So for the past two weeks I’ve been encouraging you to contribute to Redbeard Brewing’s Kickstarter project. They set an ambitious goal to raise $25,000 towards their taproom. Well they didn’t make it.
So they went back and reexamined their need and have launched a new Kickstarter Project. This time it’s $4,000 and you only have 10 days (well now 9 days) to meet that obligation. Check it out and help out if you can.
Travel Channel recently released an article on the Top 7 Beer Destinations. In the list they put locations like Asheville, NC, Los Angeles, CA & Toronto, Canada. Well they also listed the entire state of Virginia. Check out the article.
Hey Richmond! You remember that place Extra Billy’s Barbecue? Honestly, I always felt they were very underrated for the beer they made. When people talked of Richmond’s growing brew scene they some how got left off that list. Well they are working to change that. They hired a new brewer by the name Brandon Tolbert. I’ve been fortunate to call him friend and enjoy some of his home brew. Well they just started to pump out their first new brew (American Pale Ale) with more to come. If you are out in the southside stop by for a beer or even dinner. You won’t be disappointed. *NOTE: Their beers are only available at the Southside location at 1110 Alverser Drive Midlothian, Va. 23113. Also be sure to follow them on Facebook.
Finally, if you are not a fan of the Mekong Restaurant fan page then you’ve been missing out on photos of their expansion. I believe tonight they will debut their expanded tap list.
So with that let’s get into our updates:
Fri Mar 8th:
It’s Friday and that means Firkin Friday at Hardywood Park. Today Ellen Butcher with Tarrant’s Cafe put together an unique pin of Imperial IPA with Thai Chile peppers, cilantro and fresh pineapple. Music will be provided Hannah Marie and the Bearded Ladies. Fun starts at 4pm. They also appear to have a pin available at Tarrant’s Cafe as well.
Lost Rhino Brewing has begun to show up in Richmond. So to help you make this a fun release, Local Suds has put together a Lost Rhino/Local Suds pub crawl. It starts at 5pm at Capital Ale House Downtown and make it’s way to Station 2, The Camel and Baja Bean Co.
Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria is having a Goose Island Tasting. It is a prepaid event and requires a reservation. Starts at 7pm.
Sat Mar 9th:
The Caroline Rotary Club and Grapes of Taste & Wine Gourmet are putting together Caroline Rotary Wine & Beer Festival. Starts at 11am. Tickets are $25 at the gate and $20. Contact them at (804) 448-8008 to get your tickets. All proceeds support the rotary club scholarship fund.
Capital Ale House Downtown is hosting the Brewbies: Celebrating Women in Beer. The Brewbies discussion panel will talk about their experiences in the industry along with their passion for craft beer. Starts at 7pm. Tickets are still on sale online or at the three Richmond Locations.
Mon Mar 11th:
O’Banks Cafe & Grill along with Center of the Universe Brewing have teamed together for a Pilot the Flight starting at 6:30pm. COTU will have 8 different summer seasonal pilot brews to go along with 4 trial appetizers from O’Banks. You’ll be given scorecards to help choose the next seasonal beer and appetizer. Cost is $20 with money being raised for The Autism Grant.
Dogfish Head Alehouse Fairfax is hosting a aHOPeclipse Now beer Dinner starting at 7pm. Reservations needed.
Thur Mar 14th:
Thursday is Beer School Thursday at Whole Foods Virginia Beach. Starts at 6:30pm
The Wine Seller in Williamsburg is having a Smartmouth Brewing Tap Takeover starting at 4pm.
Whole Foods Short Pump is having a Center of the Unvierse Beer & Cheese pairing starting at 5pm. Reservations/Tickets can be purchased at customer service. Cost is $15 per person.
Belmont House of Smoke is having a Notch 9 release Party. Notch 9 is the new Double IPA by Smartmouth Brewing.
….And this ends this week’s event updates. Be sure to follow me on Twitter
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