What’s happening, craft beer lovers of RVA?! Welcome to this week’s RVA On Tap, RVA Magazine’s weekly column for all the booze news your hearts desire.
If you missed the last column, you can check that out here. Our kegs are overflowing this week with craft beer, and we’re not riding out this virus without our favorite local brewers… but this time, we’re bringing them home with us.
This week in Booze News, we’ve got fresh can releases, new brews for growler fills, and some creative ideas from local brewers during the pandemic. You’ll get all the best for delivery & pickup, in alphabetical order, to find your local favorites easily. Don’t miss out, Richmond, and continue supporting local business!
We’ve got pickup and delivery services from brewers like The Answer Brewpub, Ardent Craft Ales, Belle Isle Moonshine, Bryant’s Cider, Center of the Universe Brewing, Intermission Beer Company, Isley Brewing Company, Final Gravity, Fine Creek Brewing Company, Garden Grove, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Lickinghole Creek, Starr Hill, Stone Brewing, Strangeways, Triple Crossing, Väsen Brewing Company, The Veil Brewing Co. and more. Stay healthy, and drink up!
BREWERS: If your outdoor spaces are opening at a safely-limited capacity, please email [email protected] with updates.
In to-go brews, The Answer Brewpub is first on our alphabetical list of local spots that will be doing carry-out purchases. The Answer also released a series of Quy Pham-inspired beers to honor their beloved friend at the last week of June, so go show them support and spread the love where you can.
Check out their available brews and Order Here!
- IMPERIAL MILK STOUT “QUY IS THE ANSWER”
- QUY LIME PIE GOSE
- NEW GUINEA VANILLA BEER
- TASTED LIKE SUNSHINE DUST
- FEVER DREAMS
- THE VIBES
- MURDER BEARS
- NO WAY DOWN
- MALARKEY TIPA
- MILK CHOCOLATE CHUGYO
- TACTICAL LAGER
- QUAD MOTHER OF MORENO: MANGO, MARSHMALLOW, VANILLA
- CONDRON DOUBLE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE
- PASSIONFRUIT MANGO HONEY LEMONADE
- KING ROBINSON COBBLER: STRAWBERRY RHUBARB
- IMPERIAL 3 SCOOPS: PASSIONFRUIT MANGO PEACH
- RUM PASSIONFRUIT PAINKILLER
Don’t forget to add your tips to support their team when you place your order!
If you’re planning to stop by for a to-go order, the brewery is encouraging you to please follow CDC safety guidelines.
Ardent partially reopened their beer garden last month, and hours are expanded to 12-8pm Tuesday-Sunday. They’ll also be serving food every day, so head out for a bite and a beer! Keep up with them on social media for updates.
- HONEY GINGER
- HIGHPOINT DIPA
- SHORT THROW BREWING – THE PRODUCT
- ITALIAN PILSNER
- IPA X
- BOHEMIAN PILSNER
- FLAGSHIP IPA
- ARDENT PILSNER
- PEACH GOSE
- ELDIG BALTIC PORTER
- EARL GREY BROWN ALE
For pickups, park in Ardent’s parking lot off Highpoint Avenue, and give the taproom a call to let them know you’re there. They’ll bring your orders out and check your ID at your car, so folks won’t have to get out and come inside at all. These are expected to be available within 30 minutes of the order being placed, so shoot for that time frame, and you’ll receive updates from Ardent if there are any delays due to higher volumes of orders.
For deliveries, drivers will come to the address provided, and IDs will be checked upon arrival. Be sure to plan for it — if you’re unavailable when they arrive, they’ll bring your order back to the taproom and keep it available for pick-up.
In more local craft drink news, Belle Isle Moonshine is offering local delivery (even same-day for orders before 2pm!) of their premium moonshine, canned cocktails, and more. Head over to their website to order here if you’re looking to mix things up and add a few cocktails into your evening brews!
