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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 19th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 19 Apr 2014 12:00 – 18:00
    Scorpion-Black IPA Release Party at Adroit Theory Brewing #Purcelville
    Join us at the Tasting Room this weekend to sample our latest beer; Scorpion, a hoppy black IPA double dry-hopped with Summit. We are open 12-6pm both Saturday and Sunday.
  • 19 Apr 2014 13:00 – 19:00
    4 Pillars IPA Release and Earth Day Celebration at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery #Goochland
    We are finally releasing our IPA and what better day to do it than the greenest day of the year, Earth Day.4 Pillars DIPA is a delicious, hop-induced libation made specifically for your inner hop head. If you are not a hoppy beer fan, we are sorry. If you love massive, unsubtle hop flavor and aroma, you are welcome.Here’s the details:
    4 Pillars Double IPA
    7.5% ABV
    75 IBU
    Double Dry Hopped
    English Malts
    Hops: Columbus, Apollo, Pacific Jade, Galena
    Our House American Yeast Strain
    Our Well Water
    Delicious notes of pine and citrus, complete with a strong malt backbone.
    Name Origin:
    “Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.” – Thomas Jefferson

    To celebrate the release and Earth Day, we are having another Farm Extravaganza laden with vendors and multiple activities for families. We are truly excited to open up the farm for everyone to visit.

    We will offer live music as well as an outdoor farmers market – complete with artisan crafts, farm animals, live demonstrations and children’s activities. The farmers market will feature seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and locally made fine artisan crafts

    Live music provided by: Andy Vaughan and The Driveline. The time they come on will be released later.

    Vendors, children activities and gourmet food to be announced later.

    When visiting Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery please drive safely and slowly in respect to our neighbors and wildlife.

    Here’s the layout of the festivities

  • 19 Apr 2014 13:00 – 16:00
    Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine #Arlington

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    Hi Everybody!

    Not gonna waste any time today; let’s get into this week’s tasting lineup and new arrivals! Remember, deliveries are subject to selling out or other retail hiccups. Also, prices and limits are noted where applicable.

    Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting

    April 19, 2014

    1-4 PM

    Devils Backbone Gold Leaf Lager, Lexington, VA; 4.5% ABV, 17 IBU: The award-winning Pilsner from Devils Backbone is finally available at retail! Gold Leaf is light in body, with an emphasis on a crisp, dry finish. This first run won’t last long, but don’t fret–Gold Leaf is going to be DB’s first year-round canned beer! Scheduled to arrive Thursday, 4.17.14.; $10.99/6-pack cans

    Devils Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale, Lexington, VA; 5.2% ABV, 26 IBU: The seasonal favorite is back. If you’re looking for a clean, easy-going, refreshing Pale Ale you have to try Devils Backbone’s Striped Bass. Snag this great Virginia Pale Ale while you can! Scheduled to arrive Thursday, 4.17.14.; $10.99/6-pack cans

    Mikkeller Better Half IPA, brewed/canned at Sly Fox, Pottstown, PA; 6.9% ABV: The second of Mikkeller’s canned beers made at Sly Fox has arrived! Better Half is a unique take on IPA, focusing as much on the sweetness of its generous malt addition as the bitterness of its hops. Another winner from Mikkel! In stock; $9.99/4-pack cans

    Troegs LaGrave, Hershey, PA; 8% ABV: This new limited-run Belgian-style Tripel from Troegs is a wonderful take on the style. The joy of LaGrave is that for all of its complex flavors and 8% ABV, it’s well-balanced and doesn’t tax the palate. Also, LaGrave is worth trying now since it’ll be the base for some specialty projects down the road. In stock; $3.99/375mL bottles


    Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-Aged Project Blond No.8 (2013)–Port Charlotte barrels, Tildonk, Belgium; 12% ABV: Scotch lovers, heads up–you are going to want to try this. As part of its Barrel-Aged Project, the gang at Hof Ten Dormaal managed to get a hold of some barrels previously used by Bruichladdich to make their renowned Port Charlotte. Port Charlotte is very heavily peated, and that punchy Islay character comes through in spades when Dormaal’s outstanding Blond is aged in those barrels. Sweet and smoky, with classic hay/salt notes intertwined with the floral/spicy Belgian Blond. This isn’t for everyone, but it’s an experience, and those who like it will love it. In stock; $21.99/750mL bottle

    Thanks as always and I’ll see you this weekend at Arrowine!

    –Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger

  • 19 Apr 2014 14:00 – 21:00
    Hardywood Park Bourbon Cru Release #Richmond
    Hardywood Bourbon Cru is brewed in the fashion of the abbey quadrupel, the grand cru of many of Belgium’s revered monastic breweries. 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 on by the freshly drained, half-decade old Virginia bourbon barrels from Fredericksburg’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.Bourbon Cru release starts at 2pm in the tasting room with drafts and 750mL bottles, time pin tappings, local mobile food vendors and sets by Horsehead and The Pale And The Leader.

