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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, March 14th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 14 Mar 2014 13:00 – 16:00
    Port City Brewing Tasting at Norms Wine & Beer #Vienna
    Heads up!We have a tasting with Jason from Port City Brewing Co on Saturday, March 15,2014 from 1-4pm. Stop by to taste their new seasonal the Tartan Ale and someold standbys!
  • 14 Mar 2014 15:00 – 19:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Vintage Cellar #Blacksburg

    Weekend Happenings at Vintage Cellar
    Free beer tasting every Friday afternoon.

    Free wine tasting every Saturday.
    Stock is on our site: http://www.vintagecellar.com
    Cheers! We hope to see you soon!
    Friday, Beer for March 14, 2014: Beer Tastings are offered from 3-7pm.

    If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?

    Rogue Kells Irish Style Lager

    Was $6.95 / 22oz

    On Sale $3.95 / 22oz

    European-style pilsner brewed with Great Western 2-row, French Carapilsner malt, Sterling hops and Czech pilsner yeast. Kells Irish Lager undergoes one week of primary and 5 weeks of secondary fermentation and weighs in at 11.5 degrees plato with 28 International Bittering Units.

    5% ABV

    Ommegang Glimmerglass

    $3.25 / 12oz

    $11.95 / 4 Pack

    Deep straw to light amber in color with a thick, pure white head. The saison yeast strain gives off fruity aromas of pear, apple and slight citrus balanced with a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness. Taste is very clean, with pronounced fruit flavors, delicate bready malt followed by welcomed spicing. Crisp finish with lingering yet subtle notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.

    5.4% ABV

    Avery Maharaja

    $9.50 / 22oz

    Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, meaning “great”, andrajan, meaning “king”. Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. Welcome to his kingdom!

    10.2% ABV

    Barbe Ruby

    $6.45 / 11.2oz

    $24.45 / 4 Pack

    “Barbe Ruby” is a top-fermented beer. The “Barbe Ruby” is the fruity beer in the series of “Barbe” beers. Its taste has aromas of fruit with hints of almonds and light sour cherries. The taste is initially sweet and fruity and keeps nicely the balance with a refreshing aftertaste. “Barbe Ruby” has an alcohol content of 7.7 % alc. vol.

    7.7% ABV

  • 14 Mar 2014 16:00 – 19:00
    COTU Brew “Chin Music” Tasting at Total Wine & More #Richmond
    Total Wine Broad St. will play host to COTU’s Chris Ray and The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ Nutzy as they kick off Chin Music Amber Lager. We’ll be pouring samples of Chin Music and all the other COTU beers. We’ll also have a Chin Music contest, in which participants will try to play their best “chin music” on our cardboard batter, and former major-league pitcher Chris Ray will judge the winner! The winner will receive a $25 Total Wine gift card, plus other items to be determined.
  • 14 Mar 2014 16:00 – 19:00
    COTU Brew “Chin Music” Tasting at Total Wine & More #SouthRichmond
    Chin Music samplings at Both Total Wines. Special appearance from Nutsy!
  • 14 Mar 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Heavy Seas Meet and Greet at Whole Foods #VirginiaBeach
    Join Captain Hugh Sisson for a Heavy Seas Happy Hour Meet & Greet on the Porch at Whole Fiods this Friday! Siren Noire, Black Cannon, Loose Cannon and Small Craft Warning pints & growlers!
  • 14 Mar 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine North Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond
    This Friday Brice Harrington will be sampling Virginia wines including Potomac PointAbbinato Red and La Bellevie White and Delfosse Reserve D’Oriane White and Malbec.DuClaw from Baltimore will be on the beer side sampling their Sweet Baby Jesus, ChipotleChocolate Stout, Hellrazor IPA and Serum.Cheers, The Once Upon A Vine staff.
  • 14 Mar 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine South Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond

    Beer Tasting 2/14/14
    This week we will be tasting selections from Troegs in Hershey, PA
    *****************Beer Specials*************
    Long Trail Hibernator $5.99/$20 ( Vermont)
    Smuttynose Winter Ale $5.99/$20 (NH)
    Founders Breakfast Stout $9.99 (Michigan)
    Blue Island Beer $3.99/$12 ( Greece)
  • 14 Mar 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting at Wine Gourmet #Roanoke
    St. Patrick’s Day Beer TastingMarch 14th 5-8pmMark your calendars as we pop open a dozen brews for you to taste out to help make your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations (and Spring) even better!Our friends from Hop & Wine and Specialty Beverage will be here helping us to sample out these awesome beers.Additionally, we will have snacks, and discounts on beer and wine for those parties that you are planning.

