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So I’ll be in Tampa, FL for a week but here are a few things to keep you busy while I’m gone.

Yes, you should absolutely go drink Festbier at Ardent. Maybe save me some, please?

Get “Involved” and support a great cause at the Veil.

Triple Crossing has gone binary with their beer names. Don’t worry, I’ve done the work for you.  “01100111 01110010 01101001 01100100” translates to GRID.

While you’re there, you might as well grab some Clever Girl as well.

Hardywood has a new sipper coming your way in the form of Brandy Cru this Saturday September 23rd. Sounds like it will be a nice beer to curl up with by a fire as the nights get colder. Head over to the Facebook event to learn more.

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Do The Georgie Porgie With Ardent Craft Ales & Center Of The Universe OnThe Quirk Hotel’s Rooftop To Celebrate Start Of Virginia Pride Month

Pride-Kickoff-eventGeorgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry,
When the boys came out to play,
Georgie Porgie ran away.

Or at least that’s how the nursery rhyme used to go but today Georgie Porgie has decided to stay. You can taste why as Ardent Craft Ales, Center of the Universe, Virginia Pride, and OutRVA celebrate the release of two collaborations beers, Georgie & Porgie, on the rooftop of the Quirk Hotel on Thursday September 1st from 6 – 9PM.

“Georgie” from Ardent is a mixed berry “pie” pale ale (4.7% ABV). “Porgie” from COTU is a chocolate “pudding” porter (5.7% ABV). Both beers will be released in limited edition 750ml bottles with inscriptions from each brewery that capture the sentiment:

Georgie and Porgie are two beers that represent the love we have for craft beer and for everyone who drinks it, no matter who they are and who they love.

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Ardent and COTU will have taproom releases of their respective beers on Saturday September 3rd. Visitors to the taprooms and Quirk’s rooftop will be able to enjoy the beers in special limited edition glassware created just for this collaboration.

Head over to the Facebook event for more information on the kickoff event. Richmond, let’s pack this rooftop!

Take a look at the official press release below for more information on the beers and other tasting events.

VIRGINIA PRIDE MONTH KICKS OFF WITH RELEASE PARTY AT QUIRK HOTEL AND RELEASE OF LOCAL LIMITED EDITION “GEORGIE” & “PORGIE” BEERS

VIRGINIA PRIDE, OUTRVA, ARDENT CRAFT ALES, AND CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE BREWING COLLABORATING TO HOST TASTING EVENTS IN SUPPORT OF PRIDE 2016

August 23, 2016 – RICHMOND, Virginia – Virginia Pride, OutRVA, Ardent Craft Ales, and Center of the Universe Brewing Company are excited to announce the upcoming release of their limited edition Pride 2016 beers “Georgie” and “Porgie” on Thursday, September 1 as well as a full line-up of tasting events throughout September in the Richmond area. This collaborative project was months in the making, with all four organizations and breweries coming together to make a playful, yet meaningful contribution to Pride Month. The resulting beers refer to the traditional nursery rhyme “Georgie Porgie” and not only lent ideas for the beers themselves but also was slightly adjusted from “ran away” to “decided to stay.” The statement on both bottles aptly captures the sentiment behind this project: “Georgie and Porgie are two beers that represent the love we have for craft beer and for everyone who drinks it, no matter who they are and who they love.”

Ardent’s “Georgie” beer is a Mixed Berry Pale Ale (4.7% abv) which represents the “pie” in the rhyme, and COTU’s “Porgie” beer is a Chocolate Pudding Porter (5.7% abv) which plays on the “pudding” line. Both beers will be available on draft throughout Richmond and in limited-edition 750 mL bottles. Please see the following list and descriptions of release events and supporting tastings throughout Pride 2016:

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1

PRIDE KICKOFF & RELEASE PARTY AT QUIRK HOTEL

This will be the official Pride Month kick-off party and the first opportunity to try “Georgie” and “Porgie” beers. Event begins at 6 p.m. at the Quirk Hotel rooftop with music from DJ Amy Alderman and food available from Quirk. Limited supply of Georgie Porgie glassware will be available with a donation to Virginia Pride. In addition, Quirk will donate $1 of every beer sold during the event to Virginia Pride and OutRVA. No cost for admission. After-party will be hosted at Barcode Restaurant & Bar located at 6 East Grace Street.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3

