Events happening in Virginia
- 21 Jun 2014 11:00 – 17:00
Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains! at Blacksnake Meadery #Dugspur
June 21, 2014 Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains!
Join us on our Sippin’ Porch for an intimate musical experience. Enjoy mead and music by Ron Ireland. Ron is a songwriter and performer based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. His style successfully mixes traditional, country, folk, blues, and gospel. $5 tasting fee. Tasting hours: 11-5, music 1-4.
See you on the porch!Steve and Jo
- 21 Jun 2014 11:00 – 17:00
Richmond.com Uncorked & Tapped Presented by Richmond.com to benefit the YWCA at Bon Securs Washington Redskins Training Center #Richmond
5 Virginia Wineries
5 Virginia Breweries
Each paired with 10 of Richmond’s most loved restaurants and food trucks
Come out and sample the pairings and vote to help us crown the
2014 Uncorked & Tapped Champion Pairing
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate and include wine sampling and a souvenir glass. Designated driver tickets will be avilable at the gate for $5. ONLY CASH AND CHECKS CAN BE TAKEN ONSITE. AN ATM WILL BE AVAILABLE.
Thai Cabin with Elk Island Winery
Dash and Toast with Blenheim Vineyard
Pizza Tonight with Ardent Craft Ales
The Savory Grain with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Mosaic with James River Wine Cellars
Lehja with Cooper Vineyards
Estes BBQ with Strangeways Brewing
Slideways Mobile Bistro with Isley Brewing Company
Cielito Lindo with Legend Brewery
The YWCA of Richmond provides quality, comprehensive preschool education to at-risk children and supports families affected by sexual and domestic violence with life-rebuilding programs.
To support the children served by the YWCA, please bring art and school supplies with you to Uncorked on Saturday, June 15th to donate to this worthy organization. Collection bins will be available in the registration area of the event. For more information, go to www.ywcarichmond.org. The YWCA of Richmond is a 501(c)(3) organization.
This event is non smoking and dogs are not permitted.
- 21 Jun 2014 12:00 – 12:00
Summer Solstice Party at Devils Backbone Outpost #Lexington
The summer solstice comes but once a year and we don’t want you to miss out! Join us for a Summer Solstice Party at the Outpost on Saturday, June 21.
We will have a cornhole tournament and live music plus canned beer in the Bier Garden, also, be sure to check out the parking lot Kan Jam game!
The Outpost Tap Room opens at 12 p.m. with the cornhole tournament kicking off at 3 p.m. followed by live music at 5:30 p.m. Kick back and enjoy the longest day of the year with canned DB beers, live music, friends and fun!
- 21 Jun 2014 13:00 – 21:00
Redbeard Brewing First Anniversary Party #Staunton
June 21st is Redbeard Brewing Company, LLC‘s first anniversary. To celebrate we’ll be having an event in the rear parking lot of the building. There will be three food trucks, MWO Food Truck, Blue Ridge Pizza Co., and Delicious Dishe., and live music. Music should be starting around 4pm and running until around 9pm. Tentatively Drägön Wägön, Bourbon Barrel Congress,and The Harmolodics are slated to play, with possible additions to the lineup. The taplist will include or four flagship brands, a few rotating favorites, and three beers brewed for our anniversary. A West Coast DIPA, a Chocolate Stout brewed with Sweet Orange Peel and aged on whole Cacao Nibs and Vanilla Beans, and a Lemon “Pepper” Saison. And to make things a little more interesting, and round out the beer styles offered at the event, we’re going to have a few guest taps from other Virginia breweries and cideries. These will be limited release and one-of offerings from some award winning VA producers, so stay tuned…..PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IN DETAIL IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND!!!!!!!
-21+ event, except for young (ie, can’t be left at home) children with their parents.
-NO PETS!! While we are normally pet friendly, this is not a pet friendly event.
-BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR FOR OUTDOOR SEATING!!!
-There will be complimentary water bottles, please do not bring your own, they are “open containers” and not allowed per the ABC.
