RVA Beer Explorer: 804 Day, Alex Fest, Forever Summer Fest, Hop Harvest Fest - RVAHub

2022-08-02 14:48:52 By : Mr. Tom Deng

UMFS opens new $11 million residential center to enhance youth behavioral, mental health treatment

Local Asian American Society of Central Virginia to host author and artist of new book

Inauguration of University of Richmond’s 11th president slated for April 8th

Richmond ranked fourth worst city for spring allergy sufferers

Youngkin pledges to pull Virginia from carbon market by executive order

Hook and Reel on Forest Hill Avenue Appears to be Open

Pedal the James with Paddle Club RVA

The Dairy Bar in Scott’s Addition closes after 76 years; Tang & Biscuit to take over with new concept

Drink Beer and Help Friends of James River Parks

Q Rooftop at Quirk Hotel is Back

Over $300,000 awarded to Richmond arts and culture organizations through CultureWorks’ annual grants program

VMFAโ€™s original exhibition Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art opens October 8th

Virginia Rep. Postpones Two Shows Due to Covid

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces 70th anniversary season

DJ Grandmaster Flash to headline 2022 Second Street Festival

Majority of employers experiencing negative impact due to inflation, according To latest Virginia CEO survey

PHOTOS: DEFY Extreme Air Sports opens new location in Short Pump

Elephant Insurance distributes $300,000 in donations to over 50 area nonprofits

Kroger offering new annual membership with benefits including free grocery delivery and double fuel points

New “lifestyle boutique” Blu Hazel coming to Libbie Mill

Matt Turner Returns and Brings Arsenal – Photos

Kickers Defense Takes the Night Off and the Kickers Lose 3-1: Photos and Game Summary

Kickers Face Top of the Table Greenville – Preview

Kickers Started the Fireworks Early with a 4-1 Win Over NCFC – Photos and Game Summary

Kickers Nemesis NCFC Come to Town – Preview

No more Confederate flags at Hollywood Cemetery

The Valentine receives major national grant to upgrade archive storage facilities

U of R professors awarded $325K NEH Grant for open-source tool to analyze historic images

The Valentine Museum and “Reclaiming the Monument” receive historic grant

Lead Box Found in Lee Monument Not the Elusive Time Capsule

The end of summer is on the horizon take advantage of every beer minute.

804 DAY – Celebrate RVA @ Buskey Cider! August 4th

Happy 804 Day I hope Fixie Claus brings you a PBR and a knit cap. Yes, a cider event but there will be beer as well.

Celebrate RVA on #804Day! On Thursday, August 4th, aka 8/04 Day, Buskey Cider will be throwing the 6th Annual event, celebrating all that is Richmond! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ“๐ŸซLIMITED RELEASE CIDER: We’ll be releasing a special batch of 804 Day Buskey Triple Berry Cider in collaboration with Agriberry! Made with blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Available on draft only for a limited time. ๐Ÿ– FOOD: Snag some delicious local barbecue from our friends at 191 Smokery. 5pm-8:30. ๐Ÿบ LOCAL BEERS: Enjoy 804 Day with pints of cider and select beers from around the 804 in the cidery to celebrate. Available from 5pm on. >> Steam Bell Beerworks (Midlothian) – Extra Plenty Cucumber Gose >> Vรคsen Brewing Company (Scott’s Addition, RVA) – Hefeweizen >> Center of the Universe (Ashland) – Brewski Lager ๐ŸŽจ ART: Create and take home your own 804 Day design! Materials provided.

Forever Summer Fest by Veil Brewing at ChildSavers 200 North 22nd Street August 6th

Veil beers are great but if you go to the festival you might want to concentrate on non-RVA beers of which there are a ton.

We are beyond excited to welcome back Forever Summer Festival 2022!

After a long three-year break, we welcome you back to join us and our friends at ChildSavers, our annual local beneficiary for this annual charitable event.

