Taproom Events

Hardywood + RVA Mag Present Halloweek 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Oct. 21 - Oct. 31

Richmond Taproom

We are thrilled to present Halloweek 2016 in partnership with RVA Magazine! Enjoy 10 ghoulish days of spooky Halloween events all around Richmond. Check out the Halloweek 2016 event page on Facebook for complete details!

Hardywood Food Truck Court + Bride of Frankenbier

Oct 27, 2016

4:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

In addition to this week's food truck court, we're releasing the MONSTER that is the official beer of Halloweek 2016: Bride of Frankenbier! A new year, a new monster on the loose! This year's Bride is a marriage of our 2016 Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale & 2014 Jim Beam barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout!

A street foodie's delight with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food and more.

Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm Thurs-Sat for new spring hours, last call 9:30) every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited.

This weeks vendors: MoBoDillaz, Goatocado, The Dog Wagon, Boka Tako Truck, Cheezilla's Grilled Cheese, Happy Empanada, Monique's Crepes, Opa Food Truck, JKOGI, Carytown Burgers & Fries, Bonbontruck, Sammich, De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier, Mean Bird, River City Wood Fire Pizza and Hungry Turtle Food Truck

MovieClub Richmond Screening: Pet Cemetary + CONCERT!

Oct 28, 2016

7:00PM - 12:00AM

Richmond Taproom

MOVIE CLUB Richmond and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery kick off Halloween weekend with a screening of the Stephen King classic PET SEMATARY, 1989, directed by Mary Lambert, starting Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Miko Hughes and Stephen King.

Uncanny pre-show vibes will be courtesy of Weird Sailboat (RVA).

A killer line-up of LIVE MUSIC will follow the film, with performances from CHERRY PITS, Christi and Recluse Raccoon.

Plus! Video Fan trivia for prizes.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28. Doors & Weird Sailboat at 7 pm. Movie at 8 pm. Bands after that. Suggested donation $5.

Cherry Pits


Recluse Raccoon

Hardywood Trickery Release!

Oct 29, 2016

1:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Hardywood Trickery is a limited-release imperial milk stout aged in apple brandy barrels for 8 months for a smooth apple brandy finish. Notes of warm caramel, blackstrap molasses, and chocolate covered cherries. 13.5% ABV.

Our taprooms open for service at 1PM, with Trickery available on draft and in 750mL bottles to go.


Stay tuned for additional event details including bottle limits, food trucks, our lineup of live music entitled "Sleep When You're Dead: An 80's Spook Review," and another trick or two we have up our sleeves!

Sleep When You're Dead: An 80's Spook Review

Oct 29, 2016

7:00PM - 12:00AM

Richmond Taproom

The brewery opens at 1PM! In addition to our Hardywood Trickery Release!, we're partying into the witching hours and celebrating Halloween with FREE live music from some of RVA's best cover bands! Our 80's Spook Review will feature:

Geek RVA (Smashing Pumpkins): 7:00-7:45

Imaginary Boys (The Cure): 8:05-8:50

Los Ramónes (The Ramones): 9:10-9:55

Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty): 10:15-10:55 & 11:10-11:50


Dress to impress in your scariest, creepiest, silliest, grossest, funniest and whatever else-est costume for your chance to be invited onto the Hardywood stage and win exciting prizes! Our staff will choose the best of the best to grace the Hardywood stage and face the ultimate panel of judges: the audience!

Be sure to check out Halloweek 2016 for a complete list of Halloween events presented in partnership with our friends at RVA Magazine!

The Pete Anderson Sextet at Hardywood

Oct 30, 2016

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Richmond Taproom

Join us in the taproom at noon with the Dog Wagon food truck on site. Live music begins at 3 pm! The Pete Anderson Sextet is a hard hitting, New York Jazz Club style band, playing the music made famous in the late 1950s called Hard Bop; an infusion of R&B, blues, and gospel with its predecessor - Bebop. This six-piece group is best known in the Richmond jazz community as having a repertoire that specializes in the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The list of those who have performed with The Sextet reads like a who’s who of the areas greatest jazz musicians. The band features Tim Lett (trumpet), Steve Norfleet (tenor sax), Pete Anderson (trombone), Lee Covington (piano), Rusty Farmer (bass), and Keith Willingham (drums.)

Skeleton Witch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Homewrecker + Genocide Pact at Hardywood!

Oct 30, 2016

7:00PM - 12:00AM

Richmond Taproom


7PM Doors // 8PM Sounds // Menu by The Dog Wagon

$13 advance, $15 at door // All Ages

Tickets available HERE.

SKELETONWITCH (Athens, OH/Prosthetic Records)


IRON REAGAN (RVA/Relapse Records)

OATHBREAKER (Belgium/Deathwish Inc.)


HOMEWRECKER (Ashtabula, OH/A389 Records)


GENOCIDE PACT (Washington D.C.)


Vegan Pop Up + Give Bock!

Nov 02, 2016

5:30 - 9:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Back by popular demand! Vegan Pop Up returns on Wed. 11/2 with all vegan menus for you to enjoy! Featuring:

Boka Tako Truck

Mean Bird

Espresso A Go Go Catering


Our taproom opens at 4PM, with last call at 8:30. Fresh Give Bock is also available just in time for the season of giving! Proceeds from each can of Give Bock benefit our neighbors at FeedMore!

Hardywood Gingerbread Stout Release

Nov 05, 2016

1PM - 10PM

Richmond Taproom

'Tis the season for Hardywood Gingerbread Stout! Our brewery release will begin at 1PM on Saturday, Nov. 5 with free live music in the evening from Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, Photosynthesizers & Zep Replica!

Enjoy mobile menus from Slideways Mobile Bistro, Sammich, de Rochonnet delights Chocolatier, BoDillaz, Hungry Turtle Food Truck, Boka Tako Truck and Sugarbella's Handcrafted Popcorn. We are also thrilled to introduce our seasonal flavor collaboration with Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches: Gingerbread Stout!

More information is on the way including bottle limits, distribution plans and details about our GBS pre-release bottle sale on Friday, Nov. 4!

About Hardywood Gingerbread Stout:

Brewed with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout captures the terroir of central Virginia in a rich, creamy libation with a velvety mouthfeel and an intriguing evolution of flavors from milk chocolate and vanilla to honeycomb and cinnamon to a snap of ginger in the finish. Deep, dark chocolate in color with a mahogany tint and a frothy, caramel colored head, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout offers aromatics of holiday spice originating from the ginger, and balanced with a generous dose of whole Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans and Vietnamese cinnamon. Milk sugar (lactose) contributes to the full body of this stout and tames its roasty character, while oats lend a silky quality. Enjoy fresh, or cellar for a special occasion. We hope Hardywood Gingerbread Stout contributes to your merriment this season.

Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts w. Samantha Pearl at Hardywood

Nov 13, 2016

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Richmond Taproom

Join us in the taproom at noon with the Cheezilla's Grilled Cheese food truck on site. Live music begins at 3 pm!

Samantha Pearl

Eclectic, alternative assemblage of soul, punk, indie and blues.

For Miles Nielsen, every experience, every conversation, every dream is a potential song in the making. Miles's songs breathe with a sense of yearning and ownership. You want to have another record, another song- you want to hit rewind...you want to know more about this world created in song by Mr. Nielsen A captivating wordsmith, instrumentalist, and creator of hooks- rare indeed, but present in the person of Miles Nielsen. There are very few people writing music that makes you immediately wish there was "more"- another song to make you turn up the volume , another nugget of melody or lyric that you can find some part of to make your own. Gifts like Miles's come along very infrequently, and one can only hope that his ability to be so "in the now" -listening for the songs spoken in the everyday world, will continue to grow. Then maybe that "more" we are looking for, will be given to us all... in the songs of Miles Nielsen.