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!
This Friday, Hardywood will release its But Does It Make Sense, a New England-style DIPA, with mosaic lupulin powder and Galaxy hops. Saladworks will be serving up good eats!
On Monday, through next week, The Answer Brewpub is celebrating its four-year anniversary. The West Broad Street brewery, founded by Mekong owner An Bui, will have events for every day of the week and no tickets are required, just your beautiful faces! Be on the lookout for updates!
Final Gravity Brewing Co. will also celebrate an anniversary. This Saturday marks three years for the Lakeside brewery and they will be taking over the large parking lot out back and bringing in Go Go Vegan Go, Intergalactic Tacos, & Pizza Nostra RVA, to feed your hungry faces, and offer a number of amazing guest taps from local and regional breweries, along with special Final Gravity Anniversary brews, tunes by DJs PJ Sykes and Melissa Koch, live music by East of Afton, and special anniversary merchandise. Featured guest breweries: The Answer Brewpub, Ardent Craft Ales, The Veil Brewing Co., Red Dragon Brewery, Precarious Beer Project, Aslin Beer Company, Equilibrium Brewery, American Solera, Triple Crossing Beer, and Benchtop Brewing Company. 12-6 PM.
On Thursday, Ardent Craft Ales will release its Sweet Potato & Sage Saison to get you in all your Fall feels. The brew is a dry, farmhouse-style saison. Earthy notes from the sweet potatoes are balanced by the fragrant aroma of fresh, local sage.
On Thursday, Three Notch’d RVA Collab House returns with its weekly collaboration. This time, it’s “Here To Serve,” an American Brown Ale made in partnership with Ford Stephens and Leadership Metro Richmond. Ford Stephens won a charity auction to help brew a beer at the Collab House. Through Ford, Leadership Metro Richmond joined in the collaboration. LMR brings together a diverse group of people and creates leaders to serve the Richmond community. Pint Specials from 4-7pm.
And on Saturday, Three Notch’d RVA will release its “As You Are” Pineapple and Mango Gose in honor of the Scott’s Addition Pride Crawl. The theme for the bar crawl was cocktails, and the brewery set out to make a beer as close to a cocktail as possible. A ton of organic pineapple and mango fruit purée was added to this beer. While Florence may bring her wrath this weekend, let this brew take you away to a tropical paradise.
This Thursday at Triple Crossing‘s Fulton spot they will have a special early release of The Proposition, an 8% DIPA, appropriately hopped with Galaxy and Nelson. Notes of super soft chardonnay grape, touches of bright dankness with tropical fruits providing the majority of the presentation on this one to keep you calm during the storm.
Lickinghole Creek will release its Nuclear Nugget brew, an Imperial Honey IPA this Friday. The Goochland brewery will have it in 16oz cans in 4packs so venture out there and grab enough to hold you over during Florence.
Today, Kindred Spirit Brewing in Goochland will release its Spacehead in cans. This rich and juicy IPA will be available on draft too, so either get it to go or kick your shoes off and stay for a drink or three…well maybe don’t take your shoes off. No one wants to see that.
Fine Creek is hosting another Bluegrass Jam this Thursday, as well as a Teacher Appreciation Night! Bring in your teacher’s badge and get 15% off your tab. Fine Creek will have live music this Saturday. Next weekend is the beginning of Fine Creek’s Oktoberfest, where they will be offering fiver German beers and 1 Liter Steins!
On Saturday, the Scott’s Addition Pride Crawl will brave the hurricane to kickoff Pridefest. OutRVA and VA Pride have partnered with the neighborhood breweries, cideries, distilleries, and meaderies, to offer up a day of beer and fun festivities. With your Pride Passport, you can get it punched after purchasing beers at any of the participating locations, and after five punches, drop your passport off at the Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss Theatre for a chance to win a gift certificate from your favorite spot. Check the link above to download your passport and check out the participating breweries and other spots.
Check out the fresh delicious batch of brews The Veil released for their can drop on Tuesday. they need no further details so just feast your eyes and go stop by there and snag what’s left!
Courthouse Creek Cider will host Slurp & Sip, an oyster and cider flight event featuring oysters from Rappahannock River Company this Thursday.
This Friday, Isley returns with its weekly infusion, an Oreo Oatmeal porter. Hits the taps at 4 pm. Available In-House & To-Go. Get some!
And on Saturday, the Mos Eisley Brown Ale returns to Isley. A traditional brown ale, the brew is inspired by the barren expanses of Tatooine. Brewed with a careful blend of roasted and caramel malts, it seeks to quench the thirsts of those who live in the shadows. Get out there and have some brews and food from Shakedown eats.
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Tapped Photo By: The Answer Brewpub