Virginia Craft Beer Month Rolls On Towards The Craft Brewer’s Fest
Microfestivus may be over, but August – Virginia Craft Beer Month – rolls on with a variety of events not only in Roanoke but throughout the state. Here in the Star City, Jack Brown’s Burger & Beer Joint will feature beers from Apocalypse Ale Works (Forest, Va) on Wednesday the 14th, and a comment on the restaurant’s Facebook page mentions a possible similar event on the 26th. Starr Hill will be the focus of an event at Martin’s in Roanoke on the 30th, and Wild Wolf Brewing is releasing a new Double IPA at an event at their brewpub on the 29th.
One of the month’s crowning events will be the 2nd annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest, held on the grounds of Devils Backbone’s brewpub near Charlottesville. A craft beer festival held at one of Virginia’s most award winning brewpubs might seem enough to pull plenty of folks in, but there are many more reasons this event should grab most any Virginia craft beer fan’s attention. About thirty breweries, all Virginia based, are scheduled to attend, and will likely bring some uncommonly found brews for tasting (read: this is not a flagship beer only type of event). The breweries will range from the more established, such as Lost Rhino, Legend, Williamsburg Alewerks, Blue Mountain, Hardywood Park, and Port City, to the up and coming, like Champion, Apocalypse, Smartmouth, and Strangeways. Even brews from smaller, nano style breweries like Beer Hound will be present. Tickets are still available, and camping passes for the grounds make this an even more attractive event, letting festival goers make a weekend of it!