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Navigate My Birthday Schedule This Saturday

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This coming Saturday April 27th, I will be turning the grand old age of 42 otherwise known as the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. As is typical in Richmond, there is no shortage (read: too many!) of things I would like to celebrate my birthday. There are so many things I’ve been forced to do something I really hate, write a schedule but I figured if I was going to write a schedule, I might as well share it.

8AM
Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

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No sleeping in like normal for me because Maymont scheduled their yearly herb sale gathering on my birthday. Yes, it goes til 4pm but I have plans. Every year we get shishito peppers and other herbs and vegetable plants from Amy’s Organic Garden. I can’t imagine missing this but it will have to be a quick stop because the next stop is huge.

$5 for Marketplace / free for Maymont members and children 16 & under

Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza!

Marketplace on the Lawn

Dozens of vendors from the mid-Atlantic fill Maymont’s Carriage House Lawn with every imaginable herb as well as annuals, perennials, trees, vegetables, and herbal products and crafts for this one-of-a-kind event. View the Herbs Galore Vendor Map.

Amy’s Garden
Bright Body
Bungalow Decor
Byrd Farm
Capsaicin Solutions
Charlotte LaRoy Basketry
Colesville Nursery
Cross Creek Nursery and Landscaping
Cymron Cottage
Dominion Energy Green Power
Down the Garden Path
Forest Lane Botanicals
Forrest Green Farm
Garden Gate Landscape & Design
Garner’s Produce
Gathered Threads
Greg’s Antiques & Garden Iron
Hanover Master Gardeners
Harvey Gardens
Herb Angel
Herb Society of America/Virginia Commonwealth Unit
J&B Herb and Plant Farm
Kathleen’s Gardens
KEBaubles Jewelry & Accessories
Living Art
Maymont’s From One Garden to Another
Maymont’s Herb Sale
Medina Mercantile
Morningside Farm and Nursery
People Via Plants
Perrin Cottage Perfumery
Pine Knot Farms
Plant By Design Native Nursery
Plant RVA Natives Campaign
Poplar Ridge Nursery
Prime Cut Crafts
Putnam Hill Nursery
Rabbit and Wren
Red Root & Co.
Roots & Blooms
Shade Metals
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
Tricycle Urban Ag
A Thyme to Plant at Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Vera’s Vittles Seasonings
Virginia Vistas Greenhouses
Zapantis Designs

FOOD VENDORS

Check back for vendor updates.

Espresso-A-Go-Go
Gaucho
Gourmeltz
Jadean’s Smokin’ Six O
King of Pops
Monique’s Crepes
Old Dominion Herb Society
Rivah Southern
Scoop’s
Simply Street Food
Woodhead’s Grill

11AM

Avengers: Endgame

I have tickets to see this 3hr followup to Infinity War in IMAX 3D. Fair warning. If you spoil this movie for me, don’t bother trying to eat or drink in town. I mean I always use my powers for good but this is serious business.

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Noon

Swine & Brine at Ardent Craft Ales

So I’ll still be in the movie when this starts but I’ll definitely want some pork and oysters once it is all said and done.

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Swine & Brine is returning for a fifth annual celebration of pork, seafood, and of course, beer! Join us this Saturday for a local food feast, with a focus on oysters, pork dishes, and homemade sides, along with beer, cider, and prosecco.

Local restaurant lineup:
– ZZQ: Housemade pork sausage over Boracho Beans
– Saison: Pastrami pork ribs, pickled red cabbage & spicy Russian dressing
– Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC: Oysters + crab cakes
– Perch RVA: Filipino pork bbq skewers w/ soy, sugar cane vinegar & garlic
– Southbound & Autumn Olive Farms: Ham salad w/ pork rinds + smoked pork w/ slaw & Duke’s mayo brioche
– Oak & Apple brought to you by Postbellum: Red Fresno spare ribs, apple coleslaw w/ Alabama white sauce
– Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches

We’ll have our full lineup of Ardent beers on tap, as well as Blue Bee Cider and Zardetto Prosecco.
– Highpoint DIPA
– Pilsner
– Defenestrator
– IPA X
– DDH IPA X
– Saison
– Earl Grey Brown Ale
– Honey Ginger
– IPA 14
– Dark Rye
– Dunkel
– Pithy in Pink
– Pink Boots IPA
– Kōyō
– Blue Bee cider – Mill Race Bramble
– Blue Bee cider – Rocky Ridge Reserve
– Zardetoo prosecco

Soda, water, juice, and iced coffee will also be available.

