Monday, March 3, 2014

Tidewater Virginia Brew Happenings for March

Support your local Brewers! March 2014

"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin

Local Brew Happenings:

SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, Tasting Room (West Ghent: 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 23507)
Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Fri 4:30pm - 8:00pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00pm
* Sat - Discounted Growler Fills from 12-2pm
* Sat - Free Brewery tours on the hour

Wednesday March 5: Firkin Night - Firkin – Murphy’s Law Amber Ale with toasted hazelnuts.
Firkin Ales are special cask-conditioned beer.  Cask Ale, or Real Ale as it is sometimes called, is beer which has not been filtered or pasteurized; it is “Alive.”  The beer is transferred straight from the fermenter into the cask along with some priming sugar. The yeast consumes the sugars to produce carbonation and complex flavors. The cask we are using is called a firkin and holds 10.79 gallons of beer.

Wednesday, March 5: 6:00pm, Trivia Night with Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theater

Friday, March 7: Food Truck - Granby Street Hot Dogs

Saturday, March 8: Live Music from 4-6:30 – Blue Tattoo, Food Truck - Karnage Asada

Monday, March 10 – Thursday, March 13: Smartmouth – Green Flash collaboration brew week (more specifics to come)

Wednesday, March 12: Meet the brewers – Smartmouth’s Greg Papp and Green Flash’s Chuck Silva

Wednesday, March 12: 6:00pm, Trivia Night with Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theater

Saturday, March 22: Tapped at the Ted, starting at noon, The Ted Constant Center at ODU

O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, Taproom (521 W. 25th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517)
Taproom Hours: Wed-Fri 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Sat 12:00n - 7:00pm
Wednesdays: Sin & Vinyl Night - Wednesday nights bring your vinyl or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room. It’s also SIN (Service Industry Night) at OBC on Wed nights, so if you work in the restaurant, hospitality or service industry, you get 50% OFF EVERYTHING.
Thursdays: THIRSTY THURSDAYs in the tasting room. EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.  

March 6: Trivia and THIRSTY THURSDAY. We will also have Bobby Q Filipino Grill serving up some seriously delicious lumpia, empanadas, pork BBQ and other Filipino eats in the tap room.

BEACH BREWING COMPANY,(Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA  23453)
Beach Brewing Company operates a production microbrewery and taproom in Virginia Beach, VA.  We’re proud of what we create here and love nothing more than sharing our passion with others.
Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm

Beach Brewing 2.0 GRAND OPENING!  It’s finally time! We’ve been hard at work the past few months preparing our new facility and taproom; we’re incredibly excited to finally be able to share it with you!

Now there's 'Ghost Ship Pale Ale' on tap until it's gone…

YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach, VA  23453)
High Speed - High Quality.  Veteran Owned and Operated.
Tasting Hours: Sun-Thu 1500-2030, Fri-Sat 1500-2300

Pineapple Grenade (Hefeweizen) is back on draft in the taproom, as well as “Big Red Rye” (American Rye IPA), Night Vision (American Stout) and New Recruit (Blonde Ale)!  Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!

ST. GEORGE BREWING COMPANY, (204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA  23666)
Retail and Tastings Mon through Sat.  Taco Tuesdays.  Brewery Tours Wed through Sat.  Chili Friday Fires: Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food, fires and live music.
Tap Room Hours: Mon-Fri 3 - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm

On Tap:  Black Forest Ale, Porter, Oktoberfest, Imperial Pale Ale, English IPA, Golden Ale, Winter Scotch Ale

Other Local Brew specials:

THE BIRCH BAR, (West Ghent: 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507)
A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese!
Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00pm - 12:00am, Fri-Sat 3:00pm - 2:00am

Tuesday Night @ 7:00pm - Cards Against Humanity!

Wednesday Nights: Beer Education - We feature special tappings of rare beer, we pour crazy bottles by the glass, hold Steal the Pint nights, and we even sometime incorporate food into it!

Friday Nights: Pairing Menu - A way to offer a bridge between our beer menu and our cheese! The pairings can be ordered individually or they can be ordered together as a flight!

TAPPED GASTROPUB, (East Hilltop: 1550 Laskin Rd #198, Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
Open daily 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Do-it-yourself Draught Tables to practice your perfect pour. Choose from our selection of local microbrews and enjoy a new favorite beer you can’t find anywhere else.
Sun - Open Mic Night
Mon - Military Monday, 50% off w/ID
Wed - Wine Down Wednesday, 50% off select bottles
Live music Wed-Sat nights
Thu - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 pints of Virginia Craft Beers

PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454)
An organic coffee bar and pub serving fresh-brewed organic coffee, seven local and craft beers on tap, wines by the glass and delicious pub food, including breakfast all day.  Located in the front of the store, The Porch also features refillable growlers, mix-a-six custom six-pack program, weekly dinner specials and a NEW cheese platter menu.
Hours: 7 days 8am to 9pm

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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