Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekend Tidewater VA Brew Happenings

Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
- Benjamin Franklin
Saturday, 14 June - New Town Summer Fest 2014, New Town Williamsburg. The second annual event, showcasing 10 breweries featuring 20 craft brews. Food available from Cogan’s Deli & Sports Pub, The Corner Pocket, or Center Street Grill. Live music by The Hark. No charge to enter, samples and food are purchased separately.
Saturday, 14 June - Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival: Brew it. Taste it. Sip it. Pork it. Exhibition Hall, Richmond International Raceway Complex. Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE -TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. Includes presentations by BBQ Expert Steven Raichlen, Makers Mark Bourbon Tasting with John Vicker Smith, and a whole hog butchering demo, plus Live Music by - Pat Russell Band, 1 pm; The Stickers, 4 pm.

Pint Nights/Steal the Glass:
Fri, 13 June - O’Connor Beer Dinner, at Vintage Tavern, 7 pm, $49 (+ Tax and Gratuity). Reservations - 238-8808,
Tue, 17 June - Pint Night w/ Breckenridge Brewery, Belmont House of Smoke, Colonial Ave., Norfolk.
Thu, 19 June - Steal the Pint Night w/ Heavy Seas Brewing, at Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill, South Boundary Street, Williamsburg, 5 pm. Arrgh! Baltimore’s very own Heavy Seas Beer is coming to Berret’s Taphouse with some brews guaranteed to quench your thirst! Live music with Brian Schultz & of course, $1 oysters ‘til 7 pm.
Thu, 26 June - Heavy Seas Firkin Night, at 80/20 Burger Bar, 21st St. Ghent, Norfolk, 6 pm.

Local Brew Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, New Taproom* (211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517) 
* New Taproom Hours: Fri 4-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm
Our Six Flagship Beers on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, Norfolk Canyon pale ale, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, as well as seasonals and small specialty batches
— To ease the pain of our beer shortage, we’re putting up THREE GUEST TAPS Friday and Saturday: Young Veterans Brewing Company’ Pineapple Grenade (Hefe), Beach Brewing Co.’s Hoptopus (Double IPA), and Back Bay Brewing’s Steel Pier Lager.
Friday, June 13 - 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 ‘Brian Shultz’ (Rock Singer/Songwriter), and Delicious Latin Asian fusion street food from ‘Karnage Asada’, as well as food pairings by Artisan’s Bakery & Cafe.
Saturday, June 14 - On Saturdays we open at noon 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 ’ The Dharma Initiative (groove, soul, R&B, rock, jam band. very difficult to reduce to any one genre!), and street food by ‘Lucky Peach’ (wraps, salads, sandwiches).

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 heffeweizen, the New Dream Day hoppy American wheat, Jr. coffee porter, and the New Bandwagon - Mosaic Pale Ale with only Mosaic Hops! See you soon!
Friday, June 13 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck.
Saturday, June 14 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ and ‘Sofrito’ food trucks.
Saturday, June 14 - New Town Summer Fest, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Sunday, June 15 - Tasting Room, Dad Rocks Father’s Day Fundraiser for Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Join us from 2-5pm at Smartmouth Brewing for an afternoon of craft beer, local barbeque, music and kids activities in honor of Dad. Proceeds will benefit Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Tickets include: 2 Adult beer tickets for Smartmouth Tasting Room, BBQ lunch and soft drinks, Music, Teeny Tiny Petting Zoo, Face Painting & Balloon Art, Raffle Prizes Dad will love! $35/adult and $15/children

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.
Been busy canning more Hoptopus double IPA! On tap - Loggerhead Honey Pale Ale, an Amarillo pale brewed with wildflower honey! Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Oceanus, Zephyr, Unwitting Servant, Fire At Sea, Hoptopus, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
— A shoutout to our friends over at O’Connor Brewing Co. for throwing up a guest tap of ours at their place this weekend; if you’re in Norfolk, they’ll be pouring Hoptopus on Friday and Saturday! Cheers!
Friday, June 13 - World Cup in the Tap Room, and Kapamilya’s serving up delicious Filipino cuisine starting at 3 pm.
Saturday, June 14 - We’ll tap a special cask of Hammerhead IPA with lemongrass and pink sea salt! We’ll have CXB BBQ and Eats serving up tasty barbeque at 1 pm!
Sunday, June 15 - Father’s Day: Treat Dad right with fresh beer, and eats from Lucky Peach, starting at 1pm! We’ll have ?growler power hours? from 2-4 pm, with discounts on all growler and grenade fills!

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.
Military Discount - 15% with valid ID
Now on Draft! The Limited ‘Beach Stormer’ D-Day Black Rye IPA, 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, June 13 - Local food truck ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Saturday, June 14 - Local food truck ‘Surfside Mobile’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500, then Stogie & Stout Night from 17-2100. Bring in a cigar and get $2 off your first beer.
Sunday, June 15 - Local food truck ‘CXB BBQ and Eats’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting 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, ‘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 !!!!
Saturday, June 14 - Logstradamus Surf Competition After-Party! Bands and DJs start around 8 pm

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. 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, June 13 - Food Truck Friday, w/ “Leilani’s Lunchbox”, 4:30- 8:00 pm. 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)!
Saturday, June 14 - Bull Island Barbecue.

Other Local Brew Pub Happenings:
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! Happy Hour every Fri-Sat 3-5 pm.
Friday, June 13 - 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, June 14 - Growler Fills and Draft Flight specials.

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
24 Beers on draft and over a hundred other beers from here, there, and everywhere.
Happy Hour from 5 - 7 pm
Friday, June 13 - Live music by Paul Jarman, 9:30 pm
Saturday, June 14 - Live music by Vince Kornegay, 10 pm

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
Bruery Sucre Bottles are in stock (Extremely limited amount), Anderson Valley Gose cans and 2013 BFM Bon Chien 1.5L Bottles are in, as well as Avery Rufus Corvus!!!!! (Very Limited Supply)
On Tap - Terrapin Tangerine Dreamsicle, Terrapin Recreation Ale, Terrapin Monks Revenge, Green Flash Road Warrior, Green Flash West Coast IPA

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.
Growlers now Available!
Live Music: Fri - Brian Sewell; Sat - John Friedman & Justin Humpleby; Sun - Open Mic w/Jon and Justin
Monday, June 16 - Military Mondays, 50% off your meal with valid ID

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.
This Week’s Drafts: 21st Amendment- Hell or High Watermelon Ale, Allagash- Interlude, Sierra Nevada- Summerfest, Anderson Valley- Summer Solstice Ale, New Belgium- Snapshot, Sam Adams- Summer Ale, Terrapin- Moonray Side Project
Friday, June 13 - Ladies Night. Live Music
Saturday, June 14 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music

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: Robert Johnson’s Hellhound big American double IPA, 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.
Saturday, June 14 - Your Music Show presents: Outta The Furnace, Creek Don’t Rise, and Frood, 10 pm

THE BIER GARDEN, (438 High St., Portsmouth, VA)
Hours: (Dining) Tue-Thu: 11 am - 9 pm, Fri-Sat: 11 am - 10 pm, Sun: 12-9 pm; (Bar) 7 days a week until 2 am
Family owned and operated by the Osfolk family since 1997, The Bier Garden is a German restaurant and bar, combining authentic Bavarian cuisine with a stellar European beer selection and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you enjoy yourself in one of our two cozy indoor dining rooms, relax on our popular patio, or spend time with friends at the bar you are sure to feel at home. Come in and experience a bit of old world charm and gemutlichkeit with The Bier Garden family.

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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