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Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival this weekend

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Posted at 3:38 PM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 15:44:10-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Get ready for the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival, happening this weekend at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

The festival will be held “under a huge tent on the beach” at 30th Street for its sixth year, officials say.

The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day.

The new location will mean the event now has convenient parking at the 31st Street City Garage and will be “weather-proof” for the weekend!

Over 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries will be available for sampling at the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival.

Tickets include sampling, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.

Tickets are available in advance through Ticketmaster.

Saturday tickets are no longer available at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center (2100 Parks Avenue). Please call the Visitor Information Center at 757-491-7866 to find out the availability of Sunday tickets.

Tickets for the Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival are $25 in advance and $30 at the door for Saturday, October 18, and $20 in advance and $25 at the door for Sunday, September 19. All tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to service fees. A limited number of tickets are available each day. Tickets are only sold at the door if available.

Featured Breweries in 2014 include: O’Connor, Smartmouth, Back Bay, Young Veterans, St. George, Larry’s Lemonade, Ale Werks, Beck’s, Spaten, Legend, Devils Backbone, Bold Rock, Sunken City, Starr Hill, New Belgium, Sweetwater, Heavy Seas, Lagunitas, Victory, Oskar Blues, Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, Harpoon, DuClaw, Gordon Biersch, Goose Island, Kona, Lonerider, Natty Greene, Highland, Redhook, Widmer, Shock Top, Johnny Appleseed, Stella Artois, Fransikaner, Van Steenburge, Bavik, Van Ecke, Leffe, Boddington’s Hoegaarden, La Trappe, Bosteels, Krombacher, Vermont Hard Cider, WM Magner Cider, Flying Dog, Foothills, Hardywood, Heritage, Lickinghole Creek, Sam Adams, Wild Wolf, and Blue Moon.

Live music sets the stage at the perfect outdoor setting for tasting some of the best craft beers. Performances include Blue Ribbon Band and Will Overman Band (Saturday), and Seth Stainback & Rooster Foot and Major & the Monbacks (Sunday).

The Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival is sponsored by Hoffman Beverage, Pepsi, Monster Energy, Chesbay Distributing Company, the City of Virginia Beach, and is produced by Integrated Management Group.

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Purchase tickets, HERE