Monday, March 10, 2014

Tidewater Virginia Brew Happenings for 11-16 March

Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
Local Brew Happenings:
COMING SOON **Saturday, March 22: Tapped at the Ted, starting at noon, The Ted Constant Center at ODU
The first annual Tapped at the Ted will feature over 30 craft brews from the likes of, Smartmouth, O’Connor, Devils Backbone, Young Veterans, Gordon Biersch and more. Grills will be hot and amps a’ blazing. Twisted Sisters Cupcakes, Bro’s Fish Tacos, Diesel’s BBQ and Ynot Pizza will be on site while Jackson LeBeau kicks off the festivities from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Jackass Flats rocks the stage from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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
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

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
Wednesday, March 12: 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.
Thursday, March 13: Second Thursdays our own George Booker (comic, music writer, barback and misanthrope) hosts comedy night. All the laughs, all the beers and all your friends! It’s also THIRSTY THURSDAYs in the tasting room. EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Friday, March 14: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS. TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This Friday we welcome to the tasting room: Billy Joe Trio (funky blues rock) and Granby Street Hot Dogs.
Saturday, March 15: St. Patrick’s Day + Our 4th Anniversary Celebration - We’re pumping up this Saturday with; Live music by Scott Slay and the Rail (folk, Americana); Street food by Karnage Asada (Latin Asian fusion); One-off stouts crafted by our brewers exclusively for this event; St. Paddy’s Day specials on our most “Irish” beers: O’Connor’s Dry Irish Stout, Red Nun Red Ale, and Green Can Golden Ale; Brewery tours throughout the day; All the games! Cornhole, giant Jenga, old school Nintendo, flip cup, quarters, dice, everything.

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! 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, and a fresh batch of Hoptopus Double IPA!

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 is BACK ON DRAFT with New Recruit Honey Blonde, Semper FI.P.A. and Night Vision American Stout! Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!

ST. GEORGE BREWING COMPANY, (204 Challenger Way, Hampton, VA 23666)
Tap Room Hours: Mon-Fri 3 - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm
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. Starting in April it will be called FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS and we are super stoked about it. We are putting together the schedule now and will post it as soon as all of the dates are filled. Not only share this but please make this a topic of discussion at work because there is nothing better that starting your weekend off with food trucks and beer….it’s a match made in heaven or Hampton if you’re a local!
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
Tue, 11 March - Green Flash/Smartmouth Collaboration Brew Tap Takeover. Meet the Brewers and Beer release
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

HAMPTON TAPHOUSE, (Downtown: 17 E. Queen’s Way, Hampton VA 23669)
The Taphouse…the “Acme of Beer Since 1984”. Long before the micro revolution, the Taphouse was serving up pint after pint of American and world craft brews. Our Hampton location has 37 constantly rotating draught selections and hundreds of bottles to choose from. Belgians are our prides, trappists, abbeys, and other merry monk quaffers will surely entertain. Our food….not pub grub….stands up to any kitchen, anywhere.
Thursday 13 March: New Belgium Steal the Glass Night - New Belgium is coming to town with their spring line up: RyePA (Hop Kitchen beer using Rye from Riverbend in Asheville), Snapshop (A slightly sour unfiltered wheat), and Spring Blonde (The Belgian kind).
Come on and check out the new brews. Buy a beer and take the glass home with you.
Saturday 15 March: Landlubbers Boat Parade, the shortest parade east of the Mississippi, which will be followed by a pub crawl featuring all the Downtown bars starting at 6:30. Then the Hard Swimmin’ Fish will bring their blustery blues to the Taphouse starting at 10:00pm.

11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront, On the Boardwalk at 11th St., 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer.
Thurday 13 March: Craft Beer Night - We feature a specially selected rotating limited release draft beer list which is 50% off from 4 - 9 pm.
Friday 14 March: Ladies Night, w/ Live Music - Boogie Knights
Saturday 15 March: Locals Night, 15% off with proof, Live Music - Pridemore

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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