Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This Week’s Tidewater VA Brew Happenings

Support your local Brewers!
"a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy"
- Benjamin Franklin

Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Wed, July 16 - Steal the Glass Night w/ Cisco Sankaty Light, 5:00 pm, the Birch, West Ghent (Chelsea), Norfolk. We will be featuring Sankaty Light on draft for this Steal the Glass Night! First draft in Virginia! The brewery Rep Mike will also be in the house for Wednesday Night Beer Education.
Thu, July 17 - AltDaily.com presents: “Animal House”, at the Naro expanded Cinema, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA.  John Belushi at his most fratabulous.  Best Toga Costume Contest with prizes from local businesses.  O’Connor Brews will be sold in the theater to benefit the Muse Writers Center. 
Thu, July 17 - ‘Red Sails and Ales’ w/ St. George Brewery, on American Rover, 7-9:00 pm, departing Waterside Marina, Norfolk. Join us the third Thursday of every month for a craft beer tasting. A representative from the Brewery will be on board to discuss the brewing process while you enjoy a smooth sunset cruise under sail on the Elizabeth River. A barbecue dinner from Beach Bully and live music by Steve Forss are also included. $40 per person (Ages 21 and up).
Thu, July 17 - Pint Night w/ Blue Mountain Brewery, 5-8:00 pm, The Public House, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA.
Thu, July 17 - Steal the Pint Night w/ SweetWater Brewing, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. What’s better on a hot day than a cold beer? Yup, not much… We are excited to welcome SweetWater Brewing Company to the Taphouse! Live music from 7-10 w/ Josh Meeks & the Dearhearts!
Fri, July 18 - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Launch Party, 5:30 pm, 80/20 Burger Bar, Ghent, 21st St, Norfolk, VA. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery is a water-conscious, biologically friendly farm brewery carefully crafting Belgium-style beers and growing hops, barley and other adjuncts. We’ll have three of their brews on draft: Magic Beaver a Belgian Pale Ale, Short Pump Saison a Virginia Farmhouse Ale, and Three Chopt Tripel a hoppy Tripel.
Fri, July 18 - Steal the Glass & Tap Takeover, feat. Strangeways Brewing, 7:00 pm, Keagan’s Irish Pub and Sports Bar, Glen Allen, VA. Come grab a pint of Strangeways beer and take the glass home. We’ll have live music that night from ‘Rocketknife’ and plenty of Strangeways beers to choose from!
Thu, July 24 - Steal the Pint Night w/ Blue Mountain Brewery, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. Join us in the Taphouse with Blue Mountain Brewery & live music with Lovecats!

Local Brewery Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, New Taproom* (211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, VA 23517)
* New Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 4-8:00 pm, Fri 4-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00 pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm
Finally we have all of our Flagship Beers now on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, and S-Turns Saison.
Wed, July 16 - VINYL NIGHT. We’re back again with Vinyl Night, so bring in a record or just jam to the great tunes we got playing in the tap room.
Thu, July 17 - Every Thursday is THIRSTY THURSDAY in the tasting room from 4 to 7pm. EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF FOR EVERYONE. No reason, just cuz. Yeah, you’re welcome.
Fri, July 18 - 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 ‘Glasgow Kiss’ (Celtic) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food by ‘Hashi’ (Southern/Asian Fusion) from 4-8 pm.
Sat, July 19 - On Saturdays now we’re open from noon to nine, and we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘The Muckrakes’ (bluegrass, rock, folk, indie) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from ‘Bobby Q Filipino Grill’ from 3-8 pm.
Sun, July 20 - It’s Service Industry Night at OBC from 3 to 6 pm every Sunday night, so if you work in the restaurant, hospitality or service industry, you get 50% off everything.

SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, Tasting Room (West Ghent: 1309 Raleigh Ave #300, Norfolk, VA 23507)
Tasting Room Hours: Wed-Fri 4:30 - 8:00 pm, Sat 12:00 - 7:00 pm
* Sat - Discounted Growler Fills from 12-2 pm
* Sat - Free Brewery tours on the hour, 2-6 pm
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.
5 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Sommer Fling Hefeweizen, Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Notch 9 Double IPA! See you soon!
Wed, July 16 - Tasting Room, New Beer! Chelsea Proper - English Special Bitter Release Party. We’ll also be having a Chelsea Proper firkin with Willamette hops and Bro’s Fish Tacos will be serving up what else but … FISH n CHIPS!
Thu, July 17 - Tasting Room, delicious street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, July 18 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Wrap-n-Roll’ food truck!
Sat, July 19 - Tasting Room, Live Music from ‘Sharkophagus’, and delicious food from ‘Bobby Q - Filipino Grill’ food truck.

BEACH BREWING COMPANY, (Oceana: 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453)
Taproom Hours: Tue-Thu 3-7:00 pm, Fri 3-9:00 pm, Sat 12-9:00 pm, Sun 1-6:00 pm
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.
On tap - FRESH batch of Ghost Ship Citra Pale, Icarus Farmhouse Red, Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Hammerhead IPA, Hoptopus Double IPA, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, July 18 - Hoppy Friday! All drafts discounted and eats from Hearth & Peel Pizza (wood-fired) starting at 3 pm!
Sat, July 19 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, July 20 - Growler Power hours, 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! 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 out back!
Fri, July 18 - Local food truck ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, July 19 - Local food truck ‘No Brick Grill’ 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.

