Sunday, June 18, 2017

UPCOMING BEER FESTS AND FESTIVAL FORECAST


Fri-Sun, Jun 23-25 - 28th Annual Bayou Boogaloo Music & Cajun Food Festival, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. From New Orleans to the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, two stages featuring national recording artists providing diverse cultural musical entertainment. This is the most authentic food and music festival in the nation. No Bayou celebration would be complete without the mouthwatering Cajun delicacies prepared by authentic Louisiana inspired chefs. Festival guests are in for a real treat as they feast on fresh crawfish straight from Louisiana, jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, alligator, muffuletta, andouille, and beignets; plus festival favorites like sno balls (discovered in New Orleans, by the way!), root beer floats, smoothies, Italian water ice, glazed nuts, kettle korn and funnel cake. Wash it all down with a variety of cold beverages including a fine selection of beers straight from New Orleans’ own Abita Brewing Company as well as New Orleans-born Southern Comfort Hurricanes. https://festevents.org/events/2017-season-events/bayouboogaloo/
Sat, Jul 8 - Red, White and Brew LAGERfest, Back Bay Brewing, 4 - 8:30 pm, 614 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach. Our 2nd Annual Red, White and Brew Summer Lager festival is July 8th! WE’RE BRINGING THE LAGER BACK! Event Features: Food trucks, Live Music, Stellar Beer-and maybe even a collaboration or two! More details coming soon!
Fri, Jul 21 - Ocean View Brews on the Bay, Ocean View Beach Park, 6 - 9:30 pm, . Matched with this wwek’s popular Friday after-work music series, “Thank Goodness It’s Ocean View” Beach Music Concert Series at Ocean View Beach Park on the Chesapeake Bay, featuring ‘The Deloreans’ live on stage. Craft Beer  Sampling Package - $15 for wristband, 4 oz sampling cup and 5 tickets redeemable for samples; 16 oz Pint - $8 for wristband and 4 tickets redeemable for a pint cup; Additional tickets - $2 (must have a cup and wristband to sample); Tickets will be sold until 9:15 pm; Sampling tickets can be redeemed until 9:30 pm; No refunds; You must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
Sun, Aug 6 - Whistle Belly: A Virginia Beer & More festival, presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg. Save the Date - More to come. Crafted by DoG Street Pub & presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg. 30 breweries, 80 beers, delicious eats and an all-day VIP area (limited tickets for VIP). Get VIP Access tickets to enjoy exclusive beers. Raffle of gifts from breweries & local businesses. Food by DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro & The Catering Company. Tickets available at www.whistlebelly.com & at Hair of the DoG Bottle Shop. Buy in advance and save up to $10. Advance Tickets: General Admission Food & Drink, $50; General Admission Food Only, $20; General Admission Drink Only, $40; VIP Access Food & Drink, $70. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships to high school students via the JWCW.
Sat, Aug 12 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Virginia Beach, Hunt Club Farm, 12 - 6:00 pm, 2388 London Bridge Rd., Virginia Beach. Expect this year to be bigger and better than ever! New expanded floorplan, so it’s not so crowded. All guests receive a Souvenir Glass for tastings, and the first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBBQ” Bag to celebrate the show. Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly. BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection; pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low. BBQ is ala carte. Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters from the Deep South. Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage. Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more.
Sat, Aug 19 - TAP! TAP! Craft Beer Festival, Greenbrier Farms, 2 - 7:00 pm, 225 Sign Pine Rd., Chesapeake. Chesapeake Virginia’s First Craft Beer Festival, now on its THIRD year. Unlimited free samples of over 30 beers available until 6 pm. Food available for sale from your favorite local food trucks. Entertainment by award winning local bands. Benefiting the children of Maison Fortune Orphanage in Haiti. (Event Held Rain or Shine. No Refunds) Tickets will be available online June 1, 2017. www.taptapfest.org
Sat, Aug 26 - Neptune’s Coastal Craft Beer Festival, Hosted by Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, 1 - 6:00 pm, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach. Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!  http://neptunefestival.ticketmob.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=159059
Sat, Sep 9 - 5th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers 2017, Hosted by Beach Ambassadors, 1 - 6:00 pm, Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Rd., Virginia Beach. This year’s 757 Battle of the Beers is presented by The Whiskey Kitchen and Beach Ambassadors. This is the only festival in Hampton Roads that features every local 757 Craft Brewery as they battle it out to win in different beer categories - with 100% of the proceeds go to local Hampton Roads charities! Each year, local breweries put their best brews on tap and are rated by an official beer tasting panel and by attendees of the event to see which beer is the best in the 7-5-7. The one-of-a-kind event features live music, food, tastings of every beer (two beers from each brewery!), corn hole, giant beer pong, and more! This event is in its 5th year - and the battle will be bigger and better than ever before! Tickets now available: https://beachambassadors.myshopify.com/collections/tickets
Sat, Sep 16 - Virginia beach Oktoberfest, wasserhund Brewing Company, 12 - 5:00 pm, 1805 Laskin Road, Virginia beach. Join us for the biggest German Beer Festival in Hampton Roads. Local German Style Craft Beer, German food, Music, games and more! Your ticket gets you a plastic commemorative stein and beers from every brewery pouring! An upgraded ticket gets you a glass commenmorative full liter stein and beers from every brewery pouring! **ORDER BEFORE 8/12 AND WE WILL PERSONALIZE YOUR STEIN!
Sat, Sep 23 - 5th Annual Ribtoberfest & Southern Foodways, Noon - 8:00 pm, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. We’re celebrating what’s below the Mason-Dixon along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront!  Now in its 5th year, RibtoberFest brings the best of southern food and beverage to your favorite stompin’ grounds, Town Point Park.  Join us as we bring together a humble batch of southern-flare dishes and cool craft brews, with a live blues band to boot! The Craft Beer Garden will feature over 35 brews from local, regional and international breweries. See ticket prices and sampling packages at https://festevents.org/events/2016-season-events/ribtoberfest2/craft-beer-garden/
Sat, Oct 7 - Crawlin’ Crab 5K and Craft Brew Fest, 8:30 am - 11:00 pm, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton. Celebrate your 5K and Half Marathon finish this year at a Craft Brew Fest / Post Race Party on Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th immediately following your race outside the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Enjoy live music, delicious Kickin’ Corn and Crab Chowder from Baker’s Crust and ice cold brews. More details coming soon! http://crawlincrabhalf.com/
Sat/Sun, Oct 21/22 - Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, 31st Street Park, 1 - 6:00 pm, Atlantic Ave., Viginia Beach Oceanfront. Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival.  Tickets include unlimited sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment. A limited number of tickets will be available each day. It is not recommended that children attend this event.  It is designed to be a 21+ festival. https://www.beachstreetusa.com/festivals/virginia-beach-craft-beer-festival
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