Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Tidewater VA Brew Happenings

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


Brew/Beer Fests:
Sun, Aug 3- DoG Street Pub Craft Beer Festival 2014. Featuring Virginia Breweries. 23 breweries, 46 different taps, 9 cask ales, gourmet food from the Chefs of the Trellis, Blue Talon Bistro & us. Rain or shine - tented event. Tickets: Food only - $15, Beer only - $35, Food & beer combo - $40, All tickets $5 more the day of the event. Live music from Blue Ribbon. Raffle to benefit canine charities. email: contact@dogstreetpub.com for more info.

Steal the Pint/Glass Nights:
Wed, July 30 - Starr Hill Northern Lights Steal the Pint, 7:00 pm, The Halligan Bar, Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA. A classic American-style India Pale Ale, Northern Lights weighs in at 52 IBUs and 6.5% ABV. Characterized by its full-flavored bitterness and poignant citrus-floral aroma, a perfect blend of barley and hops make this a very balanced IPA. For the craftbrew connoisseur, Northern Lights is a deliciously crafted piece of the heavens. So come and enjoy and glass and take it with you. No seriously you can take it with you.
Thu, July 31 - Pint Night w/ Terrapin Brewing, 5:00 pm, The Public House, Colley Ave, Norfolk, VA. Featuring Recreation Session Ale, and Rye Cubed Imperial Rye Ale.
Thu, July 31 - Steal the Pint Night w/ Champion Brewing, 5:00 pm, Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse, Williamsburg. One of Charlottesville’s newest breweries, Champion Brewing Company will be on hand & live music from Stephanie Cash, 7-10 pm!!
Thu, July 31 - Tap Takeover w/ O’Connor Brewing, 5:00 pm, Tubby’s Tavern, Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA. O’Connor Brewing Co. comes to the Beach to takeover Tubby’s Tavern on thirsty Thursday and to kick-off Craft Beer Month! $3 Pints, $11 Pitchers, 1/2 OFF Appetizers (featuring Drunken Clams made with El Guapo IPA), and FREE LIVE MUSIC by Micah Spruill.
Sat, Aug 2 - Devil’s Backbone Steal the Pint, 11th Street Taphouse Bar & Grille, 11st St (Oceanfront), Virginia Beach, VA.

Local Brewery Happenings:
O’CONNOR BREWING COMPANY, 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
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, and O’Conner Dry Irish Stout.
Wed, July 30 - 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 31 - 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, Aug 1 - O’Connor’s Pintathlon Kickoff Party! Every Friday in August, we will offer two or more special pins created by our brewers especially for this month-long endurance event, which we have dubbed the Pintathlon. Pintathletes-guests who have drunk from each pin over the course of the month-will be awarded at the OBC Brewers Battle Royale at the end of the month. It’s also TGIF! What better way to start your weekend than with live music, street food and fresh, tasty beers! This week we welcome ‘Dan Pellegrino’ (singer/songwriter) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food by ‘Colley Cantina’ Pop-Up Restaurant from 4-8 pm.
Sat, Aug 2 - 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 ‘Mack Against The Wall’ (Reggaebilly) from 5-8 pm, and tasty food from ‘CXB BBQ & Eats’ from 3-8 pm.
Sun, Aug 3 - 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 (please bring a recent pay stub), you get 50% off everything.

SMARTMOUTH BREWING COMPANY, 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.
6 beers on tap including seasonals; The New Sommer Fling Hefeweizen, Alter Ego Saison, Murphy’s Law American Amber Ale, Rule G IPA, Notch 9 Double IPA, and Chelsea Proper Special Bitter! See you soon!
Wed, July 30 - Gordon Biersch, Town Center, VB. Beer Release - Collaboration Brew (GB/SM) Imperial Pale Lager!
Thu, July 31 - Tasting Room, delicious street tacos from ‘Karnage Asada’ food truck.
Fri, Aug 1 - Tasting Room, Beer Release - Missing Digit Hemp IPA in honor of National IPA Day and Jerry Garcia’s Birthday! Delicious food from ‘Wrap-N-Roll’ food truck, and Live Music by ‘Second Chance’!
Sat, Aug 2 - Tasting Room, Live Music by ‘Mercy Creek’ (4:30-6:00 pm) and delicious food from ‘Bro’s Fish Tacos’ food truck (12-7:00pm).
Sun, Aug 3 - Tasting Room, Craft Brewed Comedy Show (4-7:00 pm), Standup returns to Smartmouth Brewing with the Laughmeister Comedy Series. Come enjoy your favorite craft beer while enjoying the comedic stylings of Louis Katz. Louis has appeared on Comedy Central, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and HBO. Join him and local comedians Tim Loulies, Sean Malec, and John Gilbreath for an early evening show.

BEACH BREWING COMPANY, 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 Hoptopus Double IPA, Ghost Ship Citra Pale, Icarus Farmhouse Red, Sandshark Summer Kolsch, Riptide Altbier, Hurricane Wheat, Hammerhead IPA, and Sea Devil Imperial Stout. See you soon!
Fri, Aug 1 - Great food from ‘Kapamilya’s’ starting at 3 pm!
Sat, Aug 2 - We’ll tap a special cask, and match it with great food from ‘Wrap-N-Roll’, serving up eats beginning at 1 pm!
Sun, Aug 3 - Growler Power hours, 2-4 pm, with discounts on all growler and grenade fills!

