Monday, June 15, 2009

2009 Summer Brewfest Breweries Posted

The participating brewery list for the 2009 Summer Brewfest is posted online. The festival will take place June 27-29 in Leesburg, VA. The organizers have plenty of treats lined up for us, including more than a dozen breweries new to the Summer Brewfest:
Virginia breweries participating for the first time include Legend Brewery (Richmond), The River Company Restaurant & Brewery (Radford) and Sweetwater Tavern (No VA).

Breweries from nearby states making their first appearance at the Summer Brewfest are Raven (Baltimore), River Horse (NJ), Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (NC) and Bluegrass Brewing (KY).

From farther away, Michigan breweries Atwater, Celis and Founders will join Great Divide, Left Hand and Steamworks breweries from Colorado and Gordon Biersch, 21st Amendment and Anderson Valley will represent California.

Also new to the Summer Brewfest will be several cask offerings including Allagash, Brooklyn, Clipper City and Flying Dog breweries.

Over 60 breweries are scheduled to participate this year. Especially exciting is the possibility of at least four different cask offerings. I recall just a single cask offering last Summer, from Clipper City, so the expansion this year is noteworthy.

A complete list of participating breweries can be found here. Start planning now. See you there!

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