Friday, May 16, 2014

Weekend Brew Happenings for Tidewater VA - American Craft Beer Week

Support your local Brewers!

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


Steal the Glass / Pint Nights:

Friday, May 16
- Norfolk Tap Room, Foothills Brewing Steal the Pint Night
- Lynnhaven Pub, pretty awesome kegs lined up for Sam Adams Pint Night.
- Public House, Bell's Brewery Can Release Party/Penny Pint Night w/ some rare Bell's Products!
- Birch, Mini Tap Takeover by Perennial Artisan Ales at 7 pm, and Panavoir food truck serving Artisan Brew Dogs!
- Tapped Gastropub, American Craft Beer Week Tap Takeover - Terrapin, Ommegang, Stone, Devil's Backbone, New Belgium and Heavy Seas!

Saturday, May 17
- Lynnhaven Pub, Left Hand and Blue Mountain Pint Night, featuring Blue Mountain's new Hopwork Orange IPA.

Local Brew Happenings:

May 17-18:  13th Annual Virginia Beer Festival. Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA. This is one of the most popular Beer Festivals in the mid-Atlantic Region and promises to be a day full of good beer, good friends, and good fun. Spend the afternoon sampling beer from all over the world. International premium beers, hand crafted domestics and local brews comprise a selection of over 125 tap handles. The event features live music, great food and of course, great beer.
Hours:  2pm-6pm Daily. Virginia Beer Festival is produced in partnership with Virginia Arts Festival

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, May 16 - American Craft Beer Week: SPECIAL CASK NIGHT. Food Truck Fridays. TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! In honor of American Craft Beer Week, we are tapping a series of special casks made exclusively for our tasting room. Here are just a couple to whet your appetite: Salty Surprise - our Green Can Golden Ale, infused with Ancho chilies and sea salt; and Chocolate Vanilla Nun - our Red Nun Red Ale, infused with cocoa powder and vanilla extract. This week we welcome to the tasting room: Live music by 'Matt & Tam' (vintage country and folk), and delicious street food by 'Wrap-N-Roll' (wraps, sandwiches, salads and soups), and because it's American Craft Beer Week, Wrap-N-Roll will be serving a special beer-centric menu.

Saturday, May 17 -  American Craft Beer Week: SPECIAL HOURS & TOURS, Live Music: Frood / Food Truck: Karnage Asada. Because it's American Craft Beer Week and there's so much to pack in at our tasting room and all around town, we are opening up at 11am today, so you can get started early! Our special casks from Friday night will still be on tap, and we'll continue to pour our just-released summer seasonal, Spyhop White IPA. Plus, our food truck, Karnage Asada, will be offering a beer-paired menu, as well as a special menu item using our beer as the featured ingredient in their recipe. Tours will take place every half hour from 11am to 2pm. They are $10/guest and include a 15-minute tour of our facility, as well as a tasting flight of all six of our signature beers plus one of our special brewery exclusive beers.
We'll also be welcoming 'Frood' ("unapologetically pop") to the Tap Room playing live music to go with all the fresh beer and food.

Sunday, May 18 - American Craft Beer Week: SPECIAL HOURS & TOURS. To make the most of American Craft Beer Week, we are opening up on Sunday from 11am to 2pm! Tours will take place every half hour. They are $10/guest and include a 15-minute tour of our facility, as well as a tasting flight of all six of our signature beers plus one of our special brewery exclusive beers.

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

Smartmouth's three flagship beers (Murphy's Law amber ale, Alter Ego saison, and Rule G IPA) are now available in crafty 12-ounce cans.

8 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Sommer Fling German hefeweizen, the New Dream Day hoppy American wheat, Jr. coffee porter, Notch 9 double IPA, and the Green Flash collaboration beer - Man Crush saison. See you soon!

Friday, May 16 - Tasting Room, delicious food from 'Bakehouse at Chelsea.'

Saturday, May 17 - Tasting Room, delicious food from 'Lucky Peach' food truck.  Stockley Gardens Art Festival.  Debut of Beer Can Sculpture by Asa Jackson.