-There will be ID and Beer ticket stations that need to be your first stop upon arriving.
-RAIN or SHINE!!!! We have rented a 20×30 frame tent and will have a number of pop up tents as well.
-No growler fills during the event! Growler fills will be available on Friday 06/20 & Sunday 06/22.
-Please remember, as there is no event admission, your servers and the entertainers depend on your tips. You will be able to do so with drink tickets (they will be cashed out) or cash only, no credit card tips.
- 21 Jun 2014 13:00 – 16:00
Weekly Beer Tasting at Arrowine #Arlington
Beer News & Tastings
Last Minute Additional Arrivals!!!! Before I get to anything–I’ve had some item become available last-minute that you need to know about.
Lickinghole Creek Barrel-Aged Three Chopt Tripel–2 more cases!
Lickinghole Creek Nuclear Nugget DIPA–2 more cases!
Arriving Friday, 6.20.14.:
Schlafly Export IPA–6 cases, price/6-pack TBD
The summer solstice is upon us; the longest day of the year. Then again, with the heat rolling through this week it’s hard to tell if the days are longer or if they just feel longer. In that spirit (and knowing many of you will be at the Brewfest this weekend–it’s cool, I understand), we’re gonna take it easy this Saturday with some beers (and a cider!) perfect for all your summer plans.
HEADS UP: Mark your calendars for next Saturday, June 28th from 1-4 PM as we’ll be having our Summer Beer Spectacular! Join me and our special guests Chris Banich from VA Eagle Distributing, Adrienne Brown from Devils Backbone, and Desy Brinner from SweetWater for a great afternoon celebration of craft beer! You never know what might be offered at the Seasonal Spectaculars–be sure not to miss it!
Check out this week’s tasting lineup below, and new arrivals below that. Please note prices/quantities/purchase limits.
Arrowine Saturday Beer Tasting
June 21st, 2014
Sly Fox Royal Weisse, Pottstown, PA–5.6% ABV, 11 IBU: Yes, we had this open when our friend Mike from Sly Fox was here a couple weekends ago–I don’t care, it’s a dead-on Bavarian Hefeweisse great for the heat of summer. Classic Hefe yeast notes of banana and spice ride a refreshing Wheat malt base. In stock; $10.99/6-pack cans
Iron Maiden’s The Trooper, brewed by Robinson’s, Stockport, Cheshire, England–4.7% ABV: If being known as one of the best singers and frontmen ever, for one of the greatest Metal bands ever wasn’t enough, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickenson is also a British Real Ale nut, to boot. Approached by Robinson’s Brewery to develop a beer using the Iron Maiden name and mascot (Eddie!), Dickenson oversaw the development of a great old-school British Pale Ale that is as easy-going on the palate as it is flavorful. In stock; $5.99/16.9oz bottle
Schilling Grapefruit Cider, Seattle, Washington–6% ABV: While we wait for Stiegl’s Grapefruit Radler to return, this seasonal offering from Schilling Cider Company caught my eye. Made with artisanal soft drink company Soda Jerk, Grapefruit Cider has a touch of sweetness, but is tart and tangy with the combination of apple a grapefruit. ; $6.99/22oz bottle
Perennial Tart Hopfentea, St. Louis, MO–4.2% ABV: Developed in collaboration with Chicago tavern The Hopleaf, Hopfentea is a Berlinerweisse-style Ale brewed with a tropical tea blend. The tart, sour nature of Berlinerweisse is garnished with herbal and tropical fruit notes. A one-of-a-kind light, tart summer treat. Arriving Friday, 6.20.14.; $13.99/750mL bottle
We’ll see you this weekend. Thanks as always!
–Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger
- 21 Jun 2014 16:00 – 20:00
Taste The Local Tap Taekover at Union Market #Richmond
- 21 Jun 2014 17:00 – 17:00
Foothills Brewing Co. Cask Tapping at Pasture #Richmond
Come try the Pilot Ale aged with Tangerine. We’ll have small plate pairings and you can steal the pint !