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Snow’s Off. New Beers Back At Strangeways And Hardywood Today

That little blizzard delayed a couple of beer outings from last week but the soup’s back on as they say at Strangeways and Hardywood today Saturday January 30th.

Hinterlander Barleywine Release at Strangeways — 11AM

Strangeways Hinterlander

11% ABV~62 IBU
Available in 375 ml bottles + Draft

We’re also doing a special on CAN-ABLES just for Hinterlander. Take it to go in a 32 oz. Crowler and we’ll give you the CAN-ABLE for FREE!

Starving of Thirst

From a legend whose origins are traced to Native American Algonquian peoples come tales of an enormous creature known as the Wendigo. Possessing characteristics part human and part monster, these beasts were said to emerge from people indulging in the ancient taboo of cannibalism. These malevolent, supernatural beings possessed great spiritual power, and were strongly associated with winter, coldness, famine, and starvation. Embodiments of gluttony, greed, and sheer excess, these Hinterlanders were never satisfied after consuming a person, and were constantly on the prowl for fresh victims in attempts to quench their lustful, never-ending desires. This barleywine, aged a solid year in oak barrels with Black Mission figs, exudes similar powers, calling one on a hunt to quench an unstoppable thirst. Savor the debauchery that is The Hinterlander.

Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout at Hardywood — 2PM

Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo 2016

An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.

Tasting room opens at 2pm for Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout bottles (4 bottles per customer), draft, Lampligher Roasting Company on site sampling fresh pour overs, food from Shamasuki, Slideways Mobile Bistroand Smokie JOE’S BBQ.

Arcade Night at Hardywood Park from 2-9pm~

Get The Last Pumpkins At Strangeways And Lickinghole Creek Today

We are coming to the end of the release season for pumpkin beers. If you missed earlier releases, Strangeways and Lickinghole Creek have you covered today Saturday October 17th starting at noon.

Head over to Strangeways as they release their final Gourd of Thunder variant, Oak Aged Gingerbread. The original GOT and its variants will be available in a 4-pack at a special price for this weekend only.

Strangeways GOT Pumpkin Porters

Strangeways Brewing
2277 Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Meanwhile LCCB sees the release of “Pumpkin Ain’t Easy” using pumpkins grown at the farm brewery and roasted at Short Pump’s Tazza Kitchen. In addition to their spiceless version, LCCB will offer two spiced variants — “Pumpkin Is Easy” (pumpkin spice) and “Spiced Pumpkin Latte” (pumpkin spice & coffee). Only 500 bottles of each variant were made and are limited to 2 bottles per person.

LCCB Pumpkin Aint Easy & variants 2015

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

Reconnect With Richmond Beer This Fall At Ardent, Center of the Universe, Lickinghole Creek, Hardywood, and Strangeways Today

Hello Richmond.

Sorry for the empty pages over the last month. It has been a busy one here as we completed our second and final move of the year. Sadly, I ended up missing most of Virginia Craft Beer Month but I’m sure you had a great time. I’ve seen the pictures. Now that I am a full fledged city resident, I am excited to reconnect with our breweries to see what they will be up to these coming fall months.

Let’s see what is in store this weekend.

Ardent Craft Ales

Sweet Potato & Sage Saison is back.

Hanover Oktoberfest & Das Bier Run at Center of the Universe 

COTU makes one of my favorite Oktoberfest beers. You are missing out if you haven’t tried simmering bratwurst in it before grilling.

Also, I hope there are some of these smoked beers left because I missed out.

Maiden’s Adventure Release & Pumpkin Picking Party at Lickinghole Creek

Show LCCB some love this weekend as they go from summer into fall in one weekend.

Farmhouse Pumpkin & RVA IPA Release at Hardywood

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin

Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium’s southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root.Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale incorporates local ingredients from Grandma’s Pumpkin’s of North Chesterfield, Ellwood Thompson’s, Sauer’s Spices and Penzeys Spice Company.

Hardywood RVA IPA

Our “community hopped IPA” is brewed exclusively with freshly harvested local hops, from the first bittering hop addition to the flavoring/aroma additions to a final wet hop addition, more than 300 pounds of local Cascade, Columbus, Chinook, Glacier, Magnum, Nugget and Centennial hops were used in this 60-barrel batch of beer. Brewed just once a year when hops are at their peak freshness, RVA IPA is sure to go quickly!

