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Official Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Launch Party - Oct. 22

on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 9:45am

This event will officially kick-off the launch of Richmond, Virginia's newest brewery, Hardywood Park. We hope you will join us in raising a glass as we formally celebrate our opening.

The event will be open to the public and there will be no entry fee. Bracelets will be available for people 21-years of age and over to sample and purchase beer. Special draft and cask ales will be available exclusively at this event. More details below.

WHEN: Saturday, October 22 from 2 PM - 6 PM
WHERE: At the brewery - 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA, 23220 (Map/directions:
WHO: You and anyone you know who loves good beer!


Doors open at 2:00 PM, and at 2:15 PM, Bob Sledd, Senior Economic Advisor to Governor Bob McDonell, will offer a few words, followed by a brief toast by Hardywood's co-founders, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh.


Live bluegrass will be played by Richmond's very own River City Band from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

> River City Band |


A great selection of local gourmet food vendors will be available with special pricing. Food selections will be designed for ideal pairing with Hardywood's beer offerings. So far, the lineup includes the following:

> Pizza Tonight | Richmond, VA |
> Sausage Craft | Richmond, VA |
> Meat on the Street | Richmond, VA |

Most food will be cash only, so please come prepared.


> Flagship Beer | Hardywood Singel, 6.2% ABV, a Belgian abbey-style blonde ale
> Reserve Series | Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin, 8.5% ABV, a Wallonian-style farmhouse ale brewed with local pumpkin and fresh spice

Exclusive releases in the tasting room at 3PM, 4PM, 5PM:

> 3:00 PM Exclusive Release | RVA IPA, 7.0% ABV, a community hopped IPA brewed with fresh, local, home-grown hops
> 4:00 PM Exclusive Release | 9.5% ABV, Belgian grand cru aged on Reservoir bourbon barrels
> 5:00 PM Exclusive Release | 10.0% ABV, Imperial cream stout, cask conditioned


Entry, music and camaraderie are free. Food will be available at discounted rates by individual vendors. Growlers, bottled beer and brewery gear will be available for purchase with cash or credit card.

Bottle caps can be exchanged for beer at any serving station. Caps will available for cash or credit card at the "Beer Tokens" tent in front of the brewery.

> Bottle caps: $1
> Tasting kit: $10 (includes stem glass and 5 caps)
> Sample of any beer: 1 cap
> Hardywood Singel: 3 caps
> Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin: 4 caps
> Exclusive Release: samples only, 1 cap

*Bracelets will be issued to attendees 21-years of age and older at the "ID" tent at the entry.


Public parking is available all along both sides of Ownby Lane (except 9 PM - 6 AM). Please do not park in any private business lots that do not have signs explicitly offering parking for the Hardywood launch event.


A table will be set up alongside the beer truck featuring hats, tee shirts, glassware, and other Hardywood schwag. Bottled beer will also be available to take home, as well as freshly filled growlers. Cash or credit cards will be accepted for merchandise.


To help us gauge potential attendance numbers for planning purposes, please RSVP on Facebook if you think you'll be able to join us.

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