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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 24th

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  • 24 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Devils Backbone Auster Brau Release at Reppahannock #Richmond
    Thursday, April 24th at 4PM we will be releasing Auster Brau. A collaborative beer brewed with Devils Backbone Brewing Co and designed to pair perfectly with oysters. Auster Brau is brewed with a touch of smoked wheat malt, Sorachi ace hops and fermented with a Kolsch yeast to yield an easy drinking beer with a touch of smoke and a clean lemon-pepper finish.Along with Auster Brau we will have 5 other Devils Backbone beers, including:
    Striped Bass Pale Ale
    Gold Leaf Lager
    Schwartz Bier
    Dark Abbey

    DBB will also be presenting a check to Chesapeake Bay Foundation for the proceeds from Striped Bass Pale Ale, and to cap it all off $1 Oysters will be available during our regular happy hour between 4 and 6pm.

  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 21:00
    Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Crossroads #Richmond
    Join Heavy Seas Beer at Crossroads RVA for a tap takeover and Steal the Pint night! We’ll have some of those great-looking treasure map pint glasses, plus six taps of extrAAARGHdinary Baltimore beers!Celebrate the passing of the seasons on Thursday, April 24! Say goodbye to winter (Black Cannon), hello to spring (Riptide), and enjoy our best warm- and cold-weather year-round brews (Peg Leg and Small Craft Warning), our hoppiest offering of the year (Big DIPA), and everyone’s favorite every-day IPA, Loose Cannon.

    Come get your pirate on in Forest Hills at RVA’s most extrAAARGHdinary neighborhood coffee shop and tap room!
    Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Crossroads #Richmond

  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    BEER WEEK – Steal the Glass Night featuring New Belgium at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg
    New Belgium is breaking open their Secret Stash to celebrate Rocktown Beer & Music Festival and Capital Ale House’s BEER WEEK! We’ll be pouring brand new Snapshot, Cascara Quad and surprise or two! Plus the always amazing New Belgium globe glasses, so come out early!
  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Heavy Seas Glass Giveaway at Pizzeria Paradiso #Alexandria Old Town
  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Shuck and Chug at Whole Foods #Short Pump
    Shuck and Chug this Thursday night with PORT CITY BREWING>>>>

    We will be tapping Colossal 1&3 and Tartan

  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Hop & Wine #Fredericksburg


    Beer Trivia:
    Who was the first American to brew lager?
    A.John Wagner
    B.George Washington
    C.August Busch
    D.John Miller

    “Thirsty Thursday”

    Schneider Aventinus- ruby colored wheat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums meet liquorice and roasty aromesbalanced(christmas cookies) or blue cheese.
    ABV96 Pts.
    RB Score- 100 Pts.

    Firestone Walker Double Jack IPA?- Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation.
    ABV- 9.5% BA Score- 97 Pts.
    RB Score- 100 Pts.

    HeBrew Brown appearance with a lasting tan head and lacing. Belgian aroma, banana, clove, adding rye spices, bitter hops, citrus fruit, caramel malts, cinnamon and toasted grains. Similar flavor, bittersweet, spiced and light Belgian notes. Medium to full body, creamy and pretty smooth
    RB88 Pts.

    Stone Imperial Russian Stout- s because “ice cold” is certainly not the appropriate way to serve the beer. Nearly without exception, the darker, richer and more alcoholic a brew is, the warmer the serving temperature should be. The Stone Imperial Stout label describes the brew as being “intensely aromatic (notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol) and heavy on the palate…expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! Serve at 55 degrees.”
    ABV11% 97 Pts.
    RB Score- 100 Pts.

    Beer Trivia Answer:

    (A) John Wagner – in 1840, in a small Philadelphia brewery in the rear of his house on St. John Street.

  • 24 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Red, White & Bleu Wine & Gourmet #Falls Church

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    Put on your thick rimmed glasses, hop on your fixie and come down to Red White and Bleu to hang out with the other hipsters who only drink beer from Brooklyn. We’ll discuss artisan toast, listen to this cool new band (have you heard of The Pug Mixologists? No? Yeah, most people haven’t.) and drink some Sixpoint Beer.
    The Crisp
    Bengali Tiger
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  • 24 Apr 2014 17:30 – 21:00
    Hardywood Food Truck Court #Richmond
    FOOD TRUCK COURT (1)We’re kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more.

    Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited.

    Visit Hardywood Park’s Web Site for list of food vendors.

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 23rd

So as you begin to plan your weekend here are the up coming festivals.
If you in the Harrisonburg area don’t forget the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival
Those of you in Arlington can enjoy the Springfest at Capital City Brewing
If you are near Culpeper check out the Gnarly Hops & Barley Festival
Finally, in Williamsburg the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is happening on Sunday.
There you go a weekend of fun.