Because of the special event license required to serve outside alcohol, no to-go sales will be available during Swine & Brine, to include bottles, cans, growler or crowler fills. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope you’re able to visit us on Friday or Sunday to stock your fridge!

Swine & Brine is open to the public, free to enter, family friendly, rain or shine! Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio, but pets are not permitted inside the taproom.

Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase by cash or card for $6 each. One ticket can be exchanged for one beverage or food item. (Some larger dishes may cost two tickets.)

Interested in volunteering? Sign up now and you’ll get an exclusive custom T-shirt, free food, and extra tickets to use how you’d like: http://signup.com/go/ebwLKca

All oyster shells are being recycled through the VCU Rice Rivers Center Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration, building oyster sanctuaries.

Parking may be limited throughout Scott’s Addition, so consider planning alternate transportation, and please don’t drink and drive!

3rd Anniversary Releases at the Veil Brewing Co.

Yes, the Veil started celebrating their anniversary on Tuesday. Yes, there are desirable releases each day. Let’s concentrate on Saturday though. I mean this is mostly about me.

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Saturday 4/27 will be the release of Coffee Cinnamon Circle of Wolves! It’s one of 28 releases slated for our third anniversary week of 4/23/19 – 4/28/19! 🤙⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️⠀ Coffee Cinnamon Circle of Wolves is our beloved English Barleywine that is aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels for 17 months, conditioned with the finest Columbian La Palma Y El Tucan coffee from our friends at @blanchardscoffee. This coffee went through a lactic fermentation process which softens the coffee exhibiting a delicate profile of dates, caramel, and jasmine. The beer itself contains flavors of Toostie Rolls, coconut, plum, sweet festive desert, nuts, and chocolate covered raisins. The coffee creates a great layer of flavor unlike most coffee beers. 12.8% ABV ⠀ ⠀ *Available in 500mL, 1.5L and 3L bottles to-go and on draft. ⠀⠀ ⠀ 500mL⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 450x available at 1pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $25+tax each ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 1.5mL ⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 12x available at 1pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $65+tax each⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 3L⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 2x available at 1pp limit ⠀⠀ ⚡️ $155+tax each ⠀⠀ ⠀ **To reiterate this beer will be released on *SATURDAY 4/27* during our 3rd anniversary week. Please see the event page on our website or Facebook event post for a full release schedule/details for our week-long 3rd anniversary rager. 🤙⠀ ⠀ ***Stay tuned beer buddiez! We’ve got 2 more beers to announce regarding our 3rd anniversary event!⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Saturday 4/27 will be the release of Make You Feel batch 2! It’s one of 28 releases slated for our third anniversary week of 4/23/19 – 4/28/19! 🤙⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️⠀ Make You Feel is open fermented with a mixed culture in our koelschip for 48 hours and then transferred into fresh Virginia @RdVvineyards French oak red wine barrels. It then finishes fermentation and further conditions in the barrels for 13 months until mature. Light, vinous, bright wine aroma, balanced elegant acid, subtle honey, hay, musty oak cellar in a good way. 5.9% ABV⠀ ⠀ *Available in 750mL, 1.5L, 3L bottles to-go and on draft. ⠀ ⠀ 750mL⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 1400x available at 4pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $20+tax each ⠀ ⠀ 1.5L⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 27x available at 1pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $60+tax each⠀ ⠀ 3L ⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 6x available at 1pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $135+tax each⠀ ⠀ **To reiterate this beer will be released on *SATURDAY 4/27* during our 3rd anniversary week. Please see the event page on our website or Facebook event post for a full release schedule/details for our week-long 3rd anniversary rager. 🤙⠀ ⠀ ***Stay tuned beer buddiez! We’ve got 6 more beers to announce regarding our 3rd anniversary event!⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Saturday 4/27 will be the release of Double Barrel Sleeping Forever! It’s one of 28 releases slated for our third anniversary week of 4/23/19 – 4/28/19! 🤙⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️⠀ Double Barrel Sleeping Forever is our anniversary Imperial Stout aged for 12 months in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels then extracted and put into our favorite Danish cherry wine barrels for another 13 months! Intense cherry and bourbon, silky, refined wine-like character followed by cocoa powder, baking spices, sticky dates, and oak. Double fudge sundae topped with tons of cherries. 14% ABV ⠀ ⠀ *Available in 500mL, 1.5L and 3L bottles to-go and on draft. ⠀⠀ ⠀ 500mL⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 1350x available at 3pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $25+tax each ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 1.5L ⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 12x available at 1pp limit⠀⠀ ⚡️ $65+tax each⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 3L⠀⠀ ⚡️ aprox. 2x available at 1pp limit ⠀⠀ ⚡️ $155+tax each ⠀⠀ ⠀ **To reiterate this beer will be released on *SATURDAY 4/27* during our 3rd anniversary week. Please see the event page on our website or Facebook event post for a full release schedule/details for our week-long 3rd anniversary rager. 🤙⠀ ⠀ ***Stay tuned beer buddiez! We’ve got 7 more beers to announce regarding our 3rd anniversary event!⠀ ⠀ ☁️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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2PM

