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Join Up With Stone Brewing As They Crawl Through Town Tonight

Stone Brewing RVA

Credit: Stone Brewing RVA

Richmond, do you want to meet Stone Brewing’s co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner? Well, tonight December 4th is your chance. They will hitting three stops around town for a Richmond Pub Crawl starting at 6pm.

Here are the stops they will be making along with the Stone beers on at each location.

6PM — The Answer Brewpub

Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
Delicious IPA
Coffee Milk Stout
Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

8PM — Lady N’awlins Cajun Cafe

Enjoy By 12.25.15 IPA
Ruination 2.0 Double IPA
Xocoveza Milk Stout

10PM — The Cask Cafe

Sorry Not Sorry IPA (Collab with 4 Hands & Bale Breaker)
Stochasticity Project Graniac

Get out there and welcome these guys to Richmond as they ramp up to the opening of their East Coast brewery!

No Fooling. Devils Backbone Mystery Crawl Is Full Of Fun

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Credit: Warren Haskell

Back for its third year, the Devils Backbone mystery pin crawl is your ticket for fun tomorrow Wednesday April 1st.  Guess the mystery ingredients and win some DB swag.

Here are the stops on the crawl along with the base beers at each stop:

5:30PM — Commercial Taphouse — Trail Angel Hefeweizen
6:15PM — Cask Cafe — Dark Abbey Belgian Dubbel
7:00PM — Portrait House —  Cru Noir Black Saison(first ever release!)

Find more information on the Facebook event page here.

Devils Backbone Magical Mystery Pin Tour Is Back For April Fools

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Credit: Warren Haskell

In what is turning into a yearly April Fools’ Day celebration, the Devils Backbone mystery pin crawl is back for a second installment today April 1st.  Guess the mystery ingredients from the first three stops on the tour and win some DB swag.

Here are the stops on the crawl along with the base beers at the first three stops:

5:30PM — Cask Cafe — Azrael Belgian Golden Ale
6:30PM — Portrait House — Eight Point IPA
7:30PM — Can Can Brasserie — Schwartz Bier
8:30PM — Mellow Mushroom

Find more information on the Facebook event page here.

Experience The Evolution of Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout with a Pin Crawl Thursday

Taste your way through the evolution of Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout from base beer to bourbon barrel aged with a pin crawl tomorrow Thursday February 6th starting at 5:30PM.

Here are the stops on the crawl:

5:30PM – Commercial Taphouse & Grill — Russian Imperial Stout — base beer

6:45PM  – The Cask Cafe — Sidamo Coffee Stout — base beer plus coffee beans from Lamplighter Roasting Company

7:30PM – Portrait House — Bourbon Sidamo — coffee stout aged in Jim Beam barrels

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

RVA Beer Week: Richmond Brewers United Decending Upon Carytown Tonight

RVA Beer Week LogoWe’re only a few days into this marathon we call RVA Beer Week but tonight is when the real fun begins.  Coincidentially, tonight is also the night to have multiple events in many locations where choosing one over the other may seem like losing.  I assure you though there are no losers during this week.  Hell, you can join in at home just by popping open a bottle you have been saving from your favorite local shop. 

On to tonight’s business. Tonight Monday, November 4th Richmond’s local breweries have united in a show of support for Carytown restaurants for the first ever RVA Brewers Parade.  Look for them to be hitting the streets of Carytown around 6pm starting at Portait House; they will stay at each location for about 30 minutes.  Want to join them? Here’s the route they will be taking:

Portrait House
The Daily Kitchen & Bar
Mellow Mushroom
Can Can Brasserie
Weezies Kitchen
Xtra’s Cafe
Burger Bach

Taste the Secrets of Strangeways This Saturday

Strangeways Brewing Sticker001Strangeways Brewing released a note on their Facebook page detailing their rollout this Saturday May 25th starting at noon.  Before you ask, I have no idea which beer styles are represented by Secret Batches 1 & 2.

Here you go:

Strangeways Brewing’s RVA Bar Crawl Starts at Noon This Saturday!

Come out and taste Secret Batch 1 and Secret Batch 2 of RVA’s Newest…….Strangeways Brewing!

The beers will be available on draft at ALL of these fine establishments starting at Noon unless otherwise listed:

  • Capital  Alehouse (ALL 3 RVA Locations/Downtown; Innsbrook; Midlothian)
  • Mekong
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Sedona Taphouse
  • Joe’s Inn
  • Station 2
  • Sine
  • Don’t Look Back
  • Portrait House
  • Burger Bach
  • Tarrant’s
  • Olio
  • City Dogs-Fan
  • Sergio’s
  • Extra Billy’s
  • TJ’s (3:00)
  • Commercial Taphouse (4:00)
  • Comfort (4:00)
  • Fat Dragon (4:30)
  • Popkin Tavern (4:30)
  • Saison (5:00)
  • The Camel (5:00)
  • Rappahannock (5:00)
  • Blue Goat (5:30)

A.F.M. says, “Come Join the Troop”

Read more about the history behind Strangeways from Richmond.com here.

Can You Solve The Devils Backbone Mystery Pins?

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Credit: Warren Haskell

In celebration of April Fools’ Day, Taste the Local has designed a pin crawl with the intent to fool you.

Here’s the rub: The first three stops will feature a pin of Devils Backbone beer, each with a “mystery” ingredient. We’ll tell you the base beer but you have to guess what’s in it. All votes will be tallied at the fourth bar, where the winner will receive a DB Prize Pack.

Here are the stops on the crawl along with the base beers at the first three stops:

5:30PM — Commercial Taphouse — Eight Point IPA
6:30PM — New York Deli — Schwartz Bier
7:30PM — Weezie’s Kitchen — Beggars & Thieves (CBC collaboration, anti-imperial rye lager)
8:30PM — Burger Bach — Dead Bear Imperial Stout (on tap)

Find more information on the Facebook event page here.

Train For Hardywood Twilight Four Miler With Firkin Crawl Thursday

Richmond is truly turning into such a wonderful beer town.  Here I am coming off the meaty-ale high that was the Beer & Charcuterie pairing at The Room at Secco Wine Bar.

charcuterie The Room SeccoYes, it was all delicious.  It us events like this that can make it difficult to pick and choose between all the different beer, live music, and theatre events that are readily abundant and all exceptional.  So here is the series of events making me miss the Hardywood Firkin Crawl this Thursday February 21st:

  1. Originally, I had tickets for Mary Poppins at the Landmark for Friday night.
  2. Burger Blast at Virginia Wine Expo is announced and I scurry to move tickets to Thursday to keep Saturday free just in case…
  3. Hardywood Firkin crawl is announced on Facebook.  I accept forgetting I already had plans which I only remembered yesterday.

So no crawl for me but you should definitely check it out.  I’m really intrigued by that Smoked IPA.

Here are the stops on the crawl:

5:15PM — Commercial Taphouse — ESB dry hopped with Chinook hops
6:00PM — Secco Wine Bar — Smoked IPA dry hopped with Amarillo & Citra hops
7:00PM — Burger Bach — Barrel-aged Hardywood Singel