World Beer Festival Lands In Richmond This Saturday

So you say you’re beer curious – or even if you just think it – and looking for a way to try a bunch of good beer this weekend and you live in Virginia?  Ok, time to listen up.  This Saturday, All About Beer Magazine will host its third of four World Beer Festivals for 2010 in Richmond, Va.  The event will be held on Brown’s Island, located in the James River near downtown, and a couple weeks ago, the beer line up was finally announced.  Nearly eighty breweries are on the list – (do I have your curiosity yet?) – and you can take a look at them here.  A number of good Virginia breweries will be there, including Richmond’s own Legend Brewery, as well as Blue Mountain, Starr Hill, and St. George.  Legend is also one of the main sponsors for the event, and is well thought of, with solid scores for many of their beers on  Recognizable for a very long time for only being available in 22oz bottles, Legend started bottling and shipping in 12oz bottle six packs last year, and I just recently noticed those sixers showing up here in Roanoke.

This is the first time I have been to one of these WBF events and although I’m not completely sure what to expect, I’m certainly looking forward to it.  There will be obviously plenty of different beers and styles to try, and as always, that is the best feature a festival like this has to offer – the chance to try something different that the beer curious hasn’t tasted before.  At first look, a couple beers out of the dozens that will be there jump out to me – two highly rated Belgian Saisons – Saison DuPont, a A rated Saison from DuPont Brewery, and Urthel Brewery’s Saissonière will there.  Weyerbacher Brewery’s (PA) Double Simcoe Double IPA, Boulder Brewery’s (CO) Mojo IPA, and Full Sail’s (OR) IPA are among several notable IPA’s that will be at the event. Canada’s Unibroue Brewery, creators of a number of highly respected, primarily Belgian style beers, will be there.  But didn’t I say there were just a couple?  The more I look at the list, the more I realize I may have to revise that statement.

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s event – so if at all possible, get to Richmond this Saturday.  Opportunities to satisfy your beer curiosities are waiting – I’ll be there, revising my list as I go.  Visit All About Beer Magazine’s website for more information.

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~ by thebeerroad on June 10, 2010.

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