Events happening in Virginia
- 8 Mar 2014 13:00 – 19:00
Fans of Virginia Craft Breweries 1st Anniversary at Midnight Brewing #Rockville
Fans of Virginia Craft Breweries will be celebrating their 1st year on Facebook! Come on out to Midnight Brewery in RVA to join in the celebration! If you can’t make it to Midnight please take the day to visit your favorite local Breweries! Post a pic or two Updated info on the Pins:
One pin will be Not My Job southern english brown ale with nugget hops from Piedmont Hops, LLC (go like the page) and fresh ginger!
Ok pin #2- Purdy Mechanic IPA with Amarillo hops and pineapple. Plus we now have Cairns Wee Heavy on tap as well. Keeps getting better!
Food Truck: Station2
- 8 Mar 2014 13:00 – 16:00
Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine #Arlington
Beer News & Tastings
We’ve got a lot to get to this week, so I’m not gonna waste any of your time. What’s got me in such a rush, you ask? Well, all the hoppy beers are coming in right now, it seems:
Yeah, I made this. I’m not a healthy person.
As always, arrivals are subject to delivery weirdness, selling out, or act of Doge. Prices are listed where I have the information to list them. Please be mindful quantities and limits where noted.
Now on with it!
Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting
March 8, 2014
Stone Go-To IPA; Escondido, CA–4.5% ABV, 65 IBU: We’ve been waiting for this one; Stone’s take on the ‘Session IPA’ has arrived as a new year-round 6-pack offering. With plenty of Citra, Mosaic, and Cascade hops, Go-To holds to the traditional ceiling for Session Ale strength, but packs a hop bite unseen in many beers of its ilk. Is it going to be the hop bomb that Enjoy By or Ruination are? Of course not. But if you feel like getting your hop fix without having to be helped home, this is the beer you’ve been waiting for. In stock; $11.99/6-pack bottles
Port City Tartan; Alexandria, VA–5.5% ABV, 24 IBU: Port City’s spring seasonal 80 Schilling-style Ale is back in stock to sate your Scotch Ale cravings. Smooth, clean, balanced, and easy to love, Tartan shows all of the classic sweet malty tones expected from an 80 Schilling, with just enough backbone to keep it from crossing the line into richness. In stock; $12.99/6-pack bottles
Uinta Detour Imperial IPA; Salt Lake City, UT–9.5% ABV, 95 IBU: Detour has been available for a while as a cork-and-cage 750mL bottle in Uinta’s Crooked Line series; now it’s migrated to Uinta’s regular year-round line as a 4-pack! Detour is a boldly-flavored Imperial IPA with just enough malt to keep it from being overwhelming, while not losing any of its bite. Arriving Friday, 3.7.14.; $10.99/4-pack bottles
Lost Rhino 2200 lbs. Of Sin; Ashburn, VA–9.2% ABV, 96 IBU: Lost Rhino comes through again with a lush, full-bodied Barleywine. 2200 lbs seduces with character reminiscent of an American Pale Ale taken to its logical extension. Chinook, Cascade, and U.S. Goldings hops give 2200 lbs a sharp backbone and earthy flavors to complement the malt sweetness. In stock; $12.99/22oz bomber
Thanks as always for reading, and for your support of the Arrowine beer department. I’ll see you this weekend.
–Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger
- 8 Mar 2014 15:00 – 19:00
Saturday March 8th: For the Love of the Brew – Roanoke’s Rare Beer Festival at the historic Roanoke City Market Building.
Award winning breweries showcasing short run and seasonal beers not regularly available in Roanoke.
Featuring Starr Hill, Devil’s Backbone, Heavy Seas, Legend and more to be announced!
Plus amazing food from the City Market Buildings’ 9 different restaurants, live music and more.
1. General Admission includes 15 tastings for $25.00
2. VIP includes 2pm early entry and light appetizers for $35.00
Tickets on sale Friday Jan 31st at 10am!
- 8 Mar 2014 16:00 – 16:00
Beer School at Brew Gastropub #Chesterfield
Tomorrow (Saturday 3/8) at 4 pm, Brew will be hosting our weekly beer school. This weeks topic is malt. Malt is a large an often overlooked player in the flavor of beer. We’ll delve into the effects it can have on beer. Free samples as always and we hope to see y’all out here!
- 8 Mar 2014 19:00 – 19:00
Aragon 1904 Release Party at Blue Bee Cider #Richmond
Please join us on March 8, from noon to 7 p.m. for the release of Aragon 1904! The weather in 2013 made for interesting variations in this year’s batch not least of which is the color – a bright lemon yellow. But we can’t reveal all those secrets just yet…As a warm up to St. Patty’s Day, Poisoned Dwarf’s trio will get the fiddly-dee music flowing while Camden’s Dogtown Market will be cooking up a delicious lamb (!) roast. We can’t wait to see what other Irish food traditions chef Andy Howell revives!Music starts at 2 p.m. and lamb roast goodies will be available as long as they last. Admission and merriment are free.