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The Festival

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in partnership with COMMUNITY OUTREACH INC.

Saturday April, 16
Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
2400 Airport Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Join us for an amazing day of CRAFT BEER, Music, Food and Fun. The gates open at 11:00 AM so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer!

We will have over 40 craft brewers from all over the region sampling (Over 80 Samples) some of their award winning beers. They will be pouring some of your favorites as well as a sneak peek in to what will be on tap for 2017.

Live Home Brewing Demonstrations provided by The Brew Shop. Sit down and enjoy a demonstration on how to brew your own beer at home!!!

For those of you who enjoy a glass of wine or whiskey, we will also have a select number of Virginia Wineries and Distilleries sampling their award winning beverages as well.

Live Music from JACKSON WARD as well as BIG ROB will be on the SAFFORD of FREDERICKSBURG Main Stage!

If you are a BEER NERD then you may want to check out our VIP ticket for this event.  We will have a whole tent designated just for our “Limited Release/Tasting Room Only” brews from some award winning breweries.  This tent will have at least 8 exclusive beers on tap at all times, as well as complimentary water/soda, seating area, and a $5.00 food voucher is included with your VIP ticket for use at the festival.  This experience is courtesy of TRAINHAM TENT RENTALS.

Bring your friends, family and join us for Fredericksburg’s premier BEER event!

Please remember to drink responsibly…and plan ahead if you need a place to stay or a ride home for the evening.

This event supports Community Outreach Inc.

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For your listening pleasure!





Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world!

Jack Nicholson


We hope you brought your appetite!

We hope you brought your appetite!  Our food vendors will be serving up some great festival style foods…from BBQ to Flavored Shaved Ice there will be something for everyone!







Please support these LOCAL businesses!!!

31 Gifts
All Bottled Up
Ameritech Construction
Art Of Sin Trading Co.
Bath Fitter
Bows Just 4 U
Bright Ideas Engraving
Champion Window
Christopher Mize Studios
Cigar Volante
Coleman Powersports
Craft Shirts
Daddy G’s Rockin’ Salsa
Damsel In Defense
GutterDome Mid-Atlantic
Hogshead Cigar Lounge
Home Paramount Pest Control
Jewelry In Candles
Leaf Filter
Lighthouse Creations
Lula Rose
Nutman Company
Oragami Owl
Palm Beach Tan
Perfectly Posh
Pink Zebra Home Fragrances
Prince William Home Improvement
Pure Romance
Real Time Pain Relief
Remodel USA

Kids Area

Something For The Kids To Enjoy!!!

Face Painting
Moon Bounce


What is a BrewFest and how does it work?
The Fredericksburg BrewFest is a fantastic beer tasting festival in which you receive a sampling glass and can sample beers from over 40 different breweries.

Do I need an ID?
Yes, valid government issued identification is required for admission to the event.

Do you have a Designated Driver Ticket program?
Yes, the DD program is available for attendees 16 and older. The DD will receive a $5.00 voucher to be used for any food or drink purchase at our festival.  Entry fee for a DD is $10.00

How many drinks are included with the Designated Driver ticket?
NO DRINKS are included with the Designated Driver ticket.  You will receive a $5.00 voucher to be used for any food or drink purchase at our festival.

How can I be a vendor?
Vendor applications are available here!

Can my band play at the BrewFest?
Maybe! Drop us a line.

Can I bring my own food and drink?
NO outside food and beverage will not be allowed into the event. After all, we are going to provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you are here! NOTE: Unopened bottled water and baby food are permitted.

Can I purchase beer to take home?
No. This is a keg event the ABC license prohibits sales for consumption off-site.

Will there be other alcoholic beverages like wine or hard cider?
Yes. There will be at least one winery and one hard cider available, as well as bourbon.

Is Food and Drink included in my ticket price?
Yes and No! (Yes) beer sampling is included with the admission ticket purchased online or at the gate and (No) Food is purchased separately from our variety of vendors. Food prices typically range from about $4.00 to $10.00 depending on the item purchased.

Do you accept credit card payments at the gate for admission to the festival?
Yes. We accept all major credit cards.

Will there be an ATM on-site?
Yes but i can only be accessed after paying your admission.

Can I bring my children?

How much are children’s tickets?
Children 15 years of age and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge.

