Taproom Events

Jon Stickley Trio with Sturgeon City at Hardywood

Aug 26, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Richmond Taproom

“At the unlikely intersection of Bluegrass, Jazz and Punk lies the Jon Stickley Trio. A true fusion of American music, this virtuosic trio exploded onto the landscape, leaving listeners scratching their heads, wondering what exactly it was they were hearing, and desperate for the next song to begin. For their second record, Lost at Last, JS3 has, like an open-wheel, open cockpit-race car, abandoned anything frivolous or unnecessary, and this stripped-down, streamlined JS3 is built for speed, dangerous as hell, and irresistible.” --Travis Book, The Infamous Stringdusters

Sturgeon City pays homage to the classic voices of bluegrass, folk, jazz and blues traditions, whilst leaving their own indelible mark on each tune that they play. Each member of the band has a unique voice that is expressed within their original music, and interpretations of classic tunes. The sum of their contributions is a synergy not to be missed.

The tasting room opens at 4pm, live music begins at 6pm with Sturgeon City.

Richmond Roots Festival

Aug 27, 2016

2:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

The Richmond Roots Festival returns for a glorious 2nd year, presented in partnership with Multiflora Productions & The Bopst Show. This all day celebration highlights musical styles that draw from world-wide inspiration.


2:15 - Yeni Nostalji - Vintage Inspired Turkish Pop from Amerika

3:15 - Zion #5 Dub Squad - Crucial dub

4:15 - Andrew Alli and The Mainline - Reminiscent of traditional Mississippi and Chicago style blues and strikes a chord in everyone!

5:15 - Araya Woldemichael Ethio-Jazz Quartet - Merging R&B and jazz with traditional Ethiopian songcraft

6:30 - Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang - A potent mind meld of off-kilter polyrhythmic folk tunes and high-octane psychedelia

7:45 - Black Masala - an irresistible dance groove packed with funk, gypsy-punk and soul

DJ Graybeard [WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio] spins between sets!

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. Hardywood taprooms open for service at 2PM, with last call at 9:30PM. Entertainment will be staged outdoors. Enjoy refreshing draft beer and delicious gourmet food from Shamasuki, Happy Empanada, Arroz RVA & Dank Eats! Stay tuned for additional details.

The Shape of Sound: An Epic Drum Circle w/ Bermuda Triangles

Aug 28, 2016

2:00-6:00PM (Taproom opens at 12PM)

Richmond Taproom

The Shape of Sound, presented by Aisthesis Productions, is a drum circle event unlike anything Richmond has seen or heard. This unique live musical performance unites more than 30 accomplished drummers in Richmond’s largest drum circle, with special guest Richard Christy, performing in unison with the self-proclaimed sci-fi-weirdo-electronic 3-piece band Bermuda Triangles at the center. The musical collective will play an original piece by Dave Witte & John Skaritza. This fully original, deconstructed concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity for fans of jazz, rock, metal and electronic music to see and hear a diverse and skilled group of drummers collaborating and making some serious noise.

Who is Aisthesis Productions? Monica and Tim Moehring are the co-founders, currently shooting Last Call, a Twilight Zone-esque tale of the regrets of a once celebrated Richmond bartender. With the support of many of Richmond's breweries, distilleries and meaderies as official sponsors, this project unites Richmond's best creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera, with a fantastic list of RVA's local musicians and comedians in starring roles. Last Call has become a veritable "Who's Who" of Richmond; an example of the incredible things that can happen when worlds collide.

To celebrate this collaboration and to promote the project, Aisthesis is partnering with Hardywood to unleash this incredible and exclusive musical experience. Learn more about the film, share a beer with the filmmakers and cast, and witness the insanity first-hand. Our taproom opens at 12PM. The Shape of Sound performance will begin at 2PM. Sammich RVA & Boka Tako provide the mobile menus!

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. The drum circle will be outdoors. Be sure to stop by the Aisthesis Productions booth to learn more about past, current and upcoming projects, as well as ways you can participate in supporting this awesome RVA-based film & production company!


River Allen · Greg Brooks · Ash Bruce · TJ Childers · Bryan Cox · Gregory Elway Ernst · Tim Falen · Joey Fitchett · Kyle Flanagan · Jonanthan Fuller · David Garrett · Chris Gallo · Josh Hall · Max Henkel · Jason Hodge · Robbie Kinter · Dan Martin · Frayser Micou · Scott Milstead · Adrian Olsen · Rocky Orndorff · Bret Payne · Nathaniel Roseberry · Kelli Strawbridge · Alex Tomlin · Ed Trask · Brandon Whittaker · Ryan Wolfe · David Wuttke

Last Day for VA Craft Beer Month Specials!

Aug 31, 2016

4:00 - 9:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Celebrate the final day of Virginia Craft Beer Month with a mid-week treat! Our taps are flowing from 4-9PM with a tasty mobile menu by Kitchenette available all evening!

