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RVA Beer Explorer: Piggy, Pretty, New Sedona, Pass the Bottle

A small flight of what the Richmond beer scene has to offer this week.

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BOTTLED UP

A big step in any brewery is getting their beers into cans and bottles. This Saturday at noon, Garden Grove will be taking that step and hosting their First Ever Bottle Release. The beer they’ve chosen to bottle is ominously called “DEATH”. Will you be cheating death if you buy it or will you need to steal a friend’s to truly cheat death?

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“DEATH” is a 10% ABV unfiltered Belgian Style Ale made with VA-grown red wine grapes from the 2014 harvest, and aged over one year in red wine barrels. This extremely limited brew began fermentation before the taproom opened it’s doors in February 2015. The wine grapes used were grown by Head Brewer Michael Brandt using organic methods.

The brew’s name was inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1513 engraving “Knight, Death, and the Devil” and features a high quality reproduction of the work on it’s label.

SEDONA DOUBLE

Occasionally you find yourselves in the wilds of Henrico county and are craving a beer and not sure where to turn. Soon you’ll have an option in Sedona Taphouse. Richmond BizSense.com announced that Sedona will be going up in the NuckolsPlace Shopping Center at 5400 Wyndham Forest Way. This will be the second location in the Richmond area, fourth in Virginia and the seventh in the country. Cheers Henrico.

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO THE CASK

The Cask Cafe has great beer and a limited menu. To offset that limitation they occasionally have a pop-up event feature local food all stars. On Wednesday the 27th you won’t be able to park in their parking lot but you’ll be able to dine on delicious pork. Mike Braune and Adam Hall will be smoking a whole pig and some sides to go along with. Not only that there will be special Ardent beers to wash it down. Details on the book of faces.

DON’T YOU LOOK PRETTY

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I’ve always thought Center of the Universe had a pretty nice setup. I have no learned that I have a pretty low bar for nice. They good folks in Ashland have stepped up the swank level to oh-la-la. A redesigned tasting room and a corporate space look great as you can see above. There will be an open house on for everyone to check it out. No idea if a red velvet rope will be in place, I tend to think not since they’re always so damn welcoming.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Pipeline Still Closed but Work has Begun

The guesstimate for the reopening of the trail is two weeks.

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Update from RVA H2O

Weekly Pipeline Update because our construction work has begun! 🎉👏🙌🙏🥳
First and foremost, a reminder that, as of August 2nd, all sanitary (wastewater) flow has been diverted upstream at Tredegar, so any flow you may see leaking from Pipeline is river water that’s seeping in from Haxall Canal, groundwater, and/or stormwater from Richmond’s summer rain.
Now for the good stuff: The scoop on the repair process! ⤵️
All materials and supplies needed for repairs have arrived, and CSX gave us the green-light to start working on the pipe on Monday (09.13.2021), so our crews got to work! 💪
This week our team is using a cement substance to fill in those pesky leaking holes along the pipe.
Then, next week, our team will layer an epoxy and a mesh on the bottom and surrounding the entire pipe’s external circumference.
Following the completion of all this work, our team will once again CCTV (closed-circuit television) the pipe to get an internal look at how we did. Only after we check our work and give it the good ol’ thumbs up 👍 will the trail and beaches alongside it be reopened. (We think we’re about two weeks away from that point.)
Until then, Pipeline trail and its adjacent beaches are closed from Brown’s Island (under the 9th Street bridge) to the downstream, eastern end of the trail behind Virginia Street and Vistas On The James.
More soon, folks—stay tuned!

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Pipeline Poop Problem Prolongs Passage Prohibition

Sewage problems mean you can’t walk the Pipeline but work is taking place, eventually.

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The Pipeline, one of my favorite walks in town, has been off-limits for a while.

RVAH2O posted this update last week.

A quick reminder that, as of August 2nd, all sanitary (wastewater) flow has been diverted upstream at Tredegar, so any flow you may see leaking is river water that’s seeping into from Haxall Canal, groundwater, and/or stormwater from Richmond’s summer rain.

This week, our team got access from CSX to move forward with our work onsite. Our crew CCTV’ed (closed-circuit television) the pipe to get an internal look so they can know precisely what we’re dealing with.

Now it’s time for repairs! Our kickoff meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th.

Our repair work should take seven to ten days, weather- and river-level-dependent. The weather needs to be decent, but not necessarily dry when our crews get to work. So far, the forecast is looking pretty promising!

We will continue to provide updates about the timeline for repairs, and the timeline for when the trail and beaches can open following repairs. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Pipeline Trail and the beaches alongside of it remain closed from Brown’s Island (under the 9th Street bridge) to the downstream, eastern end of the trail behind Virginia Street and Vistas On The James. A pipe in need of repair needs space!

In the meantime, Pipeline Trail and the beaches alongside of it remain closed from Brown’s Island (under the 9th Street bridge) to the downstream, eastern end of the trail behind Virginia Street and Vistas On The James. A pipe in need of repair needs space!

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Driver Charged in Shockoe Bottom Reckless Driving

On Sunday morning a car was doing burnouts and doughnuts. Later the driver slammed the car into a tree.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police Department officers have charged a driver who was recklessly operating a vehicle in a Shockoe Bottom parking lot early on Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., officers on patrol in Shockoe Bottom observed a vehicle in a parking lot near Main Street Station which was doing burn runs/car doughnuts. As officers entered the parking lot, the driver of the vehicle left the scene on East Broad Street at a high rate of speed. A few blocks away in the 00 block of Governor Street, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. Officers arrested Teric Harcum, 20, of Chesterfield County, and charged him with reckless driving.

This type of reckless operation of motor vehicles is dangerous and can lead to serious injury. The Richmond Police Department continues to ask anyone who witnesses reckless driving or suspicious activity to call 911.

 

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