One of my favorite ways to explore a new city is through its local brewing scene. My girlfriend and I took a day-trip to Richmond and in addition to eating some delicious food, we also tried some fantastic beers. Recently, Richmond has been getting some good press about its craft beer scene and I’m thrilled I was able to see even just a small part of it.
We started our day at The Veil Brewing Co. (1301 Roseneath Rd | Richmond, VA) based on a recommendation from a coworker. He really knows his beer and has given me a handful of awesome brewery suggestions recently. The brewery had a lot of open space and seemed like a lovely way to hang out for an afternoon. Had we not planned on brewery hopping the afternoon away, we for sure would have just camped out here. We tried three of their beers and the New Sun and Never Know were my favorites.
Our second stop was only a short walk away to Ardent Craft Ales (3200 W Leigh St | Richmond, VA). This spot also has a lovely taproom, but also a great outdoor space/beer garden. There were only 10 beers on tap when we visited, so we decided to split a flight of beers. The Saison and Honey Ginger were my favorites, but I really liked the Berliner Braunbier as well.
After a quick lunch stop to Buz and Ned’s, we headed across town to Legend Brewing Co.(321 W 7th St | Richmond, VA) because I heard they had an awesome view and outdoor space. The view did not disappoint (unfortunately, my phots don’t do any justice). We snagged a table outside and ordered the Year Round Flight to share. The Pilsner and the Lager were my favorites at this stop. We also split a pretzel with beer cheese and honey mustard. It was soft, salty, and warm – all of my favorite things.
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