This is your last chance to take advantage of our Virginia Craft Beer Month special prices on 750mL bottles to go -- ask your server for additional details!

Hardywood Food Truck Court

Sep 01, 2016

5:30 - 9:00PM

Richmond Taproom

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, 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 www.eatbo.com Slideways Mobile Bistro www.slidewaysmobilebistro.com Goatocado www.goatocado.com The Dog Wagon www.thedogwagon.com King Of Pops - Richmond www.richmond.kingofpops.com Boka Tako Truck www.bokatruck.com Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Truck Page www.gelatiicecream.com Cheezilla's Grilled Cheese www.cheezillatruck.com Happy Empanada www.happyempanada.com Smokie JOE'S BBQ www.smokiejoesbbq.com Monique's Crepes www.moniquescrepes.com JKOGI www.jkogi.com Carytown Burgers & Fries www.carytownburgers.com Sammich www.sammichrva.com NYStyleFood Richmond Curbside Cafe Richmond

Milk Stains with Muuy Biien & Fat Spirit

Sep 02, 2016

6:00 - 9:30pm

Richmond Taproom

Music starts at 5:30! Shamasuki provides the mobile menu!

Fat Spirit - Dark, and heavy with pop sensibility. Straight from RVA.

Muuy Biien - Ever evolving experimental noise punk from Athens, GA.

The Milkstains - Surf-rock sock hop with a dash of Dinosaur Jr. = psychedelic-low-fi garage-rock grunge.

Camp Howard, Moonlight Beach Club, Lance Bangs + Bulldog Eyes

Sep 03, 2016


Richmond Taproom

The Farmhouse Pumpkin release party continues into the evening with live tunes at 5:30 from Bulldog Eyes followed by Lance Bangs, Moonlight Beach Club and Camp Howard! This show is FREE and open to all ages. Enjoy mobile menus by Sammich, NYStyleFood Richmond, BoDillaz & Arroz RVA!

Bulldog eyes (5:30PM) - noisy lo-fi pop from oceanside california https://bulldogeyes.bandcamp.com/

Lance Bangs https://lancebangsva.bandcamp.com/

Moonlight Beach Club - sounds like a beach party under a moonlit sky /// come join the club, baby https://moonlightbeachclub.bandcamp.com/

Camp Howard https://camphoward.bandcamp.com/releases

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Release

Sep 03, 2016


Richmond Taproom

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin release marks a seasonal shift from the warmth of summer into the cooler evenings and earlier sunsets of fall.

Brewed in the style of the farmhouse ales of Belgium's southern countryside, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin utilizes a blend of rye, wheat and barley in the grain bill, earthy flavoring hops and a classic saison yeast. Ripe, flame-roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide this beer with a hearty backbone. Freshly ground ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced ginger root.

Our taprooms will open for early bird service at our outdoor Garage Bar at 12PM today with a selection of cold drafts and tasty eats from Sammich, NYStyleFood Richmond, BoDillaz & Arroz RVA. Farmhouse Pumpkin will officially be released at 2PM on draft for your enjoyment at the brewery and in 750mL bottles and growler fills to go.

FREE live tunes begin at 5:30PM from Camp Howard, Moonlight Beach Club, Lance Bangs + Bulldog Eyes!

J. Smith Quartet at Hardywood!

Sep 04, 2016

3:00 - 6:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Join us in the taproom from 12-6PM for cold drafts all day, including our most recent Reserve Series release, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin! Enjoy a fresh seasonal brew and tasty eats from Slideways Mobile Bistro.

Farmhouse Pumpkin is available on draft and in 750mL bottles/growler fills to go! Ask your server for complete details on draft and packaged beer to go.

J. Smith Quartet plays Jazz and Latin standards as well as original compositions and arrangements beginning at 3PM. This show is FREE and open to all ages!

J. Smith Quartet: Brendan Schnabel, Saxophone Justin Smith, Guitar Brian Cruse, Bass C.J. Wolfe, Drums

Richmond Bluegrass Festival 2016

Sep 10, 2016

12:00 - 10:00 pm

Richmond Taproom

Hardywood is pleased to present the 4th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival, an all day music celebration featuring a seasonal lineup of Hardywood beer, local food truck favorites, and of course, live music! This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. Richmond Bluegrass Festival tees and silk screaned posters will be available while supplies last, featuring the art of Spencer Hansen (Team Eight).

In addition to the Bluegrass Festival, we are also celebrating our RVA IPA Release! -- available on draft for your enjoyment at the brewery, and in 750mL bottles and growler fills to go. Thank you to our 2016 contributors!

The Bluegrass Festival will feature delightful sounds from (in this order):

Cook Country Bluegrass

River City Band

Only Lonesome

Tara Mills Music

Jimmy Sterling

& The Hot Seats

Our taprooms will open for early bird service at our outdoor Garage Bar a 12PM. The rest of the brewery will be open at 2PM with last call at 9:30PM. Entertainment will be staged outdoors. Mobile menus will be available from Bonbontruck, Arroz RVA, Sammich, Shamasuki, De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier, NYStyleFood Richmond & Slideways Mobile Bistro.

