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!
Strangeways Brewing is turning five! In honor of their fifth anniversary, Strangeways is having events all week long including beer releases, free movie night, burlesque, field day, free live music, food, and a day for you and your pups. Releases this week will include the Dr. FouDre Vintage brew, the Apes in the Hammock Sour Saison, and their latest IPA. The Moon Taxi IPA has flavors of lime, passion fruit, and mango, is double dry-hopped with heavy doses of Galaxy and Wakatu hops, and makes for the perfect citrus summer drink.
Hardywood is releasing a berliner weisse can beer this Friday, July 13 that’s a refreshing and tart take on a Southern classic. The Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a german-style sour wheat ale and is sure to be a lovely refreshment to battle the July heat.
For live music and new brews, head to Canon & Draw Brewing Company this Friday to hear The Soul Proprietors play live in the taproom while trying their latest can release, Corrosive Haze IPA. This beer is a sour IPA fruited with cherries, blueberries and strawberries.
In honor of Friday the 13th, Väsen Brewing Company is teaming up with Red Vein for another year of Books, Brews & Boos to combine spooky storytelling with Väsen brews and Firesides food truck. Live music and horror books will play center stage in Vasen’s taproom, while author panels will take place in the back barrel room. Get ready for a spooky night.
Ardent’s latest summer blend arrives tomorrow, July 12: the Summer American Sour Blend. The blonde ale is aged in oak barrels and blended with pink guava and pineapples. The sour blend is a restrained sour ale that features juicy, fruity flavors with minimal sweetness and a pleasant pineapple aroma. Curry in a Hurry food truck will appear to help introduce the new beer until 10 p.m.
Guest brewer Roy Gilbert, who won the opportunity at the 2018 Balderino event at the brewery, teamed up with Center of the Universe Brewing to release Meagan Märzen’s German lager. This lager includes 2-row barley, Munich malt, and pilsner malt, and is then fermented with their house lager strain. The result is a crisp, malty beer with a touch of hops.
Triple Crossing will be releasing three new cans this Friday: the All Citra IPA, Dawn Chorus DIPA, and the Blank Shore DIPA. Each one unique and perfect for summer, Triple Crossing is prepping to have plenty cases available. The Blank Shore DIPA is sure to satisfy, and includes Enigma, the new U.S. hop cultivar from Australia. It has a unique, bright, tropical fruit character and also has impressions of green tropical fruit, lime, and white wine citrus leading into a soft and plush finish.
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Tapped photo by: Hardywood Brewing