When we found out May 11-17 was American Craft Beer Week, we joined many of our RVA craft-beer enthusiasts in
When we found out May 11-17 was American Craft Beer Week, we joined many of our RVA craft-beer enthusiasts in saying “that doesn’t change much,” but in reality, there’s lots of great craft-beer related events and happenings today through the weekend!
But before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s throw some numbers at you so you can sound smart as you discuss how awesome craft beer really is –
There are 3,400 small and independent craft brewers in the US, with over 120 in Virginia alone.
there are roughly 34.6 million barrels of craft brewer capacity in the US, and production of craft beer is now greater than total craft brewer capacity in 2012.
Less surprising, craft beer drinkers put ‘local’ above all other desires when choosing a beer:
For sales numbers and production, check out these awesome graphs:
As if those visual aids weren’t enough, here’s a video showcasing craft brewers from around the US in what is essentially beer-pour porn.
Alright, you learned enough today? Good, lets get to the good stuff! Here’s some of the ways you can celebrate American Craft Beer Week here in RVA:
MONDAY: We celebrate craft beer EVERY Monday! With live music by Mekong Xpress & The Get Fresh Horns starting at 9 pm and draft specials from open-close, we’ve turned Monday into a regular celebration!
TUESDAY: CROWLER ROLL-OUT! We’ll be filling crowlers of our beer for the very FIRST TIME!
WEDNESDAY: Ladies Appreciation Night! All ladies receive a special discount during their visit.
THURSDAY: Growler fill specials from open-close, on both 32oz and 64 oz growlers.
FRIDAY: The highly-anticipated New Belgium Sour Symposium! We still have a few tickets left for the 5:00 session.
We’re popping limited release bottles and pouring vintage brews at the pub this week. Come join us!
5/11 ACBW Taste the Local Cask Crawl Richmond
5/12 Blue Goat Richmond Hardywood Tap Take Over and Steal The Glass Night
5/14 Sedona Taphouse Richmond Hardywood Tap Takeover
5/15 The Wink Richmond Hardywood Sampling 4:30-7:30
5/16 Social 52 Richmond Anniversary Party and Hardywood Park Tap Takeover
Capital Ale House
Tuesday 5/12: Peak Organic Brewing
Wednesday 5/13: Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina
Thursday 5/14: Legend Brewing Company
Friday: Starr Hill Brewery
Tastings on each day will run from 6-8PM. Beer list TBA
We will also be releasing some limited release bottled beers. HINT: Bourbon Barrels, Imperial Stouts, Coffee.
But wait there’s more!!
Growlers to Go employees will also be serving up tasty beer infused dishes to share with our customers!
All Week: Chesapeake Pale Ale pints purchased during the week will have half the proceeds going to Child Development Resources of Williamsburg.
There’s plenty of more ways for you to celebrate this awesome week, just make sure you drink craft beer and enjoy yourself.