Friday, June 20, 2008

This Weekend's Local Beer Happenings

The Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest takes place this weekend in Leesburg. The BrewFest will feature over 40 breweries pouring their beers, and plenty of tasty food. Should be a fun time. If you're not up to driving out to Leesburg, try these local tasting opportunities. Note there are three vintages of J.W. Lees Harvest Ale up for tasting this weekend!

Friday, June 20 - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Total Wine
Friday 5 @ 5 Beer Tasting:
JK Scrumpy’s Hard Cider, Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange, Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Mendocino White Hawk IPA, Unibroue Fin du Monde

Friday, June 20 - 5:30 - 8:00pm
Virginia Wine Experience, Fredericksburg
Beer Tasting:
St. Michaelsberg Keller Bier, J.W. Lee's Vintage Harvest Ale 1999, J.W. Lee's Vintage Harvest Ale 2000

Saturday, June 21 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Beer Tastings in 2 Locations:
William Street (Downtown):
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2007 aged in Calvados (apple brandy) casks, 2nd beer TBD, plus 1 customer choice
Plank Road (Next to Ukrops)
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2007 aged in Calvados casks, St. Michaelsberg Kellerbier, plus 1 customer choice

Every Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Blue & Gray Brewery
Beer samples and brewery tours

Please support the folks who bring us these events. Let them know there is an active craft beer community in the area. When you attend any of these events, tell us about it in the comments, and be sure to let the proprietor know you heard about it here.
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