RVA [All Day] Block Party at the Broadberry

Live music on two stages by some of the best bands in Richmond. What’s not to love? I for one am excited to see No BS! Brass and to snag the release of their live album that was recorded during their 10th anniversary show at the Broadberry.

RVA All Day Block Party at The Broadberry Saturday April 27!

An indoor/outdoor block party extravaganza! We will be closing down the ENTIRE parking lot and setting up the BIG stage yet again!

Early Bird: $10 — SOLD OUT
GA Tier 1: $17 — SOLD OUT
GA Tier 2: $25 – on sale now http://bit.ly/RVAallday
VIP: $75

The OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY for Party for the Planet!!

2:00 – Doors
3:00 – 3:30 – Calvin Presents
3:50 – 4:20 – Piranha Rama
4:40 – 5:20 – Camp Howard
5:40 – 6:20 – Kenneka Cook
6:40 – 7:45 – The Congress
8:15 – 9:45 – NO BS! Brass Band
INDOOR AFTER-PARTY:
10:30 – 12:30 – The Trongone Band
**Schedule subject to change without notice***

Featuring DJ Ghozt on the 1s and 2s all day long!

Honestly, I have no idea how I’m going to make it through all of this but I will damn sure try!!!!

Castleburg Brewery Celebrates Two Years Saturday

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For two years, guests have stormed the castle and enjoyed the beers from Castleburg Brewery. Two years might sound like a short time but here is a sampling of Castleburg’s accomplishments over that time:

  • In 2016, Castleburg won a silver medal for the Bishop’s Brown Ale in the Va Craft Brewers Cup competition. They had only been open less than 3 months by this point.
  • Castleburg repeated its medal wins in 2017 with a gold for their Cream Ale and silver for the Court Jester Porter.
  • Their taproom has gone from 50 to 150 seats with a stage, sound and light system for music.
  • Operating on a 2 barrel system, they manage to always 10 beers on tap.
  • Distribution of kegs to restaurants at the beginning of 2018 through VA Craft Distribution.

Castleburg might be small but they sure are mighty and worthy of celebration. Join them on Saturday May 26th as they throw a party full of food, live music and guest taps.

Here is everything they have planned.

We can’t believe that 2 years has passed since we served our first beer in RVA. So much has happened since then, and we are so very thankful to all of you for your support and patronage.

