- 11 Jul 2014 00:00 – 00:00
Bastille Days in Ghent with Smartmouth Brewing #Norfolk
Bastille Days in Ghent – July 11 & 12
This Friday and Saturday, pick up your special passport from the Ghent Business Association and bring it to Smartmouth for a Smartmouth passport stamp and pin from Smartmouth!
Enjoy a Smartmouth Alter Ego Saison as you enjoy the event. As a beer style, it originated from beers brewed during the cooler and less active months in farmhouses in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, and then stored for drinking by the farm workers during the summer months. Alter Ego is an effervescent and refreshing beer with fruity notes, a hint of pepper and a dry finish.
- 12 Jul 2014 11:00 – 17:00
Mad Fox Brewing 4th Anniversary Celebration #FallsChurch
Thank you for your patrongage over the past four years. Please join us on Saturday, July 12 as we celebrate this special occasion with a day of fun activities and events.
- 12 Jul 2014 12:00 – 14:00
Twinpanzee Brewing Co Kickstarter Beer Tasting at PING #Arlington
Twinpanzee Brewing Co is excited to kick off their Kickstarter project with a beer tasting event to showcase a few Twinpanzee Brewing Co tasty tasty brews.Please join us July 12th at PING to sample our tasty brews. The fine folks at PING have graciously donated space within their restaurant for our Twinpanzee Brewing Co beer tasting event.
The event will be FREE but attendees (age 21 and older) must RSVP and will be provided with a limited number of tasting tickets. If you’re interested and over 21, please RSVP via their Facebook event page or feel free to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Interested taste testers must RSVP for this event**
THIS IS SOLD OUT
We really hope you can join us and PLEASE save July 12th for this beer-tastic event! Cheers!
- 12 Jul 2014 13:00 – 17:00
Monthyly Tasting at Grape & Gourmet #VirginiaBeach
Cheap & Cheery Reminder!
Our monthly FREE Wine, Craft Beer, Sweet Wine and Cider Tasting is TOMORROW, Saturday, July 12th from 1 to 5 PM.
We have new food samples out too!
Special guest for the craft beer tasting is Rob from Sweetwater Brewing! Four beers…one is their blueberry ale!
Emily has your sweet tooth covered with St James fruit wines and Purple Paws Moscato…you guessed it…the label has a retriever with purple paws on it.
Gabe has some terrific dry wines perfect for everyday! Spencer has a cider.
And we have the return of the 7.50 wine table! GOOD wine for only $7.50 a bottle!
It’s gonna take the yard a while to dry out…blow off cutting the grass until later and come play with us! Can’t wait to see ya!
- 12 Jul 2014 13:00 – 20:00
Pirate Party at Lickinghole Creek Brewing #Goochland
The party of the summer is happening at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Saturday July 12th. To celebrate the release of our newest Barrel Series Beer, Batchelors Delight Rum Barrel Belgian-Style Quad, we are having a full blown Pirate Party.
None other than Three Sheets to the Wind, America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock will be shivering your timbers well into the night. Starting time TBA.In addition to the smoothest music your ears can handle, we will have an Artisan Fair, Farmer’s Market and Food Truck Extravaganza. More information about this part to be announced later.
Lineup for the Food Truck Extravaganza so far:
Slideways Mobile Bistro
Fired Up Pizza
The Local Agrarian
Phal Wong’s Noodles & Spring Rolls
Delicious Fresh Pretzels from Hobby Hill Farm Fresh
Amazing chocolates from De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier
Jolly J’s Kettle Korn
Kids are welcome. There will be a contest for best dressed pirate and tons of kids activities including a knot tying workshop.
We will be tapping specialty pins as well. More on this to be released later.
Bottle Release Starts at 1:00 p.m.
Rum Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale.
Less than 2,000 Bottles
Limited Draft Availability
Aged in Nicaraguan Flora de Cana Rum Barrels for over 12 weeks, the Batchelors Delight is a unique and delicious Belgian-Style Quadrupel Ale.
Plum, raisin, vanilla and rum
Serve at 55 degrees and pairs exceptionally well with roasted lamb.
Like all great legends the facts are in dispute. Batchlors Delight is named for one of the most notorious and important pirate ships in history. Captained by the infamous buccaneers Davis, Wafer and Hingson, who won the ship in a card game. After years of pirating in the Caribbean the trio were set on retiring in Virginia. They were arrested near Hampton Roads and spent nearly 3 years in prison. They were able to negotiate their freedom by giving up a large portion of their booty, which King William used for the “Charitable Purpose” of founding the College of William and Mary.
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a family friendly environment. We strive to create a safe and fun atmosphere for everyone.
Dogs are allowed. Please keep them on a leash, clean up after them and only bring them if they are up to date on their shots.
Please drive safely and slowly when visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.
- 12 Jul 2014 13:00 – 13:00
Strangeways’ 3 Day One Year Anniversary Celebration #Richmond
In celebration of our first Strangeways Year, we’re bringing you a plethora of brand new beers over this special, gargantuan three day weekend, with an astounding 21 Debut Beers in all…flowing from 43 different tap lines to include the Taste the Local Beer Truck parked in our Bier Garden.
The 21 Debut Beers:
*Delightfully Immoral Grisette (Anniversary Beer #1 bottle/draft release at 4:00 Friday…Only 999 bottles produced in total)*Placebo Pils (Anniversary Beer #2 bottle/draft release at noon on Saturday…Only 1,500 bottles produced in total)
*Wake Me Up Before You Gose (Anniversary Beer #3 bottle/draft release at noon on Sunday…Only 999 bottles produced in total)
*Dubbel Jeopardy (Special sampling of our collaboration beer with Strange Brewing Company from Denver, Colorado)
*3 Delightfully Immoral Curiosities (Fields of France, Berry, and Pomegranate)
*3 Placebo Pils Curiosities (Tart Cherry, Peach, and Raspberry)
*3 Wake Me Up Before You Gose Curiosities (Hibiscus, Lemon Berry, and Mallorca Melon)
*3 Überlin Berliner Weiss Curiosities
*3 O.T.I.S. Cucumber Melon Sour Curiosities
*Wake Me Up Before You Gose Firkin with nectarines, feijoa, toasted coconut and Thai chili
*Special Pin of Wampus Cat
Go to http://strangewaysbrewing.com/beers/ for Anniversary beer descriptions.
In addition to amazing new beer, we’re also bring you:
*Live music by Boxwave, Voodoo Dolls, The Tasty Specials Band, Tarrant ,TIN CAN FISH BAND, and The Trongone Band
*Brews & Burlesque on Friday featuring Those Freaking Weirdos
*Food Trucks including BoDillaz, Estes Bar.B.’Que, Port O Call, Slideways Mobile Bistro, Popping Mealies, Hobby Hill Farm VA’s Finest Pretzels, andRed Eye Cookie Company
*11 Brand New Tee Shirt Designs in an array of colors
*The Release of Delightfuly Immoral Grisette bottles and draft at 4p
*3 Delightfully Immoral Grisette Curiosities
*Wampus Cat pin will be tapped
*Live music by Boxwave at 5:30p
*Brews & Burlesque – anniversary special begins at 9p
*The Release of Placebo Pils bottles and draft at Noon
*3 Placebo Pils Curiosities
*Special tasting of Strange Brewing Company collaboration, Dubbel Jeopardy
*Voodoo Dolls at Strangeways Brewing begins at 1p
*The Tasty Specials Band begins at 3:30p
*Tarrant At Strangeways Brewery! begins at 6p
*The Release of Wake Me Up Before You Gose bottles and draft at Noon
*3 Wake Me Up Before You Gose Curiosities
*Special tapping of Wake Me Up Before You Gose firkin *w/ nectarines, feijoa, toasted coconut and Thai chili
*TIN CAN FISH BAND begins at 1p
*The Trongone Band begins at 4p
*DWG productions will be on site selling tickets to Boy George (DJ Set) & Marc Vedo at The Hat Factory on Friday, August 8th.
- 12 Jul 2014 13:00 – 16:00
Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine #Arlington
Beer News & Tastings
Hope everyone’s Fourth was a fun and beer-soaked as mine was. Summertime is usually the ‘slow season’ in this business, but we’re seeing no signs of new releases slowing down. In fact, I’ve had a hard time paring down what to feature on this week’s tasting table with all the good stuff that’s just come in! Read on to see what I picked out for sampling this week, and check out other new arrivals below. As always, note pricing/limits/arrivals dates where applicable.
Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting
July 12th, 2014
Mother Earth Park Day Pilsner; Kinston, NC–4.8% ABV: New in cans from Mother Earth is Park Day, a Bohemian-style Pilsner perfect for a day out or any occasion. Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner malt and Tettnang hops make Park Day light and crisp, with floral hop aromas but more ‘snap’ than ‘bite’ on the palate. In stock; $11.99/6-pack cans
Flying Dog Dead Rise Ale; Frederick, MD–5.6% ABV, 25 IBU: At last! As a good Mid-Atlantic boy known to put Old Bay on e’rrything, I’ve been dying to try Flying Dog’s Dead Rise Ale. In celebration of Old Bay’s 75th anniversary, Dead Rise is brewed with the spice blend, which rides atop a mild, citrusy, hoppy mouthfeel. Get a bushel, shuck some corn, and melt the butter–Flying Dog has the beer covered! Arriving Friday, 7.11.14.; $10.99/6-pack
Stone RuinTen; Escondido, CA–10.8% ABV, 110 IBU: Initially brewed a couple of years ago to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Stone’s beloved Ruination IPA, RuinTen is essentially everything you like about Ruination turned up to 11–or 10.8, to be exact. Like most DIPAs of this strength, there’s a richness to RuinTen that edges into Barleywine territory, but the intensity of its hop bite cuts through and then some. In stock; $9.99/22oz bomber
Three Brothers Atramentous; Harrisonburg, VA–9.1% ABV: I got to try the newest special release from Three Brothers over the weekend, and it did not disappoint: Atramentous is a Sour Imperial Belgian-style Stout aged in Bourbon barrels previous used for Resolute. Atramentous is complex, much lighter on the palate than it’s 9.1% would suggest, and has a combination of dark cherry and chocolatey notes accentuated by the subtlety of the previously-used bourbon barrels. Not to be missed. In stock; $16.99/750mL bottle
More new arrivals are listed below. I’ll see you this weekend at Arrowine!
–Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger
- 12 Jul 2014 14:00 – 21:00
Hardywood Virginia Blackberry Release with The Big Payback, PhotoSynthesizers, and Radio B #Richmond
A Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County, Hardywood Virginia Blackberry offers an assertive fruit character while remaining extremely refreshing. Ruby hued with the bright aroma of fresh bramble berries, this beer’s pleasantly gentle body leads to a rather dry, rounded fruit finish, making it irresistible on a hot summer day.The tasting room opens at 2pm with Hardywood Virginia Blackberry on draft, in 750mL bottles, Reserve Series four-packs, and local gourmet food vendors (including King Of Pops – Richmond, Estes Bar.B.’Que and Boka Tako Truck, Slideways Mobile Bistro, Paris Creperie rva and Dog Wagon!)
In partnership with the Cheats Movement, we’re excited to present The Big Payback, PhotoSynthesizers and Radio B!
5pm – Radio B
Making a huge splash with his latest album, Whole Foods, Radio B presents hip hop in its purest form. His style focuses on lyrics and intelligent wordplay. He is currently working with some of the most respected hip hop artists in the cap city. His music reminds fans of the genre why they fell in love with classic hip hop music.
6pm – Photosynthesizers
PhotoSynthesizers are a live soul-rock/hip-hop band, formed in 2008. PhotoSynthesizers are known for their soul-rock approach to hip-hop, which includes organic instruments in accompaniment with industrial components. Voted the best hip hop act in Richmond for the last 4 years by the readers of Style Weekly. “Where Rockers meet Beat Boxers”
7pm – The Big Payback: A Tribute to James Brown
The Big Payback is a musical powerhouse, dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and as passionately as possible. No stone is left unturned! Their repertoire is filled with all the classic hits you know and love, as well as tons of J.B.’s rarities and B sides.
The Cheats Movement
Founded in 2011, The Cheats Movement is designed to uplift RVA’s creative culture through art, music, and community-involvement. The Cheats Movement is not a just a blog, it’s a catalyst to create and encourage a better RVA. WE SEE IT!
- 12 Jul 2014 14:00 – 18:00
Port City Pub Crawl #OldTownAlexandria
Come out for the first ever Port City Pub Crawl THIS Saturday, July 12, in Old Town Alexandria. No registration, tickets, cost included or any purchase necessary to participate.To participate, show up at Pizzeria Paradiso where Port City Folks will be handing out your Pub Crawl Passes between 2-3 p.m., only.
It will be an open-house-type crawl for the additional four participating bars / restaurants, meaning you should visit them in any order. The reward for visiting all of the stops will be a limited-edition pint glass. You will have until 5:30 p.m. to get your pass punched by a PCBC staffer at:
Virtue Feed & Grain
The Fish Market
The Waterfront Market
Union Street Public House
The first 300 people to bring their completed pass to Union Street Public House between 5:30-6 p.m. will pick up a limited edition pint glass from one of the PCBC staffers.
Please show up with happy faces and an appreciation for local, craft beer (#DCBeer)! There will be drink and food specials, but it also will be hot. Please STAY HYDRATED and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
*Designated drivers also are eligible for the pint glass prize and encouraged to attend!
Get 20% off your food tab at Union Street Public House and Pub Crawl drink specials at Pizzeria Paradiso, The Fish Market, Virtue Feed & Grain and The Waterfront Market.
Remember that cash is helpful, be kind to your waitstaff, support your local beer and be nice to your DD or get on the Metro or Uber.