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Men’s Journal spotlights Ardent Craft Ales, favorite watering hole of VP candidate Tim Kaine

Kaine says the Scott’s Addition brewery has a “great beer and a wonderful outdoor patio.”

Trevor Dickerson



Richmond resident, former mayor and vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine knows a few things about Richmond breweries. Men’s Journal spotlighted Kaine’s favorite watering hole, Ardent Craft Ales in Scott’s Addition, in a recent online article:

If there’s one thing Republicans, Democrats, and independents can agree upon this contentious election season, it’s that we could all use a beer.

Potential vice president Tim Kaine probably knows this better than most. As a Virginia senator and Richmond native, the Democrat has been party to the state capital’s steady ascent in the Southern brewing scene. From the hazy, juicy IPAs of The Veil, Triple Crossing, and The Answer to Hardywood’s luscious milk stouts and Strangeways’ delectable oddities (piña colada radler, ghost pepper–infused gose), Richmond — also home to Stone’s East Coast outpost — is awash in intriguing beer. But for Kaine, one brewery stands apart in a pack as crowded as the Republican primaries.

“We go to Ardent Brewery in Richmond for family celebrations (graduations, send-offs to college or military deployment, birthdays),” Kaine writes via email. “Great beer and a wonderful outdoor patio to gather and toast whoever is the center of attention.”

Read the full article here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.