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin and RVA IPA will be available in 750mL bottles, 4 packs and for growler fills at 2pm. Roundabound Pretzels,BoDillaz and Slideways Mobile Bistro on site through the day!

Join us for a special performance of the seminal Paul Simon album, Graceland, presented as RVA production company Spin, Spit & Swear‘s Cover To Cover at 7pm:

https://www.facebook.com/events/774432892702918/

Gourd of Thunder Release at Strangeways

Strangeways Gourd of Thunder

Your favorite pumpkin brew is back- with one twist- it’s now available on draft and in 750 ml bottles.

Gourd of Thunder is a dark and gnarly Imperial Pumpkin Porter brewed with freshly picked local pumpkins that were ripened on the vine while continuously listening to heavy metal. The malty pumpkin backbone fuses robustly with a milky sugar creaminess. Bourbon vanilla beans lay down a rock-steady foundation that drives the cinnamon, ginger and clove spices through your skull. This brew does not merely mimic the flavor of a mortal pumpkin pie. Gourd of Thunder will cataclysmically blow your mind with its face-melting, high-voltage attitude. Headbangers Unite!

9.2% ABV | 18 IBU

Celebrate Strangeways’ Second Anniversary With Two Gose Variants And Barbecue Today

Strangeways 2nd Anniv Gose variants2Don’t let the rain keep you from heading over to Strangeways to celebrate their second anniversary today Saturday July 11th starting at noon.

Wake Me Up Before You Gose returns along with two new variants: Hibiscus Red Wine Barrel Aged and Ghost Pepper Rum Barrel Aged. All three variants will be available in 500ml bottles and on draft.

Get there early to get your hands on some delicious barbecue and sides from ZZQ from noon-5:30pm. Their brisket has been a sell out hit at their popups over at Ardent Craft Ales.

More food will be on hand from Campus CookiesKing Of Pops – Richmond, and The Hot Dog Man RVA through different parts of the day and night.

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

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

RVA Memorial Day Weekend 2015: Strangeways, Triple Crossing, Center of the Universe, & Hardywood

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Richmond! Here are a few things to start your long weekend off today Saturday May 23rd.

Guarded by Monkeys Release at Strangeways — Noon

To obtain this beer, you will need to creep quietly through the lab as to avoid waking the monkeys who stand guard. Plus you can pick up a free Grunt, Growler, Blue Ball Mason Jar, or CANABLE now through Memorial Day with the purchase of a fill.

RVA BrewCraft: Coco for Coconuts Imperial Porter Release at Triple Crossing — Noon

Head over and try local homebrewer Steve Beasley’s winning entry into Triple Crossing’s RVA BrewCraft Competition. Coco for Coconuts is an imperial porter with 50 pounds of coconut, Blanchard’s Dark as Dark coffee, and vanilla beans.

Homefront IPA Day at Center of the Universe — 1PM
Homefront IPA Day at COTU 052315

Hops for Heroes and Center of the Universe Brewing are proud to introduce the 4th annual Homefront IPA celebration on May 23rd from 1pm until 9pm! Homefront IPA is a collaborative effort between 10 American craft breweries including:

-21st Amendment Brewery
-Cigar City Brewing Co.
-Fremont Brewing Co.
-Maui Brewing Co.
-Stone Brewing Co.
-Palmetto Brewing Co.
-Left Hand Brewing Co.
-Revolution Brewing Co.
-Perennial Artisan

Homefront IPA clocks in at 7% ABV and is brewed using fresh orange zest. The beer is then aged on unfinished Louisville Slugger Maple bats. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of the beer are being donated to Soldiers’ Angels (Official). Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families and the growing veteran population.

There will be live music by Vexine, food trucks, and a raffle for the beer soaked Louisville Slugger bats. Head out to the brewery to celebrate the service men and women and give back to this great cause!

Peach Tripel Release at Hardywood — 2PM

Hardywood Peach TripelHardywood is expanding their foray into fruit beers with the release of their Peach Tripel.

The celebrated tradition of monastic brewing is perhaps best known for the dubbel, and stronger, brighter tripel styles, which are characterized by abbey yeast strains that create a delightful harmony of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Hardywood Peach Tripel displays a voluminous head, a sunshine golden hue, notes of white pepper and honeysuckle, and is refermented on over 50 pounds per barrel of peaches, apricots and nectarines, lending a subtle but luscious stone fruit character, and a pleasantly dry finish.

