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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 10th

Don’t forget this weekend there are four festivals happening (one of which is sold out)
OnTap! RVA ROCK$ and Fetch A Cure April 12th Noon – 5PM
SpringFest at Lost Rhino Brewing
Smithfield Wine & Brew Weekend April 11 – 13 SOLD OUT
New River Brewfest April 12, 2014 Noon – 6PM

Next weekend is the Fredericksburg Brewfest.

  • 8 Apr 2014 00:00 – 00:00
    43 Hours of Bitter at The Birch Bar #Norfolk

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    Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter.
    Opening Day!
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    Wednesday:
    Steal the Glass Night ft. Classic IPAs
    GGG Admission at 4:30
    Thursday:
    The Perfect IPA Board ft. Charcuterie, Cheese, and Accompaniments
    Friday:
    Friday Beer and Cheese Pairing
    Saturday:
    The IBU Flight

  • 10 Apr 2014 15:00 – 18:00
    Flying Squirrels Opening Day Party at Nacho Mama’s #Richmond
    We are going to be having an official Squirrels pre party at Nacho Mama’s on the Boulevard for opening day. You can come tailgate and then walk over to the park for the game which is at 6:35. We will have a block of tickets for $10 a piece. Nacho Mama’s will have drink and food specials from 3-5 PM.
  • 10 Apr 2014 15:00 – 15:00
    DC Brau Tap Takeover at The Cask Cafe’ #Richmond
    That’s right, we’re tapping 12 DC Brau kegs! Plus a very special pin. Happy hour pricing starting at 3!
  • 10 Apr 2014 16:00 – 20:00
    Shuck and Chug at Whole Foods #ShortPump
    Shuck and Chug returns tonight with these guys!!! We will be pouring 3 of their drafts for a great price! And don’t forget the awesome OYSTERS.. 4-8 pm
  • 10 Apr 2014 17:00 – 20:00
    Thirsty Thursday at Hop & Wine #Fredericksburg


    Beer Trivia:
    Which U.S. President was the first to brew their own beer in the White House?
    Keep Reading Below to find Answer


    “Thirsty Thursday”
    Mission Brewery El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale- Pale golden color with soft lemon and melon esters and a bready malt body. Dry hopped with Centennial and experimental hops from the Yakima Valley. If you like a hoppy IPA, but don’t always care for the higher alcohol, try an El Conquistador XPA.
    ABV- 4.8% BA Score- NA
    RB Score- NA

    Shipyard Pugsley’s Signature Series XXXX IPA- this is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body to balance the harmony of distinct flavors.Cascade, Warrior,Summit and Glacier hops are used for bittering and Cascade hops are added for dry hopping after fermentation. This hop blend is well balanced with malted wheat, pale ale, crystal, and caramel malts. To full enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ. XXXX draws its name from the British brewing convention of using X’s to denote style. 70 BU,s, 1.092 OG. 22 Plato
    ABV-9.25% BA Score- NA
    RB Score- 91 Pts.

    Mikkeller X-mas Porter 2013- Clear dark black brown colour with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, spicy, pine neddles – spruce. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, spicy hops, pine, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
    ABV- 8% BA Score- NA
    RB Score- 98 Pts.

    Hoppin’ Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout- Made from our award-winning imperial stout, rated one of the top 50 best beers in the world in 2008. This bodacious oatmeal Russian imperial stout will crush you like no other. This is the grand-daddy of all stout styles, with an intensely deep roasted and full bodied flavor. A robust hop character adds a refreshing balance. Aged in Heaven Hill Whiskey barrels.
    ABV- 9.4% BA Score- 94 Pts.
    RB Score- 100 Pts.

    Beer Trivia Answer:
    Obama (White House Honey Ale)

  • 10 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.

