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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 23rd

So as you begin to plan your weekend here are the up coming festivals.
If you in the Harrisonburg area don’t forget the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival
Those of you in Arlington can enjoy the Springfest at Capital City Brewing
If you are near Culpeper check out the Gnarly Hops & Barley Festival
Finally, in Williamsburg the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is happening on Sunday.
There you go a weekend of fun.

Events happening in Virginia

  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 22:00
    Fried Chicken and Cider Dinner at Pasture #Charlottesville
    Cider is made in the fall or winter after apple harvest, but we think it really reaches it’s peak after a few months of fermentation and aging. Spring also means fresh chickens from our neighboring farms and the perfect weather for dining and drinking outdoors. So, Potter’s Craft Cider is teaming up with our friends at Free Union Grass Farm and Pasture Charlottesville to welcome the warm weather and bid farewell to the snow and cold.$21 gets you 2 pieces of local, free range, fried chicken, 2 sides and a glass of Potter’s Farmhouse Dry cider, with gluten free options available. There’s a limited amount of chicken until the weather warms up a little more, so this event is first come, first serve!
  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    BEER WEEK – Steal the Glass Night featuring Three Brothers at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg
    We’re celebrating Craft Beer running up to the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival all week long with a SIX day blowout! Each day we’ll be featuring a select brewery from Beer Fest to highlight some of the great beer they offer!Wednesday features Harrisonburg’s own Three Brothers brewing, with plenty of Steal the Glass and tons of great draft beer!l
    - Hoptimization
    - Admiral
    - Tri Brathair
    - Resolute
    - Elementary Porter
  • 23 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Evil Twin’s version of Table Beer – Beer Education Wednesdays at The Birch #Norfolk
    photo_745984117ba5The Third Installment.About a month ago we sampled Westbrook’s version of Table Beer, a Czech Style Pilsner, this week we have on draft Evil Twin. Here’s a little more about the project created by Justin Phillips, owner of Beer Table in New York.

    What is Table Beer?

    Table Beer is a brewing project inspired by our experiences with operating our little restaurant, Beer Table. The beers produced under the name “Beer Table Table Beer” are commissioned – they are in no way collaborations. Until now, we’ve focused on rare and unusual experiences in beer, but as with any thing we do in life, there comes a time where we want to seek balance and appreciate the beauty of consistency. Out of this maturation came the idea that Beer Table should have a “table beer”. I’m not a brewer, though I’ve made beer and have visited countless breweries. I realize that my main interest is in curating a selection of beers that are personally significant to me, and sharing it with whoever walks through our front door. Those who know me and know Beer Table know that in many ways it has been more my home for the last few years than our actual home, so in a way, I feel like my life and interests have been very public for a while now. As we’ve had beer consistently as a part of our daily life for a long time now, I have definitely made the transition that I’ve heard others speak of where I’ve begun to value consistency and balance almost as much, and sometimes more than, adventure.

    What Jeppe has to say about his Evil Twin Version:

    One of the beauties of beer and brewing is that the best beer in the world and the worst beer in the world are made from (pretty much) the same ingredients. It’s all about having passion and focus on details — this easy drinkable all brett fermented beer is brewed with my favorite hop variety, Simcoe. So simple, yet so complex. Enjoy!

    Enjoy this interpretation of Table Beer on Draft tomorrow!


    The Birch will be CLOSED for vacation, Tuesday April 29th – Saturday May 3rd. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday May 6!

    We will do a GROWLER SPECIAL on Saturday April 26th so you can stock up for the week! (The date in the last e-mail was incorrect)

  • 23 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    South Street Brewery

    Tasting Wednesday 4/23

    South Street Brewery

    The South Street Brewery in Charlottesville, Virginia was founded in 1998, and is housed in the renovated H. H. Hankins Hay and Grain warehouse built in the late 1800′s. Old brick walls, hardwood floors and thick timber pillars provide a striking setting for our custom built brewhouse and a spacious, welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy fresh, handcrafted ales and lagers. South Street’s commitment to on-premises brewing ensures that only the highest quality ingredients are used and that the beer is always fresh. This commitment has earned South Street regional and international praise but more importantly, results in a wide selection of styles and new, creative recipes that will continually have customers discovering new favorites.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    J P Ale: Our award winning American-style pale ale. Tons of Cascade hops give this session ale moderate bitterness with great aroma and fresh hop flavor.

    Satan’s Pony Amber Ale: The most distinguishing characteristic of this amber ale is the perfect balance of hop, malt, and roasted flavors. Deceptively smooth, Satan’s Pony is our most popular selection.

    India Ink: Assertive bitterness is shared with its paler cousin JP, and generous quantities of Simco, Amarillo, Columbus and Cascade conspire with a subtle roasted flavor give this beer unique and delicious flavor.

    Espresso Porter: A dark beer with a light body, served on nitrogen to give it a rich, creamy head. Shenandoah Joes’ espresso imparts perfectly balanced coffee flavor to this decadent brew.

