Join us on April 8th for our third annual Swine & Brine! This beer and food festival is our favorite yearly celebration of craft beer and local food.
We've invited our friends from two Virginia oyster companies and six Richmond restaurants to come smoke, steam, roast, and grill a killer lineup of oysters, pork dishes, and homemade sides:
- Rappahannock River Oysters – Crab cakes, fried oysters, and raw Rappahannock oysters
- Northern Neck Oysters – Tangier oysters raw on the half shell with three kinds of homemade mignonette
- ZZQ – Pulled pork shoulder sandwiches, pork spare ribs, bone-in pork belly, jalapeño mac n cheese, buttermilk potato salad, and Terlingua coleslaw
- The Roosevelt – Pork shoulder tacos with tomatillo salsa verde, chipotle hot sauce, cumin crema, pickled onions, and lettuce
- Amuse – Kung pao pork and cellophane noodle salad
- Saison – Grilled porchetta sandwich with arugula verde and pepper relish
- Sabai – Pork belly, pork skewers, and papaya salad
- Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches – Chocolate brownie cookie with malt ice cream and Ardent Dark Rye swirl, and blonde brownie with blueberry ice cream and Sugar Shack blueberry cake donut
We'll feature plenty of Ardent beers, as well as prosecco and local cider on tap:
- Ardent beers on tap – Company Man pilsner, New England IPA, Honey Ginger, Saison, IPA 14, IPA 29, Defenestrator, Dark Rye
- Rotating Blue Bee cider – Hopsap Shandy, Mill Race Bramble, and Harrison
- Zardetto – Prosecco
This event is open to the public, free to enter, and rain or shine! Guests must be 21 or older to attend; ID will be required upon entry. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase by cash or card at festival check-in and inside the event. Tickets are $6 each. One ticket can be exchanged for one beverage or one dish. Please note, some larger dishes will cost two tickets.
Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!
All oyster shells are being recycled through VCU's Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program in support of Chesapeake Bay restoration, building oyster sanctuaries.