Once again, on the last 2 weekends of October and Halloween night, Marker 48 Brewing in Weeki Wachee Florida transformed into Darker 48 and brought The Upside Down to town to bring awareness to and benefit, some great local nonprofits. If...
- 06http://virginiabeerlovers.com/event/fredericksburgs-imbibe-craft-beer-and-arts-festival/1:00 pm-6:00 pm04/06/2019Fredericksburg Field House3411 Shannon Park Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, USA
A new festival hits the region in just under 30 days featuring craft beer, art, music, games, and education. Organizers from Fredericksburg-based Eastern Sports Management (ESM) will produce the annual touring event at the Fredericksburg Field House on April 6, which was previously held in Virginia Beach.
The festival’s inaugural Fredericksburg date will be headlined by three-time Grammy-nominated southern blues-rockers North Mississippi Allstars with support from Virginia’sPeople’s Blues of Richmond and The Trongone Band. “I like to think of it as an intimate music festival with ridiculously good beer,” says Kristi Finigan, Director of Regional Business Development for ESM.
Upwards of 40 Virginia breweries will be in attendance with several others coming in from out of state. Imbibe will also feature a curated Artisan Market featuring around 20 regional artists who will be showcasing their handmade wares throughout the event. Food trucks from as far as Richmond will make the trek to serve up food to guests. The festival also provides a Craft Soda Garden for non-drinkers or anyone looking to take a step away from the libations for a bit. With more than 20 styles of handcrafted sodas and kombuchas poured in this area alone, everyone will be able to enjoy a unique tasting experience as their friends.
“I think what sets us apart from so many other festivals in the state is our focus on education. There are a vast array of fantastic artisan brewers here in Virginia, but there’s so much more involved in the craft beverage scene, especially here in the Commonwealth, and we aim to showcase as much as we can on our BrewU Education Stage. It really sheds some light on some of the farmers, purveyors, chefs, mixologists, distillers, and historians that can very effectively tell the story of Virginia’s beverage industry as a whole.” This stage will play host to industry professionals including renown Virginia beer historian, Lee Graves, as well as leaders from the University of Richmond, Murphy and Rude Malting Co., 1781 Brewing Co.,Adventure Brewing Co., Stafford Brewers Club, Spencer Devon Brewing, and the list goes on. The festival rolls out its full BrewU Craft Education Stage lineup at 2 pm today on its website.
Indian Motorcycle of Fredericksburg will be debuting two of their never-before-seen models at the event as well as presenting the event’s VIP Experience. Here, patrons can take advantage of premier views of the Main Stage, early entry to the festival, indoor restrooms, specialty brews unavailable elsewhere on site, and unique tasting experiences from Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. and Belle Isle Moonshine. VIP tickets are limited and include all of the above for $75.
Also being announced today is the Official After Party which will be held just down the street from the event site at Strangeways Brewing Co. Admission is free, and attendees can expect live music and abundant food options from RVA’s Smohk food truck.
The festival has partnered with Fredericksburg’s Towne Place Suites who is offering a discounted room block, which is available on the event website. Guests may purchase a $10 round trip shuttle pass at the time of booking their tickets and room so that they may leave their vehicles at the hotel and enjoy a safe ride to and from the event.
The Imbibe Craft Beer & Arts Festival is exclusively 21 and up and takes place at the Fredericksburg Field House at 3411 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Hours are 1 pm – 6 pm for VIP ticket holders ($75 while supplies last) and 2 pm – 6 pm for General Admission ($45 in advance, $55 at the gate, if available). To purchase tickets and get more information on this event including a full list of participating breweries, artisan vendors, musical acts, accommodations options, schedules, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.imbibeva.com. Interested parties may also follow the event on social media using their handle, @imbibeva, and #imbibefxbg.
- 13http://virginiabeerlovers.com/event/richmond-raceway-craft-beer-fest/1:00 pm-5:00 pm04/13/2019Richmond International Raceway, East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA, United StatesRichmond International Raceway, East Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA, United States
Folks will get a small taste of the city with the 2nd Annual Richmond Raceway Craft Beer Fest in the Covered Arena prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The track has partnered with the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild to bring this festival to fans. You don’t need a race ticket to join in the fun.
Advance tickets are $30.
Breweries will bring two of their flagship beers. Fans can taste each of these unique offerings from various breweries across the state. With a ticket, you will receive unlimited 4 oz. tastings of all craft beers.
Fans who have already purchased a ticket to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, April 13 can add on the 2nd Annual Richmond Raceway Craft Beer Fest for an additional cost. With a ticket to the Richmond Raceway Craft Beer Fest, fans will have access to unlimited 4 oz. tastings of various craft beers from around the area.
RICHMOND NATION NASCAR Season Ticket Holders will receive a $5 discount by calling 866-455-7223 to order.
- 20http://virginiabeerlovers.com/event/rva-field-day-beer-festival/12:00 pm-7:00 pm04/20/2019City Stadium220 Maplewood Avenue East, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Come be a part of RVA’s newest favorite event!
Join us for an amazing day of Beer, Music, Sports, Food and Fun! The gates open at 11:00 AM so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer! Last call is 4:30 PM and taps will close at 5:00 PM.
Tickets for UNLIMITED sampling and access to ALL Field Day Events are only $30 in advance, or $40 at the door! Designated Driver tickets are available for a reduced rate of $20.
