Tag Archives: Steal the Glass

Blue Mountain Tap Takeover at Buz and Ned’s W Broad Thursday

Head over to Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue on W Broad today Thursday February 27th as they take you on a trip to the first stop on the Brew Ridge Trail with a  tap takeover featuring Blue Mountain Brewery.  Since beer and barbecue make an excellent combination, Buz will be cooking up food specials made with Blue Mountain beers all night long, like this one:

Here is what they will have on tap starting at 5pm:

Bluster Barleywine
Dark Hollow Imperial Stout
Full Nelson Pale Ale
Evil 8° Belgian-Style Dubbel
Local Species Belgian Pale Ale
Barchetta Rye IPA
Mandolin Tripel

Get there early to snag one of the limited number of Blue Mountain Brewery pint glasses available for giveaway.

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

Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue
8205 W. Broad St.

Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Brew Tonight

Head over to Brew tonight Tuesday February 18th at 5pm for their  Heavy Seas tap takeover.  They’ll have ten of their brews on tap and glassware to plunder.   Chat up heavy Seas Rep Brian Gearing and learn more about the brewery and their beers.

Here is the taplist for the evening:

Loose Cannon IPA
Black Cannon Black IPA
Small Craft Warning Uber Pils
Yule Tide — Imperial Red with ginger aged in Jamaican Rum barrels
Siren Noire — Imperial Chocolate Stout aged in Bourbon barrels
Peg Leg Imperial Stout
Powder Monkey Pale Ale
Great’er Pumpkin — Bourbon Barrel aged Pumpkin Ale
Cutlass Amber Lager
Red Sky at Night Saison

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

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Troegs Takeover at Brew Gastropub Tonight

Troegs logoHead over to Brew in Chesterfield tonight Wednesday January 15th for a tap takeover featuring Troegs Brewing Company out of Hershey, PA. They will be tapping eight brews including one from their Scratch series. Besure to chat up Troegs rep Pete Showvaker to learn more about the history of the brewery and their beers.  Snag a Troegs glass to take home with your first beer.

Here is what will be on tap tonight starting at 5pm:

Scratch #83Impending Descent (Russian Imperial Stout)
Mad Elf
JavaHead Stout
Perpetual IPA
Pale Ale
HopBack Amber
Dreamweaver Wheat
Troegenator — 2013 GABF Gold medal winner & a personal favorite

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Tale of Two Legend Barleywines Tonight at Capital Ale House

Remember when Legend Brewing made a barleywine for Capital Ale House’s 10th Anniversary? I remember it being quite tasty.

Well, it’s back tonight at Capital Ale House Downtown starting at 4pm:

A Tale of Two Barleywines, the Legend continues. Featuring on draft the Legend Barleywine. This beer is generously hopped to balance the huge malty sweetness. We also “Dry Hopped” this one, giving it a nice spiced-floral aroma. Expect a lingering finish with plenty of warming alcohol.15% Alc. By Vol. By its side, we will be serving their 2012 Capital Ale House Anniversary Barleywine from a bottle. This beer was delicious and well balanced the first time around. Aged for a year, this beer will become a lot different as the malt-hop balance changes dramatically. These two big, complex, flavorful beers are perfectly suited for the winter season. You can also try one here and take the other home. Both come with a glass for you to take home! Glassware is very limited so don’t miss out.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Want A Tap Takeover This Week? How About Four?

I couldn’t help but interrupt my little vacation to bring you some cool tap takeovers happening around town this week.

Tuesday December 17th

Heavy Seas Mutiny on the Taps at Sedona Taphouse — 5PM

Join Virginia fleet captain Brian and sail the Heavy Seas over to Sedona Taphouse.  They will be tapping some fantastic brews as well as selling some vintage bottles. When your pillaging is done, you will have a new glass to add to your booty.

Here is the tap list for the night:

Plank II (2012)
Loose Cannon IPA
Small Craft Warning Uber Pils
Gold Golden Ale
Cutlass Amber Lager
Holy Sheet (2013)
CASK – Yule Tide
Plus bottles of Holy Sheet (2013), Below Decks (2012) and more!

Goose Island Takeover at On the Rox — 6PM

Head over to On the Rox to enjoy some Goose Island beers including the limited Bourbon County series.  There will be glasses to steal as well.

Bourbon County Stout
Bourbon County Barleywine
India Pale Ale

Bourbon County Coffee Stout

Wednesday December 18th

Devils Backbone Takeover To Benefit No Kid Hungry at Brew — 5PM

Brew will be tapping 10 Devils Backbone beers including the debut of one never tapped outside the brewpub as well as a special cask Vienna Lager. Warren Haskell from Devils Backbone will be on hand to talk all things Devils Backbone. Brew has chosen to donate one dollar of every glass of Devils Backbone beer ordered to No Kid Hungry.  They will also be accepting canned good donations as well. If you bring a canned good, you can get a ticket good for 50% off your first glass of Devils Backbone beer.

