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Meet The Brewers Night Goes Southside With Legend And Hardywood

Take a trip over to Southside Richmond for a couple of  “Meet the Brewer” events tonight Tuesday March 5th.

Head over to Bailey’s Southside to join the folks from Hardywood for a few beers starting at 5pm. Richmond Beer Lovers will be also be in the house for their happy hour meetup.  Join up with them to hear about their other events.  Beers for the night include:

Chocolate Heat
Bourbon Sidamo

Bailey’s Pub and Grille
11581 Robious Rd
Richmond, VA 23235

Meanwhile, Sedona Taphouse will be the site of a Legend Tap Invasion.  Enjoy a few beers, chat up the brewer and take home some glassware.  Beers for the night  include:

Brown Ale
Guardian Dog Dopplebock

Sedona Taphouse
15732 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113

Will You Beer My Valentine?

Haven’t made plans for your Valentine celebration? Or just too busy like a lot of us.  No worries, I have a few ideas for you stretching into the next week.

Thursday February 14th

Dancing with Myself 80’s Dance Party

COTU invites you out to rock the casbah at their 80s dance party.  So break out that old prom-wear and get groovy.  Doors open at 4pm with dance starting at 5:30pm.  Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

The Savory Grain Opening

The Savory Grain will be open for the beer lovers on Valentine’s Day.  The menu over on Richmond.com features several dishes with beer used in the preparation.  I’m definitely going to have to check this place out soon.  Here is a little of what will be flowing from their 24 taps tonight:

Firestone Walker Union Jack
Allagash White
Allagash Dubbel
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
Dogfish Indian Brown
Left Hand Milk Stout

Guesses from menu item
COTU Main St Ale
Legend Brown
Hefeweizen (maybe Legend)

Fat Dragon Couples Menu

There are a few spots left to get in on this menu at Fat Dragon.  Take a look and call (804) 345-9888 to make reservations.

Fat Dragon VDay 2013 Menu

Sunday February 17th

Legend 19th Anniversary Party

Richmond’s oldest operating craft brewery celebrates nineteen years of production with a party starting at 2pm with  brewery tours all day and live music from Xtreme Groove at 6:30pm. General admission will cost $20 and include three food and beverage tickets. Under 21 admission is $12 (includes one food ticket). Admission for under 12 and designated drivers will be $5. Free admission for children under 5.  Extra food or beverage tickets will be $5 each.

Local Suds ‘Legend’ary Brew Tour

Take your love on a Sunday cruise to all of the Richmond area breweries tasting all along the way.  The tour culminates at Legend’s 19th Anniversary Party. Tickets for the tour are $47.50/person and include tastings at each stop as well as admission to Legend’s party. Go here to buy tickets or for more information.

Want to win tickets to the tour? Check out Local Suds’ Facebook page where they are giving away two tickets at 5pm tomorrow.

Tuesday February 19th

Beer & Charcuterie Pairing — The Room at Secco Wine Bar

As Secco celebrates FeBREWary, they invite you into The Room as Alexis Goldstein (Specialty Beverage) & Julia teach the basics of pairing various beer styles with a variety of cured meats.


Duvel (a beloved Belgian strong golden ale)
Prosciutto by Olli Salumeria

Ommegang BPA (a Belgian Pale Ale that balances delicious citrus & tropical fruit aromas with Cascade hops)
Secco’s house-made Country Pork Terrine w/ Bacon & Olives

Ommegang Rare Vos (an Amber Ale styled after the smooth, drinkable beers popular in Belgian cafes)
Wild Boar Salametto by Olli Salumeria

Ommegang Three Philosophers (a perfect quad with just a touch of Liefmans Kriek)
Secco’s house-made Chicken Liver Pate

Beer, meat and two sassy redheads… what’s not to love?  The Beer & Charcuterie Pairing class takes place from 6:30-8pm at The Room at Secco (2931 W. Cary St).  Tickets are $40/person and include food, drink, and loads of information. Email nicole@seccowinebar.com and reserve your spot today!

