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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has had some amazing news the past couple months.

First there was the mention of both the Single and Gingerbread Stout in BeerAdvocate Magazine #63. But the Gingerbread Stout was awarded a score of 100 from BeerAdvocate, and 100’s don’t come easy!

This past weekend was the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in San Diego. The Hardywood Gingerbread Stout was awarded the bronze medal in the Herb and Spice Beer Catagory! About 3,921 beers were judged in different categories, 799 Breweries were represented and 211 judges from all over the country were in San Diego.

Congrats also go out to the other 4 Virginia beers that took home medals.

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Small Business Saturday is upon us! The weekend after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday wants people to shop locally! So I think that if you are going to shop locally, you should drink locally as well! Mom told me that Richmond Virginia has a strong brewing history and that there are more and more local Virginia Breweries popping up all the time!

Since coming to Richmond, mom and I have both been fans of Legend Brewery!

There is another new brewery in Richmond VA that mom has been to but I haven’t had a chance to visit. She says their Singel is pretty amazing and wants to go back…I think a visit with me to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery  is in order!

But lets not forget about the other Virginia breweries..soooo many to list them all but we’ll list a few and as you are out shopping, check what is on tap at local pubs and restaurants ! A great tip from this savvy Malinois is to check the window for a sticker that looks like this:

If you see one, it means there is a local Virginia brew in bottle or on tap in that establishment.

TASTE THE LOCAL is an advocacy group set up to promote local beer in the city of Richmond, Virginia. We work with local breweries, businesses, and charities to increase the presence of local beer culture within the river city.

Our goal is to make Richmond the heart of Virginia craft beer. To intertwine local beer with RVA’s rich local art, music, and food culture. We believe that we can make Richmond a destination spot for beer lovers in VA through the promotion of local breweries.

So check out some of these Virginia Breweries and keep yourself sane during the holiday season!

 

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