The Nelson County Department of Tourism and Economic Development have set up a a website to highlight a “beer trail” to make it easier to navigate the region’s local breweries. In all, there are seven breweries featured on the trail including Albemarle CiderWorks, Blue Mountain Brewery, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, South Street Brewery, Star Hill Brewing Company, Wild Wolf Brewing Company, and Blue Mountain Barrel House.
There is increased attraction to Virginia breweries since the passing of SB604 allowing production breweries to sell full beers and growlers to the public. Drawing direct attention to the Nelson County breweries are numerous awards earned at various beer competitions in recent years.
The Cape Cod Brew Fest will be held on September 28, 2013 at the Barnstable County Harvest Festival in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The event is one day only, and features 60 craft breweries and over 200 styles of beer available for tasting.
Tickets to the event can be purchased via Eventbrite at the event website. Tickets are sold for one of two sessions (1-4pm or 5-8pm). General admission tickets are $55 and VIP tickets (limited to just 100 available tickets per session) are $85. The VIP tickets include admission to the brew festival and the harvest festival, pint glass, event t-shirt, entry to the VIP sampling area with up to 15 additional select or reserve beers to sample, complementary catered foods.
Designated driver tickets are also available for just $15.
For more information, visit the Cape Cod Brew Fest website or Facebook Page.