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Blackbeard’s Brunch With Heavy Seas At Sedona Taphouse This Sunday

Walk the plank over to Midlo!

Help Heavy Seas Beer put the finishing touches on American Craft Beer Week this Sunday [May 22nd] at Sedona Taphouse Midlothian! We’ll be tapping ‪#‎RVA‬‘s first kegs of Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Barrel Coffee Porter and our second Partnerships beer, a “Hoppelbock” brewed with Tröegs Independent Brewing, as well as Smooth Sail Summer Ale and the brand new and imminently poundable Pounder Pils. We’re offering up the desert for your ‪#‎ACBW2016‬ feast with brunch and donut pairings from local RVA confectioners as well! #‎climbaboard‬

Heavy Seas Blackbeard Brunch at Sedona Taphouse

Sedona Taphouse
15732 WC Main St
Midlothian, VA 23113

Twenty Beers For Twenty Years Of Heavy Seas At The Answer Brewpub

20 Heavy Seas Beers at AnswerCheck this out tonight.

Climb aboard at The Answer Brewpub to celebrate 20 years of brewing excellence in Baltimore with a beer for every year leading up to Heavy Seas Beer’s 20th Anniversary!

We’re conscripting the whole Baltimore crew for this big event! Come out and meet owner and founder Hugh Sisson, the legendary Joe Gold, sales manager, Brewmaster Chris Leonard and Head Brewer Chris Schultz, and many others, including the entire Heavy Seas sales team!

We’ve pulled some great vintage beers from down below decks and will be tapping some seldom seen favorites from the current portfolio as well!

Here’s what’s going on tap:

Cross Bones – Session IPA – 4.5%
Cutlass – Amber Lager – 5.4%
Double Cannon – Double IPA – 9.5%
Gold Ale – American Golden Ale – 4.25%
Loose Cannon – IPA – 7.25%
Peg Leg – Imperial Stout – 8%
Powder Monkey – English-style Pale Ale – 4.75%
Desert Island #4: New World Saison – 6.5%
Plank IV – Belgian-style Quadrupel aged on retified poplar, retified cherry, Jamaican allspice and Cuban cedar woods – 11.25%
Deep Six – Robust English-style Porter – 6.8%
20 Year Storm – Imperial ESB aged in Bourbon Barrels – 10%
PartnerShips Collaboration Series #1: Maine Red IPA – 7.25%
Yule Tide – Gingerbread Weizen Doppelbock aged in Rum Barrels – 9%
Siren Noire – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Chocolate Stout (2015) – 9.5%
Desert Island #5 – Dopplesticke – 9.5%
Winter Storm – Imperial ESB – 7.5%
Greater Pumpkin – Imperial Pumpkin Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels – 10%
Phantom Ship – Belgian-style Tripel aged in Bourbon Barrels (2015) – 9.5%
Holy Sheet – Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel aged in Brandy Barrels (2013) – 9%
Siren Noire – Bourbon Barrel Imperial Chocolate Stout (2014) – 9.5%

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

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.

Birthday Weekend Roundup 2014: Rappahannock, Crossroads, RVA Earth Day, Hardywood, & Strangeways

Where did the time go? It is time to celebrate three years of great beers, food, and everything in between.  Here are just a few things that caught my eye this weekend.

Thursday April 24th

Devils Backbone Auster Brau Release at Rappahannock — 4PM

What is Auster Brau?

In addition to their collaboration beer, they will have:

Azrael
Dark Abbey
Gold Leaf Lager
Schwartz Bier
Striped Bass Pale Ale

A beer specifically made to pair with oysters? Sign me up!

Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Crossroads — 5PM

If you live in Southside and have not check out Crossroads Forest Hill, then you are really missing out.  One visit had me addicted to pistachios with my beer.  Today, six of their sixteen taps are being takeover by Heavy Seas beers.

There will be glassware to steal with these beers on tap:

Black Cannon IPA
Riptide
Peg Leg
Small Craft Warning
Big DIPA
Loose Cannon IPA

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Strangeways Tap Invasion at AW Shucks Country Store — 6PM

AW Shucks Country Store
6100 Pouncey Tract Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Saturday April 26th

RVA Earth Day Festival, Manchester — 11AM

Style Weekly is proud to bring you the city’s favorite celebration of earth day again this year. Musical entertainment from critically acclaimed local bands, tasty local food, eye-popping local art, thirst-quenching Virginia craft beers and more. In all, you can expect a beautiful day. And it’s FREE to attend.

