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.
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 even local ciders and spirits. 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 locals 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 for carry-out purchases. The Answer also released brand new “Black Is Beautiful” brew, plus a series of Quy Pham-inspired beers to honor their beloved friend — so go show them support and spread the love where you can.
Check out their available brews and Order Here!
THE ANSWER BEERS:
- BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL IMPERIAL STOUT
- KISSING THE LIPLESS HAZY NEIPA (sold out)
- SUMMER SHOWERS (sold out)
- PETTY MOSAIC SESSION IPA
- BLUE MAJIK TROPICAL COCKTAIL GOSE
- 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.
- IMPERIAL STOUT WITH VANILLA & CACAO NIBS
- SHORT THROW BREWING – RESTING MY GREATNESS
- MIXED BERRY GOSE
- HIGHPOINT DIPA
- HONEY GINGER
- IPA X
- BOHEMIAN PILSNER
- IPA 12oz FLAGSHIP IPA
- ARDENT PILSNER
- ELDIG BALTIC PORTER
- EARL GREY BROWN ALE
- DARK RYE
- HONEST ADMIRATION
- IMPERIAL MILK STOUT
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!
Last month, they 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.
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
- INFUSION 12-PACK
- BELLE ISLE BLOOD ORANGE MOONSHINE
- BELLE ISLE RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT MOONSHINE
- BELLE ISLE BLACK LABEL MOONSHINE
- HONEY HABANERO & PINEAPPLE CANNED COCKTAIL
- 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 they’re able to open safely. Congrats on the opening, Bryant’s, and downtown welcomes you!
Order Online here if you’re still not comfortable venturing out, and check below for a list of everything available for pickup.
- BRITE GOOD
- SUMTHIN JUICY
- UNICORN FUEL (this one made them famous, so you’ll definitely want to check it out!)
- 500ML CANCER
- 500ML GEMINI
- 500ML MINT JULEP
- 500ML SATAN’S HAVEN
- 500ML STRAWBERRY SNORT
- 500ML BRITE GOOD
- 500ML HELL HOP
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:
- BELGIAN WHEAT ALE
- BLACKBERRY CRYSTAL COTU HARD SELTZER
- CHAMELEON IPA
- CREATIVE JUICES IPA
- MONKEY’S UNCLE LEMONGRASS TRIPEL
- OAKY POKEY
- OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE PORTER
- PINEAPPLE WHIP
- POCAHOPTAS IPA
- RALLY CAP GRAPEFRUIT SHANDY
- 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!
- LAKESIDE LAGER
- JAMES BROWN ALE
- VENUS RISING DOUBLE IPA
- ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE HAZY DIPA
- ILL TECHNIQUE HAZY DIPA
- THE DOPPLER EFFECT IPA
- STEPPING STONE BLONDE ALE
- THIRD SEASON SAISON
- FIRE STATION 5 AMERICAN AMBER ALE
- IRISH GOODBYE STOUT
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!
- HELLES LAGER
- TRICKNOLOGY IPA
- GAMMA GARDEN DIPA
- DAD STRENGTH DIPA CROWLER
- MURPHY & RUDE MOSAIC PALE ALE
- NEW ZEALAND PILSNER
- PARTICLE FALLS SMOKED IPA
- RAYGUN GOTHIC IPA
- RYE LAGER CROWLER
- HOPPY CROWLER
- LAGER CROWLER
- HERBARIUM WILD SAISON
- BARREL AGED GOLDEN SOUR
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.
- CARTOON VILLAIN IPA
- MADELINE SAISON
- TABLE FOR TWO BELGIAN PALE ALE
- GIVE EM’ HELLES
- ARASSAS KOLSCH
- FERGUS WEE-HEAVY
- HUAY CHIVO CIDER
- KOBOLD DRY-HOPPED CIDER
- SUPER SEYSHAN CIDER
- TYPHOON PASSION FRUIT AND MANGO HONEY WINE
- PINK LEMONADE HONEY WINE
- 2018 CHARDONNAY
- 2017 PETIT VERDOT
- 2018 ADAPTATION
- SYNTHESIS 300ML
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 now visit them again safely. New hours are Tuesday-Friday 2-9pm, and Saturday-Sunday 12-9pm. First come, first serve! Find more information here on rules and what to expect.
If you’d rather still drink from home, head over here to Order Online. They’ll be offering awesome new beer releases regularly, so be sure to stay updated with them going forward.
Hardywood Richmond brews listed below. CLICK HERE for West Creek info & cases/growler fills!
- PEACH TRIPEL
- NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE
- BALTIC SUNRISE
- HARDYWOOD HEFEWEIZEN
- TURNING POINT
- BOURBON CRU
- RICHMOND LAGER
- GREAT RETURN
- HARDYWOOD PILS
- HARDYWOOD SINGEL
- TANGERINE SUNCRUSH
- WEST CREEK HARD CIDER
- BOURBON BALTIC SUNRISE
- RASPBERRY STOUT
Intermission Beer Company is open! Masks are required to enter.
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.
