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RVA Beer Explorer: Pizza/Puzzles/Pitchers, Hops in the Park, Latin Quarter, Gingerbread Stout

Deal with your Halloween hangover by getting back on that beer horse and girding your loins for the upcoming Christmas onslaught.

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Pizza, Puzzles & Pitchers at ACCA Shrine Center
November 4th

I’ve never heard of such a thing but I’m intrigued. Winning prizes for puzzling, drinking, and eating. If I had a bailiwick this would be in it.

Join us for the Acca Shriners 2nd Pizza, Puzzles & Pitchers event! The first one was so successful we have been asked to do another! On Friday, November 4th at 6:00PM teams of 4 people will compete to see who can complete a 300 piece puzzle, eat a large cheese pizza and consume their beverage first. Prizes for the first 3 teams to finish. Lots of fun. A great team building exercise. Spectators invited. This is a public event! Proceeds benefit Acca Shriners. Your entry fee is not considered a charitable donation. Find more information and print off the registration form found at the link below and send it in per the instructions. https://accashriners.com/acca…/pizza-puzzles-and-pitchers/

Hops in the Park at Henricus Park
November 5th

I was just in this park on Sunday and didn’t see one beer. Talk about poor or should I say pour timing.

The Henricus Foundation presents the eighth annual Hops in the Park, a national award-winning hops & harvest festival celebrating the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features dozens of Virginia craft beers, brewing demos, farmers market, music, food, children’s activities, and of course – Virginia history.
All proceeds from Hops in the Park support Henricus Foundation’s Children’s Education Fund.
This event will be cashless so please remember to bring a credit/debit card.

Henricus will be pouring beer, cider, and mead from:
Ardent
Basic City Beer Company
Beales
Black Heath Meadery
Bold Rock Cider
Center of the Universe
Crazy Rooster
Dancing Kilt
Devils Backbone
Hardywood
Kindred Spirit
Legend Brewing
Lickinghole Creek C
Midnight
O’Connor
Steam Bell
Starr Hill
Three Leg Run
Trapezium


Latin Quarter RVA at Final Gravity
November 5th

I’ve never had a smashed plantain sandwich. I want to try a smashed plantain sandwich. I will go to Final Gravity on Saturday hopefully.

Latin Quarter RVA comes to Final Gravity for the first time with SMASHED PLANTAIN SANDWICHES! The packed menu has a flank steak sandwich, a roasted pork sandwich, a chicken sandwich, a Cubanita and even a Vegan option! Nachos and Salsa flights sweeten the deal. Come on out and give them a try!


Gingerbread Stout & Gingerbread Porter Release
November 5th

There is an eternal debate about whether the Christmas season starts before or after Thanksgiving. It really starts with the release of Gingerbread Stout.

It’s that time of year again! Gingerbread Stout season is here.
The Original Gingerbread Stout, 9.2% ABV, Imperial Milk Stout with Virginia Grown Hawaiian White Ginger and Local Wildflower Honey, 100 Rating BeerAdvocate Magazine, 2012 Bronze Medal, Herb and Spice Beer, World Beer Cup, Top 25 Milk Stout in the World, BeerAdvocate.com
Gingerbread Porter, 9.2% ABV, Imperial Porter with Local White Ginger and Local Wildflower Honey, Lactose Free
RVA Food: Hardywood Pizza Kitchen open 12-9:30pm + Curry in a Hurry
RVA Music: Out of Uniform at 6:30pm
WC Food: Arroz + Cheeseaggedon

BEER NEWS

Quick HitCheck out our story on a special Capsoul release

HARDYWOOD MOVES ‘EVER FORWARD’ WITH LAUNCH OF BEER WITH VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD HISTORICAL FOUNDATION

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is partnering with the Virginia National Guard Historical Foundation for a special release in time for Veterans Day. Ever Forward American Lager is a tribute to the thousands of soldiers and airmen of the Virginia National Guard.

During WWI, the Virginia-based 116th Infantry Regiment coined the phrase “Ever Forward” as a rallying cry during the fierce battle of the Meuse-Argonne. It has since become a touchpoint for National Guard soldiers across the Commonwealth. Hardywood is excited to create this opportunity to raise a glass to those who have served the state and the country with this exclusive beer. “Our focus at Hardywood has always been on Virginia, from the folks who join us in the taproom to the farmers we source ingredients from, so this seemed like a great partnership that builds on our strong Virginia foundation,” said Hardywood President Kate Lee.

The beer itself is a classic American craft lager, made with Virginia-grown and malted 2-row barley from Charlottesville’s Murphy and Rude Malting Company. This crisp and delicious craft beverage is a perfect way to celebrate over 400 years of service.

“We’re thrilled to partner up with Hardywood for the release of Ever Forward American Lager” says Jake Crocker, Executive Director of the Virginia National Guard Historical Foundation. “We’re excited to highlight four centuries of Virginia’s citizen soldiers while raising awareness of our foundation’s upcoming initiatives, including the Museum of The Virginia National Guard,” continued Crocker. Ever Forward will be released in time for Veterans Day on November 11th, with a release party in conjunction with the National Guard and the 116th Infantry Regiment on Friday, November 11th at the Hardywood West Creek location from 5-8pm.

