Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Weekly Brew Happenings in Tidewater VA

Support your local Brewers!

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


Fri, July 11 - AT&T Summer BrewFest.  TowneBank Fountain Park, Town Point Park, Norfolk. Free & Open to the Public.
Kick off Friday night right with AT&T Summer BrewFest. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and meet your friends in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront where you can sample a wide variety of summer beers from a selection of local, regional, national international breweries.  AT&T Summer BrewFest is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the work week with an extended happy hour and great music at the Fountain. Admission to AT&T Summer BrewFest is free while beer sampling tickets will be available for purchase.
Hours:  5 - 9:00 pm

Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:

Wed, July 9 - Pint Night w/ Exclusive release of Young Veteran’s/Back Bay Brewing’s: ‘Duck and Cover’ German Style Pale Ale, 5:00 pm, The Public House, Colley Ave, Ghent, Norfolk.

Thu, July 10 - Steal the Pint Night w/ Smartmouth Brewing, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. Our local friends from Smartmouth Beer will be on hand to pour some of their tasty brews! Live music 7-10!

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 - '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 - 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!

Local Brewery Happenings:

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 and the New Bandwagon - Mosaic Pale Ale with only Mosaic Hops, and Cowcatcher Milk Stout! See you soon!

Wed, July 9 - Tasting Room, Hump Day!

Thu, July 10 - Tasting Room, delicious street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.

Fri, July 11 - Tasting Room, delicious food from ‘Lucky Peach’ food truck!

Sat, July 12 - Tasting Room, “Ghent Bastille Days" and Mini Street Party, w/ Live Music from ‘Derek Smith’, and delicious food from ‘Malbon’s BBQ’ food truck.

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 12-9:00pm, Sun 12-6:00 pm

Finally Six of our Flagship Beers are now on Tap; Green Can golden ale, Red Nun red ale, S-Turns Saison, El Guapo agave IPA, Great Dismal black IPA, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout, as well as seasonals and small specialty batches

Wed, July 9 - 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 10 - 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 11 - 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 ‘Mercy Creek’ (Folk Rock) from 5-8 pm, and authentic Neapolitan pizza by ‘Pizza Bella Vista’ from 4-8 pm.

Sat, July 12 - On Saturdays now we’re open from noon to nine, and normally from 4 to 8 pm we have live music and food trucks to complement our fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘Wasted Presley’ (cover band) from 5-8 pm, and great local Q by ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ from 3-8 pm.

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.

On tap - Icarus Farmhouse Red, 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!

Fri, July 11 - Great food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’, serving up tasty eats beginning at 3 pm!

Sat, July 12 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘Lucky Peach’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm! 

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 ‘Duck and Cover’ collaboration German pale 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 out back!

Fri, July 11 - Local food truck ‘Wrap-n-Roll’ to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.

Sat, July 12 - Local food truck ‘Karnage Asada’ 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 3-10pm, 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 !!!!

Wed, July 9 - Watch World Cup football, then Cult Classic Movie Night!

Thu, July 10 - Vinyl Night, Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze.

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!

Fri, July 11 - 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)!

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.

Wed, July 9 - 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 ‘Saucony Creek Brewing Company’ Steal The Glass Night. Saucony Brewing Company has been named “Best New Brewer in Pennsylvania” for 2013! The owner Matt will be in the house!

Thu, July 10 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.

Fri, July 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!

Sat, July 12 - 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.

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

Tap Line Up - BFM Bon Chien ‘13, Licking Hole Creek Three Chopt Tripel, Smart Mouth Notch 9, Blue Mountain A Hop Work Orange, New Belgium/Three Floyd’s Gratzer, Founders Rubeaus

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 9 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music from Bryan Dunn, 8 pm.

Thu, July 10 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music by Borderline Crazy Trio, 9 pm.

Live Music Fri by Mike Proffitt & Dana Silvercloud, 9 pm; and Sat by Jon Friedman & Justin Humpleby, 9 pm, Sun Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm

Mon, July 14 - 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: 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

Thu, July 10 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!

Fri, July 11 - Ladies Night. Live Music by Southern Belles, 9:30 pm

Sat, July 12 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Kaboombox, 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 9 - Pizza and a Pint on the Porch, $8

Sun, July 13 - Bonfire Magazine Food Truck Rodeo, 11:00 am

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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