On Saturday, November 2, Gallery5 will once again host the annual Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event celebrating craft beer and screen printed art to benefit the National MS Society. In addition to the yearly celebration featuring Virginia and America’s finest craft beers, as well as screen print poster artists and Screens ‘n’ Suds’ annual series of beer-inspired screen prints, Richmond’s favorite beer and art geeks will celebrate their 5th Anniversary with five small batch beers from Virginia breweries paired with label art from some of their favorite collaborators.
These five unique brews will be available at select Screens ‘n’ Suds events during the week. At the Big Event at Gallery5, all five will be on tap and available for purchase in very rare, limited bottles. All proceeds from the sale of the 5th Anniversary Small Batch Series and 2013 Print Series will benefit the Central Virginia Chapter of the National MS Society. Below is the current full schedule of 2013 events, with more to be announced:
Tue 10/29 – Strangeways Brewing | 2277A Dabney Rd, 804 303 4336 |www.strangewaysbrewing.com Get Wyrd with Screens ‘n’ Suds and Strangeways! Get your first taste of Strangeways’ Screens ‘n’ Suds Small Batch Beers. The Wyrd Sisters are three different versions of a Belgian Tripel, each fermented on three different yeast strains: Celis, La Chouffe, and a Trappist yeast, then aged in oak barrels
Wed 10/30 – Midnight Brewery | 2410 Granite Ridge Road, 804 356 9379 Great beers from Midnight Brewery, plus the debut of Granite Oatmeal Stout. Beer art for sale from you-know-who.
Thu 10/31 – Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | 2408 Ownby Ln, 804 420 2420 |www.hardywood.com Celebrate Halloween at Hardywood and preview the 2013 print series. Enjoy the first tastes of their follow-up to last year’s Quadrawine collaboration. Further details TBA.
Fri 11/1 – First Fridays at Gallery5 | 200 W Marshall St, 804 644 0005 |www.gallery5arts.org https://www.facebook.com/
Sat 11/2 – Screens ‘n’ Suds Big Event | Gallery5 | 200 W Marshall St, 804 644 0005 | gallery5arts.org 5th Anniversary Celebration of Beer and Art to Benefit MS Society and Other Charities https://www.facebook.com/
Screens ‘n’ Suds 5th Anniversary Small Batch Series Blue Mountain Brewery – Foxy Mama Red Tripel 8.2% ABV | 34 IBUs | 15bbl batch | 120 @ 750mL bottles Madly aroma hopped with French Strisselspalt, this one’s a real beaut. She’s brilliant reddish — very unique and tasty. Hardywood Park – Menagerie 11.8% ABV | 35gal batch | 100 @ 750mL bottles Three different stouts—aged in Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and Maker’s Mark Bourbon barrels—all blended together with a Belgian Strong Ale, then aged in a rum barrel for 2 months. O’Connor Brewing – Mermaid’s Milk Imperial Milk Stout 9.5% ABV | 55 IBU | 25gal batch | 120 @ 22oz bottles Strangeways – Wyrd Sisters 9% ABV | 20bbl batch | 33 @ 750mL bottles each The Wyrd Sisters are three different versions of a Belgian Tripel, each fermented on a different yeast strain — Cordelia (Celis), Ophelia (La Chouffe), Desdemona (Trappist) — then aged in oak barrels Three Brothers – Meet Brett IPA 6.7% ABV | 21gal batch | 100 @ 750mL bottles 100% Brettanomyces-fermented IPA
Screens ‘n’ Suds began in 2009 as a way for Brian Gearing and Ric Hersh to finally get the poster show they wanted in Richmond, VA. When Capital Ale House was chosen as the venue for the event, it made sense to invite a few breweries to join in and slake the thirst of the art lovers in attendance. Since that inaugural event, Screens ‘n’ Suds has raised over $100,000 for MS Society and local charities, and its list of partnering breweries and artists has grown from 15 to over 50, coming from all over the country, from Berkeley, CA to Omaha, NE, to just across the river on Manchester Island.
Last year, Screens ‘n’ Suds collaborated with Richmond’s Hardywood Park and Itty Bitty Press to create Quadrawine, its inaugural small batch beer. This year’s list of collaborators has expanded to five, and plans are in the works for bigger and better projects as Screens ‘n’ Suds pushes forward into the second half of its first decade of celebrating beer and art for charity.
The Screens ‘n’ Suds 2013 Series continues Sam Verrill‘s mission to marry beautiful art to great causes. Five years ago, he launched Screens ‘N’ Spokes, an art show and bike team, to benefit the Greater Delaware Valley chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To-date, over 130 prints have been produced between the Spokes and Suds series, and including events, the team has raised over $160,000 for the MS Society. In 2008 and 2009, he worked with the Independents Coffee Cooperative of Philadelphia to curate the Beans ‘N’ Screens show to benefit the fair-trade Cooperativa San Fernando.