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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 19th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 19 Apr 2014 12:00 – 18:00
    Scorpion-Black IPA Release Party at Adroit Theory Brewing #Purcelville
    Join us at the Tasting Room this weekend to sample our latest beer; Scorpion, a hoppy black IPA double dry-hopped with Summit. We are open 12-6pm both Saturday and Sunday.
  • 19 Apr 2014 13:00 – 19:00
    4 Pillars IPA Release and Earth Day Celebration at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery #Goochland
    We are finally releasing our IPA and what better day to do it than the greenest day of the year, Earth Day.4 Pillars DIPA is a delicious, hop-induced libation made specifically for your inner hop head. If you are not a hoppy beer fan, we are sorry. If you love massive, unsubtle hop flavor and aroma, you are welcome.Here’s the details:
    4 Pillars Double IPA
    7.5% ABV
    75 IBU
    Double Dry Hopped
    English Malts
    Hops: Columbus, Apollo, Pacific Jade, Galena
    Our House American Yeast Strain
    Our Well Water
    Delicious notes of pine and citrus, complete with a strong malt backbone.
    Name Origin:
    “Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.” – Thomas Jefferson

    To celebrate the release and Earth Day, we are having another Farm Extravaganza laden with vendors and multiple activities for families. We are truly excited to open up the farm for everyone to visit.

    We will offer live music as well as an outdoor farmers market – complete with artisan crafts, farm animals, live demonstrations and children’s activities. The farmers market will feature seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and locally made fine artisan crafts

    Live music provided by: Andy Vaughan and The Driveline. The time they come on will be released later.

    Vendors, children activities and gourmet food to be announced later.

    When visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery please drive safely and slowly in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.

    Here’s the layout of the festivities

  • 19 Apr 2014 13:00 – 16:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine #Arlington

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    Hi Everybody!

    Not gonna waste any time today; let’s get into this week’s tasting lineup and new arrivals! Remember, deliveries are subject to selling out or other retail hiccups. Also, prices and limits are noted where applicable.

    Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting

    April 19, 2014

    1-4 PM

    Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager, Lexington, VA; 4.5% ABV, 17 IBU: The award-winning Pilsner from Devils Backbone is finally available at retail! Gold Leaf is light in body, with an emphasis on a crisp, dry finish. This first run won’t last long, but don’t fret–Gold Leaf is going to be DB’s first year-round canned beer! Scheduled to arrive Thursday, 4.17.14.; $10.99/6-pack cans

    Devils Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale, Lexington, VA; 5.2% ABV, 26 IBU: The seasonal favorite is back. If you’re looking for a clean, easy-going, refreshing Pale Ale you have to try Devils Backbone’s Striped Bass. Snag this great Virginia Pale Ale while you can! Scheduled to arrive Thursday, 4.17.14.; $10.99/6-pack cans

    Mikkeller Better Half IPA, brewed/canned at Sly Fox, Pottstown, PA; 6.9% ABV: The second of Mikkeller’s canned beers made at Sly Fox has arrived! Better Half is a unique take on IPA, focusing as much on the sweetness of its generous malt addition as the bitterness of its hops. Another winner from Mikkel! In stock; $9.99/4-pack cans

    Troegs LaGrave, Hershey, PA; 8% ABV: This new limited-run Belgian-style Tripel from Troegs is a wonderful take on the style. The joy of LaGrave is that for all of its complex flavors and 8% ABV, it’s well-balanced and doesn’t tax the palate. Also, LaGrave is worth trying now since it’ll be the base for some specialty projects down the road. In stock; $3.99/375mL bottles


    Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-Aged Project Blond No.8 (2013)–Port Charlotte barrels, Tildonk, Belgium; 12% ABV: Scotch lovers, heads up–you are going to want to try this. As part of its Barrel-Aged Project, the gang at Hof Ten Dormaal managed to get a hold of some barrels previously used by Bruichladdich to make their renowned Port Charlotte. Port Charlotte is very heavily peated, and that punchy Islay character comes through in spades when Dormaal’s outstanding Blond is aged in those barrels. Sweet and smoky, with classic hay/salt notes intertwined with the floral/spicy Belgian Blond. This isn’t for everyone, but it’s an experience, and those who like it will love it. In stock; $21.99/750mL bottle

    Thanks as always and I’ll see you this weekend at Arrowine!

    –Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger

  • 19 Apr 2014 14:00 – 21:00
    Hardywood Park Bourbon Cru Release #Richmond
    Hardywood Bourbon Cru is brewed in the fashion of the abbey quadrupel, the grand cru of many of Belgium’s revered monastic breweries. Bourbon Cru displays a sunset orange hue with a substantial head and brilliant clarity after months of barrel ageing. The maturity and melding of flavors brought on by the freshly drained, half-decade old Virginia bourbon barrels from Fredericksburg’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery lends an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Cru.Almond toffee and oaky vanilla aromatics give way to dark cherries, raisins and mature whiskey. A bit of plum flavor is greeted by caramel overtones and an assertive yet incredibly rounded body and a lingering, bourbon-laced finish.Bourbon Cru release starts at 2pm in the tasting room with drafts and 750mL bottles, time pin tappings, local mobile food vendors and sets by Horsehead and The Pale And The Leader.

    2pm – The tasting room opens with Bourbon Cru on draft and in 750mL bottles, Ginger Mint Julep Randall, and 5 food trucks including:

    Boka Tako Truck , Pizza Tonight, Phoenix Garden Vegetarian Restaurant, andKing Of Pops – Richmond

    On Cask at the Warehouse Bar:
    2pm – Chocolate Stout
    4pm – Manhattan (2014 Bourbon Cru aged on dried dark sweet cherries, cherry wood chips, blood orange zest, and Cardamaro soaked blood orange)
    6pm – Gingerbread Stout
    On Cask at the Garage Bar:
    2pm – Manhattan
    4pm – Dry Irish Stout
    6pm – Capital Trail Pale Ale

    On Stage:
    5pm – The Pale and the Leader

    7pm – Horsehead
    Rock & roll, sinewy Crazy Horse grind and pop-jangle.

  • 19 Apr 2014 14:00 – 20:00
    Legend Brewing Co.’s 20th Anniversary Party #Richmond
    Come out on April 19th to enjoy our interpretations and iterations of great craft beer, and be a part of our memorable 20th Anniversary Celebration!We are opening our doors and extending the party to the parking lot and deck. We will have live music, pour limited-release brews from our vintage milk truck, and are offering for the first time an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet!The Music:
    The Remnants
    Wade Reynolds,
    Slack Family,
    & the Black Girls

    On Tap:
    Imperial Brown Ale, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown Ale, a Cask Garden featuring pins made by ocal Richmond celebrities, two new brews pouring from our Cask Engines, AND MORE!

    Tickets are on sale NOW!