RVA IPA Release

Sep 10, 2016

2:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Our outdoor Garage Bar opens for early bird service at 12PM! The official release of our 2016 Community Hopped RVA IPA begins at 2PM; available on draft for your enjoyment at the brewery and in 750mL bottles and growlers to go!

About the Community Hopping Project -- In our home brewing days, a favorite yearly tradition was to invite our friends and neighbors to grow and harvest fresh hops for an autumn brew. Hardywood RVA IPA extends that tradition to our local community. Every spring, Hardywood gives out 1,000 hop rhizomes for interested growers to plant throughout Greater Richmond. With boundless commitment and care (with guidance from our friends at Piedmont Hops, LLC and Huguenot Hops through the Hardywood Community Hopping Project Facebook group) our growers collectively supply over 9 pounds per barrel of beer’s essential spice: hop flowers. Vibrantly floral with notes of citrus, RVA IPA is a showcase of the terroir of RVA and a true representation of our community’s commitment to collaboration.

Enjoy cold drafts and mobile menus from Bonbontruck, Arroz RVA, Sammich, Shamasuki, De Rochonnet Delights Chocolatier, NYStyleFoodRichmond & Slideways Mobile Bistro all day, as well as FREE live music presented through our annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival.

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages.

Heroes Run III

Sep 11, 2016

10:00am - 5:30pm

Richmond Taproom

Visit the taproom today for delicious drafts and learn more about Connor's Heroes Foundation, a local organization that helps children with cancer and their families during their time of treatment.

Riders: meet at Hardywood at 10am, ride from 11am to around 1:30pm, and then hang back at Hardywood for the afternoon! Enjoy FREE live tunes from Ann Beretta and Park Sparrows, and be sure to support Connor's Heroes by entering our raffle for various prizes, including a custom 1983 Harley Davidson Sportster chopper built by Justin Spears. The event is free, but raffle tickets will be $25. Every single cent goes to charity. All bikes are welcome, all people are welcome. This is a family friendly event (dogs too!). Mobile menus will be available from Slideways Mobile Bistro, The Dog Wagon and Boka Tako Truck! See you soon!

Alumni Charity Challenge

Sep 14, 2016

5:30 - 8:30PM

Richmond Taproom

You're invited to help make history! This is the 4th Annual Alumni Charity Challenge and we're trying to collect 20,000 lbs. of canned goods for the Central Virginia Food Bank. Join your alumni chapter in competing to donate the most canned goods and to get your school's name on the challenge trophy. A percentage of beer sales will benefit the FRIENDS Association for Children.

The taproom is open for service from 4-9PM. Today's food trucks are: Cheezilla, Happy Empanada, Smokie Joe's & Opa!

In-State Participants: Christopher Newport University, George Mason University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Lynchburg College, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech, Virginia Union University, University Mary Washington, University of Virginia, Washington & Lee, and William & Mary

Out of State Participants: Auburn University, Clemson University, Elon University, Howard University, Penn State University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Have a question? Please email AlumniCharityChallenge@gmail.com. See you on Sept. 14!

An Evening with Makeda Lewis (Avie's Dreams)

Sep 28, 2016

6:00 - 8:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Our taprooms are open for service from 4-9PM! NY Style provides the menu. Join us at 6PM for an evening with Makeda Lewis, creator of Avie's Dreams: An Afro-Feminist Coloring Book!

About the artist: Makeda Lewis is an artist living in Atlanta, GA. Her work explores afro-centricity, gender dynamics, and Black womanhood.

About the book: Part activity book, part surrealist poem, Avie's Dreams takes an interactive and wildly introspective approach to afro-feminist self-discovery and girlhood. A young dreamer wanders through a personal mythology of women warriors, tropical flowers, and sea creatures. A radically introspective and interpersonal take on the usual coming-of-age tale, Avie firmly establishes her authorial role—and infuses ancient Greek lore, Renaissance scripts, and Hollywood blockbusters with images of afro-centricity and queer identity.

Despite the continued popularity of adult coloring books, few actually incorporate adult literary themes into their pages. Avie's Dreams is beautifully illustrated, but also tells a complex and challenging narrative of race, gender and sexuality, and body image. Interspersed with lyrics and quotes taken from contemporary Internet culture and modern poetry, the story investigates the trials and magic of a young black girl growing up in the world.

Anousheh, The Band and the Beat + Way Shape or Form

Sep 23, 2016


Richmond Taproom

Draft service is available at 4PM, with live music beginning at 6PM! Stay tuned for our food truck selection and additional details!

Way, Shape, or Form (6PM) - Indie Rock, Electronic, Experimental

Band & The Beat - Electronic duo from Raleigh, NC

Anousheh - Future Pop

This event is FREE to attend and open to all ages. Last call will be given at 9:30PM!