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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.