Thursday, September 18, 2008

Weekend Beer Events

FABTS will hold it's monthly meeting on Saturday at Total Wine in downtown Fredericksburg. The theme for the meeting is "Oktoberfest Beers". This promises to be a very fun meeting. I am committed to a Boy Scout activity and will miss the meeting this month. Also, the Capital Ale House Oktoberfest celebrations in Richmond continue through September 30th. Many brewpubs tap special beers this time of year, so be sure to call your favorite watering hole and ask about seasonal release events.

There are quite a few interesting tastings being held at local retailers this weekend. I hope you'll be able to take advantage of them.

Friday, September 19 - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Total Wine, Fredericksburg
Friday 5 @ 5 Beer Tasting:
Lindeman’s Framboise, Red Hook Longhammer IPA, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale, Otter Creek Oktoberfest

Friday, September 19 - 5:30 - 8:00pm
Virginia Wine Experience, Fredericksburg
Beer Tasting:
Michelle Ditzler from Freeman Beverage will present a tasting of seasonal beers:
Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Blue & Gray Oktoberfest, Flying Dog Gonzo Porter, Flying Dog Woody Creek White, Flying Dog Double Dog IPA

Friday, September 19 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Grapes of Taste, Ladysmith
Legend Brewery Beer Tasting:
Lee Lonnes will conduct a tasting of beers from Legend Brewing:
Brown Ale, Golden Ale, Pale Ale, Chocolate Porter, Oktoberfest, Lager, Hefeweizen

Friday, September 19 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
Corks and Kegs, Richmond
Beer Tasting:
Special Guest Andrew Miller of Magic Hat

Saturday, September 20 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Kybecca, Fredericksburg
Beer Tastings in 2 Locations:
William Street (Downtown):
Legend Oktoberfest, Bell's Octoberfest, plus 1 Customer Choice
Plank Road (Next to Ukrops)
Victory Festbier, New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, plus 1 Customer Choice

Saturday, September 20 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Rick's Wine, Alexandria
Beer Tastings:
Victory V-Series Saison, Bell's Best Brown Ale, Ommegang Chocolate, Bell's Double Cream Stout

Every Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Blue & Gray Brewery, Fredericksburg
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.
Have something to add? Let me know, my contact information is here.

Event schedules subject to change. Call ahead before traveling.

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