Saturday February 23rd

Mad Fox Brewing Barleywine Festival

This one is a ways out but I had so much fun last year that there was no way I couldn’t include it.  Not only do you get an amazing selection of at least 30 barleywines, but you get the top notch food. Here are the barleywines that caught my eye:

  • Mad Fox Headcracker English-style Barleywine 2012 Draught 8% ABV
  • Mad Fox Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine 2012 Draught 9% ABV
  • Mad Fox Oaked Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine 2011 Draught 9% ABV
  • 21st Amendment Lower DeBoom Barleywine 2012 Draught 10.5% ABV
  • Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale 2012 Draught 10.2% ABV
  • Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine 2012 Draught 10.2% ABV
  • Green Flash Barleywine 2011 Draught 10.9% ABV
  • Heavy Seas Below Decks English-style Barleywine 2010 Draught 10% ABV
  • Heavy Seas Below Decks English-style Barleywine Cabernet Barrel-aged 2012 Cask 10% ABV
  • JW Lees Harvest Ale Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Legend Barleywine 2011 15.5% ABV
  • Rogue Old Crusty Barleywine 2011 Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Rogue Old Crusty Barleywine 2012 Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Uinta Anniversary Barleywine 2011 Draught 10.4%
  • Weyerbacher Insanity Ale 2011 Draught 11.1% ABV
  • Williamsburg Alewerks Grand Illumination American Barleywine 2011 Draught 11% ABV

Check out the rest of the list here.

Plan Your Attack For Fat Dragon’s 12 Beers Of Christmas Dinner Tonight

Tonight , December 12, 2012, Fat Dragon will be a great place to be tonight as they host their 12 Beers of Christmas dinner.  The special dinner menu will be available all night from 4:30 – 10pm. The cost for the dinner is $37.50/person and includes an empty Fat Dragon growler.  Take a look at the menu below and plan your attack.

Fat Dragon 12 XMas beer dinner1

Fat Dragon
1200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 354-9888

RVA Beer Week 2012: Capital Ale House Anniversary Party

Capital Ale House is giving you three chances to celebrate their 10th anniversary starting tomorrow Friday November 2nd.  They will be tapping two special beers from Legend Brewing, Anniversary Barleywine and California Common Ale (Steam Beer).  To get the schwag, you’ll need to buy tickets here and select the date you want to attend.  The anniversary beers will be tapped at 5pm Friday.

Friday is RVA Day at Station 2

Head out to Station 2 Friday August 17th to support two hometown breweries.  Station 2 will feature six taps each from Legend and Hardywood.  That’s twelve taps of Richmond craft beer.

Legend                                              Hardywood
Oktoberfest                                         Belgian DIPA
Imperial IPA                                         Mocha Belgique
Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock                   VA Strawberry
Pale                                                    VA Blackberry
Pilsner                                                Bourbon Barrel DIPA
Brown                                                 Singel


But that’s just their Friday plans;.  If you go to Station 2 tonight August 16th, you will get to experience a pin of Bourbon DIPA stuffed with brown sugar local grilled peaches, vanilla bean, and cinnamon.

Virginia Craft Beer Month Kickoff at Legend

Richmond, are you tired of waiting for August to get here so we can celebrate Virginia Craft Beer Month.  Virginia Tourism is just as excited as you and is throwing a kickoff party at Legend Brewing today July 25th starting at 4pm.  They’ve even extended you an invitation:

You have likely heard about Virginia’s reputation as a wine and culinary destination, but Virginia is also brewin’ up some award-winning, hand-crafted beers.  In fact, the Travel Channel just named Virginia as one of the top seven beer destinations.  This is great timing as this August Virginia craft breweries will have the spotlight all month long in Virginia during the first-ever August Virginia Craft Beer Month.

Bring a friend and get ready to share the love of Virginia craft beer with us on Wednesday, July 25 at 4p.m. at Legend Brewery for our Love on Tap: August Virginia Craft Beer Month kick off event. Get there right on time because the first 100 people to show up will score some free Virginia is for Lovers craft beer swag.

