Weekend Tap Update (Updated)

Friday night kicked off the weekend with a couple events, listed below.  As (almost) always, tap takeover style events mean that at least some of the beers that were featured are still available at those locations.

Local Roots Restaurant, Roanoke, VaIn addition, a few other new beers have also made an appearance at other locations around Roanoke for the rest of the weekend.  First, Local Roots has recently put Terrapin’s Mosaic rye malt based ale, which I believe is single hopped with the hop that bears the beer’s name.  This was a fairly recent release for the Georgia based brewery and has been pretty highly reviewed overall.

Blue 5 RestaurantBlue 5 continues to pit new draft beers against each other in head to head match-ups, with this weekend’s contest featuring New Holland Brewing’s Dragon’s Milk stout versus DuClaw’s Cocoa Fuego spiced up stout.  Fans of either beer can then vote for their favorite on the Blue 5’s facebook page, with the restaurant working to then bring back the winner again to the bar at some point in the near future.

Starr Hill Brewing(Friday) Weekend Tap Update arrives a little early as two craft beer events will be kicking off the weekend on Friday.  First, Martin’s Grill in downtown Roanoke will be hosting a tap takeover featuring Starr Hill (Crozet, Va), and among other beers, I would expect to see the brewery’s Grateful Pale Ale, which was recently promoted to year round availability.  Also, this year’s edition of the brewery’s Little Red Roostarr Coffee Stout, produced in collaboration with Red Rooster Coffee Roasters in Floyd, Va, has recently begun releasing to the area, and quite possibly could make an appearance at this event.

Cork & Crust Friday Night HopsSecondly, downtown Roanoke’s Cork & Crust continues to elevate its presence as a craft beer destination in town with the newest installment of their Friday Night Hops event.  Each Friday since the beginning of February, the artisan pizza restaurant has held a tap takeover style event featuring local and regional breweries and bands.  So far, Devils Backbone, Apocalypse Ale Works, and Wild Wolf breweries have been present, but this time around Sunken City Brewing will be showcasing their beers at the event.  John Park, a Roanoker and well known presence in the region’s food and beverage scene, recently visited Sunken City and assisted in creating a special release stout which will be on tap at Friday’s event.

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~ by thebeerroad on February 27, 2014.

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