News in the World of Richmond Craft Brews
HARDYWOOD WEST CREEK
Same great beer, new great digs
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s third location opens to the public in February, with grand opening scheduled for April 6-8. The impressive new building, housing both 60-barrel brewery and a 4,000-square-foot tasting room, shows off the cedar siding on the exterior and pine and cedar walls and ceiling inside. Windows provide generous natural light. More to the point are the two dozen taps at the downstairs bar (plus more in the second-floor taproom), serving the flagships Singel, Pils and VIPA, favorites such as Great Return and Cream Ale, and seasonals like Gingerbread Stout, Virginia Blackberry and Peach Tripel. The Goochland location includes an outdoor patio overlooking Tuckahoe Creek. Bocce courts, amphitheater and a trail system are in the works. Hardywood’s Richmond and Charlottesville locations will continue to brew and serve beer.
820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Henrico
INTERMISSION BEER CO.
Take a break at the new brewery near Virginia Center Commons
Since Intermission co-owners Justin and Courtney White met in VCU’s theater program, a theatrical-themed décor complements the diversity of beers on the playbill. You can applaud the traditional malty English Mild, balanced Pale Ale, smoky Smoky Wheat, hoppy West Coast-style IPA, lightly sweet and roasty Milk Stout or Irish Red Ale. Try a flight for a medley of the styles. The brewery also offers regular events, including game night, trivia night, sketch comedy and movies on the projection screen.
10089 Brook Road, Glen Allen