Interesting Beer Fact:
Guinness draft has fewer calories than skim milk! Read more on that fact here http://www.omg-facts.com/lists/29/8-Mind-blowing-Facts-About-Beer/3#G2BPUJYj1wWPuQWO.99
So yesterday was a dark, dark, dark (no pun intended) day in Richmond. If you haven’t heard Hardywood Park lost about 50 barrels of thier Bourbon Barrel Gingerbread Stout. This batch, the only batch, is set to be released this coming weekend. So what does that mean? Chaos? Looting? Rioting? Um, No! What I am told is that there will be no bottles released into distribution. Hardywood is planning an early bottle sale at 1pm. I can guarantee you people will start lining up early Sat morning. This also means just a 2 bottle per person limit. I have not heard if they will still do growler fills though during the day Sat. Don’t let this get your down though as there are other great Christmas beers that you can still enjoy. For example Alewerks Marley’s Lament, Midngiht Brewing Midnight at Christmas are two that come to mind.
If you recall a few weeks ago I mentioned a homebrew contest being hosted by Creek Bottom Brews. Well this is your last weekend to sign up. If you don’t recall all the details visit the event site here http://www.creekbottombrewing.com/homebrewcontest2013-2014.htm. According to their Facebook page here’s what they posted “Please email me, Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (276)236-2337 (just need to know your name, phone #, and which categories you’ll be entering). It’s very important that I hear from all who are planning on entering by this weekend and thanks to all who have notified me already.”
So let’s take a look at the upcoming events. Keep in mind I’m always adding events.
As I stated early tomorrow (Sat Dec 7th) Hardywood is releasing their Bourbon Gingerbread Stout staritng at 1pm with a Pre-Bottle Release Party.
Once you get your bottle head over to Mekong for the special pin of Gingerbread Stout starting at 7pm.
On Monday, Dec 9th
Firewors Pizza in Arlington is hosting a Devils Backbone Beer Dinner. Seats are available check the link for reservation details and menu.
Mekong is hosting a Heavy Seas Tap Mutiny. Come out and hang with Heavy Seas Rep, Brian Gearing as they unleash some goodies from Heavy Seas Brewing starting at 4:20pm.
On Tuesday, Dec 10th
Rustico Restaurant is hosting a New Belgium Rare & Obscure. Here’s your chance to enjoy some of the best from New Belgium brewing on tap.
On Wednesday, Dec 11th
Union Jack’s Pub will host a Goose Island Brewing Beer Dinner at 7pm. As I understand it seats are filling up fast. Check out the link for details.
On Thursday, Dec 12th
Capital Ale House Midlothian is hosting 12 for $12 on the 12th- Featuring Strangeways Wyrd sisters and Trump Cru. Come out and check out various versions of the Wyrd Sisters and learn about them and Trump Winery. Starts at 5pm.
Mekong is hosting a fundraising event for those affected by the the typhoon that hit the Philippines last month. Draft will be reduced and half will go to benefit the victims.
Magnolia at the Mill hosting the 12 Beers of Christmas Beer Dinner at 7pm. As usual spots are filling fast, so best to check the link for menu and reservation details
Finally, Saison is Richmond is having their 1st Anniversary Big Pun Beer Dinner. Check out the menu and reservation details at the link.
So there you go a brief view of upcoming events. Be sure to follow me on Twitter the latest updates and other fun reposta.