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, 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.
BREWERIES: IF YOUR HOURS OR DAYS OF OPERATION HAVE CHANGED, PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] TO UPDATE! THANKS, EVERYONE!
In to-go brews, The Answer Brewpub is first on our alphabetical list of local spots that will be doing carry-out purchases. If it looks like your favorites are sold out, be sure to catch up with them on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more details!
HOURS: Tuesday and Thursday from 2-6pm (6:30 latest pick-up time), and Sunday from 12-4pm (4:30 latest pick-up time).
- Milk Chocolate Chugyo
- Quarantine Crusher in 4-packs 16oz
- Nicht Trocken (bottles and crowlers)
- Kurisupībōi in 4-packs 16oz
- Fancy Claps (Double Dry Hopped) in 4-packs 16oz
- Rum Passionfruit Painkiller (crowlers)
- Stonefruit Triple Swirlsicle (crowlers)
- Imperial 3 Scoops: Passionfruit, Mango, Peach (crowlers)
- Imperial Morning Juice 9 (crowlers)
- Strawberry Guava Double Swirlsicle (crowlers)
- Blackberry Pineapple Triple Puffsicle (crowlers)
- Crowlers of any Joose on tap. ($20/piece)
Don’t forget to add your tips to support their team when you place your order!
To find out more on which brews The Answer currently has on tap, check out their draft list here on Untappd. If you’re planning to stop by for a to-go order, the brewery is encouraging you to please follow CDC safety guidelines.
Ardent Craft Ales is offering curbside pick-up options and delivery. They’re including Blue Bee Cider, Black Heath Meadery, Potter’s Craft Cider, and red and white wine in orders as well! Beer shipping across Virginia and D.C. is coming soon, so stay tuned. Order Here!
HOURS: Monday-Friday 2-8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12-6pm.
- Altamont DIPA
- Bohemian Pilsner
- IPA X
- Italian Pilsner
- Double Dry Hopped IPA X
- Peach Gose
- Eldig Baltic Porter
- Earl Grey Brown Ale
- Honey Ginger
- Hathor Gose
- Imperial Milk Stout
- Barrel Aged Milk Stout
- Honest Admiration
- Dark Rye
- White Wine
- Red Wine
- Potter’s Craft Cider
- Black Heath Mead
- Ninja Kombucha
- Snowing in Space Coffee
Guests are welcome to swing by the taproom for quick to-go orders — but staying on-site afterward is not permitted, so plan to drink these at home. You can also call the taproom at 804-359-1605 to place orders.
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. Curbside pick-up is free, and so is delivery within Scott’s Addition. Within 5 miles, the delivery fee is $6, and $12 for anything up to 10 miles away. Be sure to tip your drivers to support the taproom crew during the shutdowns!
Ardent has recently launched a food bank initiative, teamed up with Sysco, The Holli Fund, and Digital Minerva. Ardent Helps is a resource to support restaurant workers during the COVID-19 crisis, and this food bank is free for restaurant staff that have been laid-off, furloughed or are suffering from reduced hours. Impacted people can place orders online at www.ardenthelpsrva.com.
Orders may be placed seven days a week, with pick-up times at Ardent Craft Ales’ taproom at 3200 West Leigh Street in Scott’s Addition during the brewery’s operating hours of 2-8pm on Tuesday-Sunday. Participants are asked to show their most recent pay stub to confirm eligibility upon pick up. A variety of perishable and non-perishable items donated by Sysco will be available. Ardent is accepting shelf-stable food donations to support the program and monetary donations to directly benefit affected restaurant workers via grants from the Holli Fund.
UPDATE: Head to cotubrew.square.site to order for Thursday & Friday delivery of 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.
HOURS: Curbside pickup 7 days a week from 12-7pm. Delivery same hours 7 days a week within a 20 mile radius of the Ashland brewery. Shipping (VA and DC Only) 24/7.
AVAILABLE BEERS & CROWLERS:
- Chameleon IPA 16oz Can 4-Pack
- Monkey’s Uncle Lemongrass Tripel 16oz Can 4-pack
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Porter 16oz Can 4-Pack
- Pocahoptas IPA 12oz Can 6-Pack
- Rally Cap Grapefruit Shandy 16oz Can 4-Pack
- Ray Ray’s Front Porch S’IPA 12oz Can 6-Pack
- Summer Moon Imperial Raspberry Wheat Ale
Orange Blossom Honey Ale: A BEEr to BEE Generous helps to support their staff during this time.
“Due to the circumstances, this popular seasonal brew will only be available at the brewery and not for distribution, which means we have a lot of it! Rather than dump it down the drain, we are using it for its original purpose: to help others,” says Center of the Universe Brewing Cofounder Phil Ray.
$30 of every case sold will go directly to the COTU staff relief fund. In addition to the sale of BEEr, Center of the Universe has also been hosting virtual concerts on their Facebook page and asking viewers to tip by contributing to their GoFundMe. They will also be pooling all tips for the staff.
