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RVA Beer Explorer

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

The weekend is far, far away but luckily there are beer events all week long. Turn that frown upside down but keep the pint glass right side up.





Plant Nite – Hardywood Brewery (Ownby Lane), Wednesday

It’s time to get dirty and drinky. Even the most un-green of thumbs is welcome to join in the fun, so plant yourself in a stool and get ready to learn.

7/25 “Beer Garden Design”
8/15 “Pick Your Own Planter”

Use code Happy40 for 40% off all ticket prices at checkout!

Not a master gardener?…no problem! Come get your hands dirty! No experience required, join us for an event of digging, planting, and fun! Follow along while our Party Host guides you step-by-step through the featured project in about 1.5 hours. We provide all the planting supplies and a good time. Events are for adults, 21+ only.

Can Jam SE: Summer Edition – Triple Crossing, Friday

Beers you won’t find normally in town are making the trek to Richmond. These beers are looking for lovely homes that can provide a cool dark environment until they willingly sacrifice their lives to go into your belly. To say the lineup is impressive would be an understatement.

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 must 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.
– RAR Brewing
– Resident Culture Brewing Company
– Threes Brewing
– Wren House Brewing Company

13th Annual Gilbane Restaurant Walk – Scott’s Addition, Friday

Walk to a few breweries and get some food on the way, delicious on at least two different ways.


Join us for Lucky Number 13! This year’s restaurant walk, hosted by our friends at Gilbane, will be held in Scott’s Addition at 3 of RVA’s finest establishments: Lunch | Supper!, Ardent, and The Veil.

The walk takes you to each location, where you’ll enjoy delicious, locally-made craft beer from Ardent and The Veil and mouth-watering BBQ and southern comfort food (and domestic beer and wine) at Lunch | Supper!

The best part is? Tickets are only $35! And include a signature pint glass and the wonderful feeling that you’ve supported a great cause…because you have! ALL proceeds raised go back to The Doorways and our mission of providing lodging and support to individuals in medical crisis.

To purchase tickets, visit

We’ll see you there!

Learn How to Make Cider with Blue Bee Cider – Final Gravity, Monday

The beautiful partnership of learning about awesome cider while sipping awesome beer.You’ve been asking for it and now it’s here! Learn How to Make Cider under the wing of the Blue Bee Cider pros! Juice and all necessary equipment will be provided as Blue Bee’s cellar team walks you through the cider making process. You will begin your fermentation during the class and watch your creation come alive!

Only 30 seats available so get your tickets early…it will sell out! Tickets available online at Eventbrite or at Final Gravity Brewing Co. and Original Gravity Homebrew Supplies. $30 per person.


Piña Colada Belgian White Ale  2nd Release – Isley, Tuesday (today)

Well…we sold out of the Piña Colada infusion in less than 2.5 hours last week! 😱😭 Didn’t realize so many of you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain! 🍍🥥☔️

So for those of you that missed it, and for those of you that loved it…we’re bringing it back Tuesday 8/14!!! 😍🙌

On tap while supplies last, don’t miss out!

Robust Porter Release – Ardent, Thursday

Robust Porter is a dark brown, medium-bodied American ale with a roasted malt aroma, complex flavor and dry finish. Notes of chocolate and coffee from the malt bill and minimal hoppy bitterness round out this classic porter style.

6% ABV • 31 IBU

Continental Divide Richmond will be the food truck in the beer garden for our Robust Porter release!

Hardywood Hoax Release! – Hardywood, Friday


First introduced in 2017, Hoax was among our most limited releases. This year, Hoax will be available in limited quantities in all 3 Hardywood taproom locations.

Hoax is a behemoth of a beer joining its fellow crafty lineup of misfits, Trickery, Foolery, & Ruse — which have landed among the most highly-rated milk stouts in the world. Aged in freshly-emptied Brandy barrels, Hoax comes in at 13.5% ABV and remains unbelievably and deceptively smooth. Expect a super chewy milk stout with bold oak tannins and notes of grape jam, ripe plums, and dried dates.

Quantities & limits are TBD. Stay tuned! 750mL bottle: $19.99.

Space Invaders DIPA Returns! – Final Gravity, Friday

Space Invaders Double IPA is descending on Final Gravity again this Friday and firing with 100% Mosaic hops, blasting your tastebuds with flavors of mango, lemon, citrus, earthy pine, tropical fruit, herbal and stone fruit notes. You’ll be hitting the replay button again and again and again.


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