HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The 8th annual 757 Battle of the Beers festival will look much different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"In our area it is the largest and longest running," said Shawn Fischer, Event Chair, with 757 Battle of the Beers.
"We usually have 2,000 people on site, this year with a different event we are hoping to have that many sampling beers in their own homes," he said.
The fun filled event is normally held at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Two dozen local breweries showcase their suds with all the money going to charity.
"In talking to our charities St. Mary's Home and the Hope House Foundation, we know they have been beat up there is no big end in site right now," said Fischer.
So the beer show must go on, coronavirus or bust with the goal to give around $40,000 to five different charities.
"It is now a festival in a box. 21 brewers put one beer each in the box, and there is also glassware for two people and enough tastings for four," he said.
Thanks to loosened ABC guidelines, people can enjoy the beer at home on Saturday, September 26. People can still vote for their favorites, enjoy programming and give back to those who need it most.
"It's been really popular," he said. "So far we have sold about 30 to 40 percent of our inventory in the first week, we do expect it to sell out soon, this is the perfect social distancing fun."
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