- HONEY HIBISCUS SAISON
- HATHOR GOSE SOUR
- GHOST LIGHT LAGER
- OVATION HARD SELTZER LEMON
- OVATION HARD SELTZER ORANGE
- OVATION HARD SELTZER RASPBERRY
- STRAWBERRY BLONDE
- VIENNA CREAM ALE
- CONJURED DARKNESS
- TROPICAL THUNDER IPA
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!
- ISLEY SUNBURNT COUNTRY DIPA
- TEA-RIFFIC SWEET TEA AMBER ALE
- SET SAIL
- SHIP FACED
- 6 FEET CLOSER TO YOU
- OFF THE BOULEVARD
- THE BRIBE
- CHOOSY MOTHER
- PLAIN JANE
- PLAIN JANE STRAWBERRY
- PLANE JANE BLUEBERRY
- CASH AND CARRY CASHMERE HAZY IPA
- RHIZOME SUN
- APPLE OF MY EYE BLONDE ALE
- 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: 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.
- GOOCHLAND QUADRUPEL ALE
- 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
- THREE CHOPT TRIPEL
- HEIR APPARENT MEXICAN SPICED IMPERIAL STOUT
- MAIDENS BLONDE ALE
- FRENCH TOAST BROWN ALE
- VIRGINIA STRAWBERRY HEFEWEIZEN
- 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 PINEAPPLE IPA
- NORTHERN LIGHTS IPA
- RAMBLE ON HAZY IPA
- REVIVER RED IPA
- STAY FOREVER ESPRESSO STOUT
- SUBLIME CITRUS WIT
- 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
- CURRANT AFFAIRS BLACKBERRY CURRANT SOUR
- EXPAT BARREL STOUT
- HATHOR RASPBERRY GOSE
- LIZZY LIME GOSE
- LOOKING GLASS IPA
- REDUX RASPBERRY SPARKLING ALE
+ More in cases! Check out Starr Hill’s website for more details.
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 FARKING WHEATON W00TSTOUT VINTAGE
- STONE RUINED AGAIN TRIPLE IPA
- STONE TIKI ESCAPE
- STONE IPA
- BUENAVEZA SALT & LIME LAGER
- 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!
Strangeways Brewing just celebrated their 7-year anniversary, and they’ve got fresh brews for us every week!
All 3 tasting rooms are open for delivery, curbside pick-up, and to-go orders! Be sure to check their website to Order Online.
- BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL IMPERIAL STOUT
- SHIMMER & SHAKE SPIKED SPARKLING SELTZER LEMON-LIME
- AFM WILD ALE FARMHOUSE SAISON
- ALBINO MONKEY BELGIAN WHITE
- ARNIE’S ARMY BERLINER WEISSE
- BAVARIAN RHAPSODY HEFEWEIZEN
- DR. FOUDRE I WILD ALE
- FULL STACK LUMBERJACK STOUT
- GNAR SHREDDER DIPA
- HELLES FROZEN OVER MUNICH HELLES LAGER
- LEGALIZE IT WEST COAST IPA
- LUCKY CHARMS BERLINER WEISSE
- MARTIAN SPRING HOPPY ALE
- PLAYDAY PILSNER
- RAZZLES DAZZLE BERLINER WEISSE
- RED SANGRIA BERLINER WEISSE
- SEA SPRITZ CRANBERRY BERLINER WEISSE
- SLEAZESTACK NEW ENGLAND IPA
- SLIGHTLY STOOPID SOUR IRISH STOUT
- SMUCKER’S JELLY BERLINER WEISSE
- SOUR CHERRY COBBLER BERLINER WEISSE
- TIRAMI’ZU RUM BARREL AGED PORTER
- UBERLIN BERLINER WEISSE
- WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GOSE
- 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 awesome to have around (and we love their pizza!) Order Here!
- FOEDER I
- LAST BROADCAST
- NECTAT AND KNIFE DIPA
- FOEDER I
- LAST BROADCAST
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 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!
Väsen recently partnered up with The Capsoul Collective for a brand-new brew called Cohesion: a Double IPA collaboration with Chilalay and local artist Marlon Diggs.
According to Capsoul, this collaboration was brought about after a conversation between Eric Jackson, Co-Founder of Capsoul, and Tony Giordano, Head Brewer of Väsen, on the racial injustices that America and the city of Richmond are experiencing. This beer was designed to show unity and a way to raise money to give back to the community.
The label of this special release was designed to “highlight the Richmond art community while showing how distorted, torn, and broken pieces can come together to create something beautiful,” according to Capsoul. Proceeds from Cohesion will be donated directly to the local BIPOC community.
To celebrate the release with its brewers, head to Chilalay on August 14 and Väsen on August 15 (plus a VIP tasting event at Väsen on August 16). As always, wear your mask and be safe if you’re going out in public.
Information on Väsen’s available beers for pickup and delivery this week can be found below.
- APRICOT SOUR
- ESCAPE CLOUD
- THE SUNRISE OTTER
- HATHOR GOSE
- MEXICAN LAGER
- 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!
- PREMIUM SAUCE
- SIGNAL DRAFT
- NEVER NEVER FEAR FEAR
- TYPHOON LAGOON TASTEE
- FOR LOVE
- NEVER NEVER MIND MIND
- HOLLOW PLACE: SINGLE ORIGIN
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!