BACK BAY BREWING COMPANY, Brand New Taproom (Oceanfront: 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451)
New Taproom Hours: Thu 3-10 pm, Fri 3 pm-12 am, Sat 12n-12 am, Sun 12n-8 pm
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 !!!!
* Barrels and firkins and brews…Oh My! Yes beer fans, we will be starting our barrel program shortly. Along with that, we will also begin “Firkin Fridays” starting July 25th!
Wed, July 16 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Wed, July 16 - Supporting WRV for the “Trade Masters Showcase”, 7:00 pm with Lunasea serving Orange Crush, Sailor Jerry, and Back Bay Brewing specials! Come grab a FREE BACK BAY BEER GLASS and FREE APPETIZERS! ‘Barry Clark’ will be entertaining all evening! Step up your street cred with some fresh art and snag some sweet silent auction items and sleep a li’l more soundly knowing that you helped a good cause.
Thu, July 17 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, July 18 - New Beer Release: We are introducing “Honey Blue Blue” golden ale this Friday. It’s a clean easy drinking golden ale with locally sourced honey and blueberries.

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!
Thu, July 17 - Join us on the schooner “American Rover” from Town Point Park in Norfolk for the monthly “Red Sails and Ales” evening beer Cruise!
Fri, July 18 - Food Truck Friday, 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)!

Last, but hopefully not least -
BIG UGLY BREWING COMPANY, (1296 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA)
Big. Bold. Barrel-aged. Beers. Big Ugly is Chesapeake’s first microbrewery. We plan on revolutionizing our town one beer at a time.
We appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm for Big Ugly Brewing! In an effort to fulfill our vision of bringing you Big Bold Beer, we have launched a Kickstarter campaign. Please check us out through the link below, consider supporting us and share this with your friends and family. Cheers!

Other Local Brew and 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.
** Next Week (22-26 July): 43 Hours of B. United!!! A whole week dedicated to B. United International, the importer that brings in some of our favorite breweries such as Schneider, Kiuchi Hitachino, BFM, Baladin, Del Borgo, Alvinne, and so many more!
Wed, July 16 - 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! This Week it’s ‘Cisco Sankaty Light Steal the Glass Night’. First draft in Virginia! The brewery Rep Mike will also be in the house!
Thu, July 17 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, July 18 - 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!
Sat, July 19 - 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

THE PUBLIC HOUSE, (1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517)
Hours: Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Welcome to The Public House - Ghent’s first “gastropub.” GastroPub - It’s just a fancy word that people invented to describe places that put a creative spin on traditional pub food - and charge you eight bucks for fries. We put a lot of work into creating those spins, though, like making nearly everything in-house and using as many locally or regionally produced products as possible. We hope you enjoy.
Thu, 17 July - Pint Night, w Blue Mountain Brewing, 5 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
New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Gratzer Growler Special: $5 64oz Growler Fills til it’s gone!!!!
Tap Line Up - BFM Bon Chien 13, Beach Brewing SeaDevil Stout, Epic Escape to Colorado, New Belgium/3Floyds Gratzer, Stone RuinTen, Blue Mountain A HopWork Orange.
New Bottle Additions - Boulevard Love Child #4, Sam Adams Tetravis, Licking Hole Creek Magic Beaver, Licking Hole Creek Short Pump, Licking Hole Creek Three Chopt,

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!
Wed, July 16 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music from Brian Sewell, 8 pm.
Thu, July 17 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music from Jackson LeBeau, 9 pm.
Live Music Fri by Jon Friedman & Dahna Rowe, 9 pm; and Sat afternoon from Dave Johnson at 2 pm, and then Lewis McGehee at 9 pm, Sun Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, July 21 - 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.
Drafts: Terrapin - Maggies Farmhouse Peach Ale, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers - Big Daddy IPA, Bell’s - Two Hearted Ale, Steven’s Point - Nude Beach, Starr Hill - Grateful Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada - Summerfest, New Belgium - Snapshot, Sam Adams - Boston Lager, Terrapin - Recreation Ale
Plus a selection of Stone Drafts that are running out: Arrogant bastard, Collective Distortion collaboration IPA, Imperial Russian Stout, Stochasticity Project Quadrotritic-ale Belgian Quadrupel, RuinTen Anniversary IPA, Cali-Belgique IPA, Matt’s Burning Rosids imperial Cherrywood-smoked Saison, Stone “the tiger cub” Saison
Thu, July 17 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, July 18 - Ladies Night. Live Music by The Get Down Band, 9:30 pm
Sat, July 19 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Broke By Sunday, 10 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.
Wed, July 16 - Pizza and a Pint on the Porch, $8

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.

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.

BERRET’S SEAFOOD & TAPHOUSE GRILL, (199 S Boundary St., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185)
Hours: Mon - Sun, 1130 am - 9:30 pm
Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill offers two great dining options in one convenient location. Located in Merchant’s Square, Berret’s serves the freshest local seafood and produce in a relaxed dining environment.

DoG (Duke of Gloucester) STREET PUB, (401 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg, Virginia 23185)
Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am, Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am, Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Williamsburg took the best of England and made it American. Chef David Everett continues the trend with his unique take on the British Gastropub.
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