|A volunteer serves beer at last years Northern Virginia Brewfest, which will be held at Morven Park this year. - Photo Courtesy/Gene LaFollette|
Beer fans rejoice. The annual Northern Virginia Brewfest is happening this weekend June 21-22 at Morven Park in Leesburg.
The event, founded by Vintage 50 Restaurant and Beer Lounge, will be home to more than 80 beers, ciders, and meaderies from more than 60 businesses in the region.
New to this year's event will be VIP ticketing, which will allow purchasers special early access to the event and designated parking closer to the venue. VIP tickets will be $50 and there is a limit of 100.
Regular admission prices for the event are $30 at the gate, $20 if ordered before the event via extremetix.com.
The admission price includes four drink tickets, redeemable for four sample pourings and a sampling glass.
For out of town friends there is a bus to and from the Vienna Metro Station leaving at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for $45. The bus ticket includes all that goes with an admission ticket and a round trip ride between the Vienna Metro Station and Morven Park.
Brewfest will stretch from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Designated drivers will be charged $10.
Food vendors will be on hand serving everything from kettle corn to oysters on the half-shell.
Five breweries will be in attendance from Loudoun including Old Ox, Lost Rhino, Crooked Run, Adroit Theory and Corcoran Brewing.
Also new to this year's festivities is a Cooking with Beer tent.
“The brew pubs around are doing a lot of brew pairings," said Bill Collins, event manager. "We're taking a little different tact with it, by using the beer as a main ingredient."
Military chef Joe Marino will be using beers one can locally buy to cook items like pickled carrots, salad dressings, marinades, sauces and even a beer cheesecake.
For more information visit novabrewfest.com.
Caution: If you are trying to get to the event via GPS use 14793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176 as the address. As the website says "Do not use Morven Park as the address."