Blue 5 prides itself on offering one of the biggest selections of craft beers in the area with some 46 different varieties on tap. During this week, they will encourage customers to sign the “Declaration of Beer Independence” in support of craft breweries. They’ll also feature special beers such as Oskar Blues, Ommegang, Smuttynose, Goose Island (Virginia debut) and Green Flash on “Tap Takeover” days.
Here’s the schedule for that:
Monday: Oskar Blues Takeover featuring Dale’s Pale Ale, Deviant Dale’s, G’Knight Imperial Red and Mama’s Lil’ Yella Pils (tapping at noon).
Tuesday: Ommegang Tap Takeover featuring Rare Vos, Hennepin, Gnomegang, Aphrodite and Abbey Ale (tapping at noon).
Wednesday: Smuttynose Pint Night with Really Old Brown Dog and Smuttynose IPA (tapping at 5 p.m.).
Thursday: Goose Island Tap Takeover with Sophie, Matilda and Pierre Jacques (tapping at noon).
Friday: Green Flash Tap Takeover featuring West Coast IPA, Green Flask Imperial IPA, Hop Head Red and Le Freak (tapping at noon).
In addition, beer from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Wild Wolf Brewing and Blue Mountain Brewery will be available throughout the “Mother of All Beer Weeks.”
“This is an exciting week for us as we are extremely passionate about showcasing craft beer in the region and bringing new varieties to the Roanoke Valley,” said Chris Coleman, president and partner at Blue 5, in a press release. “We have a handful of taps that have rotating seasonals and specials that will be featured and an event for each day during the week.”
For more information on the events and activities, visit www.Blue5Restaurant.com
But don’t forget some of the other places to check out craft beer, including Big Daddy’s Brewing Company, Roanoke Railhouse Brewery (visit the brewery for samples or click here for where to buy), Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg and Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar in Roanoke.
Where else do you like to buy and/or enjoy your favorite craft brews?