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The Big LeBYRDski – Byrd Theater & Center of the Universe, Friday

“It really tied the room together.” If that means something to you, you’ll need to don your ratty bathrobe and get to the Byrd Theater on Friday to the Big Lebowski on the big screen.

COTU’s El Duderino White Russian Milk Stout, Center of the Universe Brewing Company and The Byrd Theatre Foundation are excited to invite you to a special event screening of the one and only The Big Lebowski.

For the fourth year in a row, COTU and the BTF are proud to partner up to bring this cult classic back to the big screen. All proceeds from this event benefit The Byrd Theatre Foundation. The movie will begin at 8:30pm.

Advanced tickets are only $10. Tickets sold at the door/day of are $15 each. Admission is only for those 21+ and includes El Duderino. Additional canned COTU beers will be sold at the theatre as well. Again, admission is 21+ only. “This is not Nam… there are rules!”

Buy advanced tickets for $10 here: www.byrdtheater.com
Tickets at the door are available the day of for $15


Cheers, Beers & Tears – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

If you didn’t know, Secretly Y’all is all about storytelling. Encouraging people to tell true stories in front of an audience and bringing people together through storytelling. I’m not saying that a few beers help when telling stories but they certainly won’t hurt.

A collaboration between the Library of VirginiaThree Notch’d RVA Collab House and Secretly Y’all!!

“Last Call” Imperial Brown Ale (a collab btw Three Notch’d and LVa) has been aging in bourbon barrels for months. We are celebrating its re-release by enjoying a special storytelling event organized by Secretly Y’all. The theme for stories is Cheers, Beers & Tears. Please submit story submissions to [email protected].

The Library’s exhibition “Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled” has inspired SY to seek out stories of conscientious imbibing and good, legal decision making….And if you ask us to, we can work on reciting our ABC’s backwards.

$5 donation at the door. PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 6pm-8pm. Stories will start AT SEVEN PM.


Hardywood Gingerbread Stout – Official Release Party! – Hardywood, Saturday

Expect to see pictures of people in line on your Twitter and Facebook feed this Saturday. Personally, I’ll wait until the fervor dies down and pick-up my yearly bottle down the road a bit.

A seasonal shift is on the way, folks! Hardywood Gingerbread Stout returns to the brewery on Saturday, Nov. 4, and GBS Season officially begins! Taps are flowing from 1-10PM with mobile menus by Arroz RVA,Dank EatsSlideways Mobile Bistro & De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier.

Stay tuned for more details, including information about an exciting collaboration with Reservoir Distillery!

6PM: FREE show featuring: Camera, Studeyed and BIRDS. These musicians are hitting the Hardywood stage from as far as Germany and NYC!


Breakfast for Dinner – Ardent, Monday

Brenner is how my family referred to breakfast served for dinner but it never involved beer. My family were fools. Luckily Ardent isn’t so foolish and the food will be served up by JM Stock so they’re completely putting my family to shame.

What’s better than breakfast food? Breakfast for dinner with JM Stock Provisions – Richmond and Ardent Craft Ales!

– Biscuit sandwiches
– Gravy
– Pancakes
– Beer bloodies

We can’t wait to spice up your Monday night with delicious food and beers!


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Peregrine IPA – Final Gravity, Wednesday

Come November 1, the Peregrine IPA migrates to Final Gravity. Brewed with Falconer’s Flight hops, this 7% IPA will have you soaring through notes of citrus and pine. Being that the Peregrine is the fastest member of the animal kingdom – it’s safe to say this beer will go rather quickly, as well.


Wherever I May Roam – Triple Crossing, Friday

Wherever I May Roam DIPA collab with our good friends Ocelot Brewing Company will launch in cans this Friday in Fulton. Notes of guava, peaches, nectarines and all of the bright citrus fruits. This beer is a killer mix of both breweries favorite Northern and Southern hemisphere hops.


Mo’saic Mo’problems Double IPA Release – Center of the Universe, FridayHappy Friday!

To honor the best 5pm hour in the land, we brewed an 8% double IPA, hopped it up with a ton of Mosaic hops, and then sprinkled in some citra to set it over the top. The beer is bursting with tropical flavors of pineapple, tangerine, and papaya to compliment a nice soft mouthfeel. It will be available on draft and to-go in growlers. It won’t be around long, so come get your weekend started of right!


BEER NEWS

Northside ready to set the table for Tabol Brewery

Richmond BizSense has the story on a new brewery planned for Northside.

Tabol Brewing will open at 704 Dawn St., in an 8,000-square-foot building that formerly housed Research Glass auto shop near Battery Park.

Nic Caudle and Travis Dise are part of an ownership group that is under contract to purchase the building for $285,000. Colliers International broker Sara Marie Williamson is representing them in the deal. The 117-year-old building was assessed this year at $232,000.

Dise said they hope to open the brewery in spring 2018, with a four-barrel system and 3,000-square-foot taproom.


How a Christmas Beer Built a Brewery: The Story of Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout – Food and Wine

I’ll never say that Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout isn’t worth getting but I’m not sure it deserves the staggering amount of hype lavished upon it. Food and Wine and the majority of

“We have been to every Gingerbread Stout release and seen firsthand the explosion of popularity,” says Greg Webb who, along with his wife Kim, have volunteered for every single release. “Gingerbread Stout is now its own season. Each release being another opportunity to catch up with friends and other beer fans.”

There are special cask-only GBSes too, like Christmas Pancakes, refermented with maple syrup. A gingerbread stout whiskey spin-off and an ice cream. You can get GBS t-shirts and goblets and even bars of soap. Cox has also benefited—he now has eight different alcohol companies who use his ginger for their products, including cideries, meaderies, and distilleries, though still only one brewery (and it will always be that way).


Hardywood’s Gingerbread Stout Gets New Siblings – Style Weekly

I know you can’t live without even more Hardywood Gingerbread Stout news. Hit that link to get a full run-down on all the GBS variants and the date they’ll be released into the wild. Happy hunting whale seekers.


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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.