Taproom Events

Hardywood Park Tap Takeover!

Aug 29, 2017


601 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

For our last Virginia Craft Brew Month Steal the Glass Night, we're going out BIG(LY) with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery! We'll be featuring their VIPA Virgindia Pale Ale, Blackberry Wheat, Cuvée Peach, and the highly sought-after 2016 Gingerbread Stout on draft... Trivia at 8PM, followed by Jady Bugg Open Mic! #BrewWithPurpose #ThereWillBeGBS Lifelong Friends The story of how Hardywood Park Craft Brewery came to be is quite literally as old as its co-founders, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh. Their parents met first, setting the stage for a childhood friendship that would develop over decades into a shared passion for craft beer. While honing their craft as home brewers, Eric and Pat built the foundation for Hardywood Park by experiencing craft beer culture and learning every facet of the industry. Eric McKay, while working as the marketing director for one of America’s leading craft beer wholesalers, built an innovative mobile beer marketing platform, served as a speaker on beer marketing strategy innovation at several beer industry conferences around the country, earned his MBA with honors from Fordham University and was selected to serve as a Great American Beer Festival judge. He also became Richmond’s first Certified Cicerone™... In the fall of 2001 Eric, for study, and Patrick, for travel, met up in Australia at Hardywood Park, a sheep station outside of Bathurst, New South Wales. The owners, the Crawford family, had graciously hosted Eric during his orientation trip where he spent his days working on the farm and his evenings enjoying a home cooked meal and a glass of David Crawford’s delicious home brewed amber ale. The degree of flavor and complexity in David’s beer was enlightening, and from that moment on, Eric and Patrick have devoted themselves wholly to the pursuit of brewing world class ales and lagers, and introducing people to the joy of authentic, hand crafted beer. The original Hardywood Park sheep station has changed owners and names, but the name lives on in Hardywood Park Craft Brewery as a tribute to David Crawford, whose beer inspired Eric and Patrick’s quest... Founded in Richmond, Virginia, by lifelong friends, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Today, Hardywood operates a brewery and taproom in Richmond. A brewery and taproom is slated to open in Charlottesville in 2017. In 2018, Hardywood will open a new $28M brewing facility and beer campus in Goochland, Virginia. Hardywood beers have earned international acclaim with medals at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, as well as a rare 100 rating by BeerAdvocate Magazine.

Beer Meets World

Sep 23, 2017


Portland Company Complex 58 Fore St, Portland, Maine 04101

Beer Meets Wood

Be it fresh or toasted oak, American or French, bourbon or wine-soaked, aged for months or years, or all funked up with wild yeast and bacteria, there's just something mysterious and magical about introducing beer to wood. To celebrate this union, we're hosting Beer Meets Wood on Saturday, September 23 at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. Sponsored by Allagash Brewing Company.

Beer Meets Wood, a one-day, two-session festival, is set to be the largest collection of wood-aged beers on the East Coast. Attendees will be able to try over 200 beers from 20 states and Belgium. And among the more than 50 acclaimed breweries in attendance will be those like Rodenbach, which was founded in 1836 and has a long history of working with beer and wood, as well as upstarts such as Kings County Brewers Collective, which only opened its doors last year.