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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, June 12th

Tomorrow Ardent Craft Ale will throw their doors open at 4pm.  I’ve heard a lot of great things about their beer and even the space.    If you haven’t seen the article on Richmond.Com, you can read about these guys here.
Be sure to follow them on their social media sites: FacebookTwitter & Instagram

  • 12 Jun 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Überlin Berliner Weiss Collab Beer Co-Release at Strangeways & Capital Ale House #Richmond
    Get ready for the release of the Überlin Berliner Weiss; a collaboration Strangeways Brewing & Capital Ale House Richmond.

    This cloudy, sour, wheat beers origins date back to the 16th century in the region of northern Germany in and around Berlin, and was dubbed “The Champagne of the North” by Napoleon’s troops. This refreshing beer brewed formerly by Frederick the Great himself, can be enjoyed as is, or with a touch of traditional flavoured syrups such as Himbeersirup (Raspberry) or Waldmeistersirup (Sweet Woodruff made from wild baby’s breath). Your senses will witness a sharp tartness beneath a dry, fruity funkiness from the wild yeast fermentation. So the question is, are you up to the challenge?Pay attention to your social media (twitter, facebook, Instagram, etc.) for your chance to win Strangeways VIP tickets. We’re doing giveaways every day until the event and it’s an opportunity you want to get in on. Seriously.
  • 12 Jun 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Steal the Vessel at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
    Grunt Night! is more than just Grunts, now…Come in on Thursdays and you can Steal the Grunt, Growler, or to-go Blue Ball pint glass! Already have plenty? Then just bring in your Strangeways to go containers for specials on refills. We have over 20 beers on tap you can take to-go so stock up!
  • 12 Jun 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Firkin Thursday at Alewerks Brewing #Williamsburg
    We could play a fun game where you all guess what cask we’ll be putting on tap this week, or we could just tell you. You all are lucky this time around.

    This week’s FIRKIN THURSDAY: Chaka Latte!

    This imperial coffee stout with added chocolate is sure to please! Let’s start the hype train.
  • 12 Jun 2014 17:00 – 19:00
    Hardywood Park Brewery Happy Hour at Bilbo Baggins #Alexandria
    Hardywood Park Brewery Happy HourThursday, June 12, 2014
    5-7 PMFeatured drafts: Bourbon Cru, Hoplar IPA, Great Escape IPA, Capital Trail Pale Ale, Singel, Sidekick Porter, Saison Rustica
  • 12 Jun 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Young Veterans Beach Stormer Black Rye IPA Pint Night/Release Party at The Public House #Norfolk
    This Thursday at The Public House we are having a release party and pint night with The Young Veterans Brewing Company for their D-Day memorial brew, The Beach Stormer Black Rye IPA. We will have the glass can pint glasses that everyone loves so much but they are limited so show up early to snag one for yourself. Did I mention the beer is amazing also, one of the best they have ever brewed. Come by, enjoy some great beer, honor D-Day and take home a sweet commemorative glass (while supplies last).


  • 12 Jun 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.

  • 12 Jun 2014 18:30 – 18:30
    Beer School at Whole Foods #VirginiaBeach

    Beer School features a different topic each week. Space is limited to 60 people, and The Porch will be closed during the event. Register online to avoid the line.

    June 5 – Williamsburg AleWerks June 12 – Smartmouth June 19 – Andy’s Choice June 26 – Back Bay Brewing

    Tickets can be Purchased here.


  • 12 Jun 2014 19:30 – 19:30
    “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” at Albemarle Ciderworks #NorthGarden
    “The Diaries of Adam and Eve”
    Directed by ‘Derby’ Thomas

    A classic, comical take on the story of the Garden of Eden, based on short stories by Mark Twain. Adapted for the stage by local playwright Alex Citron.
    Starring Jack Rakes as Adam and Victoria Carter as Eve; with narration by Nathan Beatty.“The Diaries of Adam and Eve” will be performed in four top notch locations. Ticket prices vary. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit our website: www.playontheatre.org.

    The Schedule:
    Thursday, June 12 @ 7:30 at Albemarle Ciderworks
    Friday, June 13 @ 7:30 at Albemarle Ciderworks
    Saturday, June 14 @ 7:30 at Albemarle Ciderworks
    Sunday, June 15 @ 2:00 at the Studio
    Thursday, June 19 @ 7:30 at the Studio
    Friday, June 20 @ 9:00 pm at Impulse Social Club
    Sunday, June 22 @ 2:00 at the Studio
    Thursday, June 26 @ 7:30 at the Studio
    Friday, June 27 @ 7:30 at Kilaurwen Winery
    Saturday, June 28 @ 7:30 at Kilaurwen Winery
    Sunday, June 29 @ 2:00 at Kilaurwen Winery


Virginia Craft Beer Events for the Week of Nov 2nd – 7th

It’s Sat. Nov 2nd. and well there’s just a lot going on this week. However, I have a few other tid bits to get out before we get these updates out.

Nov 11th is Veterans Day! You can help celebrate in honoring our veterans by buying them a beer at Young Veterans Brewing. You can do from their website.  I really like this idea and have given my support. You should consider helping out as well.

If you didn’t hear Crooked Run Brewing will hold their Grand Opening on Nov 9th. I haven’t heard further details but I know that much is correct.

Speaking of new breweries, Isley Brewing opened this past week. I stopped in briefly and it was packed. I didn’t get a chance to try their beers as my kids really wanted to go, but I’ll back.

OK so let’s get in some of this week’s highligts!!!

Well yesterday (Fri 11/1/2013) kicked off RVA Beer Week. This is also the end of the Screens ‘n’ Suds week. So today (Sat Nov 2nd) there are bunch of events going on.
Today is the big day for festivals. Rather than try to go into detail in all of the festivals, I’ll list them with their links.
Apple Harvest Festival at Albemarle Ciderworks
Mad Fox Brewing Cask Festival in Falls Church
Novemberfest at Rustico Restaurant Alexandria
Midnight Brewing Harvest Festival in Rockville
and on Sunday 3rd Annual Autumn Bottom Brews takes place at 17th Street Farmer’s Market

Of course, the biggest event of the day is the Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Art Event happening at Gallery 5.

….and all of this is just on Sat.
Remember RVA Beer Week is all week long.

So what else is happening in Virginia this coming week that’s not tied directly to RVA Beer Week?
on Tuesday Hardywood Park is holding a Election Day Excursion.  Come out and enjoy pins at a few different places around the city featuring specials brews from Hardywood Park.
If you are in Northern Virginia, Fireworks Pizza is hosting a Yards Brewing Beer Dinner starting at 7pm.  Reserve your seat now.
On Wednesday, Mad Fox Brewing is hosting an Autumn Beer Dinner starting at 6:30pm.  Seats are filling up fast for this one.
Finally on Thursday, TJ’s Restaurant is hosting it’s own RVA Beer Dinner starting at 7pm.   Also $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to the Bottom n Back Bus.

So there you go a glimpse of events happening this week.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter for up to the minute updates.