RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

Here are the events and beers that we think should be on your agenda for this week.


Trivia Tuesdays! Plus Dollar Tacos till 7 – Lickinghole Creek Shockoe, Tuesday (tonight)

I’m a cheapskate. Being a cheapskate and liking good beer can cause issues but not when $1 tacos and happy hour prices are in the picture.

Join us for a game of trivia with gift card prizes, we have happy hour till 7 that includes dollar tacos… trivia starts at 7 bring your team and compete for gift certificates!

Ukulele Jam & Sing Along – Intermission, Wednesday

Grab your uke and regal the beer masses with your rendition of TipToe Through the Tulips.

Free! Feel free to drop by to take a listen or even partake as we have a couple of spare ukuleles. The atmosphere is very friendly and we invite every newcomer with open arms.
(Other instruments are always welcome as well)

We start at 7:00PM but please feel free to join us at any time during the evening. We continue jamming until closing time.

Plant Nite -Väsen’s Brewing, Wednesday

A little green in the cold, grey, darkness of winter along with a few beers can make it all better. Buy tickets here.

Plant Nite is taking over Väsen’s tasting room on Wednesday, January 23rd. Plant Nite provides you with everything needed to create a gorgeous terrarium. They’ll guide you and your crew through 1.5 lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. Just remember: This isn’t your grandmother’s garden.

Meet The Artist of the Month: Colin Plouffe – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Thursday

Support local artists while supporting local breweries. I’m a big fan of this monthly event.

We are fortunate to be able to showcase some of the amazing talent in RVA and Colin is no exception. He’s got a unique story and it really comes through in his art. A mix of watercolors and his new experimentation with other mediums, Colin’s showcase is a must see when you come by the taproom. Come on out Thursday, January 24th from 630-8pm, grab a pint and meet our January Artist of the Month: Colin Plouffe. This will be your last chance to purchase one of his works before they come down at the end of the month. Come celebrate local artists and local beer, cheers!


Tabol Brewing on Northside continues to drop hints of opening. I know from an inside source that they based their last needed inspection. That inside source isn’t saying when the doors open so now we wait. If I were to be a betting man I’d say this weekend or next.


Autocorrect Can Release – Hardywood, Friday

IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria, then dry hopped with El Dorado . This one is as hazy as our head brewer’s unique approach to spelling. When you need a quick fix, you can always rely on Autocorrect. Available on draft and in four-packs of 16 oz cans to go. $15 + tax

Spiced Alpaca Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout Release! – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

“Spiced Alpaca”
Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 30
Collab w/ The Camel

We collaborated with our buds over at The Camel, a music venue in RVA that hosts a number of local musicians to make this recipe. A tribute to their name and named after one of the greatest animals of all time, “Spiced Alpaca” brings that hot chocolate velvety smooth mouthfeel along with a balanced ancho chili kick in the tastebuds. Rounded out with organic cacao nibs, lactose and cinnamon, this beer has quickly become one of our favorites.

[Contains Lactose for Sweetness]

“Duty-Free” Chai Porter Release – Isley, Saturday

Chai Porter
6.6% ABV | 19 IBUs
With Chai Tea becoming a staple in many cultures across the globe, we’ve been inspired to build our own version here at Isley Brewing Company, with our “Duty Free” Chai Porter! Infused with Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Black Pepper, as well as lactose, the dark, creamy porter blends perfectly with the smooth flavors of Black Tea.
🚫The 245th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party recently passed, and to commemorate the iconic event in American history, join us between 12-4pm on January 26th for the “Duty Free” release, and tell your server “I’m with the Sons of Liberty” to receive special HappyHour pricing!🚫

Wandering Star Double IPA Release – Final Gravity, Friday

Final Gravity’s newest release – Wandering Star – radiates bright flavors of orange, lime, and grapefruit from the whirlpool of Citra hops and then dry hopped exclusively with Mosaic, illuminating this 8% Double IPA with a nuance of tropical fruit and pine. Available by the glass or Crowler.




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