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RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

The RVA Beer Explorer hit the beach last week. We highly recommend Dewey Beer Company but our focus is back on good ole’ RVA.





Star Party and Movie Night: The Space Pirate Botanist – Intermission Beer Company, Saturday

Almost every movie is improved by watching it with a beer in hand. Intermission is adding a special twist to their movie night by looking up at the stars. Fortunately, they’re located in a spot where the city lights won’t impact their star-gazing as much as some of our downtown breweries. Also if you can’t guess the movie, turn in your flight card.

What is better than star gazing at the night sky with telescopes, beer, and a bunch of your friends? We will be staying open late and the Richmond Astronomical Society will be here (weather permitting) and can show you closeups of the moon and some planets and answer any questions you have about the night sky.

We will start off the night at 6:30 with an appropriate movie for our guest of honor – Movie Night: The Space Pirate Botanist! Can you guess the movie?

Plot: An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

RVA YArt Sale – Hardywood (Ownby Lane), Sunday

YArt Sale is an effort to provide local artists with an opportunity to market their art in a FREE and unique setting. Richmond has a longstanding history of art enthusiasm, but it often seems difficult for unknown artists to get their foot in the door. YArt Sale hopes to have monthly art sales in a yard sale format, where artists can gather and sell their work. This month the artists will be setting up at Hardywood.

Please join us Sunday, July 22, from 12-6PM for a cold beer and local creativity! YArt Sale is from 1-5PM and FREE to attend! Dank Eats* is on site serving their mobile menu!

Art by Tiffany Saffle
MischaLee Jewelry
The Art of Raymond R Kilburn
Stronge Designs
Real Keen Leashes
Lonely Pine Jewelry
Katastrophic Creations: Art By Kat Thompson
Lee Valentine Art
RawJawBone Graphics
Panduté Photography and Events, LLC
Naturally Devine Wellness
Mama A’s Bath & Body Products
Yellow Lantern Co.
Feral Blue
+ a whole lot more!

Can Jam SE Summer Edition – Triple Crossing (Fulton), Sunday

Cans of beer from breweries from far away lands like New Hampshire.

We are excited to announce Can Jam SE Summer Edition! We’re bringing Threes Brewing’s brilliant Can Jam festival from Brooklyn to Richmond again! Cans from some of the best and brightest breweries across the country will be available for purchase and can be enjoyed on site. This time we will have a lot more cans then last year and we will be releasing couple cans of our own.

Guest breweries:
– Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
– Aslin Beer Company
– Calusa Brewing
– Charles Towne Fermentory
– Dancing Gnome Beer
– Deciduous Brewing Company
– Equilibrium Brewery
– Foam Brewers
– HopFly Brewing Company
– Industrial Arts Brewing Company
– Magnify Brewing Company
– Narrow Gauge Brewing Company
– Ocelot Brewing Company
– Outer Range Brewing Co.
– Resident Culture Brewing Company
– Threes Brewing
– Wren House Brewing Company

Beer & Oyster Sunday Brunch – Final Gravity, Sunday

Rappahannock Oyster Co is bringing back fresh shucked raw oysters to pair with your delicious Final Gravity brew. A tasty way to get your Sunday going.

3 for $5 and 6 for $10.


Tuesday Can Release – Veil Brewing, Tuesday

We will be releasing 2x different beers in 4-pack 16oz cans this upcoming Tuesday July 17th starting at 4pm. Here’s all the info for each brand: ⠀

WakeWakeUpUp-8.%-Double Dry-Hopped DIPA w/ 100% Nelson hops (approx 170-190x cases; $19+tax/4-pack; 2x cases/12x 4-packs pp)⠀

Never Saidthat-4.9%-Mango Gose (approx 170-190x cases; $17+tax/4-pack; 2x cases/12x 4-packs pp; PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FRUIT IN THIS BEER AND THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THESE CANS REMAIN COLD AT ALL TIMES.) ⠀

We hope to see y’all this Tuesday July 17th when doors open at 4pm!

Hefeweizen Release -Väsen Brewing Company, Wednesday

Wednesdays mean a new beer release @ Väsen. Come on in and try our new Hefeweizen starting at 3pm. Its refreshing, crisp taste is perfect for a hot day.

Peach Mango Gose Release – Ardent, Thursday

Our newest gose is our fruitiest, juiciest offering yet! Join us for the release of Peach Mango Gose.

4.9% ABV

🍺On draft
✓ Crowler/growler fills

Curry in a Hurry will be the food truck joining us in the beer garden for this release! Try a little heat along with the sweet.

“One More IPA” Release Party – Isley, Saturday

A light colored, juicy, stinky IPA, packed with as many hops as we could muster. The base beer presents hazy, with a thick white head. A fluffy mouthfeel is created by adjusting water chemistry, and adding oats and wheat to the mash. After late kettle and whirlpool additions, The beer is dryhopped every day for 7 days of fermentation, and again while moving through brite and packaging. With slightly lower carbonation, the Citra, Mosaic, and Huell Melon hops really shine!

We will be releasing this juicy brew on Saturday, July 21st. Hits the taps at Noon!
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We’ll also be having a fun Meet & Greet / Fundraiser with the Richmond Mounted Police! (Details in comments)
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Music by Hunter Pease & Special Guests from The Southern Belles & THE SHACK BAND (5~9:30pm)
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Foodtruck: The Dog Wagon Plus & Saladworks


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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.