RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks 4/22

RVA Beer Explorer Weekly Picks 4/22

Spring is in the air and there is a spring in my step as I head out to all the local breweries.


Richmond Symphony at West Creek – Wednesday, Hardywood (West Creek)

Get a side of culture with your beer. Hardywood West Creek has one of the best views for a brewery along with Lickinghole Creek, and Legend of course.

More room for more fun! Join the Richmond Symphony for an exciting concert at Hardywood West Creek. The Richmond Symphony will be collecting donations in support of our music education programs in Goochland County Public Schools.

More information here:

Special Screening of “Straws” – Wednesday, Väsen

The way we humans treat the earth sucks. Learn about single-use plastics such as straws which also suck and alternatives that we can implement in our daily lives.

We are honored to work with a group of students that are striving to make a difference in our community and the environment. This student lead campaign is focusing on educating folks about single-use plastic and alternatives that we can implement in our daily lives.

“Straws” is a 32-minute-long and showcases the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be a part of the solution.

In addition to the film, students will engage with attendees and encourage them to sign a pledge to not use plastic straws.

Grab a beer, order up some delicious food from our Stella’s Grocery kiosk and enjoy a screening of “Straws.”

Veil 3rd Anniversary – Tue thru Sun, Veil Brewing

The hotness that is Veil is turning three this week and celebrating with all sorts of releases. Check out their event page for all the details.

We are totes amped to announce the dates for our 3rd anniversary week long rager!

This past year we pushed ourselves more than ever. We continue to be humbled by the love and support you all have given us! We can’t thank you guys enough and can’t wait for what year four has in store for us (including some new locations).

Starting April 23rd-April 28th we will be releasing a bunch of bottles/cans and draft as well as tapping a bunch of guest taps on Sunday April 28th from some buddiez. We will have some rad food from some of our food buddiez like Cobra Burger Intergalactic Tacos and The Highroller Lobster Co. We will be announcing more info about the beers and other details about the festivities over the course of the next few weeks. Stay tuned y’all! This anniversary is going to be bigger and better than ever!!!

Monthly Bottle Share – Thursday, Cannon & Draw

Get a taste of rare beer that a complete stranger brought. It’s much less creepy than it sounds. Trust me.

Join us at The Hop Craft Pizza & Beer with Canon & Draw Brewing Company Thursday, April 25th, for our monthly bottle share! Grab a beer, come grab some pizza, and let’s talk beers.

This month we’ll be mixing it up, and we’ll be doing a completely BLIND tasting of Richmond breweries popular or flagship IPAs. Doesn’t matter the sub style of IPA, just some of what Richmond has to offer! We’ve got a months worth of Richmond releases to pick up some fun ones.

Comment below what you want to bring and add to the blind tasting so nobody duplicates their offerings.

This will be an interesting one, and we’ll see you then!

Swine & Brine – Saturday, Ardent

The description says “celebration of pork, seafood, and of course, beer” I’m really not sure what more you need to know. It costs nothing to get in the door you just pay for what you want stuff into your mouth hole.


Swine & Brine is returning for a fifth annual celebration of pork, seafood, and of course, beer! Join us this Saturday for a local food feast, with a focus on oysters, pork dishes, and homemade sides, along with beer, cider, and prosecco.

Local restaurant lineup:
ZZQ: Housemade pork sausage over Boracho Beans
Saison: Pastrami pork ribs, pickled red cabbage & spicy Russian dressing
Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC: Oysters + crab cakes
Perch RVA: Filipino pork bbq skewers w/ soy, sugar cane vinegar & garlic
Southbound & Autumn Olive Farms: Ham salad w/ pork rinds + smoked pork w/ slaw & Duke’s mayo brioche
Oak & Apple brought to you by Postbellum: Red Fresno spare ribs, apple coleslaw w/ Alabama white sauce
Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches

We’ll have our full lineup of Ardent beers on tap, as well as Blue Bee Cider and Zardetto Prosecco.


Sir Falstaff West Coast DIPA Beer Release – Saturday, Isley

As part of our Hops & Houses event on Saturday April 27, Isley Brewing Company will be releasing a new West Coast DIPA!

“Sir Falstaff”
West Coast DIPA
9.19% ABV
90 IBU

A pre Y2K IPA? With more clarity and a higher perceived butter character than the new school IPAs, this beer pours golden with a thick white head. The 90 IBUs slowly creep up behind a big, sweet malty backbone, and at over 9%ABV, this brew will remind you of where craft IPAs began!

Splashdown Double IPA – Friday, Final Gravity

Final Gravity’s newest Double IPA provides bursts of grapefruit, citrus, and resinous aromas and flavors from the copious amounts of Citra and Apollo hops but drinks so smooth with billowing waves of melon and lime. Splashdown lands at 8% ABV and will be available by the glass, growler, and Crowler.

A Hoppy Home VACU Release – Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, Friday

We’ve partnered with Three Notch’d Brewery on a collaboration beer to benefit Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. Come out and enjoy a pint of A Hoppy Home; a New England IPA brewed in Richmond by the Three Notch’d RVA Collab House.

Stop by Three Notch’d RVA this Friday, April 26th and every Friday for New Releases from RVA Headbrewer Willey Broaddus and draft specials on those releases til 7pm.

Additionally Three Notch’d will be hosting their next Proceeds Night and for every pint sold of “A Hoppy Home” NEIPA on Friday, April 26th they will donate back $1 to Richmond Metropolitan Habitat For Humanity.

Check out the details on this week’s release:

“A Hoppy Home” NEIPA
ABV: 6.9%
IBU: 10
Collaboration with Virginia Credit Union to benefit Richmond Metropolitan Habitat For Humanity




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