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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, June 10th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 10 Jul 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Steal the Vessel at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
    Grunt Night! is more than just Grunts, now…Come in on Thursdays and you can Steal the Grunt, Growler, or to-go Blue Ball pint glass! Already have plenty? Then just bring in your Strangeways to go containers for specials on refills. We have over 20 beers on tap you can take to-go so stock up!
    Steal the Vessel at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
  • 10 Jul 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Hop & Wine #Fredericksburg

    “Beer Trivia”
    Which of the following sayings came from beer history?
    a) Rule of Thumb
    b) Kick the Bucket
    c) Honeymoon
    d) Caught red Handed

    Thirsty Thursday
    The Line up
    Flying Dog Dead Rise
    Dead Rise was brewed to highlight the indelible character of Old Bay through bright and refreshing citrus hop notes and a crisp tart finish. Our brewers worked with the spice experts at Old Bay for over six months to develop the recipe and craft a beer that will quickly earn its spot alongside the iconic yellow, bluee, and red tin.
    ABV: 5.6%
    BA Score: 84 Pts.
    RB Score: NA
    Untappd: 3.60/ 5 Avg

    Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA
    This beer, known as Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA is a blend of 60 and 90 Minute IPAs with a special whole leaf cascade dry-hopping session. Post-hopping the beer gest transferred into firkins and dosed with fresh yeast and maple syrup from the ole family homestead
    ABV: 7.5%
    BA Score: 92 Pts.
    RB Score: 99 Pts.
    Untappd: 4/ 5 Avg

    Hardywood Bourbon Cru
    Bourbon Cru displays a sunset orange hue with a substantial head and brilliant clarity after months of barrel ageing. The maturity and melding of flavors brought s A. Smith Bowman Distillery lends an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Cru. Almond toffee and oaky vanilla aromatics give way to dark cherries, raisins and mature whiskey. A bit of plum flavor is greeted by caramel overtones and an assertive yet incredibly rounded body and a lingering, bourbon-laced finish.
    ABV: 12%
    BA Score: 90 Pts.
    RB Score: 92 Pts.
    Untappd: 4/ 5 Avg

    Caldera Mogli
    ‘Caldera’s “Mogli” was inspired by the loss of a dear friend. This is a chocolate, bourbon, oak-aged Imperial Porter. Mogli is complex, sweet, chocolatey, big and full of unconditional love! Sure to warm your heart. Served in a 10 ounce wine glass.
    ABV: 8.5%
    BA Score: 95 Pts.
    RB Score: 99 Pts.
    Untappd: 4.20 /5 Avg

    “Beer Trivia Answer”
    a) Rule of Thumb- Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where “rule of thumb” comes from.

    c) Honeymoon- It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month”, or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.

  • 10 Jul 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Brooklyn Brewery Pint Night at The Public House #Norfolk
    We have a pretty sweet Pint Night tonight at the Public House. We are doing one of the big ones up north, the Brooklyn Brewery. We are running the ever popular Summer Ale and also the Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. So drop by and grab a sweet pint glass and enjoy a brew. Also, for you whiskey lovers, we just got in some new amazing stuff to try. See you tonight!
  • 10 Jul 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Heavy Seas Steal the Glass at Capital Ale House #Innsbrook
    Join us July 10th for a Steal the Glass featuring Heavy Seas!

    We will have the following Heavy Seas beers:
    - Red Sky at Night
    - Plank III
    - Loose Cannon
    - Big DIPA
    - Cutlass Lager
    Also: Capital Ale House Innsbrook has the honor of tapping the first Heavy Seas Beer Plank III keg in Virginia! The Plank series concept is that instead of putting the beer into barrels, we put the barrels into the beer. This time, we’ve aged a Belgian Tripel on Jamaican All-Spice wood, the first beer of it’s kind!

  • 10 Jul 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Red, White & Bleu Wine & Gourmet #Falls Church

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    Every time you turn around, there’s a new brewery popping up. There’s lots of good ones around here and we like showing them off. We’ve got 5 interesting brews from fantastic local breweries to expand your horizons without leaving The Little City.

    Lickinghole Creek Prancing Pony
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    Dogfish Head Rosabi
    Lost Rhino My Imaginary Girlfriend
    Heavy Seas Plank III

  • 10 Jul 2014 17:30 – 21:00
    Hardywood Food Truck Court #Richmond
    FOOD TRUCK COURT (1)We’re kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more.Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited.

    Visit Hardywood Park’s Web Site for list of food vendors.

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, June 25th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 25 Jun 2014 14:00 – 14:00
    “Grand Release” Bar & Restaurant Crawl with Ardent Craft Ales #Richmond
    “Grand Release” Bar + Restaurant Crawl! Join us at any of these fine establishments as we tap the first kegs of our beer. Thank you The Cask Cafe + Station 2 + Capital Ale House Richmond + Southern Railway Taphouse + The Roosevelt + Mekong Restaurant + Portrait House + Mellow Mushroom Carytown for hosting us!
  • 25 Jun 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    New Mead Crafted Artisan Meadery Tupelo Mead – Beer Education Wednesdays at The Birch Bar


    Mead, also known as honey wine, is regarded as the oldest of fermented beverage and has stood the test of time. From the dawn of pre-history to today mead has long been regarded as a delicacy, often referred to as the “nectar of the gods”.