All attendees will have the chance to meet with some of Virginia’s craft brewers and get the scoop on the month’s theme, fun events, travel packages and more.

Cheers, hope to see you there!

Oh and if you’re lucky, you might just snag a Virginia is for Craft Beer Lovers shirt like this one:

See you there! Prost!

Legend Brewing Co.
321 W. 7th St.
Richmond, VA 23224
(804) 232-3446

Legend Throwing Diabetes Fundraiser For Local Family

Head out to one of the best patios in Richmond for a good cause on Saturday July 7th. Here are the details from Legend Brewing’s Facebook page:

On July 7 at 12:00 noon Legend Brewing Company and Sports Radio WRVA will be hosting a fund raising event for Devin Dunn, a local 10 year old boy with type one diabetes. Devin has to have his blood sugar tested 15 times a day. This fund raiser is to help the family buy a Diabetes Alert Dog. The dog will alert Devin’s parents to high or low blood sugar. Not only can it alert them 25 to 45 minutes faster than a meter, it will also allow him more freedom to be a young boy.

The first 300 people in attendance will receive a Support a Cure bracelet. Minimum $3 donation at the door required for entry Two live music sets will start at 3:30 and 7:30 lasting for 3 hours each. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage truck sales will go to Devin.  Donations will be taken inside the pub as well. 

Celebrate Virginia Beer Independence Tonight at Hardywood

July 1st marks the first day Virginia breweries will be able to legally sell full pints of beer thanks to the passage of SB604.  Head out tonight and join Hardywood from midnight to 1AM for a few pints and get a sneak peek of their new beer “SB604” aka Special Bitter 604.  Fittingly, VA Craft Brewers Guild Chairman and Legend Brewer, Mike Killelea will be there to purchase the first glass.  So head out and raise a glass to this auspicious occasion.  Can’t make out there myself tonight so someone raise a glass for me too.

Thoughts for Next Year’s VA Cask Festival

I attended the first Virginia Cask Festival this past Saturday, April 21st.  Arriving a bit late, the crowd was noticeably thin but buzzing excitement.  Everyone in the room was there for beer. I started out light with Devils Backbone’s Wit Bier then dived head first into Hardywood’s Bourbon Cru.  By all accounts, Hardywood’s Cru was a crowd favorite.  In addition to the Cru, Mad Fox’s Wee Heavy and Williamsburg Alewerk’s Choca-Latte were a malt lovers dream in a room of IPAs. I had the pleasure of meeting Bill Madden of Mad Fox for the first time and thanked him for bringing one of my personal favorites from the Falls Church brewery.  I will say the only beer I was disappointed with was O’Connor’s Great Dismal Black IPA.  Normally, a favorite of mine, something about the addition of coffee did not work for me.  On the other hand, I found Starr Hill’s Double Platinum quite enjoyable and balanced as it is normally too hoppy for me.

Turning thoughts to next year’s festival, there are a couple items that I think would make next year’s festival even better.

More Breweries

With only eleven breweries in attendance, it may have been difficult for people to justify the price of admission.  The festival was a fundraiser for the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild; breweries who were not guild members were rightfully not allowed to participate. So in order to grow the festival, more Virginia breweries need to join the guild.  VCBG has done a great job promoting craft beer in Virginia, most notably the passing of SB 604 which will allow breweries(member or not) to sell pints without having to server  food.


If we are able to increase the number of breweries at the festival, it would most likely necessitate a larger venue. Capital Ale House’s Music Hall was the perfect size for this years festival but add another five or ten breweries in the mix and the room could feel cramped.  I think Kanawha Plaza would be a nice step up from the Music Hall plus Richmond loves an outdoor festival.

How can you help? Next time you visit a Virginia brewery ask if they are VCBG members.  If they say no, ask them why not.  If they say yes, thank them for making great beer here at home.