Richmond, Virginia has a beer-brewing tradition that dates back over 400 years and is currently home to a thriving craft beer scene. While the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed how we enjoy our favorite beers, this is the perfect time to learn more about the history of Richmond’s beer industry.
Join the Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the experts from Richmond Beeristoric, in partnership with local brewers, to learn about beers enjoyed by the 17th-century English colonists who arrived in this region, the growth of lagers in the 19th century, prohibition and its impact on brewing, and the craft beer revolution.
Local brewers whose libations reflect specific periods in Richmond’s beer history will also provide tasting notes and information about their beers as we raise a socially-distanced pint together. Featured beers and suggested alternatives are included below so you can sip along.
Proceeds from this series will benefit Ardent Helps RVA to provide emergency grants for food service workers in crisis. In addition, all participants will receive a one-time use, special 30% discount to the VMHC Museum Shop, and featured items related to beer and brewing.
- Week 1 (May 7) – Brewing in the Colonial Era
- Week 2 (May 14) – The Lager Invasion
- Week 3 (May 21) – Prohibition: Before and After
- Week 4 (May 28) – The Craft Beer Revolution
The class is $6 for Members of the VMHC or Richmond Beeristoric; $8 for non-members, and a discount is available for registering for all four, for a total of $20 (members) and $25 (non-members).
Learn more, see the full lineup, and register online here.
More than 25 local restaurants participating in Richmond Vegan Food Week through January 30th
This year V72 will not include an in-person speaker event and vegan market portion. However, there will be more time to support local restaurants and try delicious, unique plant-based dishes in Richmond from Tuesday, January 26th through Sunday, January 31st.
Vegan Action and Richmond VegFest have joined forces to bring Richmond 144 hours of Vegan Food in 2021. While V72 will certainly look different this year, organizers say it will be just as delicious as years’ past. However this year, it will be 6 days instead of 3, so organizers are calling it “V72x2”.
This year V72 will not include an in-person speaker event and vegan market portion. However, there will be more time to support local restaurants and try delicious, unique plant-based dishes in Richmond from Tuesday, January 26th through Sunday, January 31st. In addition, there will be a Food Truck Day at Hardywood Richmond on Saturday, January 30th featuring 1115 Mobile Kitchen and Seoul to Soul Food Truck from 1 to 8 pm.
Participating local restaurants are offering unique, newly created vegan items on their menu especially for V72x2 for 6 days. Richmonders have the opportunity to support local restaurants during these tough times and try special vegan items on their menu.
Folks can track all of the V72 menu items they’ve tried on our digital passport. If they visit 5 locations on the passport, they will be entitled to a special treat from our dessert sponsor SCOOP RVA.
More than 25 restaurants have been confirmed throughout the Richmond area:
Canastas Chicken to Open on Saturday
A chance to get some chicken starting this weekend.
Bookbinder’s Brings you Mac & Cheese on Another Level with BIGWIFE’S Pop-Up
This isn’t your typical mom’s mac & cheese. If your mom makes mac & cheese like this we would like to be adopted.
Old Original Bookbinder’s Seafood & Steakhouse has launched a new experimental pop-up concept focusing exclusively on macaroni and cheese. BIGWIFE’S Mac & Cheese is operating for delivery and carryout from the Bookbinder’s kitchen.
The inventive menu includes creative spins like Buffalo Mac with spicy chicken and gorgonzola cheese; Little Figgy Mac with goat cheese, ham and fig; Mac Lorraine with bacon, scallions, and gruyere; and Greek Wedding Mac with tomato, olive, artichokes, pepperoncini and feta. Any mac can be made gluten free.
Orders can be placed at https://www.bigwifesmac.com/ and via Grubhub. BIGWIFE’S is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Old Original Bookbinder’s is located at 2306 E Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223.