Virginia craft beer fans are in for treat in June. There are two great beer fests are coming up.
First up is the Second Annual World Beer Festival in Richmond on Saturday, June 18, 2011 on Brown's Island. For tickets, visit www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf or stop in at Mekong Restaurant, 6004 W. Broad Street or Capital Ale House (Downtown, Innsbrook & Midlothian).
Produced by All About Beer Magazine, the festival offers two four-hour sessions, from noon to 4 p.m., and from 6 to 10 p.m. General admission to a single session is $40 in advance, $50 day of the event, which includes beer samples, music by local bands, educational sessions by industry experts, and a festival tasting glass.
The following weekend will find fans enjoying the Northern Virginia BrewFest. The 4th Annual Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest takes place June 25-26 and will feature beer from over 50 breweries and a wide variety of food. Your admission ticket includes a sampling glass and four beer tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. This is one of my favorite festivals, I'm sure you'll enjoy it too.
Tickets to the BrewFest are available online. Advanced tickets are $20, and $30 at the gate. Reduced price tickets are also available for designated drivers.
Two great craft beer festivals in the same month. Make your plans now, and be sure to enjoy responsibly.