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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.

Boulevard Brewing June Launch Events In The River City

Boulevard-Brewing-logo-2012Boulevard Brewing hit the Richmond area in a few retail stores last week but the month of June is when the real fun starts.  Here is some basic event information to get you started on where to go.

Monday 3rd

Commercial Taphouse Kick Off Event — 5pm

Commercial will welcome Boulevard to Richmond by tapping three of their kegs:

Double Wide DIPA
Tank 7 Saison
80-Acre Hoppy Wheat

They will also have some special bottles.

Tuesday 4th

Whole Foods Short Pump Boulevard Night — 3 – 6pm

Whole Foods will be running a special on Boulevard beers from 3- 6pm including some half price growlers

Wednesday 5th

Mekong Release Party — 5pm

Boulevard comes to the #1 craft beer bar with three draft and two extra special bottles.  Here is what they will have:

Double Wide DIPA
Tank 7 Saison
80-Acre Hoppy Wheat

Saison Brett
6th Glass Quad

Thursday 6th

Capital Ale House Boulevard Launch Party — 5pm

All three Richmond Cap Ale  locations will host a Boulevard Brewing Steal the Glass Night. Come out and try some of the beers crafty enough to rate a 100% on Beer Advocate

The Big Payback, a James Brown tribute band will take the Downtown Music Hall stage at 7pm for some live booty shakin’ music sure to make you feel good. No cover charge!

Friday 7th:

Friday Cheers — 6pm

Boulevard beers will be available to the public at Friday Cheers starting this week.

Beer Sampling @ Once Upon a Vine North — 5 – 8pm

Saturday 8th:

Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival

It is only natural to serve beer brewed in a barbecue town.  Chances Kansas City style barbecue wins the day?

Beer Sampling @ Total Wine West Broad

Tuesday 11th:

Sedona Taphouse Tap Takeover & Steal the Pint Night — 5pm

Friday 14th:

Beer Sampling @ Total Wine Robious Rd

Tuesday 18th:

Fat Dragon Beer Dinner — 6:30pm


This just in from Fat Dragon:  

Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30, we will welcome Boulevard Brewing to Richmond. New to town, this Kansas City brewery has achieved worldwide acclaim. Since The Fat Dragon is on the Boulevard, we thought it fitting to host a dinner with their incredible beers. Look for classic styled IPA’s like their “Single & Double Wide IPA’s” and big Belgian flavor found in their “Sixth Glass”.  $50 per person.

Not a lot of details on this other than the date but I’m sure you are going to want to get in on this.  So call (804) 354-9888 and make your reservation now.

Whole Foods Presents Allagash The Cookbook Tonight

Allagash Cookbook1Tonight, Wednesday  February 6th, is the night Allagash comes to Richmond in a big way as Whole Foods Short Pump prepares dishes from Allagash: The Cookbook  to be available on their hotbar.  Copies of the book will be for sale for $35/each with author James Simpkins on hand for signatures.

Special drafts and bottles available for tasting and sales include:

FV 13
Smoke & Beards
Mattina Rossa (samples only)

The special food menu will be available throughout the week in the following locations

Chef’s Case
citrus cream crab cakes
Chicken Plantain Roulades
Grilled Swordfish w/Peach Salsa
Spicy Bacon-Chili Meatloaf
Grilled Lamb Chops w/ Mint Pesto
White Bean SaladPlatter Bar
Grilled Chicken and Cheddar Salad

Hot Bar
Stuffed Peppers

Sausage Pizza

Buffalo Chili
Pozole con Puerco
Chicken and Dumplings
Beef Barley and Bacon Stew
Sweet Potato Bisque

Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

Half Off Growler Fills At Whole Foods For Your Pre-Superbowl Stockup

Whole Foods BeerNeed beer for your Superbowl party this Sunday?  Whole Foods has a deal for you with half off growler fills all day Saturday February 2nd. 

