The finest breweries of Northern Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic will be on-hand serving up some of the best suds around -- on Saturday, May 20!Brambleton will once again be hosting its annual craft beer festival on May 20. Organizers have invited breweries located within an hour's drive of the festival grounds, including a few from West Virginia and Maryland. Upwards of 30 different breweries are expected to be represented, and with their entry, festival-goers will have the chance to taste two brews made by the 30 different brewing companies offering their products. In addition to local breweries, one guest brewery from Atlanta -- Sweet Water Brewing Company -- will be on-hand. Flying Dog of Frederick, Maryland, DuClaw Brewing of Baltimore, and Virginia’s own Lost Rhino round out the more well-known breweries that have committed thus far. There will also be food vending trucks and lots of fun, beer-related activities.
As for musical entertainment, Acoustic Soul -- the duo of Steven Shaffer and Bruce Turner -- will be bringing their brand of classic rock, blues, and soul covers from noon until 2:30 p.m., while blues rocker David Gerald will play from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Gerald is a Mississippi native who has put out studio albums and tours nationally, playing clubs and festivals across the country. His music can be likened to the musical style and sound of Steve Ray Vaughan and is the ideal type of music to listen to while sipping down some tasty craft beers and munching on a hot food truck sandwich! The confirmed breweries thus far include: DuClaw Adroit Theory Quattro Goomba's Brewery Lost Rhino Retreat Belly Love Brewing Beer Hound Brewery Bold Rock Hard Cidery Brothers Craft Brewery Chaos Mountain Brewery Devils Backbone Brewing Forge Brew Works Troegs Starr Hill Pale Fire Sweet Water Brewing Company Dirt Farm Brewing South Street Brewery Blue Mountain Brewery Union Craft Brewing Company Fordham & Dominion Brewing Old Ox Brewery Old Bust Head Brewery 3 Stars Brewing Company Flying Dog Brewery Heritage Brewing Wild Wolf Brewing Company Jack's Run Brewing Company Caboose Brewing Company Vanish Farmwood Brewery Apocalypse Brewing Interested in going? Here's the info:
May 21, 2017 12:00pm-6:00pm (12:00pm-1:00pm VIP TICKETS ONLY) Brambleton Town Center/Olympia Drive
General Admission 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. VIP Admission 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.VIP BREWERS BRUNCH TICKETS: $50 per person. These tickets include: brunch with beer at Lost Rhino Retreat from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., one hour early access from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (one hour of drinking without waiting in line!), entrance, tasting glass, and six 5-oz. samples. Tickets are limited. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $30 per person (plus service fees). Included in your ticket: entrance (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.), tasting glass, and six 5-oz. samples. Designated drivers and kids between the ages of 13 and 20 get in for $10. Children 12 and under are free. Extra samples will be available for purchase. $2 per sample / $6 for 16-oz. pour. Click here to purchase tickets.
Do you plan to go? What's your favorite local brewery? We'd love to hear your opinion in the comments!