Curated with a focus on extreme quality.

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The event is focused on extreme quality, including the craft beers, spirits, artisan cuisine and other products and services available for sampling and/or purchase.

All of the content - but especially the craft beer - will be very carefully curated, with an emphasis on limited release, rare, new and seasonal beers that are DEBUTING at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting for the first time. Extraordinary craft beers not debuting will also be eligible for inclusion; however, in cases where final (difficult) choices must be made, beers that are debuting will have an advantage.

If You Sell or Promote a Product or Service Other Than Craft Beer or Spirits and want to exhibit at the Walk-Around Grand Tastings on Saturday, November 4, please contact Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com or 804-349-6909.

If You Are a Brewery Representative and Want Your Beer to Be Presented at the Walk-Around Grand Tastings on Saturday, November 4, please read below.

To learn more about the opportunity for a brewery to exhibit and present its beer(s) to our upscale craft beer enthusiast attendees, please contact Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com or 804-349-6909.

NOTE TO BREWERY REPRESENTATIVES: If you are interested in having your craft beers featured at this limited release craft beer event, in your e-mail to Alex Papajohn please provide the following information:

  1. The name of your brewery.
  2. Where is your brewery located.
  3. Does your brewery have a distributor in Central Virginia? If yes, then please provide the name and phone number of the distributor.
  4. The specific name(s) of the beers you would like to feature at the Expo.
  5. The style of beer (e.g. IPA, stout, saison, etc.)
  6. Will your brewery DEBUT the beer at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting on Saturday, Nov. 4?
  7. Is the beer limited release or rare?
  8. Is the beer distributed?
  9. Is the beer exclusively available at the brewery or distributed under rare circumstances?
  10. Is the beer considered a seasonal beer (i.e., it always is released in late Fall around early November)?
  11. Is the beer part of the brewery’s core portfolio, which is available on a year-round basis?
  12. Is there anything special you want us to know about the beer? Has it won multiple awards? Is it a collaboration? Does it have odd-ball ingredients? Etc.

If You Are A Virginia Spirits Producer and Want To Sample and Sell Your Products at the Walk-Around Grand Tastings on Saturday, November 4, please contact Alex Papajohn at apapajohn@VariantEvents.com or 804-349-6909.


Please disregard the list of breweries below because it is from the 2016 event.  We will edit the list for the 2017 Expo in October.

Brewery City State
  10th and Blake Beer Company website
Golden Colorado
  21st Amendment Brewery website
San Francisco California
  7 Hills Brewery
Richmond Virginia
  Ace Premium Hard Ciders website
Sebastopol California
  Adventure Brewing Company website
Stafford Virginia
  Allagash Brewing Company website
Portland Maine
  Anchor Brewing website
San Francisco California
  Anderson Valley Brewing Company website
Boonville California
  Angry Orchard website
Cinncinnati Ohio
  Apocalypse Ale Works website
Forest Virginia
  Ardent website
Richmond Virginia
  Ballast Point website
San Diego California
  Bell’s Brewery website
Kalamazoo Missouri
  Blue Mountain website
Afton Virginia
  Bold Rock Hard Cider website
Nellysford Virginia
  Boulevard Brewing Company website
Kansas City Missouri
  Breckenridge website
Breckenridge Colorado
  Brooklyn website
Brooklyn New York
  Center of the Universe website
Ashland Virginia
  Chaos Mountain Brewing website
Calloway Virginia
  Crispin American Craft Cider website
Colfax California
  Crispin Hard Cider Company website
Colfax California
  DC Brau website
Washington DC
  Devil’s Backbone website
Lexington Virginia
  Dogfish Head website
Milton Delaware
  Escutcheon Brewing Company website
Winchester Virginia
  Firestone Walker website
Paso Robles California
  Flying Dog website
Frederick Maryland
  Foothills Brewing website
Winston-Salem North Carolina
  Founders Brewing Company website
Grand Rapids Michigan
  Green Flash website
San Diego California
  Hardywood Park Craft Brewery website
Richmond Virginia
  Harpoon website
Boston Massachusettes
  Heavy Seas Beer website
Baltimore Maryland
  Heritage Brewing Company website
Manassas Virginia
  Highland Brewing Company website
Asheville North Carolina
  Isley Brewing website
Richmond Virginia
  Kronenbourg website
Strasbourg France
  Lagunitas Brewing Company website
Petaluma California
  Laughing Dog Brewery website
Ponderay Idaho
  Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company website
Kiln Mississippi
  Left Hand Brewing Company website
Longmont Colorado
  Legend Brewery website
Richmond Virginia
  Lickinghole Creek Brewery website
Goochland Virginia
  Lonerider Brewery website
Raleigh North Carolina
  Lost Rhino Brewing Company website
Ashburn Virginia
  Maine Beer Company website
Freeport Maine
  Midnight Brewery website
Goochland Virginia
  Millstone Pizza Company & Brewery website
Cody Wyoming
  Monocacy Brewing Company website
Frederick Maryland
  New Belgium website
Fort Collins Colorado
  O’Connor Brewing website
Norfolk Virginia
  Old Bust Head Brewing Company website
Warrenton Virginia
  Ommengang website
Cooperstown New York
  Parkway website
Salem Virginia
  Perrenial Brewery website
St. Louis Missouri
  Rusty Beaver Brewery website
Ruther Glen Virginia
  Sam Adams website
Boston Massachusettes
  Schlafly website
St. Louis Missouri
  Shiner - Spoetzl Brewery website
Shiner Texas
  Sly Fox website
Pottstown Pennsylvania
  Smartmouth Brewing Company website
Norfolk Virginia
  Smuttynose website
Portsmouth New Hampshire
  Southern Tier Brewing Company website
Lakewood New York
  Starr Hill Brewery website
Crozet Virginia
  Stone Brewing Company website
Richmond Virginia
  Strangeways Brewery website
Richmond Virginia
  Sunken City Brewery website
Smith Mountian Lake Virginia
  SweetWater Brewing Company website
Atlanta Georgia
  Terrapin Beer Company website
Athens Georgia
  The Bruery website
Placentia California
  The Civil Life Brewing Company website
St. Louis Missouri
  The Traveler Beer Company website
Burlington Vermont
  Three Brothers Brewing website
Harrisonburg Virginia
  Triple Crossing Brewing website
Richmond Virginia
  Troegs Brewing Company website
Hershey Pennsylvania
  Uinta website
Salt Lake City Utah
  Victory Brewing Company website
Downingtown Pennsylvania
  Wild Wolf Brewing Company website
Nellysford Virginia
  Woodchuck Hard Cider website
Middlebury Vermont