This week has been full of great news. It started of with the announcement of the Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co opening for business, today, in Staughton. Now as I understand it, this is a homebrew shop as well as a Nano-Brewery. In any case, congrats to them.
Capital Ale House started their ”Daily 180″ this week as well. Stop by from 4-7pm each day to enjoy 1/2 price draft beers, 1/2 price wines by the glass and 1/2 price cocktails. The “Daily 180″ will be running through Labor Day.
Finally, yesterday it was announced that a new brewery in Staughton will be opening in the next several months. Redbeard Brewing secured a location and will have a soft opening some time in July/Aug with a hard opening later this year. Check out the link for details.
One last detail: Next weekend is the Northern Virginia Brewfest. Be sure to get your tickets now!
So with that let’s get into our updates:
Sat June 16th:
The folks at Blue & Gray Brewing have teamed with a distillery (Bowmans) and a few wineries have put together a Grapes & Grain Trail and it kicks off this Sat. Come on out and enjoy a chance to sample wine, bourbon and beer as well as listen to music and enjoy some food.
If you’re in the Dugspur/Roanoke area head over to both Foggy Ridge Cider and Blacksnake Meadery for their Music, Mead and Cider event. It starts at 11 and ends at 5. Enjoy a sample from both the cidery and meadery plus some great music.
Mon June 18th:
Come out to the Father’s Day Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Alehouse. The dinner starts at 7pm and is $65 per person. Reservations are required.
Tue June 19th:
The Father’s Day Beer Dinner continues at both Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax and Falls Church. Again the dinners start at 7pm and are $65 per person. Reservations are required.
Those of you in Richmond and have been eagerly waiting on the Blue Mountain Barrel House beers, well Mekong is hosting a release party starting at 5pm. Come by to enjoy the first four to be released.
Thur June 21st:
It’s the first day of Summer, that must mean it is time for the Summer Sol-Stache party at Mekong. Yep, it’s back and lots of beer will be flowing. Remember to come sporting your best mustache to win prizes. The fun starts 2pm.
If you are looking for some thing a little tamer then how about another episode of Beer Theater featuring Laughing Dog Brewing? This will take place at Capital Ale House Music Hall. There is a $10 cover charge. Starts 5:30pm.
Magnolia at the Mills is hosting a Beer & BBQ beer dinner. Cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Better hurry space is going quickly.
….And this ends this week’s event updates. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest and greatest event updates.