11 Mar 2014 18:30 – 18:30 Center of the Universe Beer Dinner at Osaka #Richmond
Now everyone, mark your calendars for March 11th! Chris Ray, owner of Center of the Universe Brewing Co. in Ashland, will join us in hosting a five course dinner highlighting five of the fantastic brews from COTU, expertly paired with exciting creations from Chef Hai. Seating is very limited, so make sure to call ((804) 288-8801) ASAP to reserve your spot! You won’t want to miss out on what promises to be a night full of great food, great beer, and great people to share them with! More info on COTU by clicking the logo below.Our Facebook page with be chock-full of info on the dinner as we get closer to the date. We also regularly post news regarding new food and drink specials and all kinds of other goings-on here at Osaka, so it’s a great resource to have to stay in the know!
Think about a hermit crab, okay? And it’s a shell. It’s like, they go from one shell to the next. And that’s what I am. I’m just a hermit crab changin’ shells.
Troegs Cultivator Helles Bock
$1.95 / 12oz
$10.50 / 6 pack
Emerging from springtime’s fertile ground, Cultivator celebrates the start of hop-growing season as sprawling fields of hop rhizomes climb and tether to hop bines. This spring bock delivers hints of toasted grains, fresh baked bread and delicate floral hops. #1 of 4 in our Hop Cycle seasonal series.
Terrapin Pineapple Express
$9.95 / 22oz
Pulling into Terrapin Beer Co’s station is Pineapple Express, the winner of our first annual Employee Homebrew Challenge. Inspired by a late night grilling session with friends, a couple of chunks of pineapple got thrown into the mix, and an idea for a new beer style was born. The team brewed up a Helles lager for the base brew and used real pineapple and smoked malt to concoct the winning recipe.
Highland Devil’s Britches
$2.25 / 12oz
$11.95 / 6 Pack
“Lordy, that’s as red as the devil’s britches,” exclaimed a local rancher, awed by the vibrant canopy ablaze on what is known today as Devil’s Britches trail. Highland Brewing Company commemorates the history of the Great Smoky Mountains and Devil’s Britches trail with a rich, red IPA. Ashburne Mild malt produces a toasted and biscuity flavor, and Extra Special malt renders an alluring red hue. Apollo hops provide aggressive bitterness(70 IBU), while dry-hopping with Calypso hops yields complex fruity and floral aromas with hints of pear and apple. This devilishly delicious ale is Highland’s twist on the great American IPA.
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation
$9.50 / 22oz
Salvation. The name of two intricate Belgian-style ales created by us, Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing and Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. After becoming friends a few years ago, we realized that we both had a Salvation in our line-ups. Was it going to be a problem? Should one of us relinquish the rights? “Hell no!” we said. In fact, it was quickly decided that we should blend the brews to catch the best qualities of each and create an even more complex libation. Vinnie flew out to Avery to brew his Salvation exactly as he does in his brewery. This was blended with Avery’s Salvation December 11th, 2013.
7 Mar 2014 16:00 – 21:00 Barrel Aged Scotchtown Release at Center of the Universe Brewing #Ashland
Join us for the release of Barrel Aged Scotchtown. Aged in A. Smith Bowman bourbon barrels, Barrel Aged Scotchtown is a delicious malt forward scotch ale, with some smokey caramel notes highlighted by a sweet note of bourbon and wood. Give me liberty or give me beer!
7 Mar 2014 17:00 – 17:00 Ales from the Crypt at Capital Ale House All Locations Enjoy your favorite 2012 beer that your local Beer Buyer carefully selected to age for a year! Now it’s time to dust off the kegs and tap those ‘aged to perfection’ craft ales. Tappings are the first Friday’s of the month at 5pm.Richmond – Brasserie de Rocs Gran Cru: Has a rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. ABV 9%
Innsbrook – Stone Imperial Russian Stout: Intensely aromatic with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol and heavy on the palate. Expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! ABV 10.5%
Midlothian – Hardywood Bourbon Cru 2013: Abbey-style grand cru aged weeks on Virginia bourbon barrels. ABV 10.2%
Fredericksburg – Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2013: Intensely aromatic with notes of anise, black currants, coffee, roastiness and alcohol and heavy on the palate. Expect this mysterious brew to pour like used motor oil and taste even heavier! ABV 10.5% – Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout: Deep, rich espresso flavors that meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts. It’s so thick, rich and sinful, you might worry that you’ll be doomed to the fiery pits just for thinking about a sip. ABV 11%
Harrisonburg – New Belgium Lips of Faith Cascara Quad: Is a dark, strong and surprisingly delicate ale made with dates and coffee cherries. The aroma brings dates, cherries and pipe tobacco right to the nose and builds layers with hints of spice and fruity Belgian yeast. ABV 10%
Stop by this evening to meet Ben Petty from Hardywood Brewing Company.
