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Imperial stout honors beloved Mekong bartender

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 09:30:42-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Veil Brewing Company has released a new beer in honor of a beloved Richmond bartender who died competing in triathlon last summer.

Quy P. Pham was a longtime bartender at Richmond's famed Mekong restaurant on West Broad Street.

The brewery recently released an imperial stout called "Quy" made with Vietnamese coffee, vanilla, and maple syrup.

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💘💘💘 QUY 💘💘💘⠀ ⠀ **THIS IS AN RVA (AND IN PERSON) ONLY RELEASE**⠀ ⠀ Quy is an Imperial Stout brewed in the loving memory of our friend Quy Phuoc Pham. If you’re part of the Richmond beer community you’ve felt Quy’s friendship and impact. He was a pillar of the Richmond beer community and we honor his legacy with one of his most beloved styles of beers. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Quy’s family - his wife Suong and his two children My and Vy. This iteration of Quy is aged in Laird’s (@lairdsapplejack) apple brandy barrels for 26 months then conditioned on Vietnamese coffee, Ugandan vanilla, and triple barrel-aged maple syrup. Exploding with flavors of moist coffee cake, tiramisu, and refined brandy. 13% ABV. ⠀ ⠀ Special release guidelines for this beer:⠀ *Please Read* ⠀ Tickets to purchase a Quy 500ml (and large format) bottle are available for pickup (in person only) in Richmond starting now (today 7/20 at 9am). These tickets are free and have a date in which you can return to the brewery to purchase your bottle of Quy. A valid I.D. is required for both ticket and bottle pickup. No proxies. Please do not show up to buy Quy any time other than the date on your ticket. Your ticket will have a date ranging from 7/21/20 - 7/25/20. ⠀ ⠀ This is all in an effort to keep lines down. Friendly reminder: face masks are required when waiting in line at The Veil. Please practice social distancing. ⠀ ⠀ *Tickets are non-transferable and we will not be accommodating any other pick-up day than what is designated on your ticket. If that day passed you will forfeit your chance to purchase a bottle. No exceptions.* Thank you! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💘Approx. 250x 500ml bottles for sale⠀ 💘$65+tax each ⠀ 💘1x pp limit. ⠀ ⠀ Extremely limited large format bottles will also available first come first served via tickets: ⠀ 💘 1x 1.5L - $100.00+tax*⠀⠀ 💘 1x 3L - $200.00+tax*⠀⠀ *1x large format bottle per person. You can not buy both large-format bottles but you can buy a large-format and 1x 500ml bottle. ⠀ ⠀ **THIS IS A RVA ONLY RELEASE**⠀ ⠀ 💘 We miss you, Quy 💘 #quyforever #diabloforever

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Brewers said it tastes like coffee cake, tiramisu, and refined brandy.

This is the second beer The Veil has released in Pham's honor.

Officials with the brewery said 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Pham's family.

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