  • 10 Apr 2014 17:45 – 17:45
    Brewpub Run Club at Strangeways Brewing #Richmond
    Did you know there’s a Brewpub Run Club that meets at local breweries to go for a walk/run and then corrals back to belly-up for a cold one? Well, now you do and they’re doing a run from Strangeways on April 10th. Everyone is welcome…even if you just want to meet up post run at the laboratory and socialize.If you want to join their facebook group, go to Brewpub Run Club.Be healthy, be happy, and beer.
  • 10 Apr 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    Hopslam Firkin at Joe’s Inn #Richmond
    Tomorrow night (Thursday) We are doing a FIRKIN of BELLS HOPSLAM!!! First firkin of Hopslam in over 5 years in Richmond come help us enjoy it Cheers!!
  • 10 Apr 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    The April Showers Beer Tasting & Dinner with Heritage Brewing at The National Museum Of the Marine Corps

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, April 3rd

Events happening in Virginia

  • 3 Apr 2014 11:00 – 22:00
    Steal The Glass at Blue Mountain Brewery
    Our favorite day of the month has arrived! STEAL THE GLASS!Purchase a $5 beverage and take home the logo glass. In celebration of our third year as a main sponsor of Rocktown Beer & Music Festival this month, we created a special glass featuring THREE logos- BMB, Rocktown and Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint!We suggest filling yours with our latest beer, THE ROCKTOWN THREEWAY! This brew celebrates our third year as main sponsor for the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival in Harrisonburg (held on April 26th this year). When three great things come together, it makes everything better! Rocktown, Jack Brown’s and Blue Mountain each chose a BMB beer to combine to create a special springtime ale. Can you guess which beers create this unique blend?
  • 3 Apr 2014 15:00 – 19:00
    Legend Brewing Two Tap Takeover at The Mill on MacArthur #Richmond
    Legend Two Tap TakeoverCome Steal the Glass!
    Happy Hour $2 off Appetizers
    3-7pmCome hang out with some Legend folk starting around 5:00pm!
  • 3 Apr 2014 16:00 – 16:00
    ChampionTap Take Over/ Tipsy Spelling Bee at Pasture #Charlottesville
    Local brewery Champion is taking over our taps for one night only! As if that weren’t cool enough we are going to test your spelling chops as well. In this day of auto-correct (damn you auto correct!) can anyone even spell anymore? Especially after a few beers? Come on out to find out! There will be prizes for the spelling bee “Champion”s!Tap Takeover starts at 4pm with our daily Happy Hour at the bar. Regular dinner service starts at 5pm. Tipsy Spelling Bee starts at 8:30pm.The Lineup
    Golden One IPA
    Missile IPA
    Milk Stout
    Faceeater Gose
    Killer Kolsh
    And a surprise one yet to be announced!
    To sign up for “the bee”- post your intentions on the event wall, or just work up your nerve that night and go for it!
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1435640170007993/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
  • 3 Apr 2014 16:30 – 16:30
    Smartmouth/Green Flash Collaboration “Man Crush” Release at Smartmouth Brewing #Norfolk

    Time for a little Man Crush!

    It wasn’t brains or brawn that drew them together. It was beer. Greg prepped for his encounter with Chuck Silva, Green Flash brewmaster, like any giddy brewer would – he caught a buzz on West Coast IPA and grew a bushy beard. The result of their union was simply divine, an outrageously-hopped saison. A selection of rare hops imparts an array of citrus aromas and flavors, complemented by a hint of white pepper. Be sure to join us Thursday in the Tasting Room for the release!

    ABV: 4.7%, SRM: 3.4, OG:1.048, IBU: 55
    Malts: Pilsner, Acidulated Malt
    Hops: Azacca, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria

    The Team:(around from L-R) Jimmy Loughran, Paul Spencer, Chuck Silva (Green Flash!), Greg Papp, Jarod Smith, Jeremy Hartson & Brendan Cowcer.

