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General Admission AFTERNOON Walk-Around Grand Tasting

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General Admission AFTERNOON Walk-Around Grand Tasting


+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station Shed

1500 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23219

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Combo Package + Main Street Station M Craft Beer B Educational E Food F Music M Wine W Spirits S

Held in the spectacular Main Street Station Shed, join us for a curated tasting of extremely creative, rare, new, limited release and seasonal craft beers, Virginia spirits and artisan cuisine. All-inclusive.

Ticket Package Availability:

If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this event can be purchased as part of one combo deal as described below.

General Grand Tasting & FARM COUNTRY FEAST! 

  • Saturday General Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting + 
  • Saturday evening VIP/Early Admission FARM COUNTRY FEAST!   

NOTE: As an alternative, if you decide to attend the VIP/Early Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting session, which starts an hour and a half before the General Admission session and includes 24+ limited release and vintage beers exclusively for VIP/Early Admission attendees, you'll find four different combo deals that include this special VIP experience.

Here's What You'll Experience at the General Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting:

  • Enjoy tasting 145+ Virginia and American craft beers. All-inclusive.
  • NEW - enjoy the first annual Barrel-Aged Beer Competition presented by Growlers-to-Go, which will include about 16 barrel-aged beers.  Vote on your favorite; the winner receives an award.
  • NEW - get "Randallalized"!:  Enjoy having your beer put through several distinctively-flavored randalls.   More details coming soon.
  • All About Beer Magazine, the National Partner of the CAH National Beer Expo, will curate the beer list ensuring diversity and quality.
  • Explore dozens of new local, Virginia and national craft breweries without having to buy a six-pack.
  • Taste classics and new beers from familiar breweries and discover limited release and new beers from breweries you're experiencing for the first time.
  • Meet and mingle with local and national brewery owners, brewmasters and brewery representatives.  
  • NEW - there will be a large number of ciders from Virginia and the U.S. that will be included in this event.
  • Food will be available to sample (limited selection / not enough for a meal).  Meal-size portions of food will be sold separately.  [NOTE: If you want to eat after the Walk-Around Grand Tasting concludes, then join us for FARM COUNTRY FEAST! on Saturday evening.  This event is within very easy walking distance to the Walk-Around Grand Tasting.]
  • Complimentary water will be available throughout the exhibit hall so you can hydrate and cleanse your palate and beer glass.
  • Shop for beer- and beverage-related accessories and products, including brewery paraphernalia.
  • Find high-quality exhibitors who sell products and services related to craft beer, the craft beer lifestyle, travel and culinary tourism.
  • The tasting will be held indoors at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, keeping you and the beer at a nice, cool temperature. 
  • A Beer Garden and tables spread throughout the venue will provide plenty of seating for relaxing, sipping on your brew or having a meal.


  • No one under 21 is permitted into the Walk-Around Grand Tasting.
  • Per ABC regulations, you will not be permitted to buy beer, whether in bottles, cans, or growlers, to take home. All beer must be consumed at the Walk-Around Grand Tasting. 

Save $10 when you buy online in ADVANCE.  Tickets to the General Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting will be $55 at the door, if available.

Non-Drinking Admission Ticket to VIP/Early or General Admission Sessions

If you do not want to consume alcoholic beverages, there is a separate non-drinking ticket available on the ticket page.  This ticket permits admission into the event for both the VIP/Early Admission and General Admission sessions.

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