American Craft Beer Week officially runs from May 13th to 19th but as in years past Richmond will start the party early. Here are some details on festivals and parties happening during the week. Bookmark this page and check back for updates.
Saturday May 11th
The third annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival will feature over 30 Virginia craft beers. Tickets are $15/person in advance or $20/person at door if available and include unlimited sampling of all the beers. VIP tickets are $45/person and include:
Specialty Collectable Glass
Designated driver tickets will be sold at the gate.
Pins available at the festival:
- Hardywood Capital Trail Pale Ale
- Legend Pale with Cascade & Chinook hops
Take a look at the beer list:
Hardywood – RVA O’Connor – Norfolk
Twilight Weiss Great Dismal Black IPA
Saison Rustica Spyhop White IPA
Devils Backbone – Lexington Starr Hill – Crozet
Schwartz Bier Grateful Pale
Reilly’s Red Double Platinum
Bold Rock – Nellysford Legend – RVA
VA Draft Cider Urban Legend Series Lost City Saison
VA Apple Cider Legend Hefeweizen
James River – Scottsville Apocalypse Ale Works – Lynchburg
Rock Island Red Ale Hopocalypse Imperial Red
Packet Boat Porter Golden Censor Belgian Pale
3 Brothers – Harrisonburg Extra Billy’s – RVA
Brathair Scottish Ale Billy’s Brown Ale
Great Outdoors Pale Hoptrick IPA
Midnight – Goochland
New Beginning Kolsch
Not My Job Brown Ale
(Backed up with Head First Pale)
Bull & Bones Lunch Pale
Wolf Hills Trooper IPA
Roanoke Railhouse Track 1
Big Daddy Sunshine Wheat
Big Daddy Hopdog IPA
Mad Fox Defender American Pale Ale
Plus a few surprises!!
.Check out the Facebook event here.
Saturday May 18th
Midnight Brewery First Anniversary — 1PM
James River Homebrewers 30th Anniversary — 6PM
JRHB will celebrate their 30th anniversary at Legend Saturday night. While it is a private party, there is nothing stopping you from heading to Legend to raise a glass to one of the oldest homebrew clubs in the country.