They’ve just introduced Honey Habanero & Pineapple, the latest in their series of canned cocktails. This is the first small-batch, limited run cocktail to come out of Belle Isle, and this special recipe is available only to Virginia residents via their Online Distillery Store. Honey Hab & Pineapple is open for pre-orders starting today, and it’ll ship just in time for 4th of July Weekend.
Check out the list below for a full rundown of moonshine and craft cocktails available from the local distillery.
AVAILABLE MOONSHINE & CANNED COCKTAILS:
- HONEY HABANERO
- HONEY HABANERO & PINEAPPLE (PRE-ORDER)
- BELLE ISLE BLOOD ORANGE MOONSHINE
- BELLE ISLE RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT MOONSHINE
- BELLE ISLE BLACK LABEL MOONSHINE
- HONEY HABANERO & PINEAPPLE CANNED COCKTAIL (PRE-ORDER)
- BLOOD ORANGE & SODA CANNED COCKTAIL
- RUBY RED & SODA CANNED COCKTAIL
- SHINE & SODA CANNED COCKTAIL
Belle Isle also has merch available on their online store, so head over to see all the options when you order drinks.
Bryant’s Cider is now open! We’ve been waiting forever to see the brand-new beautiful tasting room (thanks, coronavirus) and we couldn’t be more excited to see that they’re finally able to open safely. Congrats on the opening, Bryant’s, and downtown welcomes you!
Thanks to Phase 3, we’ll likely see a lot more breweries opening up — but that doesn’t mean we can go out without masks on or safely distancing, so keep that in mind, folks! And remember that your pals in the service industry are working very hard to open everything back up, so be kind when you revisit public spaces as everyone figures out this “new normal.”
Order Online here if you’re still not comfortable venturing out, and check below for a list of everything available for pickup.
- CRANBERRY CIDER
- BRITE GOOD
- SUMTHIN JUICY
- UNICORN FUEL (this one made them famous, so you’ll definitely want to check it out!)
- HELL HOP
- PUNK KING
- RED EYE
- DARK UNICORN
- SATAN’S HEAVEN
Stay tuned for more info as we get to test out the new cider location, and support local biz!
Head to cotubrew.square.site to order delivery for their best recipes. You can place orders at (804) 368-0299, or via the website by checking “Fulfillment Method” and “Delivery” with your address before finishing check-out.
AVAILABLE BEERS & CROWLERS:
- BEER ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY ALE
- BELGIAN WHEAT ALE
- BLACKBERRY CRYSTAL COTU HARD SELTZER
- CHAMELEON IPA
- MONKEY’S UNCLE LEMONGRASS TRIPEL
- OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE PORTER
- POCAHOPTAS IPA
- RALLY CAP GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY
- RAY RAY’S FRONT PORCH S’IPA
- SUMMER MOON IMPERIAL RASPBERRY WHEAT ALE
Customers can park alongside the front curb and proceed to the front door. Patrons will stay outside, and COTU team will deliver orders to the front. All tips received will benefit the front staff during closures. Kegs are available, ordering via email at [email protected] for availability and pricing. Gift cards are available here.
Over at Final Gravity Brewing Co., to-go pours are available for every brew you could dream of: all you need to do is grab a Crowler. Check out their website and Order Here!
- WANDERING STAR HAZY DOUVLE IPA
- DWARF STAR HAZY SESSION IPA
- THE DOPPLER EFFECT IPA
- WEIZEN UP
- FIRE STATION 5 AMBER ALE
- STEPPING STONE BLONDE ALE
- IRISH GOODBYE STOUT
- THIRD SEASON SAISON
Delivery runs up to 10 miles! For regular pickup, head inside to their bar. For curbside pickup, there’s a green tent set up behind their building. Call 264-48084, Option 1, to let them know when you’ve arrived.
Out at Fine Creek Brewing Company, beer delivery is available! Check out Fine Creek’s website for a full list of beers available for pick-up and delivery, and find them on Facebook for updates and more information. Order Here!
- BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL IMPERIAL STOUT CROWLER
- HELLES LAGER
- ENGLISH PUB ALE
- GAMMA GARDEN DIPA
- CITRUS HONEY SAISON CROWLER
- DRY HOPPED WILD ALE W. HONEY CROWLER
- EMOTIONAL SUPPORT CAT WEST COAST IPA CROWLER
- GERMAN PILSNER CROWLER
- HELLES LAGER CROWLER
- KOYT DUTCH OAT ALE CROWLER
- MILK STOUT W. CHOCOLATE CROWLER
- PARTICLE FALLS SMOKED IPA CROWLER
- RYE LAGER CROWLER
- SPICEBUSH & CHERRYWOOD CROWLER
- HERBRARIUM WILD SAISON
Be sure to keep up with Fine Creek on social media and at their website for the latest news from these awesome Powhatan brewers!
At Garden Grove, along with carry-out orders, they’ve also started curbside pick-up for all their best brews. With your favorites like EarthTone, you’ll be able to order beers here and pick them up from your car to keep things safe.
- FENRIR COFFEE STOUT
- CZECH PILS
- GIVE EM’ HELLES
- POWDER BELGIAN WIT
- SOMETHING STUPID IPA
- ARASSAS KOLSCH
- FERGUS WEE-HEAVY
- SUPER SESHYAN CIDER
- KOBOLD DRY-HOPPED CIDER
- TYPHOON PASSION FRUIT AND MANGO HONEY WINE
- PINK LEMONADE HONEY WINE
- 2017 CHARDONNAY
- 2017 PETIT VERDOT
- 2018 ADAPTATION
Hardywood West Creek and Richmond locations are open, folks! The outdoor spaces have been re-arranged to allow for proper social distancing, and all us Hardywood fans can rejoice in the good news. New hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 2-8pm. First come, first serve! Find more information here on rules and what to expect.
Hardywood Richmond brews listed below. CLICK HERE for West Creek info & cases/growler fills!
- HARDYWOOD HEFEWEIZEN
- BUBBY’S BLACKBERRY COBBLER
- RICHMOND LAGER
- GREAT RETURN
- HARDYWOOD PILS
- HARDYWOOD SINGEL
- DOUBLE DOGWOOD
- MAMAW’S MEAN COBBLER
- FRUSTA FRESCA
- WEST CREEK HARD CIDER
- RASPBERRY STOUT
- BOURBON BALTIC SUNRISE
Intermission Beer Company is open! Masks are required to enter. Please check here before you head there, and be sure you’re up-to-date on their policies ahead of it.
Intermission is now open for taproom and patio seating, for 21+ only and no pets during this time (hold tight, dog lovers!) It’s first-come, first-serve, and it’ll be closed for seating once they reach capacity. Always remember to wear your mask and keep folks safe!
Order Here for delivery! To grab a curbside pickup order, call or text Intermission at 804-585-0405 and they’ll deliver any of their available beers straight to your car when you arrive. Beer slushies are now available, too!
- BEER SLUSHIES! Check Facebook every Friday to see the weekend’s flavor.
- STRAWBERRY BLONDE
- GHOST LIGHT LAGER
- HATHOR GOSE SOUR
- CONJURED DARKNESS
- OATS N’ HOES IPA
- OVATION HARD SELTZER LEMON
- OVATION HARD SELTZER ORANGE
- OVATION HARD SELTZER RASPBERRY
They’ll deliver within a 5 mile radius of Intermission, and reserve the right to cancel any orders further than 5 miles away. You can check here to see if your address is within their range.
Check with Intermission on Facebook for updates as things go on, and catch up with them to find out more about brews on tap.
To-go brews are available at Isley Brewing Company! The tasting room will be closed, but beers on tap will be available for pickup. Order Here!
