What’s happening craft beer lovers of RVA?! Welcome to this week’s “Tapped,” RVA Magazine’s go to weekly craft beer column where you can find all your craft beer-related events, releases, festivals and all the booze news your little hearts’ desire.
If you missed last week’s beer news, you can check those out here. Our cup is overflowing with news this week from releases to events, and other cool happenings around town, so hold on to your mugs because we’re getting ready to tap this thing!
On Friday, Triple Crossing will launch their Falcon Smash IPA and Clever Girl IPA in cans at the Fulton location at noon.
Final Gravity Brewing Co. has two releases for you this Friday. The brewery will be pouring Gold Mountain DIPA, a new brew with Denali and Amarillo hops and flavors of pineapple, citrus, and pine. Final Grabity will also bring back the Venus IPA.
Ardent Craft Ales has two new brews for us as well on Thursday. First up, the Barrel-aged Honey Ginger, a 11.5% brew aged in bourbon barrels for six months, layering bourbon and vanilla notes with honey sweetness and ginger spice. The Scott’s Addition brewery will also have the Pale Wheat Ale brewed in a similar style to their New England IPA.
Death is coming for Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery this Sunday. Not the Reaper, but close to it. They’re award-winning 10 % Quadruple Belgian brew “Death”, which is aged in French Oak Syrah wine barrels, will make its appearance.
This Thursday, Fine Creek Brewing Company is hosting a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. The Powhatan brewery will release Rosé du Brasseur, a sour grisette fermented with a mixed culture in red wine barrels for six months, then rested on Cabernet Sauvignon skins. Live music Saturday.
Today, Three Notch’d Brewing RVA Collab House will release Dubbel Miles, a Belgian Dubbel, brewed in collaboration with David Hunter of the Fans of Virginia Craft Breweries group. They will also have trivia with prizes!
Then on Thursday, Three Notch’d returns with its weekly collab, this time with a brew called “Mellon Baller”, an IPA made in collaboration with Hunter Watson, a local craft beer enthusiast who was picked for a collaboration during American Craft Beer Week.
Its Mikkeller Tasting Room Remix at The Veil this Saturday will be pouring a bunch of limited/rare beers from The Veil and San Diego’s Mikkeller Brewing and even some fresh beers flown in from our friendz at Warpigs. Get the full rundown of beers from both breweries in the link above but here are some highlights: The Veil: Never Never Forever Forever(1 year anniversary edition)-5.1%-Double Passionfruit Gose(last keg in existence!), Never Never Heardofit Heardofit-5.1%-Double Blueberry Gose(last keg in existence!), Never Backdown-4.9%-Apricot Gose, and Cherry Razz Tastee-5.5%-Sour Ale w/lactose, cherries, and raspberries.
Mikkeller Brewing: Winale B- Sides 2017-8.1%, Winale B-Sides New B-Sides-8.1%-Version Brewed with Lactose, Big Worster BA Malaga 2013, Spontanyuzu 2017-7.7%-Yuzu sour beer, Spontancherry w Frederiksdal 2016-7.2%-Sour Ale brewed with Fredriksdal Cherries & Aged in Oak Barrel. DJs all day and awesome food will be available
On Saturday, Buskey Cider will release its Salted Caramel Cider. Made with caramel and sea salt, it’s their sweetest cider yet!
Trapezium Brewing Company will release its Lucky 99 Imperial Stout. This black, full-bodied stout packs a punch at 10.5%. The Petersburg brewery will have its limited number (75) 22 oz bomber bottles for off-premise consumption.
On Saturday, Hardywood will release its Kentucky Christmas Morning, their GBS variant aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and with locally roasted coffee beans. Price: $15.99+tax/bottle.
Twisted Ales Brewing will once again bring back Bang Up To the Elephant, a fruity DIPA on Saturday.
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Top Photo Credit: Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery