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RVA Beer Week 2015: Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls, & Special Events

RVA Beer Week (November 1 – 8) is back for its sixth year. Here’s a word from Taste the Local:

It’s that time again, it’s RVA Beer Week! This is a celebration of our collective craft beer culture. Since 2010, when this week of events was first enacted, our craft scene has exploded! Back then we were on the low end of the national average at about a 5% craft beer share of our total collective beer market. Now however, we are booming! With some estimates hinting at a jump to 16% craft beer share in 2015, more than tripling where we were 5 short years ago.

Craft beer has become an integral part of our restaurants, festivals, and daily social life. Our area breweries have multiplied from 2 at the inception of RBW, to currently 14 area craft breweries pouring. The medals and awards for their amazing creations grow with each passing year. Our craft focused restaurants in town have won tons of accolades as well, and amazing growler stations and expanded bottle selections have opened at independent businesses and at local grocery stores. Even one of the most respected out-of-state craft power houses, Stone Brewing, has noticed Richmond. Choosing our fair city for their highly anticipated east coast location expansion! There is every indication that this is just the beginning of our cities craft beer renaissance, with an additional 7-9 RVA area breweries in planning that will debut to beer fans over the next year!

So help celebrate our collective passion and support our scene! Take the opportunity to introduce a friend to craft beer in Richmond. Go out and drink at your favorite brewery or restaurant. Buy something to share from a bottle shop or growler station. Join us and rally around our amazing beer town! Cheers!   

Sunday November 1st

Dark Side of Oz Vinyl Flight Night at Triple Crossing — 6PM

Dark Side of Oz at Triple Crossing 110115

Monday November 2nd

Third Annual RVA Brewers Parade — 6PM

RVA Brewers Parade 110215Last year, Richmond’s brewers split their time between between the Fan and Carytown. This year the third annual RVA Brewers Parade hits Shockoe.  You can meet up with all the breweries in town starting at 6pm at Southern Railways Taphouse.

Here is the complete route for the evening:

  • 6:00PM — Southern Railways-6pm
  • 7:30PM — Station 2
  • 8:30PM — On The Rox

Beers from all of the RVA breweries will be on tap at each location!

Tuesday November 3rd

RVA Beer Week Trivia at Jack Brown’s — 9PM

In honor of RVA Beer Week you have the chance to play Tuesday Night Trivia with Dylan AAANNND some of special guest stars from local RVA breweries Strangeways, Ardent, Lickinghole Creek, and Hardywood. They will be playing right along side of you to help with some RVA Beer Week Trivia.

Don’t miss the chance to hang out with some awesome people, and you may just walk away with some sweet beer swag! Check out our lineup:

Hardywood: Berliner Weisse & Rum Pumpkin
Strangeways: Room 237, & HAVOC – for the first time in RVA
Ardent: Virginia Common & The One
Lickinghole Creek: Short Pump Saison & Pumpkin Ain’t Easy

See ya soon!

Wednesday November 4th

Richmond Beer Lovers Happy Hour featuring Isley Brewing at Hurley’s Tavern — 5PM

Our next regular monthly RBL happy hour at Hurley’s Tavern is Wednesday, November 4th.   We’ll be celebrating RVA Beer Week with a tap invasion from Richmond’s own Isley Brewing Company.

Featured beers on tap from Isley will be:

Choosy Mother – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter – 6.6% ABV, 19 IBU
Ruby Red Slippers – Grapefuit Session Pale Ale – 4.8% ABV, 40 IBU
Stunt Dubbel – Pumpkin Belgian Dubbel – 7% ABV, 22 IBU
Plane Jane Blueberry – Blueberry Belgian White Ale – 5.4% ABV, 16 IBU

*Hurley’s regularly features a stellar line-up of other craft beers on tap (total of 20) to choose from as well. 

Cheers!

Hurley’s Tavern
4028-J Cox Rd
Glen Allen, VA

Revenge of the Gingers at Sticky Rice RVA — 7PM

A night for the red heads! Featuring the first taste of Gingerbread Stout in Richmond and other Hardywood ginger beer variants on tap.