    You won’t want to miss this! Bring Friends!

    See You Soon,


  • 14 Mar 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    All Parkway Taps. All Hoonah Jams. at 16th West Marketplace #Roanoke

    Parkway Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Cork & Crust

    with Welcome to Hoonah.

  • 14 Mar 2014 18:30 – 20:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Cork and Fork #Gainsville
    Tonight, we are serving the following beers during our tasting:**SweetWater IPA — This mammoth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry hopping process. Unfiltered.**Anderson Valley Spring Valley — Spring Hornin’ is a really good beer, but a bit of a misnomer. The style is truer to a pale ale, with the malt being a bit more present and the hops less pronounced than I expected. As a pale ale, it’s a truly solid beer; I won’t have any trouble finishing the six-pack.**Bell’s Smitten Golden Rye — Drawn from one of the oldest recipes from Bell’s Brewery, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at their Eccentric Cafe. The combination of sharp citrus and resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.**SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale — SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale is the most popular beer from SweetWater. It is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a stimulating hop character and crisp finish.
  • 14 Mar 2014 21:00 – 21:00
    Brews & Burlesque at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
    Those Freaking Weirdos and STRANGEWAYS BREWING are doing it again, the only burlesque show in the known universe to take place within pastie-throwing distance of the brewing tanks.Starring Melody Magpie, Moxie LaBouche, Dante the Inferno and hosted by Dev L. Ish.Each month will showcase a new local burlesquer.Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door (cash or charge). http://www.tfwburlesque.com/buy/ This is a smaller venue than we usually play, so don’t delay or you may miss the show!Brewery opens at 4p. Seating opens at 8p. Show starts at 9p.

    21+ only

    *Free off-street parking.*

    Sound and light by DJ Jesse James Felice.

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, Feb 28th

So before I get to the long list of events today I wanted to share this.  You probably heard the news but just in case….

Bill Allowing Brewery on a Farm License Passes

RICHMOND, VA – Senate Bill 430, a bill which legally defines breweries located on a farm, passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild, an affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), has led the business coalition supporting this bill, which will grant breweries located on a farm similar privileges as farm wineries. The farm breweries are required to grow and use their agricultural product, such as hops or barley, in its beer.

Senator John Watkins led the bill through the Virginia Senate, where it passed 35-3. The House of Delegates passed SB430 unanimously Monday, 97-0.

“The craft beer industry is a growing part of Virginia’s economy, ” said Lisa Pumphrey of Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery. “Senator Watkins recognized that farm breweries offer an avenue for small business generation in rural areas. The bill will allow new breweries to flourish and contribute to Virginia’s tourism industry.”

SB 430 builds on the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild’s record of legislative success. The Guild also successfully pressed for legislation enabling breweries to sell beer for consumption in their tasting rooms. SB 604, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law in 2012, changed a provision limiting on-premise consumption. Since the law was changed, the craft beer industry in Virginia has seen 75% growth in the number of breweries, supporting 8,123 FTE jobs and granting the Commonwealth an economic impact of $623 million. 

About Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is a coalition of independent, small, commercial breweries dedicated to growing the craft beer industry in the Commonwealth. Virginia’s craft beer industry supports 8,163 FTE jobs, and has an economic impact of $623 million. Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is an affiliate of the Virginia Manufacturers Association. The purpose of the Guild is to organize craft brewers for purposes of economic development, business development, supply chain management, tourism and government affairs. For more information on the Guild, go to http://www.virginiacraftbrewers.org.

