Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weekend Tidewater Virginia Brew Happenings 28-30 March

Support your local Brewers!

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

Local Brew Happenings:

** BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY,  Brand New Taproom (614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

BIG NEWS!!! Swing by the tasting room this weekend, Friday and Saturday for a special sneak peak of the Ocean front's first brewery. (Friday from 3-10 and Saturday 12-10).  This weekend is a soft open only and is open to everyone!  We got our license and had beer so the doors are open !  We would love to have everyone come by this weekend to check out the place!

Along with our opening, there is going to be a food truck rodeo directly behind the brewery in the gravel lot from 4:30-8pm on Friday!  Local Food, Local Coffee, Local Art, Local Beer, and Local Live Music from Bennett Wales.

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

7 beers on tap including seasonals Safety Dance Pilsner, Cowcatcher Milk Stout and new Jr. Coffee Porter. See you soon!

Friday, March 28: Live Music from Vince Kornegay, and delicious food from Karnage Asada Food Truck.

Saturday, March 29:  Live Music from local musician Derek Smith, and delicious food from Wrap-n-Roll.

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

Friday, March 28: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS.  TGIF!  What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers!  

Saturday, March 29:  On Saturdays we open at noon. At 2pm and 3pm we host free 30-minute tours of the brewery, and from 4 to 7pm we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers.  

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.  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!
Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm

Friday, March 28:  We'll be releasing a brand new brew - FIRE AT SEA, a Smoked Coffee Porter!  FAS is brewed with beech wood smoked malt and dark roast coffee beans, lending roasted, smoky flavors to this robust Porter. 6.5% ABV, 16 IBU. CXB BBQ AND EATS will be on hand starting at 3pm serving up stellar BBQ (which will pair excellently with this new beer!).

Saturday, March 29:  Bro's Fish Tacos LLC will be at the brewery, making delicious fresh fish tacos 12-4pm!  Cask will be Hammerhead IPA with fresh mango and habanero peppers!

With the addition of Fire At Sea, we'll have 9 beers on tap this weekend: Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Hoptopus, Fire At Sea, Diablo Rojo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!

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

Now serving Pineapple Grenade Heffeweizen, Semper FI.P.A. Citra Hopped India Pale Ale, and Big Red Rye a Rye India Pale Ale! 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.  
Thirsty/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's a match made in heaven or Hampton if you're a local!

On Tap:  Spring Lager, Black Forest, English IPA, Scotch, Porter, Imperial Pale and Larry's Lemonade on tap, plus a few surprises - like a new Imperial IPA!

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

Friday, 28 March: 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.

Thu - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 pints of Virginia Craft Beers 

Live music Wed-Sat nights: 3/26 - Bryan Dunn, 3/27 - Johnny Smallwood, 3/28 - Steve Forss, 3/29 - Jack Becker, Sun - Open Mic Night

PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454)
Hours: 7 days 8am to 9pm
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.

HAMPTON TAPHOUSE, (Downtown: 17 E. Queen's Way, Hampton VA  23669)
Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am, Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am 
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.

Special Now on Tap: 
Urban Legend's Teach' s Oyster Stout
Stone Brewing's Grapefruit Slam IPA from the Stolchasticity Project.  "if you can get your hands on this citric beauty, you'll soon be quaffing one of our most coveted beers."

11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront, On the Boardwalk, 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA  23451) Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer. 
Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri - Sat 11:30am-1:30am, Sun 11:30am-12:00am

Thursday, 27 March: Craft Beer Night - We feature a specially selected rotating limited release draft beer list which is 50% off from 4 - 9 pm.

Friday, 28 March: Ladies Night, w/ Live Music - Rip Chord

Saturday, 29 March: Locals Night, 15% off with proof, Live Music - The Audio Affair

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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