“Founders Fest 2018” at Tradition Brewing Company

Tradition Brewing Company is turning 2! Come out this weekend to celebrate 4,800 barrels of beer brewed by the best. The festivities will begin Thursday June 21st with the rockin’ country band Buckshot!

The brewery has an entire weekend full of celebratory activities planned. You don’t want to miss the 3 day live music line-up, beer release, a birthday firkin and the release of their ‘mug club.’

Kick off the weekend right with Cash Unchained, a Johnny Cash Tribute band on Friday beginning at 7.30pm. Saturday, The Fighting Jamesons will perform at 7pm, with The Heavy Pets concluding the night beginning at 9pm.

Tickets for Saturday June 23 are $10 with all ages welcome. VIP Tickets are $30 and 21 & up (Access to the VIP Mezzanine Lounge, special beer release, TBC pint glass & 1 beer ticket). There only 60 VIP tickets available. You may purchase tickets online or in the Tasting Room.

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Whistle Belly Festival 2018 in Williamsburg”

The city of Williamsburg is excited to host the always-popular Whistle Belly Festival 2018! This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 4th in Merchants Square.

Whistle Belly is a celebration of amazing food and drinks in honor of Virginia Craft Beer Month. This highly anticipated event was created by DoG Street Pub and proudly presented by the Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg.

Enjoy craft beer from over 30 breweries along with delicious food from DoG Street Pub, Trellis Bar & Grill, Blue Talon Bistro, Culture Cafe, and The Catering Company. Tickets include drinks and all-you-can-eat food for only $50. You can also save up to $10 by purchasing in advance.

Get early access tickets to enjoy exclusive beers from Alewerks, Bells, Founders, Hardywood, Billsburg, Commonwealth, Virginia Beer Company and more.

There will be raffles with gifts from breweries and local businesses. Proceeds benefit local non-profits and scholarships to high school students. This event will go on rain or shine. General admission entry is from 7-11pm. Tickets are non-refundable. Get your tickets now because this WILL sell out!

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“Halfway to Halloween” Beer Mile at Tradition Brewing Co.

It’s hard to believe we are only 6 months away from Halloween. Saturday, April 28thTradition Brewing Company will host a fundraising event to commemorate this glorious occasion.

Come dressed in your best costume and run the inaugural Beer Mile! (Yes, I said ‘beer’ and ‘mile’ in the same line). This event will feature a live DJ, food trucks and the beer mile race. You can also choose to participate in the ‘pay to spray’ water gun stations or enjoy a few games of  cornhole. Costumes are encouraged for a chance to win prizes.

If you’re unfamiliar with how a ‘beer mile’ goes down, here’s how it works. Every quarter mile you’ll drink a beer, and must finish your beer before you can continue running. There will be awards for the top male and female runners upon completion.

100% of proceeds made from this event will benefit Students Run The Streets, a local nonprofit organization helping middle and high school students in Newport News.

To register, visit www.TBCBeerMile.com. Please note you must be 21+ to participate in this event. You may still attend the event if you are under 21, but cannot participate in the beer mile.

“Blues, Brews & BBQ” at Riverwalk Landing

Blues, Brews & BBQ returns to Yorktown Saturday, May 5th. Sample over 25 different craft beers, enjoy some amazing BBQ, and listen to the best Blues musicians in Hampton Roads.

At 12:30pm, The Jukes will deliver an entertaining performance steeped in swing, boogie, and down-home blues. Then, at 3:30pm, the Michael Clark Band will take the mic to blend the Blues with a little soul, rock and jazz.

New to the event this year is a wine garden, which is included in admission. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds Benefit the York Foundation for Public Education. This event is from 12-6pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“Shrimpfest 2018” at Port Warwick

Friday, May 4th, get ready to party for a great cause! The Rotary Club of Newport News and Hampton Roads Event Rentals present Shrimpfest 2018. Enjoy amazing food, music and great company.

Admission includes food, drinks, a DJ and dancing. Dinner includes giant peel-and-eat shrimp, BBQ , sides, craft beer and wine. Featured beers are El Guapo IPA, Vienna Lager, Devil’s Backbone, Larry’s Lemonade, St. George Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Shock Top and Bud Light.

This is their primary annual fundraiser and ALL proceeds are given back to local charities. Last year, more than $25,000  was distributed back into our community for organizations such as the Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Free Clinic, Operation Cat Snip and many, many others. This event will take place at Port Warwick from 5.30-9pm.

For detailed info and to purchase tickets, click here.

“ART Unplugged: Palms & Pints” at Billsburg Brewery

What a splendid idea for a girls night out! Billsburg Brewery is excited to host Palms & Pints Tuesday, April 17th. Enjoy an evening of great beer, fun company and creative painting. Unplug from everyday life and enjoy the night.

Billsburg is located near the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry and Jamestown Beach Park. Palms & Pints will take place in the large tent on the property from 6-8pm. All levels are welcome and seats are limited, so be sure to buy your ticket now.

Entry is $35, which includes all painting materials and your first Billsburg $5.00 brew on tap. Guests are encouraged to bring an old shirt or apron to protect clothing. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, click here.

“Open the Patio Party” at Schooners Grill

The weather looks perfect for a weekend of outside fun at Schooners! Saturday, April 14th, let’s kick off Spring with a patio party. Catch live music, drink specials and more this weekend.

Schooners Grill is well known for their amazing food, friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Enjoy food and drink specials throughout the day and be sure to catch a few new additions to the cocktail menu.

Live music will begin at 2pm with Brian Carmona followed by Matt Yarborough for the evening. We can’t wait to sit outside and enjoy that glorious patio (and Greek Pizza). Get there early to secure a good seat.

This event is from 10am until 1am. For more info, click here.

“Hilton Centennial Beer Release Party” at Tradition Brewing Co.

Friday, April 13th, Tradition Brewing Company will celebrate the Hilton 100 tribute with the release of The Villager, a traditional English Ale that was popular during the early 1900’s.  The release party will also feature several events to commemorate this historic celebration.

The Villager release will take place at 2pm, 4-pack-16oz cans will officially go on sale at 6pm and live music by Derek Smith will begin at 7:30pm. There will also be a pop-up shop by Hilton Village 100, LIVE painting by renowned artist Cynthia Newton and a book signing by John V Quarstein.

Enjoy dinner and desserts with the amazing food from the Circa 1918 Kitchen & Bar New American Cuisine Food Truck and Indulge Bakery and Bistro. This event is from 6-10pm.

For more info, visit the Facebook page here.