Tag Archives: RVA Beer

Forever Summer Kickoff Party At Cask Cafe Tonight

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co.

Did you miss out on tickets to the Veil’s Forever Summer festival? Or do you just want to kick off your celebration early?

If you answered yes to either question, you should head over to the Cask Cafe today Friday August 11th..  They will be tapping beers from some of the breweries featured at Saturday’s festival.

Here are the beers that will be pouring starting at 4pm:

  • Omnipollo Hilma — 8% IPA brewed with hamburger buns, fries and Magascan vanilla
  • Threes Brewing Kicking and Screaming — Foudre fermented Pilsner
  • Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Lady in Grey — oak fermented grisette
  • American Solera Little Foo
  • Half Acre Deep Space
  • Tired Hands Alien Church
  • Tired Hands Reptoid IPA
  • The Veil Master Shredder
  • The Veil Coconut Hornswoggler

Save for the Veil beers, none of these are scheduled to be tapped at the festival. Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Four Cans & A Crowler From Triple Crossing Today

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Credit: Triple Crossing Brewing

How is your Virginia Craft Beer Month going so far? If you’re behind, Triple Crossing has plenty of chances for you to catch up this Friday August 11th. You will just have to go to both locations if you’re trying to get everything. Starting at noon, their Fulton location will see the release of four new beers. At the same time downtown, they will be releasing their first gose, Salinity, in crowlers along with some draft only variants.

Here is the rundown on each of the beers being offered:

Head over to the Facebook events for both release locations, here and here, for more information and updates.

Celebrate Four Years Of Curiosities With Strangeways

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Credit: Strangeways

For four years, those mad scientists at Strangeways Brewing have been stoking your curiosity with their wildly imaginative concoctions. Celebrate with them this weekend with their Wake Me Up Before You Gose and its variants (Hibiscus, Red Wine Barrel Aged & Ghost Pepper, Rum Barrel Aged).

Year Four of the Curious Pour!
Come celebrate our Four Year Anniversary Celebration July 29th, as we toast to four years of being Richmond’s purveyor of curiously delicious drafts. There will be CAKE and of course a plethora of BEER.

BEER RELEASE – BOTTLE + DRAFT
Wake Me Up Before You Gose and two variants! 
Plus 36+ Brews to Choose from.

Northern Neck Oysters
Cheezilla’s Grilled Cheese
Trunkles Cheese Pop Up

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck – Try a Double Decadence Beer Float
Ravenchase Adventures
Face painting
Caricatures
Merchandise Summer Sales
Corn Hole
Over-sized outside games

It’s fun for all, FREE to attend, kid friendly and well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome on our patio.

Strangeways Brewing

Fine Creek Grand Opening And Castleburg Anniversary Also On Tap This Memorial Day Weekend

The sun being out this beautiful morning must be a sign of great things to come today Saturday May 27th. What is better than celebrating the anniversary or grand opening of a local brewery? How about celebrating a grand opening AND an anniversary?! That’s right, Richmond. Today is a twofer!!

First up, over in Powhatan, Fine Creek Brewing will open their doors to the public for the first time this weekend, May 27 -29, from noon to 7pm each day.

The pictures that I’ve seen of the taproom are simply stunning! Plus look at that tap list for the weekend!

Our subway tile backsplash acts as our rotating tap list, with illustrated icons and handlettered titles acting as a grid. . TAP LIST FOR OPENING WEEKEND Helles Lager Lemon Zest Cream Ale House Mixed Culture Grisette New Zealand Saison, Hopped with Wakatu and Moteuka Azacca, Citra, and Cascade Pale Ale Citra and Wakatu IPA Tractor Juice Belgian Double IPA Thai Tea Milk Stout . . . . . . #hophead #f52grams #beerstagram #instadaily #beerporn #brewoftheday #fromthebarrel #brewcrew #pursuitofportraits #beerpackaging #richmondbeer #instadrink #craftbeer #beerlover #drinks #illustration #beeradvocate #beersnob #barrelaged #bar #sourbeer #imbibe #imbibegram #winebarrel #logodesign #cheers #postthepeople Photo Credit: @tothefourthdesign

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I know a certain someone that will love the fact there is lemon zest in this cream ale. Also,thank you to the hand zesters!

