RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

Most of your weekend should be spent at the Richmond Folk Festival but there are still plenty of beer-related events to fill in the time. These are the ones we think you should consider.


Bluegrass Jam – Final Gravity, Tuesday (today)

The local brewery scene isn’t lacking for live music. There aren’t however that many chances for you to join in the musical fun. That all changes tonight if you’re into bluegrass.

Bluegrass Jam is coming to Final Gravity on Tuesday, October 9th and you’re invited! Come out and listen or bring your acoustic bluegrass instruments and join in. If you do sit in and play, you’ll get a discount on your first beer. We’re even staying open a little later to keep the tunes going. Empanadas Market will also be onsite and you definitely don’t want to miss out on them!

Craft Beer Tent at the Folk Festival – Richmond Folk Festival, Friday-Sunday

The real reason to be at the Richmond Folk Festival is obviously the insane amount of world-class music that will be on display. Fortunately listening to music and drink excellent beers go very well together. They haven’t announced the line-up yet but follow that link above because last year the beer was amazing.

The Craft Beer Tent at the Richmond Folk Festival is back! We will have beer talks, games, hourly tappings and a ton of amazing craft beers on tap! Stay tuned as we reveal all the details over the coming weeks and months!

Pickled & Fermented Festival – Center of the Universe, Saturday

I like the phrase “in a pickle” but I can’t say I’m a fine of the pickle. This all changes when you talk about pickled foods that aren’t cucumbers. Don’t even get me started on pickleball. If you’re a fan of the pickle head up to COTU and get yourself a $10 pickle pass (18 and under is free) for sampling all the delicious things and watching demonstrations throughout the day.

Pickle Lovers and Fermented fiends unite! The Artisan Pickles club is hosting our 3rd Annual Pickled & Fermented festival – a celebration of all things pickled and fermented! We’re talking more than pickled cucumbers here – we don’t discriminate when it comes to pickled things. Pickled fruit, pickled veggies, hot sauce, kimchi, BEER, Kombucha… if it’s pickled or fermented, we’re celebrating it!

Join us at Center of the Universe Brewing Company for a day of pickle tastings, live music, a pickle themed beer and loads of pickle shenanigans!

Growlers for Howlers – Ardent, Sunday

I know some of you out there aren’t a fan of dogs at breweries. I’m a huge fan since it means I get to have the fun of loving on some dogs with the hassle of owning a dog. Non-dog fans avoid Ardent on Sunday, dog fans unite at Ardent for a good cause.

The third annual Growlers for Howlers is returning to Ardent!

Come help us raise money to support the Richmond SPCA and find homes for pets with loving families. We’ll have open adoptions available in the Tail Wag’N, as well as spent grain dog treats and growler fill specials all afternoon.

Your dogs are welcome to join in on the fun, too! 🐶

Plus, Land of Saffron will be serving up their authentic Spanish paella all day!

New Doctor Day! Doctor Who Viewing Party – Intermission Beer Company, Sunday

Celebrate the first woman Doctor Who with a beer or two.

Whovians – The Doctor’s ready. Are you?

The #DoctorWho Global Simulcast premieres Sunday, October 7 at 1:45pm on BBC America and we are watching it at Intermission Beer Company! Join us for this historical event!


Can Release Tuesday – Veil Brewing, Tuesday (today)

What a line up, who’s ready for Can Release Tuesday!?

Frostbite is our DIPA hopped immensely with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Vic Secret. 8% ABV. $17.00+tax. ❄️

Expert Tastemen is our DIPA with apricot and plum. Think sour whiteferrari + tons of fruit! 8.5% ABV. $18.50+tax. 💛💙

Never Never Calm Calm is our double fruited gose with a 2x dose Pineapple and Passionfruit! We’ve made some changes to our fruit processing on these beers to increase overall intensity of the fruit. We think you’ll be pleased! 5.1% ABV. $22.00+tax. 🌊

We Ded Mon is our beloved 100% Citra hopped TIPA! 11% ABV. $17.50+tax.☠️

Pomegranate Gose Release – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Thursday

Join us this Thursday and every Thursday for new beer releases from the RVA Collab House with Pint Specials from 4-7pm. This week’s release is our next Seasonal Gose release from our HQ in Cville. Next week we’ll have 2 goodies coming out from RVA Head Brewer Willey Broaddus, check out what’s debuting Thursday:

“Pomegranate Gose”
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 8
Our Fall Seasonal Gose from HQ

Nothing says Autumn in Virginia like mild days and crisp nights so we put that feeling in a can. This German sour ale becomes a Fall favorite with the addition of the ancient flavors of pomegranate tartness from kettle-souring with lactobacillus gives the beer the same dry, crisp quality as those brisk nights. Fall never tasted so good. Leave you mark!

Additonally we’ll also be hosting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Virginia Chapter for a Proceeds Night so come in and do some good simply by enjoying our beer!

Brittle Star Double IPA Release – Final Gravity, Friday

Brittle Star, Final Gravity’s newest 8% ABV DIPA, releases this Friday with an exquisite and delicate balance of El Dorado, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops. The essence of citrus, passionfruit, mango, and pine is magnified in the glass yet drinks simple and smooth. Available in Crowlers




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