    Crafted Artisan Meadery uses the finest raw, unfiltered, unpastuerized honey as well as fruits, spices, herbs, and other natural ingredients to create an experience that is solely “mead”. Some of our meads are aged on oak and others not…oak does wonders to an already complex mead. Our use of honey might make you think that mead is only sweet. While mead can be made as sweet as a dessert wine it can also be made dry…and anywhere in between. Yes, you’ll find a little of “traditional wine” and even a little of “craft beer” elements but mead is an experience all it’s own. Where other beverages work within the confines of industry standards and style categories mead can be broken down into a few broad categories that allow us to be as creative and unique as we want…there are no rules.


    Traditional mead consists of honey, water, and yeast. Traditionals allow the chosen honey to be showcased and the drinker to explore the characteristics of that honey. Tupelo, Clover, Orange Blossom, the list is long…there is a wide array of varietal honey available each with it’s own unique flavor and aroma characteristics.

    (Read more here)



    2013 Mazer Cup – Silver Medal Winner

    2013 FLIWC – Bronze Medal Winner

    Tupelo is a semi-sweet traditional mead crafted with 100% raw Tupelo honey, water, and yeast. Regarded as the gold standard of honey around the world, Tupelo honey is gathered for a few brief weeks in the Apalachicola River basin in the panhandle of Florida. Our Tupelo Mead is handcrafted to showcase this rare and world renowned honey.

  • 25 Jun 2014 17:30 – 17:30
    IndePINdence Week at Legend Brewing #Richmond
    We’re free, we’re free, from the TTB!

    Until the recent release of alleviated formula regulations, breweries were bound by strict formula regulations. These regulations made it hard to give the people rare and exclusive pins on a whim.

    Now we cheer! We are free from restrictions and celebrate the freedom of the cask conditioned pin! With a list of ingredients we can now legally add to cask conditioned pins, our brewers have gone PINsane! Below is the week’s worth of events:Monday, 5:30pm: Aaron (Cask Extraordinaire) will tap a Lager with Vanilla Beans and Orange // Brewery Tour to follow

    Wednesday, 5:30pm: Cam (Quality Control Tech) will tap a Pale Ale with Jalapeño and Cinnamon // Brewery Tour to follow

    Friday, 5:30pm: Jeff (Cask Extraordinaire) will tap a Brown Ale with Raspberries and Chipotle Peppers // Brewery Tour by Ashley (Marketing Guru) to follow

  • 25 Jun 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    SweetWater Brewing Co.
    Tasting and Tap Event Wednesday 6/25
    SweetWater 420
    On The Tasting Table

    SweetWater’s roots began back in Boulder, Colorado in the early 90′s while Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney were roommates at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

    During their time out west, they realized they had more of a hankering for beer than books. Once they were finished with school, it was time to either find a real job, or get serious in the brewing business. Easy choice, right? Freddy and Kevin headed off to the American Brewers Guild in California aka Brewing School to sharpen up their knowledge of “Fermentation Science”! After that they were off and running, brewing beer for other breweries around the west coast, learning their craft while keeping the dream of their own place alive.

    In the summer of 1996, the energy and action of the Olympics brought Freddy to Atlanta. He found this town in need of a West Coast style brewery and knew that he and Kevin were just the guys to turn the local brewing scene on its ear with the hoppy, aggressive ales they had been brewing for years. February 17, 1997 marked the official beginning of SweetWater Brewery, and a new style of brewing and selling beer in Atlanta.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    420 Extra Pale Ale: A tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a stimulating hop character and a crisp finish. It was first brewed on April 20th 1997. 5.4% abv.

    SweetWater Blue: A unique lighter style ale enhanced with a hint of fresh blueberry. When you drink this beer take a good whiff first and you’ll smell the blueberry influence, but on the taste it’s extremely subtle and the finish is extra clean. Ain’t no fruit beer, but it is our breakfast beer, usually folks that are looking to quench their thirst or for those that are new to the “good beer” lifestyle; this is their choice. 4.9% abv.

    SweetWater IPA: This mammouth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. It’s unfiltered, leaving all the natural flavors intact. 6.3% abv.

    Take Two Pils: This adventurous golden blonde German style pilsner is brewed with a mad hatter’s dose of spicy floral hops. It’s beautifully Bohemian in body, earthy in soul, and it’s moving low. 5.0% abv.

    NINE SweetWater On Draft

    Georgia Brown

    Happy Ending Imperial Stout – Winner of 2014 World Beer Cup Silver Medal in the American-Style Stout category.

    2013 Festive Ale

    420 Extra Pale Ale – 2002 Silver Medal- Great American Beer Festival, 1997 – 2005 Creative Loafing Readers Choice – Best local beer

    SweetWater IPA

    Take Two Pils

    SweetWater Blue – 1998 World Beer festival Bronze Medal Winner – Fruit beer category

    Waterkeeper Hefeweizen

    Road Trip Pilsner