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Tabol Brewing Soft Open – Tabol Brewing, Friday – Sunday
It’s been a long time coming but Tabol Brewing (704 Dawn St) on Northside will be opening their doors this weekend and the beer will be flowing. Hit their Facebook page over the next couple days to see the beers that will be served up.
Welcome Back, Dry Januarians – Final Gravity, Friday
Okay, I’ll admit this isn’t much of an event but it gets posted because it’s darn funny writing.
We’re proud of you. We really are. You’re taking January off from drinking to give your body a rest from everything you did to it over the summer, Halloween, Thanksgiving, all of December and that early morning of New Year’s. You got this!! But…we miss you. And we know you miss us, too. We’re so excited to reunite on February 1st and we want to be your first. We want to be that first, well deserved sip of delicious hopped nectar that flows past your lips. Even if you cheated just a smidge, we forgive you…this will be the beer you need not feel guilty about. AND, to sweeten that perfect moment, we’re going to give you a nice “You did it!!” DISCOUNT OFF that first immaculate brew. Just let us know when you arrive that you’ve returned from your month’s long introspective, La Croix drinking mission and are seeking salvation and it shall be delivered to you and that moment will be celebrated with vigor! But until then, we will be counting down the days right here at the finish line…stay strong.
Groundhog Day – Canon & Draw, Saturday
A movie that you can watch over and over and over and over.
Join us anytime on Groundhog Day to catch some Bill Murray and Punxsutawney Phil! We’ll have it on one of our TV’s on loop all day in true Groundhog Day fashion.
Free popcorn to anyone who wants some with their movie!
Super Bowl Crowler Special – Strangeways, Sunday
Don’t bring a typical six-pack to your friends viewing party of the BIG GAME. Strangeways will have a Crowler special on all beers.
Stone Brewing planning to invest $1 million into expansion of Fulton facility – RTD, 1/23/19
The approximately 900-square-foot addition would house decanting equipment to increase the yield from the large batches of beer the company brews. The current facility encompasses about 200,000 square feet.
“It’ll add capacity,” said Juliellen Sarver, a community relations manager for Stone.
Stone is paying for the addition and the new equipment. The added square footage and new machinery will increase the taxes the brewery pays the city, said John Molster, chairman of the EDA’s board of directors.
It’s a Doozie: Imperial Stout Release – Isley, Friday
In celebration of the world’s greatest weatherman, Punksatawney Phil, we present the “Its A Doozie” Imperial Stout. Brewed with traditional English malts, this high gravity stout is the perfect beer for colder weather. It pours inky black, with a heavy body and mouthfeel. The residual sweetness of the big malt backbone, balanced with a heavy dose of international hop varietals, rounds out an extremely drinkable, complex, hearty winter ale.
Hits the taps on Groundhogs Day, February 2nd!
Thirst Alert Citrus Wheat Ale Release – Three Notch’d Collab House, Friday
This Friday is special one as NBC 12 About Town is coming to Takeover our taproom. We’ll have giveaways, raffles and more! Check out the link to the event for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/535636996906095/.
In the meantime take a look at this week’s collaboration from RVA Head Brewer Willey Broaddus:
Citrus Wheat Ale
Collab w/ NBC 12 About Town
The team behind 12 About Town brings you “Thirst Alert” Citrus Wheat Ale. Brewed with the idea of being a great beer to wake up to the morning news with, “Thirst Alert” is definitely a thirst quencher. With a slight wheaty tang and burst of orange zest citrus, this beer is one easy drinker.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Porter Release – Center of the Universe, Saturday
Saturday, February 2nd will mark the first time a Satellite-brewed beer is released in 16oz 4pack cans! Satellites Rewards is our our FREE membership program, and each year the top earning Satellites get to brew whatever beer they choose at Origin Beer Lab. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Porter, dreamed up and brewed by Satellites Rewards Members Rand & Amanda, is a delicious 6.5% ABV beer brewed with vanilla & cinnamon.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Porter was constructed using Maris Otter, Flaked Oats and Barley, Carafa 3 Dehusked, Crystal 90, and Double Roasted Crystal malts. Chinook hops round out the flavor and the additon of vanilla and cinnamon make for the perfect cookie inspired brew!
RVA Beer Explorer: Unhappy Hour, Pups and Pints, Space Jam, Castleburg turns 6
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Poe Museum Unhappy Hour
May 26th, 6 PM,
Music by the Embalmers, drinking, two cats and surrounded by Poeness.
Wasn’t last week at the #poemuseum #unhappyhour fun??? Wanna do it again??? Well now, YOU CAN!!! Your fave fezheads are getting back to the garden in just a few short weeks for the May Unhappy Hour on Thursday, May 26th starting at the civilzed hour of 6pm!!!
What craaaazy hi-jinks will we get up to? What new tricks will we have up our well-tailored yet tasteful sleeves? Will we be debuting some new tunes for you???
