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Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, June 21st

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.

    Get your tickets here

  • 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.
    -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

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    Last Minute Additional Arrivals!!!! Before I get to anything–I’ve had some item become available last-minute that you need to know about.

    In stock:
    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

    Hi Everybody,

    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
    1-4 PM

    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 !

Virginia Craft Beer Events Happening Today, May 7th

Events happening in Virginia

  • 7 May 2014 11:00 – 16:00
    Blue Mountain Brewery Hop Stringin’ Party #Afton
    Come on out to help us string hops from 11am-4pm on Wednesday, May 7th. Feel free to enjoy a cold beverage while you work and if you volunteer for 2 hours, lunch is on us! Live music by Yankee Dixie & friends!
  • 7 May 2014 17:00 – 17:00
    Cider Night at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg
    Did you know cider is one of the fastest growing beer markets in Virginia? You have spoken loud and clear, with Bold Rock Cider being one of our top 3 sellers every month this year, plus Crispin Blackberry Pear one of our best selling bottles! We’re offering you the chance to try a variety of ciders, including Crispin and Original Sin, plus Virginia’s own Old Hill and Bold Rock! Try one, or try all five!
  • 7 May 2014 17:00 – 21:00
    Hanover Food Truck Court at Center of the Universe #Ashland
    The Wednesday Hanover Food Truck Court is back! Enjoy fine food from 3 different food trucks as well as live music from Shooting Creek out on the beer garden stage.

    The court happens every Wednesday through the fall. Skip the cooking and come on out for some unique and delicious food truck fare, COTU brews, and live tunes!
  • 7 May 2014 17:00 – 22:00
    Schlafly Tap Takeover at American Tap Room #Clarendon
  • 7 May 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    The Big Firestone Walker Draft Showcase: 10 Brews on Tap + Agrestic Ale NoVa Debut at Rustico Restaurant #Alexandria
    In honor of SAVOR, we’re hosting 2 incredible events that week! To kick things off, Firestone Walker will be showcasing 10 of their phenomenal brews with us, including their Agrestic Ale which will make its NoVa debut.There is no admission fee for this event.
    The full Firestone Walker draft list:
    Agrestic Ale
    Velvet Merkin
    Double DBA
    Pivo Pils
    Pale 31
    Easy Jack
    Opal Saison
    Pale 31 (Cask)
  • 7 May 2014 18:00 – 20:00
    Beer Run Weekly Beer Tasting #Charlottesville

    Chimay Trappist Beer
    Tasting Wednesday 5/7

    Chimay Beer

    In order to provide for their needs and those of their foundations, as well as to support employment in their region, the Cistercian Trappist monks of Chimay have, since 1862, developed the production of Belgian beers and Trappist cheeses that, thanks to their character and their qualities, found and continue to find great success.

    On The Tasting Table 6 – 8 PM

    Chimay Red Cap: The Chimay Red Cap, or “Première”, in 750 ml bottles, is the oldest of the Chimays. This Trappist beer possesses a beautiful coppery color that makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a slight fruity apricot smell from the fermentation. The aroma felt in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruit nuances revealed to the sense of smell. This traditional Belgian beer is best savored at cellar temperature (10 – 12°C). 7.0% abv.

    Chimay Triple: The Chimay Triple, last-born of the Abbey, is labeled “Cinq Cents” on the 750 ml bottle. Of a golden color, the Trappist beer combines sweet and bitter in a rare balance. The beer’s aroma felt in the mouth comes from the hops’ perfumes: above all, there are fruity touches of Muscat grapes and raisins, even ripe apples. This traditional Belgian beer is best savored fresh at a temperature of 6 to 8°C. 8.0% abv.

    Chimay Blue Cap: The Chimay Blue Cap, “baptized’

    “Grande Reserve” in 750 ml bottles is a dark Trappist beer with a powerful aroma, the complex flavor of which improves across the years. It was first brewed as a Christmas beer, explaining the presence of a “vintage”.

    This authentic Belgian beer, whose tinge of fresh yeast is associated with a light rosy flowery touch, is particularly pleasant. Its aroma, perceived as one enjoys it, only accents the delightful sensations revealed by the odor, all revealing a light but agreeable caramelized note. 9.0% abv.

  • 7 May 2014 18:00 – 18:00
    Samuel Adams Draft Extravaganza: 30 Brews on Tap, Utopias Bottle Pours & Meet Boston Beer Company Founder Jim Koch at Rustico Restaurant #Ballston
    It’s the return of SAVOR! And we’re hosting two incredible events to commemorate the American craft beer experience. Join us on Wednesday, May 7th as we tap more than 30 Samuel Adams beers on draft, as well as open up bottles of their Utopia. Boston Beer Company Founder Jim Koch will also be joining us for this event and will be in the bar to talk shop!There is no admission fee for this event.
    The Full Samuel Adams Draft List:
    Utopias (Bottle Pours)
    Word to the Weisse
    Golden Yuzu
    Oaked Dunkel
    The Sphinx
    Summer Ale
    Rebel IPA
    Roggen Wolf Rye Pale Ale
    Third Voyage IIPA
    Double Bock
    Imperial Stout
    Tasman Red
    Backwoods Porter
    Spiced Peach
    Cherry Wheat
    Maple Pecan Porter
    Escape Route Kolsch
    Hazel Brown
    Ruby Mild
    Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA
    Old Fezziwig Brown Ale
    Imperial White
    Merry Maker Stout
    Honey Queen Braggot
    Porch Rocker Raddler
    White Lantern Wit
    Juniper IPA
    Blueberry Hill Lager
    Belgian Session
    Boston Lager
  • 7 May 2014 18:30 – 18:30
    Bold Rock Cider Dinner at Southern Inn #Lexington
    Bold Rock CiderBeer Dinner
    May 7, 2014
    $35 per person
    Please call for Reservations.Aperetif
    Bold Rock Vintage Dry Cocktail
    With Aromatic Bitters, Candied Lemon Twist
    Pasty-Duck Confit
    Local Spinach, Lusk, Roasted Tomato Butter
    Accompanied by
    Bold Rock Virginia Apple
    Smoked Pork Belly
    Served with Braised Collards, Roasted Corn Jus
    Accompanied by
    Bold Rock Virginia Draft
    Chef’s Special Dessert
    An Apple Inspired Dessert
    Accompanied by
    Bold Rock Vat No. 1