Events happening in Virginia

  • 28 Feb 2014 00:00 – 00:00
    Three Notch’d Brewing Can Tasting at Wine Warehouse #Charlottesville
    THREE NOTCH’D BREWING NOW IN CANS! TASTING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28thThe newest addition to the local packaged beer scene is a pair of canned beers from Three Notch’d Brewing Co. After only 6 months of operation in the old Monticello Dairy building, they have made the jump from draft to cans. The first two efforts are from their core selection, the 40 Mile IPA and Hydraulion Red Ale, both available in 6packs at $9.49. Those interested in seeing just how well the beers translate into the cans before buying them can stop by for a taste Friday 28th and give them a whirl. With the success expected from these canned ventures, we can only hope to see the No Veto Brown or The Trader Crystal Hopped Saison follow in to cans shortly.
    Three Notch’d Brewing Can Tasting at Wine Warehouse #Charlottesville
  • 28 Feb 2014 15:00 – 19:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Vintage Cellar #Blacksburg

    Weekend Happenings at Vintage Cellar
    Free beer tasting every Friday afternoon.

    Free wine tasting every Saturday. This Saturday welcome Puppie with International Cellars and Andrea from JW Sieg!


    Friday, Beer:
    Anderson Valley Spring Hornin’ IPA
    $2.33 / 12oz
    $12.95 / 6 pack
    Appearance: Medium gold with a dense, long lasting 1” head.
    Aroma: Spring flowers, citrus juice, dried grass, toasted bread, cinnamon.
    Flavor: Woodruff, limoncello, clementine, toasted barley. Medium carbonation with fairly tame hop bitterness for an IPA.
    Overall: The wood elves celebrated the Spring Equinox with great vigor this past year and the echoes reverberate in this outstanding beer. Randini yawped in celebration and declared Spring Hornin’ the official beer of the season, and a session beer for the stout at heart.
    6.8% ABV

    Troegs Nugget Nectar
    $2.55 / 12oz
    $13.95 / 6 pack
    $5.95 / 22oz
    Appearance: Inviting orangey red with a thick cap of foam.
    Aroma: Pine resin, straw, lillies, orange zest.
    Flavor: Wet grass, sage, underbrush, orange scone, dark bread. Bitter, resinous hops perfectly balanced with chewy, sweet malt.
    Overall: In their excitement, the others drained the bottle of delicious Nectar before Randini had a chance to sup and add his commentary.
    7.5% ABV

    Ovila Quad
    $9.95 / 750ml
    Appearance: Medium brown with large, itssofluffyimgonnadie beige head.
    Aroma: Grape jam, burnt candy sugar, molasses cookie, cherry compote, wet wood, warm spice, cranberry, woodsmoke.
    Flavor: Plum, toffee, walnut, caramel cake, pear leather, coffee. At two years old this beer is showing extremely well and easily hides its 10+% ABV.
    Overall: The stillness as the monks commune with their creator. With the heft of a well-worn wool robe, the elixir overwhelms the palate with flavors that bring to mind a fine Scotch. The good life…
    10.4% ABV

    DuClaw Hell on Wood
    $2.75 / 12oz
    $14.95 / 6 pack
    Appearance: Medium gold with quickly receding head.
    Aroma: Caramel, leather, cardamon, dill, fennel, lumber.
    Flavor: Treacle, booze, coffee, french toast, chocolate, Southern Comfort. A bit dry and tannic from the barrel ageing. Tasty now and could stand to age for a while.
    Overall: The monks are disappointed. The stillness has been abandoned by hedonistic mayhem of apocalyptic proportions. The rich beer smothers your soul allowing the 10.6% ABV to take you where you dare not go. Beware…
    10.6% ABV

  • 28 Feb 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Build A Beer Workshop at Capital Ale House Downtown #Richmond

    Pick a beer from our list and 1 to 3 ingredients to add to it and we will build a beer press for you to enjoy! Be creative! Think outside the box!

    Come in on February 28th after 5 pm and fill out a form telling us which beer you want to use and which ingredients you want to add to it (or use one of our tried and true recipes) and we will create your master piece!

