Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at the Oceanfront

Posted at 1:58 PM, Sep 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-27 13:58:41-04

Over 50 craft beers from over 25 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 2012, at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. 

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

Starr Hill

Old Dominion Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company

Heavy Seas

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company

Harpoon Brewery

Oskar Blues Brewery

Kona Brewing Company

Widmer Brothers

Red Hook



Shock Top Belgian White

Smartmouth Brewing Company

Goose Island

Van Steenberge

Bold Rock

Alewerks Brewing Company



Maisel’s Welsse

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, 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.