ARDENT & COTU TAPROOM RELEASE DAY

Both Ardent and COTU will simultaneously release the “Georgie” and “Porgie” beers on September 3 in their respective taprooms. Both taprooms will have the two beers on tap and bottle sales of both brews. Guests who visit Ardent and COTU on this day will be given limited edition “Georgie Porgie” glassware in support of Pride Month. Ardent’s event begins when they open at 12 p.m. and COTU will start at 1 p.m.

ADDITIONAL SEPTEMBER GEORGIE & PORGIE TASTING EVENTS

  • FR September 2 // The Caboose Tasting in Ashland. 4:30 p.m.
  • TH September 8 // Citizen Burger Bar Party. 5 p.m.
  • FRI September 9 // The Wink Sampling Event. 4 p.m.
  • TH September 15 // Station 2 Party, 5 p.m.; Pre-Pride Party at Babes, 8 p.m.
  • MO September 19 // Capital Alehouse Midlothian Party 4 p.m.
  • FR September 23 // District 5 Event, 5 p.m.
  • SA September 24 // Pridefest! 12-8 p.m.

ABOUT VIRGINIA PRIDE

Virginia Pride is a 501(c)(3) coalition-building organization that  strives to improve the lives of LGBT Virginians by creating visibility and promoting full human and civil rights through education, networking, and celebrations that advocate equality. PRIDEFEST 2016 presented by Virginia Pride will be held on September 24, 2016 from 12-8 p.m. on Browns Island in Richmond, VA. For more information, visit www.vapride.org

ABOUT OUTRVA

OutRVA is Richmond Region Tourism’s award-winning campaign that highlights the Richmond Region as a welcoming destination for LGBT travelers. At the center of the campaign are the OutRVA Insiders who share with potential visitors their favorite places in the region and represent the area’s vibrant LGBT community. Out stickers on store windows and doors throughout the region provide a visual way for travelers to connect with LGBT friendly businesses. OutRVA launched in 2014 and since then has garnered national media coverage—including The New York Times, Passport magazine, Out.com, Curve magazine. For more information, visit www.richmondisout.com.

Go Into The Wild With Ardent Craft Ales & Blue Bee Cider At Saison Market Tonight

Check out this special tapping at Saison Market tonight Monday, March 28th starting at 5pm.

Two one of a kind offerings from Ardent & Blue Bee and a few more great Ardent Beers.

Ardent is bringing over a barrel fermented Wild Ale whose barrel formerly aged Catoctin Creek Rye and then Blue Bee Cider. The gents at Ardent let wort ferment as it would in that barrel, and the result is a lightly tart, peachy, wine-like 9% Wild ale.

Blue Bee is bringing a super small batch Grimes Golden Cider fermented in apple Brandy barrels that was then blended with the indomitable Hewe’s Crab apple juice and allowed to ferment wildly. It was then allowed to age on lees for months.

We are very excited that our friends would share their more eccentric stuff with us, and you all do not want to miss it!

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

Saison Market
323 N Adams St
Richmond, VA 23220

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

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

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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

Get The Oktoberfest Burger During Old Bust Head Takeover At Burger Bach Short Pump Tonight

Old Bust Head logoHow do you up the ante of the already winning combination of burgers and beer? For Burger Bach, the answer was simple — Oktoberfest burger!

Old Bust Head, out of Warrenton, VA, is a relatively new offering in the Richmond area. So while you’re enjoying that burger make sure to try a few of the beers on tap for the evening:

Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout
Oktoberfest Marzen Style Lager
Old Jail Pumpkin Peach Brown Ale
Graffiti House West Coast IPA

The beers will be tapped starting at 5pm and there will also be glassware to steal. Head over to the Facebook event for more details and updates.

Burger Bach – Short Pump
2225 Old Brick Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23233

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