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Ardent Craft Ales – Taproom & Beer Garden

If you haven’t checked out Scott’s Addition here in Richmond your first stop should definitely be Ardent Craft Ales Taproom & Beer Garden.

The taproom is open everyday with varying hours.  The taproom itself is, what I would call, ‘minimalist chic’, beautiful hardwood accents compliment the industrial elements while conveying a communal feel. The beer garden is open and expansive with lots of seating. Most weekends, if not every weekend, there is a food truck on site.  I must say that ZZQ’s Truck has some of the best barbeque I have ever had. Ardent’s friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable staff add to the overall atmosphere.

Ardent offers three year round selections. Virginia Common, described as an ale-lager hybrid, Saison, a farmhouse-style ale, and their IPA.  A wide range of seasonal, collaborations and reserve beers round out Ardent’s offerings.  My particular seasonal favorite, albeit a peculiar sounding combination, is the Sweet Potato and Sage Ale.

I hope that you will check out Ardent when you visit Scott’s Addition and enjoy their taproom and their beers as much as I do.

Located at:

3200 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23230



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