Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Announcing Americana Beer Fest: A Beer Lover's Dream


From our friends at the Americana Beer Fest...

Good Beer. Great Cause. Americana Beer Fest to Host First DC Area Festival

Beer Lovers Rejoice: Craft Beer & Music Celebration Takes Place June 11 in Leesburg, Virginia

Americana Beer Fest, the craft beer festival founded by Brews for the Brave, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to raising funding for regional veteran organizations, will stage its first Washington, DC area festival on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. The festival, now in its second year, is a beer lover’s dream, combining live music from American folk and bluegrass artists with food, crafts, games and more than 180 styles of craft beer from veteran-owned, local DC, Maryland and Virginia based breweries, as well as national favorites. The scenic Morven Park is the perfect home for this ideal summer day celebrating homegrown beer and music, all while toasting our veterans.

“We started the Americana Beer Fest as a way to bring folks together to showcase the connection between the craft beer industry and the arts, and as an outlet to pay tribute to our veterans,” said Kristina Geske, creator of Americana Beer Fest. “This year’s festival will showcase the fine craft beer coming out of the DMV, and guests will enjoy a main stage chock full of great music from nationally-touring musicians, as well as unlimited samplings of more than 180 craft brews from area favorites.”



Bluegrass and folk-rock bands Trampled by Turtles, Wild Child, Possessed by Paul James and Roosterfoot, will set the tone for the grass-roots festival with jam band beats ideal for day drinking. Revelers can sip the day away, sampling the best of local beer from breweries including Lost Rhino Brewing CompanyOld Ox BreweryDirt Farm BrewingDevils Backbone, Bold Rock, Heritage Brewing and Port City. In addition to tastings, beer enthusiasts can become experts in the festival’s BrewU tent with beer-centric demonstrations, panels and workshops led by industry professionals. Attendees can delight in the Game Zone for Grown Folks with crowd favorites life-sized Jenga, Connect Four and beer pong as well as keg bowling, human foosball and more! To complete this idyllic afternoon, the festival will feature a Food Truck Rally with area favorites to complement craft beers, a Craft Soda Garden for the nondrinker, a Comedy Stage and an Artisan Market with local handmade goods including spices, pottery and wine barrel furniture.

Americana Beer Fest will take place from 2 to 7:00 PM at Morven Park (17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176, MorvenPark.org) which is an hour north of the DC metro area. Tickets are on sale now at AmericanaBeerFest.org and will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, a Bluemont, Virginia wellness center dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and economic wellbeing of combat veterans and their families. General admission tickets are $45. VIP tickets are $100 and will include early festival access, private lounges and bathrooms, meal service, premier viewing of the main stage, festival swag and specialty cask tastings. Following the festival, revelers are invited to continue the party at Lost Rhino Retreat from 8 PM to 12 AM with live music by People’s Blues of Richmond. Entrance is $10 (or $5 with a festival wristband.) In addition, the festival has partnered with area hotels with rooms starting at $99 and including festival transportation.

About Americana Beer Fest:
Americana Beer Fest, the craft beer festival founded by Brews for the Brave, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to raising funding for regional veteran organizations on the East Coast through creative events, was started as a means to bring folks together to showcase the connection between the craft beer industry and the arts.

About Boulder Crest Retreat:
Boulder Crest Retreat is the nation's first privately funded rural wellness center dedicated exclusively to our nation's combat veterans and their families. Committed to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and economic wellbeing of a remarkable community of heroes, BCR ensures that they have the opportunity to succeed in their new mission - a life of passion, purpose and service - here at home.