    2pm – The tasting room opens with Bourbon Cru on draft and in 750mL bottles, Ginger Mint Julep Randall, and 5 food trucks including:

    Boka Tako Truck , Pizza Tonight, Phoenix Garden Vegetarian Restaurant, andKing Of Pops – Richmond

    On Cask at the Warehouse Bar:
    2pm – Chocolate Stout
    4pm – Manhattan (2014 Bourbon Cru aged on dried dark sweet cherries, cherry wood chips, blood orange zest, and Cardamaro soaked blood orange)
    6pm – Gingerbread Stout
    On Cask at the Garage Bar:
    2pm – Manhattan
    4pm – Dry Irish Stout
    6pm – Capital Trail Pale Ale

    On Stage:
    5pm – The Pale and the Leader


    7pm – Horsehead
    Rock & roll, sinewy Crazy Horse grind and pop-jangle.


  • 19 Apr 2014 14:00 – 20:00
    Legend Brewing Co.’s 20th Anniversary Party #Richmond
    Come out on April 19th to enjoy our interpretations and iterations of great craft beer, and be a part of our memorable 20th Anniversary Celebration!We are opening our doors and extending the party to the parking lot and deck. We will have live music, pour limited-release brews from our vintage milk truck, and are offering for the first time an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet!The Music:
    The Remnants
    Wade Reynolds,
    Slack Family,
    & the Black Girls

    On Tap:
    Imperial Brown Ale, Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown Ale, a Cask Garden featuring pins made by ocal Richmond celebrities, two new brews pouring from our Cask Engines, AND MORE!

    Tickets are on sale NOW!
    Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legend-brewing-cos-20th-anniversary-party-tickets-10839249487

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 17th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 17 Apr 2014 15:00 – 15:00
    3rd Thursday Beer Event at Foster’s Grill #Westfield
    Here is what we have lined up so far for 3rd Thursday…
    Port City – Colossal 1&2
    Port City – Tartan
    Abita – Spring IPA
    Blue Mountain – Maggie’s Maibock
    Victory – Swing
    Highlands – Little Hump
    Epic – Escape to Colorado IPA
    Speakeasy – Old Godfather Barley Wine
    Dogfish Head – World Wide Stout
    We are hoping to add 2 more as well.
  • 17 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    Pilsner Glass Giveaway at Mad Fox Brewing #FallsChurch
    Pilsner Glass Giveway Final
  • 17 Apr 2014 16:30 – 16:30
    Smoked Beer Tasting at Wine Warehouse #Charlottesville
    WINE WAREHOUSE CELEBRATES ’4/20′ A LITTLE EARLY, WITH A SMOKED BEER TASTING THURSDAY APRIL 17thA delicious proliferation of various styles of smoked beers in the store gave the inspiration to do an in-store tasting, and it being April we figured it would be fun to do so in honor of 4/20. That was until I realized April 20 was in fact Easter Sunday, so no go. Friday would be equally questionable for a tasting with this inspiration (I’ve already got way too much red in my ledger to explain on Judgement Day without trying to justify hosting a ‘Smoke Out’ tasting on Good Friday), so Thursday is the day of choice.

    Smoked beer (also referred to as ‘rauchbier’) is best known in its German forms, especially in and around the city of Bamberg. The malts are traditionally dried over beechwood fires, which imparts a smoky, meaty aroma and flavor into the finished beer, typically a Lager. Depending on the weight and intensity of the beer, the smoked characters can be deceptively subtle to downright massive. The use of smoked malts are also apparent in other beer styles around the world, though not as famously and pervasively as in Bamberg, and the variety of fuel sources to smoke the malts brings a wide diversity of flavors to the beer.

    Aecht Schlenkerla-One of the most celebrated Rauchbier producers, and probably the best known in America. Each of their core beers show off the signature beechwood smoke character, from their subtle Pilsner, through the unique Weizen, to the classic Marzen and intensive Ur-Bock. In recent years they have added an Oak Smoked Dopplebock for the winter season. All five styles are available in the store at this time, and we will pull a selection of them to taste tomorrow.

    Uinta Brewing-An American interpretation of the classic Bamber Marzen lager, even going so far as to import their malt, the Uinta Tinder from their Crooked Line series looks to stand up alongside the legends. Tell us how you think it stacks up.

    White Birch-The First Sparrow is a Spring beer based on a very delicate variation of smoke beer from Poland/Eastern Europe called a Grodziskie or Gratzer. Wheat based and built at a more sessionable 4%abv, the unfiltered character White Birch employs on its bottled beers add richness and texture a lighter weight beer like this sometimes lacks,and helps to intensify the smoke notes. If you happened to have been at Champion Brewing in your beer adventures, their Kielbasa Gratzer is very similar.