All proceeds for this event will go to ChildSavers. For the kids. Visit www.childsavers.org for more information on this wonderful organization.

Forever Summer is an intimate festival that we bring to you where you can relax and enjoy great beer in one of the best overlooks our city has to offer. This event will be broken up into two sessions, A + B&C. There will be 175 tickets sold per each session. Everyone attendee will have the ability to taste each beer if desired.

Forever Summer Fest tickets are live! ๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ https://www.eventbrite.com/…/forever-summer-festival… What is included in ticket price: ๐ŸŒธ1x Forever Summer event tasting glass ๐ŸŒบ1x 3 oz. taste of each beer ๐ŸŒธA festival map/menu card ๐ŸŒบSpecial bottle of Starve: Exhibit E for take home only. The only way to receive this bottle is by attending Forever Summer. LINE ๐Ÿ†™ Angry Chair, Cloudwater, Evil Twin, Other Half, Three Floyds, 3 Sons, Two Tides, Fidens, Root and Branch, American Solera, Bellwoods, Bissell Brothers, Bottle Logic, Cantillon, Cycle, de Garde, Fonta Flora, Half Acre, Hudson Valley, Jester King, J. Wakefield, Monkish, Ocelot, Oxbow, Pen Druid, Sante Adairius, Side Project, Drie Fonteinen, Suarez Family, The Answer, Trillium + MORE! **Designated driver tickets are available at the door for $10. DDโ€™s will receive a different color wrist band and any sampling from the festival while wearing this wrist band is grounds for removal from the festival.**

Alex Fest at Center of the Universe Brewing August 6th

Cool cars, motorcycles, music and beer. Sounds like a pretty nice Saturday.

Get your engines ready! We’ve got live music, fast cars, and cold drinks right here at Center of the Universe! Alex Fest is bringing an awesome car and bike show to our lot. That, PLUS live music from some of our favorite bands PLUS food from Legendary Provisions food truck! You don’t want to miss this! Band lineup… Eric Tipton: 2-3 Crowded Minds: 3:30-4:30 Satellites and Friends: 5-6:30 Guntown (Alex Tribute band): 7-8

Hop Harvest Festival at Hardywood (Ownby Lane) August 7th

I’ve always liked the long running tradition of Hardywood using local’s hops in a beer. Sunday is the day to turn your home hopwork in to Hardywood.

Join us for a celebration of the hop! ๐ŸŸข Bring in your homegrown hop vines for use in this year’s batch of RVA IPA and get a $5 Hardywood gift card ๐ŸŸข Pick fresh hops off the vine ๐ŸŸข Listen to tunes from Toad Head, Sincerely Iris, and Justin Trawick and the Common Good ๐ŸŸข Enjoy something delicious from the Hardywood Pizza Kitchen *Original art from Tyler Thomas*

Plan for 13 and 17-story apartment towers could block iconic view of Richmond skyline – CBS 6

That view could soon change with the building of a new high-rise apartment.

Avery Hall Investors, a development company based in New York, has plans to build River’s Edge II, an apartment complex set to include more than 500 units, at 301 West Sixth Street.

Plans include one 13-story tower and one 17-story tower.

These plans differ from the original building plans that were proposed back in 2019, which were then approved by Richmond City Council in June of 2020. Those plans called for an 11-story tower with up to 350 units.

It’s not a done deal but we’ll see or not see in the future.

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The weather is supposed not be so hot this weekend so you’ll be sweaty when outside instead full drenched with major swamp-ass.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival – The Meadow Event Park July 30th,

I’ve never been to this festival but I’m a super big fan of two of these things. Not a big fan of the way I-95 has been on weekends lately so attend at your own risk.