Peach Tripel will be available for draft, 750ml bottles, and growler fills starting at 2pm. Enjoy live music from Samantha PearlGull, Josh Small & Andrew Alli, and Manatree starting at 5pm.

Get Ready For Sunny Days With Hardywood Berliner Weisse And Strangeways Zitrone Totally Tubular Radler

Hardywood Berliner Weisse & Strangewasy Zitrone Radler 041115Even though it may be thunder and rain outside, sunny days are on the way. Hardywood and Strangeways each have their own ways to help you beat the heat. Check out their releases tomorrow Saturday April 11th.

Hardywood Berliner Weisse + Sweet Cherry Berliner Weisse Release — 11AM

We’re bringing back our third anniversary Berliner Weisse for the sunny days ahead! Hardywood Berliner Weisse will enliven your palate with tart complexities found in this German-style sour beer. Bright, dry, and refreshing, our Berliner Weisse has a strikingly tart start and prickly finish. Straw-like color and natural haze due to an abundance of wheat intensifies the rustic feel of this beer. Tart citrus notes explode on your palate, while the dry finish leaves you wanting more.
4% ABV, 2 IBU

Starting at 11AM with the Richmond Craft Mafia‘s Spring Bada-Bing 2015!show! This annual indie craft show presents over 50 of the best local, regional, and national indie artists and runs until 5pm.

Hardywood Berliner Weisse pours all day on draft! We’re starting the season featuring a special Sweet Cherry Berliner Weisse variant (no grower fills on Cherry) and 3 bespoke syrups from An Bui’s team:

>> Mekong Restaurant: pineapple, mango + habanero
>> Commercial Taphouse & Grill: watermelon, lime + cilantro
>> The Answer Brewpub: pomegranate + lime zest

Live music from Nervous Ticks, Nelly Kate, Dave Watkins and Gull at Hardywood at 5pm.

Hardywood
2408-2410 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Strangeways Totally Tubular Zitrone (Lemon) Radler Rolls Out — Noon

Invented in the roaring twenties by Franz Xaver Kugler who had to think quick when 13,000 cyclist descended on his small town, Strangeways is introducing the first in a series of three thirst quenching beers to honor the 2015 UCI Road World Championship. Cruise in on your bicycle this Saturday to enjoy Radler specials and live the dream.

Zitrone (Lemon) Totally Tubular Radler
3.2% ABV~20 IBU
Migration Series

This is the first in a series of three thirst quenching concoctions brewed in honor of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships taking place in our own Richmond, Virginia. The Radler style was invented in the Roaring 20’s by Bavarian Franz Xaver Kugler. The story goes that Kugler had arranged for the construction of a twelve mile bike trail through the forest from Munich straight to his establishment, in an attempt to improve business by catering to a post WWI emerging movement of recreational cycling amongst the working class. A good problem/bad problem arose when 13,000 cyclists descended upon his beer garden on a fine Saturday in June of 1922. While Kugler counted heads, he quickly surmised that he did not have enough beer to quench the thirst of all his patrons. Being a sharp businessman, the quick-thinking entrepreneur remembered he had several thousand cases of lemon soda in his cellar, a beverage that had proven a tough sell to the beer-loving Bavarian public. To save the day, while at the same time liquidate some virtually useless inventory, Kugler mixed his lager beer with the lemon soda. To further entice the cyclists to try his new creation, he dubbed the drink the Radler, which is Bavarian dialect for the German word Radfahrer, or cyclist in English. He whimsically told his customers he had developed the mixture to keep them upright on their bikes during their journey back to the city. Needless to say, it became a lasting tradition that carries on to this day in Germany. Prost and ride on!

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Become Part Of The Sideshow At Strangeways This Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step this way and enter into the lab that is Strangeways Brewing.

Come see the crazy cast of misfits that have helped build Strangeways’ quirky brand. Marvel at Kirk Thor’s metal bending ways. Can you stand the heat of Daddy G’s Salsa? Look for Barf Comics’ characters jump to life from shirts and case packs.

All of this and more inside the tent at Strangeways Sideshow Expo Saturday February 28th from Noon to 4pm:

Do you dare enter? Are you strange enough?

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

Strangeways Brewing
2277A Dabney Rd
Richmond, VA 23230