Friday, April 25, 2014
Tidewater VA Weekend Brew Happenings
Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy" - Benjamin Franklin
Local Brew Happenings:
If you happen to be heading to the 'North Side' (The Peninsula), or maybe an excuse for a road trip:
Sunday, April 27, 2014: 1 to 5 pm, rain or shine in Downtown Williamsburg - The Inaugural Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival presented by The Rotary Club of Williamsburg, and Young Emerging Professionals of Williamsburg.
Featuring 20 different craft beers served by 10 different breweries from Virginia and around the country, live music by 'The Hark', and food available for purchase from 'Paul's Deli & Restaurant', and 'College Delly'. We'll be the first beer festival in Hampton Roads to feature Sweetwater Brewing Co.! Also featuring: Alewerks Brewing Co., Smartmouth Brewing Co., O'Connor Brewing Co., The St. George Brewing Co., Legend Brewing Co., Devil's Backbone Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Heavy Seas, and Lagunitas Brewing Co.
The Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival will be located near the Williamsburg Public Library on the lawn across the street from the Williamsburg Community Building at 401 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
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, April 25: FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS. TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by DJ Ryan Thomas (50's and 60's Soul/Funk Music), and Delicious street food by 'Bro's Fish Tacos'.
Saturday, April 26: 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 'Mercy Creek' (Folk/Rock), and for the first time, street food by 'Leilani's Lunchbox' (Island Style/Jamaican/Hawaiian).
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
Just in time for the warm weather, our stainless growlers are back. 8 beers on tap including seasonals; Safety Dance Pilsner, Cowcatcher Milk Stout, the new Jr. Coffee Porter, and the Green Flash collaboration beer - Man Crush saison. See you soon!
Friday, April 25: Tasting Room - delicious food from 'CBX BBQ and Eats' food truck.
Saturday, April 26: Tasting Room - Live Music by 'Like the Water', and delicious food from 'Wrap-n-Roll' food truck.
BEACH BREWING COMPANY,(Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453)
Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00pm, Fri 3-9:00pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 1-6:00pm
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.
Now there's Oceanus Aurum Honey Rye Saison! Other beers on tap include: SUPER fresh Hoptopus double IPA, Hammerhead IPA, Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Fire At Sea, Diablo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Friday, April 25: Kraken (a Monstrously Hopped Triple IPA) will dropping this Friday, as well as the release of the first-ever batch of Unwitting Servant, an American Wild Ale brewed with Citra hops and fermented with Brettanomyces! Unwitting has developed slowly over the course of nearly a month; the nose is lightly funky/fruity/floral, with flavors of citrus/unripe pineapple on the palate. Growler and grenade fills will be available. All this accompanied by killer eats from Karnage Asada starting at 3pm.
Saturday, April 26: Lucky Peach will be back with their incredible menu and we'll tap a cask of Oceanus Aurum Saison with fresh lemon zest and black peppercorn!
YOUNG VETERAN'S BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453)
Tasting Hours: Sun-Thu 1500-2030, Fri-Sat 1500-2300
High Speed - High Quality. Veteran Owned and Operated.
Now serving All Six 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, Jet Noise Double IPA, and our Night Vision American Stout! 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!
Friday, April 25: Surfside Mobile Food Truck starting at 1500
Saturday, April 26: Karnage Asada Food Truck around 1200
BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, Brand New Taproom (Oceanfront: 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! We are now brewing in our new Taproom!
Friday, April 25: Come sample our latest brew. STEEL PIER bohemian lager!! A golden lager that has a touch of honey sweetness with grassy noble hops that is perfect for the warm days ahead. Cheers.
Saturday, April 26: Grand Opening!!! Come on out and join us for our official Grand Opening. We are pitching a tent in the lot directly behind the brewery. Food trucks, live music by 'Safeplace', new brews and more... Come early to get in before the place blows up like a high school keg party!!! P.S. Avoid the Interstate as the local authorities may divert traffic this weekend.
Sunday, April 27: We are going to be the exclusive beer on tap at Crush N' Country (Waterman's Crush Fest at the Holiday Trav-L-Park) . If you need tickets go http://www.crushncountry.com/ You must have code to buy tickets use code: canadavgf . You can only get your tickets online. Going to be a great party and weekend !
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: Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food. Brewery Tours Wed through Sat. Chili Friday Fires, fires and Live Music.
On Tap: Black Forest Ale, Porter, Oktoberfest, English IPA, Imperial Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Winter Scotch Ale, and Larry's Lemonade!
All this April we will host 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)!
Friday, April 25: Food Truck Friday w/ Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food!
Saturday, April 26: Bill Island Barbecue
Other Local Brew specials:
THE BIRCH BAR, (West Ghent: 1231 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk, VA 23507)
Hours: Tue-Thu 5:00pm - 12:00am, Fri-Sat 3:00pm - 2:00am
A Bar that specializes in Craft, Artisanal, European, Crazy-hard-to-say Beer and Cheese!
The Birch will be CLOSED for vacation, Tuesday April 29th - Saturday May 3rd. We will resume normal business hours Tuesday May 6!
Friday, April 25: 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!
Saturday, April 26: We will do a GROWLER SPECIAL on Saturday April 26th so you can stock up for the week!
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.
Live Music: Fri, Mike Proffitt and Dana Silvercloud; Sat, Jack Becker; Sun, Open Mic w/ Jon and Justin
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.
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
Saturday, April 26: Live Music - Willie Nelson Tribute
11th STREET TAPHOUSE BAR & GRILL, (VB Oceanfront on the Boardwalk: 1011 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
Hours: Mon - Thu 4:00pm-12:00am, Fri - Sat 11:30am-1:30am, Sun 11:30am-12:00am Quench your thirst with over 30 draft beers which includes micro, craft and macro brewed beer.
Friday, April 25: Ladies Night. Live Music - The Special Guests
Saturday, April 26: Locals Night, 15% off with proof. Live Music - Rooster Foot
LYNNHAVEN PUB,(N. Great Neck Beach: 2236 W. Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00am - 2:00am
An Average Of 100 Different Beers And New Styles Coming In Every Week
This week's Tap Line Up so far: Great Divide 20th Anniversary, Boulevard GrainStorm, LoneRider PeaceMaker, Founders Imperial Stout, Champion Black Me Stout, Three Heads Tre Kind, and BFM's Bon Chien!
Drink Happy - Be Safe