RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks

Snow and ice loom on the horizon but so does a bunch of great beer and beer-related events.


Stranger Things Trivia – Isley Brewing, Tuesday

Every brewery and nearly every bar has a trivia night of some sort. I couldn’t possibly post them all but I will post ones that catch my eye, such as this one the upside down.

Grab some eggo’s and your Crew for Dungeons and Dragons UPSIDE DOWN ultimate Trivia quest of Stanger Things.

The Brewery will be turning UPSIDE DOWN for this week’s trivia special of Stanger Things on FEB 19th!

Please check Eventbrite for ticket availability!

Top 3 Teams win prizes with First Place getting a chance to win $100 or a FREE brewtour from Richmond Brewery Tours!

Happy Hour 4pm
Trivia 7pm

Rush Hour 3 – Hardywood, Thursday

No, it isn’t the third movie from those scamps Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and the FBI’s wisecracking Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker). This is the Richmond Symphony doing what they do in a more relaxed setting.

We’re teaming up with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery again this season to continue the popular Thursday night Rush Hour concerts! Grab your favorite craft beer, hit the food trucks and enjoy a laid back concert at 6:30PM in Hardywood’s tasting room.

For more info visit:

Family Friendly Jeep Meetup – Intermission Brewing, Friday

Do you have a Jeep or are Jeep curious? If you answered yes to either question head out to Intermission on Friday.

Join your RVA Jeep Community & Friends in a night of showing off your ride and enjoying some great local brews! This is a family friendly event for the entire family including Fido 🐾.

Don’t drive a Jeep? No problem, Jeepers love to talk about their toys!

Can’t make this one? Meetup will be every other Friday!

Secretly Y’all presents: (em/im)MIGRATION – Ardent Craft Ales, Monday

Oral history is an amazing window into other folks world views and lives. Next Monday is your chance to hear stories on immigration directly from those that have experienced it.

Currently, it’s estimated that 1 in every 8 Virginian was born outside of the US, how cool is that?
SY is excited to collaborate with the Library of Virginia for another special event, this one inspired by their current exhibition “New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond.” We are seeking stories of the journeys that brought people here: what it meant to leave one place behind to come to a new one, and what had to be left behind in order to do so? What’s it like using English as a second or third language? How did you make a home, a job, a life here in this mid-Atlantic state, and why did you choose the Commonwealth of all places? Is there a difference between what it means to be American versus what it means to be a Virginian?

If you are a second, third (fourth?) generation member of an immigrant family, what made your home, upbringing, experiences unique from others you observed around you? Honestly y’all, how does this whole “23 and Me” attempt to claim exotic/foreign ancestry really shake out adjacent to the sitting US president wanting to build a wall to keep out people who’d like to immigrate here now?

If you have a story you would like us to consider please email us a short synopsis and a brief personal bio at [email protected] Since this is a special event, Storytellers will have up to 10 minutes to share their story. Please spread the word!!

Forever Reverie Tap Takeover & Gaming Marathon – The Circuit with Veil Brewing, Monday

Playing video games and drinking beer go hand-in-hand. This time it’s happening for a good cause.


Forever Reverie! Reverie Forever!

The Circuit – Arcade Bar + The Veil + Reverie Distribution
A benefit for Extra Life – uniting thousands of gamers around the world to host fundraising and gaming marathons in support of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Monday, February 25 | 6:00-9:00PM | 21+

This one-of-a-kind tap takeover will feature draft selections from Reverie Distribution’s portfolio including The Veil Brewing Co., The Answer Brewpub, and more! Enjoy tasting portions or full pours from our self-serve tap wall. Full tap list coming soon!


Bonds of Understanding + Understanding of Bonds – Ardent Craft Ales, Thursday

We’re so excited for this dual release of two barrel-fermented beers brewed in collaboration with our friends from Dssolvr! 🍻

We combined both of our house cultures to brew a saison, then aged that base beer independently in red and white wine barrels. This is a great opportunity to see how different barrels impact the same beer!

Draft and bottles of both beers will be released simultaneously. Try a glass of each, then take home bottles of your favorite!

🍺 Bonds of Understanding is an American wild ale fermented and aged in red wine Barrels. This collaboration between Ardent & DSSOLVR features grape must and stone fruit flavors, restrained acidity, and a well-rounded, oaky character. 6.6% ABV • 6 IBU

🍺 Understanding of Bonds is an American wild ale fermented and aged in white wine barrels. This collaboration between Ardent & DSSOLVR features toffee and vanilla notes, restrained acidity, and a bright, full body. 6.6% ABV • 6 IBU

Cashmere Secrets Release – Väsen Brewing, Thursday

Our secret will be out soon! Cashmere Secrets is our latest velvety smooth DIPA. We generously dry-hopped this farmhouse-style ale with Cashmere, Vic Secret, and Mosaic hops to make a deliciously hoppy brew with low bitterness and aromas of pineapple, peach, and raspberry.

Return | Kings, Crime & Punishment Scottish Strong Ale – Castleburg, Friday

You kept asking, and it’s finally back! However, it’s a small batch, so come and get it!!

A Scottish Strong Ale with notes of caramel, raisin, black cherries, chocolate and plums. Clocking in at 8.5% ABV, this is a potent brew, but very drinkable at 29 IBU’s.

Unity DDH Mosaic IPA – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

Come to the Collab House and celebrate with us! All are welcome to share a pint of UNITY: our double dry hopped IPA, created with Three Notch’d RVA Collab House and Reason Beer, as we prepare for our grand opening next month! Come join for a pint of Unity!




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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.