Thursday, January 22, 2015

This Week's Local Tidewater VA Brew Happenings

Pint Nights / Tap Takeovers / Keg Tappings / Food Trucks

Thu, Jan 22 -

New Belgian Brewing Tap Takeover & Pint Night, Home Republic, 6:00 pm, 328 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Come out to Home Republic for a Beer Release and Tap Takeover Thursday, featuring Craft Favorite New Belgium Brewing Company! They'll release the new Slow Ride session IPA, and we'll have their new Portage porter, 1554 black lager, and Ranger IPA on tap. Did we mention it starts during our Happy Hour? 3-7 everyday!

Licking Hole Creek & Sam Adams Tap Invasion, Tubby's Tavern, 5:00 pm, 2224 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Local Virginia brewery Licking Hole Creek Farm Brewery will pair off with Boston's Sam Adams Brewing to take over our taps!

Beer Tasting, Grape & Gourmet, 4:30-7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. We have Ross from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery doing tonight's tasting.

Beer School, The Porch at Whole Foods Market, 6:30 pm, 1800 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach. Beer School on the Porch, featuring Stouts. Taste some great Craft Beer while learning differences in types and flavors. Pay at the door.

HK on the Bay's Steal the Pint Night, with New Belgium Brewing, 4600 Lookout Rd, Virginia Beach. We will be pouring: Fat Tire, Portage Porter (New Belgium's first porter), 1554 black lager (draft only), and Rampant. Come out and hang with Geoff Rifkin, eat some good food and drink some great beer.

Thirsty Thursday/Burger Night, O'Connor Brewing Company, 4-8:00 pm, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk. Every Thursday night is Burger Night with CXB BBQ and Eats! It's also Thirsty Thursday, which means we're offering drink specials on everything served in a pint, flight, or growler. Plus 30% off all merchandise, too. No reason, just cuz. So come hungry and thirsty, cuz it's Thursday!

Evolution Brewing Pint Night, The Public House, 5:00 pm, 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Come by, enjoy some great beers from Evolution Brewing Company of Maryland, hang with our friends from the brewery, and snag a pint! We tap the kegs at 5 pm, and we'll have their Lot 3 IPA, Sprung Seasonal with honey, hibiscus, and chamomile, and Rise Up Coffee Stout. See you then!

Hardywood Park Pint Night, The Point at Phoebus, 6:00 pm, 30 E. Mellen Street, Hampton. For the entire month of January, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery of Richmond, VA will be our featured brewery of the month. Local craft brews paired with farm to table foods ensures a memorable local experience. The only place in Hampton Roads to get Hardywood Pro-AM Porter is Thursday Pint Night at The Point. Be the first of your friends to try this roasty dark chocolate porter and winner of the 2013 Dominion Cup Homebrewer's Competition. Join us as we continue to support local farms and breweries. Did you know Hardywood uses local ingredients in their brewing whenever possible?

Burgers & Beers Pairing, DoG Street Pub, 5-9:00 pm, Merchants' Square Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Chef Carter has perfectly paired tonight's sliders with beers from Hampton's St. George Brewing Co. Three burgers and a flight of beer for only $12: Pickled Red Onions & Welsh Rarebit Cheese Sauce made & paired with Nut Brown Ale, Fried Oyster & Mixed Greens in Mustard Vinaigrette paired with Awe Shucks Oyster Stout, and Chicken Po’Boy with Cole Slaw & Yum-yum Sauce paired with India Pale Ale!

Fri, Jan 23 -

New Beer Release - Diablo Rojo Imperial Red Ale, Beach Brewing Company, 3-9:00 pm, 1505 Taylor Farm Rd., Virginia Beach. Join us for a fresh Cask of Beer while one of our favorite food trucks 'CXB BBQ & Eats' serves up their awesome menu.

Charlotte Hour, Lynnhaven Pub, 5-8:00 pm, 2236 W Great Neck Rd., Virginia Beach. Our good friend Charlotte will be out on the patio sampling some tasty brews. Come by, talk beer with her, and grab a ready brew.

Firkin & Food Truck Friday, O'Connor Brewing Company, 4-9:00 pm, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk. TGIF! Every Friday at the brewery, we offer special casked beers for your tasting pleasure. So they're not really in firkins, but "Cask" doesn't sound as good with "Food Truck" or "Friday." Plus, from 4 to 8 pm, enjoy delicious food from one of our favorite food trucks 'Pizza Bella Vista'.

Firkin Friday, Cogans Pizza North, 6:00 pm, 4311 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Heeeeeeeeeyyyyyy all you beer lovahs . . . Big News! It's Firkin Friday at Cogans North. The One, The Only, The Kevin O'Connor is going to be tapping both cask kegs! O'Connor Brewing Co. Belgian Chocolate Chipotle Stout, & Heavy Seas Beer Crossbones!!!

Food Truck Friday, St. George Brewing Company, 4:30-8:00 pm, 204 Challenger Way, Hampton. End your week off right with 'Stuft- Not Your Average Street Food' and us at the brewery tonight! They've got their Momma's Chinese Chicken Salad Burrito on special this week. Bring a friend the fun starts at 4:30 and runs till 8 pm!

Beer Dinner with Devils Backbone, Vintage Tavern, 6:30 pm, 1900 Governor's Pointe Drive, Suffolk. Join us for a beer dinner with Devils Backbone! This is Vintage's third popular beer dinner, highlighting local Virginia breweries. reception at 6:30, and dinner starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Five courses for $55 plus tax and gratuity. Call the Tavern for tickets (757) 238-8808.

Sat, Jan 24 -

Pizza & Pints, Young Veterans Brewing Company, 12-11:00 pm, 2505 Horse Pasture Rd., Virginia Beach. Local Favorite 'Bodacious Pizza' will be on site to pair up their awesome pies and slices with our delicious fresh beer, starting around 3 pm (1500).

Grub & Tunes, Smartmouth Brewing Company, 12-7:00 pm, 1309 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk. Live Music by 'Vince Kornegay' from 4:30-6:30 pm, and delicious food from Karnage Asada'.

New Beer Release - Cafe Royale, Alewerks Brewing Company, starting at Noon, 189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg. Come join us for the release od our latest Cafe Royale, our bourbon barrel aged imperial coffee milk stout. 4 bottle limit per person, and on draught all day. Come get some of this!

Sun, Jan 25 -

Sunday Brewer Series with Alewerks Brewing, Lager Heads, 5:30 pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3315 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. Come meet the brewers from Williamsburg's Alewerks Brewing Co. and try their beer, it's perfect to be here sipping with a friend.

New Belgium Slow Ride Beer Dinner, Fusion Restaurant & Lounge, 6:30 pm, at the Sheraton Oceanfront, 3501 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach. We are hosting a Beer Dinner by New Belgium on Sunday. $35 includes, appetizer, three courses and four different tasty New Belgium Brewing beers. Our friend Geoff Rifkin will be here to talk about the beer and give away some sweet New Belgium gear. Everyone takes home a free glass! Call 425-9000 to make your reservations today!!!

Crockpot Sunday, Pleasure House Brewing Company, 12-9:00 pm, 3025 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach. We at PHB are happy to announce the commencement of Crockpot Sundays! It works like this here: Up to 4 volunteers bring their best crockpot recipe of food to be served starting at 6 pm. Anyone interested can try a serving of each and vote for their favorite. A donation ($3 suggested as a minimum) for the food goes to the charity featured that week. The volunteer who gets the most "favorite" votes wins a $20 PHB gift card. Serving our community, serving you beer! See you this Sunday!

Peace & Pints Yoga Class, Smartmouth Brewing Company, 10:00 am, 1309 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk.  January's class will be taught by Elizabeth Danse from HotHouse Yoga. No signups required but please arrive at least 5 minutes before 10. Class is free, but donations are requested to benefit local waterways charities.  In 2014, with just 5 classes, we raised more than $650 for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. After the class, refresh with a nice cold beer. Bring your mat, towel and water and we'll provide the sweat and hops.

Mon, Jan 26 -

Pint Night, Park Lane Tavern, 5:00 pm, Peninsula Town Center, Hampton. Our regular Monday Night Pint Night. We'll also have Live Music from Brian Sewell at 6:30 pm.

Tue, Jan 27 -

Heavy Seas Brewing Tap Takeover Tuesday, The Whiskey Kitchen, 6-9:00 pm, 2149 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach. Every Tuesday we invite a local brewery to take over some of our taps with the beers they want to feature. Come in and enjoy a beer with the Brewmaster or the representative of the brewery. Start or add to your cool collection of Brew logo glassware

Wed Jan 28 -

Hardywood Park tap takeover, Colley Cantina, 5-9:00 pm, 1316 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Colley Cantina is doing a Hardywood Park Craft Brewery tap takeover - featuring 5 different Hardywood beers, including their new Raspberry Stout, and Hardywood Singel. Our suggestion, come here early for wings and get here in time for a few pints and then stick around and play some Bingo for Hardywood prizes.


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