YOUNG VETERAN’S BREWING COMPANY, 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 Hefeweizen, 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!
Tue, July 29 - Taco Tuesday! Today we will have Tacos for Tuesday! Hooray for Tacos and BEER! Karnage Asada will be hanging out with us! Don’t miss it!
Fri, Aug 1 - Local food truck to pair up with delicious fresh beer, starting around 1500.
Sat, Aug 2 - Local food truck 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, 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”!
Wed, July 30 - Cult Classic Movie Night!
Thu, July 31 - Vinyl Night! Spinning records starting at 7 pm, sponsored by Vinyl Daze Record Shop.
Fri, Aug 1 - First “Firkin Friday”! Come out and enjoy some Cask Ale as we release “Bad Mother Ducker”. Our latest release in an American Strong Ale coming in at 8.7%. Strong notes of caramel and plums alongside abrasive hops. We only have one firkin that will be tapped at 3pm and when it’s gone it’s gone.

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!
Tue, July 29 - Thirsty Taco Tuesday, with 4:30 to 8:00 pm with “Sofrito, The Rockin Rican” Food Truck. What a great way to spend a Tuesday evening with great food, great beer and great times.
Fri, Aug 1 - 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)!

Up and Coming -
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!
Sat, Aug 2 - Meet and Greet, 12-4:00 pm. Owners Shawn C.S. Childers and James “Jim” Lantry will welcome visitors, grill food and give limited tours. They’re also hoping to jump-start their Kickstarter campaign. They can’t serve beer just yet. The brewery’s federal licensing process isn’t complete. They’ll also sell T-shirts, bottle openers and other beer-related goods.

PLEASURE HOUSE BREWING, Coming soon to Shore Drive, 3025 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach, VA
Anticipated Hours (after we have gov’t approval): Thu 4-9:00 pm, Fri 4-11:00 pm, Sat 12-11:00 pm, Sun 12-9:00 pm
At Pleasure House Brewing we are passionate about two things: making great beer and serving our community!
Opening tap list: 4-16 Double IPA, Southern Cross XPA, Summer Citrus Saison, Billy’s Best Bitter, Dawn Patrol Single! email: info@pleasurehousebrewing.com, Phone: 757-PHBrews

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.
The 43 Hours of B. United was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out, we still have a great selection of their beers including a rare opportunity to compare barrel aged beers with their base beers! We have 5 offerings: Harviestoun Old Engine Oil aged in 2 Whiskey 2 Wine Barrels, De Glazen Toren Canaster aged in Grappa Barrels, Kiuchi Commeorative aged in Pazzo Barrels, Bahnhof Berliner Weiss aged in Red Wine Barrels, BFM Bon Chien aged in Champagne Barrels. Flights of all of the barrel aged beers are also available!
Tue, July 29 - Cards Against Humanity, starting at 7:00 pm
Wed, July 30 - 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!
Thu, July 31 - Cheesemonger Thursday, with special platter offerings.
Fri, Aug 1 - 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, Aug 2 - 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.
Got some sweet new cans from Caldera Brewing Company out of Ashland, Oregon, just in time for the weekend. This is some super tasty stuff here and can conditioned to perfection so come out and try a few.
Thu, 31 July - Pint Night w/ Terrapin Brewing!

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 - Del Ducato Nuova Mattina, Alewerks Shorty Time, Great Divide HeyDay, Young Veterans Big Red Rye, Terrapin Guano Loco, 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 30 - Wine-Down Wednesdays, 50% off select wine. Live Music from Acoustic James, Swell Luck, 9 pm.
Thu, July 31 - Virginia Craft Beer Night, $3 Pints of local and regional beers. Live Music from Mike Gombas, 9 pm.
Live Music Fri by Brian Sewell, 9 pm; and Sat afternoon from Maggie Says at 2 pm, and then Joe Gosman at 9 pm, Sun afternoon with Matt Holloman, 2 pm; then Open Mic w/ Jon & Justin, 10 pm
Mon, Aug 4 - 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
Thu, July 31 - Craft Beer Night, 50% off Drafts!
Fri, Aug 1 - Ladies Night. Live Music by Nature’s Child, 9:30 pm
Sat, Aug 2 - Locals Night, 15% off food order with proof. Live Music by Jacob Vanko, 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 30 - 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.
A bar with the amount of beer we have probably doesn’t need to serve food like delectable tuna sashimi, but we do…
Live Music Sat, Aug 2 - Major and the Monbacks, and the Southern Belles (RVA)!

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.
Bier Garden Draft List: A’Chouffe Houblon, Alvinne Podge Stout, Ayinger Brau Weisse, Ayinger Celebrator, Ayinger Maibock, BFM Bon Chien, Bosteels Karmeliet Triple, Chimay Premier, Friesisches Jever Pils, Gaymber Blackthorn Cider, Lindemans Framboise, Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold, Mannaken Pis Wit, O’Haras Irish Stout, Schneider Aventinus, Schneider Aventinus Eisbock, Schneider HopfenWeisse, St. Bernardus ABT 12, Stone Ruin Ten IPA, Stone Saison, Van Steenberge Gulden Draak, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout

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.
A public service announcement: our oysters are just $1 each during happy hour. Raw or steamed, Monday thru Friday 4 til 7!
Weekend Live Music: Fri - The Harris Simon Trio, 7 pm; Sat - The Billy Joe Trio, 7 pm!

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.
Just tapped AleWerks Brewing Company White & we have a flight of 3 refreshing Summer brews 3 for 2. While supplies last. And…Morning Wood, the oak aged coffee amber ale from Local Option in Illinois.
New sliders every Thursday paired with 3 craft brews, 5-9pm

Drink Happy - Be Safe

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