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Virginia Craft Beer Month & IPA Day Collide Thursday

Credit: Center of the Universe Brewing

Credit: Center of the Universe Brewing

Let me tell you, Virginia loves itself some hops.  There will be plenty of hops to go around as tomorrow Thursday, August 7th is National IPA Day.  Here are a few Virginia beer events around town to get your hop on:

Pocahoptus Yeast Study at Center of the Universe — 4PM I really love what COTU is doing here just wish I didn’t already have a conflict.  That’s four different Pocahoptases (Pocahopti?) for you to try:

IPA fans rejoice!  It is an entire day we are dedicating to our favorite India Pale Ale, Pocahoptas.  Ever wonder how much influence a yeast strain has on a beer?  Let us school you.  We did 3 different batches of Pocahoptas using 3 different yeast strains; London Ale, Pacific, and a Belgian Golden yeast strain.  You will be able to try all 3 and compare them to the ever delicious original Pocahoptas.  Don’t drag your feet!  5.2 gallons each.  Once its gone, its history!  Oh yeah, we will have a pin of Pocahoptas as well.  What’s in it?  Come in to find out.  LONG LIVE THE IPA!

COTU will also be tapping a cask conditioned pin of Pocohoptas.

Yipee-Ki-IPA Day at Strangeways — 4PM Strangeways will have six different IPAs on tap for their IPA Day party. In addition, they are running their “Steal the Vessel” promotion from now until Labor Day; so get your growler, grunt, or blue Ball jar while you can.

Here are the IPAs they will be tapping:

  • Cranberry Disintegration Barrel Aged IPA
  • Phantasmic East Coast IPA
  • Cherry Phantasmic East Coast IPA
  • Lemon Berry Phantasmic East Coast IPA
  • Peach Phantasmic East Coast IPA
  • Raspberry Phantasmic East Coast IPA

Virginia IPA Innvasion at Joe’s Inn — 5PM

Joe’s Inn will be tapping a small but impressive selection of Virginia IPAs. Their $6 burger is one of my favorites in town.  Try one of these IPAs with yours:

  • Ardent IPA
  • Blue Mountain Prizefighter
  • Hardywood Bourbon DIPA
  • Hardywood Great Return
  • Lickinghole Creek Til Sunset Session IPA
  • Starr Hill King of Hop Imperial IPA
  • Triple Crossing IPA
  • Potters Hopped Cider

You can find more details including addresses in the calendar here.

Happy National IPA Day Richmond!

Credit: Dušan Gavenda

If hops are your thing, you’ll be happy to know today Thursday, August 2nd is National IPA Day.  I don’t know when we started dedicating certain days to a particular style of beer; last year is the first mention of it I can remember.  Here are a few places around town you can go to get your hop on:

821 Cafe
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin
Terrapin Hop Karma
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Bells Two Hearted
After killing those, they have Troegs Perpetual IPA, Smuttynose Homunculus and Hardywood Belgian DIPA.

The Camel All Virginia
Alewerks Caledonia
Hardywood Belgian DIPA
O’Connor Great Dismal Black IPA
Roanoke Railhouse IPA
Blue Mountain Full Nelson

Station 2 All Virginia
Alewerks Caledonia
Wolf Hills Troopers Alley IPA 135 IBUs!
Blue Mountain Full Nelson
Olde Richmond Batch #11

Mekong All Hardywood
Belgian DIPA
IPA aged on peaches
Serrano Pepper IPA (by Rachael & Friends)
Super Dank West Coast Extra Pale IPA (by Nick Danger & Friends)

BlowToad
Old Dominion Hop Mountain
Dogfish 90 Minute IPA
Avery IPA

Capital Ale House Midlothian
Wolf Hills Wolf Den
Wolf Hills Troopers Alley
Port City Monumental IPA
O’Connor El Guapo
O’Connor Great Dismal Black IPA
Starr Hill Double Platinum
St George English IPA
Olde Richmond Batch #11
Legend Golden IPA
Blue Mountain Full Nelson

Whole Foods Short Pump
Founders Devil Dancer
Troegs Perpetual IPA

Legend Brewing
Golden IPA
Imperial IPA — Small Batch

I’ll try and add more places as I hear about them today.