Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Local Tidewater VA Beer Fests


August is VA Craft Beer Month!

UPCOMING BEER FESTS AND FESTIVAL FORECAST:
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
Sun, Aug 27 - Barks & Brews is Back, Norfolk Botanical Garden, 12 - 6:00 pm, 6700 Azalea Garden Rd., Norfolk. Join us for Barks & Brews once again as we end our Summer Sunday Dog Days. Have fun with your dog exploring the Garden’s 175 acres and have a cold one with your canine best friend. Visit our website for more information: http://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/events/barks-brews-2/
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 - Oktoberfest Eastern Virginia, hosted by Wasserhund Brewing Company, 12 - 5:00 pm, Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Rd., 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 commemorative full liter stein and beers from every brewery pouring! **ORDER BEFORE 8/12 AND WE WILL PERSONALIZE YOUR STEIN!
Sat, Sep 16 - Virginia Craft Beer & Wine Festival, Portsmouth Pavilion, 2 - 6:00 pm, 16 Crawford Cir., Portsmouth. The 4th Annual Portsmouth Pavilion Virginia Craft Beer and Wine Festival is back at The Pavilion on Saturday, September 16! Enjoy unlimited samplings of Virginia’s finest craft beers and wines, live music, and great eats.  http://www.ticketmaster.com/virginia-craft-beer-and-wine-portsmouth-pavilion-portsmouth-va/venueartist/8725/2024405
Sat, Sep 16 - GrowlFest 2017, The Virginia Zoo, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, 3500 Granby St., Norfolk. Join us for this after-hours event that is fun for the whole family. Your ticket gets you two beers and a custom growler. Local breweries and food trucks, yard games, Virginia Zoo after hours and more! Proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club of Norfolk, the Norfolk Sunrise Rotary and the Virginia Zoo. http://virginiazoo.org/events/growlfest-2017/
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, Oct 14 - 2017 YSC Fall Beer and Wine Bash, Camp Pendleton, 12 - 5:00 pm, Virginia Beach. Join us for the 2017 YSC Fall Beer and Wine Bash! We will be serving beer, wine, barbeque, chicken, chili, gumbo and our famous crawfish boil. All you can eat and drink. Live entertainment by Little Country and Family Tree. Cornhole players, get there early and sign up for the cornhole tournament. First Prize wins 2 tickets to our Spring event. All for only $55.00*! All proceeds go to fund children’s charities in Hampton Roads. You must be 21 to enter the party and there will be a 100% ID check to enter Camp Pendleton. *The $5.00 per ticket convenience fee will be waived for online purchases made before September 15th.
Sat, Oct 14 - Craft Beer Bash at War Memorial Stadium, 1 - 5:00 pm, 1889 W Pembroke Ave., Hampton. Our Second Annual Craft Beer Bash presented by Jungle Gym Strength and Conditioning LLC. Join us on Saturday, October 14th for an afternoon of great beers at the ballpark. This is a charity festival with proceeds from every ticket purchased going to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula. Your ticket includes unlimited craft beer tastings, a souvenir pint glass, and every ticket sold benefits the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula. There will also be food trucks, music, yard games, and many vendors. https://warmemorialcraftbeerbash.eventbrite.com/
Sun, Oct 15 - Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest - Virginia Beach, Green Flash Brewing Co. Virginia Beach, 12 - 5:00 pm, 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach. The annual Treasure Chest Beer + Food Fest is back for a 4th year in Virginia Beach with all festival proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen Tidewater! Enjoy exclusive Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine beers (including one-off keg and cask creations), served alongside plates from our wonderful Virginia restaurant partners. In addition to the delicious beer and food, we’ve got live music, games, Behind-the-Craft demonstrations and more! The tropical Hawaiian Luau theme is back by popular demand so grab your best Tiki attire! Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and retro-inspired island kitsch apparel is encouraged. All tickets include unlimited beer tasting, 10 food tastings commemorative glass, and festival experience: Over 20 options of rare beer, cask, and barrel-aged creations from Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine Beer Co. with unlimited tasting; Food pairings prepared by some of our favorite local restaurants; Behind the Craft: culinary demos and bonus tastings taking place throughout the event; Photo booth; Vendor village
Sat/Sun, Oct 21/22 - Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, 31st Street Park, 1 - 6:00 pm, Atlantic Ave., Virginia 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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