RVA Beer Explorer: Hardywood Dirt, Despots, Yachting, Yes you can

RVA Beer Explorer: Hardywood Dirt, Despots, Yachting, Yes you can

A taste of local beer news from the keg of local beer happenings.


Richmond BizSense has the dirt on a dirt issue at Hardywood’s attempt to conquer the county of Goochland.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is now targeting a spring 2018 opening for its planned $28 million, 60,000-square-foot production facility in Goochland’s West Creek Business Park. The first phase of the complex, announced in 2015, initially was planned to open this spring.

Hardywood president and co-founder Eric McKay said the delay came after issues were discovered early on with the soil on the building site. John Waechter of Loughridge & Co., the construction firm building the Goochland facility, said it learned of the soil issues in late fall 2015.


Only beer lovers will get excited about Despot Day because rather than a celebration of leaders of questionable moral fiber and authoritarian tendencies it’s a celebration of a tasty beer. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is hosting Despot Day this Saturday, from 12-7 PM. On the down side of Despot Day you do need to buy a $10 ticket to buy bottles of the beer. If you can’t get out there on Saturday there is the less glamorous Day after Despot Day on Sunday.

To ensure a smooth release we are selling tickets online for the right to purchase bottles on Despot Day 2017. The $10 ticket will give you the right to purchase a full allocation of the Enlightened Despot and her variants. Only those with a ticket will be able to purchase Enlightened Despot Bottles. You do not need a ticket to attend Despot Day and enjoy the festivities.

Enlightened Despot Bottles will only be available for pick up on Despot Day (March 4th, 2017) and Day After Despot Day (March 5th, 2017).

One Ticket Per Person. Proxies are Allowed.

Tickets are sold at www.brownpapertickets.com

In support of all women and to stand in solidarity with all who march for social justice, all proceeds from the sale of the Despot Day Pre-tickets will be donated to the Domestic and Sexual Violence Services of the Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services. http://goochlandfreeclinicandfamilyservices.org/domestic-a…/

Group A: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
Group B: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sold Out)
Group C: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

New this Year – Sunday Pickup:

Day After Despot Day, Sunday March 5th: Group D: 12:00 – 4:00

Move quick tickets are getting snatched up fast.


Three Sheets to the Wind bring a special brand of music and fun that must be seen to be believed. A few beers make them all the better. You can enjoy them at Triple Crossing this Friday for a good cause.

We’re partnering with the VCU Neuromuscular and ALS Clinic for a fundraiser and concert featuring Three Sheets to the Wind! Join us at 5pm for an art silent auction followed by America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock! Three Sheets to the Wind plays Yacht Rock and AM Gold classics from the ‘70s & 80s—undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind.

Art Fundraiser will be 5PM-7PM
Three Sheets to the Wind will play 7:30PM-10PM

Tickets for the Three Sheets to the Wind show are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online. All proceeds from ticket sales are going back to VCU’s ALS Clinic. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2791592


On Monday, Governor McAuliffe signed into law Senate Bill 1469. This law  allows for “single original metal cans” to be used for the sale of beer, wine and mixed alcoholic drinks. Previously all alcoholic beverages had to be served in plastic or paper cups. Now you’ll be be able to walk around with a can of beer. I imagine this will speed things up at various events and increase the variety of beverages available for consumption.




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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 and/or beer.