RICHMONDโ€™s BIGGEST, BADDEST, BONE-IN, BBQ Fest is Back For More!!! This 13th Annual affair offers up all those pleasures that true Southerners live by โ€“ Beer, Bourbon, Barbecue, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass, and Smoked Beasts! Itโ€™s a great day of beer sippinโ€™, bourbon tastinโ€™, music listeninโ€™, cigar smokinโ€™, and barbecue eatinโ€™. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. – ALL NEW LOCATION! Farm Bureau Center at The Meadow Event Park โ€“ Same Location as the State Fair of Virginia! – Each Guest Receives a Souvenir Glass to enjoy All You Care To Taste Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table. – BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection from our vendors onsite โ€“ pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and all the fixinsโ€™ you can imagine. Weโ€™ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low. – The SHRINE OF SWINE is back! Enjoy whole hogs during each session. Pork worship at its finest! – GAME IT: The Cochon Carnival is loaded with fun activities and games to keep everyone challenged. Connect four, giant jenga, cornhole, and so much more… – Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South. – DANCE: Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music on The Main Stage. – SHOP: Browse brewerania, hot sauces, and BBQ accessories. – and a few surprises.

Hardywood Christmas in July both locations July 26-30th

I’ll be honest, a Gingerbread Stout when it’s 10,000 degrees outside doesn’t sound appealing to me at all. In fact there is a Gingerbread Stout sitting in my fridge right now. Don’t let my negativity prevent you from climbing aboard the gingerbread hype train.

What’s better than Christmas in July with a little GBS? We will have a full week of select 2021 Gingerbread Stout variants on draft and specials on to-go bottles & cans. Missing some of your favorites from the holidays? Don’t wait to enjoy it! Specials will be available at both locations while supplies lasts.

RVA | Summer Can Crush at Benchtop Brewing July 30th

I’m not sure where they’re going to fit everybody because the taproom is small. I assume they’ll be taking over a sidestreet. I’ll let the pros worry about the logistics I’m just excited to see something happening in that part of town that’s not Basic City or Legend. Also, looks to be a good variety of beer to “crush”.

Mark your calendars for an epic summer event that will include only the most crushable cans from some of our favorite breweries, a special pop-up with Hamfish BBQ featuring a delicious menu + local vendors selling their goods!

โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ…‚๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ„ผ๐Ÿ„ผ๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ„ฒ๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ„ฝ ๐Ÿ„ฒ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ…‚๐Ÿ„ทโ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐——๐—”๐—ฌ | July 30 โฐ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—ฝ๐—บ – ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—บ ๐Ÿ“Œ 434 Hull St, Richmond, VA

๐Ÿป๐Ÿ„ฑ๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ… Our friends over at Reverie Distribution helped us select the crispiest and most crushable brews from some of our favorite ๐—•๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ช๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ฆ. We’ll have plenty of ๐˜พ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐™Ž ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐˜พ๐™๐™๐™Ž๐™ƒ. Snag some DRINK TICKETS ($6.00 per ticket) and explore tasty brews from all over the Commonwealth + a few outsiders! โœ… Cans purchased during this event are for ON-SITE consumption only! ๐Ÿบ Ardent Craft Ales (Richmond, VA) โ€“ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ American Lager

๐ŸบBarrier Brewing Company (Oceanside, NY) โ€“ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด โ€“ American Lager

๐Ÿบ Casa Agria (Oxnard, CA) – ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ โ€“ Japanese Rice Lager

๐Ÿบ Dutchess Ales (Wassaic, NY) – ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Helles

๐Ÿบ J. Wakefield (Miami, FL) – ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ฎ๐—ธ โ€“ Dark Lager

๐Ÿบ Masthead Brewing Company (Cleveland, OH) – ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—š๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Japanese Rice Lager

๐Ÿบ Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME) โ€“ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Lager

๐Ÿบ Threes Brewing (Brooklyn, NY) โ€“ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ โ€“ German Pilsner

๐Ÿบ Torch and Crown (NYC, NY) – ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ โ€“ Citra American Lager

๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ„ต๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„ณ Hamfish BBQ has crafted an insanely tasty menu he’ll share with our fans all day. This pop-up will run from 12 pm – 6 pm (or sold out).