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Beers on hand for the event will be:

Great Return with ginger
Berliner Weiss with ginger
Farmhouse Pumpkin
Ginger/Molasses Milk Stout (cask conditioned pin)

Thursday November 5th

Ardent Craft Ales Scott’s Addition Crawl — 5:30PM

Scotts Addition Crawl 110515Make your way around the neighborhood of Scott’s Addition in support of RVA BEER WEEK on Thursday, November 5. At every stop, we’ll offer special pins and kegs of our brews. The schedule is as follows beginning at the brewery:

5:30PM — Ardent Craft Ales – IPA with Citrus
6:30PM — Lunch. Supper! – Bourbon-Aged Dark Rye
7:30PM — Sabai – Saison with Peppers & Thai Basil
8:30PM — Fat Dragon – Bourbon-Aged Honey Ginger

Admission to event is free with tasters and full pours available for purchase along the way.

Friday November 6th

Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at 821 Cafe — 5PM

Unleash your inner pirate and devour some of Kate’s plates along with some Heavy Seas beers:

Stoop Sitter
Desert Island #4
Winter Storm
Greater Pumpkin
Cutlass
Cross Bones
Loose Cannon
Yule Tide Gingerbread
Weizen Doppelbock

Saturday November 7th

Wahoo Cup at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery — Noon

Wahoo Cup at LCCB 110715-cropThe UVA Club of Richmond and Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery bring you the first annual WAHOO CUP Craft Brewers Invitational, pitting the top breweries in Richmond versus their colleagues from Charlottesville. The winning brew will be selected by beer fans and an all-star panel of judges.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to Children of Fallen Patriots, a national charity providing scholarships to the families of soldiers killed in duty.

Head out to the farm for a day in the country with bands, activities for the kids and food for all. UVA Club members will have access to transportation out to Goochland and VIP tent on grounds.

Ticket Information for UVA Alumni

Join the Club for exclusive event discounts. Click Here

Participating Breweries Announced So Far
Three Notch’d Brewing Company
South Street Brewery
Champion Brewing Company
The Answer Brewpub
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Strangeways Brewing Company

Beer List

Charlottesville
South Street – Hop Gothic
Three Notchd – Simcoe Tollen Rye IPA
Champion – Shower Beer

RVA
LCCB – Chocolate Decadence Imperial Stout
Strangeways – Roten Hell Pumpkin Sour
Answer – Larceny

Celebrity Judges
Kelli Lemon of 92.1
Jack Lauterback of 103.7
Terry Gates from UVA Basketball
Jay Burnham – The Voice of the Flying Squirels
Lee Graves – Virginia Beer Guy

Music (Times TBA):
Karamazov
Sturgeon City
Red Light Rodeo

Food Trucks
Fired Up Pizza
Jadean’s Smokin Six O

Two Year Birthday Party For The Cask Cafe

The Cask Cafe 2yr BdayThat’s right, the Cask Cafe is turning 2 years old and we’re celebrating by having a big ‘ole party in our parking lot. We’ve got a bunch of crazy kegs we’ll be tapping, a DJ and lot’s of hotdogs!

Sunday November 8th

Lumber Ladies Bar Crawl — 2PM

Celebrate women in the craft beer industry during RVA Beer Week by bar crawling around The Fan in Richmond!

Female brewery reps will be out WORKIN HARD (aka pounding beers to the face and having the best time ever) while wearing crocheted beers and flannel.

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Proceeds from brewery swag raffles at each stop donated to UnBoundRVA in honor of female entrepeuners, Carolyn and Ciara.

Come join us! This will be social media GOLD.
#lumberladiesbarcrawl #RVABeerWeek

American Craft Beer Week RVA 2015: Tap Takeovers

ACBW2015 Celebrate BannerThere will be a lot of tap takeovers as Richmond celebrates American Craft Beer Week (May 11 – 17). Here are just a few selections to get you through the week but you should definitely check out Annie Tobey’s take on the week’s celebrations on Richmond.com.

Monday May 11th

Tuesday May 12th

Hardywood TapTakeover & Steal The Glass at Blue Goat — 5PM

Blue Goat will feature four beers from one of their favorite Richmond breweries, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Here are the beers they will have pouring starting at 5pm:

Bourbon Cru
The Great Return
Sorachi Ace Dry Hopped Pils
2014 Gingerbread Stout.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to come hang out and drink some great beers with the folks from Hardywood!

