Today is a full day of events. Well actually move of these events late this afternoon and this evening, but you get what I mean.
Here are few things you may have missed recently
If you were planning to head Lickinghole Creek on March 1st for Enlightened Despot release, the location has changed. They have moved it to Dover Hall in anticipation of a large crowd.
If you are not follow The Answer Brewpub on facebook, I would suggest you do. An Bui has been busy getting that place up and running. In fact there was a great article on Richmond.com about the upcoming brewpub.
The Pig and Pearl is hosting a Sam Adams Beer and Cigar Dinner on Wed Feb 26th. Check out the menu and pay attention to the desert course. If you are not familiar with the Sam Adams Utopia Cigar read about it here. http://blog.samueladams.com/utopiascigars/
So let’s get into our events.
20 Feb 2014 16:00 – 20:00 Shug and Chug at Whole Foods #ShortPump
Shuck & Chug is back this week with OSKAR BLUES Brewery in the house!On tap for growlers and pints : DRY-HOPPED MAMAS PILS,DEVIANT DALES and TEN FIDY$$ All these are super fresh from the NC facility! 4-8pm Thursday Feb 20
20 Feb 2014 17:00 – 17:00 Cask Day at Devils Backbone The Outpost #Lexington
Experience the traditional way of enjoying beer! Bring a friend & meet Cory Maggard, the brewer behind our cask program! Casks are small vessels that hold unfiltered beer from our fermentation tanks. We may wood age or add spices to one of these vessels. The casks have no added nitrogen (CO2) pressure which is different from the typical brewing process of breweries today.
Join members of the Universe Society as they partner with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in a ‘Behind the Beer’ look at how Hardywood makes its own brews. Includes talk and tasty treats. Must be 21 or older. Tickets are $15 or $10 for Universe Society members and may be purchased here. The event is held at Hardywood, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220.
20 Feb 2014 18:00 – 18:00 Hardywood Presents: Barrels O’ Fun at Aw Shucks #GlenAllen
Join Hardywood Park at AW Shucks Country Store for a loaded tap takeover featuring 8 beers from our barrel aging program!The draft lineup will include:
Bourbon Cru 2013
Bourbon DIPA 2013
Rum Pumpkin 2013
Gingerbread Stout 2013
Bourbon GBS 2013
Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout aged in Maker’s Mark 2013
Russian Imperial Stout blended after aging in A. Smith Bowman, Wild Turkey, Stitzel Weller and Jim Beam 2013
Bourbon Sidamo Coffe Stout 2014
AW Shucks is located at 6100 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen VA, 23060.
Don’t miss Maryland’s own Duclaw Brewing company with an exceptional line up of full bodied and flavored brews. Chef Mark will be creating a full court press of flavor to match these incredible beers such as Alchemy, Retribution and Berserker! Look for lots of great beer and a chocolatey good time! 5 course menu with at least 8 beers.
Events happening in Virginia for Aug 17th
Again be sure to visit the following sites for even more events RVABeerMeister - Events in Central Va TheBeerRoad - Events in Roanoke and surrounding areas Brown Dist. - Events in Richmond and surrounding areas Virginia.org - Events around the state – See more at:
17 Aug 2013 12:00 – 12:00 Craft Beer Month Celebration at Three Brothers Brewing
Celebrating craft beer month, we are throwing an outdoor festival. Food provided by Jack Browns, Log Cabin BBQ, and Bakers Dozen Donuts!! We will also have Lucas Roasting serving iced coffee. Three different live music acts, giant jenga, cornhole, and plenty of cold brews!! Bring your friends and set up for a great day.August 17, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Three Brothers Brewing
800 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802, United States
Passport ID #: 15
17 Aug 2013 12:00 – 18:00 Harvest Festival at Devils Backbone Outpost #Lexington
Save the date for some fun over at the Outpost next weekend – Hop Harvest Festival with Whipple Creek Farms. All starts @ 12Noon – 8pm. Delicious DB beers offered along with local fare from Buffalo Creek Farm – DB Beef Beer Brats, Mountain View Farm Cheese (guess which beer is in which cheese) Colebelle Dairy Pork cooked up by Beam Me Up BBQ & local musicians playing it up all afternoon. Corn hole, hay maze and contests for the hop pickers! Rain Date: Sunday -August 18th.PS. Ichabod Crandall releases the same day in the Tap Room!