Here is the tap list with one or two more to be added soon:

Vulkaan (Oud Bruin aged on whiskey wood
Metro Berliner Weiss (with choice of 3 different house made syrups)
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Schwartz Bier
Dark Abby
Gold Leaf
Bavarian Dark Lager
Pub Ale
Ramsey’s Nitro Stout
Teddy Bear — cask conditioned pin of Vienna Lager with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon, think chocolate Teddy Grahams.

Thursday December 19th

Blue Mountain & Devils Backbone at Sedona Taphouse — 5PM

Sedona Taphouse’s second takeover of the week brings together Devils Backbone and Blue Mountain with eleven beers each including Marsedon, their collaboration quad which was brewed at both breweries.

Here’s what you’ll find on tap from each brewery:

Blue Mountain
Full Nelson
Export Stout
Foxy Mama
Cheer Beer
Lights Out
Long Winters Nap
Local Species
Dark Hollow
Marsedon – collab quad

Devils Backbone
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Dark Abby
Pear Lager
Marsedon – collab quad
Flor di luna jasmine
Berliner Metro Weiss
Mile Post 5
Betamax DIPA
Ramsey’s Draft Stout – Nitro

RVA Beer Week 2013: Tap Takeovers, Pub Crawls & Samplings

Friday November 1st

First Friday 5th Anniversary Screens ‘n’ Suds Party — Gallery 5 — 6 – 10PM
Friday will be the prelude to the Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event on Saturday. Get a taste of what will be on tap and get your first peek at the month-long Screens ‘n’ Suds retrospective exhibit featuring every beautiful, beer-inspired print produced in their five-year history.

Blue Mountain Invasion & Steal the Glass — 821 Cafe — 7:30PM

Bourbon Barrel DIPA
Blue Reserve
Lights Out
Rip Rap Pale

Max’s Tavern Screens ‘n’ Suds After Party — 11pm-2am
After enjoying great beers and art at Gallery 5, check out the newest addition to the Richmond Beer Scene. Belgian themed Max’s Tavern has 24 taps and a huge bottle list of all Belgian and Belgian-style beers. Kitchen closes at midnight and last call is at 2am.

Legend Brewing Sampling — Olio- 630pm-830pm
Legend sampling featuring seasonal beers

Popkin Tavern-RVA Beer Week Kick Off event- 6pm-Close
Special tappings of various craft beers and a special wooden gravity cask tapping.

El Duderino Kickoff — Center of the Universe Brewery – 4PM
El Duderino is COTU’s highly anticipated White Russian Stout.

Saturday November 2nd
RVA Mustache Dash — Strangeways Brewing — 10:30AM – 3PM
5k run/walk and post party that pays tribute to the borderlands between the upper lip and nose. Participants are encouraged to have a mustache, real or fake. This run is 100% silly.

Beer, live music, food trucks, mustache awards and more. Ready, Set, Grow. http://www.rvamustachdash.com

Train Day Sampling — Caboose Wine and Cheeses of Ashland
Beer sampling featuring Center of the Universe Brewing

Day of the Dead Party — Casa Del Barco — 5PM-Close
Featuring Hardywood 2nd Anniversary Tequila Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel. Food and liquor specials as well.

High Gravity Fest — Popkin Tavern — 4PM
Popkin’s High Gravity Fest kicks off at 4pm. You know what else starts at 4pm? Beer school! So get there early and get some free tastes.

Alewerks Bourbon Porter 2012 (9%)
Avery Reverend (10.2%)
Bell’s Expedition 2012 (10.5%)
Bell’s Expedition 2013 (10.5%)
Brooklyn The Companion (10%)
Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon (12.5%)
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 2012 (12%)
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 2013 (12%)
Dark Horse Fore Smoked Stout 2012 (8%)
Founders Imperial Stout 2012 (10.5%)
Green Flash Double Stout (8.6%)
Harviestoun Ola Dubh 12yr (8%)
JW Lees Harvest Ale (11.5%)
Nogne-O Sunturnbrew (11%) POPKIN EXCLUSIVE!
Nogne-O Imperial Stout (9%) POPKIN EXCLUSIVE!
Stone Imperial Russian Stout (10.5%)
Terrapin Reunion 2012 (8%)
Thornbridge Bracia (10%)

Sunday November 3rd

Southern Railways Autumn Bottom After Party — 5 – 10PM
SRT has a huge selection of Draft and Bottles craft beers as well as a delicious menu.

Monday November 4th

Carytown-RVA Brewers Parade- 5:30-10pm
The Richmond Area’s breweries will be bar crawling in Cary Town. Starting at the Portrait house- 5:30pm. Brewers and staff from Rusty Beaver, Hardywood, Legend, Midnight, Extra Billys’s, Strangeways, Center of the Universe, Isley Brewing, and Lickinghole Creek will be hitting 7 Carytown restaurants. Join the group and support Richmond beer.

Popkin Tavern — Big Lebowski COTU Tap takeover — 6PM-Close
Featuring the full line up of Center of the Universe beers including their newest El Duderino White Russian Stout.

Firestone Walker Tap Takeover — Mekong – 5PM
Full line up of rare and delicious Firestone Walker beers from sunny California.

Some of these beers you might find on later in the week; others will be very rare and may not last the night.

Pale 31 – 4.9% California Pale Ale
Pivo Pilsner – 5.3% Hoppy Pils….Gold Metal GABF 2013
DBA(Double Pale Ale) – .5.0 % English Pale

Union Jack – 7.5% IPA
Double Jack – 9.5% Imperial IPA
Wookey Jack – 8.3 American Black Rye IPA

Walker Reserve Porter – 5.8% Robust Porter
Velvet Merlin – 5.5% Oatmeal Stout
Parabola – 13% Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Agrestic Ale -6.3% Sour Red Ale

Double DBA – 12% Barleywine
2013 Sucaba – 13% Barrel Aged Barleywine
Stickee Monkey – 13% English Barleywine

XVI – 13% Barrel-Aged Blend
XVII – 13.3% Barrel-Aged Blend
XIV (maybe)

2010 Black Xantus – 11% Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout
*2012 Sucaba – 13% Barrel Aged Barleywine

Tuesday November 5th

Richmond Beer Lover Election Day Excursion- 5pm-8pm


Capital Ale House (All RVA Locations)- Finch Brewing STGN-5pm
Featuring 3+ beers on from Finch Brewing in Chicago. Buying a beer will allow you to keep the Finch glass it was poured in. Glassware available while supplys last.

Mellow Mushroom- Vote Legend Night-6pm
Election themed Legend night

Steal The Grunt Night — Popkin Tavern —  5pm
Strangeways Grunts and just like growlers only smaller and cuter. Get a grunt of your vary own to take home. Featuring a full selection of RVA’s own Strangeway Brewing on tap all evening.

Wednesday November 6th

UPDATE: Due to various issues, tonight’s pin crawl has been canceled but you can still get some delicious cask conditioned beers.  Commercial Taphouse will have a pin of Devils Backbone Wood Aged Kilt Flasher.  Nearby, Joe’s Inn will have a pin of Hardywood Second Anniversary Ale (tequila barrel aged tripel). 

3rd Annual RVA Pin Crawl — Commercial Taphouse, Cask, Social 52 — 5:30PM

3 Beercentic Locations each with its own special small batch pin (traditional hand-tapped, gravity-fed, casks that have gone through their secondary fermentation process in the vessel.) We will be walking from Cask to Commercial Taphouse to Social 52.

Heavy Seas Tap Takeover — Hurley’s Tavern –  5pm
Heavy Sea rep Brian Gearing will be available to talk to you about his delicious beers. 6 beers on tap and glassware while supplies last.

Barrel Aged Night — Joe’s Inn — 6:30PM
Special barrel aged beer tapped

Legend Brewing Thunderdome — Popkin Tavern — 5PM
Four beers enter, only one can win.

Thursday November 7th

Boathouse at Rocketts Landing- COTU Tap invasion-5pm-9pm

Boathouse at Sunday Park- Legend Tap Takeover-5pm-9pm

Friday November 8th

Things with Wood — The Camel  – 6PM

Featuring Hardywood:

Wild Turkey Russian Imperial Stout
Rum Pumpkin
Bourbon DIPA
Bourbon Cru

Todd Herrington’s solo album release for ‘Things’ starts at 9:30pm

COTU Beer Sampling — Corks & Kegs – 5:30-7:30PM
Sampling of the Center of The Universe beers with live jazz band.

Legend Pin Tapping — Joe’s Inn — 5:30PM
Special filled pin from Legend Brewery.

Popkin Tavern- Kick the Keg Night-6pm

Brews & Burlesque — Strangeways Brewery — 9PM

Join Those Freaking Weirdos as they take to the stage in, of all places, the tasting room of Strangeways Breing. Tickets available at www.tfwburleque.com

Saturday November 9th

Tours, Pins, and Music — Hardywood — 2PM
Offering tours on the hour (2, 3, 4 and 5pm) and a special line up of pins in honor of RVA Beer Week – music following will include My Darling Fury and the Awesome Few.

Craft Sausage Gorging Competition — Strangways Brewing –– 3PM
Strangeways teams up with Sausage Craft to have you contend against your fellow man to see how many Sausage Craft sausages you can shovel down for prizes and bragging rights.