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 16th

For Immediate Release


Ashland, Virginia, April 15th: It’s that time of year again! COTU’s second annual Kentucky Derby party is on Saturday, May 3rd. The Colonial Downs and the EZ Horseplay trailer will set up shop at the brewery for attendees to place live wagers on the races leading up to and including the main event itself! There is a best hat contest starting at 5:00pm and special beer concoction constructed exclusively for the event with commemorative cups to drink it in.

Watch the races live from the 22 foot television inside the brewery, or the various televisions scattered outside in the beer garden. There will be an array of food from local food truck vendors available throughout the day.

There will also be live music from nationally touring blues-rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Eli Cook! Don’t miss the celebration that everyone will be talking about!

Doors open at 3:00pm and the party continues all the way till 9:00pm.

Center of the Universe Brewing Company opened its doors in Ashland, VA on November 16th 2012. Brothers Phil and Chris Ray, who started as homebrewers turned their hobby into an obsession that is now a successful brewery in Virginia.

Here are today’s events

  • 16 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Steal the Glass – Flying Squirrels RVA Day at Capital Ale House #Richmond Midlothian #Innsbrook
    Help us celebrate Flying Squirrels RVA Day with Center of the Universe’s nod to our hometown team, Chin Music Amber Lager along with many other great RVA brewed beers by joining us for Steal the Glass after the day game. You can take home our exclusive Capital Ale House Flying Squirrels RVA glass!This special Steal the Glass will be going on at all three of our Richmond locations: Capital Ale House Richmond, Capital Ale House Midlothian, and Capital Ale House Innsbrook.
  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Great Lakes Brewing Tap Takeover at Fireworks Pizza #Leesburg
    We will be featuring a firkin of Burning River Pale Ale, Rye of the Tiger IPA, Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber Lager, Commodore Perry IPA, and Chillwave DIPA. We will tap the firkin around 4pm but the event will officially kick off at 5pm. Don’t miss the chance to try these great beers!
  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 19:00
    IPA Happy Hour 5-7PM – Beer Education Wednesdays at The Birch Bar #Norfolk

    IPA Happy Hour 5-7PM


    In case you didn’t get enough IBUs last week!

    Anything classified on the list as an IPA will be discounted between 5-7PM tonight!

  • 16 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Man Crush…Hoppy Saison at Mekong #Richmond
    Hang out with the Brewers Nite at MekongCome celebrate the release of Smartmouth brewing and Green Flash Brewing collaborationMAN CRUSH…Hoppy Saison
    Also on tap
    *Green Flash Green Bullet…Triple IPA
    *Green Flash Cedar Plank…American Pale Ale
    *Smartmouth Notch 9..an Imperial IPA
    *Smartmouth Cow Catcher…Milkstout
  • 16 Apr 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    The Duck-Rabbit Taps and
    Tasting Wednesday 4/16

    The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy BunnyThere are Jackalopes and then there are Duck-Rabbits. Well, Duck-Rabbit craft beer, that is. The Duck-Rabbit is a small packaging microbrewery located in Farmville, North Carolina. They sold their first beer in August of 2004 and specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers.

    So what’s the perfect beer for Easter? Hoppy Bunny, of course! It will be on the tasting table Wednesday 4/16 from 6 – 8 PM.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    Hoppy Bunny ABA Black India Pale Ale: It’s both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka.

    Amber Ale: A medium bodied beer with a lovely tawny copper or bronze color. This brew emphasizes malt complexity with layered caramel malt flavors.

    Milk Stout: A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.

    Brown Ale: An American brown ale brewed with loads of hops from start to finish (it’s hoppy and beautifully bitter). Amarillo hops in the boil provide a spicy citrusy bitterness. Saaz dry hops in the fermentor provide a refined flowery aroma. These hops are supported by a grain bill of seven varieties of malt.

  • 16 Apr 2014 18:30 – 18:30
    Devils Backbone Tap Invasion at Rustico Restaurant #Ballston
    Meet up with Adrienne tonight 0-Wednesday @ Rustico for the Devils Backbone Tap Invasion with Apocalypse. Find out what their secret collaborative brew is starting @ 6:30pm. Plus there is quite the collection of favorites from Devils Backbone on tap -the Belgian twin beauties – Azrael Belgian Golden Ale & Dark Abby Belgian Dubble, Eight Point IPA, Gold Leaf Lager,‪#‎PearLager‬, Ramsey’s Draft on nitro, Ten Point IPA, Schwartz Bier, ‪#‎StripedBassPaleAle‬ & the 2014 World Beer Cup winner ‪#‎ViennaLager‬…. little firkin of Cattywompas too!
  • 16 Apr 2014 19:00 – 21:00
    Center of the Universe Tap Takeover at The Flyin’ Pig Midlothian

    Come out to the Flying Pig in Midlothian for a COTU tap invasion! We will have 4 different delicious beer offerings on tap to pair perfectly with the decadent BBQ from the Flying Pig. Come on out and say hello!