Jun 4, 2010

More Than 75 Breweries Secured for Richmond Beer Event

For Immediate Release


June 4, 2010 (Richmond, Va.) – The World Beer Festival is excited to announce 81 breweries have been secured for the June 12th event on Brown’s Island in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. A beer event like no other Richmond has seen, the World Beer Festival offers samplings of 177 beers from domestic and international breweries.

“Our festival brings an unusually large and diverse sampling of beer to a single event,” said Daniel Bradford, publisher of All About Beer Magazine. “At the Richmond event, we are fortunate to have beer from the local Richmond brewery Legend Brewery, from breweries all across the US such as Firestone Walker Brewing from California, and from breweries around the world such as Brewdog Brewery from Scotland.”

The following breweries have been secured to participate in the June 12, 2010 event in Richmond:

“This is a unique opportunity for Richmonders to learn about the colorful history of beer and its rich culture around the world and right here in Richmond,” said Bradford. “This event is not only for the folks in the growing local beer community, but also for those looking to try something new, tempt their palate and experience beer in a whole new light. We’ll feature a full spectrum of beer styles – from hoppy India Pale Ales to big Belgian Ales to malty Stouts.”

Produced by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festival is a celebration of the world beer culture. In addition to sampling a wide array of beers from across the country and around the world, festival goers can also enjoy educational sessions by industry experts, food from a variety of local restaurants, plus live entertainment by local musicians. The festival is presented by local Richmond charity; FETCH a Cure, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping pet owners make better, fully informed decisions about caring for their aging pets.

All About Beer Magazine has produced the World Beer Festival for more than a decade. It is recognized as one of the premier beer events in the country, with Forbes.com, USA Today, and Wired all calling attention to it. Each year the World Beer Festival is held in Raleigh and Durham, NC, where each has sold out all tickets for several years running. In 2009 the festival added Columbia, SC to its roster of cities.

The festival offers two four-hour sessions, from noon to 4 p.m., and from 6 to 10 p.m. General admission to a single session is $40 in advance, $50 day of the event, which includes beer samples, music by local bands, educational sessions by industry experts, and a festival tasting glass. VIP tickets are also available for an additional $35. VIP benefits include admission to VIP lounge, samples of special beers available only in VIP area, special VIP-area music, and free catered food in VIP area.

Tickets for the World Beer Festival will go on sale in late March at www.allaboutbeer.com. Subscribers to All About Beer Magazine have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to their being offered to the general public. For more information on the Richmond festival, visit http://www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfrichmond.