Thursday, February 12, 2015

Local Brew Happenings Tidewater VA

Thu, Feb 12 -

Young Veterans Brewing Steal the Pint/Tap Takeover Night, Home Republic, 6:00 pm, 328 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. Come out to Home Republic for Tap Takeover Thursday, featuring Young Veterans Brewing Company! Featuring a selection of their awesome beers: Semper Fi PA, Jet Noise DIPA, Pineapple Grenade Hefe, and Night Vision stout. Did we mention it starts during our Happy Hour? 3-7 everyday!

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

Hardywood Park Brewing Tap Invasion, Tubby’s Tavern, 5:00 pm, 2224 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Come enjoy some great beers on tap from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery!

Beer Tasting, Grape & Gourmet, 4:30-7:00 pm, 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach.  Five new beers every week! Come see what Gabe is pouring for tonight’s tasting: Evil Twin Sour Bikini, Allagash Black, Allagash Interlude, Allagash Four. . . four malts, four hops, four sugars, four fermentations, and Yeti Espresso Oak Aged . . . it's official . . . you can now have Yeti for breakfast!

HK on the Bay’s Steal the Pint Night, with Port City Brewing, 4600 Lookout Rd, Virginia Beach. We will be pouring selections from our friends on the Potomac, Alexandria’s own Port City Brewing Company - Our Brewery of the month for February: Optimal Wit, Downright Pilsner, Ways & Means Session IPA, and maybe even Colossal 4. Come out and hang with us, eat some good food and drink some great beer.

Burger Night/Thirsty Thursday, O'Connor Brewing Company, 4-8:00 pm, 211 W. 24th St, 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!

Pint Night with Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, The Public House, 5:00 pm, 1112 Colley Ave., Norfolk. Come by, enjoy some great beers, hang with our friends from the brewery, and snag a pint! We'll be pouring their Sixty-One minute IPA, Palo Santo Marron brown ale, and Midas Touch ancient ale. We tap the kegs at 5 pm. See you then!

Pint Night, The Point at Phoebus, 6:00 pm, 30 E. Mellen Street, Hampton. Come try our featured brewery of the month - Devils Backbone. Local craft brews paired with farm to table foods ensures a memorable local experience. We’ll have Devils Backbone Brewing Company’s Smokehouse Bock, The Horror black IPA, and Old Glen their English-inspired Old Ale. Join us as we continue to support local farms and breweries.

Burgers & Beers Pairing, DoG Street Pub, 5-9:00 pm, Merchants’ Square Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg. Chef Carter will perfectly pair beer and burgers for our second Foothills Brewing Slider Night. Three burger sliders paired with Hoppy Medium, Pilot Mountain Pale Ale &…hmm…wonder what we’ll find lying around for a third option? Three burgers and a flight of beer for only $12!

Fri, Feb 13 -

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.

President’s Day Party with Heritage Brewing, Colley Cantina, 5:00 pm, 1316 Colley Ave, Norfolk. Make George and Abe Proud as we tap beers from our friends from Manassas, Heritage Brewing Company: Revolution amber ale, Kings Mountain scotch ale, American Expedition wheat ale, Freedom Isn't Free IPA!

Firkin & Food Truck Friday, O'Connor Brewing Company, 4-9:00 pm, 211 W. 24th St, 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 8pm, enjoy delicious food from ‘Karnage Asada’.

Firkin Friday, Cogans Pizza North, 6:00 pm, 4311 Colley Avenue, Norfolk. On Fridays we tap a cask ale from one of our local Brewers. Come out and enjoy some REAL BEER!!!

Food Truck Friday, St.George Brewing Company, 4:30-8:00 pm, 204 Challenger Way, Hampton. We'll have our favorite food truck - 'Stuft Not Your Average Street Food' on site. 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)!

Sat, Feb 14 -

New beer release, Young Veterans Brewing Company, 12-11:00 pm, Virginia Beach. ‘Green Beret’, a Granny Smith green apple Belgian brewed with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar! Plus we’ll have YVBC Tulip glassware available and great local food from ‘Seoul 757 Taco’.

Beer, Music, n' Grub, Smartmouth Brewing Company, 12-7:00 pm, 1309 Raleigh Avenue #300, Norfolk. From Noon to 2 pm we have doscounted Growler fills; we'll have awesome pise and slices from 'Bodacious Pizza' on site, and from 4:30 - 6:30 pm Live Music from 'It's Hard To Say Band'.

New Beer Release, Alewerks Brewing Company, 12-8:00 pm, 189-B Ewell Road, Williamsburg. It’s going to be a very Bitter Valentine’s Day indeed! We are releasing a limited amount of our Double IPA, Bitter Valentine, fresh out of the tanks. Featuring all of our hoppy options, we’ll also have Drake Tail IPA, Shorty Time session IPA on tap and cask, a new colonial take on IPA called Bristol and of course Chesapeake Pale ale. Stuft- Not Your Average Street Food will be here with tasty food to go with your favorite beer. Live entertainment for most of the day with Caleb and Elijah and possibly others!

Water Street Grille Bitter Valentine Party, 5-11:00 pm, 323 Water Street, Yorktown. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Craft Beer is Cheaper than Dinner for Two! Hate to love Valentine’s Day or is it love to hate Valentine’s Day? Hmmm….either way come check out My Bitter Valentine’s Day party only here at WSG! So ditch that played out cupid and come party with us for an Anti-Valentine’s Day party! Beer and Chocolate pairings, and more. NO worries….Couples ARE welcome!

Sun, Feb 15 -

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

Soul Food Sunday & SIN Night, O'Connor Brewing Company, 12-6:00 pm, 211 W. 24th St, Norfolk. Come chill your hangover ills with some fried chicken and beer! Every third Sunday we welcome Captain Chef Home-style Cooking mobile restaurant to help warm up your weekend. So chow down, drink up, and hang out, from noon to 3 pm, or until the chicken runs out. Also it’s SIN Night, so if you work in a bar or restaurant, we’ve got an exclusive happy hour just for you! Please bring in a recent pay stub as proof that you’re an industry employee.

Crockpot Sunday, Pleasure House Brewing, 6-9:00 pm, 3025 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach. We open at Noon, but starting at 6 pm we bring pot-luck for a charity. 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!

Mon, Feb 16 -

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, Feb 17 -

Abita Brewing Mardis Gras Party & Tap Invasion, Tubby’s Tavern, 3:00 pm, Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Abita Tap Invasion with food & drinks specials all night long!

Sierra Nevada Pint Night, 80/20 Burger Bar, 5:00 pm, Norfolk. Come join us for our Sierra Nevada Pint Night including the Ovila Quad with Plum!
Alpine Beer Company Norfolk Launch Party, The Birch, 5-10:00 pm, 1231 Olney Rd, Chelsea, Norfolk. To welcome another San Diego based craft beer, Featuring 3 Alpine Brewing & 3 Green Flash Brewing Drafts. Line-up: Alpine Nelson, Alpine Duet, Alpine Captain Stout, Green Flash Jibe, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Green Flash Double Stout. Plus Green Flash rep Phil will be in the house!

Wed, Feb 18  -

Councilwoman Shannon Kane’s Beer n’ Bacon Bash, Back Bay Brewing, 5 - 7:00 pm, 614 Norfolk Ave, Virginia Beach. Come meet Chef Bryant from Hell’s Kitchen Season 13. He’s prepared a great bacon-inspired menu, which will go great with flights of Back Bay’s craft brews.

Devils Backbone Brewery Tour Craft Collisions, Craft 60 Ale House, 5:00 pm, 13361 Warwick Blvd, Newport News. Get a handcrafted Burger & pint of any Devils Backbone Craft pint for only $10.

** Special Announcement:

Center OF The Universe [COTU] Brewing Company invades Hampton Roads and Rolls out with a Week Long Party February 23rd-28th!
You’ve asked for it. Some of you have even begged for it. Now its happening. COTU is officially launching into the Hampton Roads area bringing delicious treats such as Pocahoptas IPA, Ray Ray’s Extra Pale Ale and Main St. Virginia Ale. If you are lucky, you might even get a small glimpse of our rare and seasonal lineup featuring Orange is the New Stout, El Duderino, Monkey’s Uncle, and Scotchtown. We heard Hampton Roads likes to party, so we thought a week long party would be in order. See below for an action packed week of meet and greets, steal this, drink that, and an all around celebration of beer. We are excited, and thirsty. Ready or not, here we come!

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