Sophie

…and probably a lot more as the day goes on. Enjoy.

Richmond You Can Win A Hydroflask Growler!

How much do you love your Hardywood stainless steel growler?  Do you want another one like it? Well, Hydroflask, makers of said growler, is celebrating their third anniversary by giving away thirty 64oz growlers and you can win one!

More from Hydroflask’s Facebook:

It’s our 3-Year Anniversary and we’re giving away gifts! Tell us why you love Hydro Flask and you could win a 64oz Stainless Steel Growler. We’ll draw at 1PM Pacific from Facebook comments & posts. (Those who have already posted or commented this morning will be included in the drawing automatically.) Thanks for being fans of Hydro Flask! 

So simple to enter, how could you not try? Post a comment here to enter. You have until 4pm EST today. Good luck!

Save on Growler Fills at Whole Foods This Weekend

Go to Whole Foods Short Pump and save $3 off all 64 oz growler fills now through Sunday.  Take a look at the selection of kegs they have in stock:

Fullers Porter
Avery Nineteen
Bells Amber
Avery White Rascal
St. Bernardus Wit
New Holland Oaked Mad Hatter
Sneaky Pete IPA
2009 Redhook Eisbock
Stone Russian Imperial Stout
Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo
Brasserie de Rocs Blonde
Tart Lychee
Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin
Epic Hop Syndrome Lager
Epic Brainless Corruption
Sierra Bigfoot
21st Amendment Bitter American
Brooklyn Gold Standard
Sierra Hoptimum
Unibroue Blonde De Chambly

Looks like the growler king has done it again!  Go forth, save, and share some with dad while you’re at it.

My Designs for New Capital Ale House Growlers

Capital Ale House try these new Hydroflask growler designs on for size. These are the same stainless steel growlers used by Hardywood.  On the left, you’ll see I used your 10th Anniversary logo; this limited edition growler would be a great take home item for your fans to celebrate the occasion.  People will still want growlers after the limited version is gone; image on the right shows growler with your current logo.