Saturday in Richmond…

So Doug and Debbie had to go to a wedding…Meri Jane and I decided to go for a little drive in search of Sauer’s and Scott’s barbeque sauces.

That quest is half-successful as of now.  It somehow metastasized into a tour of RVA microbreweries (Thanks, Wendy!)

First stop…Ardent Craft Ales (3200 w. Leigh Street).  Wow.  Currently featuring a Saison, IPA, American Mild Ale and a Honey Ginger Ale that is quite devastating.  Very nice people, very cool place…every sip kicked a lot of ass…

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Second stop was Isley Brewing Company (1715 Summit Avenue).

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Very cool stuff yet again.  I saw the only three letters that matter (I P and A) while Meri Jane had an amazing infusion…woot.

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Yep, Orange Chocolate Oatmeal Porter.  From my normal way of thinking there are a lot of things wrong with that…but it was actually quite good.

Oops, she got the last one…lol

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And cool T-shirts.  Epic win. The “Choosy Mother” (Oatmeal Peanut Butter Porter) was pretty epic.  I’m not one for that sort of thing usually, but this was quite nice…:)

Next thing I knew I was chatting with one of the brewers…great folks here too just like everywhere in the RVA we are reaffirming…lol

Stop number…shit, is this three?  Hardywood …

We will be right back with you…:)

Large. Bluegrass. Festival. That brought three words to mind…”eject”, “eject” and “eject”.

So we headed towards the comfort and safety (sic) of The Fan.

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We wound up at Cary Street Cafe, next door to Uptown Neon (Doug’s business).

Always been a cool place to hit in Richmond.

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Wow, that came outta nowhere…lol. nice thin crust, perfect appetizer.

Stop number next. Comfort. Somewhere in Richmond. East coast, USA.

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I had something with blackberries in it. Meri Jane went with something that was 10.7% abv. Wow.
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Daniel and everyone at Comfort were more than welcoming. Sausage and cheese grits for the win. My blackberry Ale was even from Hardywood, who we almist visited earlier. Top notch.

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These little local sausages were amazing.

Time out…whew. thank goodness my uncle lives in The Fan.

Stop number next. Continental Divide. It’s where Davis & Main used to be. Yeah….lol

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Now that is a tequila menu. We also grabbed a quesadilla. Very awesome stuff…and it had bacon. We were sold.

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Mango salaa was a very nice touch…woot.