Craft beer is made using a traditional process of blending the sugars from malted grains (such as barley or wheat), with hop flowers and water. The skill of the Masterbrewer brings out the desired aroma, color, mouth feel, foam and flavor qualities of the hops and malt through formulation of recipes and the fermentation of sugars into alcohol, carbon dioxide gas and other characters. After careful aging at just the right temperatures the beer is packaged and delivered to the consumer.
A $20 per person tasting ticket (plus service charges) includes a commemorative glass and sampling. Tickets, if available, will be $25 at the gate. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for each day.
Sample craft beers from these fine breweries:
New Belgium Brewing
Legend Brewing Company
O’Connor Brewing Company
St. George Brewing Company
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
Oskar Blues Brewery
Kona Brewing Company
Shock Top Belgian White
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Alewerks Brewing Company
Enjoy live music on Saturday, October 20, by Seth Stainback and on Sunday, October 21 by Fighting Jamesons.
Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster (online, phone, and outlet). Advance tickets are also available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center (2100 Parks Avenue). A limited number of tickets will be sold for each day.
Educational demonstrations will be provided by HomeBrew USA.
For more information on the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, visit www.BeachStreetUSA.com, or call 757-491-SUNN.
The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival is sponsored by Hoffman Beverage, Whole Foods Market, HomeBrew USA, Pepsi, Monster Energy, the City of Virginia Beach, The Oceanfront Inn, and Integrated Management Group.