The Blue Goat
5710 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226

Wednesday May 13th

Strangeways Takeover At Rappahannock — 4PM
Celebrate the week with Strangeways and Rappahannock. They’ll have some glassware to steal and will be pouring these beers:

Woodbooger. 6%, A Belgian style brown ale brewed with coconut sugar and dark Belgian candi sugar, fermented with Belgian ale yeast and aged with bourbon vanilla beans

Überlin, 4.5%, Berliner Weiss style wheat ale. The taste is refreshing and tart with a lemony-citric fruit sharpness and almost no hop bitterness…

Still life of Peaches, 4.3%, Saison that blends a classic Saison DuPont yeast with yellow peaches added during fermentation. The elixir is then aged in oak barrels to enhance its complexity.

Down a few dozen oysters while you’re at it.

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

Thursday May 14th

Ballast Point Takeover at Bucket Trade — 4PM

Make your way down to Chester and enjoy these beers from Ballast Point:

Victory at Sea – Porter w/ Coffee & Vanilla
Even Keel – Session IPA
Habanero Sculpin – Spicy IPA
Grapefruit Sculpin – Grapefruity IPA
Dorado – Double IPA
Grunion – Pale Ale

The Bucket Trade
13131 Rivers Bend Blvd
Chester, VA 23836

Lickinghole Creek Takeover at Pig & Pearl — 4PM

UPDATE: This was originally scheduled for Monday night.

Continue your celebration of Kickoff American Craft Beer Week right with a fine selection of beers from Lickinghole Creek over at The Pig & Pearl.

Here is what they will have on starting at 4pm:

Magic Beaver Belgian Pale Ale
‘Til Sunset Session IPA
Goochland Quad
Illuminatos Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Fearnought Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown Ale
Supreme Leader Bourbon Barrel Spiced Imperial Stout

The Pig and Pearl
2053 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Heavy Seas Takeover at Commercial Taphouse — 4PM

Join the crew at Commercial Taphouse & Grill for an evening of extrAAARGHdinary brews from Heavy Seas Beer! There will be plenty to choose from with some year-round favorites, seasonals, and rarities from the Desert Island series. This will also mark the first tapping of Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Coffee Porter in Virginia.

Here is what they will be pouring starting at 4pm:

Blackbeard’s Breakfast Bourbon Coffee Porter (VA Debut)
Desert Island Scottish Ale
Desert Island Schwarzbier
Smooth Sail Summer Ale
Double Cannon DIPA
Loose Cannon IPA
Cross Bones Session IPA
Deep Six Robust English Porter

Commercial Taphouse & Grill
111 N Robinson St
Richmond, VA 23220

Saturday May 16th

Strangeways Invades Lickinghole Creek’s Farm Brewery — Noon

Not satisfied with tap takeovers at restaurants, Strangeways will be taking over the taps at Lickinghole Creek with most unique farm-inspired beers:

Still Life With Peaches Saison 4.3% ABV | 15 IBU
Southern Heirloom Candy Roaster Squash Bock 5.5% ABV | 29 IBU
Eternal Youth Bière D’abricot 5.2% ABV | 15 IBU
Gourd Of Thunder Imperial Pumpkin Porter 9.2% ABV | 18 IBU

Read the storied descriptions for these beers here.

Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
4100 Knolls Point Dr.
Goochland, VA 23063

RVA Beer Week 2014: Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls & Tappings

Join in on the yearly celebration of Richmond’s craft beer scene during RVA Beer Week (November 1 – 9).

All Week

The Cask Cafe Turns 1!

Join Cask in celebrating a phenomenal first year. Draft and growler specials, rare beer tappings, pub crawls, tap invasions and more!

Monday Nov 3rd — Brewer’s Parade 
Hardywood Rye Pumpkin
Ardent Craft Ales  VA Common
Strangeways Soledad
Triple Crossing Liberty or Death Porter
Lickinghole Creek Gentleman Farmer
Legend Winter White Ale

Tuesday. Nov 4
Tapping BFM Grand Cru aged in French Champaign Barrels!

