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RVA Beer Explorer: Veil Anniversary, Femmes the Rules, Gingerbread Houses, Pinpocalypse

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Veil’s Forest Hill 2nd Anniversary
November 12th

Okay I’ll forgive them for calling it Forest Hill when it’s really the Westover Hills Veil. Yes I know it sits on Forest Hill Avenue so both could be considered correct but gotta represent my hood. Westover Hills for lyfe.

Come say Happy Birthday to our NFK and Forest Hill locations at their 3rd and 2nd Anniversary parties happening all day Saturday November 12th! 🎂

It’s been quite a journey navigating these past few years with you all and we wanted to party hard and go big for this one. 🎊
We are going ALL out and bringing Marg’s Marg to you in cans at all locations this day! 🍹
🐿️ Forest Hill will have churros by @quechurrova starting at 3:00pm. DJ @nomycee will be spinning from 3:00-9:00pm. We will be releasing a new cider and Forest Hill’s House Foedre Beer as well!

@ytumama.mx will be offering a special taco in celebration of the occasion (SHRAMP, Avocado, Tomato, Lettuce, Bacon & Chipotle Dressing). We will even be hitting the cellar and pulling out some rare draft! 😈

Okay so definitely don’t miss this celebration of being open and together another year. We can’t wait to hang with y’all. Seriously

Femmes The Rules Comedy Show at Strangeways (Dabney Rd)
November 12th

Support a group of funny ladies and guys.

The show where men get interrupted! Hosted by Mary Jane French.
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm | Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at door


Better Housing Coalition’s Gingerbread House Challenge at Hardywood (Ownby Lane)
November 13th

I’m just bummed I can’t eat any of the architectural wonders on display.

If you’re a fan of festive craft beer, delightful desserts turned into architectural masterpieces and a jolly good time for all ages, ‘yule’ love this event!
The sixth annual Gingerbread House Challenge dares local businesses, nonprofits, student groups, artists, neighbors and mall Santas to form teams and literally display their holiday spirit and creativity by constructing a gingerbread house centered around the 2022 theme, “RVA Neighborhoods”.

Go ahead, kick start your holiday season, and join us for this family-friendly event! Entry is FREE; only a small donation is required to cast your vote in the People’s Choice award. A limited number of VIP event tickets are available now if you want some swag with your votes. VIP tickets are only sold in advance and sell out each year, so get yours today! 100% of proceeds will support BHC’s mission of changing lives and transforming communities through high-quality affordable housing.

A big “thank you,” to our Presenting sponsor Atlantic Union Bank for making this event possible.

Now don’t be a Scrooge, join the fun and support a great cause!

November Pinpocalypse: You Only Pinpocalypse Once at Center of the Universe
November 14th

I’m more of a pinball jester than a pinball wizard. If you’ve got the skills you can take home the cash.

Flipper Frenzy from 6:00PM-8:30PM start of last games.
$10 entry fee plus coin drop with 100% of the entry fee going to the top 4.
1st: 50%
2nd: 25%
3rd: 15%
4th: 10%
(Rounded to nearest dollar)
Warm-ups and registration start when the brewery opens at 4PM. The tournament will begin at 6PM and the last round will start no later than 8:30. It’s soooo totally okay to arrive late. If you arrive late you’ll just receive the minor penalty of a loss for each round completed (first player in queue is back in queue)* .
Games for the tournament (subject to change, bc we all know how pins can be!):
– Stranger Things
– Star Wars Premium
– Led Zeppelin Premium
– Alien
– Kiss (Bally)
– Black Knight Swords of Rage
– Godzilla Premium
– Hook
-Dungeons and Dragons
-Stars
-007 (presumably)
*as winners are determined by total wins minus total losses this is to avoid someone missing several rounds and being able to finish in the middle of the pack.

BEER NEWS

The VCU beer branding debacle is the impetus for this article.

The Battle Over Branded Brews – Inside Higher Ed

One athletic director, Mario Moccia of New Mexico State University, estimates that about 45 institutions have established a branded beer; he has been collecting collegiate beer cans since NMSU launched Pistol Pete’s 1888 Ale in 2017.

Despite some benefits, not every institution has jumped at the opportunity to sell its own beer. In some cases, the sale of alcohol is still prohibited at university events, making it impossible to peddle the product to a key market. In others, critics have raised concerns about an institution lending its name to beer given the prevalence of underaged drinking and alcohol abuse.

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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

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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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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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