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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, Feb 1st

Events happening in Virginia

  • 1 Feb 2014 11:00 – 17:45
    NoVa Brew Bus – SOLD OUT
    Date/TimeDate(s) – Saturday, February, 1st 2014
    11:00 am – 5:45 pm
    $55 per person (includes lunch)

    Reston Limousine is rolling out a new brewery tour focusing on Northern Virginia breweries! Guests will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and tastings at craft breweries including Mad Fox Brewing Co., Port City Brewing Co. and Beltway Brewing Co., a unique brewery that specializes in partner brewing. You’ll start the trip with a tour, tasting, and lunch at Mad Fox Brewing Co., where “the food is worthy of matching those brews,” according to The Washington Post.

    Our next stop is Port City Brewing Co., which recently took home several medals at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. Final stop is Beltway Brewing Co., where you’ll sample some of their latest beers for partners including Adroit Theory Brewing.

    Chose your closest pickup location and relax as you get a taste of the DC brew scene without worrying about driving, traffic, or parking! Bring your growler to fill at any of the breweries or purchase one.

    Please note that the price does not include tasting fees or driver gratuity. 20% discount on tasting fees for our guests at Port City and Beltway.

    11:00 AM – Depart Dulles Town Center Mall – lower level area between JC Penney and Lord & Taylor.
    Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for boarding the vehicle.
    11:35 AM – Depart East Falls Church Metro station (Washington Boulevard side)
    Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time for boarding the vehicle.
    11:45 PM – 1st stop: Mad Fox Brewing Co.
    1:10 PM – Depart Mad Fox
    1:40 PM – 2nd stop: Port City Brewing Co.
    2:45 PM – Depart Port City
    3:45 PM – 3rd stop: Beltway Brew Co.
    5:00 PM – Depart Beltway Brew Co.
    5:10 PM – Arrive Dulles Town Center
    5:45 PM – Arrive East Falls Church Metro station (Washington Boulevard side)
    * Times may vary slightly due to traffic, weather or other factors.

    Breweries subject to change without notice. Passenger minimum of 6 must be met for trip to run.

    PLEASE BRING A FORM OF PHOTO ID; breweries will require identification before serving guests.

    Please click here to view our Wine Tour Rules of Conduct and Policies; to complete your online reservation for this tour, you will be asked to click the box showing you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

    Book your seat here

  • 1 Feb 2014 12:00 – 18:00
    Adroit Theory Grand Opening

    You’ve seen pics of people enjoying our beers, and have wondered where to get your own. This Saturday, the wait is over.After ribbon cutting at 11am, we will be open from 12-6pm with tasters, pints, growlers and bottles to go.

    So, who wants some Adroit Theory beer?

    You've seen pics of people enjoying our beers, and have  wondered where to get your own. This Saturday, the wait is over. </p><br /><br /> <p>After ribbon cutting at 11am, we will be open from 12-6pm with tasters, pints, growlers and bottles to go. </p><br /><br /> <p>So, who wants some Adroit Theory beer?
  • 1 Feb 2014 12:00 – 14:30
    Brews and Q Series at The Omni Homestead Resort 12otsprings
    The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA is offering up a special treat for their guests this season. Take a break from skiing the resort’s 45 acres of well-maintained trails to stop into the Mountain Lodge for the new Brews and Q series. Each week chefs will partner with a regional brewery to offer a unique pairing of beer and savory “Q” hot off the grill. Featured breweries include Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, VA; Bold Rock Hard Cider in Nellsford, VA; Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem, NC; Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA; and The Bourbon/Whiskey Trail, featuring Jack Daniel’s, Maker’s Mark, and Woodford Reserve. Runs every Saturday in January and February, lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $12.00 per guest excluding drinks.Bold Rock Hard Cider - Nellysford, Va


