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GO DO THIS 6th Annual St Patty’O Crawl w/ Bands, Bagpipes & Green Beverages – Southern Railway Taphouse, Saturday And so it begins, the shilling of Irish culture for drunken amusement.  They’re trying to justify


6th Annual St Patty’O Crawl w/ Bands, Bagpipes & Green Beverages – Southern Railway Taphouse, Saturday

And so it begins, the shilling of Irish culture for drunken amusement.  They’re trying to justify the use of St. Patty but they’ve never been more wrong and if you’re drinking green beverages you’re doing it seriously wrong. I’m well aware that my criticism will not prevent hundreds from showing up and having a good time.


It’s our 6th Annual St. Patty ‘O Party (we know it’s PADDY but it’s on our PATIO so that’s how we’ll spell it!) hosted by Melissa Chase & Jack from 103.7 Play and this year we’ve teamed up with ShipLock Brewing as well! If you’ve been before you already know it’s THE place to get lucky! This year we’ve got LIVE performances by The Austin Ferguson Band & DJ Ty Street from Va. Beach, plus East of Blue Ridge & Zack Artis, with our very own DJ Jay Woods mixing it up inside all day!


It’s FREE to get in all day so mark your calendar and come where the beer and the luck are plentiful!

Cap Trail Clean-Up & Celebration – Stone Brewing, Saturday

The special on beer is only for the first round but you really aren’t doing it for the beer you’re doing it for Mother Nature,  so get out there and help clean-up the human’s mess.



LINK TO SIGNUP: https://goo.gl/forms/GpUp1EYP1BRY2Tr73

We’re back for another Cap Trail Clean-up! This time we will be assigning miles to volunteer groups to make sure we clean as much of the Trail as possible! Supplies and snacks will be provided by VCTF. We will have four starting locations for our teams:

-Great Shiplock Park: Richmond, VA
-Four Mile Creek Trailhead: Henrico, VA
-Indian Fields Tavern: Charles City County, VA
-Jamestown Settlement Trailhead: James City County, VA

Cleanup: 12pm-2pm
After Parties: 2pm-4pm

We will have two after party locations at Stone Brewing in Richmond and Billsburg Brewery in Williamsburg with special discounts for volunteers.

Billsburg Brewery
Food: Creekside Catering and Matchsticks BBQ
$1 off the $7 regularly priced pints

Stone Brewing
Food: Haulin’ Balls
$5 pints on Stone core beer selection

**the special prices are for the first round only

Southpaw Battle Coalition – Champion Brewing, Saturday

Southpaw Battle Coalition is Virginia’s premier emcee battle league. Until this moment I didn’t know that Virginia had a premier emcee battle league. Now you have an opportunity to check it ou this weekend.

Southpaw Battle Coalition takes over Champion Brewing Co. for the first time! w/ a return of old and the emergence of new talent, as Breeze The Poet returns against Habeeb. Henny L.O. faces off against J Morr. Robalu vs Jordan Bailey. Chance Fischer vs Face and King Fizzle vs Toiryan. It’s going to be crazy! Have some beers, Hear some bars! Have a great time in a great environment!

St. Patty’s Day Celebration – Kindred Spirit Brewing, Sunday

Again with the Patty but this time no justification. I will however still support any event with bagpipes.

The luck of the Irish is at Kindred Spirit Brewing. Put on your green and skip, hop, leap or run on over. Smok-N-Pigz will be cooking up all the favorites starting at 1pm. Damian Allen will take the stage at 2pm. Special Guest appearance by Justin Ingram playing the bagpipes.

St. Paddy’s Day with Cafe Rustika – Final Gravity, Sunday

See, that’s not so hard, St. Paddy.


Cafe Rustika returns to Final Gravity for Saint Patrick’s Day! Head chef, Sam George – who has perfected the German fare – can also bring the Irish game like no other. He will be onsite in the tasting room delivering authentic style Reubens and bangers & mash to accompany your Irish Goodbye Foreign Stout. Every ingredient is handmade at the restaurant and will be a gaelic experience you won’t want to miss!


Defenestrator Release – Ardent, Thursday

Defenestrator returns! This annual collaboration brewed with our friends from The Cask Cafe is one of our favorite projects of the year. #neverstoplagering

Defenestrator is a ruby brown doppelbock with a malty aroma and mild fruity notes. The clean, full-bodied mouthfeel complements the nutty flavor with malty, bready sweetness that finishes crisp for an easy-drinking, mellow doppelbock.

8.7% ABV • 22 IBU
Draft only + crowler/growler fills

Ancient Mariner Gose & Low Earth Orbit DIPA – Final Gravity, Friday

Hold the phones – IT’S A DOUBLE RELEASE!

Two delicious beers are hitting the taps this week:

1- Ancient Mariner Gose makes its long awaited return. Get caught by the spell of this refreshingly fruity brew with the perfect balance of tart and a tinge of saltiness. A rotating variety of exhilarating flavors including raspberry, blackberry, passionfruit, and mango will be offered (TBA). Enjoy by the glass – no Crowlers available. 4.5% ABV

2- After a heavy week, come experience a glass of Low Earth Orbit Double IPA with Apollo, Galaxy, and Citra hops. Refreshing flavors of passionfruit, grapefruit, and lime will elevate your spirit and lighten your mental load. Growler fills and Crowlers. 8% ABV

The Executioner (2019) Release – Castleburg, Friday

Back with blade in hand, The Executioner makes it’s long-awaited return to Castleburg with a new look for 2019. This year the dark, rich, chocolatey imperial porter was aged on black cherry puree and bourbon soaked oak chips for a healthy amount of time before having a ridiculous amount of cocoa nibs added. The result brings us a boozy chocolate covered dark cherry with hints of oak and subtle warming from the bourbon.

8.8% abv




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