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RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks





Women’s Self-Defense Workshop – Hardywood, Wednesday

A great event during a month that puts too much pressure on romantic notions.

Celebrate Galentine’s day with your best gals and some self-defense training!

This women’s self-defense workshop will be run by the Richmond Police Department and include classroom instruction as well as hands-on training.

Bring your mom, bring your daughter, bring your best friend. Come discuss questions, concerns, and ways to literally tackle the obstacles ahead (or behind) you.

The class is free to attend but donations are requested, as ALL proceeds go directly to Safe Harbor RVA. Safe Harbor offers comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

Flight School – Stone Brewing, Friday

Learn about beer while drinking beer.

Join us Friday, February 15th @ 7pm and let Team Stone be your expert instructors during Flight School, an educational guided tasting of four stellar beers held at Stone Brewing Tap Room – Richmond. Space will be available on a first come first served basis, so make sure not to delay!

River City Spirits Festival – Stony Point Fashion Park, Saturday

The upscale mall South of the river hasn’t taken off as developers hoped. When you can’t keep a Starbucks in business it’s not a good sign. In order to remind folks that the mall still exists and you should go there they’ve bought a bunch of beer to share.

Join us for an amazing day of 20+ Virginia Craft Spirits, local Breweries and Cideries, live music, great food & more!
The gates open at 11am, so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer! Last call is 4:30pm, and the event will end at 5pm.

Tickets for UNLIMITED Distillery, Beer, Wine, & Cider sampling are only $30 in advance or $40 at the door! All guests will receive a souvenir glass for tastings.

We will have craft and mainline distilleries from all across Virginia and beyond, paired with a few of RVA’s favorite breweries, beer, wine and cider will also be available on tap: ALL included with your entry ticket!

$5 food sampling plates and platters will presented by Latitudes Seafood Company, La Hacienda, & Fleming’s Steakhouse. Other restaurants/food options on site include: Brio Tuscan Grille, Bravo Rocco Italian Cafe, Nino’s Pizzeria, P.F. Chang’s, & More!

This is an indoor/outdoor event; there will be indoor cocktail lounges throughout the mall. Table/tent locations will depend on weather.

Richmond Virginia PJ Pub Crawl – The Fan, Saturday

Drinking in my pajamas is my usual plan for Friday night and it takes place at home. This weekend it’s a chance for me to actually leave the house in my pajamas. Not that it will actually happen.

Have you ever wanted to go out in your pajamas? Well now you have an excuse. Crawl out of bed to the bar! With hundreds of others! We’re continuing our bar crawl tour with a stop in the historic Richmond, Virginia. This is one Saturday you’re going to want to set an alarm for!

What you get:

– Specialty Cocktails at each venue!
– Exclusive drink pricing on select items
– An excuse for why you are day drinking

Bar Crawl Stops:

1. District 5 (Registration venue)
2. Southern Railway Taphouse
3. ShipLock Brewing
4. Cha Chas Southwest Kitchen & Bar
5. Agave Lounge Party
6. Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant

Checkin (Phase 1):
12:00 PM (noon) – 2:00 PM
District 5

Can Jam SE Winter Edition – Triple Crossing (Fulton), Saturday

Breweries from all along the East coast have brought cans of beer for the good people of Richmond. You’re not likely to find many of these beers at your local.

We are excited to announce Can Jam SE 2019! We’re bringing Three’s Brewing and Josh Bernstein’s brilliant Can Jam festival from Brooklyn to Richmond again! Cans from some of the best and brightest breweries across the country will be available for purchase and can be enjoyed on site.
This event is free to attend. Pay as you palm the cans!
Guest breweries listed below:
Alvarado Street
Brasserie Dunham
Charles Towne Fermentory
Creature Comforts
Dancing Gnome
Deciduous Brewing
Great Notion
Grimm Artisanal Ales
Narrow Gauge
Resident Culture



Wyldflower Can Release – Hardywood, Friday

#freshcanfriday release with Wydlflower available on draft and in four-packs of 16oz cans to go!

WYLDFLOWER // 8.8ABV // Double IPA using Wildflower Honey with Denali, Cascade, and Idaho 7 hops. Label art by Tyler Thomas. Available on draft and in four-packs to go. $15 + tax per four-pack of 16 oz cans.

Triple Beer Release – Final Gravity, Friday

The Final Gravity taps get restocked with fresh hops this week! Magnificent 7 Double IPA 8% ABV brewed with Idaho 7 hops returns along with two brand new beers:
•Asterix Double IPA 8% ABV with Falconer’s Flight & Citra hops
•There Goes Gravity Brut IPA 7% ABV with Falconer’s Flight & Mosaic hops (created and brewed by our very own Timmy Miller).

All three will be available by the glass and by the Crowler with growler fills available.


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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.