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Four Cans & A Crowler From Triple Crossing Today

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How is your Virginia Craft Beer Month going so far? If you’re behind, Triple Crossing has plenty of chances for you to catch up this Friday August 11th. You will just have to go to both locations if you’re trying to get everything. Starting at noon, their Fulton location will see the release of four new beers. At the same time downtown, they will be releasing their first gose, Salinity, in crowlers along with some draft only variants.

Here is the rundown on each of the beers being offered:

Head over to the Facebook events for both release locations, here and here, for more information and updates.

Celebrate Four Years Of Curiosities With Strangeways

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For four years, those mad scientists at Strangeways Brewing have been stoking your curiosity with their wildly imaginative concoctions. Celebrate with them this weekend with their Wake Me Up Before You Gose and its variants (Hibiscus, Red Wine Barrel Aged & Ghost Pepper, Rum Barrel Aged).

Year Four of the Curious Pour!
Come celebrate our Four Year Anniversary Celebration July 29th, as we toast to four years of being Richmond’s purveyor of curiously delicious drafts. There will be CAKE and of course a plethora of BEER.

BEER RELEASE – BOTTLE + DRAFT
Wake Me Up Before You Gose and two variants! 
Plus 36+ Brews to Choose from.

Northern Neck Oysters
Cheezilla’s Grilled Cheese
Trunkles Cheese Pop Up

Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck – Try a Double Decadence Beer Float
Ravenchase Adventures
Face painting
Caricatures
Merchandise Summer Sales
Corn Hole
Over-sized outside games

It’s fun for all, FREE to attend, kid friendly and well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome on our patio.

Strangeways Brewing

Hardywood, Ardent, & Center of the Universe Invite You To Live Free, Live Proud With “Tropic Like It’s Hot”

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Following on the heels of 2016’s Virginia Pride collaboration beers, Georgie and Porgie, Ardent Craft Ales and Center of the Universe have been joined by Hardywood to create this year’s beer. “Tropic Like It’s Hot” is a German-style wheat beer brewed with passion fruit, pineapple, and lime.

In conjunction with Virginia Pride, Hardywood, Ardent Craft Ales, and Center of the Universe will feature “Tropic Like It’s Hot” at events hosted at each brewery leading up to September’s Pride Festival and invite you to “Live Free. Live Proud.”

Tropic Like It's Hot Events

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Learn more about Hardywood, COTU, and Ardent’s respective events: here, here, and here.

Fine Creek Grand Opening And Castleburg Anniversary Also On Tap This Memorial Day Weekend

The sun being out this beautiful morning must be a sign of great things to come today Saturday May 27th. What is better than celebrating the anniversary or grand opening of a local brewery? How about celebrating a grand opening AND an anniversary?! That’s right, Richmond. Today is a twofer!!

First up, over in Powhatan, Fine Creek Brewing will open their doors to the public for the first time this weekend, May 27 -29, from noon to 7pm each day.

The pictures that I’ve seen of the taproom are simply stunning! Plus look at that tap list for the weekend!

Our subway tile backsplash acts as our rotating tap list, with illustrated icons and handlettered titles acting as a grid. . TAP LIST FOR OPENING WEEKEND Helles Lager Lemon Zest Cream Ale House Mixed Culture Grisette New Zealand Saison, Hopped with Wakatu and Moteuka Azacca, Citra, and Cascade Pale Ale Citra and Wakatu IPA Tractor Juice Belgian Double IPA Thai Tea Milk Stout . . . . . . #hophead #f52grams #beerstagram #instadaily #beerporn #brewoftheday #fromthebarrel #brewcrew #pursuitofportraits #beerpackaging #richmondbeer #instadrink #craftbeer #beerlover #drinks #illustration #beeradvocate #beersnob #barrelaged #bar #sourbeer #imbibe #imbibegram #winebarrel #logodesign #cheers #postthepeople Photo Credit: @tothefourthdesign

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I know a certain someone that will love the fact there is lemon zest in this cream ale. Also,thank you to the hand zesters!

