It’s been a year since we opened our doors to RVA and to say it’s been great is an understatement for sure. We have been incredibly well supported and watched our vision and goal for this brewery take shape and become an actual thing. Pretty surreal honestly.
Anyway, our 1st Anniversary weekend is upon us.
For Friday April 10th, the tasting room will run pretty much as it usually does with one double winged taloned exception:
Open at 4pm with Propane BBQ Food Truck and the Cary Street Ramblers taking the stage at 7pm – Double Falcon Smash Release – the love for our first ever raptor continues with this double IPA that follows the blueprint of Falcon Smash IPA– slightly more malt, lots more dextrose, topped off with an obscene poundage of double dry hops, and potently fresh. 8% ABV, 90IBU draft and growler fills only.
Saturday April 11th 12pm-10pm – Nectar and Knife DIPA 22oz bottles and draft. 1st Anniversary Ale - Saison Brett bottle only release, and a seperate Brett Saison – single hop draft only tapping at 2pm. Cultured Swine and Sausage Fest will be serving up food. Boxwave plays at 7pm.
Some direction on how we plan to serve you throughout the day on Saturday:
- Wrist bands – all patrons over 21 wanting to consume onsite beer (no bottles, no growlers) will be greeted at our front door on Foushee Street to have their ID checked and wrist band issued.
- Beer Tickets and Bottle Sales Table – as you enter our building after receiving your wristband, you’ll see a table to the left of the bar staffed by dedicated TCB team members:
- Drink Tickets – one draft pour per ticket
- Bottles – Nectar and Knife DIPA, Liberty or Death Porter, and Saison Brett bottles will only be sold at this table starting at 12PM. Each bottle type has a strict 4 bottle per variety per person limit.
After your drink tickets have been secured, move to the bar and one of our skilled beer servers will pour your selection after taking your ticket. Some other noted restrictions we have added only in an attempt to get everyone beer as quickly as we can:
- No sales of any kind at the bar – beer tickets exchanged for draft pours only.
- No growler fills on Saturday only
- No tasting samples or flights either, as this significantly slows down our ability to serve everyone. The whole objective of this post and the Anniversary Party is to make the experience rule as much as possible, and to make it as efficient as possible for you great people to get a beer.
A note about our first ever bottled, brett conditioned Saison –
This beer has been in the bottle for ~ 8 weeks. While the brett character is beginning to show itself in the flavor, aroma, and slightly increased carbonation levels – this particular beer will continue to evolve over the course of several more months depending on what level of brett character you enjoy. More time at room temp will draw out more of that signature brett charm as it goes through fermentation under the stress of bottle conditioning.
Can’t wait to see you all next weekend and thank you for all of the support.