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.
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! (You can check out last week’s releases here.)
On Sat., July 1, Hardywood will release its VA Blackberry brew, a Belgian wheat beer brewed with a touch of rye and a massive addition (over 1,000 lbs. per 40-barrel batch) of plump, ripe blackberries grown by Agriberry in Hanover County.
Triple Crossing will release its Quiet Storm RMX DIPA, a collaboration with Final Gravity on Friday. They are remixing their 2014 IPA collab with Original Gravity Homebrew Supplies to bring you Quiet Storm RMX DIPA in cans and on draft.
Isley Brewing will host backyard cookout with Jus Cuk’n BBQ, games, Live Music, Trivia, Isley craft beer, and of course, a perfect view of the fireworks for their July 4th celebration! Dunk Tank for Pints! – ALL DAY
Live Music from Stu Kindle – 2:30-4:00, Live Music from Dave Ednie – 4:30-6:00, Live TRIVIA for ISLEY Gift Cards – 6:45-8:45, Fireworks Show – 9:00-ish.
Final Gravity will also release their Euphrates Wheat DIPA on Friday at their brewery.
Garden Grove Brewing Company will release its Hibiscus Harlequin, a 6.1% amber Saison, fermented with sweet orange peel and hibiscus flowers. This ale is usually fermented in wine barrels. Pleasantly fruity and quite drinkable.
Tonight, Strangeways Brewing will host a Cheers for Charity event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Buskey Cider will host a red, white and blue CIDERbration starting on SAt., July 1 through the 4th. Red, White, and Blue flights will be served at Buskey Cider in Scott’s Addition all Independence Day Weekend! We’ll end the celebration on July 4th with a view of the fireworks from our building over the Flying Squirrels Baseball Diamond! As and extra bonus, FREE hot dogs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!
On Saturday, Lickinghole Creek will host its annual Pig Pick Party. Papa V’s Backyard Grill will be roasting the pig and serving it up with their delicious, fresh made sides. A $25 ticket is good for a whole pile of BBQ, three sides of your choice, a pint glass, and a beer! Tickets are being sold before and at the door but they are limited. Get yours here.
On Saturday, Midnight Brewery will release its Christmas at Midnight brew, an English mild Ale that has plenty of “Christmas spices” you’ll be sure to love.
Ardent Craft Ales will release two sours this Saturday, the American Sour Ale with Raspberries, and the American Sour Ale with Mango! These two beers will be available in the taproom only, both on draft and in 330 mL bottles. River City Wood Fire Pizza will be there with delicious pizza.
On Thursday, Three Notch’d Brewing Company RVA Collab House is back with a new brew. This time, its “Double Hump” a DIPA made in partnership with The Camel. Double Hump carries juicy tropical, citrus and earthy notes from Mosaic hops.
Center of the Universe will release its Monkey’s Uncle brew, a lemongrass-infused Belgian style tripel.
Send all craft beer submissions or releases to Amy at [email protected]