$20 fee includes 5 Sausage Craft sausages with all the fixins (quickest to down 5 wins), a beer during competition and discount specials all day.  1st place receives a $100 Strangeways gift certificate, 2nd place will receive a $50 gift certificate and 3rd place will receive a $25 gift certificate. 

Rules and sign up available at www.strangewaysbrewing.com.

Bottom to Tap. Hardywood Park 3 Miler — 17th Street Farmers Market — 11AM
Presented by Shake and Bake Sports and benefiting the Enrichmond Foundation, the Bottom To Tap is the 3 Miler that starts at the bottom and ends at the tap! This casual run starts in Shockoe Bottom, goes through historic Church Hill and returns to the 17th Street Farmer’s Market for a great party. If you enjoy running and a party with Hardywood on tap, live music and gourmet local food trucks, register here:

Center of The Universe Barrel Aged Event — Mekong — 5PM
5 barrel aged Center of The Universe beers all on tap at the #1 Beer Bar.

Station 2’s Hardywood Hoppyness Day — 5PM

Brew Tap Takeover Will Take You To Foothills Of North Carolina

Foothills LogoYes, that is my clever way of telling you Brew in Chesterfield will be hosting Foothills Brewing for their first tap takeover today Wednesday October 9th starting at 5pm.  This will be the first time Foothills’  entire core lineup has ever been on tap in the Richmond area.  Brew even managed to snag a keg of the limited Barrel Aged People’s Porter. Foothills rep Ben will be on hand to talk about the beers with guests and give out glassware.

Here is what they will be tapping:

Torch Pilsner
Pilot Mountain Pale Ale
Hurricane Hefeweizen
Hoppyum IPA
Seeing Double IPA
Salem Gold
Jade IPA
Barrel Aged People’s Porter

Read more about the beers here and check out the Facebook event for more information.

6525 Centralia Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Drink & Eat At California Pizza Kitchen Short Pump To Benefit Screens ‘n’ Suds Tonight

Head over to California Pizza Kitchen in Short Pump tonight September 26th at 5pm as they tap a few Dogfish Head beers and display art in support of Screens ‘n’ Suds’ fifth year of raising money for MS Society.  The chef will be preparing several unique menu items specifically created to pair with Dogfish Head’s craft beers.

Beers on tap for the night include:

Punkin Ale
90 Minute IPA
Midas Touch

There will also be Dogfish Head glassware to steal.

Be sure to print the flyer below or grab the PDF here and give it to your server and CPK will donate 20% of your bill to Screens ‘n’ Suds.  

CPK Screens&Suds Flyer 092613

Goose Island Invasion Landing At Rappahannock Tonight

Goose Island Vintage Glass4Please turn your attention to the photo on the right.  This Goose Island vintage stemmed glass has been an object of my desire since my New Year’s Eve dinner at The Magpie last year.  Since that time, an opportunity to steal said glass had not presented itself until today.

This afternoon Tuesday July 30, Rappahannock will be the site of a Goose Island tap invasion and steal the glass night.  If you want one of these glasses as much as I do, you better get a move on; there are only 50 available.

Here is what  will be flowing Rappahannock’s taps for the night:

Sofie Paradisi — Sofie w/ grapefruit instead of orange peel
Pere Jacques
Pepe Nero
The Illinois — Imperial IPA

I’m hearing there will also be some Chi-town inspired dishes coming out of the kitchen.  Sounds like it will be a fun night. Beers will be tapped at 4pm.

Rappahannock Restaurant
320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

Sedona Taphouse Belgian Independence Day Glasses Still Available

Sedona Belgian Independence Glasses4

Somehow I missed that Sedona Taphouse had joined in on the Belgian Independence Day fun yesterday.  They were giving away the cool glasses pictured above but luckily they still have a few glasses left and will repeat the giveway tonight Thursday July 18th. 

Here are the earlier details from Sedona; they are already out of the tulip glasses so I crossed it out.

Tomorrow, Sedona Taphouse, Belgian Independence Day.

This one’s special.

Taplist (to be updated/added to):

Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Double White Ale
Ommegang/d’Achouffe Gnomegang
Brasserie d’Achouffe Biere de Soleil
Brasserie d’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
Liefmans Goudenband
Maredsous 10 (Tripel)

Now for the special part (for those still reading)…

We have a very, very, limited supply of stemmed Liefmans glasses, Maredsous chalices, Brasserie D’Achouffe Tulips, and Duvel Tulips to take home.

These will begin to be distributed at 5PM, SHARP, and special pours will be served in the appropriate glassware when you purchase your beer/glass. One per person, and when we run out, we’re out.

They’re really awesome btw…

Hope to see some out!