This is a 21 and up event; ID’s will be required at check-in.
We will have craft brewers from all over the region sampling some of their award winning beers.
Live Music performance by Jack Ryan & other local RVA musicians!
Please remember to drink responsibly…and plan ahead if you need a place to stay or a ride home for the evening.
Featured Field Day Sporting Events: Target Football, Wiffleball, Hula-Hoop Obstacle Course, Wood Slat Relay Race, Dizzy Bat Relay, Bouncy Ball Race, Tricycle/Small Bike Relay Rally, Corn-Hole, Frisbee Toss, Flip Cup Tournaments, Bean Bag Ladder, Watergun cup races, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect4, Spikeball, Giant Beer Pong, Laddar Ball, Minute-to-win-it contests, Shuffle Board and MUCH MUCH MORE!
This inaugural RVA Field Day will feature the following breweries: Wicked Weed, Boston Beer Company, Legend, Lickinghole Creek, Strangeways, Devils Backbone, Starr Hill, Steam Bell, Three Notch’d, Hardywood & MORE!
RVA Food Trucks Coming: Boka Taco, The Hungry Turtle, Happy Empanada, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sweet ‘N Sassy BBQ,
Area Vendors attending: Lisa’s Corn Hole Bags, Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn, Saturday Shoppin, Richmond Window Corp, & MORE!
Thank you to the sponsors: River City Sports & Social Club, Fruit Fixed, Tang & Biscuit, Boston Beer Co., Wicked Weed, Lidl, and more TBA!
Buy your tickets today at: http://rvafieldday.eventbrite.com?s=91015683
- 20http://virginiabeerlovers.com/event/wonder-city-craft-beer-festival-2-2/12:00 pm-6:00 pm04/20/2019403 Appomattox Street, Hopewell, VA, United States403 Appomattox Street, Hopewell, VA, United States
FREE ADMISSION! Sample 30+ Virginia and regional craft beers, live music, food trucks, and craft vendors Saturday, April 20, 2019 in downtown Hopewell! Samples are $2 for 5 oz tastings for most beers. Sample as many beers as you wish, however, please drink responsibly. Event is all ages, however, only ages 21+ may sample.
- 27http://virginiabeerlovers.com/event/gnarly-hops-barley-fest-2019/12:00 pm-5:00 pm04/27/2019Depot District, CulpeperDepot District, Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Now for something Gnarly! Culpeper’s Seventh Annual ‘Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest’ Craft Beer Festival celebrates spring April 27, 2019
Culpeper, VA. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up its seventh annual beer festival this April. Over the past several months, the team has been planning the best Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest yet. Ticket holders can look forward to several new breweries on tap, a wide selection of mouth-watering local food, and live music. Back by popular demand, the festival will once again be located in the Depot District in the historic Downtown Culpeper area, this craft beer festival is sure to live up to its “gnarly” name.
Taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District, the Gnarly Hops brewfest is back with live music from Adwela & The Uprising and keeton with over 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers. This year we are thrilled to have a great selection of local and independent brews, including area favorites like newcomer – Power’s Farm & Brewery, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, and 6 Bears & A Goat. Some other notable Virginia Breweries joining the line-up include: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Strangeways Brewing, Brothers Craft Brewing, and Reason. A crowd favorite, Bold Rock Hard Cider, also returns serving its refreshing cider in a variety of flavors including their newest Blood Orange cider. A few well-known out-of-towners will be on draft, like Dogfish Head, Green Man Brewery, Stone Brewing, Troegs Brewing Company, and SweetWater Brewing Company. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer and cider to suit anyone’s taste!
Kelsey Carlson Settle is thrilled to be the returning Chairman of Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, “This year, we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, including lots of local options! As always, there will be a great selection of food and some rockin’ live music. Thanks to our hard-working committee and generous sponsors, this will be another afternoon in Culpeper you won’t want to miss!”
Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, also boasts a variety of delicious local eats that will be on hand to accompany the cold brews. Food provided by: Captain Corbin’s, Asian Taste, Uncle Elder’s BBQ, and UFO Food Truck. Live music by local favorites Adwela & The Uprising will kick off the festivities with award winning roots reggae; followed by keeton playing your favorite 90s alternative hits. keeton’s show will take you on a musical journey through the decade of the Internet, Nintendo, the Macarena, and Jurassic Park. With their wide array of upbeat, energetic songs, high octane guitar riffs, and strong vocal harmonies, keeton will get the party started and keep you dancing and singing along to those songs you love, but forgot you love. keeton — “90s and alternative for the people”. Local artisans such as Chickie-Dickie Beads, Wire & Rocks, The Sterling Peacock and more will be showcasing their wares at the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers.
CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at this popular downtown event. General advance tasting tickets include admission, live music, commemorative tasting, and unlimited craft beer tastings available for $35 and may be purchased now at Far Gohn Brewing Company, Vinosity, and on the web at www.gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com. $10 non-drinking tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event.
All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. The Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest Craft Beer Festival is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Lidl – rethink grocery., Vinosity, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Stonewall Harley-Davidson, XS Telecom, 103.1 WJMA, 105.5 SAM FM, Culpeper Times, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Green Roost, Brentamental Media, Kash Imprints, and Fairview Cattle & Grain.
If you’re seeking the most dynamic beer tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on April 27th and ready for a beautiful day at downtown Culpeper’s signature craft beer festival. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarlyhops.com or www.facebook.com/gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.
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