Can I bring my pet?
No, we do not allow pets except for assistance/service animals.

Can I leave my car overnight?
Yes, if you need to leave your car overnight it is okay. Better safe than sorry!

Will there be Taxi Company available at the event?
Yes, we have alerted the local cab companies that our event is taking place.

Can I bring my own chairs, blankets, etc?
Yes, please feel free to bring bag chairs, blankets, and the like to set up and enjoy the bands. Please do not bring coolers though. Also, please be considerate of other festival goers when setting up – especially a tent.

What happens if it rains?
Rain? On a brewfest? NEVER! The Fredericksburg BrewFest is a rain or shine event.

How do I get a press pass?
Working media will be admitted by presenting proper credentials at the Box Office. Media admission will not include beer sampling.

Can I volunteer at the BrewFest?
ABSOLUTELY! Drop us a line.

Are discounted group tickets available?
ABSOLUTELY, discounted group tickets are available for groups of 20 or more and must be purchased at one time to qualify for Group Rate. Groups receive a 10% discount off the Advance Ticket Price. For more information Drop us a line.


Our List Is Both LONG And DISTINGUISHED...Enjoy!

Our 2016 Spring Brewfest Brewey Lineup!!!

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Home Brew

The Fredericksburg Brewfest is proud to present two separate Homebrewing events this fall supporting one of America’s greatest traditions and pastimes.

1.  Home Brew Contest – Does your home brewed beer have what it takes to bring home the Gold?  You can register and find out all the details HERE.  This event is run by a local Fredericksburg Home Brewing Club. AKA: FBI

2.  Home Brew Sampling – You will be able to sample Home Brews from these amazing home brewers who have taken the time to brew up their favorite batch for you!!!

Brewer Name Beer Name Beer Style Short Description ABV IBU
Brian Bergquist Peachy Bitter English Bitter English session ale with peach/apricot esters 3.4% 31
The Neighbor’s Goat Bock Malty german lager 6.1% 19
Sunburn Irish Red Malty ale with toffee and light roast 5.0% 20
Solar Eclipse Schwarz Easy drinking lager with restrained roast 4.5% 26
Amber Waves Amber Rich carmelly ale with american hops 5.6% 36
Midnight Ride Robust Porter Rich malt with chocolate and coffee 5.5% 44
Chuck Arnold Single Hop Passion American Pale Ale Bright citrus and passion fruit hops in an unfiltered ale 4.9 48
Florida Farm Saison Farmhouse Ale with hints of lemon 5.5 24
Chocolate Love Robust Porter Dark Chocolate and Coffee Ale 5.9 37
Pucker Up Berliner Weisse Light, refreshing with a cider like tartness 3.4 0
Clay Blankenship English Bitter Easy drinking english ale 5.2% 30
OMG (Oat My Gawd) Cookie Stout Oatmeal stout with cookie flavor 5.8% 29
David Bridges Iron Brew Vienna Vienna Lager Light, toasty, german lager 4.7% 20
Red Ale American Amber Ale 4.5% 25
John Pope Very Special Bitter Extra Special Bitter English ale with malt balanced by bitterness 5.0% 24
Dean Fetterolf Brown Ale Slightly sweet malty English brown 5.4% 32
Harry Pilgrim Equinox single hop IPA American IPA with Equinox hops
American IPA American IPA
Scott Grim American Rye American Rye A rye showcase 5.3% 27




$30 / Advanced
$40 / Gate


$50 / Advanced
$60 / Gate

(VIP Tickets include entrance into VIP area with exclusive beers, complimentary soda/water and a $5.00 food voucher to be used at the festival)

Designated Driver Tickets will be $10, and all DD’s will receive a $5.00 (no cash value) food / non-alcoholic beverage voucher to use at the festival.

KIDS TICKETS (Ages 15 and Under)
FREE!!! (This ticket does not include a glass or a food voucher)


Check Out These Cool Videos About Craft Beer In VIRGINIA!!!


Following in the footsteps of Virginia’s great wine industry, Craft Beer and Breweries are on the rise in Virginia.

From Grain to Growler is a short-form documentary chronicling the rise of Virginia craft beer.

Directed By: Aaron Stanley, Megan Troy
Produced By: Take a Penny Productions


We would like to thank our 2016 Brewfest Sponsors!

 brew sponsor

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