American Craft Beer Week is just around the corner (May 13 through 19), and a few events are beginning to take shape in Roanoke to help celebrate the occasion. Local Roots Restaurant is holding three separate events during the week, starting with a Devils Backbone night on Tuesday. The first 25 guests receive brewery logo glasses, and the restaurant will be featuring a rye Pilsner called Beggars & Theives, a collaboration beer Devils Backbone helped create for the recent Craft Brewers Conference which was held in Washington DC. (Check out thebeerroad’s last post about that very beer! Told you it was coming.) Wednesday, the restaurant will have a three course beer dinner with each course paired with a Brewery Ommegang beer. Featured beers for the dinner are Ommegang’s Fleur de Houblon, Rare Vos, Three Philosophers, and Gnomegang. Thursday night, Local Roots will be serving up specially priced Foothills Irish Red 20 oz drafts for just $2.
On Friday, local distributor P.A. Short will be celebrating American Craft Beer Week by featuring several Virginia brews at First Friday’s at Five in downtown Roanoke. Among the breweries that will be represented are Devils Backbone, Starr Hill, Apocalypse Ale Works, Bold Rock Hard Cider, and most notably, our area’s newest brewery Sunken City Brewing, who is holding their grand opening this weekend, May 10th and 11th! Cheers to them, and good luck.
Other events are likely as the week gets a bit closer. (If not, and these events aren’t enough, you could simply get out and visit one of our growing numbers of fine area breweries, you know….) But at any rate, I’ll try to update any new events as Monday nears! Cheers, all!