Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting
April 13, 2013
Inaugural Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is pleased to announce the Inaugural Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Join us as we explore one of Jefferson's household "necessaries" - the pursuit of crafting and brewing beer. Come learn about the craft beer explosion in our region from local experts and raise a glass in celebration of Thomas Jefferson's 270th birthday.
The tasting will feature six Virginia craft breweries, as well as local food vendors, artisans and craftsmen, and musical entertainment. This event offers beer enthusiasts an opportunity to sip their favorite beverages while relaxing at Jefferson's magnificent retreat.
While you enjoy the spring afternoon at Jefferson's personal retreat, be instructed in the art of malting and brewing! Mr. Jefferson studied the scientific pursuit of brewing craft beer - the type of experiment that he relished. Come learn, as did Mr. Jefferson, how to make your own home brews courtesy of the Hill City Homebrewers. They will demonstrate home brewing methods and provide tastings of their own homemade fermented beverages.
Tours of Mr. Jefferson’s house will also be available through the day.
Apocalypse Ale Works - Forest, VA
Blue Mountain Brewery - Afton, VA
Devil's Backbone Brewing Company - Roseland, VA
Parkway Brewing Company - Salem, VA
Starr Hill Brewery - Crozet, VA
Wild Wolf Brewing Company - Nellysford, VA
*Each will bring 3 different styles of their craft brews
Live Music By: Work Release and Season3
Food Vendors: Bruno's Gastrotruck , Upper Crust Pizza and Meriwether Godsey
|Now Until Arpril 12th||At the festival|
Admission + 10 Tastings
Admission + 20 Tastings
Space is limited. Advance tickets are highly recommended.
For more information call (434) 525-1806.
*The beer tasting is an adult event and there are no children's actities available.
- Admission includes a souvenir glass. *While supplies last.
- Admission + 10 Tastings is only available at the festival.
- Online tickets are available until midnight on April 12, 2013. Advance tickets available in the Museum Shop until 5 p.m. April 12, 2013.
- Tastings are 5 oz. Maximum total number of tastings per individual is 20.
- Credit Cards are accepted at the front gate for entry into the festival.
- Must be 21 years and older to taste beer. The purchase of a tasting ticket requires proof of age at the gate.
- The beer tasting will occur rain or shine.
- No refunds.
About Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Poplar Forest, designed by Thomas Jefferson as his personal retreat house, is located in Central Virginia near historic Bedford and Lynchburg. One of only two homes Thomas Jefferson designed and built for his own use, Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat home and secluded plantation. Visitors to this National Historic Landmark have the opportunity to experience life in Mr. Jefferson’s era and experience his amazing retreat home.
Sponsors for the event include: