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Weekend Hit List With Kings Dominion, Lickinghole Creek, and Triple Crossing

It’s the second Saturday in Virginia Craft Beer Month and things are rolling by so quickly August will be done before you know it. Here are a few things to keep you busy this weekend.

BBQ & Brews Fest at Kings Dominion

Heading up for a day of fun at Kings Dominion? You have two more weekends to check out their BBQ & Brews Fest.

Here’s a look at breweries you’ll be able to sample over the next couple of weeks from 11am-8pm.

KD BBQ & Brews 2016 beers

Seven Region Oyster Saison Release at Lickinghole Creek

Oysters aren’t just for putting in stouts or porters anymore.

Galaxy So Hazy DIPA Release at Triple Crossing 

Triple Crossing and Hardywood did a collaboration and you can taste the results today.

Who’s Got Spirit? Hardywood That’s Who!

Hardywood Spirit BraidSpirit Braid that is.

Celebrating the next installment of our Brewer & Artist Series, we present the work of Nick Walthall and Sara Gossett:

Hardywood Spirit Braid is a well attenuated, highly effervescent saison brewed with organic raw wheat from Grapewood Farm in Montross, Virginia. Seville and Cara Cara oranges bring brightness and a touch of acidity. Fermented in stainless with a blend of Nick’s favorite brewers yeast and Brettanomyces claussenii, this beer is unfiltered, 100% bottle conditioned, and is designed to be a crusher. 5.2% alcohol by volume.

Sara Gossett is an artist from Texas who has been living in Richmond, VA for nearly ten years. Working primarily with watercolor, she loves vintage style and design and is heavily inspired by everything from the eras of Art Nouveau and Art Deco to poster art and illustration from the 1960’s & ‘70’s, hand lettering, and decorative pattern from all over the world. She also loves music, from playing the flute to playing records at the occasional DJ gig.
See more at saragossett.com & on Instagram @saragossett

Spirit Braid will be available on draft, bottles and 4-packs beginning at 2pm, with NY Style food truck through the evening.

Spirit Braid glass

Credit: Nick Walthall

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

Snow’s Off. New Beers Back At Strangeways And Hardywood Today

That little blizzard delayed a couple of beer outings from last week but the soup’s back on as they say at Strangeways and Hardywood today Saturday January 30th.

Hinterlander Barleywine Release at Strangeways — 11AM

Strangeways Hinterlander

11% ABV~62 IBU
Available in 375 ml bottles + Draft

We’re also doing a special on CAN-ABLES just for Hinterlander. Take it to go in a 32 oz. Crowler and we’ll give you the CAN-ABLE for FREE!

Starving of Thirst

From a legend whose origins are traced to Native American Algonquian peoples come tales of an enormous creature known as the Wendigo. Possessing characteristics part human and part monster, these beasts were said to emerge from people indulging in the ancient taboo of cannibalism. These malevolent, supernatural beings possessed great spiritual power, and were strongly associated with winter, coldness, famine, and starvation. Embodiments of gluttony, greed, and sheer excess, these Hinterlanders were never satisfied after consuming a person, and were constantly on the prowl for fresh victims in attempts to quench their lustful, never-ending desires. This barleywine, aged a solid year in oak barrels with Black Mission figs, exudes similar powers, calling one on a hunt to quench an unstoppable thirst. Savor the debauchery that is The Hinterlander.

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout at Hardywood — 2PM

Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo 2016

An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.

Tasting room opens at 2pm for Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout bottles (4 bottles per customer), draft, Lampligher Roasting Company on site sampling fresh pour overs, food from Shamasuki, Slideways Mobile Bistroand Smokie JOE’S BBQ.

Arcade Night at Hardywood Park from 2-9pm~

Reconnect With Richmond Beer This Fall At Ardent, Center of the Universe, Lickinghole Creek, Hardywood, and Strangeways Today

Hello Richmond.

Sorry for the empty pages over the last month. It has been a busy one here as we completed our second and final move of the year. Sadly, I ended up missing most of Virginia Craft Beer Month but I’m sure you had a great time. I’ve seen the pictures. Now that I am a full fledged city resident, I am excited to reconnect with our breweries to see what they will be up to these coming fall months.

Let’s see what is in store this weekend.

Ardent Craft Ales

Sweet Potato & Sage Saison is back.

Hanover Oktoberfest & Das Bier Run at Center of the Universe 

COTU makes one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. You are missing out if you haven’t tried simmering bratwurst in it before grilling.

Also, I hope there are some of these smoked beers left because I missed out.

Maiden’s Adventure Release & Pumpkin Picking Party at Lickinghole Creek

Show LCCB some love this weekend as they go from summer into fall in one weekend.

Farmhouse Pumpkin & RVA IPA Release at Hardywood

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin

Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root.Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale incorporates local ingredients from Grandma’s Pumpkin’s of North Chesterfield, Ellwood Thompson’s, Sauer’s Spices and Penzeys Spice Company.

Hardywood RVA IPA

Our “community hopped IPA” is brewed exclusively with freshly harvested local hops, from the first bittering hop addition to the flavoring/aroma additions to a final wet hop addition, more than 300 pounds of local Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, Glacier, Magnum, Nugget and Centennial hops were used in this 60-barrel batch of beer. Brewed just once a year when hops are at their peak freshness, RVA IPA is sure to go quickly!

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin and RVA IPA will be available in 750mL bottles, 4 packs and for growler fills at 2pm. Roundabound Pretzels,BoDillaz and Slideways Mobile Bistro on site through the day!

Join us for a special performance of the seminal Paul Simon album, Graceland, presented as RVA production company Spin, Spit & Swear‘s Cover To Cover at 7pm:

https://www.facebook.com/events/774432892702918/

Gourd of Thunder Release at Strangeways

Strangeways Gourd of Thunder

Your favorite pumpkin brew is back- with one twist- it’s now available on draft and in 750 ml bottles.

Gourd of Thunder is a dark and gnarly Imperial Pumpkin Porter brewed with freshly picked local pumpkins that were ripened on the vine while continuously listening to heavy metal. The malty pumpkin backbone fuses robustly with a milky sugar creaminess. Bourbon vanilla beans lay down a rock-steady foundation that drives the cinnamon, ginger and clove spices through your skull. This brew does not merely mimic the flavor of a mortal pumpkin pie. Gourd of Thunder will cataclysmically blow your mind with its face-melting, high-voltage attitude. Headbangers Unite!

9.2% ABV | 18 IBU

Five By Five: Berliner Weisses & Bands At Hardywood Tonight

Floret Duet tea blend (Credit: Hardywood)

Floret Duet tea blend (Credit: Hardywood)

Head over to Hardywood tonight Friday July 24th at 5pm as they pair up five bands with their Berliner Weiss and her four sisters. Tonight will also be the debut of two new Berliner variants — Cucumber Eve and Floret Duet.

Here are the descriptions of the sister Berliner Weiss on tap tonight:

  • Cucumbers Eve – Berliner loaded with 200lbs of cucumbers grown in Hanover County by our friends at Origins Farm
  • Floret Duet – Over a pound of Chamomile and Peach Blossom White Teas from CaryTown Teas lend a dynamic soft floral and tart fruit character to our Berliner
  • Blueberry Berliner Weisse – Berliner refermented on fresh blueberries from Swift Creek Berry Farm and Greenhouse
  • Passionfruit and Mosaic Berliner – In collaboration with Jay Bayer and James Kohler of Saison, inspired by the syrup designed for our 3rd anniversary, refermented with passion fruit and Mosaic hops.

Due to their limited nature, these beers will not be available for growler fills. So enjoy them while you can.

In addition, Hardywood will have five bands to provide the soundtrack to your evening:

  • Beat Awfuls (KY) — lo-fi indie punk with members of Viva Viva and Lady God (www.beatawfuls.com)
  • Jovontaes (KY) — surf rolls + howling chorused-out guitar (www.jovontaes.bandcamp.com)
  • Bummers Eve (OH) — punk fuzz from Cincinnati to RVA (www.bummerseve.bandcamp.com)
  • Christi (RVA) — rock n roll and scruffy punk (www.christi.bandcamp.com)
  • GT \\// (AL) — psychedelic anthemic thrill ride power trio (www.communicatingvessels.net/category/gt/)

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

UPDATE: Apparrently, there will be one more surprise Berliner variant and Pizza Tonight!

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23230

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