RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

Beer supplies are running low after being trapped in the house. It’s time to brave the icy roads and restock.


December Moon Market – Champion Brewing, Saturday

Shopping and drinking continue with the December Moon Market at Champion Brewing.

Celebrate Winter and the season of giving with us. Join us at Champion Brewing Company – RVA at 401 E . Grace St. on Saturday December 15, 2018 from 1 PM – 6 PM for loads of amazing vendors offering Richmond’s most unique crafts, art, jewelry, plants, apparel, tarot readings, herbal healing, magic craft supplies, vintage wear, housewares, plants and hand made botanical products!

LCCB Craft Vendor Holiday Show – Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Saturday

They don’t have a list of vendors but even if you don’t find a craft to buy you can always buy beer. That’s not a bad thing.

LCCB is hosting their 2nd craft vendor show of 2018! Come out to the Farm for some holiday shopping provided by local craft vendors and artists.

To reserve a table for this event contact [email protected]

Gingerbread House Competition – Strangeways, Saturday

From the looks of it, you’ll be building your masterpiece on location. Bring the creativity and take home the prize and show that you are truly the Frank Lloyd Wright of gingerbread construction.

Join Strangeways for our First Annual FREE Gingerbread House Competition!

December 13th at 7 PM! Strangeways prizes will be awarded for the team’s best Gingerbread House. Tacky Christmas Sweaters strongly encouraged (and extra points will be awarded for the most festive team). Please register your team by emailing [email protected] to reserve your house!

Seasonal beers available including our Gingerbread Gourd of Thunder and Tirami’zu Brew to help get you in the holiday spirit!

Used Barrel Sale – Center of the Universe, Saturday

More fun than a barrel of monkeys. Actually, if you don’t have a barrel for all your monkeys this is the perfect event for you.

It’s that time of year again! We have the following freshly dumped barrels for sale. All sales will take place on Saturday, December 15th starting at 12pm. We will not be taking any pre-orders or reservations for the barrels. They are being offered on a first come first serve basis. We will post once they are sold out.

Cost: $125 for 1 or $200 for 2 plus tax

(16) Apple Brandy Barrels
(16) Bourbon Barrels

How It Works:
1.) First come, first served. We will issue “tickets” at the door to ensure fairness
2.) Bring a friend and an appropriately sized vehicle. You must be able to load your barrels into your vehicle at the time of purchase
3.) No limits, but you must be able to take your barrels when paid for. (No holding!)

Pet Photos with Santa – Intermission Brewing, Saturday

Make a donation and bring your camera and you too could be that person that sends pictures of their dog to friends and family at Christmas.

The 5th Annual Brew-Ho-Ho! – Hardywood, Sunday

Book on over and talk about books.


Grin Casket Series Ragged Branch Bourbon Barrel – Basic City Brewing, Thursday

This is a very limited release of single 500ml bottles. Our Base Grin Imperial Stout aged in Ragged Branch Bourbon Barrels. 10%ABV. Oh so tasty! great to drink now or to hold in your cellar. Don’t wait because it will be gone quick!

Life’s to short! Don’t wait to Grin!

Lip Service New England IPA Release! – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

Join us every Friday for Tap That as we debut new beer releases every week with Pint Specials on the new release from 3-7pm. Check out this week’s release from RVA Head Brewer Willey Broaddus:

“Lip Service” New England IPA
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 20
Collab w/ David Hunter & Friends

This is a New England IPA designed for the working man after a long day. “Lip Service”, named after the epic lip sync battle that took place after the first keg was tapped is a little more bitter and less ABV than a typical NEIPA to make it more approachable for everyone, “Lip Service” still provides that super soft mouthfeel and extreme juicy flavor regular NEIPA drinkers have fallen in love with. Brewed with Amarillo and Mosaic hops, this beer delivers a myriad of citrus, melon, and tropical fruit flavors.

Double Barrel GBS + Mega GBS Release – Hardywood, Saturday

Ending the GBS season with a bang, join us Saturday, December 15 for this double release!

Double Barrel GBS
Hardywood Gingerbread Stout first aged in Bowman’s Bourbon Barrels for eight glorious months and then in Grape Brandy Barrels for three months. Available at the Richmond, West Creek and Charlottesville locations on draft and in 750mL bottles to go! $24.99 + tax.

Mega GBS
Our Cassowary imperial milk stout with plenty of ginger, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla to make those cold winter nights that much more cozy! Available at the Richmond West Creek and Charlottesville location on DRAFT and COMPLETE SETS ONLY!

Return of 12 Parsecs Double IPA – Final Gravity, Saturday

It’s back for the holidays!! You remember Falconers Flight? They’re the hops that make this fan-favorite DIPA burst with citrus and pine aroma while tasting ever so smooth. How fast this 8% DIPA will go is hard to say…but it will definitely go quickly. Get your hands on some Crowlers before they’re gone.

2015 Stone Imperial Russian Stout tapping – Stone Brewing, Sunday

We’re firing up the wayback machine once again to bring you one of our favorite beers, 2015 Stone Imperial Russian Stout. Time has been good to this one, it’s smoother and more decadent than even we thought possible. As always with our archive kegs, quantities are limited, don’t sleep on it!




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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 and/or beer.