Here is just a taste of what they will be tapping with te promise of some surprises:

Green Flash Palate Wrecker
BBC Stout
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale
Bell’s Two Hearted
North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner
Three Heads Brewing Too Kind Double IPA
Breckenridge Avalanche Amber
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Dark Horse Too Cream Stout
Thomas Creek Class 5 IPA
Avery New World Porter
Allagash White
Avery Joe’s Pilsner

Richmond, Let The Yearly Hopslam Hunt Begin

Bells Hopslam Label2Hopheads rejoice, Tuesday January 29th is your day.  Bell’s Hopslam goes on sale in the morning at a few place around town.  Here are the places you will be able to find it:


Whole Foods Short Pump — 25 cases available; ETA Tues morning 2pm 10am? Hearing truck was delayed. SOLD OUT 11:30am

Libbie Market (Libbie Ave)  — ETA midday Tues; check Libbie Market Beerpage for updates SOLD OUT 12:15pm

Total Wine (West Broad) — Watch @RVABeerMan for updates

Total Wine (Robious Rd) — Watch @RVABeerMan for updates

Once Upon A Vine North — ETA unknown In Stock as of 4:40pm

Ellwoods — ETA Wedsneday 1/30

Fine Foods in Oregon Hill — as of 3:15pm

On Tap

821 Cafe — On deck Friday Feb 1st 5pm

The Camel — Feb 3rd  6pm — As part of their Super Bowl of Beers.

Cary Street Cafe — On deck tap NOW 2:20pm

Others soon…

I will update with more places as well as keg tappings as I hear more.

Mark Your Calendar For Allagash The Cookbook Signing At Whole Foods Februrary

Allagash Cookbook1Talk about jaw dropping moments.  I had no idea Allagash had even made a cookbook.  I mean you know how much I love, love, love to cook with beer.  Imagine my surprise to see the picture above with this text from  Whole Foods:

February 6th at Whole Foods. Author James Simpkins will be on hand to sign the book. RARE Allagash drafts on tap and dishes from the book prepared by WF. Details as always to come!

I think my heart stopped for just a split second.   I know you want to rush off and buy the book now just as I do, but as with most book signings I’m guessing buying the book from the venue, Whole Foods in this case, will be required.  I hope you have saved the date on your calendar just as I have.

Half Price Growler Sunday At Whole Foods Short Pump

It’s half price growler fills today at Whole Foods Short Pump. Here are the beers they are starting you off with this beautiful Sunday morning:

Flying Dog International Arms Race
Stone Double Bastard
Allagash Bourbon Black
Firestone Union Jack
Avery Ale to the Chief
Bells Expedition Stout
Stone Lucky Bastard
Goose Island Sophie

…and probably a lot more as the day goes on. Enjoy.

Beer & Tacos Social with Smuttynose Brewing

Whole Foods Short Pump is hosting a Smuttynose Brewing Beer & Taco Social Tuesday July 10th at 6pm.  They will have a pin of Homunculus Belgian IPA dry-hopped with Amarillo Hops as well introducing the new Rye IPA on draft.  You will have the chance to chat up a rep from Smuttynose Brewing as he talks about the beers. The cost for the social is only $10/person. Munchies include tacos, guacamole, and a nacho bar.

 Space is limited to 25 people so register now here.

Save on Growler Fills at Whole Foods This Weekend

Go to Whole Foods Short Pump and save $3 off all 64 oz growler fills now through Sunday.  Take a look at the selection of kegs they have in stock:

Fullers Porter
Avery Nineteen
Bells Amber
Avery White Rascal
St. Bernardus Wit
New Holland Oaked Mad Hatter
Sneaky Pete IPA
2009 Redhook Eisbock
Stone Russian Imperial Stout
Flying Dog Barrel Aged Gonzo
Brasserie de Rocs Blonde
Tart Lychee
Heavy Seas Great Pumpkin
Epic Hop Syndrome Lager
Epic Brainless Corruption
Sierra Bigfoot
21st Amendment Bitter American
Brooklyn Gold Standard
Sierra Hoptimum
Unibroue Blonde De Chambly

Looks like the growler king has done it again!  Go forth, save, and share some with dad while you’re at it.