Wednesday, Nov 5 — Brews Cruise
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499286323681709/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Thursday, Nov 6 — Lickinghole Creek Tap Invasion
VA Black Bear
Rosemary Saison
Goochland Quad

Monday November 3rd

RVA Brewers Parade — 5:30PM
Richmond’s local breweries have united in a show of support for restaurants in the Fan and Carytown for the second annual RVA Brewers Parade.  Want to join them? Meet up with the crew from Hardywood, LCCB, Midnight, Triple Crossing, and Extra Billy’s in the Fan starting at Postbellum. Meanwhile COTU, Ardent, Rusty Beaver, Strangeways, Isley, and Legend will hit the streets of Carytown starting at Weezie’s Kitchen. Each group will get started around 5:30 and stay at each location for about 30 minutes.

Here are the routes they will be taking before meeting back up at Cask to head over to Commercial Taphouse together:

The Fan
Postbellum
Bellytimber
Joe’s Inn
Social 52

Carytown
Weezie’s Kitchen
Can Can Brasserie
Mellow Mushroom
Daily Kitchen & Bar

Tuesday November 4th

Devils Backbone Takeover at Portrait House — 4PM
Portait House hosts a total tap takeover with Devils Backbone. They have helped change the landscape for Virginia beers since their opening in 2008. Each of Portrait’s 24 taps will be pouring a unique offering. Go sample some familiar beers, as well as ones not seen often in Richmond.

Vienna Lager
Gold Leaf Lager
Pear Lager
Schwartz Bier
8 Point IPA
Striped Bass Pale Ale
Pumpkin Hunter
Azrael Golden Strong Ale
Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy
Dark Abby
Turbo Cougar
Ofest
Trail Angel
Spider Bite
Marsedon Quad
Dead Bear
1887 Stout
Ginger Lager
Skull Crushing Ape
Smokehaus Lager
Pilot Brau Pils
Ale of Fergus
3 Ridges Triple
Brew Ridge Hop Revival

They’ll also have 4 tickets to give away to the showing of The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theater on Friday, November 7th hosted by Center of the Universe.

Portrait House
2907 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221

Wednesday November 5th

Honey Ginger Farewell Party at Ardent Craft Ales — 4PM

Get your Honey Ginger while you still can…

Brews Bike Cruise — 5:30PM

Join Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Legend Brewing Company, andSTRANGEWAYS BREWING for a Brews Cruise through Carytown and The Fan!

At 5:30pm, pick up a map at Agee’s Bicycles and cruise right over to Portrait House. Beers start pouring at 6:00pm.

6:30pm: Bike to 821 Cafe
7:15pm: Bike to Postbellum
8:00pm: Hit the last stop, Cask Cafe, for a chance to win some exclusive brewery swag!

Bike reflectors are required!

Biking Brews Cruise RVA Beer Week 2014-1

 

Thursday November 6th

Legend & Starr Hill Collaboration Celebration — 5:30PM

Legend Brewing Company & Starr Hill Brewing Company come together to release a collaboration beer called HooVale!

The beer gets its name from the urban legend that argues Charlottesville was the inspiration for Dr. Seuss’s children’s book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Continental Divide Richmond will be cooking up some great and well paired specials as well as the classics.

Part of Legend’s “Urban Legend Series,” HooVale is a Spiced Holiday Ale. Also on Tap:
Legend Winter White
Legend Brown
Starr Hill Gava Joe Belgian Espresso Stout
Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale

Continental Divide Richmond
2501 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220

AW Shucks Country Store Third Anniverary  with Three Brothers & Triple Crossing — 6PM

 

Friday November 7th

The Big LeBYRDski by Center of the Universe  at The Byrd — 7PM
Center of the Universe and The Byrd Theater Foundation present “The Big LeBRYDski.” There are a lot of ins, a lot of outs, and a lot of what have yous but all proceeds will benefit The Urban Achievers The Byrd Theater Foundation.

Will you watch The Big Lebowski at the Byrd Theater? Yes.
While having a beverage? El Duderino and other COTU brews.
Will the money you spend go to The Byrd Theater foundation? 100% – this is no ringer dudes.

