Pumpkin Season!!

Pumpkin Beer Event

It’s time for Pumpkin Beer!!  In two weeks on September, 14th we will be brewing up a pumpkin beer.  We need everyone’s help in getting the pumpkin for this event and we will have perks for those volunteers.  We will be having food, and live music as well, via Mama’s Caboose and Who Shot John.   More details to come, but mark your calendars and look for updates!!

THREE BROTHERS BREWING RUNNING ON CLEAN ENERGY

Three Brothers Brewing Running on Clean Energy Harrisonburg, Virginia – Brothers Craft Brewing, in time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, is excited to announce that it is running on 100% wind powered clean energy through a partnership with Arcadia Power, a national clean energy provider.

Since its inception, Three Brothers Brewing has strived to run our business in a way that speaks to the spirit of the area where we grew up and made our roots: The Shenandoah Valley. Our mission is to give back to the community that inspires us on a daily basis through sourcing local ingredients, supporting local charities, musicians and artists and putting on family-friendly events that celebrate Harrisonburg and the surrounding area.

With the upcoming Earth Day and the increasing necessity to scale back our carbon footprint in mind, we teamed up with Arcadia Power to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership requirements. In doing so, we are honored and excited to join a growing list of national brands, such as Whole Foods and Google, that are actively taking a stand against carbon emissions by relying on wind powered energy to run their businesses.

By making the switch to wind powered energy, Three Brothers Brewing is proud to reduce its environmental impact not just for the world at large, but for the community we hold so close to our heart. We hope you’ll celebrate with us on Earth Day and enjoy one of our beers with us, now brewed with 100% renewable energy.

Arcadia Power is the first nationwide Clean Energy option. By partnering with wind and solar projects, Arcadia Power provides homes and businesses with 100% pollution-free energy via local utilities. Members support their values through their monthly energy bills, decreasing demand for fossil fuels and helping to grow American green jobs and power. Arcadia Power partners with sustainability-minded companies and organizations to combat climate change and secure a better future for our planet. For more information, visit www.arcadiapower.com.

Tasting room is open!

We’ve been working hard to finish up the tasting room. While everything isn’t completely finalized we are open for business. Hours are Thursday – Saturday 4PM -9PM. Come out to fill your growler or just enjoy a pint. We will be offering flights as soon as our tasting glassware arrives. The entrance to the taproom is on the north side of the building and we are located at 800 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA. Parking is in the rear of the building. See you soon!

5 Things We’re Buzzing About This Week

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

1. Gourmet donuts in D.C. Diners can soon get their sweet and savory cravings in one spot: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, a take-out joint slated to open this week. Former Fiola pastry chef Jason Gehring is upping the ante on the spherical sweet with rotating flavors like pistachio, creamsicle, and gingerbread (above) made from quality ingredients such as Benton’s bacon and fruit from local farmers. Thankfully the crispy fried chicken and donuts like Brooklyn blackout and PB&J are available every day.

2. Two dinners in Atlanta. Tonight, Top Chef All-Stars winner and chef Richard Blais serves up bites from his recent creative cookbook Try This at Home at his Midtown restaurant, The Spence. (If his offerings are anything like the dinner we had there in January, you’re in for some innovative and delicious eats.) On Tuesday, Seven Lamps in Buckhead pairs its seasonally inspired fare with whiskey from Heaven Hill Distilleries for a five-course meal. One hearty course features a half-ounce pour of Evan Williams Bottled in Bond bourbon with wood-grilled beef tri-tip with English peas and smoked pancetta.

3. Southern photography exhibit and book. Photographer Paul Kwilecki spent four decades (1960-2001) capturing people at work, at church, and even at the high school prom in Decatur County, Georgia, and his photos show a richly preserved South straight out of a time capsule. Check out the exhibit at Center for Documentary Studies in Durham now through July, and pick up the book featuring even more shots in April.

4. A week of Blake Shelton. Around here, we’re always on Team Blake, so we’re happy that he is everywhere this week. First Blake gets back to coaching on a new season of The Voice on TV tonight. The country crooner drops a new album, Based on a True Story, featuring a song with Pistol Annies, out Tuesday. Finally, watch Blake perform a new song or two from on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.

5. New brewery in Virginia. Housed in a renovated soda bottling plant, the recently opened Three Brothers Brewing Com in Harrisonburg, Virginia, is out to be as eco-friendly as possible. The guys’ leftover grain fuels the cattle of area farmers, the extra yeast feeds the fish at a local trout farm, and customers are welcome to take the coffee grounds remaining from making their Coffee Breath beer. Of course, Adam, Jason, and Tyler Shifflett are just as dedicated to brewing quality beer including The Great Outdoors (a Virginia pale ale) and Hoptimization IPA.