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 Sunday, Strangeways Brewing will host its annual Bow Wow Luau, an event benefiting Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation. In year’s past, they’ve donated over $45K to animal organizations.
Beers, dogs, food trucks, pet vendors, live entertainment, prizes and more. The free event is dog-friendly and will have Adoptable Dogs on site, 36 Beers On Tap, Pet Contests, a Silent Auction, and more. See link for full lineup of entertainment, food, and details. $5 suggested donation to give towards RACC to help them keep saving lives for dogs and cats in Richmond!
Looks like a delicious Sunday Brunch at Triple Crossing’s Fulton location this weekend. Beermosas, Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, breakfast pizzas, and more!
Ardent Craft Ales will release its IPL (India Pale Lager) this Thursday. Tropical fruits and citrus abound in this crisp and light brew. They’ll have Freekin’ Rican – Puerto Rican Food Carts & Catering cooking in the beer garden, plus one more surprise beer release to announce!
This Thursday, Three Notch’d RVA Collab House returns with its weekly collaboration. This time, its “Conch,” a Caribbean Wit with Pineapple and Coconut made in partnership with Rocketts Landing restaurant, Conch Republic. Pint specials run till 7 PM. Stick around for trivia which starts at 7 pm.
On Saturday, Lickinghole Creek will release its Three Chopt Bourbon Barrel Tripel. Food Truck Eastern Star will be serving up good eats, and there will be live music by 3rd Wave.
Head out to any Hardywood location this Friday or some sweet can releases of “Brian’s Typos”, a hazy IPA that offers juicy hop forward flavors and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Berliner Weisse (contains lactose) available on draft and for growler fills only. Biran’s Tpyos will be available for the first time in 4/16oz cans to go for $16
This Sunday, Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery will release cider, adding to its diverse beer and lineup. There will be a rotating selection of ciders released throughout 2018. The initial offering New World Dry Cider 8% ABV is a dry cider crafted from Gold Rush Apples. New World Dry Cider is a collaboration Cider with Blue Bee Cider.
On Saturday, the inaugural Wonder City Craft Brew Fest kicks off in Hopewell. 30+ craft brews from over 15 local & regional craft breweries, music by Magnolia and Zack Artis, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and more! Tickets are $10-$50 and can be purchased here. 12-6 pm. 403 Appomattox St. More details here.
Blue Bee Cider will host their annual spring festival this Saturday, the Virginia Cider Jam, which will focus on berry ciders. The event will open with brunch from 12-3pm with berry-inspired eats from Mean Bird (12-3pm). Agriberry CSA and Farm will also offer fresh fruit for sale.The cidery will offer two flights featuring eight berry-infused ciders and six guest cideries, including…
Big Fish Cider, Co. – Church Hill Blush (Raspberry)
Courthouse Creek Cider – Bella Vita (Ginger & Raspberry)
Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery – Blush (Blueberry)
Old Hill Cider – Virginia Strawberry
Potter‘s Craft Cider – Strawberry Ginger
Winchester Ciderworks – 522 Blackcurrant
Today, Vasen Brewing Company will release its Golden Sauvin, a smooth golden strong ale with notes of white wine from a generous dry hopping of Nelson Sauvin hops.
On Friday, Final Gravity Brewing Co. will release its Magnificant 7 DIPA, an 8% brew with tastes of apricot, red grapefruit, and papaya with notes of pine and black tea that willl have you sailing into the weekend.
Center of the Universe will release its Summer Moon Imperial Wheat Ale brew on Saturday. Summer Moon Raspberry Lemonade Imperial Wheat Ale is brewed with 5 cases worth of fresh lemon zest and over 300 pounds of raspberries! Summer Moon pays homage to the 5th Annual Summer Moon Music Festival which takes place every Memorial Day weekend, so mark your calendars for May 26th & 27th!
Fine Creek Brewing in Powhatan will have a Bluegrass Jam this Thursday, and will be donating a portion of proceeds to FeedMore. The brewery will also release a Zwickel Pilsner, a light dry pilsner with a slight haze.
Submissions or ideas for Tapped can be emailed to Amy at [email protected] Cheers!
Top Photo By: Center of the Universe Brewing