The BEST Brewery in Richmond.
Hardywood Park Singel is the best trappist style Blonde period
Foxbush (141) Richmond, Virginia | January 14, 2012| Updated February 20, 2016
This is the brewery so food is not served. The owners Patrick and Eric are very accessable. This is great place to stop by after work and taste their beers. They will fill growlers and have tours. The porter will be available soon. They appear to be sold out for their capacity at this time. Support your local brewer. Since July 2012 the brewery is offering food trucks in their parking lot on Thursday. Great fun with good food options. The seafood taco and Pops were excellent. They greatly added to their capacity with 4 120 brl fermenters. The new tasting room next door can accommodate more people. They had over 10 food trucks in attendance on 4/23. 2/19/16 This brewery does it right. Never more than 5-6 people in line. Very crowded for Saturday afternoon. First class brewery
Butters (188) Richmond, Virginia | March 5, 2012| Updated May 24, 2015
This place is EASILY one of the best breweries in Richmond, and probably all of VA, and will probably fall inline to be one of the top 10 breweries on the east coast if they can continue to put out the amazing quality beer that they have debuted with this past year. The facility has expanded greatly over the past few years and the owners are all stand up dudes. While this brewery isn’t a "must tour" brewery, their beers are a "MUST SEEK OUT AT ALL COSTS" if you are passing through the RVA. Tons of live music every week. Tons of food trucks. Great spot to hang out.
A large warehouse brewery with lots of room for expansion, plus a tasing bar up front. All beers are free, which of course is very nice. The Singel was available in its natural state, or pulled through a Randell with pineapple, citra hops and a touch of ginger. A new DIPA was also available plain or with peppercorn. They have a 20 gallon homebrew system, and occasionally offer experimental beers from that in addition to their regular range. Very friendly staff. Definitely the highlight of my beer tour of Richmond.
Swung by here for the release party for Gingerbread Stout. The event had a really nice crowd, solid live music, good prices, and some other interesting beers (in addition to the Gingerbread, which was really good). I’ve heard good things about their beers from a few other Richmonders, and was looking forward to trying their beer. I was not disappointed. I’ll have to go back for a non-event visit so I can sample a few more of their offerings, but from what I can tell, this is an excellent addition to the Richmond craft scene.
Visited for GBS and Bourbon GBS releases. Releases are well organized. Tasting room past the front door of the main facility with more tap service to the right in a re-modeled warehouse area. Half pints, pints, and growler fills available plus some merchandise. Other bottles and cans also available for purchase. Good service. Normally a few food trucks and vendors on site for their releases. Worth stopping by when they’re open or if there’s a release you’re interested in.
Stopped in for the RIS release party. Very Classy type ambience. Two Bars, with about 8 different beers on tap. Pricing was excellent $6 half pints of release day beer? SHyea. Would like to stop back one time when its not as crowded though.
Located in an industrial park. There was enough parking. This is a BRAND new brewery so while they are open to the public, there are still some things going on construction-wise. Today they were putting the sign on the front of the brewery. Large tasting room in front of a massive brewery operation. These guys have room to expand for sure. A bar in the center of the room got pretty crowded. Only two beers were being offered at the time, but they have 8 taps, so variety should increase in the future. Samples were free. Beers were good. Growlers are cheap for glass ($5) and fills are on the high side of reasonable. A little bit of swag was available (glasses, hats, bumper stickers). Really cool, down to earth people working there, the head brewer included. It seems like Hardywood is definitely going to be a credit to the Virginia beer scene.