    Stone Brewing-Most dark malt beers carry more of a coffee-like roast character from the charring of the malts. A small portion of smoked malts can add a pleasant meaty note, especially if there is some silky textures in the malt and the charred character isn’t too aggressive. Alaska Brewing Company was one of the first to feature this style of Porter and became an early cult beer for traders on the East Coast. As part of Stone’s core beer production, their Smoked Porter is sometimes overlooked, but is a very well crafted beer with a subtle note of real smoke and not aggressively meaty.

    Stillwater Artisan Ales-Surprising to know this involves smoke from looking at the label, as it’s a Saison/Farmhouse style with Scandinavian inspiration, but when you first open up a bottle of Debauched the first aromas are all Brett and peaty smoke. The whole juniper bushes add a bit of Norse robustness as well. Stillwater is one of the great Saison specialists in America, and this is one of his most intensely flavored beers to date.

    Orkney Brewery-We usually think of the beechwood and meaty flavors when we talk about smoked beers, but the Scottish have mastered the art of smoking their malts with peat, the accumulated decayed vegetation in the many bogs of Scotland and Ireland that has been the source of fuel since civilization began. The character of the peat in different areas is as much of a factor in the distinct flavors of the famed Scotch Whisky as the waters, and that distinctness also carries over to the beers that are brewed from single area malts. Dark Island is made from 100% Orkney Island malts, whose malt character is noted for a touch of seaside saltiness. If you’re lucky enough to have a glass of Highland Park alongside a pint of this, the smoke character between the two is undeniably similar. Not a ‘rauchbier’ but perfectly appropriate in a tasting like this.

  • 17 Apr 2014 16:30 – 19:00
    Weekly Thursday Tasting at Grape Gourmet #VirginiaBeach
    TGI…THURSDAY!Look at the beers that Gabe is sampling out today from 4:30-7 for you!
    Victory White Monkey…golden monkey aged in white wine barrels.
    Monomoy Kreik…a cherry sour
    Mikkellers Better Half
    Three Heads Brewing Tre Kind-their 3rd anniversary beer
    Cisco Indie Pale Ale

    LOOK! I can see the weekend from here!

  • 17 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Allagash Tap Occupation at Fireworks Pizza #Arlington
    Allagash Tap OccupationTensions are high between our draft lines & several limited releases from Allagash Brewing Company. We’ve received reports that they intend to send kegged troops to occupy our draft lines for a limited time. Help us make sure this remains a brief occupation & come enjoy a few delicious beers in the process.

    Beers in the trenches:
    Red Howes
    All beers will be discounted during happy hour & 5oz sample sizes available as well. We’ll have Allagash personnel in house to discuss brewery operations, no guarantees that classified material will be available.

    Chef Frank will provide MREs for troops that need rations to get them through the night.

    PS – buy any limited release* Allagash beer & get an official glass to keep (limit 1 per guest while supplies last)

  • 17 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Hop & Wine #Fredericksburg

    Beer Trivia:
    Easter Beer Hunt- Come find the beers that
    are 40% off!

    Beer Trivia:
    What Brewery produced the first 6-pack?
    A) Pabst
    B) Budweiser
    C) Schtilz
    “Thirsty Thursday”

    Mendocino 30th Anniversary Pale Ale (Single Hop Cascade)- this beer honors the Cascade hop that started it all and changed the way people view American Craft Beer. This hop has an intense floral with a spice and clean finish. We brewed this Pale Ale with multiple additions of Cascade during the boil, then topped it off with generous dry-hopping to give you an exceptional experience. Savor this Limited Edition Anniversary Pale Ale, the first of three unique ales that will herald our celebrations. This is an ale 30 years in the making – You deserve the best.
    ABV- 7.0% BA Score- 81 Pts.
    RB Score- 82 Pts.
    Hardywood Hoplar IPA- No Longer Tasting*

    Boulevard Smokestack Series “GrainStorm” Black Rye IPA- *Hoplar Sub.* Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. Dark clouds gather on the horizon of your glass. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, oats, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a monsoon of flavor with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of fruity notes, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.
    ABV- 7.7% BA Score- 91 Pts.
    RB Score- 98 Pts.

    Mendocino Talon Double IPA- An aggressive and old-school American Double IPA here, and a well named one, as this beer rips out your palate and the flies off to regurgitate it into the mouths of its frenzied young. Its combo of five malts and six hops creates a unique experience too. Anyone who touts themselves as a true hophead should seek out this beer now. Malts: Specialty 2 Row, Wheat, Munich, Vienna, CaraMunich 40. Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo, Summit, Pilgrim, Centennial. Dry Hop: Amarillo, Summit, Simcoe.
    ABV- 10% BA Score- 81 Pts.
    RB Score- 97 Pts.

    Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale- 2011 marks the 100th birthday of Mississippi Delta bluesman Robert Johnson who, according to legend, sold his soul down at the crossroads in a midnight bargain and changed music forever. Working again with our friends at Sony Legacy (yup, the same folks we did our Miles Davis-inspired Bitches Brew with), Dogfish Head pays tribute to this blues legend by gettin the hellhounds off his trail and into this finely-crafted ale. Hellhound is a super-hoppy ale that hits 100 IBUs in the brewhouse, 10.0 ABV, 10.0 SRM in color, and dry-hopped with 100% centennial hops at a rate of 100 kilos per 100 barrel brew-length. Can you tell we at Dogfish are stoked for this mighty musical centennial? To accentuate and magnify the citrusy notes of the centennial hops (and as a shout out to Robert Johnsons mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson) we add dried lemon peel and flesh to the whirlpool.
    ABV- 10% BA Score- 88 Pts.
    RB Score- 97 Pts.

    Beer Trivia Answer:
    Pabst Brewery in the 1940s. The brewery conducted numerous studies, which found six cans were the ideal weight for the average housewife to carry home from the store.

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

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    We in the greater DC area are lucky to have one of the heavyweights of the craft beer world in our back yard. As a reminder of what they have to offer, we’re tasting a lineup of some of our favorites. Come in and try some great beers from Dogfish Head.
    Rhizing Bines
    Ta Henket
    90 Minute IPA
    Midas Touch
  • 17 Apr 2014 17:30 – 19:30
    Center of the Universe Brewing Sampling at Urban Farmhouse #Carytown
    Stop by after work and enjoy an array of COTU brews while dining on delicious food from the Urban Farmhouse. A COTU representative will be on hand to guide you through a variety of year-round, seasonal, and one-off brews. Can’t wait to see you there!
  • 17 Apr 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.

  • 17 Apr 2014 19:00 – 19:00
    Blue Mountain vs Cardinal Point, Beer vs Wine Dinner at TJ’s Restaurant #Richmond
    Blue Mountain vs. Cardinal Point
    An Afton Mountain Beer vs. Wine Throwdown
    Thursday, April 17 7:00pmTJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel

    Who doesn’t love a good competition? That’s why our next dinner at TJ’s is a wine vs. beer dinner. We’ve got an Afton Mountain showdown featuring Blue Mountain Brewery and Cardinal Point Winery.

    How did we come up with idea, you ask? The media was begging for this epic event, and TJ’s, it seemed, is the perfect venue. Frenemies Taylor Smack from Blue Mountain and Tim Gorman from Cardinal Point, have chosen the beverages to be featured and Chef Patrick Ehemann has prepared a menu to delight. One thing is for sure, the real winner of this epic battle is you! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to eat, drink and decide the winner – beer or wine.



    Small Bite Beginnings
    Smoked Chicken Croquant with Apple Mostarda
    Blue Mountain Maggie’s Maibock
    Virginia Ham and Gougers with Grayson Cheese en Pipette
    Cardinal Point Quattro


    Warm Salad of Grilled Octopus
    Crisp Chickpeas, Piquillo Peppers, Easter Egg Radishes,
    Petite Herbs, Charred Onion and Black Rice Vinaigrette
    Our Choice – Cardinal Point 2012 A6
    Blue Mountains Choice – Rockfish Wheat


    Duo of Rabbit
    Harissa Roasted Rabbit Loin, Crispy Moroccan Rabbit Pastillias
    Yogurt, Pistachio Butter, Chili Oil
    Our Choice – Blue Mountain Steel Wheels ESB
    Cardinal Points Choice – Hopped Chardonnay 2013 IPC


    Petit Lamb Osso Bucco
    Sundried Tomato Soft Polenta, Braised Tuscan Kale, Garden Herb Gremolata
    Our Choice – Cardinal Point Clay Hill Cabernet Franc
    Blue Mountains Choice – Red Zeppelin


    Chocolate Hazlenut Crunch
    Condensed Milk Gelato, Bourbon Cherries, Nutella Powder
    Our Choice – Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
    Cardinal Point’s Choice – Rockfish Red 2013


    $50.00 Per Person, plus tax and gratuity
    Contact TJ’s Restaurant at 804-649-4672 for reservations
    or by email at jonathan.kibiloski@jeffersonhotel.com

  • 17 Apr 2014 19:00 – 19:00
    Stone Beer Dinner at Magnolia at the Mill #Purcelville


  • 17 Apr 2014 20:00 – 20:00
    Shuck and Chug with Hardywood Park at Whole Foods #ShortPump

    Shucking and Chugging w/ Hardywood Park
    next Thursday nite.,tapping last years vintages of these drafts..
    4/17 5-8pm
    Greg Self's photo.
    Greg Self's photo.

    Shuck and Chug with Hardywood Park at Whole Foods #ShortPump