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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

Under Construction…

October? Yes, October. That was the last time I felt like putting any energy into this blog.

Why? It’s not really its fault but let’s blame 2016. For much of the year, it felt like talking about beer was silly considering there were much more important things than beer happening in the world. Honestly, I still feel that way sometimes. For six months, I have struggled with depression and let it stop me from sharing my love for Richmond, VA. It was all too easy to convince myself that the obstacles that kept me from writing were so insurmountable that it was better to quit all together. That was a mistake.

I’m going to do my best to change that today. Past readers should notice a new format to the site. What do you think? I’m not totally sold yet. There may be a few more changes down the line.

There is no telling what the future holds but for now here are some things to get you by.

Swine & Brine at Ardent Craft Ales — April 8th Noon to 6pm

Swine & Brine has moved to Saturday for its third year at Ardent. Ardent has done away with the previous years’ ticket costs and made this year free to enter. Food and beer tickets are $6 each though some food items may take multiple tickets. Check out this menu.

Food menu for Swine & Brine is up, check it out! This and more info on our Facebook (link in bio), website, and Untappd events.

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Oysters, pork, and beer! What more could you want?

Party for the Glorious People at Lickinghole Creek — April 8th Noon to 9pm

Goochland, Lickinghole Creek has you covered with a double release of Supreme Leader and Great Commander. Get over to the farm for these award winning beers.

Three Year Anniversary Party at Triple Crossing Foushee — April 15th Noon

Triple Crossing will celebrate the anniversary of their downtown location with a special edition of Clever Girl IPA double dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic. In addition to their own beers, TC will have a few guest taps flowing.

Third Thursday at the Veil — April 20 4pm

Yes, their anniversary party sold out in no time flat but you can still toast to their success by checking out the Third Thursday event.

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Credit: The Veil Brewing Co

The Spins: Vinyl Listening Party with Gorillaz ‘Demon Days’ at Triple Crossing Foushee — April 27th 7pm

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Credit: Vinyl Me, Please

This listening party has me excited like nothing else before it.  For one, taking on record collecting as a new hobby became a comfort when all I could feel was sad and angry. Of course, I was buying a lot of blues early on. Joining Vinyl Me, Please was the best decisions I’ve made so far. I’ve wanted to attend one of these listening sessions for past records-of-the-month but the closest location, Starr Hill Brewing, was just too far on a Thursday night. I’m ecstatic to see that Triple Crossing will start hosting these with the Gorillaz “Demon Days” reissue.  They are even bringing back their Demon Days Hoppy Red Ale for this.

Oh yeah and the 27th also just so happens to be my 40th birthday. If that’s not a reason to celebrate then I don’t know. Let’s party, Richmond!

Sign up for the club and get $10 to use in their store through this link.

Thank you to my friends who have encouraged me even if they didn’t know how much I was hurting. Let’s just not call this a comeback….you know the rest.

Take it LL…..

Blue Bee Cider Summit Stables Grand Opening: The Most Scotts Addition-est Opening Ever Thru Collaborations

blue-bee-summit-stables-openingBlue Bee Cider reopens in their new Summit Stables location in Scotts Addition with a grand opening weekend celebration starting on Saturday October 15th.  You can get a preview Friday night with tickets to their soft opening event benefitting the EnRichmond Foundation’s beautification and maintenance of our city parks.

In addition to their normal lineup, Saturday will see the release of three new ciders:

Think that would be enough for an opening? You’d be wrong. This opening must be grand! To accomplish a grandness not often seen, Blue Bee went out to play with their other libation producing neighbors in Scotts Addition and came back with six collaborations that will be tapped at various times during the day:

  1. Ardent Craft Ales made “Smokin’ Mower”, a session blonde ale fermented with smoked Winesap and Stayman juice. Cellar team brought a bin of apples to Ardent and smoked them whole in ZZQ’s smoker with help from ZZQ and the Ardent team. We also fermented the smoked juice with a champagne yeast to dry and created the 2nd batch in two years of our smoked cider.
  2.  Black Heath Meadery made “Scott’s Edition”, a cyser fermented with Gold Rush juice and Virginia wildflower honey, with a generous addition of Bosc pear juice and Black Mission figs.
  3. The Veil Brewing Co, made “Boi Friendz”, a barrel-fermented Brett IPA with Mosaic and Citra hops fermented with 30% unpasteurized Gold Rush juice. One of the barrels previously held the Veil’s Jeune (single barrel spontaneously fermented ale) and the other was a first use Virginia red wine barrel.
  4. Isley Brewing Co, made “Apple Brown Betty”, the return of our 2014 collaboration – an English brown ale fermented with Grimes Golden juice.
  5. Reservoir Distillery provided one of their recently emptied barrels and helped us decide on what unique offering to age and which one of their barrels to use (rye, wheat, or bourbon). We chose our Harvest Ration (dessert cider fortified with brandy) in their rye whiskey barrel for over four months.
  6. Three Notch’d Brewing Co.‘s RVA Collab House made “Farm to Stable”, a gose fermented with Gold Rush juice. The collaboration combines the tropical notes and high acidity from Gold Rush apples with a tart and salty gose base.

The collaborations will be tapped at the following times:

1PM — Reservoir Distillery

2PM — Ardent Craft Ales

3PM — Black Heath Meadery
4PM — The Veil Brewing Co.

5PM — Three Notch’d Brewing Company RVA Collab House

6PM — Isley Brewing Company

Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates on Blue Bee’s Grand Opening Weekend.

Blue Bee Cider
1320 Summit Avenue
Richmond, VA

Celebrate National IPA Day At The Answer Brewpub As They Take On The World

National IPA Day 2015 The AnswerHead over to the Answer Brewpub  today Thursday August 6th as they celebrate National IPA Day starting at 4pm.

For National IPA Day we’re bringing some of the best and brightest brewery talent around for an IPA Challenge!
Enjoy them all, and then vote for your favorite.
We’ll post the results on Friday.

We’ll have the following flight options available for the challenge:

The Answer vs. RVA
Hardywood Great Return
Ardent IPA
Strangeways Legalize It Kulture
Triple Crossing Falcon Smash
The Answer Larceny
Extra Billy’s Citra Ass Down

The Answer vs. VA
Brothers Craft Brewing Admiral
Center of the Universe Pocahoptus
Lickinghole Creek ‘Til Sunset
Starr Hill Northern Lights
The Answer Hard in the Paint
Devil’s Backbone Eight Point

The Answer vs. The World
Victory DirtWolf
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Ballast Point Sculpin
Bullfrog Edgar IPA
The Answer Larceny
AleSmith IPA

(This will be a blind taste test-order above is irrelevant 🙂 )

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

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

Triple Crossing Debuts Gluten-Reduced Element 79 Today

Triple Crossing GR Element 79

UPDATE: Triple Crossing has given more details on this change to Element 79 over on their blog:

Element 79 – Leaner, meaner.. well maybe just gluten leaner

Our incredibly sessionable amalgamation of an American Blonde/British Golden Ale has undergone a significant change for those that have a gluten intolerance – and basically zero change for those that don’t.  We decided to try a relatively new product to reduce gluten levels in our  summer ale after an integral member of our team found that his gluten intolerance reached a level that forced him to stop drinking beer altogether – unacceptable in our eyes.

So, after hearing some positive reports about White Labs Clarity Ferm, we decided to give it a try.  The short of it is that Clarity Ferm is an enzyme that, while added prior to fermentation, significantly reduces the gluten content in beers made with barley and wheat.  The majority of beers tested fall below the current international standard of 20ppm gluten. For more information check out the White Labs spec sheet here.

Given that Element 79 is nothing more (or less) than 100% Pale Ale malted barley, we’d hoped this stuff would work its magic.  Sure enough, after a completely normal fermentation and normal everything else for that matter, we were left wondering what if anything actually happened.  The beer seemed like its old self, no changes… until we had our aforementioned guinea pig give it a shot – via two 16 oz pints.  Zero.  Issues.  But please be aware of the following: 1) the beer was made from a grain that contains gluten; 2) there is currently no valid test to verify the gluten content of fermented products; and 3) the finished product may contain gluten.  Needless to say, we’re thrilled he can enjoy his favorite beer again, and we couldn’t be happier to offer this beer to those with any sort of gluten intolerance, in the hope that they can once again enjoy barley based beer.

Cheers!
Team TCB

Head over to Triple Crossing today Friday July 10th at 4pm as they debut their reworked Element 79 as gluten reduced:

Times they are a’changing and we’ve decided to make Element 79 a ‘gluten-removed’ beer going forward!