Keep up to date with Fine Creek Brewing on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

Fine Creek Brewing
2425 Robert E Lee Rd
Powhatan, VA 23139

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Next up, Castleburg Brewery celebrates their one year anniversary today May 27th from 1 to 10:30pm with the release of their Queen’s Garde:

Robust and malty, this rich Biere de Garde, “a beer which has been kept and lagered”, is a traditional artisanal ale brewed in early spring and kept in cool cellars. The Queen’s Garde personifies this tradition with its toasty character and sweet caramel notes.

In addition to nine other beers on tap, Castleburg will have music from The Killer B’s RVA (7-10pm) and food by RVA New York Style (2-8pm).

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

Castleburg Brewery and Taproom
1626 Ownby Ln
Richmond, VA 23220

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend The Richmond Beer Way

Richmond, another Memorial Day weekend is upon us! Whether you’re just looking for a beer to take a cookout or if you’d rather leave the cooking to the professionals, I have your look at the days ahead.

Steal the Vessel at Strangeways — ALL WEEKEND

This actually started yesterday but I missed it earlier:

It’s the Thursday before a long holiday weekend. If you’re headed out of town or headed to a backyard barbeque, you need to stock up on the juice that keeps the party going. Lucky for you Steal the Vessel day has arrived. Purchase To-Go beer for a Growler, Grunt, Blue Ball mason jar, or CAN-ABLE Crowler, and receive the vessel for free every Thursday. Already have plenty? Bring back in your Strangeways glass for discounts on refills. For all you holiday travelers coming through RVA, stop by… we’ve extended Steal the Vessel for the entire holiday weekend. Take a little strange on vacation or home with you.

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Friday May 26th

Double Dry Hopped Clever Girl IPA Release at Triple Crossing Fulton — Noon

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She’s more lethal than ever. Double citra and double mosaic for an even heavier hop punch. Available for the first time ever in cans, this Friday in Fulton, 5/26. 4x 4packs per person limit.

Tomorrow's can release at Fulton starts at 12p. 4x4pk limit. Be careful, she's lethal.

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Saturday May 27th

Summer Moon Music Festival at Center of the Universe — Noon

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COTU has prepped the soundtrack for your weekend with their 5th annual Summer Moon Music Festival featuring two days of 13 local bands battling to support the charity of their choice. New to the festival this year is the addition of an acoustic stage to up the live music factor.

In addition to the regular lineup of beers, COTU will be pouring their Summer Moon Raspberry Lemonade Wheat Ale, a summer ale brewed with 600 pounds of fresh raspberries and the zest of 700 lemons.

Here are the bands playing for day one:

Main Stage

Acoustic Stage

ZZQ at Ardent Craft Ales — Noon

An extra long weekend deserves monstrous beef ribs from ZZQ.

Cuvée Peach Release at Hardywood — 1PM

I have been waiting very patiently for this beer to come out. Cuvee Peach is the newest addition to Hardywood’s barrel series line. Rather than beer from barrels aged the same amount of time, Hardywood has taken a blended barrel approach where their Peach Tripel was aged in chardonnay barrels anywhere from 10 weeks up to two years. Ethen Adams, Hardywood’s Wood Cellar Manager, explains more on that here.

Sunday May 28th

Summer Moon Music Festival at Center of the Universe — Noon

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The music continues for day two of COTU’s Summer Moon Festival.

Main Stage

Acoustic Stage

Lucy’s Burger Pop-up at Ardent Craft Ales — 1PM

Have a Sunday Funday and let Lucy’s and Ardent take care of the burgers and beer!

Grapefruit, Orange, & Cherry Make Three Totally Tubular Radlers At Strangeways Today 

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The unofficial bikers’ beer of summer returns threefold today May 11th at Strangeways.

Totally Tubular Radlers:
Apfelsine (Orange) 
Pampelmuse (Grapefruit)
Kirsche (Cherry)
3.2% ABV~20 IBU

Three thirst-quenching radlers rolling out together in one release! Originally brewed in honor of the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond in 2015, this style has been dubbed a hammock beer, a lawnmower beer, and a porch-swinging beer thanks to it’s easy-drinking characteristics and low ABV. This is one brew you can enjoy all.day.long.

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!

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

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