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POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020: The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020: Great beer, good food, and live music! The eighth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers for tasting from over 20 local, regional, and national breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. Breweries will have representatives at each tasting tent to answer questions, and select brewery speakers will give “beer talks” on the hour from 1 - 3 p.m with a special sample at each talk. Live music will be provided by Hey! Hey! Hooligan and Esoteric Ramblers. Local food trucks on site.

The Festival will also include one-off beers to taste in the fan-favorite “Cask-Off” competition. A continuing tradition at this event, select breweries will prepare their best version of a cask ale. This unfiltered and unpasteurized beer is traditionally served through a hand pump at around room temperature. Event participants will vote for their favorite cask ale, and the winning brewery will receive a special prize.

Advance tickets are $35, and $45 for the day of the event. Members can purchase advance tickets for $30, and non-drinker tickets are available for $15. The ticket price includes a wristband for 20 (4-ounce) tastings, a commemorative tasting glass, live music, beer talks by brewery representatives, and admission to the Museum for the day. Visit for tickets.

The brewery lineup for 2020 will include: [as of 2/13/20] Alewerks, Back Bay, Billsburg, Bold Rock, Bull Island, Caiseal, Cape Charles, Devils Backbone, Elysian, Golden Road, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Larry's Lemonade, New Belgium, New Realm, O'Connor, Oozlefinch, Sly Clyde, Smartmouth, St. George, Starr Hill, That Damn Mary, Tradition, and Wicked Weed.

Cost: Advance $35 / Day-of $45 / Non-drinker: $15
Phone: (757) 596-2222
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Newport News, VA, VA 23606

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