  • 1 Feb 2014 12:00 – 19:00
    Rocky Ridge Reserve Release at Blue Bee Cider #Richmond
    On Saturday, Feb. 1 from noon to 7 p.m., Blue Bee Cider will be hosting the release of Rocky Ridge Reserve, a limited batch cider that has been aged in brandy barrels for the past five months. Rocky Ridge Reserve is the sixth and final cider from Blue Bee’s inaugural 2012 harvest. The name Rocky Ridge was the names of our part of town before it was incorporated as Manchester. During the Rocky Ridge years, barrels were used for cider fermentation and aging.We will crack open the first bottle of Rocky Ridge Reserve at noon so we hope that you will take a moment come and taste some of the fruits of our labor. Throughout the afternoon, the Cider Sippers will be playing traditional Appalachian tunes and Olio’s food truck offer an ala carte menu intended to pair with our ciders.
  • 1 Feb 2014 13:00 – 16:00
    Evolution Brewing Tasting at Norms Wine & Beer #Vienna
    Please Stop by Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 1-4pm for a tasting with Christie from Evolution Brewing Co to sample out some perfect beers for Super Bowl watching on Sunday including the Exile ESB, Lot No. 3 IPA and Lot No. 6 DIPA!
  • 1 Feb 2014 13:00 – 13:00
    Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Moriarty Release at Redbeard Brewing #Staunton

    We’ve kegged the first of the four Van Winkle Bourbon barrels that we filled with Moriarty Imperial Stout back in October. Join us to taste the results!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 Feb 2014 13:00 – 16:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine

    Beer News & Tastings

    No, HopSlam is not in yet. Moving on…

    Before I get to anything else, I encourage you to come check out our new, expanded beer selection the next time you’re in the neighborhood. I didn’t get this extra shelf space on my charm alone–it’s due to the incredible support you all have shown for the work we’re doing here in Arrowine’s Beer Department. I try to say it regularly, but thank you guys so much–you make this possible.


    The Day of the Large American Football Spectacular is coming up–I am refraining from using any combination of the word “Game”, “Big”, and “The” in order to avoid trouble with massive pro-sports entities seeking trademarks for such phrases–and we’re stocking up big on all of our favorites so you can have them handy from kickoff straight through Monday afternoon when you’ve called out “sick”. On top of that, we’re bringing in a long-awaited new release and stocking up for final runs on a couple of our favorite seasonal beers. As ever, items are subject to delivery hiccups and just plain being popular and selling out.

    Saturday Beer Tasting
    February 1st, 2014
    1:00-4:00 pm

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    Cigar City Florida Cracker–Tampa, FL; 5% ABV, 15 IBU: This Belgian-style Witbier from the brewers of Jai Alai IPA shows a surprising amount of floral and citrus flavors for its style, but is every bit as refreshing and enjoyable as Witbier should be. Can up! In stock!

    Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale–Atlanta, GA; 5.4% ABV: Since 1997, Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company has been flying the flag for Southern craft beer. Finally, Sweetwater has arrived in Virginia with its most popular beer, 420 Extra Pale Ale. 420′s lower ABV and Cascade/Centennial hops make for a punchy, focused Pale Ale with plenty of hop flavor and just enough bite. There’s a chance we run out of this week’s shipment before Saturday, but I think we’re getting enough to make it; if not, we’ll sub something in and do it another time. In stock!

    Alltech’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale–Lexington, KY; 8.2% ABV: I just realized the other day we hadn’t featured Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale yet, so I figured I’d fix that post-haste. I first tried BBA over the summer staying with friends on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky; my friend manages one of the marinas on the Lake and kept telling me they had a beer on tap I had to try. Turns out he was dead right–BBA is a delicious hybrid of Irish Red and English Pale Ales aged in Bourbon barrels that are as fresh as you can get, straight out of Alltech’s own distillery. BBA isn’t subtle or complex, but it’s tasty as hell and a fun beer to have around the house. If you haven’t, you really should. In stock now; more arriving Friday 1.31.14.