To celebrate, we have a full day of fun planned including:

Beer:
~ Castleburg’s Anniversary Beer – The Queen’s Garde, Bier de’ Garde. Available for purchase on tap, and to go in growlers, & crowlers.
~ Collaboration with King Easy – “His Majesty’s New Groove” a Heady IPA

Guest Taps from Virginia Craft Distribution Company Include:
Coelacanth Brewing Company – CBC 2 PM-Passion Fruit Gose
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company 3 PM – Frogman Lager
James River Brewery 4 PM – Fluvanna Fluss
Twisted Ales Brewing 5 PM – Inglorious Skyraider

Happy Hour from 1-2 PM, and again from 6-8 PM

Music:
3-6 PM – Lucas, and Back Seat Drivers
8-11 PM – King Easy

Food:
Papa V’s Backyard Grill Catering & Food Truck will be serving up North Carolina BBQ starting at 2 PM right here in RVA. Menu includes BBQ Sandwich with homemade slaw, Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, French Fries, & Baked Beans. Yummo!!

Be sure to bring you ID’s, as they will be checked.

Thank you again to everyone who has made our second year so great. Cheers! #stormthecastle

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

Castleburg Brewery & Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Ring In The Fall At Massey On The River

The Massey Alliance will hold their 8th annual Massey on the River event this Friday September 22nd to benefit the life-saving research of the VCU Massey Cancer Center. This year’s event will be held on Mayo Island with live music, food, and local craft beer and cider.

Tickets ($50/person) can be purchased online here and include:

  • Beer, wine & cider from Steam Bell Beer Works, Hardywood, Buskey Cider, Stone Brewing and more!
  • Live music from local yacht rock legends Three Sheets to the Wind
  • Delicious food from Deep Run Roadhouse
  • Silent Auction including vacation packages, Washington Capitals memorabilia, amazing dinner and wine experiences at local restaurants and so much more!

Massey On The River 2017

Beers to Throw Back As You Groove At Stone’s Throw Down in RVA

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Stone Brewing will celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of their east coast facility here in Richmond this Saturday September 9th starting at noon with a party on Brown’s Island full of live music and independent craft beer as unique and dynamic as Richmond itself.

Stone’s Throw Down in RVA was born out of Stone’s desire to enrich their fan’s experiences with their beers and sought to curate bands for the festival that complimented the beers.

So which beers go best with the bands performing on the island? That’s the exact question I posed to a few people at Stone. Here are their responses:

Daylen Dalrymple, Marketing Communications Manager

Sometimes contrast is just as important in creating a complementary beer pairing. such is the case with Northern Virginia’s Pontiak, whose​ hypnotic sludgy jams are an ideal counterpart to the crisp, refreshing, yet still bitter Stone Delicious IPA. Seeing this band Live is pretty unbelievable, sort of like the reaction we get when we tell people that Stone Delicious IPA is actually gluten reduced!

Ethan Anderson, VP of Marketing

I’d pair Stone Ripper with JEFF The Brotherhood. It’s a San Diego style pale ale inspired by the coastal surf scenes of Australia and So Cal. Psychedelic garage rock pairs perfectly with that rippin’ swell of hops. Of course, they have a song called ‘Ripper’ too, so I guess we shouldn’t overlook that.

Jeff Martin, Director of Brewing Operations, East Coast

I’ll be pairing Stone Go To IPA with No BS! Brass Band on Saturday. Thumping beats with horns are delivered with R&B stylings by No BS! Brass Band. It’s a sound that most of us are familiar with and recognize from our schooldays yet it’s been expanded into something new and different. Stone Go To IPA is the perfect pair. It’s a lower ABV session IPA that stuns you with its surprisingly bold flavor. Just like the band’s infectious tunes, you can definitely kick back more than one of these!

Dominic Engels, Stone Brewing CEO

Pair the definitive West Coast IPA that birthed a generation of hop fanatics with the furious East Coast funk of Boston-born Lettuce and you get the ultimate combination of ICONIC and BIONIC.  Blistering bass, punctuating horns, righteously dank and lingeringly bitter.  Music and beer swirl in some new zombie-apocalyptic strain of DNA that will spawn a new funkin’ IPA army for the now.

Here is the full lineup of artists performing Saturday:

Tickets for the all ages festival are $10/person; free admission for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance online here.

Head over to the Facebook event for updates and more details including pre- and after-parties.

