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Gingerbread Stout Season Is Upon Us. New Way To Get Your Fix From Hardywood

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Credit: Hardywood

Richmond, that time is upon us. Yes, the start of Gingerbread Stout season will begin this weekend but today is your chance to secure a bottle from every GBS release this year with Hardywood’s 2017 Gingerbread Stout: The Complete Set.

**UPDATED!**
ANNOUNCEMENT #2:

We are excited to introduce you to a new and exciting way to get your GBS fix!

2017 Gingerbread Stout: The Complete Set is your one-stop opportunity to collect each of our upcoming GBS variants with one simple online payment and one pick-up date. Please review this information carefully before making your purchase.

The set will be available for sale on Wed, Nov. 1 at 12PM EST. Purchase Link:
http://hardywood.bigcartel.com/

2017 Gingerbread Stout: The Complete Set will include ONE bottle of each of our eight 2017 Gingerbread Stout releases and one limited-edition gold metallic-printed GBS goblet. Cost (including tax): $127.92

The bottles include:
1 Original Gingerbread Stout
1 Bourbon Barrel GBS
1 Rum Barrel GBS
1 Apple Brandy GBS
1 Christmas Morning
1 Rye Barrel GBS
1 Kentucky Christmas Morning
1 Double Barrel GBS

IMPORTANT:
– THIS ITEM WILL NOT BE SHIPPED, IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP ONLY.
– The listed price includes VA state tax. Retail value: $120.91
– There are only 225 Complete Sets available.
– The limit is ONE Complete Set per person, while supplies last. You will not be permitted to check out with more than one set in your cart. If you place more than one order, secondary orders will be voided.
– Complete Sets will be available for pick-up at Hardywood’s Richmond brewery on Friday, Dec. 15, during taproom hours. We will NOT be able to accommodate pick-ups prior to Dec. 15 and we will not be able to accommodate pick ups in Charlottesville.
– After Dec. 15th, Complete Sets must be picked up by appointment and must be collected by Sunday, Jan. 7. You will be given instructions on setting appointments after purchase.
– Proxies are permitted.
– Your purchase is non-refundable.
– Must be 21+ to purchase, valid ID will be checked upon pick up

Thank you!

Hardywood will also be releasing a draft only version of GBS, Christmas Pancakes this Friday November 3rd.

Christmas Pancakes is Hardywood Gingerbread Stout refermented on maple syrup. Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Join us for the draft only release to kick off the Gingerbread Stout season! Available for growler fills to go!

If you have to have every single variant, the GBS complete set sounds like your best option to scoop them all in one fell swoop. In case you missed it, here is the complete GBS bottle release calendar.

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Credit: Hardywood

Lickinghole Creek’s Four Year Anniversary Party Saturday 

Head out to Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in Goochland to celebrate their fourth anniversary this Saturday September 30th starting at noon.

4th Anniversary Party next Saturday, Sept 30, 12-9p. Bands, food trucks, speciality pins and 'Tremendous Machine' release!

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Celebrate Final Gravity Two Year Anniversary Party Saturday

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Credit: Final Gravity Brewing

Head over to Final Gravity on Lakeside on Saturday September 16th starting at noon as they celebrate their second anniversary with their first bottle release, limited edition glasses, and guest taps.

Here are the details from their Facebook event:

Thanks to you, we’ve been in orbit for two rotations around the sun and we’re going big this year. We’re expanding our space for the day and spilling into the back parking lot to be able to bring you:

**GUEST TAPS UPDATED**
The Veil Brewing Co.: Jimothy DIPA 8% ABV & Step Step Dad Dad Double Dry Hopped Mosaic DIPA 8.5% ABV
Oxbow Brewing Company: Grizacca American Grisette, 5% ABV
Ardent Craft Ales: Imperial Milk Stout with Coffee, 10% ABV
Triple Crossing Brewing: Clever Girl IPA, 6% ABV & Falcon Smash IPA, 7% ABV
Ocelot Brewing Company: Checkers and Chess IPA, 6.9%ABV
Kent Falls Brewing: Waymaker Brett IPA, 5.6% ABV
The Answer Brewpub: Extra Credit DIPA, 8% ABV
Prairie Artisan Ales: Birthday Bomb Imperial Stout, 13% ABV

**SPECIAL LIMITED FINAL GRAVITY RELEASES**
Foggy Notion DIPA, 8.2% ABV
Gold Foil DIPA, 8% ABV
Dark Matter BBA Stout, 11% ABV
Berliner (with rotating flavors), 5% ABV

– LIMITED FIRST TIME BOTTLE RELEASE Transparent Radiation Brett Wheat Ale Barrel Aged in Red Wine Barrels for 18 Months. Only 200 bottles available. 2 BOTTLE LIMIT

– **100 LIMITED RELEASE** Boombox Spaceman 16oz glasses for sale (one per person)

– PREMIUM FOOD TRUCKS Go Go Vegan Go and Curbside Creations Food Truck providing the fine fare

-LIVE MUSIC with Mighty Joshua going on at 3:30p and DJ’s PJ PJ Sykes and Melissa Koch begin spinning vinyl at noon

**Note: No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.**

All breweries will be tapped at the same time. Guest Breweries with multiple beers will have one beer tapped at a time.

Event ends at 6p and the brewery will close at 7p so the staff can clean up and rest up for another day.

Make sure you’re on time to snag this cool looking Boombox Spaceman glass and their first bottle release. This is as much of a reminder for me as it is for you!

Final Gravity Brewing Co.
6118 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228

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

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Credit: Stone Brewing Co

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.

 

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.

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