    Sixpoint Hi-Res–Brooklyn, NY; 11.1% ABV, 111 IBU: From our friends at Better Beer Authority: “If you are expecting a Resin on steroids you will be disappointed. Rather this has big tropical fruit notes on the nose and palate…a beautifully clear beer…a real treat…a well crafted beer and a cool take on what you can do with hops when you are not going for a palate destroying hop bomb.” Can’t argue with that. Arriving Friday, 1.31.14.

    Take a look at more of this week’s arrivals below, and I’ll see you this weekend at Arrowine. Go (insert Sports Team of your preference here)!

    –Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger

  • 1 Feb 2014 14:00 – 21:00
    Hardywood Bourbon Sidamo Release with Full Moon Fever #Richmond
    An assertive Imperial Stout aged 12 weeks in bourbon barrels and conditioned on custom roasted Sidamo coffee from Lamplighter Roasting Company, Bourbon Sidamo showcases the signature flavors of whiskey, roasted malt and Ethiopian coffee. This robust stout displays a midnight hue with a caramel head and offers a dark chocolate character laced with hints of blueberry from this unique coffee bean, rounded out by charred White Oak infused by an angel’s share of Kentucky goodness.We’re celebrating our barrel aged Sidamo Coffee Stout release at 2pm (bottles, draft, food vendors) and with special guests Full Moon Fever, The Shangri-Lords and Fear of Music showcasing a spectrum of pop and rock from 4 decades.

    2pm – Tasting room opens for Bourbon Sidamo Coffee Stout bottles, draft, and food from Station 2, Hungry Turtle Food Truck, Cielito Lindo and Super Fresh Carts.





    4:30pm – Fear of Music, Richmond, Virginia’s tribute to the Talking Heads.


    6:15pm – Dudes doing 60′s girl group tunes ala The Shangri-Las, The Ronnetes, The Supremes, Lulu and the Luvvers, Martha and the Vandellas and The Blossoms in the form of the Shangri-Lords.


    7pm – FULL MOON FEVER is back to celebrate the music and awesome of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

  • 1 Feb 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Beer School at Brew #Chesterfield
    Today (Saturday 2/1) at 4 pm, Brew will be hosting our weekly beer school. This week’s topic is Belgian-style beers. We have a good amount of beers made with Belgian yeast strains and we’ll explore how these beers are affected by the yeasts and the flavors they produce. Free samples as always and we hope to see y’all out here!
  • 1 Feb 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Hardywood Beer School at Popkin Tavern #Richmond
    Do you like beer? Do you like Hardywood beer? Do you like sampling and learning about new beers? Well this is the event for you! Join us at Popkin Tavern for an awesome night of Beer School combined with a mini tap takeover!We’ve got some oldies but goodies saved for you:

    • 2013 Sidamo
    • 2013 Bourbon Sidamo
    • Brian’s Barrel Blend #1
    • Brian’s Barrel Blend #4
    • Belgian Quad
    • 2013 Bourbon Cru
    • 2014 Sidamo
    • 2014 Bourbon Sidamo
    • and…Bourbon Sidamo Cask Conditioned!

    This is going to be a good one! Don’t miss out!

    *Courtesy of Trink.com

Virginia Craft Brewing Reviews featuring Adroit Theory B/A/Y/S Batch 004

Today I review Adroit Theory Brewing’s B/A/Y/S Batch 004. Be sure to watch to the end and find out how you can get some cool stickers from them.

also as promised Adroit Theory Manifesto

There used to be music.
Beats that soothed the savage beast.
Defiant intervals. Sings of life.
The music was murdered.
Smothered in conformity.
Choked in Greed.
Commerce was the new score.
Utility the conductor.
Sure there were headphones.
Everybody wore them.
But it was to keep the music out.

Suburban streets are silent now.
Haunted houses: rows of Grey drones
standing at blind attention.
Solemn sedans: unmarked hearses.
Off to the Office.
The market. The grave.
No Music. Except.
There are a few. Those who hear the
throbbing in their heads. The ragged
rhythm of their breathing.
The pulse in the void.
It’s getting louder.
Caged in their ribs is a rattle.
A Hum. Listen.
A scream? A song?
A revolution.