Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hardywood Park Beers Arrive

I've mentioned the new Hardywood Park Brewery a couple of times recently. Richmond-area craft beer fans can now enjoy the beer from this newcomer to the Virginia beer scene. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, which opened in Richmond in September, is now selling its beer at 30 local restaurants.

Brown Distributing Co. delivered the brewery's first keg to Commercial Taphouse on Wednesday. Numerous other local restaurants should have the beer on tap this week, said Eric McKay, the brewery's president and co-founder.

The brewery's first beer is Hardywood Singel, a Belgian abbey-style ale. A pumpkin ale made with local ingredients is due out in about a week.

The beer also will be available in bottles next week at some local retail stores, primarily independent shops, McKay said.
Indeed, all three Richmond-area Capital Ale House locations tapped Hardywood Park Singel yesterday. Singel is a Belgian Abbey-style Blonde Ale. Unfortunately the brewery is not yet distributing in the Fredericksburg area. I inquired of Capital Ale House via their Facebook page about bringing the beer to their Fredericksburg location. In reply they let me know, "We are currently working on a Hardywood Steal the Glass night to have in the near future in Fredericksburg!" I'm looking forward to it.

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