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Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival Returns This April

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The Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is returning this spring. (WYDaily file)

WILLIAMSBURG — After being cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, the Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival is returning this spring with a day of craft beer, local food and live music, all for a good cause.

The seventh annual Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival will take place on The Lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, 301 S Nassau St., on Sunday, April 24.

The festival began in 2014 as a way to benefit local nonprofits and draw in some of the younger residents of the area. Over the last six years, the festival has raised nearly $150,000 for local charities.

Each year, the festival committee chooses four organizations from the Williamsburg area to benefit from the event, with all of the proceeds from the festival going toward those nonprofits.

The nonprofit organizations to be supported by this year’s festival are Avalon Center, Here for the Girls, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services and Literacy for Life.

Avalon Center has a mission to break the cycle of abuse and sexual violence through prevention, education, as well as providing shelter and support services for victims throughout the Greater Williamsburg and Middle Peninsula areas.

Here for the Girls works towards improving the lives of younger women in the Greater Williamsburg region who are impacted by breast cancer by providing support, education, and resources.

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is a nonprofit mental health agency which provides counseling, social work, and school- as well as community-based prevention programs to not only area youth, but also their families.

Literacy for Life has been working in the Greater Williamsburg area for forty-five years with the mission of teaching adults literacy skills. The organization provides individualized and small-group tutoring, support in helping learners pursue high school completion, and create individual life goals.

General admission breweries include Alewerks Brewing Company, Back Bay Brewing, Billsburg Brewery, Oozlefinch, Precarious Beer Project, Sly Clyde Ciderworks, Virginia Beer Company and more.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 22. For more information, visit here.

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