If you’ve been to the festival in any of the past four years, we’ll be at the SAME GREAT LOCATION — in Manchester, from riverside through Plant Zero. The fun starts on the south of the 14th Street Bridge and continues from East 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th streets, from Hull to Decatur, including riverside and flood wall activities. Look for new activities on Mayo Island.

Benefitting FeedRVA, RVA Earth Day Festival will feature all nine local Richmond breweries with the following beers on tap.

Center of the Universe — Ashland Hardywood — Richmond
Ray Ray’s Pale Ale Singel
Main Street Hoplar
Isley Brewing — Richmond Legend — Richmond
The Bribe – Oatmeal Porter Brown
Lickinghole Creek –Goochland Maibock
Magic Beaver Pale Ale Hopfest
Midnight — Goochland Lager
Rockville Red Strangeways — Richmond
Triple Crossing — Richmond Albino Monkey
Falcon Smash IPA Phantasmic IPA
Devils Backbone — Roseland Bold Rock — Nellysford
Vienna Lager Virginia Apple
Starr Hill — Crozet
RooStarr Coffee Cream Stout

Make sure to head over to the Legend Lounge to continue their 20th Anniversary Celebration and for a special treat.  Legend Brewing will be the site of the official after-party from 7:30 – 11:30pm.

Hardywood x RVA Beard League Barleywine Release — Noon

To celebrate the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships, Hardywood and RVA Beard League created a small batch of bourbon barrel aged barleywine that they are releasing in capped and waxed limited edition 16oz growlers.  

Sunday April 27th

Strangeways B-Sides Honey Bock Release — 11AM

The trend of a beer being released on my actual birthday continues this year.

Talk Like A Pirate At Gallery 5

Today, September 19th, is Talk Like a Pirate Day.  I know what you’re thinking but it’s really a thing.

Head over to Gallery 5 for The Pirate Plunder and check out their brand new bar.  In keeping with the pirate theme, Gallery 5 will have Heavy Seas beers on tap and samples of the Belgian beers Piraat and Buccaneer.

Music will be provided by Peoples Blues of Richmond and DJ Reinhold.

Entry is free with all profits going to Gallery 5.

This video with Heavy Seas Founder Hugh Sission will help get you ready to plunder.

Great Pumpkin Rides To The Camel For Heavy Seas Tap Takeover

Head out to The Camel and hang with Heavy Seas owner/founder Hugh Sisson as he taps a fresh 2012 Great Pumpkin today September 11th.

Plus, Ben Petty is getting older.  Who is Ben Petty? Maybe you know him from his time bartending at Capital Ale House, Tarrant’s Cafe, or The Belvidere at Broad. Or maybe you know him as the Hardywood tree in this video.

Yep, that’s Ben in a nutshell.

It wouldn’t be a party  without some amazing beer so The Camel is staging a Heavy Seas tap takeover with these beers:

Plank II
Land Ho!
Peg Leg
Loose Cannon
Small Craft Warning
2012 Great Pumpkin

Come on out for all kinds of pirate swag, amazing beer, eyepatches, live music, people yelling “Aaarrgh!” and lots of great times. Party begins at 6pm.

You’re Invited to the After Party

I’m heading out to Brown Distributing’s Brand Expo later today.  I hope to gain some info on what they have planned throughout the year.  I plan on taking plenty of pictures so don’t worry if you weren’t invited.  Besides everyone knows the after-party is always more fun.  Consider this your invitation.

The place to be on Monday April 2nd will be BlowToad at 7pm.  Brown Reps will be in the house. There will be at least two special beers on hand for the night:

Who knows Brown might have some surprises up their collective sleeves.  Guess you’ll have to come check it out for yourself to find out.

BlowToad will also be showing the NCAA Mens Basketball championship game if you’re into that sort of thing.

BlowToad
2907 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
7pm