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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 12th

Events happening in Virginia. There are four festivals today.
OnTap! RVA ROCK$ and Fetch A Cure April 12th Noon – 5PM
SpringFest at Lost Rhino Brewing
Smithfield Wine & Brew Weekend April 11 – 13 SOLD OUT
New River Brewfest April 12, 2014 Noon – 6PM

  • 8 Apr 2014 00:00 – 00:00
    43 Hours of Bitter at The Birch Bar #Norfolk


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    Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter.

    Opening Day!
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    Steal the Glass Night ft. Classic IPAs
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    The Perfect IPA Board ft. Charcuterie, Cheese, and Accompaniments
    Friday Beer and Cheese Pairing
    The IBU Flight

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

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    Hi Everybody,

    First thing’s first: Ommegang Fire & Blood Ale. At this point, your guess is as good as mine. I haven’t been notified one way or the other (or at all, for that matter) but Ommegang’s distributor as to whether there’s any in, or if we’ll be receiving any. I wish I had more information, but them’s the breaks. If anything changes, look for updates on Arrowine’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    Now then…

    This is an exciting week packed with new beers everywhere here in the Arrowine beer department! I’ve been working with various importers and distributors to bring in new brews at the best prices possible, and this is one of those weeks where that work has paid off! We’ll only have a few of these new beers open on Saturday, but they’re well worth checking out, and keep an eye out if you happen to stop by Friday night–you never know what I might open just for kicks.

    All that new beer means our already limited space is at a premium. You know what that means…Arrowine Beer Department Spring Cleaning Sale! Look around for red-tagged 6-packs, 4-packs, and individual bottles deeply discounted to make room for all the goodies we’re planning on working with over the next few months. Please note: red-tag items do not discount further in cases, though they can be used to build to a case.

    As always, prices and limits are noted where possible/applicable. Deliveries are subject to selling out or distributor mishap.

    Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting

    April 12th, 2014

    1-4 PM

    Mikkeller Keeper American Pils; brewed/canned at Sly Fox, Pottstown, PA–5.0% ABV: Not so much a collaboration as a partnership, Mikkeller is unleashing a new series of canned beers to be brewed and packaged at Pennsylvania’s Sly Fox Brewing Company, and the first of these is here! Keeper Pils features the light, easy-going malt feel you’d expect from a 5% Pils with a fruity hop note that provides the right amount of bitterness on the finish. In stock; $9.99/4-pack cans

    Hardywood Hoplar IPA; Richmond, VA–8.5% ABV, 100 IBU: The new limited-release from Hardywood throws a unique spin on the traditional IPA. Where the original versions of IPAs would have been aged on oak, Hoplar uses relcaimed wood from a fallen poplar tree to take the edge off of the intense Cascade, Columbus, and Summit hops used in the brew and in the dry-hopping that goes into Hoplar. The hop bitterness is balanced the beer’s malts and the wood-aging, which also provides a subtle tannic structure as well. In stock; $10.99/750mL bottle

    Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA; Ponderay, ID–6.7% ABV, 62.8 IBU: I recently sampled through Laughing Dog’s lineup after not having had any of their beers for some time, and came away especially impressed with this Rye IPA. With 23% rye malt, Cascade, Cluster, and Simcoe hops, Rocket Dog has punchy hop citurs flavors and an irresistible blend of bitterness and rye astringency on its finish. Arriving Friday, 4.11.14.; $6.99/22oz bottle

    Birrifico del Ducato/3 Fonteinen Beersel Mattina; Roncole Verdi di Busseto, Parma, Italy–6.2% ABV: This unique brew is a blend of Ducato’s Belgian Saison-inspired Nuova Mattina with 18-month old Lambic from the vaunted 3 Fonteinen Gueuzerie in Belgium. Following blending, Beersel Mattina is aged for at least 18 months in bottle before release. The sharpness and dry nature of the Lambic integrates with the wildflower and spices used in Nuova Mattina to create a whole new experience for Sour Ale fans. Don’t miss out on this! RARE: 12 bottles arriving Friday, 4.11.14.; $29.99/750mL bottle

    Thanks as always for your support, and we’ll see you this weekend at Arrowine!

    –Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger

  • 12 Apr 2014 13:00 – 17:00
    Young Veterans Brewing Tasting at Grape Gourmet #VirginiaBeach
    Cheap & Cheery THIS Saturday, April 12th from 1 to 5PM!In addition to our FREE wine, sweet wine,craft beer and cider tasting…

    the up-and-coming rockstars of Young Veteran’s Brewing Company will be sampling out a couple of their beers and giving you info about their brewery that is right here in Virginia Beach!

  • 12 Apr 2014 14:00 – 16:00
    Tom Tom: The Business of Beer at The Haven #Charlottesville
    Full schedule at WWW.TOMTOMFEST.COMover 170 hours of events April 9 – 13

    Love good beer? This panel of alchemists and business people will share tales of how Shenandoah’s outstanding beer scene came to be, and where its booming ecosystem fits within a national narrative of local agriculture, passionate people, and business ethics.

