Go on a beer adventure at Postbellum

The “in a safe and responsible manner” is implied in the headline.

This event marks the Richmond release of the Adventure Pack Collaboration Sampler and features beer from six breweries. Also during the event you’ll have a chance to bend elbows with Brewmaster Jason Oliver.

This is a pay-as-go sort of event so don’t expect the heavens to open up an pour beer into your gullet.

If you’re busy on the 20th you can still get in on the collaboration action. Tuesday, January 26th at Fat Dragon (1200 North Boulevard) there will be a Devils Backbone collaboration beer dinner. The cost will be $50 a person, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call Fat Dragon at #804.354.9888.

The press release gives us heads up on what wily beasts we can expect to encounter on our beer adventure.

Six beers will be featured in the Collaboration Sampler including:

Devils Backbone Brewing Company: Vienna Lager (5.2% ABV; 18 IBU) is amber in color with a subtle toasted caramel note and a smooth malty finish. Brewed using a combination of Northern Brewer and Saaz hops with Vienna, Pilsen, Dark Munich and Caramel malts and allowing five weeks for the lagering process and the flavors to fully develop.

NoDa Brewing Company:  Session IPL (3.8% ABV; 60 IBU) a session India-style pale lager.  This highly sessionable, hoppy, crisp beer was brewed with Vienna malts, oats and a combination of Northern Brewer, Simcoe and Azacca hops.

Sun King Brewing Company:  Another State of Kind (6.8% ABV; 68 IBU) a double dank cream-style ale.  Pale in color and loaded with Simcoe and Columbus hops, this beer is an unlikely marriage of a cream ale and a double IPA.

Surly Brewing Company:  Risen (8.4% ABV; 50 IBU) a coffee and oak, double brown ale.  This lavish brown ale was brewed with over 100 pounds of locally roasted coffee and was rested on oak for a toasted finish with extra complexity.

Thunder Road Brewing Company:  Double Pacific Ale (8.4% ABV; 50 IBU) a strong Australian-style ale.  Pacific ale is an emerging style that uses fruiter hops grown in Australia and New Zealand, for this US brew the team used Aussie galaxy hops and a combination of malts for smooth, tropical notes.

Wicked Weed Brewing Company:  Seven Summits (10.5% ABV; 20 IBU) an Imperial Stout brewed with ingredients inspired by the world’s famed Seven Summits.  This complex brew includes Coconut (South America’s Aconcagua summit), Cocoa (Africa’s Kilimanjaro summit), Blue-green Algae (Antartica’s Vinson summit), American Oak (North America’s Denali summit), Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (Asia’s Everest summit), Black Rye Bread (Europe’s Elbrus summit) and Wattle seeds (Australia’s Mt. Kosciuszko summit).

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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