The Beer Ingredient That’s More Important Than Hops (via VinePair)
When considering the flavors in a craft beer, it’s easy to be enamored by the hops. But there’s another ingredient you should care about: yeast.
Maymont hosts their annual Beer & Wine Classic presented by the Dooley Noted Society! Guests can sample some of Virginia’s finest beverages from 20 local breweries and wineries, all while enjoying delicious food and live music from Three Sheets To The Wind | America’s #1 tribute to Yacht Rock.
Breweries and wineries on tap for this year’s event include Alewerks Brewing Company, Ardent Craft Ales, Barboursville Vineyards, Blue Bee Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Buskey Cider, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, James River Cellars Winery, Kindred Spirit Brewing, Legend Brewing Company, Smartmouth Beer, South Street Brewery, Steam Bell Beer Works, Stinson Vineyards, STRANGEWAYS BREWING, Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Trussings Craft Fizz, Valley Road Vineyards and The Virginia Beer Company.
Food and dessert will be available for purchase from Carytown Burgers & Fries, Continental Divide Richmond, Curry in a Hurry, Gaúcho Food Truck, Goatocado, Grilled Meats And Treats, Mean Bird and Monique’s Crepes.
Participants must be 21 years old or older. Tickets are $40; Maymont members receive a discount. For tickets, call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.
Sample more than 25 different craft beers, dig into some amazing BBQ, and listen as some of the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads take the stage at Riverwalk Landing. This year’s Blues, Brews & BBQ promises to be the best yet!
Ticket includes beer glass and unlimited tastes of beer.
At 12:30, The Jukes will deliver an entertaining performance steeped in swing, boogie, and down-home blues. Then, at 3:30, the Michael Clark Band will take the mic to blend the Blues with a little soul, rock, jazz and fun.
NEW this year – a wine garden included in admission. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
More details at 757.877.2933 or www.villageevents.org.
The “NEW” Smith Mountain Lake Brews & Tunes Festival is Saturday, May 5th from 1pm – 7pm off Route 122 at the new location of the Franklin Co. Family SML YMCA, 293 Firstwatch Drive, Moneta, 24121.
20 local and regional craft breweries and cideries such as Apocalypse, Bold Rock, Brothers, Chaos Mountain, Devil’s Backbone, Goose Island, Hardywood, Heavy Seas, O’Connor, Soaring Ridge, South Street, Starr Hill, Victory and Wicked Weed representing 40 craft beers. Enjoy live music by Goose Gossett and Barefoot West. Check out over 60 quality craft vendors.
Advance Tasting Ticket, $25, Gate Tasting Ticket, $35, and include 10- 4oz tasting tickets. Regular Admission, $10 (does not include tasting tickets).
Go to www.visitsmithmountainlake.com to order your ticket today.
The longest running beer festival in Virginia–the ‘Of Ale and History’ Beer Festival now in its 23rd year! Featuring live music from Cazhmiere and The Robbie Limon Band, 60+ beers, local food and merchandise vendors. This is a rain or shine event but feel free to bring your own chairs and pop-up tents. Please do not bring pets, coolers, outside food or drink. And don’t forget your ID!
Advanced tasting tickets are $25 and are available now online. The tasting ticket includes a souvenir glass and eight tastings.
Old Busted Head Brewing is hosting its 3rd annual Bleu & Brew Beer & Cheese Fest on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
There will be over 18 breweries present with more than 44 awesome craft brews on tap! All beers will be paired with gourmet cheese specially selected by Culpeper Cheese Company.
There will also be great local food trucks and awesome live bands playing throughout the day!
•40 VIP TICKETS FOR $40 ON SALE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH•
•EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES START THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST•
VIP Early Bird: $50
General Admission Early Bird: $40
For tickets and more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/933217640164926