Friday, April 11, 2014

Tidewater Virginia 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:

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 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!

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! And a fresh batch of Hoptopus! Along with Hammerhead IPA, Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Diablo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!

Friday, April 11: We'll release "Oceanus Aurum"  a Honey Rye Saison, and have Bro's Fish Tacos food truck starting at 3pm.

Saturday, April 12:  Plan on a special cask tapping of "Riptide"  with black grapes and plum, and Hearth & Peel wood-fired pizza serving at 1pm.

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 all 6 of our Beers on Draft! New Recruit Honey Blonde Ale, Pineapple Grenade Heffeweizen, Semper FI.P.A. Citra Hopped India Pale Ale, Night Vision American Stout, 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!

Liberty Call for All Military Sun-Thu 3-6pm, Fri - Everyone 3-6pm

Check it out! We now have Cornhole boards and authentic Bier Garden Tables from Munich!

Friday, April 11: Beers, tacos, cornhole, and beautiful weather - That makes for a great Friday night at YVBC! Tonight we have Karnage Asada

Saturday, April 12: Beer, Pizza and cornhole makes for an awesome Saturday. We have Pizza Bella serving up today!

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! 

**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's a match made in heaven (or Hampton if you're a local)!

Friday, April 11:  Food Truck Friday w/ Malbon's BBQ 'Flying Pig' Food Truck

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; A week-long celebration of Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter!

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.

Live music Fri-Sat nights: Friday, Lewis McGehee; Saturday, Jackson LeBeau
Sun night - Open Mic 

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.

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

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

Friday, April 11: Ladies Night.

Saturday, April 12: Locals Night, 15% off with proof.

Drink Happy - Be Safe 

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