To kick off Virginia Craft Beer Month next month, the museum will host its first-annual “BrewHaHa” craft beer festival on Saturday, August 5 from 6-9pm. Some local names participating in the fest include Ardent Craft Ales, Three Notch’d Brewing Company, Trapezium Brewing Co., Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Alewerks Brewing Company, The Virginia Beer Company, Stone Brewing Richmond and Blue Bee Cider.
“We are thrilled to invite guests to sip a little history on our beautiful campus,” said Jamie O. Bosket, VHS President and CEO in a recent news release. Food and drink culture is an ever-present and critical part of our state’s history. We are excited to bring together some of the best local breweries as we open our doors to the community for a relaxing evening at the museum.”
At the festival, beer lovers can taste samples inspired by historical recipes (including a few from the VHS archives), in addition to their favorite selections from local breweries on tap. A pre-event VIP session at 4:30 will feature an exclusive tasting and discussion by Virginia beer historians and brewers.
On tap, guests can enjoy historic samples and local beers accompanied by live bluegrass music, games and local concessions on the museum’s lawn. Each ticket comes with free admission to the VHS Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s exhibit and a commemorative tasting cup.
Early Bird tickets can be purchased in advance for $18 before July 31. Adult admissions after July 31 will cost $24 per ticket, with non-taster tickets for $10 and free admission for children 18 or younger.