GLEN ALLEN, Va. (March 30, 2016) – Whole Foods Market Short Pump officially opens its expanded in-store pub on Friday, April 1, with growler giveaways and a ceremonial “toast” at noon. The pub will feature 48 taps, a chef’s station with a rotating daily special, beer and wine by the bottle or glass, and daily happy hour specials.

“We want to make our store a must-stop destination for shoppers in Short Pump,” said Brian Burgunder, the store’s team leader. “With so many great beers on tap and our daily chef-prepared menu featuring the high quality and freshest ingredients that customers count on us for, we think there’s something here for everyone.”

From 4 to 6 p.m. on opening day, representatives from local craft breweries, including Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Stone Brewing, and Old Bust Head Brewing Company, will be on hand to offer beer tastings.

Short Pump Pub will typically feature more than 40 craft brews on tap with beer and kombucha flights of four 4-ounce samplers available. Those looking for a little nosh with their drinks can enjoy a cheese flight (three cheeses with accompaniments) put together by the store’s cheesemonger, and a Spanish charcuterie board featuring a selection of three cured meats, mixed olives and Marcona almonds. Happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. on weeknights. All pints of beer and wines by the glass are $1 off during happy hour.

Fresh, affordable options for lunch and dinner are available at the pub’s chef station. On weekdays, the chef station will serve lunch for $7 from noon to 2 p.m., and dinner for $9, served from 5 to 8 p.m. Feature items will include a Meatless Monday option, tacos on Tuesday, smoked in-house meats on Wednesdays, seafood on Thursdays and the chef’s choice on Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays will feature brunch with made-to-order waffles and omelets, plus Southern style chicken and waffles (served 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Dinner on Saturday night will be “buck a shuck night,” featuring Whole Foods Market exclusive Salty Hog oysters. Sunday will be game night nachos and bowls with made-in-house guacamole and salsas. Weekend dinners cost $9 and are served from 5 to 8 p.m.

Wine lovers will also be able to try several varieties of wine by the glass or bottle. Rosés from Spain, Argentina and Corsica, France; white wine from France, California, Oregon and Greece; and red wine from Italy, California and New Zealand. The pub will offer two bubbly options as well.

Ongoing events, including a monthly Meet the Brewer night, Tap Takeovers, Winefulness classes, and watch parties for sporting events are all in the plans for the newly expanded pub.

For additional information and exciting announcements about Whole Foods Market Short Pump, please visit the store’s social media channels:

Twitter: @WFMShortPump

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