RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

GO DO THIS Beautiful Disasters B-Movie Night: Shop Till You Drop! – Strangeways Brewing, Wednesday Delightfully bad movies and delightfully good beers. Meet The Artist of the Month: Makenna Faulk – Three Notch’d RVA Collab


Beautiful Disasters B-Movie Night: Shop Till You Drop! – Strangeways Brewing, Wednesday

Delightfully bad movies and delightfully good beers.

Meet The Artist of the Month: Makenna Faulk – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

Artists often struggle to find a location to display their work and earn some cold hard cash. Three Notch’d have stepped up and hosts a different artist every month.

We are fortunate to be able to showcase some of the amazing talent in RVA and Makenna is no exception. Come on out Friday, November 30th from 630-8pm, grab a pint and meet our Nov Artist of the Month: Makenna. This will be your last chance to purchase one of her works before they come down at the end of the month. A great idea for unique Xmas gift. In the meantime stop in and check out her collection on display.

Grand Illumination – Legend Brewing, Friday

If the lights are your favorite part of Grand Illumination but don’t like the crowds you can just grab a beer and watch the skyline light up.

Richmond’s Downtown is lighting up for the holiday season! Illumination of lights and decorations will happen at 5:55pm. Come enjoy the Richmond Grand Illumination from the best view in town! Call ahead for reservations!

Handmade Holiday 2018 – Hardywood (Ownby Lane), Saturday & Sunday

Get all your Christmas shopping done while drinking a Gingerbread Stout. A great way to spend a part of your weekend.

It’s the Richmond Craft Mafia’s 14th annual Handmade Holiday craft show! We’re back at Hardywood, with all of our vendors outside under big heated tents. We’re welcoming over 50 of the best crafters, artists, and makers for the city’s favorite holiday shopping event! Half of our vendors will be there on Saturday and Sunday, and half will be there for one day only, so be sure to stop by both days to see lots of amazing new art and gifts.

On Saturday, we will offer Early Bird hours to our shoppers at 10am.
**For a $5 donation to our non-profit partner Big Brothers Big Sisters, shoppers gain early access to our vendors.**

At 11am, the doors open to everyone for free. The show ends at 5pm. On Sunday we will not have Early Bird shopping. The show hours will be 11am-5pm on Sunday.


Strangeways Brewing is Expanding with 3rd Location in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition Neighborhood – Cheers Virgina

Strangeways Brewing has signed a lease in the heart of Scott’s Addition at 3110 West Leigh Street, marking its third brewery and tasting room facility in Virginia.

Strangeways will continue to operate its tasting room and private event facility at 2277A Dabney Road, and just last year opened a new facility in owner Neil Burton’s hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia, at 350 Lansdowne Road.

Making it easier for tourists and locals alike to visit its facility while spending time in the densely packed local craft beverage and restaurant scene that Scott’s Addition is famous for was just one of the reasons owner Neil Burton gave for opening Strangeways’ new location. “We are excited to help play a part in Virginia’s local tourism economy, utilize as many local ingredients in beers and in snacks as we can, and employ more people,” said Burton.


That’s Your Thing (Aslin collab) – Ardent, Thursday

We’re thrilled to release our newest collaboration beer, this time with our friends from Aslin Beer Company!

That’s Your Thing is an American rice lager brewed with Jasmine and Citron Green tea that was locally sourced from Rostov’s Coffee & Tearight here in Richmond. This is a clean, crisp American lager featuring pleasant tea notes, a light body, and minimal bitterness. Enjoy this easy drinker to mix it up after all those big heavy winter stouts. #neverstoplagering

4.4% ABV • 13 IBU
Draft only
Crowler/growler fills

Some Velvet Morning Double IPA Returns – Final Gravity, Friday

Columbus and Mosaic hops give life to this 8% DIPA that made its first appearance at Final Gravity’s 3rd Anniversary. Essences of floral and citrus dance amongst its juicy haze enveloping your senses with pillowy notes of orange, grapefruit, and a hint of honeysuckle. Available by the glass, growler, or Crowler.

The Jesus Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout Beer Release – Center of the Universe, Saturday

Bold, rich, and unabashedly expressive, our spicy Imperial Stout is no saint. Flavors of cayenne peppers, cinnamon, and a dash of vanilla blend to create a divine Mexican hot chocolate libation perfect for polishing balls and talking smack before the semis. This is no bush league, psych-out brew, because nobody………. with The Jesus!

The Jesus was constructed using Maris Otter, Carafa II, Carafa III, Double Roasted Crystal, C-90, Flaked Oats and Barley. Belgian Dark Candi Syrup, Cinnamon, and Habanero pepper round out the beer for a drinking experience like no other. Aromas of decadent chocolate, ganache, and holiday spices will excite your senses as the heat of the chiles warm you. At 11.4% ABV, you want to savor this beer as you sip. Let the chocolate and spice notes glide over your tongue like silk as you bask in the lingering spice and nice, long finish.

COTU Celebrates The Jesus

The UFO Truck will be on site serving up delicious fusion meals of some of your favorite all-American classics. There will also be LIVE MUSIC from 5-8pm!

Dark Ages Imperial Maple Brown Ale – Castleburg, Friday

It’s the return of The Dark Ages, our silver medal winning Bishop’s Brown Ale, brewed with Vermont maple syrup and cinnamon.




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