WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is returning for an afternoon of craft beer, great local food, and live music all for a good cause on Sunday, April 23.
In its eighth year, the festival benefits non-profits in the Williamsburg area. 100% of the proceeds this year will go to the Rotary Club of Williamsburg, ASPIRE, Avalon Center, Bacon Street, Literacy for Life and Here for the Girls.
The event has raised nearly $175,000 for local non-profits over the last seven years.
“This year we are really dialing up the VIP experience,” said Alex Brooks, chair for the festival, “those ticket holders get in an hour earlier to enjoy Lance Rice’s acoustic set, have an exclusive photo booth, lounge seating and special access to the band, in addition to receiving a food ticket.”
Participants can sample more than 50 beer and cider varieties from 27 breweries. Currently scheduled to attend include local favorites Alewerks, The Virginia Beer Company, Billsburg Brewery, Precarious Beer Project and Strangeways Brewing.
“In addition to beer, we will also have seltzers, ciders and hard tea,” states Brooks.
Entertainment will be provided from 1:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. by the Chong Band, a diverse group of artists who perform a spectrum of genres from, funk to Americana.
Food will also be available for purchase from four different food truck vendors.
The Williamsburg Beer Festival takes place from 1 p.m. (noon for VIP guests) and 5p.m. at Williamsburg Community Building and Lawn. General admission ($50) and VIP tickets ($109) are still available. To purchase, visit the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival webpage.