Only way to find out the answers to these mysteries is to come to the Unhappy Hour to see and hear for yourselves!!!
Drink some beer, pet some dogs, graze on snacks, buy some groceries all in one convenient spot.
This season’s first Pups & Pints is going to be a big one as we celebrate the warm weather and longer days. We are ready to start summer a few weeks early on our patio with Väsen Brewing Company & RAL!
Be ready to steal the pint to raise money for Richmond Animal League while enjoying the company of your furry friends and the smooth melodies of Justin Golden.
Väsen will be joining us on the patio to talk about their beers & there may even be a few adoptable dogs there too if you’re looking to add a four-legged companion to your family!
Festivities will start at 5:30 and will include a dog treat raffle benefitting RAL, doggie pools, treats, beers, music & more!
Of course your friendly dogs are invited (and encouraged to come!). There will be a fair amount of dogs and activities happening on our patio, so please ensure your dog will not be over stimulated and reactive. We want this to be fun for everyone!
While this event is focused on beer & dogs, all ages are welcome to come hang out! We will have non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase as well, along with plenty of snacks and food throughout the store!
Cinema by the Creek: Space Jam! at Hardywood Westcreek
May 27th, 8-10 PM
Don’t worry it’s the old Space Jam! not that new abomination. That’s all Folks.
Cinema by the Creek is back for the 2022 season and we’re kicking things off with 90’s sports classic throwback, Space Jam.
Swackhammer (Danny DeVito), an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny (Billy West) and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird (Larry Bird) and Charles Barkley (Charles Barkley) — so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan).
This is a free and family-friendly event! Join us on the West Creek lawn for a fun evening of an outdoor movie paired with a great beer!
WC FOOD TRUCK: 1. Smokery Pl.
Castleburg’s Sixth Anniversary!!
May 28th, 2-10 PM
This is a brewery I don’t give enough credit to. Their beer has steadily improved and they host a ton of local groups. Great to see them hit their 6th Anniversary.
We’re turning six!!! Come celebrate the entrance into this new year of Castleburg Brewery with us!
-We’re bringing back our Six Fingered Man Sour Ale w/ Blackberry and Lime! Get it? Six Year Anniversary? Six Fingered Man? We think we’re clever.
*Six Fingered Man is heavy on the malted wheat and a big helping of milk sugar giving this 3.3% ABV sour a full body. Our signature kettle souring technique and the addition of both blackberry and lime provides an approachable tartness and fruity finish. Prepare to… drink.*
-We will also have cider! Our friends over at Old Town Cidery of Winchester, VA will have their Pippin hard cider on! This cider is a single varietal of the Ablemarle Pippin, an apple grown by Thomas Jefferson. More of a fine wine, with a sharp, dry finish. 6.9% ABV
-Big Fundamental will be performing in the taproom at 7pm, with Midnite Taxi and Whitney & the Saying Goes
Seems like this would be a no-brainer but I guess it needs to be said out loud.
Dahmer, Kemper, Gacy, and Ramirez collectively killed at least 80 people. The horrors they committed are only a generation behind us—Kemper is still alive in prison in California—and victims’ families are constantly retraumatized by the continued commodification of these killers’ likenesses. To take these figures’ legacies of violence, sanitize them, strip them of context, and turn a profit is to delegitimize the suffering they’ve caused.
Beyond these very good reasons to not use a serial killer’s face to sell any product, craft beer has all the more reason to avoid this kind of marketing. This is an industry that, exactly a year ago, experienced a large-scale reckoning where dozens of people came forward with stories of sexual misconduct and abuse. The Murder Box stands as a signal that, despite any progress made in the past year, there are still sections of the beer industry that remain untouched and unconcerned.
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RVA Beer Explorer: Burlesque, Crates, Summer Moon Music Fest, Sun Crushing
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Burlesque Right Meow at Strangeways
May 13th, 9 PM, $12-$20
Kickoff your weekend watching beautiful folks kickoff their clothing.
Come out this Friday for another Pours and Pasties at Strangeways Brewing!
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CRATES at Triple Crossing Fulton
May 14th, 12-6 PM
If you’re a cool kid and have one of those record-playing thingies you need to head over to Fulton. You can get giant musical discs and beer.
CRATES is back at Triple Crossing- Fulton! Over 25 tables of records of all genres, DJ sets all day and of course, Beer. Admission is free.
8th Annual Summer Moon Music Festival at Center of the Universe
May 14th & 15th, 12-8 PM
There are a ton of bands. There has gotta be someone you like.
🎶🌛After a two year hiatus, Summer Moon Music Festival is back!!!🌛🎶
If you like live music, helping charitable organizations, or both, this is the weekend you’ve been waiting for.
