RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

Dry January comes to an end this weekend and here are some ways to break your beer fast.


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.

Love always,
Final Gravity

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:

“Thirst Alert”
Citrus Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 30
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!




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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.