Top Of The Hops This Weekend – Includes Nelson Breweries : 9.9.10



Albemarle County, VA

Red Mountain and Blue Deuce Entertainment in conjunction with Charlottesville Pavilion announce the Inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Festival presented by Starr Hill Brewery and Beer Run on Saturday, September 11 at the Charlottesville Pavilion in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Top of the Hops Beer Fest – Charlottesville will showcase the growing popularity of craft beers from around the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to two-ounce samples of over 150 world-class craft beers in the four Beer Gardens.

The festival will also feature the Brew University Education Area where patrons will enjoy beer seminars such as Cooking with Beer, Food Pairings and How to Brew Beer. There will be over a dozen specially brewed casks that will be tapped at specific times throughout the festival. Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized and is served from the cask without any additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Come enjoy the Inaugural Top of the Hops with live music, food and fun games like corn hole and ping pong.

The Boylan Heights VIP Ticket will gain patrons access to the festival one hour early to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience. The VIP ticket allows entry into the private VIP Area with complimentary food from 3pm – 6pm and an EXCLUSIVE beer selection not available to the general public.

Tickets to the Top of the Hops Beer Festival are $35 in advance and $40 the day of the festival. VIP tickets are $60 in advance and the day of the festival, if not sold out. There is also a General Admission Designated Driver ticket available for $15 and a VIP Designated Driver ticket for $25 for those patrons that will not be sampling beer.
Tickets to the Top of the Hops Beer Festival went on sale Friday, August 6 at and with no service charge at Beer Run at 156 Carlton Road.

Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Charlottesville is sponsored by Starr Hill Brewery, Beer Run, Blue Mountain Brewery, Abita Beer,, Brew Ridge Trail, Nelson County, Boyland Heights, Devils Backbone Brewing, C’ville Weekly, 3WV, The Corner and Comcast Spotlight. Proceeds to benefit Music Resource Center.

“Starr Hill looks forward to sharing the gift of great beer with our home town during the Top of the Hops Beer Festival. Charlottesville is such a great place to live with its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The one thing that we have been missing is a world class beer festival that we can call our own.” Mark Thompson, Master Brewer of Starr Hill Brewery

“Beer Run is incredibly proud & excited to co-sponsor the Top of the Hops beer festival in downtown Charlottesville, featuring craft beers from around the world. This is a historic time for craft beer in America, never before have there been so many breweries producing such quality and variety of craft beer. The Charlottesville area & Virginia craft beer scene are no exception, with four award-winning breweries within a stone’s throw of our fine city & more all over our state. What better way to celebrate this historic time for quality ales & lagers, than by welcoming the Top of the Hops Fest to downtown Charlottesville!” Joshua Hunt, Beer Run

**Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Charlottesville believes in responsible drinking and does not promote mass consumption. Local taxi cab companies will be made aware of the event in advance, and taxi service phone numbers will be listed prominently in the festival guide.

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