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Hardywood Expansion Announcement

on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:29pm

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Announces Expansion into Goochland County, VA

Richmond, VA, July 20, 2015 - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is ecstatic to announce it has secured a site in Goochland County, Virginia as the future home of Hardywood West, a destination brewery campus. The 24 acre plot in West Creek Business Park sits along Tuckahoe Creek, providing phenomenal views of the lush Virginia landscape. The new campus, which will be built in phases, will accommodate brewing and packaging facilities, a taproom and beer garden, agricultural fields, a food truck plaza, bocce courts, a natural amphitheater for live performances and walking paths connecting to a planned creekside trail system.

Hardywood president and cofounder Eric McKay said, "our vision has always been to provide an

The Brewer & Artist Series

on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:44pm


Hardywood to Release new Collaborative Beer Series

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is set to release a new line of locally inspired beers. The Brewer & Artist Series pairs a Hardywood brewer with a local artist of their choosing. Together they collaborate on the concept behind the beer style and the art that will be displayed on the bottle. "We thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the local talent in the Richmond arts scene and, at the same time, highlight some of our brewers as artists in their own right and offer some insight into the inspiration behind some of their creations" said Patrick Murtaugh, Co-Founder and Master Brewer at Hardywood. The first beer in this series will be available in mid April.

2015 Community Hopping Project - RVA IPA

on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:17pm

This years batch of hop rhizomes from Piedmont Hops (sourced from a larger hop farm in the western United States) are set to arrive in mid April. We have started accepting requests for rhizomes in hopes that successful yields will be returned to the brewery to be included in the fall release of RVA IPA.


To reserve some hop rhizomes please complete the Google Docs form below.


Gain and insights on hop growing techniques and share your successes by joining the Hardywood Community Hopping Project group on Facebook:

The Community Hopping Project:

This years batch of hop rhizomes from Piedmont Hops are set to arrive in mid April.

Hardywood Investing in Quality

on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 1:04pm

In 2014, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is investing in quality in a big way. The company’s new quality assurance department will be headed by food scientist Kate Lee, an industry veteran with more than 12 years experience running labs across the country for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and most recently serving as assistant brewmaster at AB-InBev’s Williamsburg, Virginia plant. A Richmond resident, Kate reveals “I’m very excited to be joining the Hardywood team and am looking forward to integrating my experiences into such an amazingly creative environment,” adding “it's great to see the importance that Hardywood places on quality.”

Along with head brewer Brian Nelson and assistant brewer/organic chemistry guru Ken Rayher, Kate is establishing an all encompassing, grain to glass program to keep

Hardywood Spring Frolics - Apr. 28, 2PM - 8PM

on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 11:04am

What: Hardywood Spring Frolics
Pre-event: Thu. - Fri., Apr. 26 - 27, 2012 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main event: Sat., Apr. 28, 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
Details: Come enjoy some fantastic local food from Olio and Sausage Craft, great live music from Richmond's own River City Band, and a lineup of great first-released beers. Free entry and street parking. Growlers and gifts to go.

Featured Beer: (Saturday only, available in half or full glasses, and in bottles to go - limit 3 bottles per guest)

  • Hardywood Bourbon Cru (10.2% ABV)

More Event Beers: (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, available in half or full glasses, and in growlers and bottles to go)

  • Hardywood Singel (6.2% ABV)
  • Hardywood Bourbon Cru (10.2% ABV)
  • Hardywood Hoplar (8.5% ABV)

Introducing the Hardywood Community Hopping Project

on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 3:54pm

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is giving away 1,000 hop rhizomes to make central Virginia a little greener, and the hops in one Richmond beer a little fresher. Hops, the primary bittering ingredient in beer, are small flowers that grow on a perennial bine. Starting Friday, March 9, 2012, Hardywood is offering up to four free rhizomes to home gardeners on a first-come first-served basis via a submission form on their website (below). The brewers hope to use hops harvested from the crop in their once-annual “community hopped” beer, RVA IPA, which was first brewed in a 40-gallon batch in September, 2011, with a few pounds of fresh hops donated by home growers.

The “community hopping” idea came from years of home brewing with freshly harvested hops grown by friends of Hardywood’s co-founders,

Hardywood Illumination - Dec. 10, 4PM - 8PM

on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:25pm

What: Hardywood Illumination, a celebration of stout, porter and other merriment enhancing beers
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
Details: Come enjoy some fantastic local food, great tunes, and a lineup of extremely rare, illuminating brews from Virginia's leading craft brewers. Free entry and street parking. Cash bar. Growlers and gifts to go.

Featured Brewers:

Featured Beers: (available as samples, in full glasses, and in growlers and bottles to go)

  • Hardywood Singel (6.2% ABV)
  • Hardywood Gingerbread Stout (9.2% ABV)

Event Exclusive Beers: (samples only, to be tapped at the times, and in the

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Opening in Richmond, Virginia

on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 2:57pm


Craft beer industry veterans and lifelong friends, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh are preparing to launch the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery this summer on Ownby Lane, smack between the Diamond and the Fan. “With loads of creative energy, ample opportunities for adventure seekers, a rich history, and a growing appreciation for natural, local foods, Richmond has all the makings of a great beer city” states McKay. With a few major new beer events, including the World Beer Festival and Richmond Beer Week, and rumors of an expanding lineup of brewing talent slated to join local craft beer pioneer, Legend Brewing Company, Richmond’s beer culture is certainly on the rise.

McKay and Murtaugh first discovered hand crafted beer in 2001 made by a talented home brewer at a sheep