Norfolk, VA – July 5, 2018 — O’Connor Brewing Company and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine will kick-off Virginia Craft Beer Month in August with a state-wide brewery invitational held at O’Connor Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 4 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm (VIP Access at Noon).
Participating breweries will be on site pouring beers, answering questions, and partying like it’s 1976 at Dazed and Consumed.
Beers at the festival will be extremely fresh, rare, and unique, making it difficult to predict what each brewery will offer. All of the beers will be of a limited variety that have never been distributed to the Hampton Roads area. Participating breweries include: Alewerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg), The Answer Brewpub (Richmond), Ardent Craft Ales (Richmond), Aslin Beer Company (Herndon), Basic City Beer Co. (Waynesboro), Benchtop Brewing Company (Norfolk), Brothers Craft Brewing (Harrisonburg), Final Gravity Brewing Co. (Henrico), Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond), New Realm Brewing (Virginia Beach), Origin Beer Lab (Ashland), and Precarious Beer Project (Williamsburg), Reason Beer (Charlottesville), Stone Brewing (Richmond), and Vasen Brewing (Richmond).
General Admission tickets are $35 plus taxes and fees. GA Tickets include a limited edition tasting glass and unlimited 5oz pours of festival beers. A $75 VIP package (limited to 50 tickets) includes: an invitation to an all inclusive “brews cruise” with brewers and brewery representatives on Friday, August 3rd (7:15-9:30pm), early VIP access to the festival (12:00pm-1:00pm), and an insulated cooler swag bag filled with a limited edition commemorative IPA glass and tasting glass, unlimited 5oz pours, a 16oz can of the event-exclusive New England IPA release (Haze for Daze), commemorative event poster, sunglasses and more!
All guests must be 21+ with valid ID to get a wristband. Pets and strollers are not permitted in the festival area.
All beers in the festival area will stop pouring promptly at 6:00pm. The Tasting Room and outdoor Beer Garden Bar will remain open until 10:00pm. Food Dude and Redwood Smoke Shack will be on site as well as live music by Berries (2:00-4:00pm) and Brackish Water Jamboree (after-party from 7:00-10:00pm).
About O’Connor Brewing Co.
O’Connor Brewing Co. is a mighty yet humble craft brewery located in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 2010 by Kevin O’Connor with the support of his wife and company VP, Penny O’Connor; this award-winning, family-owned business blazed a trail for the craft beer movement in coastal Virginia. OBC’s mission is to create an original, world-class craft beer experience for all beer lovers through its innovative, evolving products and services while supporting our local communities. OBC brews seven flagship beers regularly, available on draft and in bottles, as well as a robust lineup of seasonal and special offerings throughout the year. OBC beers are available throughout the state of Virginia, in Washington, D.C. and parts of North Carolina. For more information, visit O’Connor Brewing Co.’s website, www.oconnorbrewing.com.