1608 Crafthouse is wrapping up the Virginia Craft Beer Month celebrations with it’s final event, a Hardywood Pint Night. Three fine selections are available on tap, and you can read Hardywood’s descriptions of these brews below, or check out their full line up at http://www.hardywood.com/
Hardywood RPG IPA
Beer style: American Black IPA
Immortalizing 15 years of high speed, high volume, high potency rock and roll with an American Black IPA in celebration of venerated Richmond hard rock group RPG. Hardywood RPG IPA is loud, bitter and inescapably black. An American Black IPA blasting crucial aromas of resin and citrus from the copius amounts of Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. Midnight wheat layered with flaked barley and oats leave a silky mouth feel and the slightest hint of roast in the finish. Now turn that up for 15 more years!
Hardywood + Starr Hill Sunnidalia
Beer style: Hopfenweizen
Hardywood Sunnidalia is in collaboration with Starr Hill Brewery using a traditional Hefeweisen malt bill and Weihenstephaner yeast. We took it one step further and created a hoppy version of the traditional wheat beer by using copious amounts of Hull Melon hops and a touch of wildflower honey. This beer is uniquely aromatic and suitable for summer.
Beer style: Belgian Abbey-style Blonde Ale
Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and uninhibited, Hardywood Singel is a feat in balance. Sunshine golden with a fluffy head and a veil of Belgian ale yeast, Singel’s tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singel’s mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience. Hardywood Singel’s stylistic inspiration originates with the Trappist brewers of western Europe, who are often celebrated for their gloriously complex dubbels and tripels, and whose devotion to crafting heavenly libations is second to none. Unknown to many, some of the Trappist brewers also brew a milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery. Hardywood Singel is our interpretation of this style.