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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.

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RVA Beer Explorer: World Cup, Holiday Market, Gingerbread House Contest, Scott’s Addition Crawl

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World Cup Various Locations
Now through December 18th

Nearly every brewery and bar have the games on the big screen. One notable exception is Triple Crossing Fulton. We would recommend Three Notch’d and Triple Crossing. USA plays today at 2 PM for a do or die match. If you want to be among the American Outlaws the official USMNT supporter groups go to one of the spots below.

Triple Crossing Midlothian Holiday Market
December 3rd

Beer while you shop or beer while someone else shops. I still haven’t made it out to this spot yet, Foushee 4 Lyfe.

Join us for our outdoor Midlothian Holiday Market on December 3rd and shop gifts, goods, and treats for your loved ones and yourself.

Starting at 12pm, we will feature twelve local Richmond artisanal vendors.

Enjoy a beer, shop and have fun as you prepare for the holiday season!

We are dog friendly & family friendly. We also offer a selection of wine, mimosas and a full kitchen.

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]


COTU Gingerbread House Contest
December 2-4th

I have memories of building gingerbread houses that were complete nightmare fuel. Slanted walls, coated in frosting with random half-eaten candy dispersed throughout. Do better than me and you could win an evening at King’s Dominion.


Looking for a little Christmas cheer with your COTU beer?!?! Well, come hang out the weekend of December 2nd – 4th and join in on the gingerbread house contest. The winner gets 2 all-inclusive tickets to Kings Dominion’s Winterfest!

Date: Dec 2nd – Dec 4th
Time: During regular taproom Hours
Cost: $20 and includes a pre-assembled gingerbread house and access to additional candy decorations. Houses can be purchased upon arrival, while supplies last.
Judging: All participants will be assigned a number, which will be included in the photo taken by a COTU staff member once the house is complete. Participants can then take their house home to keep. Monday morning, the production crew will do a blind judging of all entrant photos to determine the winner. The winner will be announced and notified on Monday afternoon, December 5th.
The Prize: The overall winner will receive 2 all inclusive tickets to Kings Dominion’s Winterfest! Includes: Admission, Parking, Single Meal deal, and a Souvenir Mug. Valid until 1/1/23.


Scott’s Addition Home For The Holidays Crawl
December 3rd

I’m old, beer crawls with lots of other people make me grumpy. I’ll be doing my crawl with a buddy on Friday and missing out on possibly winning a cool prize pack.

Join us as we kick off this year’s House That Craft Built with a crawl through Scott’s Addition just in time for the holidays! All of partners will be donating proceeds to Richmond Habitat for Humanity that supports a build starting in early 2023. Wear your best holiday apparel or ugly sweater to get even more in the holiday spirit 🎄
Each partner is also donating merchandise that will be put together for gift basket giveaways! Everyone that RSVPs will be entered to win: https://givebutter.com/habitatholidaycrawl2022
Thanks so much to all Holiday Crawl Partners:
Bingo Beer Co
Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop
Brambly Park
Ardent Craft Ales
Reservoir Distrillery
The Veil Brewing Co (SA location)
Vasen Brewing Co
Strangeways Brewing (SA location)
Three Notch’d
Black Heath Meadery
Buskey Cider


BEER NEWS

A new spot is opening on Wednesday which might or might not be awesome. Our invite to the media preview apparently got lost in the mail. We’re not bitter, you’re bitter.

$8M entertainment venue The Park at RVA opens this week – Richmond BizSense.com

Marketed as “an indoor wonderland,” the venue consists of a mix of entertainment options, including an 18-lane duckpin bowling alley, an 18-hole mini golf course, three virtual golf bays, three bars, a food hall with six restaurant concepts, a beer garden-style area with 30 self-pour taps, a 200-person banquet hall and a 200-seat auditorium for live music, comedy acts and corporate functions.

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Southside Holiday Stroll and Artwalk this Saturday

Get a start on finding the perfect gift for a loved one or yourself.

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The Southside Holiday Stroll and Artwalk December 3rd, Saturday, 10-4. Stroll the sidewalk and check out Southside artists’ lawns this season. Additional free parking at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Shop 40+ local artists and vendors.

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Gilles Creek Goat Was Goatnapped

Currently there is a fundraiser to fund will help recover Mary, a goat stolen from the park recently, and install a security system to protect the remaining community goats.

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Details from the GoFundMe

Thank you for considering donating to our cause! This fund will help recover Mary, a goat stolen from the park recently, and install a security system to protect the remaining community goats. The details of Mary’s abduction are below:

Mary was seen tied up in the back of the suspect’s white/silver lifted Chevy truck on November 22, 2022, at approximately 8:30 pm by a bystander leaving the Gillies Creek Disc Golf Course. Two men, over 30, were in the pens kidnapping Anne, another one of the goats. The good samaritan spooked the suspects, and they abandoned their efforts to steal Anne, escaping with Mary in the bed of their truck. Two men were in the truck, ready to drive the suspects away, for a total of 4 men perpetrating this crime. We hope to recover her safely and unharmed.

Gillies Creek Park is a community park run by a non-profit. The goats are on this property for community engagement and enjoyment; it saddens us that a situation like this has happened.

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