- SHIP FACED
- 6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU
- OFF THE BOULEVARD
- APPLE OF MY EYE
- THE BRIBE
- CHOOSY MOTHER
- PLAIN JANE
- PLAIN JANE STRAWBERRY
- PLANE JANE BLUEBERRY
- CASH AND CARRY CASHMERE HAZY IPA
- RHIZOME SUN
- I’LL BEE BOCK
- ISLEY CZECH PILSNER
- RASPBERRY RAZZLE
In orders, be sure to include your name, address, email, and what you’d like to order in four-packs, then let them know when you’re there. There’s a minimum purchase of two four-packs per order, and delivery charges will apply. A big plus with Isley: they deliver up to 5 miles away from the brewery — so if you’re located further out, it’s no problem!
Multi-state shipping and drive-thru pickup now available! Get your brews online and Order Here from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery’s website.
- BEAR BAIT BERLINER WEISSE WITH BLACKBERRIES
- JUICY #21
- WATERMELON GOSE
- NINE MILE IPA
- LCCB JUICY #20
- ABSOLUTE COUP OF ENLIGHTENED DESPOT
- NUCLEAR NUGGET IMPERIAL HONEY IPA
- BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST IMPERIAL BROWN ALE
- TEQUILA OAK SPIRAL AGED LA CALAVERA CATRINA THREE CHOPT TRIPEL ALE WITH LIME ZEST
- THREE CHOPT TRIPEL
- HEIR APPARENT MEXICAN SPICED IMPERIAL STOUT
- MAIDENS BLONDE ALE
- FRENCH TOAST BROWN ALE
- VIRGINIA STRAWBERRY HEFEWEIZEN
- NINE MILE IPA
- ROSEMARY SAISON
- ONE RIDE NON-ALCOHOLIC
- SUNFLOWER SAISON
- CHALLENGE THE BEAR BALTIC PORTER
- TWELFTH NIGHT SPICED BELGIAN QUAD
- VANILLA VIRGINIA BLACK BEAR
- COCONUT QUADRUPLE ALE
- RUM BARREL AGED CARROT CAKE IMPERIAL AMBER ALE
- BOURBON BARREL & GINGER THREE CHOPT TRIPEL
- REDNECK SOAP OPERA
- HIDE THE DESPOT
- HUG THE DESPOT
- AWAKEN THE DESPOT
Starr Hill is also keeping things safe, with to-go beer sales taking place during abbreviated business hours. All of their year-round beers will be available, in addition to some special favorites from the brewery. Order Here!
- SUMMER TOUR
- SAY IT AIN’T SOUR
- CRYSTAL RIVER GRAPEFRUIT IPA
- KING KUNU
- NOTHERN LIGHTS IPA
- RAMBLE ON HAZY IPA
- STAY FOREVER ESPRESSO STOUT
- WAREHOUSE PILS
- CARLY CUCUMBER GOSE
- CAROLE CRAN-RASPBERRY GOSE
- FRONT ROW GOLDEN ALE
- GRATEFUL PALE ALE
- JOMO LAGER
- NORTHERN LIGHTS IPA
- PIXIE PINEAPPLE GOSE
- ROXANNE RASPBERRY SOUR
- THE LOVE HEFEWEIZEN
- WILD HEART HOPPY BLONDE
- 2 TONE VANILLA PORTER
- ALL THAT HAZY IPA
- CRYSTAL RIVER GRAPEFRUIT IPA
- CURRANT AFFAIRS BLACKBERRY CURRANT SOUR
- EXPAT BARREL STOUT
- HATHOR RASPBERRY GOSE
- JOMO VIENNA LAGER
- LIZZY LIME GOSE
- LOOKING GLASS IPA
- NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY HAZY IPA
- REDUX RASPBERRY SPARKLING ALE
- RIVER CITY RED
- WAREHOUSE PILS
+ More in cases! Check out Starr Hill’s website for more details. Full info with cases and more can be found here.