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 Hoptopus double IPA in CANS!  On tap we have for a short time the beast - Kraken, a Monstrously Hopped Triple IPA, as well as Oceanus Aurum Honey Rye Saison, Hammerhead IPA, Zephyr, Riptide, Hurricane, Ghost Ship, Fire At Sea, Diablo, No Quarter, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!

Friday, May 16 - Hoppy Friday specials. Taste of the Tropics Food truck serving fresh BBQ starting at 3pm.

Saturday, May 17 - Plan on a special cask of 'Fire At Sea' smoked coffee porter with cinnamon sticks and local food truck 'Wrap-N-Roll' serving from 12-4 pm with dishes designed to pair fantastically with our ice cold brews, then Taste of the Tropics takes over!

YOUNG VETERAN'S BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453)
Tasting Hours: Mon-Thu 1500-2000, Fri 1500-2300, *Sat 1200-2300, *Sun 1200-2000
High Speed - High Quality. Veteran Owned and Operated.
New Summer Hours and Events*  Military Discount - 15% with valid ID

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!

ITS OFFICIALLY CRAFT BEER WEEK! We have specials like crazy this week, folks. Our pints are ranging from $2-$4 and our Growler fills are crazy discounted too! This is the week to bombard our taproom and take advantage of our Craft Beer Week Specials!

Friday, May 16 - Local Food Truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.

Saturday, May 17 - local food truck 'Wrap-N-Roll' serving from around 5 - 9 pm with dishes designed to pair fantastically with our ice cold brew, then STOGIE AND STOUT NIGHT from 17-2100. Bring in a cigar and get a beer discount.*

Sunday, May 18 - The Coop (Breakfast Sandwiches)*

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 three new beers; 'Steal Pier Lager',  'Atlantic Ave IPA', and 'Blonde Betty Belgium Blond'!  THE NEW IPA AND BLOND WHERE BREWED RIGHT HERE ON NORFOLK AVE AND TASTE AWESOME !!!!

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 w/ Stuft - Not Your Average Street Food. Brewery Tours Wed through Sat.

On Tap: Black Forest Ale, Porter, Oktoberfest, English IPA, Imperial Pale Ale, Golden Ale, Winter Scotch, and Larry's Lemonade!

Friday, May 16 - Food Truck Friday, 4:30 pm.  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)!

Saturday, May 17 - Bull 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 celebrates American Craft Beer Week with 43 Hours of USA! I've been stock piling special kegs for this one!

Friday, May 16 - 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! This week we welcome Panavoir with some retro, all-American classics. This will celebrate our 3rd Anniversary of our collaborations together!! and Perennial Mini Tap Takeover with special guests, owners Phil and Emily! (7 pm)
Tonight!! Mini Tap Takeover by Perennial Artisan Ales with special guests owners Emily and Phil Wymore at 7 pm! PLUS Panavoir will be here serving Artisan Brew Dogs!

Saturday, May 17 - American Craft Beer Week Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.

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.

Friday, May 16: American Craft Beer Week Tap Takeover - Terrapin, Ommegang, Stone, Devil's Backbone, New Belgium and Heavy Seas

Live music: Friday, Borderline Crazy Trio 9 pm; Saturday, Jackson LeBeau 9 pm

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: Natty Green's Buckshot Amber Ale, Matt's Burning Rosids, an imperial cherrywood smoked saison, a specialty beer from Stone; Stillwater Existent, an American farmhouse ale - Big and bold, deep and dark, EPIC Brewing's Escape to Colorado IPA - Big, fruity hop aromas.

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, May 16 - Ladies Night. Live Music: Rip Chord

Saturday, May 17 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music: Ray Meeks Band

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

Friday, May 16 - Andrew from Sam Adams got some pretty awesome kegs lined up for their Pint Night.

Saturday, May 17 - Left Hand and Blue Mountain will be here for their Pint Nights. We will be featuring Blue Mountain's new Hopwork Orange IPA.

NORFOLK TAPROOM (Corner of Granby & Main Streets, Downtown Norfolk, VA)
Hours: Mon - Fri: 2:00 pm - 2:00 am, Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Friday, May 16 - Foothills Brewing Steal the Pint, w/ Live Music by Kevin Brinson

Sat/Sun, May 17/18  - Norfolk Beer Fest, let us be your official pre-game and post-party spot

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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