Well it’s Friday and NFL as well as College Football have started. I’ve managed to keep my focus on this passion. In fact I have some news today about a two new breweries opening and announcement of another coming soon.
Flying Mouse Brewing in Botetourt County (221 Precast Way Troutville VA) is holding their Grand Opening today. They will be open 4-9 today and tomorrow and 2-6pm on Sunday. From what I understand they will have three brews on hand and a limited seasonal.
No 3: Golden, fresh… and simply delicious. Lighter in color, but not in taste, the No. 3 is your go-to brew for the trail or backyard BBQ.
No 5: Bartleby’s brew of choice. The No. 5 has a tint of crimson to it, not quite an amber or red, but something all of its own. The perfect companion to watch the world go by.
No 8: Dark and moody. The No. 8 is full flavor in a stormy package. A little darker and a little bolder, this brew will get the gears turning with each sip.
Be sure to follow them on Facebook for event announcements or when they will release new stuff.
Young Veterans Brewing is hosting their Grand Opening on Sat Sept 7th. They are located at 2505 Horse Pasture Road, Unit 104, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. They will have six regular beers in their line up plus seasonals and limited releases.
This ale is not for the faint of heart. It’s specifically designed for the craft beer drinker who says, “Too hoppy? No such thing!” With a burst of America’s favorite hop strains, including Simcoe and Nugget, this ale does not disappoint on aroma, bitterness or flavor. If the sound of afterburners had a taste, it would taste like this! A sweet and complex malt profile helps to balance this hop bomb out. This ale will be brewed when the extremely popular hops used in it are available to us.
A German wheat beer with hints of pineapple and cinnamon. These thick wheat beers are one of the oldest styles of beer on Earth. The word ‘hefeweizen’ translated means “unfiltered wheat”, hence the beers cloudy appearance. We take this style in a new direction with the addition of real pineapple juice in the fermentation process. Pineapple Grenade is another brew meant to appeal to a wide variety of beer drinkers’ palettes. Wheat beers are enjoying growth worldwide in markets where new styles have been traditionally hard pressed to find a place, mainly due to their smooth and sweet taste profiles.
BIG RED RYE
India Pale Ale
A red rye india pale ale. This beer combines a full bodied and complex malt profile with flavors of rye and intense hop flavor and aroma. It’s crystal clear red appearance, delectable fruity aroma, and lasting foamy head make it a drink to remember. With multiple additions of Amarillo and Pearle hops it appeals to the experienced ‘hop-head’ while still maintaining drinkability glass after glass.
SEMPER FI PA
Citra Hopped IPA
Our most drinkable IPA is designed to teach those that fear the bitter bite of any typical IPA that the india pale ale, when hopped with the right hops, can be extremely refreshing, enlightening, citrusy, and sessionable. It’s our recruiter to the IPA world of beers. With a crisp and clean finish and an aftertaste with notes of citrus and passionfruit, we will show the naysayers what IPAs are capable of.
Honey Blonde Ale
An extremely sessionable blonde ale that combines a light body and mouth feel with the full flavor of sweet honey malt and a crisp hop finish. This beer is designed to be light and thirst quenching, with a moderate 5% ABV. New Recruit Honey Blonde Ale is intended to lead typical craft beer haters or dedicated light pilsner drinkers to the greener pastures of the craft beer world. It’s unique light taste and extreme drink-ability will have everyone requesting a second, third and even fourth round. Inevitably these customers will become our “new recruits”.
A drinkable stout called “Night Vision” for its pitch black appearance. It’s a beer that guides you towards the joys of dark beer styles. As far as flavor goes, this beer takes the cake with a light mouth feel but rich notes of chocolate and coffee malts as well as mellow hops. The flavors are well balanced to ensure that even those new to dark beers will be coming back for more of this one.
This bit of news I’ve known about for a few months but told to keep quiet. Well the news is finally out of the bag. The following has been released by Ardent Craft Ales:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ardent Craft Ales To Open Richmond Brewery in Scott’s Addition
The short version is that we have signed a lease on a building in Scott’s Addition and are working through the architectural and construction planning. Our equipment has been ordered, and we are working on deciding what beers we will bring to market. There will be an on-site taproom, and we plan to open in early Spring 2014.
So here is a little view of upcoming events this week:
Starting on Sat. Sept 7th Three Brother’s Brewing is hosting a 3 Mile Run. Here’s how they describe the run “The coolest, most unique, and refreshingly rewarding event for you and your friends in the ‘Burg. The Three Brothers Three Miler is a relay race that starts and finishes at Three Brothers Brewing in downtown Harrisonburg, VA. Live music, food trucks, and Three Brothers Brew greet you immediately following the race. The forecast calls for 100% chance of a good time.” Check out their link to register and more information.
Also on Sat with the second full weekend of College Football the town of Winchester is having a Downtown Tailgate party. Runs from Noon until 8pm.
On Monday Short Pump Pour House is hosting a Punts and Pints. Come out and watch the Redskins mean while enjoying some brews from Lost Rhino Brewing. Starts at 5pm.
Tuesday beings the 43 Hours of Sour at The Birch Bar in Norfolk. Come out and enjoy Sours including Cantillon’s Fortwith in celebration of “Zwanze Day”.
Also in Roanoke 1996 Ale House is hosting a Unibroue Beer Dinner. There are tickets left better act now.
Wednesday Sept 11th, Billy Jack’s Wing Shack will host an Allagash Tap Takeover starting at 5pm. In you are in Leesburg Tuscarorao Mill is hosting Beers of America Beer Dinner start at 7pm. Last I check there were a few spots open.
And this ends our Weekly Review. Follow me on Twitter for the last minute updates.