    Smartmouth/Green Collaboration “Man Crush” Release at Smartmouth Brewing #Norfolk

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


    Beer Trivia:
    In what year were beer bottles invented?
    A) 1850
    B)1780
    C)1750
    D)180


    “Thirsty Thursday”
    Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel- Pours an opaque brown with gorgeous, fluffy tan head that lasts. Smells of bubblegum, clove, and rye. Drinks smoothly with little lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied. Tastes of sweet bread, bubblegum, cloves, and mild, earthy hops.
    ABV- 4.9% BA Score- 86 Pts.
    RB Score- 90 Pts.

    Lost Rhino Ice Breaker- With double the malt and triple the hops, this ale, with its powerful flavor and rich color, soars over a standard IPA. Columbus and Amarillo hops provide the intense bitterness and aroma. Pale and Crystal malts contribute sweetness to the Citrusy hop attack. Drink with Caution!
    ABV- 9.2% BA Score- NA
    RB Score- 90 Pts.

    Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter- When naming this Baltic porter, a collaboration with Tampa’s famed Cigar City Brewing, we opted for Jurata as a nod to a mythological mermaid known to roam the depths of the Baltic Sea, just as energetic yeast used to brew this deep dark beer navigated our fermentation tanks. Dive in and enjoy Jurata’s true-to-style rich and complex flavors!
    ABV- 8% BA Score- 85 Pts.
    RB Score- 89 Pts.

    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA- Wookey Jack is our first foray into the dark outer world of black IPAs. Rich dark malts and spicy rye careen into bold citrus laden hops creating a new dimension in IPA flavor. This brew has been left unfiltered and unfined to retain all of its texture and character. At 60 IBUs, Wookey Jack is gnarly on the outside yet complex and refined on the inside.
    ABV-8.3% BA Score- 95 Pts.
    RB Score- 100 Pts.
    Beer Trivia Answer:
    A) 1850

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

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    THIRSTY THURSDAY TASTING
    Join us tonight from 5-8pm!
    *Please note that once our tasters are poured out, THAT’S IT.
    Come earlier…Snooze you lose.
    TODAY’S TASTING WILL FEATURE:
    GREAT BEER,
    22oz AT A TIME
    You know it’s something special when a brewery doesn’t just splash it into a dinky twelve ounce can or bottle. The best of the best is reserved for 22oz bombers. Stop in tonight and see what we mean.
    Avery Dugana
    Blue Point Old Howling Bastard
    Slumbrew My Better Half
    Heavy Seas Big DIPA
    TONIGHT’S TASTING
    5-8PM
  • 3 Apr 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Victory Brewing Tap Takeover & Steal The Glass at Southern Railway Taphouse #Richmond
    Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover plus **Steal The Glass** Thursday (tomorrow) at 5pm. Southern Railway TaphouseOn tap will be:
    Old Horizontal
    Prima Pils
    Hop Ticket
    Dirt Wolf
    Swing
    Doonybrook Stout
    Golden Monkey
  • 3 Apr 2014 17:30 – 20:30
    Hardywood Food Truck Court Opens! #Richmond
    Embrace Richmond’s first great week of Spring weather by welcoming back food truck court at Hardywood! 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.Visit Hardywood Park’s Web Site for list of food vendors.
  • 3 Apr 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    Founders Tap Takeover at Brew Gastropub #Chesterfield
    This coming Thursday (4/3) starting at 6 pm, Brew will be hosting a Founders Tap Takeover featuring Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS). Jonathan McIntire, the Founders rep, will be on hand talking about Founders, answering any questions, and providing us with glassware to give out with the purchase of a Founders beer. The taplist for this event is:
    -KBS
    -Smoked Porter (Backstage Release)
    -Backwoods Bastard
    -Imperial Stout
    -Red’s Rye
    -Centennial IPA
    -Oatmeal Nitro Stout
    -Porter
    -Dirty Bastard
    -All Day IPA
    10 taps, all killer, and we hope to see y’all out here!