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Are You Down For A Trick Or A Treat? Halloweek Starts Friday At Strangeways

Strangeways and RVA Magazine have cooked up a week of Halloween goodness for your pleasure.

Something delicious this way comes…

It’s time again for RVA Magazine‘s Halloweek, and we’ve got plenty in store at the Laboratory:

All week – Gourd of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter is the official beer of Halloweek…RVAMag, you’ve got great taste! It will be available on tap around town and at Strangeways all week.

Friday, 10/24 – The official Halloweek kick-off party – a very special Halloween edition of the perennial favorite, Brews and Burlesque (https://www.facebook.com/events/1494819437441999/).
Food truck: Port o’ Call RVA

Saturday, 10/25 – Break out your best costume for Strangeways’ first-ever ZOMBIE PROM (https://www.facebook.com/events/1490158524601977/)
Food truck: Dressed & Pressed

Sunday, 10/26 – Strangeways Sunday Revival featuring Anthony Williams.
Food truck: Port o’ Call

Tuesday, 10/28 – Come to the laboratory for zombie makeup and a special viewing of Lights Camera Dead from Aisthesis Productions! (https://www.facebook.com/events/1478434432444935/)

Thursday, 10/30 – Who says Halloween is for kids? Try Trick or Treating for adults with candy from Southern Season Richmond, included with purchase of the Sweet, Sour, or Sweet & Sour flights! (will be available through 11/9)
Food truck: Popping Mealies

Friday, 10/31 – The official release of our Día de los Muertos-inspired beer, Vatos Muertos! The dudes may be dead but the flavors are alive and kicking – try it for yourself! (https://www.facebook.com/events/655578911224441/)
Food truck: Popping Mealies

Fifth Annual RVA Beeristoric Tour Tickets On Sale At Strangeways Today

Outside Yuengling beer caves; Credit: Richmond Beeristoric

Outside Yuengling beer caves; Credit: Richmond Beeristoric

UPDATE: The Beeristoric tour is officially SOLD OUT!

The fifth annual RVA Beeristoric Tour, the final event of RVA Beer Week, has been set for Sunday November 9th. Tickets will go on sale today Monday October 20th at Strangeways when they open at 4pm at 6pm.  I promise you these tickets will sell out early as they do every year so don’t wait if you want to be on the bus.

Saturday: Who’s Your Soledaddy? Virginia Black Bear On The Loose. Ryes Of The Pumpkin.

Today Saturday October 18th is brought to you by the letter “R” and the number “3” as in three beer releases.

Soledad Beer Release at Strangeways — Noon

Strangeways will release their latest beer, Soledad, at noon today October 18th with limited bottle (approx 333) sales.  Soledad is a rum barrel aged tripel brewed in tribute to Gabriel García Márquez.

SOLEDAD (8% abv~25 IBU) <Rum Barrel Aged>

Venezuelan rum barrels were delivered to Strangeways on the day of Gabriel García Márquez’s death, April 17, 2014. Known affectionately as Gabo, and of whom the Columbian president called “the greatest Columbian who ever lived”, we brewed a unique tribute beer to honor the life of this tremendous literary artist who wrote the Nobel Prize winning novel One Hundred Years of Solitude (Soledad means Solitude).

Under no established style guidelines, Soledad was crafted entirely with South American cuisine in mind, and everything from the fruits to the yeast were specially chosen based on traditional recipes from the continent. Columbian bananas, toasted coconut, Piloncillo raw cane sugar, passion fruit, mamey sapote, and fresh mangoes were all used in the process, and the elixir went through nearly half a year of aging on Venezualan rum barrels.

The rich taste is fruity and tropical with touches of hoppy citrus and spice, complemented with mysterious shadows of coconut and chocolate and, of course, rum!

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

Virginia Black Bear On The Loose at Lickinghole Creek — Noon

Did you ever wonder how Lickinghole Creek’s Enlightened Despot tasted before it was aged in bourbon barrels? Well, LCCB is releasing the base beer for Despot, Virginia Black Bear Russian Imperial Stout.

Ryes of the Pumpkin at Hardywood — 4PM

This year’s barrel aged pumpkin beer from Hardywood comes in the form of Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin replacing Rum Pumpkin. Head Brewer, Brian Nelson explains the reason for the change, “Barrel aging requires time.  Our rum barrels are supplied by a Peruvian distillery, so when the distiller needed to give the rum another month in the barrels, our schedule was pushed back as a result.  When the rum is done, the barrels open up for us to do our thing.”

Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Jim Beam rye whiskey barrels.

Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

Commercial Taphouse Reopens As Part Of The Mekong Family Friday

After a little sprucing up, Commercial Taphouse will reopen their doors as part of the Mekong family tomorrow Friday October 10th starting at 4pm.  Here are some photos from last night’s media preview.

Commercial Taphouse
111 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220

Taste The Forbidden Dragon Fruit At Hardywood Today

Head over to Hardywood today Saturday October 4th at 2pm for the release of Forbidden. The beer was brewed in honor of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ exclusive U.S. showing of Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures From The Palace Museum, Beijing.

Hardywood Forbidden is a Belgian white ale integrated with red dragon fruit to produce a subtle and pleasant sweetness in the flavor and aroma. The dragon fruit amazingly changes the beer’s appearance to a bright pink color befitting of the rich culture of the Forbidden City. ABV 6.5%, 20 IBU.

Take a look this video detailing the idea behind this collaboration.

Live music from Arizal, Grass Panther, Gull, and Lobo Marino; food trucks all day. Head over to the Facebook event for more information and updates.


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