Monday, April 7, 2014

Tidewater Brew Happenings, 8-13 April

Support your local Brewers!

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

Local Brew Happenings:

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, April 9:  Sin & Vinyl Night - On Wednesday nights bring in your vinyl or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room.  It’s also SIN (Service Industry Night), so if you work in the restaurant, hospitality or service industry, you get 50% OFF EVERYTHING.
Thursday, April 10:  Comedy Night with George Booker & Friends - Every second Thursday of the month, we put a mic in front of George Booker (comic, writer, OBC dishwasher/barback, misanthrope) and his droll group of friends, enemies and other local comics. Hilarity ensues.  It’s also Thirsty Thursday, of course, so everything’s 30% off.  Drink beer, laugh your head off, repeat.
Friday, April 11:  Sea Level Singer Songwriter Festival - O’Connor Brewing Co. and Hunter At Sunrise are proud to present - Anthony Rosano, Acoustic Blues and O’Connor Brews.  Anthony Rosano is often known in his career with Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos - His live performances flow from straight ahead Delta blues through 60′s Bay area jams into Crescent city second line funk.  The crossover appeal of the Conqueroos has led them to share the stage with a diverse range of blues artists.  Tonight join Anthony in an intimate setting that we often do not see him in ? a solo Acoustic Jam.  Onsite we will also have local food truck Wrap-N-Roll, serving up delicious, low fat and high quality wraps, salads, and soups. 
The Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival is a multi-day celebration of live, original music and features concerts, workshops, showcases and much more. Now in its 7th year, it is the ONLY Singer/Songwriter Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Festival is also the largest annual fundraiser for Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO).
Saturday, April 12:  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.  This week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by Urban Hill (roots rock, boogie and blues), and Street food by Karnage Asada (Latin Asian fusion).
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!
Wednesday, April 9:  Firkin this Wednesday - We will have a special cask-conditioned beer in the tasting room on Wednesday.  Rule G IPA with Mandarina Bavaria Hops!  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.  Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, April 9: Trivia Night with Virginia Stage Company at the Wells Theater, 6:00pm
Friday, April 11:  Delicious food from CXB BBQ Food Truck.
Saturday, April 12:  Live Music form Second Glance and delicious food from Hearth & Peel (Real wood-fired to order pizzas).
Saturday, April 12:  Smithfield Wine & Brewfest, Windsor Castle Park, 11am - 5pm
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
Now there’s Fire At Sea smoked coffee Porter! With the addition of Fire At Sea, we’ll have 9 beers on tap this weekend: SUPER fresh Hammerhead IPA, Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Fire At Sea, Diablo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Friday, April 11: Food truck starting at 3pm.
Saturday, April 12:  Plan on a special cask tapping and local food truck serving at 12pm.
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 5 Beers on Draft! New Recruit Honey Blonde Ale, Pineapple Grenade Heffeweizen, Semper FI.P.A. Citra Hopped India Pale Ale, Big Red Rye a Rye India Pale Ale, and finally Jet Noise Double IPA!  Come get your growlers filled and get one of our new Loyalty Cards!
Check it out! We now have Cornhole boards and authentic Bier Garden Tables from Munich!
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY,  Brand New Taproom (614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
New Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10pm, Fri 3pm-12am, Sat 12n-12am, Sun 12n-8pm
Serving our classic ‘False Cape Ale’, as well as ‘Beach Cruiser’ Pale Ale, and a smooth Porter! Plus 3 New Beers - IPA, Belgium Blonde, and an American Strong Ale!
Thursday, April 10: Vinyl night - Spinning records starting at 7pm sponsored by Vinyl Daze.
**Look for our Grand Opening this Month (26 April?!?)
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. 
All this 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:  Spring Lager, Black Forest, English IPA, Nut Brown, Imperial Pale, Imperial IPA, or Larry’s Lemonade!
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
** This Week: 43 Hours of Bitter - Tue, 8 April - Sat, 12 April; Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter!
Tuesday, April 8: Kicking Off 43 Hours of Bitter, and at 7pm, Cards for Humanity!!
Wednesday, April 9: 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, April 11: 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.
Wednesday, April 9: Wine Down Wednesday, 50% off select bottles
Thursday, April 10: Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 pints of Virginia Craft Beers
Live music Wed-Sat nights: Wednesday, Dave Johnson; Thursday, Jack Becker; Friday, Lewis McGehee; Saturday, Jackson LeBeau
PORCH AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET, (West Hilltop: 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454)
Hours: 7 days 7am 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.
Thursday, April 10: Beer School.  Space is limited to 60 each week. Avoid the lines, and register online at The Porch will be closed during this event. Ticket required for entry with valid ID. 21 years of age and older.
Sunday, April 13: Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo.  Grab a bite from local food trucks from 11 am – 2 pm in our east side parking lot, and 10% of food truck sales will be donated to WHRO/WHRV.
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.
Specials On Tap: Dogfish Head ApriHop, Founder’s KBS Stout, and Beach Brewing Riptide
Thursday, April 10: Devil’s Backbone Steal the Glass Nigt
Friday, April 11: Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot. w/ Beer Tasting hosted by St. George Brewing Co.
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, April 10:  Craft Beer Night - We feature a specially selected rotating limited release draft beer list which is 50% off from 4 - 9 pm.
Friday, April 11: Ladies Night.
Saturday, April 12: Locals Night, 15% off with proof.
Drink Happy - Be Safe

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