RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

DO THIS Bourbon, Beer & BBQ – Ardent, Friday The title sums it up quite well. A little bourbon, beer and a bunch of BBQ. On Friday, October 19, join the ODU Alumni Richmond Chapter for an


Bourbon, Beer & BBQ – Ardent, Friday

The title sums it up quite well. A little bourbon, beer and a bunch of BBQ.

On Friday, October 19, join the ODU Alumni Richmond Chapter for an evening of fine bourbon, craft ales, and delicious BBQ. Enjoy a private guided tour and bourbon tasting at the popular new Reservoir Distillery, then walk just three blocks through Scott’s Addition Boulevard Association for a pint at Ardent Craft Ales and a BBQ buffet courtesy of Deep Run Roadhouse.

For just $25, guests will receive the private tour and tasting at Reservoir Distillery, a pint of beer and BBQ buffet at Ardent Craft Ales, and an ODU Alumni Association beer growler.

Sounds like a perfect Friday night to us. So, what are you waiting for? Register today at odualumni.org/events.

October Moon Market Self Care – Champion Brewing, Saturday

These little markets are a nice way to shop on a Saturday afternoon. Hit the link to see the list of over 25 vendors.

We are jumping in to crimson red leaves and golden creativity of Fall with the theme of SELF CARE!. Join us at Champion Brewing Company – RVA at 401 E . Grace St. on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 1 PM – 6 PM. At this market vendors will be offering massage, healing herbal remedies and crystals, luxe bath and body products, feminine care products, hand made botanicals, body positive fashion and more.

Cap Trail Clean-Up & Celebration – Stone Brewing, Saturday

The Capital Trail is a wonderful addition to our area. A connection all the way to Williamsburg that allows bikers a safe journey. It should be celebrated more often. This event combines a celebration and a little clean-up action.

Trail Clean-up Time

Post Clean-up Party (Two Locations)

Join us for a clean-up of the Virginia Capital Trail and a following celebration at two locations: Stone Brewing in Richmond and Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg.

Four Starting Locations:
-Great Shiplock Park (Richmond, VA)

-Jamestown Trailhead (Williamsburg, VA)

-Four Mile Creek Trailhead (Henrico, VA)

-Indian Fields Tavern (Charles City, VA)

Indian Fields Tavern will be hosting their Family Fall Funfest from 2-5pm after concluding the clean-up at their location.

Our amazing Trail Ambassadors will be at the event to help lead the clean-up efforts.

If interested in cleaning up the Trail, please RSVP for yourself or your group via this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/xri6JIKV1n3qQDN63

For questions, please e-mail us at [email protected]

RVA Rocks! Adult Rocking Painting and Meetup – Intermission, Saturday

If you’ve done any wandering around the city you’ve likely seen painted rocks. The rocks are there to provide a little joy. Often the rocks are painted by the RVA Rocks! group. Learn more and leave with your own painted rock at Intermission.

Come join us for an afternoon of painting rocks, meeting new and old friends and watching Enid create Mandalas in action.

RVA Rocks! – VA Official Page will bring paints, rocks, and supplies.

Enid will be demo’ing her mandala skills. Come and learn!

Support the Market! Shockoe Stout with Craft Vendors – Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Saturday

The good folks at Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery made a Shockoe Stout to celebrate and help out the 17th Street Famer’s Market. A portion of proceeds goes to the 17th Street Farmers Market. The market has been going through renovations for what seems like forever. The vendors have suffered.  This weekend Craft Vendors will be out at the brewery. Right now there are only three listed but hopefully, that list will grow.


Imperial Milk Stout Release – Ardent, Thursday

This cooler weather means one thing: stout season! 🙌 Imperial Milk Stout returns on Thursday, available on draft and in bottles.

Our Imperial Milk Stout is bold and rich, featuring notes of chocolate and residual sweetness from the addition of lactose, balanced by a roasty base. This big, dark stout is silky smooth, with none of the boozy burn you might expect from a 10% stout. Perfect for cooler weather and longer nights.

10% ABV • 33 IBU

✔️ On draft
🍾 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles

Pumpkin Spiced Latte & PawPawportunity Wheat Ale – Three Notch’d Collab House, Thursday

Join us this Thursday for a special Dual Release as we have 2 new beers to debut from the RVA Collab House with Pint Specials from 4-7pm on both beers. Check out this week’s releases from RVA Head Brewer Willey Broaddus:

“Pumpkin Spiced Latte”
Pumpkin Spiced Amber Ale Conditioned With Cold Brewed Coffee
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 10
Collaboration with University of Richmond SPCS Beer Brewing Education Program

This Pumpkin Spiced Latte will hit the spot on those cool autumn days. Brewed in collaboration with the University of Richmond SPCS’s new Beer Brewing Education Program, this beer was chosen to show the students all sorts of brewing techniques. From obtaining locally sourced malt to formulating the amount of spice to add, and from prepping squash to be added in the boil to cleanly adding coffee to finished beer, all the old school techniques were brought out for this one. And the hard work paid off.

ALSO releasing is:

Wheat Ale with Pawpaw Fruit
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 15
Collaboration with Darden School of Brew

Introducing the 2nd release in this year’s set of Darden collaborations. “PawPawportunity” is a light wheat beer with a heavy set of locally picked pawpaw fruit added in. Pawpaws are fruit native to the Eastern United States and have a taste similar to banana, mango and cantaloupe. This refreshing beer is sure to quench any fruit lover’s thirst.

7th Anniversary Ale Release – Hardywood, Friday

Join us to celebrate our 7th Anniversary Friday, October 19th with the release of a fresh and juicy Imperial IPA! FREE live music and food trucks TBD!

7th Anniversary Ale
An Imperial IPA showcasing Galaxy, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Motueka hops. 10.5% ABV. Available at the Richmond, West Creek and Charlottesville location on draft and in four packs of 16oz cans to go!

Gold Foil Double IPA Returns – Final Gravity, Friday

Gold Foil DIPA made its debut at Final Gravity’s 2nd Anniversary in 2017 and will finally return this week. Pouring like liquid gold, this 8% beauty is enhanced with Lemondrop, Amarillo, and Apollo hops. It shines with notes of floral, orange, and grapefruit. Crowlers available.





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