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.
HOURS: Tuesday-Sunday from 2-7pm, plus 12-7 on Saturdays and 12-6 on Sundays.
- Absolute Magnitude Hazy DIPA
- California Dreamin’ West Coast IPA
- Weizen Up
- Stepping Stone Blond
- ILL TECHNIQUE Hazy Double IPA
- The Doppler Effect IPA
- Fire Station 5 American Amber Ale
- Montpelier Train Station Porter
- Obelisk Stout
Final Gravity will also be processing payments for orders over the phone, so you can call ahead to have your Crowlers ready for pick-up. Keep up with them on Facebook for more updates as we move forward.
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!
HOURS: Thursday-Sunday with only to-go orders on beer. Thursday-Saturday from 3-7pm for beer and food preorders only.
- Helles Lager
- Rye Lager
- Rotbier German Red Lager
- German Pilsner
- Spicebush & Cherrywood Norwegian Farmhouse Ale
- Avec Frere 9 Belgian Tripel
- Turf & Twig Brown Ale
- Milk Stout w. Chocolate
- Epiphany & Citra Pale Ale
- Game Winner IPA
- Protoscience IPA
- Herbrarium Wild Saison
- Wild Saison w. Peaches collab with Fullsteam Brewery
Garden Grove is joining the safety precautions by focusing on to-go cans and bottles. 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.
HOURS: 12-8pm Monday through Friday and 12-9pm on weekends with curbside pickup and delivery.
- Wendigo Double West Coast IPA
- Fenrir Coffee Stout 6 Pack
- TYR Norwegian IPA
- Berserker 6 Pack (12oz Cans)
- “Table for One” Belgian Table Beer 6 Pack
- Czech Pils
- House Made Ginger Ale
- Powder Belgian Wit
- Something Stupid IPA
- Koushma Wild Beer
- Fergus Wee-Heavy
- Yūrei Cider
- 2017 Petit Verdot
- 2017 Chardonnay
- 2018 Adaptation
- Synthesis 300ml
This is an especially awesome place to support right now, because they’ll be taking a portion of to-go sales to support the taproom staff that’s unable to work during this time. For service industry workers, this is an extremely hard time to get by, so please do what you can to support local business as the city gets through this health crisis.
For all us Hardywood enthusiasts, head over here to Order Online. Now that everything’s set up, you can grab packs of your favorite Hardywood brews like Richmond Lager, Hardywood Singel and more. They’ll be offering awesome new beer releases and fun online events like virtual beer tasting panels, so be sure to stay updated with them going forward.
HOURS: To-go service is Tuesday through Friday from 2-7pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Hardywood Richmond brews listed below. CLICK HERE for West Creek info & cases/growler fills!
- Brian’s Barrel Blends
- Tropic Like It’s Hot
- Southern Peach Suncrush
- Richmond Lager
- Great Return
- Peach Tripel
- Mamaw’s Mean Cobbler
- Horns & Radlers
- More of the Same But Something Different
- Frusta Fresca
- Bourbon Cru
- Tangerine Suncrush
- Cranberry Suncrush
- West Creek Hard Cider
- Christmas Pancakes
- Bourbon Baltic Sunrise
- Raspberry Stout
- Great Return
- Peach Tripel
- Bourbon Baltic Sunrise
Intermission Beer Company has introduced delivery. Order Here! 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!
HOURS: Pick-up orders Wednesday & Thursday 5-8pm, Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 3-8pm, Sunday 3-6pm.
- Beer Slushies! Check Facebook every Friday to see the weekend’s flavor.
- Conjured Darkness
- Oats n’ Hoes
- Ghost Light Lager
- Hathor Gose
- Vienna Cream
- Ovation: Lemon
- Ovation: Orange
- Ovation: Raspberry
- Winter Warmer
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.
Expect a text from their delivery driver when they’re on the way. Be sure to have your ID ready when they arrive, too! If you are unavailable at the address provided when our delivery driver arrives, your order will be returned and made available for Curbside Pick-Up at Intermission. Any delivery orders placed after 3pm will be delivered the next day.
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 all 13 of their beers on tap will be available for pickup. Text your order to 804-449-0721 (more Order Info here).
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 2-8pm. Saturday & Sunday 12-8pm.
- OFF THE BOULEVARD
- APPLE OF MY EYE
- THE BRIBE
- CHOOSY MOTHER
- PLAIN JANE STRAWBERRY
- PLAIN JANE
- PLANE JANE BLUEBERRY
- CASH AND CARRY CASHMERE HAZY IPA
- RHIZOME SUN
- I’LL BEE BOCK
- ISLEY CZECH PILSNER
- COCONUT CREAM PIE
- RASPBERRY RAZZLE
- BERLINER WEISSE
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.
HOURS: Friday-Sunday 12-6pm.