Keep up to date with Fine Creek Brewing on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Fine Creek Brewing
2425 Robert E Lee Rd
Powhatan, VA 23139

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Credit: Castleburg Brewery

Next up, Castleburg Brewery celebrates their one year anniversary today May 27th from 1 to 10:30pm with the release of their Queen’s Garde:

Robust and malty, this rich Biere de Garde, “a beer which has been kept and lagered”, is a traditional artisanal ale brewed in early spring and kept in cool cellars. The Queen’s Garde personifies this tradition with its toasty character and sweet caramel notes.

In addition to nine other beers on tap, Castleburg will have music from The Killer B’s RVA (7-10pm) and food by RVA New York Style (2-8pm).

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

Castleburg Brewery and Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Kickoff American Craft Beer Week With Collaboration Beers At Three Notch’d RVA Collab House Today

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Credit: Three Notch’d RVA Collab House

Richmond, it is once again time to celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 15 – 21). Three Notch’d RVA Collab House will be have something in store each day of the week but tonight’s kickoff will be something else. 3NB has been saving up some of their favorite RVA collaboration beers and will tap them today May 15th starting at 4pm.

Here are the beers you can expect to be flowing this afternoon:

  • There Will Be Braggot Tripel (Black Heath Meadery)
  • Bloom Gose w/ Passionfruit and Guava (Stefan Original)
  • Local Leann Dry Stout (The Local Irish Pub)
  • Whize Guys IPA (Whize Apparrel)
  • Heroes PrevALE Cream Ale (Connor’s Heroes)
  • Grassroots Gose w/ Lemongrass, Hibiscus & Ginger (Goatocado)
  • Last Call Imperial Brown Ale (Library of VA)
  • Daily Ration Belgian Table Beer (American Civil War Museum)
  • Let’s Brew This! IPA (Gather Scott’s Addtion)
  • “Falstaff’s Folly” English Brown Ale (Bard Unbound)
  • “Juicy J” IPA (Joey Johnson)
  • Route 33 Imperial Porter – Bourbon Barrel-Aging since Dec 16′ (Mary Morgan 3NB Hburg Headbrewer)

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

Three Notch’d Brewing Co RVA Collab House
2930 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Grapefruit, Orange, & Cherry Make Three Totally Tubular Radlers At Strangeways Today 

Credit: Strangeways Brewing

The unofficial bikers’ beer of summer returns threefold today May 11th at Strangeways.

Totally Tubular Radlers:
Apfelsine (Orange) 
Pampelmuse (Grapefruit)
Kirsche (Cherry)
3.2% ABV~20 IBU

Three thirst-quenching radlers rolling out together in one release! Originally brewed in honor of the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond in 2015, this style has been dubbed a hammock beer, a lawnmower beer, and a porch-swinging beer thanks to it’s easy-drinking characteristics and low ABV. This is one brew you can enjoy all.day.long.

The Radler style was invented in the Roaring 20’s by Bavarian Franz Xaver Kugler. The story goes that Kugler had arranged for the construction of a twelve mile bike trail through the forest from Munich straight to his establishment, in an attempt to improve business by catering to a post WWI emerging movement of recreational cycling amongst the working class. A good problem/bad problem arose when 13,000 cyclists descended upon his beer garden on a fine Saturday in June of 1922. While Kugler counted heads, he quickly surmised that he did not have enough beer to quench the thirst of all his patrons. Being a sharp businessman, the quick-thinking entrepreneur remembered he had several thousand cases of lemon soda in his cellar, a beverage that had proven a tough sell to the beer-loving Bavarian public. To save the day, while at the same time liquidate some virtually useless inventory, Kugler mixed his lager beer with the lemon soda. To further entice the cyclists to try his new creation, he dubbed the drink the Radler, which is Bavarian dialect for the German word Radfahrer, or cyclist in English. He whimsically told his customers he had developed the mixture to keep them upright on their bikes during their journey back to the city. Needless to say, it became a lasting tradition that carries on to this day in Germany. Prost and ride on!

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

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