This 2-Day long festival is a battle of the bands for charity and features 21 local bands who will be taking the stage to battle it out for their organization of choice. To accompany the bands, there will be food trucks and two draft beer stations, so you won’t have to worry about lines to get a delicious cold one.
We are excited to welcome the Summer Moon Music Festival back to our Biergarten, and with it comes our oh-so-refreshing Summer Moon Imperial Wheat Ale. Brewed with fresh lemon zest and hundreds of pounds of raspberries, this big beer brings tons of tangy fruit flavor!
Momma’s BBQ will be here all day Saturday, and Legendary Provisions and Freekin’ Rican will be here on Sunday. Come hungry, these trucks won’t let you down!
As always, this event is FREE, RAIN or SHINE event! Supervised, well behaved children and dogs on leashes are welcome to attend the festivities!
Suncrush Crushfest 2022 at Hardywood Westcreek
May 14th, 12-10 PM
Don’t try to actually crush the sun. First off it’s too far away and second, it’s way too hot. You’ll burn your fingers. The final reason for not crushing the sun is you don’t want to piss off Huitzilopochtli the Aztec God of war, sun, human sacrifice, and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlan.
Crushfest 2022 is back! Welcome warm weather and days spent outdoors with Suncrush at Hardywood West Creek Crushfest.
We will have a full day with:
🥏 Outdoor games
🚐 Food Trucks featuring Grandpa Eddie’s + Slideways + Dominion Dogs + Jiji Frozen Custard
🎤 Music all day
☀️Adaptive demos with Beyond Boundaries – learn more about this awesome non-profit here: https://www.beyondboundariesrva.org/
*Elby Brass: 12:30-1:30pm
*The Embalmers: 2-3pm
*Mother’s Little Helpers (Rolling Stones tribute): 3:30-4:30pm
*Green River (CCR tribute): 5-6pm
*Hot Legs (Tina Turner tribute): 6:30-7:30pm
*Sky Dog (Allman Brothers Tribute): 8-10pm
Hope to see you ready and #suncrushingit
A provisional-use permit proposed for the restaurant and the larger Kingsland Marina would limit live music to certain hours and decibel levels, among other conditions that county staff is recommending after determining that the expanded restaurant had outgrown the parameters of a previous permit.
Three Notch’d Brewing Co. is planning to expand its space at 2930 W. Broad St. to include the addition of a restaurant, according to documents filed with the city. The extra room came available after two adjacent spaces were recently left vacant by Red Goat Pizza and Richmond Wine Station.
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RVA Beer Explorer: Dandies, Burlesque, Mom, Ukraine
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and nothing says, “I love ya Ma” like hitting up a brewery.
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Vagabond Dandies at Bingo Beer
May 5th, 7:30 PM
I know recommending anything beer, related taking place on Cinco de Mayo is a crapshoot. I’m confident that this is a solid bet and there won’t be anyone from Bingo dressed in culturally inappropriate garb.
Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show at Center of the Universe
May 5th, 7-8:30 PM, $15 in advance, $20 at door
Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show is a bold statement. Head over and make sure they aren’t fibbing.
Greetings, true believers! Making May MARVELous, Ellie Quinn Presents has assembled a team of heroic and villainous burlesque performers to pay tribute to Earth’s Mightiest!
Diving into the deepest depths of nerdlesque, Earth’s Mightiest Burlesque Show is going to offer a unique blend of storytelling with tantalizing performances by some of the most colorful characters. Aiming to tease, tantalize, and tremor every bone in your body, this will be one crossover event that will make you shout “excelsior”, all live in the round of the intimate COTU event space!
Empress de Naste
Poppy la Fae
Center of the Universe Brewery
11293 Air Park Dr
Ashland VA 23005
Doors 6:30pm Show 7pm
Ages 21 and up
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door
Brunch for a Queen – Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at Hardywood (Richmond)
May 1st, 12 PM, $15
This event is guaranteed to be a drag.
Celebrate the queens in your life with a Mother’s Day Drag Brunch at Hardywood Richmond!
Expect a Sunday Funday filled with:
👑 Drag performances from Michelle Livigne and more
🍻 Ticket includes one drink
🍕 Brunch specials from the Hardywood Pizza Kitchen
🎟 Doors and brunch ordering start at 11am, show start at 12pm
🎉 Fun for all ages
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Free Mom Hugs. To learn more visit https://freemomhugs.org/
After Russia invaded Ukraine, a Lviv craft brewery with the name of Pravda stopped making beer and started brewing Molotov cocktails.
Soon after, the brewer called on fellow brewers around the world to show solidarity with Ukraine by brewing one of Pravda’s beers for charity. Pravda, which is the Russian word for “truth,” made that possible by posting its recipes online.
Several Richmond craft breweries have joined the “Brew for Ukraine” initiative, which aims to raise money for humanitarian relief through sales of the beer and to call attention to the plight of Ukrainians.