17 Aug 2013 12:00 – 20:00 Hop Harvest Festival & Ichabod Crandall Pumpkin Beer Release at Devils Backbone The Outpost
Hop Harvest Festival & Ichabod Crandall Pumpkin Beer ReleaseDon’t miss our Hop Harvest Festival Saturday August 17th at the Outpost from 12 – 8pm. A hop is a perennial climbing vine that provides ripened flowers that are used to give beer bitterness and characteristic aroma. We are getting tons of fresh hops from Whipple Creek Farms to pick at the brewery and you can help us out! There will be contests for hop-pickers and a hay maze for the kids. We’ll offer Buffalo Creek Beef Beer Brats, Mountain View Farms Cheese, Colebelle Dairy Pork as food options. Beam Me Up BBQ will be doing the cooking, so you can relax to live music, pick hops, and drink award winning beer. Pack up your chairs and family and join us at the Hop Harvest Festival August 17th at the Outpost! Check us out at dbbrewingcompany.com
17 Aug 2013 13:00 – 21:00 Dogtown Bock Party in Manchester Virginia
Enrichmond Foundation will sponsor the Dogtown Block Party on Aug. 17 along 6th Street between Porter and Perry in Old Manchester.The event is being supported by Blanchard’s Coffee Co., Blue Bee Cider, Camden’s Dogtown Market, and Legend Brewing Company.Proceeds from the event will be used to resurface the Floodwall Trail with high-quality finish stone along the James River.
Two great bands will play, Haints in the Hollar and the NewOldz. Businesses and organizations from the neighborhood are invited to register for booth space at the event by contacting Enrichmond at 804-646-0954 on or before Aug. 9.
6th Street will be closed to traffic from 1 to 9 p.m.
Seasonal beers continue to roll in, but this week is about local breweries and rare imports. Check out this great lineup for Saturday’s beer tasting:
3 Brothers The Great Outdoors Pale Ale; Harrisonburg, VA–4.8% ABV, 40 IBU: Our first offering from the 3 Brothers brewery in Harrisonburg! Opened in December of last year, 3 Brothers is quickly making a name for itself among an increasingly crowded field of Virginia breweries. The Great Outdoors has a relatively high IBU for its ABV, contributing a sharpness and crispness that is often lacking in other Pale Ales.
3 Brothers Hoptimization IPA; Harrisonburg, VA–7.1% ABV, 71 IBU: The other 3 Brothers arrival for this week is this bold India Pale Ale. Rather than emulate the prototypical IPAs common to today’s market, the 3 Brothers use atypical hop varietals to make a beer that is specifically very citrus-driven and aggressively bitter. This is a great opportunity to try beers from a young brewery on the rise–don’t miss it!
Devils Backbone Ichabod Crandall Pumpkin Ale; Lexington, VA–5.1% ABV, 14 IBU: The hits keep coming from Devils Backbone! This new seasonal Ale is a lower-ABV Pumpkin Ale that uses Pilsner and Crystal Wheat malts along with oats to make for a smooth, approachable drink that carries some of the graham cracker/pumpkin pie flavors found in much bigger, sweeter Pumpkin Ales.
DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation; brewed at Epic Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, UT–8.0% ABV: A newer seasonal tradition, this week sees the return of this great collaborative effort between our own DC Brau and Utah’s Epic Brewing Company. What I’ve always enjoyed about FWR is the fact that it’s a Porter first, then a Pumpkin Ale. Respect for the base beer results in a brew where the spices take a more subtle tone, allowing the roasty dark malts and round mouthfeel to do most of the driving. Is this the Pumpkin Ale for people who don’t like Pumpkin Ales? Maybe not, but it’s definitely one for those of us looking for a greater sense of balance in our seasonal beers.
As always, check out other new arrivals below and keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook in case we decide to open anything Friday night. I’ll see you this weekend.
–Nick Anderson, your Friendly Neighborhood Beermonger.
17 Aug 2013 14:00 – 14:00 Hop Harvest 2013 with the Southern Belles at Hardywood Park #Richmond
Join us in preparation for RVA IPA at our 2nd annual Hop Harvest. We’re inviting all members of the Community Hopping Project to bring their homegrown hop cones this week (through Saturday) for inclusion in this season’s batch.Visit the tasting room between 2-9pm to catch a hop talk with head brewer Brian Nelson, education about hop bines, bring a contribution of hops (and your signature) for Sunday’s brew, enjoy Boka Tako Truck and catch The Southern Belles of Richmond, VA at 6:30.In the spring of 2012, Hardywood kicked off a “Community Hopping Project” by giving out 1,000 hop rhizomes to local gardeners interested in growing hops and contributing to a commercially brewed beer. The freshly picked local hops will serve as 100% of the hop bill of Hardywood’s RVA IPA . Given that most first year hop plants do not produce cones, we’re excited to accept many hops sourced through the project in addition to the experienced local growers and progressive farmers who participated last year.
17 Aug 2013 16:00 – 16:00 Beer School at Brew #Chesterfield
Tomorrow (Saturday, 8/17) at 4 pm, Brew will be having our weekly beer school. Our bar manager is back and he brought some things back with him. New England beer is going to be the theme of the school tomorrow and this should be fun. Free food and beer samples as always and we hope to see y’all out there!