โ˜€๏ธ ๐Ÿ……๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ„ฝ๐Ÿ„ณ๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…‚ Plus, we’ll have a few talented local ๐—ฉ๐—˜๐—ก๐——๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ฆ selling their goods from 12 pm – 5 pm. ๐Ÿ”ธ Val’s Art Cavern ๐Ÿ”ธ Peaceful Fringe ๐Ÿ”ธ Rutitta ๐Ÿ”ธ Kate Berinhout Art

Hearst Girls & Friends Comedy Show at Strangeways (Dabney Road) July 30th

Everyone is funnier when you’ve had a couple beers.

Hearst Girls & Friends is back…and at a new venue! Catch this comedy showcase featuring stand up from Patrice DeVeaux and Leila Youmans, plus Special Guest Heather Joyce. All followed by a made-up-on-the-spot improvised monoscene with guest improviser Kathryn Michael. NICE. Hosted by the Hearst Girls (Casey Michelle Neeley, Kiersten Anna, & Amber Hendrix). See y’all soon! xoxo Doors at 6:30 PM // Show at 7:00 PM $10 // tickets online or at the door ******************** Please note: Masks are optional, but full vaccination is mandatory.

Looks like the Three Notch’d RVA Collab House expansion is up and running. I haven’t been by yet. I’m looking forward to giving it a try.

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A day late but not a beer short. Our picks for this week in beer will quench your thirst. It’s hot out there so remember to drink plenty of water between beers.

Jaws at Veil Brewing Scott’s AdditionJuly 20th (Tonight) 6PM

Movies and beer drinking while sitting outside with your friends or soon-to-be friends. This movie has impacted more swimmers than any other.

Every Wednesday starting tonight at 6pm only in Scottโ€™s Addition we will be playing a different classic favorite!

Come hang at the first one and enjoy some @1115mobilekitchen while you are here!

The Blue Guitar at Legend Brewing Company July 22, 6:30 PM

Their name is accurate. Don’t know much about them but I haven’t give Legend some love lately.

The Blue Guitar is out in force at Legend Brewing Company! R&B, pop/rock, jazz, soul, and a little funk all served up with great vocals, and funky jams. Something for everyone!

9th Anniversary Party at Strangeways Brewing 7/23

Strangeways is strange and they have been for 9 years now. They should also get an award for the most use of monkeys in their marketing. More monkeys in craft brew marketing has always been a motto of mine.

Strangeways Brewing 9th Anniversary Party this Saturdayโ€ฆ 80s themed! So many fun things happening! – Live Music with THE WAVOS and DJ Skruggz – BabbsFood OnThe Move Food Truck – 80โ€™s Themed Vendors! โ€ข Steel Angel | shopsteelangel โ€ข Deus Detritus | DeusDetritus โ€ข Dogwood and Quail | @dogwoodandquail โ€ข Haus Valtieri | Haus Valtieri โ€ข Kultivate Wellness | Kultivate Wellness โ€ข Magnolia Moon Vintage | @magnolia.moon.vintage 80โ€™S DRESS IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!!

Thirsty Thursday Hoppy Hour at Isely Brewing All Thursdays Going Forward, 4-9PM

Drinking good beer is not a cheap path. Isley just announced a new on-going happy hour that will make it a little cheaper to get the beers you enjoy.

NEW EVENT! In appreciation to all our amazing Isley fans, we are now doing #ThirstyThursday Happy Hour! Now every #ThirstyThursday, come into Isley Brewing Company for #happyhour from open-close (4-9pm).

Grab the crew, drink a brew! See you there!

I don’t know bourbon from bon-bons but this story seems like it could be made into a movie.

Ex-Virginia ABC worker busted over rare bourbon – CBS6

Virginia bourbon and whiskey chasers were not terribly surprised when a former Virginia ABC employee and another man were charged with allegedly selling internal information on rare spirits to bourbon enthusiasts.