Events happening in Virginia

  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 22:00
    Fried Chicken and Cider Dinner at Pasture #Charlottesville
    Cider is made in the fall or winter after apple harvest, but we think it really reaches it’s peak after a few months of fermentation and aging. Spring also means fresh chickens from our neighboring farms and the perfect weather for dining and drinking outdoors. So, Potter’s Craft Cider is teaming up with our friends at Free Union Grass Farm and Pasture Charlottesville to welcome the warm weather and bid farewell to the snow and cold.$21 gets you 2 pieces of local, free range, fried chicken, 2 sides and a glass of Potter’s Farmhouse Dry cider, with gluten free options available. There’s a limited amount of chicken until the weather warms up a little more, so this event is first come, first serve!
  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    BEER WEEK – Steal the Glass Night featuring Three Brothers at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg
    We’re celebrating Craft Beer running up to the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival all week long with a SIX day blowout! Each day we’ll be featuring a select brewery from Beer Fest to highlight some of the great beer they offer!Wednesday features Harrisonburg’s own Three Brothers brewing, with plenty of Steal the Glass and tons of great draft beer!l
    - Hoptimization
    - Admiral
    - Tri Brathair
    - Resolute
    - Elementary Porter
  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Evil Twin’s version of Table Beer – Beer Education Wednesdays at The Birch #Norfolk
    photo_745984117ba5The Third Installment.About a month ago we sampled Westbrook’s version of Table Beer, a Czech Style Pilsner, this week we have on draft Evil Twin. Here’s a little more about the project created by Justin Phillips, owner of Beer Table in New York.

    What is Table Beer?

    Table Beer is a brewing project inspired by our experiences with operating our little restaurant, Beer Table. The beers produced under the name “Beer Table Table Beer” are commissioned – they are in no way collaborations. Until now, we’ve focused on rare and unusual experiences in beer, but as with any thing we do in life, there comes a time where we want to seek balance and appreciate the beauty of consistency. Out of this maturation came the idea that Beer Table should have a “table beer”. I’m not a brewer, though I’ve made beer and have visited countless breweries. I realize that my main interest is in curating a selection of beers that are personally significant to me, and sharing it with whoever walks through our front door. Those who know me and know Beer Table know that in many ways it has been more my home for the last few years than our actual home, so in a way, I feel like my life and interests have been very public for a while now. As we’ve had beer consistently as a part of our daily life for a long time now, I have definitely made the transition that I’ve heard others speak of where I’ve begun to value consistency and balance almost as much, and sometimes more than, adventure.

    What Jeppe has to say about his Evil Twin Version:

    One of the beauties of beer and brewing is that the best beer in the world and the worst beer in the world are made from (pretty much) the same ingredients. It’s all about having passion and focus on details — this easy drinkable all brett fermented beer is brewed with my favorite hop variety, Simcoe. So simple, yet so complex. Enjoy!

    Enjoy this interpretation of Table Beer on Draft tomorrow!


    The Birch will be CLOSED for vacation, Tuesday April 29th – Saturday May 3rd. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday May 6!

    We will do a GROWLER SPECIAL on Saturday April 26th so you can stock up for the week! (The date in the last e-mail was incorrect)

  • 23 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    South Street Brewery

    Tasting Wednesday 4/23

    South Street Brewery

    The South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, Virginia was founded in 1998, and is housed in the renovated H. H. Hankins Hay and Grain warehouse built in the late 1800′s. Old brick walls, hardwood floors and thick timber pillars provide a striking setting for our custom built brewhouse and a spacious, welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy fresh, handcrafted ales and lagers. South Street’s commitment to on-premises brewing ensures that only the highest quality ingredients are used and that the beer is always fresh. This commitment has earned South Street regional and international praise but more importantly, results in a wide selection of styles and new, creative recipes that will continually have customers discovering new favorites.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    J P Ale: Our award winning American-style pale ale. Tons of Cascade hops give this session ale moderate bitterness with great aroma and fresh hop flavor.

    Satan’s Pony Amber Ale: The most distinguishing characteristic of this amber ale is the perfect balance of hop, malt, and roasted flavors. Deceptively smooth, Satan’s Pony is our most popular selection.

    India Ink: Assertive bitterness is shared with its paler cousin JP, and generous quantities of Simco, Amarillo, Columbus and Cascade conspire with a subtle roasted flavor give this beer unique and delicious flavor.

    Espresso Porter: A dark beer with a light body, served on nitrogen to give it a rich, creamy head. Shenandoah Joes’ espresso imparts perfectly balanced coffee flavor to this decadent brew.