The Big LeBYRDski

Date: November 7th
Time: Doors Open at 7:00pm
Movie starts at 8:00pm

Tickets
$10 + applicable fees in advance through eventbrite here.
Advanced ticket sales will end at 12:00am on November 6.
$15 at the door starting at 7:00pm on November 6.

*Ticket includes admission into the theater as well a 1 beer token to be redeemed for a glass of El Duderino.

THIS IS NOT NAM. THERE ARE RULES.

  • This is a 21 and up event. Only those with a VALID ID will be permitted into the building. No 8 year olds, dude. This goes for advance ticket sales as well. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Only a token can be redeemed for a glass of El Duderino. No cash sales. Other COTU beers will be available for purchase from the concession area.
  • No outside food or alcohol permitted.
  • The Byrd Theater only accepts cash. There is a cash machine in the building.
  • No refunds. No re-entry.
  • The Byrd Theater reserves the right to not serve intoxicated patrons. The Byrd Theater also reserves the right to remove from the premise any person who is causing a disturbance, without a refund.

Saturday November 8th

IPA All Day! at Ardent Craft Ales — Noon

Gingerbread Stout 2014 Release at Hardywood — 2PM

And now you can get it in a can…

Brew’s One Year Anniversary Jam Starts Wednesday

Brew 1yr annivBrew Gastropub in Chesterfield is spreading their one year anniversary celebration out through the weekend starting tomorrow Wednesday July 30th by tapping some of their favorite beers that they have been holding onto for a very special occasion. They will follow that up on Thursday July 31st with a Stone Brewing tap takeover featuring basically every barrel aged Stone beer to be released in Virginia.

Here are the beers they are planning to tap Wednesday:

Allagash Victor
Allagash Victoria
Avery/Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation
Bruery Tart of Darkness
Founders Imperial Stout
Goose Island Lolita
Hardywood 2nd Anniversary
Hardywood Bourbon Gingerbread Stout
Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout
Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot
Perennial Sump
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Terrapin Wake N Bake
Weyerbacher Insanity

Thursday’s Stone tap takeover will start at 6pm with Melanie from Stone on hand to talk about the beers.  There will also be Stone glassware to take home.

Here is the tap list for the night:

Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard (Virginia Debut)
Reason Be Damned — Abbey ale aged in red wine barrels (RVA Debut)
Cali-Belgique Aged in Wine Barrels
2013 Double Bastard
Old Guardian
Imperial Russian Stout
Tiger Cub Saison — aged in white wine barrels
Sprocketbier — Black Rye Kolsch
RuinTen
Sublimely Self-Righteous
Go To IPA
Collective Distortion
Quadrotriticale
Arrogant Bastard

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

brew
6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Join The Richmond Beer Lovers As Three Brothers Takeover Hurley’s Tavern Tonight

Richmond Beer Lovers are hosting their monthly happy hour at Hurley’s Tavern tonight Wednesday July 2nd starting at 5pm.  This month’s featured brewery is Three Brothers Brewing out of Harrisonburg, VA.

Adam Shifflett, brother number one,  will be joining the beer lovers for the night so make sure to chat him up too learn more about the brewery.

Here are the beers being tapped for the night:

Hoptimization IPA — big American IPA with citrusy aroma and serious bite.
Senantoa Brown — Chocolate, floral notes and spicy bitter bite.
Virginia Dark Ale — smooth black IPA
Wild Virginia Blend — Wild Barrel Aged Blend

There will also be glassware to steal to add to your collection.  Learn more about Richmond Beer Lovers meetup group and their upcoming events here.

Cheers To The Foothills Weekend At Station 2, Siné Irish Pub, And Pasture

Ease into the weekend with Foothills Brewing starting tonight Thursday June 19th as Station 2 gets things started with a tap takeover plus a cask conditioned pin of Hoppyum with Summit hops.

Siné Irish Pub brings back Foothills’ winter seasonal, Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout, for what should be a lively Friday night.

Finally, Pasture will prepare a few small plate pairings Saturday June 21st at 5pm to compliment their pin of Pilot Mountain Pale Ale with tangerines. Pasture will also have pint glasses for you to take home.

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