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Like Irish Coffee But Better With Terrapin At The Answer Brewpub

Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stouts2Happy St Patrick’s Day! If it’s true that all good things come in fours, then you should head over to the Answer Brewpub as they offer up flights of Terrapin’s Single Origin Coffee Stouts today Thursday March 17th starting at noon.

Here are the details from their Facebook event:

The Answer Brewpub‘s ditching the green beer tradition and tapping Terrapin Beer Co.‘s Single Origin Coffee Stouts.
Join us for a unique opportunity to taste four distinct single origin coffees from around the world each brewed with the same base stout. We’ll also be offering a brownie pairing to go along with your flight!
4 different flavors will be prepared by Sweet Intentions LLC..

We’ll be offering the following as a flight:
Hawaiian Kona
Guatemalan Huehuetenango
Ethiopa Hambela
Sumatra Wahana Natural

PAIRED WITH:
*Dark Chocolate W/ Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache
*Chocolate Brownie W/Tart Dried Cherries and White Chocolate Ganache
*Saigon Cinnamon Spiced Brownie with Whipped Chocolate Ganache
*Browned Butter Chocolate Brownie

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230

All About Stoutmania at Mekong Tonight

Head over to Mekong tonight Wednesday February 26th as they tap some most excellent stouts.

Here is what will tapped starting at 4:20:

Hardywood Sidamo
Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo
Hardywood Raspberry Stout
Dark Horse Plead The 5th
Dark Horse Tres Blueberry
Perennial Sump Coffee Stout
Bourbon County Brand Stout
COTU El Duderino
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
Allagash Black
Allagash Red Howes
Terrapin Wake N Bake
Del Ducato Verdi Anniversario
Heavy Seas Siren Noire

Sounds like a perfect way to fend off this recurring cold weather.

The Story Behind Legend’s Teach’s Oyster Stout. Try It Tonight at Pig & Pearl.

Legend Teach's Oyster Stout001Legend Brewing has teamed up with seasoned brewers from around the state for their 2014 Urban legend Series as part of their 20th Anniversary celebration. Each collaborator is coming up with an urban legend from their brewery’s area and choosing a complementing beer style.  Andy Rathmann, brewmaster of St George Brewing, is the first of the series and brings the story of Blackbeard to create Teach’s Oyster Stout.

Here’s more on that story from Legend Brewing:

The story behind Teach’s Oyster Stout is based off the story of Blackbeard’s capture in the Ocracoke Inlet. Blackbeard was history’s most widely recognized pirate who lived by his alias, Edward Teach. Leading up to his death, Blackbeard terrorized ships up and down the East Coast, pillaging vessels and causing trouble. Supposedly, Blackbeard was cornered and met his death at the hands of a Virginia naval crew; and to flaunt their triumph, the crew mounted Blackbeard’s head on a stake in the Hampton seaport. This urban legend argues that Blackbeard’s body still swims those waters in search of his severed head.

Andy Rathmann (Brewmaster, St. George Brewing) and John Wampler (Brewmaster, Legend Brewing) decided, almost instantaneously, that they wanted to make an Oyster Stout due to the close proximity of St. George to the Hampton waters. Andy had a buddy in the area who he visited frequently for fresh seafood, so he picked up 300 oysters from him to throw in the boil. The brewers were also really amped to tread in unfamiliar waters and brew a style of beer neither of them had brewed before.

What to expect from the beer: a smooth roast body balanced by the pleasant spiciness of East Kent Golding hops. You’ll notice a hint of brine and subtle sweetness from the shellfish.

Ready to taste?  Your first chance to try the beer will be tonight Monday February 24th at Pig & Pearl starting at 5pm.  Of course, you will be able to select from Potomac River Whitecaps, Choptank, James River, or Rappahannock River Oysters ($2-3/shuck) to have with the beer.  Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Because Every Despot Deserves Their Day, Lickinghole Creek’s Gets A Castle

UPDATE: Due to ABC regulations, Lickinghole Creek will be selling Enlighten Despot bottles ONLY at the brewery starting at Noon Saturday March 1st.

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

Save the date for March 1st from 1 – 8PM when Lickinghole Creek will debut their Enlightened Despot at a castle!

Due to the overwhelming response we’ve gotten from people from around the country for our Bourbon Barrel Stout release on Saturday March 1st, we had to find a larger space to accommodate everyone. Since we wanted to keep Despot Day in Goochland we reached out to the only place as extravagant as the Enlightened Despot…Dover Hall. They graciously accepted our request and we are very proud to partner with Jennifer McBride and her awesome team to bring Virginia a one of a kind beer release event.

Dover Hall is a private estate located in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, conveniently situated in between Richmond and Charlottesville, and a two hour drive from Washington, DC. The estate’s 33,000 square feet command a majestic view of 55 acres of rolling hills and woodlands.

Known as Goochland’s Castle, this larger than life venue is the perfect setting for releasing a one of a kind beer.

Enlightened Despot is a Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout aged just over one hundred days in  15 year old Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve barrels.  Brewed with ten specialty grains this beer racks in at 78 IBU and 11.3% ABV. There will only be just over 2000 bottles available at $15/bottle with no bottle limit.

There will be special cask versions of Enlightened Despot tapped at different times throughout Despot Day:

Vanilla Despot
Chocolate Despot
Coffee Despot

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.  Music will be provided by Barrelhouse and The Big Payback.

Dover Hall
1500 Manakin Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
(804) 784-6051

Three Reasons You Should Get Craft Beer From Whole Foods Short Pump This Weekend

Whole Foods Beer Sale

  1. There is a huge sale on 750ml and 22oz bomber bottles going on right now, Friday January 31st, like as a I type this now!  The word used to describe the discounts was “DEEP.”
  2. The discounts will expand to include growler fills tomorrow February 1st from 8AM – Noon.
  3. They will tap Foothills Sexual Chocolate Saturday at 1PM. No growlers of this Imperial Stout as it is very limited.

Triple The Barrel Aged Goodness From Three Brothers at Mekong Thursday Night

I try to keep from telling you that you absolutely have to try a particular beer or go to a certain event.  I guess rules were meant to be broken because personally I really think you deserve to try these barrel aged beers from Three Brothers tomorrow night at Mekong.

  • Rum Barrel Dubbel — I snagged a growler from Whole Foods right before it won a 2013 GABF medal
  • Resolute — aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months! I was hooked after only a sip.
  • Barrel Aged Vanilla Elementary — aged in barrels that once held Resolute; less bourbon flavor but vanilla and oak highlights shine through.

I would expect these to be tapped by 5PM but who knows what tricks An has planned.  Go and try these irresistibly delicious beers from one of the rising stars of Virginia beer.

I have only one question for Three Brothers. What is “Senantona?”