 

Know Good Beer & Music Festival On Brown’s Island Saturday

Know Good Beer & Music Festival will arrive in Richmond for the first time on Brown’s Island  tomorrow Saturday September 19th from 2 to 9pm. Tickets are $40 in advance ($50 at the door) and include unlimited 4, 8,or 12oz pours as well as a KGB mug. Check out the beer list and get your tickets here.

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Here’s the music lineup for the day. You might just find me up front for Kopecky!

Hardywood & Plan 9’s 33 1/3 Black Vinyl Stout Release Is Today. All Of This Citrus Smells Amazing!

Hardywood 33 1_3 Stout2Hardywood has teamed up with Plan 9 to celebrate the record store’s passion for vinyl records over the decades, 33 1/3 years of vinyl love in Richmond to be exact.  They have poured their love into the liquid sound of 33 1/3 Black Vinyl Stout bringing “forth the warmth of sound and flavor achieved with a full bodied stout (or a vinyl record) and a chorus of citrus flavors to complete the track. Cara Cara oranges, Sumo mandarins, and kumquats harmonize together to compliment the deep chocolate malt backbone. Savor in stereo.”

I happened into Hardywood just in time to smell the amazing combination of citrus that would make it into this beer.  If you have ever sectioned any type of citrus, you how much of a pain it can be.  Yes, I helped a little bit.

wpid-20150227_172942.jpgHead over to Hardywood today Saturday March 7th starting at 2pm to give this collaboration a try. Black Vinyl Stout will be available on draft for pints and growler fills.

Hardywood will also debut an Irish Coffee Stout on nitro on Saturday as well.

Hardywood Irish Coffee Stout celebrates the luck of the Irish channeling warm rich, creamy notes of vanilla beans along strong roasty, dark chocolate flavors. We partnered with Cafe Stella in historic Ghent in Norfolk Virginia using their espresso roast to perk up your day and blend with Willamette hops for a beautiful floral, earthy aroma. Served on Nitro Tap. 8.5% ABV 25 SRM 40 IBU

Plan 9 will have DJs spinning from 2- 4:30 followed by live music from Hotel XThe Diamond CenterWhite Laces, and Kepone.

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

Hardywood & Starr Hill Collaboration Amped Up Ale Only At Fall Line Fest This Weekend

Fall Line Fest Amped Up AleFall Line Fest rolls back into town Friday and Saturday nights with 50+ bands at six local venues turning the weekend into musical insanity.  You’re going, right? I had a blast last year.  Head over to RVA Playlist’s Fall Line Fest Beginners Guide to get started.  I’m working on my schedule as I type this — so many choices!

Building on the success of last year’s exclusive Fall Line Fest ale from Hardywood, organizers have raised the bar by teaming with Hardywood and Starr Hill breweries to collaborate on this year’s beer.  Aptly named by RVA’s own Page Hayes, “Fall Line Fest Amped Up Ale” is a Farmhouse ale, dry-hopped with Sorachi Ace and Mandarina Bavaria hops and spiced with fresh local ginger. I’m hearing from multiple sources that it is quite delicious. The beer debuted for a short time in Starr Hill’s taproom but will be served exclusively at Fall Line Fest venues as well as key accounts involved with the festival.

Hardywood’s head brewer, Brian Nelson, had this to say about the beer:

I think for us, collaborating with Starr Hill was probably long overdue. When the idea was proposed to create a beer together for Fall Line Fest, you could see and hear the excitement building as we all discussed what was possible…In the end, I think we captured the brewing styles and concepts of both breweries in the Fall Line Fest Amped Up Ale. Cheers to Robbie O’Cain and the Starr Hill crew for helping to make this beer excellent—the only thing left to do now is bring on the music!

Robbie O’Cain, Starr Hill’s Manager of Brewery Operations, relayed:

It is always great to work with Virginia brewers, especially when it involves new ingredients and new processes. One of the great things about the industry, especially in Virginia, is that we share ideas and process knowledge while maintaining our own unique way of doing things…Brian Nelson and the brewing team at Hardywood did a great job with the pilot batch, which allowed us to hone in on the final recipe. We are excited to present this beer in collaboration with our good friends at Hardywood, and we hope Fall Line Fest patrons will enjoy this brew while listening to some awesome music.

Get you tickets here, drink the beer, and have an awesome time!