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Weekly Virginia Craft Beer Events (April 26th to May 2nd)

So earlier this week fellow blogger The Beer Road put out a post on this summer’s beer festivals.  I went through events from last year and found many more festivals hitting the state starting next month.  So what I am going to do collect them all (at least all I could find) and put them in a drop down.  So be on the look out for that very soon.

Let’s welcome the state’s newest licensed brewery.  Yep, Redbeard Brewing in Staunton finally got all the approvals done and are fully licensed   I would expect to see them opening up in the next couple of months.   Speaking of new breweries another one nearly ready to open is Sunken City Brewing in Hardy, Va.  They are planning to open up on May 10th.

Strangeways Brewing, located here in Richmond, has gotten their equipment installed and just announced their agreement with Brown Dist to get their product to market.  Look for an open date to be announcement very soon.

So with that let’s get into our updates:
Fri Apr 26th:
Hardywood Park is hosting their weekly Firkin Friday.  Starts at 4pm.
Legend Brewing also has their own Frikin Friday with a variation of the Lost City Of Richmond Saison with strawberry and rhubarb. They will tap it at 3pm.
Celebrate Arbor Day will be celebrated by Pizzeria Paradiso today and tomorrow.  Come out and enjoy pizza and specials on beer.
Union Station in Harrsionburg is hosting a Three Brothers Beer Dinner.  I am not sure if this is sold out.  Call Cameron (540-578-1528) or Sirena (540-578-1817) for reservations
Starr Hill is continuing their launch of Grateful Pale with brews and music at The Jefferson Theater.  Starts at 6pm.
TJ at The Jefferson Hotel is hosting a Blue Mountain Beer Dinner with Taylor Smack.  Dinner starts at 6pm.  Contact jonathan.kibiloski@jeffersonhotel.com to see if any spots are left.
Center of the Universe and Americamps are teaming up for a NASCAR weekend tail gate party.  Today will have food trucks, beer and the race live on big screen.  They open at 4pm.

Sat Apr 27th:
It’s St. George Day and well St. George Brewing is celebrating with English style pub food from Stuff Food and of course beer.
Foggy Ridge Cider is having Farm Days today.  Come out for fresh produce and fresh cider.  From 11-5pm.
Culpeper Renaissance Inc. is hosting their Inaugural Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest from Noon until 6pm.
Williamsburg Lodge will have a Pints and Pairs Beer Tasting.  Come out and meet Hugh Sisson with Heavy Seas Brewing as they talk beer paired with some great food.  Link has all details.
Hardywood Park is releasing their Bourbon Cru today.  This highly sought after beer will be high demand.  There will be food trucks and music as well.
Total Wine & More in Richmond (South Location)Virginia Beach and McLean are hosting a Beer Class at their locations.  This month it will focus on Craft Beer in Cans.  Contact each location to hold your spot.
Gallery 5 and Apocalypse Alewerks are teaming together to release their Lust Maiden Double with a burlesque show.  Starts at 8pm.
Albemarle Cider Works is hosting the CiderMakers Forum Cider Dinner starting.  If you are attending the forum you’ll definitely want to be at this dinner.  If not, that’s Ok you can still attend the dinner.
The Toyota Owners 400 is tonight and Center of the Universe along with Americamps are continuing their Tail Gate party start at noon until 9.

Mon Apr 29th:
Brock’s Riverside Grill in Fredericksburg is hosting a Highland Brewing Beer Dinner.  Check the link for reservation and menu details.
Dogfish Alehouse in Falls Church is having a Bacon & Beer Dinner.  This is sold out.  Sorry.

Tue Apr 30th:
Sedona Taphouse will have a Devils Backbone Steal the Glass night starting at 5pm.

Wed May 1st:
Center of the Universe hosts the weeky RVA Foodie Food Truck Court starting at 4pm.

Thur  May 2nd:
Hardywood Park will host their weekly RVA Foodie Food Truck Court starting at 6pm.

….And this ends this week’s event updates. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest and greatest event updates.

Weekly Virginia Craft Beer Events (April 12th to April 18th)

Today I am going to start out pointing you to some events coming up later this month.  However, you’ll want to make your plans now
April 20th is the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in Harrisonburg will happen from 2:30 – 8pm.
April 27th the folks at Local Suds will be hosting a Brew Tour for the Virginia Brewer’s Guild.  This will surely sell out quickly.  Check out the link for details and tix.
April 23rd Kona Grill will host a Blue Mountain Beer Dinner.  This, I believe is nearly sold out. So reserve your seat NOW!
April 29th Brock’s Riverside Grill in Fredericksburg will host Highland Brewing for a beer dinner.  Make sure to follow the link for menu and reservation details.
May 4th Center of the Universe Brewing will host a Kentucky Derby Bash.  This is some thing really unique with off track betting, food, beer and music.

So with that let’s get into our updates:
Fri Apr 12th:
Hardywood Park is hosting their weekly Firkin Friday with music provided by Lobo Marino starting at 4pm.
Sunday is the Carytown Craft Beer Festival but tonight several locations will have a preview of what you can expect.   Starts at 5pm.  Follow the link for details.

Sat Apr 13th:
If you live near Forest/Lynchburg VA, it’s the Inaugural Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting.  The beer starts to flow at noon.  Get your advanced tickets now.
For those of you near Mad Fox Brewing they will have Spring Bock Festival at Mad Fox Brewing.  Starting at 11am they will have many different Bocks on tap for you to enjoy.  Link has complete list and further details.
For those of you in Radford, it’s the Third Annual New River Brewfest starts at noon.  I know many of Virginia’s breweries will be on hand for this event.
For those of you participating in the Monument Ave 10K, Center of the Universe Brewing is your after race stop for delicious beer.  $1 from every pint goes to VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Sun Apr 14th:
It’s the Inaugural Carytown Craft Beer Festival starting at noon until 6pm.  Tickets are on sale now.  Link has all the details. 

Mon Apr 15th:
It’s Tax Day and Station 2 will help sooth your sorrows with Wild Wolf Brewing Tap Takeover starting at 5pm.

Tue Apr 16th:
Fat Dragon in Richmond is hosting a New Belgium Beer Dinner starting at 6:30pm.  This is nearly sold out so make  your reservations now.

Wed Apr 17th:
Mad Fox Brewing is at it again, they are hosting their Annual Baseball Beer Dinner.  Starts at 6:30.  Seats are filling fast, make your reservation now.
Also happening today is Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at Fireworks Pizza Arlington starting at 7pm.  Link has all the details.

Thur Apr 18th:
Mekong is hosting a Perennial Artisan Ales Release Party starting at 5pm.  Come out and taste one of the newest entries in the Central VA beer market.
Magnolia at the Mills is hosting a Great Lakes Brewing Beer Dinner.   Dinner starts at 7pm and reservations are required.
Virginia Beach Whole Foods is hosting their weekly Beer School event.  It starts at 6;30.  Follow the link on details on how to reserve your spot.

….And this ends this week’s event updates. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for the latest and greatest event updates.