    Beers to choose from:

    Bells Amber Ale, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Bold Rock Cider, Allagash White Ale, Legend Brown Ale, Devil’s Backbone Vienna Lager, Stone Arrogant Bastard, and Victory Golden Monkey

    Ingredients to choose from:

    Rosemary, Basil, Black Peppercorns, Cinnamon, Juniper Berries, Dried Chile Peppers, Chocolate Malt, Cherries, Strawberries, Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Lemon Grass, Lavender, Wood Chips, Different varieties of Whole Cone hops etc.

    Get creative! Our Beer Buyer Adrienne will be here to assist you in your choices!

    This special is available to bar guests as well as tables!

  • 28 Feb 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.
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine North Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond
    Cory from Kysela will be tasting the wines this week including two from South Africa,
    (Riebeek Pinotage and Indwe Sauvignon Blanc) Cortenova Primitivo from Italy, and Hugl
    Gruner Veltliner from Austria.
    Ashley from Richmond’s own Legend will be on the beer side and will be tasting their
    Maibock, Hopfest and their new Oyster Stout collaboration with St.George brewery.Cheers, The Once Upon A Vine Staff.
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Once Upon a Vine South Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond

    This week we will be tasting selections from Left Coast Brewery in Puerta Del Sol, San Clemente, CA
    *****************Beer Specials*************
    Long Trail Hibernator $5.99/$20 ( Vermont)
    Smuttynose Winter Ale $5.99/$20 (NH)
    Founders Breakfast Stout $9.99 (Michigan)
    Blue Island Beer $3.99/$12 ( Greece)
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Wine Gourmet #Roanoke
    Friday Beer Tasting 5-8Stop by Friday as we taste out 4 great new beers… stay tuned to Facebook for more info on which ones!
  • 28 Feb 2014 17:30 – 19:30
    Corks and Kegs Weekly Beer Tasting #Richmond
    Free Wine and Beer Tasting!!!!Fridays 5:30 to 7:30Beer
    Southern Tier Grand Arbor Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale (New York)
    Nectar Ales Black Xantus Imperial Stout (California)
    Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout (Utah)

    Evan Livick from Bravo will be in to pour three great wines! Buy one of his selections, get the second 50% off!
    Live Music!
    Ray Lindquist Quartet–Back Again This Week!

  • 28 Feb 2014 18:30 – 18:30
    Hardywood Park Beer Dinner at Mosiac #Richmond

    Hardywood Beer Dinner

  • 28 Feb 2014 18:30 – 20:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Cork and Fork #Gainsville

    Beer Tasting
    6:30-8:00 pm Friday February 28, 2014
    Epic Brewing Company — Utah Sage Saison Belgian Style Ale from the Exponential Series
    Three out of the four ingredients in Simon and Garfunkel’s third album make this Beglian-style farmhouse ale a perfect golden beverage with festive herbal notes. The malts used are Weyermann Pilsner, Muntons Maris Otter, Briess 2-Row Brewers Malt, Rye Malt, Muntons Wheat Malt, and Briess Barley Flakes. The hops and spices used are Centennial, Citra, Calypso with fresh Sage, Thyme, and Rosemary, and dry-hopped with additional Citra.


    Bear Republic — Apex Special IPA
    Apex: The highest point, the culmination or climax. In racing, the apex of a turn is approached differently as conditions dictate, but always with a forward looking mindset. This beer is a culmination of years of brewing and drinking hop forward IPAs. 100 IBUs, 8.95%ABV. Pair with spicy dishes, hard cheeses, and meats.


    Du Claw Brewing Company — Cocoa Fuego A Chocolate Chipotle Stout
    The silky smooth stout is full-bodied with warm aromas of cocoa and roasted malt, a subtle hop presence, and a spicy chipotle pepper bite, perfectly tempered by luscious dark chocolate.


    Du Claw Brewing Company — Hell on Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine Style Ale

    Devil’s Milk Barleywine is aged in Kentucky White Oak bourbon barrels to add notes of vanilla, caramelized sugar and charred oak to the beer’s sensual fruit esters, mighty malt backbone and demonic hop presence.