He’ll be pouring some fantastic brews from one of Virginia’s hottest breweries.
SPECIAL FRIDAY TASTING
7 Mar 2014 17:00 – 17:00 Hardywood Pin Nights at Capital Ale House #Fredericksburg
Three specialty pins were created by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for our Fredericksburg location. We are excited to feature one beer three Friday nights in a row. Join us early as these are going to go quickly, starting at 5 pm each night. Great Return on Feb 21st, Bourbon Sidamo on Feb 28th and Imperial Stout with Vanilla Bean on March 7th.
7 Mar 2014 17:00 – 20:00 Once Upon a Vine North Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond
This Friday we have a dual tasting on the beer side featuring Rick from AlbermarleCiderWorks (ciders to be announced) and Julie from New Belgium including their Snapshot,Ranger, 1554 and Accumulation.
Curtis from Tri-Cities will be on the wine side and will be sampling Laurent Vouvray white
and Le Coq Rouge both from France and Casteggio Barbera and Pinot Grigio both from Italy.
March has declared it is beer focus month!
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7 Mar 2014 18:00 – 18:00 Heavy Seas Cigar Pairing at Mona Lounge #GlenAllen
Join Virginia Fleet Captain Brian Gearing at Mona Lounge in Short Pump for a special evening of Heavy Seas Beers paired with carefully selected cigars. The menu for the evening will be as follows, and beers will be specially priced, plus a special group package featuring a flight of the 3 beers plus cigars all for one very low price!Loose Cannon IPA – 7.25% ABVpaired with CAO Brazilia Gol! : CAO Gol! Cigars present a big, beefy and bold blend of Nicaraguan tobaccos rolled into dark, juicy Brazilian wrappers with an oily texture that’s so tempting you want to bite right down on ‘em. The smoke captivates and teases the palate with notes of cedar, exotic spices and an enticing aroma.
Small Craft Warning Uber Pils – 7% ABV
paired with Punch Rare Corojo – Punch Rare Corojo has a beautiful reddish hued Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that is the foundation of this cigar. It sets the tones and provides the savory earthy notes that you will experience all the way through this stick. The draw and burn are great and provide a pleasurable smoking experience through the entire 6 ¾“ of tobacco.
Black Cannon Black IPA – 7.25% ABV
Paired with La Aroma de Cuba – Now made by Jose ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia in Nicaragua, La Aroma de Cuba is a bold blend of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan long-fillers inside a dark Connecticutt Broadleaf wrapper. La Aroma de Cuba received a 91-point rating, noting “A dark pigtailed Lancero with an attractive, toothy wrapper. It draws and burns perfectly, offering a strong, heady set of toasty, woody and nutty flavors complemented by a leathery finish.
7 Mar 2014 19:00 – 21:00 Craft Beer 101 at Wegman’s Potomac #Woodbridge
Craft Beers 101Craft beers can be defined in a number of ways, from “an intellectual beverage that is to be savored not swilled” to “pure happiness in a glass.” However, everyone can agree that each distinct craft beer was brewed with great care and design, with the intention to be shared, revered, and enhance food pairings. Join us for a casual, class-oriented gathering as we delve into the introductory aspects of craft beers. We’ll taste and discuss craft beers from around the globe, distinguish between different types of beer, look at the mechanics for pouring and tasting, offer cheese pairings, and more.
Friday, March 7
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Wegmans Potomac WIne and Spirits
14801 Dining Way
Adult Admission: $20, Purchace your ticket at the Service Desk