RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

There is a ton to do in the RVA beer scene this weekend including checking out the new Northside brewery Tabol.


Longcat Comedy Hour – Castleburg Brewery, Wednesday

Some of the funniest things I’ve seen and heard have occurred over beers. More often than not the humor was unintentional. Intentional comedy is whole different kettle of fish and you can get your fill of beer and laughs this Wednesday.

Join us for the very first LONGCAT COMEDY HOUR, hosted by Mike Engle, and featuring Mu Cuzzo, and Brandon Beswick. An hour-long, Stand-Up Comedy Spectacular!

This is a FREE Event!

Remember to bring your growlers, because it’s also Half-Price Growler fills all night!

RVA Environmental Film Festival Showing – Väsen Brewing Co., Wednesday

Väsen continues to impress with their commitment to all things outdoor. This time they’re sponsoring and one of the hosts of the RVA Environmental Film Festival.

Väsen Brewing Company is proud to sponsor and host the RVA Environmental Film Festival.

Join us in our tasting room where we will be screening, “An American Ascent.”

The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the worlds most iconic peaks.

“An American Ascent” is a Wild Vision / Floating Point co-production. The film was produced and directed by George Potter & Andy Adkins and written by Andy Adkins & James Mills. It follows Expedition Denali, a project of the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Speaker – Nathan Burrell, James River Park Superintendent.

FREE admission, ticket required.

A Night at the Hopera – Hardywood, Thursday

Get a bit of culture while enjoying a tasty beer or two.

Join us Thursday, February 7 from 4-9PM at the original Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for A Night at the Hopera! Virginia Opera will be taking over the tap room with highlights from Elixir of Love, Madama Butterfly, and more!

Drafts are flowing at 4PM, event doors open at 6:30pm – the arias and duets will begin at 7pm! There will be two sets of selections with an intermission to grab some more beer and food before settling in for the rest of the show.

Ita’s Food Truck will be on site serving the Puerto Rican inspired menu!

Tickets are only $10 and include a drink ticket.
Tickets are limited, so make sure you call the box office at 866.673.7282 or go online to vaopera.org today!

Thursday, Feb. 7th
Drafts are flowing at 4pm
Event doors open at 6:30pm. Get your seat!
Performance at 7pm
Tickets $10 include one drink ticket

Emo Night RVA – Bingo Brewing Co., Saturday

I was excited because I thought it said Emu Night but a bit of 90’s and 00’s emo, indie, pop punk sing-alongs could be almost as entertaining.

Emo Night RVA is reuniting, just like your favorite band. Join us for some 90’s and 00’s emo, indie, pop punk, and post hardcore sing-alongs.

Chocolate Fest – Center of the Universe, Saturday

Valentine’s Day looms on the horizon and you can get ready for the holiday over a beer.

Don’t wait until the last minute to go shopping for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day… Or better yet, why not celebrate early at the first ever COTU Chocolate Fest! This intimate setting will feature some of Richmond’s finest chocolatiers alongside handcrafted jewelry, artisan gifts, and flower arrangements in our Private Events room. Publix Aprons Cooking School Richmond will be here with a Cooking with Chocolate demonstration and will also provide a light menu for the day. Come see us as we celebrate the love of chocolate, beer, and the people we share them with!

We will also be releasing The Box of Chocolates Stout, an annual favorite, along with 5 delicious variants for some serious pre-Valentine’s Day fun.


New brewery pours into Northside


Dunkel Release – Ardent, Thursday

Ardent’s Dunkel is a dark German-style lager with a malty, nutty aroma and light, smooth body. Dunkel features Munich malts that provide a deep amber color along with complex flavor and clean finish.

5.2% ABV • 24 IBU
Draft + crowler/growler fills

Above the Salt, with Blackberries – Castleburg, Friday

Oh yea! Our Above the Salt Gose with Blackberries. You know you want it.

Galaxian Double IPA Release – Final Gravity, Saturday

Galaxy and Mosaic hops unite to send waves of citrus, blueberry and tropical fruit, targeting all your senses. Pace yourself, because at 8% ABV this Double IPA requires intense control. Be sure to use an opportunistic attack approach by scoring this new brew quickly by the glass and in Crowlers – it won’t be around very long.




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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.