    Both Virginia beer pioneers and their national counterparts – alongside the fruits of their labor – will be on hand to explain the elements and value of their craft.

    Josh Hunt – Beer Run

    Neil Reeve – New Belgium Brewing Company

    Mary Wolf – Wild Wolf Brewing Company

    Tommy Frank – Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc.

    Seth Berkowitz – Specialty Beverage of Virginia | Distributor

    The Haven
    112 Market Street, Charlottesville VA

  • 12 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Beer School at Brew Gastropub #Chesterfield
    Tomorrow (Saturday 4/12) at 4 pm, Brew will be hosting our weekly beer school. This week’s topic is unusual beers. We are fortunate to have some beers which flout normal beer convention. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about them, taste them, and figure out why they’re so awesome. Free beer samples as always and we hope to see y’all out here!

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 11th

So got a few things to get out before we get to the events.
Smartmouth Brewing has been working towards canning their Rule G, Alter Ego and Murphy’s Law.  Well they just released what their cans will look like.  I got to see the look great.  Don’t you think?

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Today is a big day for another Richmond brewery.
Today is the grand opening of Triple Crossing Brewing will open their tasting room for the first time (offiically) today at Noon. They will have a food truck out and live entertainment. However, they will not be doing growler fills today. You’ll have to wait until the 15th to get your growlers. Triple Crossing is located at 113 S. Foushee St Richmond, Virginia 23220.  Be sure check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Here are today’s events:

  • 8 Apr 2014 00:00 – 00:00
    43 Hours of Bitter at The Birch Bar #Norfolk


    Click Image To View Full List

    Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter.

    Opening Day!
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    Steal the Glass Night ft. Classic IPAs
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    The Perfect IPA Board ft. Charcuterie, Cheese, and Accompaniments
    Friday Beer and Cheese Pairing
    The IBU Flight

  • 11 Apr 2014 15:00 – 19:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Vintage Cellar #Blacksburg

    Weekend Happenings at Vintage Cellar

    Free Beer Tastings every Friday 3-7pm. Join Danny Fladd pouring Va. Beer!

    Free wine tasting every Saturday from 10am – 5pm. This Saturday we welcome Kevin from Dionysis. has our current stock! Including Kegs! And don’t forget to “stay in touch” with us on either Facebook orTwitter. We post updates for Beer Specials, Limited Supply Offerings, and Impromptu Tastings here, so link up and hook in!

    Friday Beer:

    Danny from Valley Distributing Pours VA beer!

    Shooting Creek Rebel Ale
    $1.95 / 12oz
    $10.50 / 6Pk

    A great session beer for hot or cold weather. Brewed with malted barley and rye for a unique flavor-quenching zip, rich malt character, and deep amber glow. Moderately bittered using Cascade hops grown by Shooting Creek Farm brewery.
    5.8% ABV

    Wild Wolf Trooopers Alley
    $1.95 / 12oz
    $10.50 / 6Pk

    In 1777, some former lands of Dr. Thomas Walker were laid out into lots along Main and Water streets. On Main Street, numerous hotels and small lodges were established to house the itinerant men who traveled along the Great Road. Hidden down the hill in between Main and Water was a small sidestreet named Troopers Alley. Stepping out the back doors from those Main Street hotels into the Alley, men could find dens of “evil fame,” gambling, and strong ale. Like those establishments, the intense hop bill of this American-style IPA will tempt you with citrus aroma and bitterness. A discrete malt bill of 2-row Pale Malt forms the backbone and a blend of Crystal/Caramel 40 is added for slight sweetness and color to draw you in to the varied hop experience. Simcoe and Columbus hops added throughout the boil provide an alluring bitterness. An enticing blend of Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial balances the bitterness with a fragrant aroma and pleasing finish. 135 IBUs, 9 SRM, 5.9% ABV, American pale, Crystal and Caramel 40 malts. Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial hops.
    5.9% ABV

    Shooting Creek Buffalo Brown
    $1.95 / 12oz
    $10.50 / 6Pk

    Whet your whistle with our brown ale and you’ll never look back. Bold and hoppy, our version of an American classic features the coffee-like flavors of darkly roasted malts with the bitter cocoa of somewhat lighter kilned malts. Hopped with our own citrusy hops, of course.
    7.6% ABV