One Richmond bourbon lover said it was somewhat of an open secret in online forums.

โ€œThe guy was actually in a couple of the groups or what not. He would kind of talk about it, brag about it,โ€ Brian Houchen, who began โ€œbourbon huntingโ€ a few years back, said.

Last month, a multi-jurisdictional grand jury indicted Edgar Smith Garcia, a former Virginia ABC sales manager, and Robert Williams Adams, who did not work for ABC, with felony embezzlement and computer trespassing.

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It’s full-on summer now and beer somehow taste better. You also have to drink it quicker if you’re outside because it gets warm so quick.

It’s Time for Da Perculator – A Benefit for Doug Dobey at Castelburg Brewery July 16th, 3-10 PM

This one is near and dear to my heart. Doug Dobey is a close friend and suffered a stroke. This will help raise funds to cover medical and living expenses. Tons of great bands, raffles and silent auctions. Even if you don’t know Doug this is worth coming out for.

Let’s raise some money for Doug Dobey’s continued recovery!

Doug experienced a health crisis in April. Freelance graphic designers don’t get paid if they’re not working. We want to help raise funds so Doug and his daughter, Harper, can focus on his recovery. There will be great beer, live music and fun raffles! If you have gift cards or items that could be raffled off, please contact Mark Anderson Brown at [email protected] If you are an artist, and would like to donate items to be sold at the July 16th fundraiser, please contact Kelly Adler at [email protected] If you can’t attend, consider donating to his GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/55465c13

Live music by: – Beex – X Suckas – Really Big Good Guys – Rikki Rakki – L’Amour deux – Power Chordz – Jimmy Catlett

Fun stuff: – Art for sale – Silent Auction – Event T-shirts – Raffles (including a $500 gift pack from The Richmond Kickers)

Leave Your Mark Mural Fest at Three Notch’d Brewing Sept. 30- Oct 2nd

Update just got this message today.

I’m a big mural fan and was excited to learn about 5 more going up.

In honor of our expansion and ongoing goal of leaving our mark on the Richmond community, we’ve invited five local muralists to join us for the Leave Your Mark Mural Fest. We’ve also partnered with Art on Wheels to create a community-involved mural! Come leave your mark!!

Our talented muralists: โ€ข Nico Cathcart โ€ข Dathan Kane โ€ข Wingchow โ€ข Humble โ€ข Prent

This multi-faceted project will take place LIVE between July 15th – 17th (during our normal biz hours) and we invite you to come enjoy a beer, witness the process, interact with the muralists, AND participate in our community art project! That’s right — we’ve partnered with Arts on Wheels to give you a chance to leave YOUR mark! We’re extremely excited to be working with the Richmond Art Community – and this is just the beginning! Punks For Presents X-Mas In July at Hardywood July 16th, 4PM

I already gave you an excuse to be in that area with the first post this just doubles your fun. Hit both events and get your fill of some great music and great causes. If you didn’t know it already Punks for Presents collects presents and money to make sure everyone has a great Christmas.

Punks For Presents X-Mas In July returns to Hardywood! Saturday July 16 featuring SNOW CONTROL, SMASHING PRESENTS, BLINK 12/25 and SWEATER! All ages!

New digital trail to celebrate Virginia’s cideries – CBS19 Charlottesville

According to a release, the American Cider Association is launching a digital Virginia Cider Trail on Wednesday.

โ€œThe new digital cider trail is a great opportunity for Virginians and visitors alike to experience all the wonderful cideries in the Commonwealth in an easy, mobile-friendly way,โ€ said Michelle McGrath, executive director of the American Cider Association. โ€œParticipants donโ€™t even need to download an app. When they sign up for the cider trail, their pass can be saved to their phoneโ€™s home screen for easy one-tap access.โ€

This digital trail is a free program for anyone who is at least 21 years of age, with a mobile-exclusive passport that includes 29 cideries from across the Commonwealth.

You can get on the Cider Trail here.

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