- LCCB JUICY #20
- ABSOLUTE COUP OF ENLIGHTENED DESPOT
- NUCLEAR NUGGET
- 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
- LCCB JUICY #19
- 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
- RUM BARREL AGED CARROT CAKE IMPERIAL AMBER ALE
- BOURBON BARREL & GINGER THREE CHOPT TRIPEL
- REDNECK SOAP OPERA
- COCONUT QUADRUPLE ALE
- 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
- NOTHERN LIGHTS IPA
- RAMBLE ON HAZY IPA
- STAY FOREVER ESPRESSO STOUT
- CAROLE CRAN-RASPBERRY GOSE
- FRONT ROW GOLDEN ALE
- GRATEFUL PALE ALE
- JOMO LAGER
- PIXIE PINEAPPLE GOSE
- ROXANNE RASPBERRY SOUR
- THE LOVE HEFEWEIZEN
- WILD HEART HOPPY BLONDE
- 2 TONE VANILLA PORTER
- BLACKTHORN EXPORT STOUT
- CARLY CUCUMBER GOSE
- CURRANT AFFAIRS BLACKBERRY CURRANT SOUR
- DOUBLE BASS ORANGE CHOCOLATE STOUT
- DOUBLE BASS RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE STOUT
- DOUBLE PLATINUM IMPERIAL IPA
- EXPAT BARREL STOUT
- HATHOR RASPBERRY GOSE
- JOMO VIENNA LAGER
- LITTLE RED ROOSTARR COFFEE STOUT
- 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!
HOURS: 12-6pm Monday-Thursday, 12-8pm Friday-Sunday.
- STONE NOTORIOUS P.O.G. BERLINER WEISSE
- STONE TIKI ESCAPE
- STONE ROARING DRAGON
- STONE IPA
- STONE DIEHARD FAN IPA
- BUENAVEZA SALT & LIME LAGER
- ENTER NIGHT PILSNER
- TROPIC OF THUNDER
- SCORPION BOWL IPA
- ///FEAR.MOVIE.LIONS DIPA
- TANGERINE EXPRESS IPA
- ENJOY BY 07.04.20 UNFILTERED IPA
- ARROGANT BASTARD
- LOCOVEZA CHARRED 2015
Be sure to keep up with their updated available beer list here, as supplies are subject to change. Drink happy, y’all!
HOURS: Monday-Friday 2-7pm , Saturday 12-7pm , Sunday 2-6pm.
- ALBINO MONKEY BELGIAN WHITE
- DR. FOUDRE I WILD ALE
- GINGERBREAD WOODBOOGER
- GOTH KIDS BLACK LAGER
- GOURD OF THUNDER
- HELLES FROZEN OVER MUNICH HELLES LAGER
- MARTIAN SPRING HOPPY ALE
- PLAYDAY PILS
- TIRAM’ZU BREW RUM BARREL AGED PORTER
- UBERLIN BERLINER WEISSE
- WAMPUS CAT TRIPLE IPA
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!
HOURS: To-go service will be offered daily from 12-8pm. Receiving orders 24hrs per day and fulfilling all orders that come in by 12pm same day. Delivery service runs from 12-8pm.
- Foeder Aged Clever Girl
- Falcon Smash IPA
- North Park Pale Ale
- Poor Icarus
- Precursor Pils
- Irish Dry Stout
- Kolsch Crowler
- Likely Story Crowler
- Czech Amber Lager
- Czech Dark Lager
- Czech Pale Lager
- Waiting for a Sign
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!
HOURS: Delivery Tuesday-Friday 2-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-7pm. Closed Monday (if you order after 2pm Sunday, you might have to wait until Tuesday — so order early!) To-go sales start at 12pm from Saturday-Sunday, 2pm Tuesday-Friday, and end at 7pm Tuesday-Sunday.
- ESCAPE CLOUD
- THE SUNRISE OTTER
- HATHOR GOSE
- MEXICAN LAGER
- EVERYTHING FLOATS ON PINEAPPLE
- THE VELVET WALRUS ON RASPBERRY
- MAU RAKAU
- THE VELVET WALRUS ON VANILLA COFFEE & CINNAMON
- WINDHOOK IPA
- NORSE DOUBLE IPA
- VANILLA MOONBEAR DUBBEL
- GOLDENBEAR TRIPEL
- CITRON SAISON
- ELDIG BALTIC PORTER
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!
HOURS: 1-7pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-6pm Saturday and Sunday.
- CHOOSE ME
- FREAKEE DEAKEE TASTEE
- OLE WINDMILL
- HIDE YOUR HEART
- NEVER NEVER MIND MIND
- TWICE THE DAILY SERVING
- MAKE YOU FEEL
- BLACKBERRY VERMICIOUS KNID
- DOUBLE STUFFED OREO AND CINNAMON HORNSWOGGLER
- CHERRY ALL THAT YOU ARE
- AS I AM
- PETALZ ORANGEBERRY
- PETALZ ORANGE
- PETALZ FRED
- OPEN UP AND LOVE AGAIN PEACH AND PLUM
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!