  • 11 Apr 2014 16:00 – 21:00
    Red Light Rodeo at Hardywood & Amperage Ale at Hardywood Park #Richmond
    The tasting room opens at 4pm with Olio Cart VCU and a selection of seasonal drafts including Amperage Ale (growler fills too)! Red Light Rodeo plays at 5:30pm!Brewed and powered by the energy of the human spirit, the Amperage Ale is a tribute to cycling and green power. Cyclist pedaled and generated energy that powered our pilot brewing system to produce a bright, session pale ale filling out at 4.5% ABV and 45 IBU. Brewed with Wheat and Rye, and hopped with Simcoe and Sorachi Ace, this beer is perfect for quenching thirst after and afternoon ride.Often referred to as a “bluegrass power trio” Red Light Rodeo has turned heads across Virginia since their start, late in the summer of 2011. This three piece offers high-energy, boot-stomping bluegrass with hints of Country, Western, and Rockabilly. Red Light Rodeo is a roots/bluegrass/folk/country trio featuring Zachary Hudgins, Wes Canter and Zach Mac Miller with Jake Sellers.
  • 11 Apr 2014 16:00 – 19:00
    Saucony Creek Tasting at Wine Warehouse #Charlottesville
    TASTING: SAUCONY CREEK FRIDAY APRIL 11th 4-7pmWith the arrival of two new Saucony Creek beers by this Thursday, we finally have enough of a critical mass to have a representative tasting. This small brewery from Pennsylvania burst onto our scene last Fall with their Maple Mistress Pumpkin Ale and Schnicklefritz Chocolate Cherry Stout (the labels had a fair amount of ‘bursting’ as well, from the cleavage of their pin-up girls), and has since been recognized as the Best New Brewery in Pennsylvania from For Friday we will be pouring their Stonefly IPA, Hop Suplex Double IPA, and North Ramp Coffee Stout from 4-7pm. Hope to see you here!
  • 11 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine North Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond
    This week we have Evan from Bravo on the wine side and he’ll be taking you on a tour
    through Italy with Amerigo Vespucci’s Sangiovese, Valpolicella and Barbera along with
    Santa Alessandra Pinot Grigio.
    Oskar Blues from North Carolina will be on the beer side sampling Dale’s Pale, Old Chubb
    and Mama’s Little Yellow Pils.Cheers, The Once Upon A Vine staff.
  • 11 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine South Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond

    This week Matt will be here from Ommegang
    Featured Beers:
    Game of Thrones
    Rare Vos
    Three Philosophers
  • 11 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Paradiso Welcomes Boulevard to Duvel Family of Beers at Pizzeria Paradiso #Alexandria Old Town
    The Draft List:
    Boulevard 80 Acre
    Boulevard Chocolate Ale
    Boulevard Fouder Project
    Boulevard Grain Storm
    Boulevard Imperial Stout
    Boulevard KC Pils
    Boulevard Pale Ale
    Boulevard Pop Up IPA
    Boulevard Rye – on – Rye
    Boulevard Saison Brett
    Boulevard Single Wide
    Boulevard Tank 7
    Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat
    D’Achouffe Biere du Soliel
    D’Achouffe Houblon Chouffe
    D’Achouffe La Chouffe
    D’Achouffe McChouffe
    D’Achouffe N’Ice Chouffe
    De Konick Amber
    De Konick Winter
    Duvel Single
    Liefmans Cuvee Brut
    Liefmans Fruitesse
    Liefmans Goudenband
    Mardesous #6 Blonde
    Mardesous #8 Brune
    Mardesous #10 Triple
    Ommegang Abbey Dubbel
    Ommegang Adoration
    Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
    Ommegang Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood
    Ommegang Glimer Glass
    Ommegang Gnomegang
    Ommegang Hennepin
    Ommegang Hop House
    Ommegang Rare Vos
    Ommegang Three Philosophers
    Ommegang Witte
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  • 11 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Wine Gourmet #Roanoke
    Friday Beer Tasting 5-8We will be popping open 4 great brews, including some new hits! Stay tuned to facebook and twitter for more information on which products we will be pouring.
  • 11 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Friday Tasting at Shenandoah Hops #Staunton
    Beer tasting tomorrow at Shenandoah Hops 6-8pm with yours truly pouring the good stuff! Come see me for a sample of….. Uinta brewing Dubhe black IPA, Wells brewing Sticky toffee pudding ale, and our new release local brew Starr Hill Soulshine Belgian style pale ale! Going to be good times in the down town staunton area tomorrow night….hope to see ya there!
  • 11 Apr 2014 21:00 – 21:00
    Brews & Burlesque at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
    Those Freaking Weirdos and STRANGEWAYS BREWING are doing it again, the only burlesque show in the known universe to take place within pastie-throwing distance of the brewing tanks.Starring Melody Magpie, Moxie LaBouche, Dante the Inferno and hosted by Dev L. Ish.Each month will showcase a new local burlesquer.

    Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door (cash or charge). This is a smaller venue than we usually play, so don’t delay or you may miss the show!

    Brewery opens at 4p. Seating opens at 8p. Show starts at 9p.

    21+ only

    *Free off-street parking.*

    Sound and light by DJ Jesse James Felice.