Taproom Events

Dave Watkins, Anousheh + Way Shape or Form

Sep 23, 2016


Richmond Taproom

Draft service is available at 4PM, with live music beginning at 6PM! Sammich provides the menu!

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

Anousheh - Future Pop

Dave Watkins - Minimalist Appalachian Math Rock Live Looping Sound Explosion

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

Ava Luna, Manatree + Spooky Cool

Sep 24, 2016

6:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Our taprooms open 12-10PM (last call 9:30)! Enjoy tasting flights and full draft pours on site, or stop by to select from a wide range of packaged beers to go. Mobile menus available all day from NYStyleFood Richmond, King Of Pops and more!

In-depth brewery tours are available at 3 & 4PM -- ask your server or visit us on the web for complete details.

Live music begins at 6PM with performances (in this order) from:

Spooky Cool - Spooky Cool is a band from Richmond, VA.

Manatree - Indie rock from Richmond, VA.

Ava Luna - (NYC) "don't want to be part of any club that would have me as a member" -groucho

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

Hardywood VIPA Release!

Sep 24, 2016

1:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

We are thrilled to introduce Hardywood VIPA, a bright and juicy IPA that will be available year-round with Hardywood Singel and Pils!

The embodiment of true Virginia hospitality, Hardywood VIPA offers alluring tropical aromatics, a refreshingly delicate body and a bright, juicy finish. Heirloom Virginia barley rounds out the malt bill and creates a perfect sense of balance with a dose of citrusy Virginia hops. VIPA is our take on a Virginia India Pale Ale, or as we like to call it, Virgindia Pale Ale. Our interpretation of a Virginia IPA is crafted with locally sourced ingredients, from golden barley grown in the coastal plains to hops cultivated in the Appalachian piedmont. Pleasantly refreshing on the humid days of summer, but flavorful enough to satisfy on a cool winter evening, VIPA is just one more reason Virginia is for lovers.

Hardywood VIPA is the culmination of an extensive development process that included a search for the finest Virginia-sourced ingredients we could find. VIPA proudly features Virginia-grown hops from Piedmont Hops, LLC, Huguenot Hops and Misty Mill Hops at Rockmill Farm, as well as two-row barley grown by Bay's Best Feed in Heathsville, VA and malted at Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA.

Our taprooms open at 1PM with NYStyleFood Richmond, King Of Pops - Richmond + MORE mobile menus for you to enjoy.

VIPA is available on draft at the brewery and in growler fills to go. VIPA will also be available in NEW Hardywood Variety 12 Packs, featuring our Flagship offerings: Hardywood Singel, Pils and VIPA.

But wait -- there's more to this celebration! Our special guest for the afternoon is Joshua M. Bernstein, acclaimed beer, spirits, food and travel journalist, and author of Complete IPA, The Complete Beer Course and Brewed Awakening. Joshua will be joining us from 2-5PM for a book signing/meet and greet! The evening continues with FREE live music from Ava Luna, Manatree + Spooky Cool at 6PM!

Complete IPA Book Signing w. Joshua M. Bernstein

Sep 24, 2016

2:00 - 5:00PM

Richmond Taproom

We're excited to welcome Joshua M. Bernstein as our special guest for the celebration of our Hardywood VIPA Release! Joshua, an acclaimed beer, spirits, food and travel journalist, and the author of Complete IPA, The Complete Beer Course and Brewed Awakening, will be joining us at the brewery from 2-5PM with copies of his newest book, Complete IPA, available for purchase. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet Joshua and grab a signed copy for you and any of the beer lovers in your life!

Keep up with Joshua on Twitter & Instagram: @JoshMBernstein


About Complete IPA:

Everybody’s drinking IPAs! Josh Bernstein, author of the critically acclaimed The Complete Beer Course, tells you everything you need to know about your favorite brew. India Pale Ales have captured the hearts and taste buds of beer lovers like no other brew, and brewmasters are using it to unlock new dimensions of flavor, turning IPAs into the top-selling craft beer style. But not all beers are created equal. Beer expert Josh Bernstein takes you on a tangy tour of the world’s finest IPAs, from easy-drinking session ales to bitter brews gone wild. Complete IPA showcases the best choices in each category, profiles the brewers who helped innovate the sub-categories, and highlights emerging IPA styles and the most exceptional breweries making them right now. With this definitive guide, you’ll be drinking the best beers and cutting-edge brews in no time.

Tin Can Fish Band + New Boss at Hardywood!

Sep 25, 2016

3:00 - 6:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Hardywood VIPA release weekend continues! Our taproom is open from 12-6PM with a mobile menu from BoDillaz. VIPA is available on draft and in growler fills to go, and in our brand new Hardywood Variety Packs featuring Hardywood Singel, Pils and VIPA!

Be on the lookout for Variety Packs and VIPA draft throughout VA, DC and eastern PA this week!

Live tunes kick of at 3PM from New Boss & TIN CAN FISH BAND!

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.

Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin Release

Oct 01, 2016

1:00 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in rye whiskey barrels. Pleasantly mellow up front with a crescendo of pumpkin pie spice giving way to subtly sweet, lingering brown sugar and rye whiskey notes, this beer might just bring new meaning to thanksgiving. 10.5% ABV.

Our taprooms open at 1PM with Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin available on draft and in 750mL bottles to go! Please stay tuned for details on bottle limits for release day.

Happy Empanada will be on site serving up tasty eats, with live music in the evening from Long Arms, J.Flax & The Heart Attacks & more!

Pressure Fit at Hardywood!

Oct 02, 2016

3:00 - 6:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Our warehouse taproom opens at 12PM with a variety of seasonal drafts + treats from Arroz RVA & King Of Pops - Richmond! Live music begins at 3PM.

Pressure Fit is the brainchild of No BS! Brass trombonist Reginald Chapman. Featuring Members of Butcher Brown, NO BS! Brass Band, Sam Reed, and McChicken.

Check out Pressure Fit on Soundcloud!

White Laces, Ttotals, Lady God + Pete Curry

Oct 08, 2016

5:30 - 10:00PM

Richmond Taproom

Our warehouse taproom is open for service from 4-10PM (last call 9:30) with a delicious mobile menu from Shamasuki! FREE live tunes begin at 5:30 (in this order):

Pete Curry - "Songs that stick in yr head." Pete Curry is a DIY pop music artist living and creating music in Richmond, VA.

Ttotals - Nashville’s outer blues brothers create dynamic psychedelia that seeps through minimal grooves and expands as revelatory croons.

Lady God - Rock n' roll tunes from Richmond, VA, USA, Earth.

White Laces - Future tech.

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!

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 a variety of delicious mobile menus from your favorite local food trucks + free live music in the evening from Andrew Leahey & the Homestead, and more to be announced! Save the date and stay tuned for complete event details! More information is on the way including bottle limits, distribution plans and details about our GBS pre-release bottle sale on Friday, Nov. 4.

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.