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Score Thirty-six Points with Devils Backbone and Pizza Tonight at The Cask Cafe

Credit: Devils Backbone

Credit: Devils Backbone

UPDATE: Sadly, Pizza Tonight will not be out tonight due to the snow, but the show must go on.


Head over to The Cask Cafe today Wednesday January 29th as they serve up thirty six points of Devils Backbone beers including their latest limited release, 16 Point Imperial IPA plus a fresh cask conditioned beer.  Pizza Tonight will be there as well baking their delicious pies including this new offering:

Here is the complete lineup for the evening to be tapped at 5pm:

  • 4 Point Pale Ale
  • 8 Point IPA
  • 16 Point Imperial IPA
  • 8 Point IPA — cask conditioned pin with Virginia Cascade hops

Head over the Facebook event for more information and updates.

The Cask Cafe
206 S Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220

Hardywood Presents: The Great Return…and Pizza Beer Dinner

imageHardywood is debuting their latest canned beer, The Great Return, a West Coast Style IPA, this week.¬† You’ll start to see the new beer around town soon but here are a couple events to consider.

Tuesday  October 22nd

Head over to The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing at 5pm for Great Return IPA cans:

Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water. These efforts have culminated recently with the symbolic return of the endangered Atlantic Sturgeon, a prehistoric, yet majestic behemoth of a fish, spotted as far up the James River as the fall line in Richmond. Let’s celebrate!

$10 from every barrel of The Great Return produced will be shared with the James River Association.

Enjoy other Hardywood drafts as well as appetizer specials as you talk with representatives from Hardywood and James River Association.

At 7PM, head over to Conch Republic for the check presentation to the James River Association. 16 oz. cans of The Great Return and other Hardywood drafts available. Dinner specials.

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Thursday October 24th

Great Return Pizza DinnerIf you didn’t know, not only is Hardywood assistant brewer Nick Danger Walthall a great brewer, he is also a pizza fanatic.¬† He has teamed up with Whole Foods Short Pump for The¬†Great¬†Return¬†Pizza¬†+¬†Beer¬†Dinner. ¬†Nick has let his imagination run wild with pizza toppings and beer pairings to create a truly unique menu.


Appetizer course featuring Olli Salami and Piave
Hardywood Singel


Olive oil, red grapes, pulled roast chicken, rosemary, fresh mozzarella and shaved Robusto
Lickinghole Creek Short Pump Saison

Ricotta with goat cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, Jambon ham and arugula
Hardywood Doppelbock

Roasted red peppers, roasted garlic with Parmesan, Asiago and Fontina cheeses
Hardywood Great Return IPA

Maple roasted pumpkin and apples, pancetta and smoked mozzarella
Hardywood Rum Pumpkin

The cost for the dinner is $40/person. Seating is limited so make your reservations today by calling Whole Foods at (804) 364-4050.

Check out the Facebook event for more information.

One Night at BlowToad…


Late Friday night, I decided to check out BlowToad to see if it was worth the hype. I am really glad I did.  As you can tell from the picture above, BlowToad has a diverse selection of craft beers on tap.  Most beers are available as 10 or 16oz pours.  One surprise I found was Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher, as it was only available in small quantities for the Richmond kick off. BlowToad also has a pretty sizable bottle collection right below the taps.

I was also pleasantly surprised that vegan cheese was an option for pizza.  I found my vegan cheese with pepperoni, black pepper sausage, and surry bacon to be quite tasty.  In talking with the staff, I came away with a couple of their future plans:

Beer Tasting Classes: Soon on Saturdays, BlowToad will offer two ounce pours of beers along with free pizza to participating guests.

Growler Fills: Look at the top of that pic again.¬† Yep, those are stainless steel growlers identical to Hardywood’s but with the BlowToad logo.¬† They have not set growler prices but expect to do so soon.

In the meantime, cozy up to the bar for a few brews and try the pizza.¬† Check out BlowToad’s Facebook page for updates.