Stone Brewing Richmond is open for pick-up! This awesome East End brewery has had some delicious releases lately, and you can keep up with them on Facebook for updates on the newest brews. Order Online!
- STONE W00TSTOUT 2020
- STONE IPA
- BUENAVEZA SALT & LIME LAGER
- STONE NOTORIOUS P.O.G. BERLINER WEISSE
- ENTER NIGHT PILSNER
- TROPIC OF THUNDER
- SCORPION BOWL IPA
- ///FEAR.MOVIE.LIONS DIPA
- TANGERINE EXPRESS IPA
- STONE RIPPER
- ARROGANT BASTARD ALE
Be sure to keep up with their updated available beer list here, as supplies are subject to change. Drink happy, y’all!
- SHIMMER & SHAKE SPIKED SPARKLING SELTZER
- ALBINO MONKEY BELGIAN WHITE
- ARNIE’S ARMY BERLINER WEISSE
- DR. FOUDRE I WILD ALE
- GINGERBREAD WOODBOOGER
- GOURD OF THUNDER
- HELLES FROZEN OVER MUNICH HELLES LAGER
- LEGALIZE IT – SMALL AX WEST COAST IPA
- MARTIAN SPRING HOPPY ALE
- MURDER HORNET NEW ENGLAND IPA
- UBERLIN BERLINER WEISSE
- WOODBOOGER BELGIAN STYLE BROWN ALE
Be sure to catch up with Strangeways on their website for a full list of beers, and for the most-updated brews available.
Triple Crossing Beer has to-go and delivery options available, and can shipping is another brand-new option!
With Texting Can Alerts, you can text TCALERTS to (855) 918-2808 to be enrolled with all the new can releases and beer information available at Triple Crosisng. If you’re feeling hungry, they’ve also got food to-go, which is a great unique note for these brewers in particular. Order Here!
- MOSAIC TRIANGLES
- DAWN CHORUS
- MOSAIC TRIANGLES IPA
Be sure to check your locations and order here, as different locations will have different availability.
Triple Crossing is also offering delivery options, and thanks to a high demand, they’re able to keep supporting their staff while the taproom is closed. Be sure to tip your delivery drivers well, and help service industry folks get through these shutdowns. Head here to order downtown pick-up orders, and here for Fulton pick-up orders. Keep up with Triple Crossing on Facebook here.
At Väsen Brewing Company, Order Here for pickup and delivery!
- ESCAPE CLOUD
- THE SUNRISE OTTER
- HATHOR GOSE
- VELVET WALRUS ON RASPBERRY
- EVERYTHING FLOATS ON PINEAPPLE
- MEXICAN LAGER
- MAU RAKAU
- THE VELVET WALRUS ON VANILLA COFFEE & CINNAMON
- WINDHOOK IPA
- NORSE DOUBLE IPA
- VANILLA MOONBEAR DUBBEL
- GOLDENBEAR TRIPEL
- CITRON SAISON
Check out the full order info here!
The Veil Brewing Co. will be doing outdoor to-go sales from both locations. Cans will be sold directly outside of the main entrance of our taproom under a tent in the parking lot side of both locations. Order Here!
- BANANA COLADA MEGA TASTEE
- NEVER NEVER AGAIN AGAIN
- SKETCHY TRANSFER
- DUSTY DUSTY ROADZ ROADZ
- FOR LOVE
- THE WITNESS
- NEVER NEVER MIND MIND
- HOLLOW PLACE 500ML BOTTLE
- WORN 500ML BOTTLE
- PETALZ: FRED
Check here for updated lists, as stock is subject to change as orders come in.
That’s it for this week’s RVA On Tap! As your weekly columnist, I’m here to take all your beer releases, event info, ideas and questions. If you’re a brewer, send me your release info at [email protected], and if you’re a beer enthusiast, drop me a line anytime to talk booze. Catch y’all next week!