Thursday, August 21, 2008

Beer Geek Week at Capital Ale House, Richmond

All three Richmond area Capital Ale House locations will be participating in the annual Beer Geek Week 2008, August 25th-31st. Jacob Brunow from Capital Ale House emailed this tapping schedule. There are quite a number of interesting beers in the lineup.

Unfortunately the Fredericksburg Capital Ale House location isn't open yet. It is my understanding that a November opening is targeted, and staff training is scheduled to begin next month. Perhaps next year there will be four locations participating in Beer Geek Week!

Monday, August 26th@ Capital Ale House INNSBROOK
NIGHT OF IMPERIAL DARKNESS
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout? (in current lead) 2007 poured through the coffee filled Randall (Caffirandall) in all its jittery glory
5:00pm- Hitachino Espresso Stout 2008
6:00pm- Bells Expedition 2007 & Ommegang Chocolate Stout 2007
7:00pm- Weyerbacher 13th 2008
8:00pm- Oskar Blues Ten Fidy 2008

Tuesday, August 26th@ Capital Ale House ALL LOCATIONS
STEAL THE GLASS NIGHT- TBA

Wednesday, August 27th@ Capital Ale House INNSBROOK
NACHT, STOCK & 3 DELICIOUS BARRELS
5:00pm De Dolle Stille Nacht 2007, One of the highest gravity beers of Belgium
5:30pm JW Lees Harvest Calvados Aged Wooden Lined FIRKIN
6:00pm North Coast Old Stock Ale 2008
7:00pm Blue Mountain Dark Hallow 2008 Local and Barrel Aged
8:00pm Hitachino XH 2008 Aged in Sake Barrels

Thursday, August 28th@ Capital Ale House DOWNTOWN
ATTACK OF THE HOP HEADS!
Tapping of the Weyerbacher Simco Double Hop FIRKIN!
5:00pm- Bells Hop Slam 2008
6:00pm- Dogfish 120 Through the Randall The Enamel Animal
7:00pm- Dogfish Burton Baton 2008
8:00pm- Smuttynose Big A IPA 2008
Plus a few Surprises!

Friday, August 29th@ Capital Ale House MIDLOTHIAN
GOOD BREWS COME IN SMALL BATCHES
Limited edition and small batch brews. These we had to beg for!
Tapping of the Harvieston Ola Duhba 30 year FIRKIN (Very few of these in existence)
5:00pm Wintercoat Double Hop IPA 2008 (Only keg that made it into VA)
6:00pm Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 2008 (12% Imperial Brown Ale aged on santo wood from Paraguay)
7:00pm Smuttynose Farmhouse 2008 & Smuttynose Maibock 2008 (only ones in Richmond)
8:00pm Franches Montagnes Abbey De Bon Chien 2007 (one of the most complex and rare beers you will ever taste!)

Saturday, August 30th@ Capital Ale House DOWNTOWN
HAPPY BIRTH DAY STONE BREWING!
Join us in celebrating a belated Birthday to one of our favorite west coast breweries!
6:00pm Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Stout 2008
7:00pm Stone 11th Anniversary Black IPA 2007
8:00pm Stone 10th Anniversary Double IPA 2006 & a toast to Stone
Plus a few surprises!

Sunday, August 31st@ Capital Ale House INNSBROOK
GRAVITY CALAMITY
5:00pm Lagunitas Brown Shugga 2006
6:00pm JW Lees Harvest 2006
7:00pm Dogfish Head Fort 2008
8:00pm Bells 3rd Coast Old Ale 2008

Other potential interesting items that will be tapped:

A Wooden Lined Firkin of Regenboog Kerst this keg. It is so delicate that it has to be rotated every few days so the wooden Keg doesn't get dry and crack. This 12% treat has been sitting in this wooden FIRKIN since February. Either poured on Weds or Sun.

We might get a special green hopped version of Blue Mountain Full Nelson to pour through cask. Its being made currently and won't be ready until a day before. If ready will be tapped on Thursday Downtown.

A special Legend Cask dry hopped with local hops from the "Hop Man" Lindsay Weiford's back yard! Thanks Lindsay! If ready will be tapped on Thursday Downtown.

2 comments:

  1. Wow - what a nice line-up of beers for Beer Geek Week! Sounds like a really good time. Wish I was nearby to attend that. Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Hope everything is doing well with you.

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  2. I keep going back and re-reading that post myself. :-) I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend, but it sure does look like fun.

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