That’s right, one of our flagship brands has been crafted to remove gluten. But please be aware of the following: 1) the beer was made from a grain that contains gluten; 2) there is currently no valid test to verify the gluten content of fermented products; and 3) the finished product may contain gluten.

This batch of Element 79 was treated with Clarity Ferm, a White Labs product designed to remove gluten from the beer.

To celebrate, we’ll have Relay Foods on site with gluten free products available to hand out to visitors. We’ve also got VCU jazz musician Willie D playing some jams throughout the evening.

Whether people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease will be able to enjoy this beer is a complicated question. For one while crafted to greatly reduce the gluten content of the beer, it is still brewed in an environment with barley, wheat, and rye grains. Secondly, the range of sensitivities for people suffering from gluten intolerance or celiac disease are different from person to person.

With those warnings out of the way, this beer should hopefully provide a new option for people who would not have been able to enjoy it all in the past.

Check out the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Triple Crossing Brewing Company
113 S Foushee St
Richmond, VA 23220

Independence Day 2015, Richmond Beer Style

Independence Day is on a Saturday this year so most likely many of you have today Friday July 3rd off. What ever your situation, Richmond breweries have you covered. Take a look at a few things going on this weekend.

Friday July 3rd

July 4th on July 3rd at Triple Crossing — Noon

Triple Crossing July 3rdJoin us a day early as we celebrate July 4th on July 3rd! We’ll be opening at noon on Friday and have events throughout the day, including Southern Charm BBQ Company and The Go Nowheres RVA playing tunes from 8-11p.

ZZQ Barbecue at Ardent Craft Ales — 5PM

First Friday of the month means ZZQ will be back slinging their Texas ‘cue at Ardent. If you’re in the mood for brisket, get there early because when it’s gone it’s gone for the night.

Saturday July 4th

Bay Day Blonde Release & BBQ Dinner  at The Answer Brewpub — Noon

Belle & James Pig Roast at Lickinghole Creek — Noon – 6PM

LCCB July 4th pig roastThere will be no shortage of barbecue this weekend. Head over to Goochland for a pig roast featuring some of the best heritage pigs around, Berkshire pigs.

Join LCCB and Belle and James for our FIRST ANNUAL PIG ROAST. Belle & James is bringing all their gear to roast two Mojo spiced whole Virginia hogs braised in Three Chopt Tripel on site! We are also tapping a keg of Enlightened Despot for this glorious event!

Tickets are only $15 plus taxes and fees. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite. Entry to the brewery is free, but you’ll need a ticket if you want to eat this unbelievable meal. Check it out:

Ticket covers food, all beverages are sold separately.

Main Course:

Mojo spiced whole Virginia hogs braised in Three Chopt Tripel on site

Fantastic Side Dishes:

Jalapeño Smoked Gouda mac n cheese

Bacon and Purple Corn Cornbread
Kale and Brussels Leaf Salad with Maple-Tahini Dressing
Braised Collard Greens
Apple-Fennel Slaw
Sweet Corn and Black Bean Relish
Ticket covers admission and food, all beverages are sold separately.

Fireworks Minutes From LCCB!

Goochland County will be hosting their annual Fireworks Display at the Goochland Sports Complex, which is less than 10 minutes from the brewery, and on your way home from LCCB if you’re traveling back to Richmond. Fireworks start at 9:00 p.m.

Cornhole:

We’ve got 8 of the nicest Cornhole Boards around. Lots of opportunity for good old fashioned fun.

Music:

Velvet Devils (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Special Pin:

Rosemary & Cedar Saison (Tapping it at 1:00 p.m.)

Independence Day Celebration at Hardrywood — 3PM

Join us in celebrating our nation’s birthday, beginning at 3pm! Soul-rock and psych-pop all day from 5 RVA bands, great eats from a dozen of your favorite gourmet mobile food vendors, culminating in 4th of July fireworks over the Diamond.

Hardywood’s Independence Day Celebration will be open to the public, all ages with no entry fee. Bracelets will be available for people 21-years of age and over to purchase draft and cans.

**** **** **** ALL BEER TICKETS ARE $6 **** **** ****

Cash is encouraged at the event as we would love to serve everyone as quickly as possible! Tickets will be on sale during tasting room hours beginning Friday, June 26th. Get yours in advance!

Hardywood July42015

 

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