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VIP/Early Admission AFTERNOON Walk-Around Grand Tasting

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VIP/Early Admission AFTERNOON Walk-Around Grand Tasting

$65

+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station Shed

1500 E. Main St. Richmond, VA 23219

12:00 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. Get in to the Walk-Around Grand Tasting an hour early with this ticket and enjoy exclusive access all day to 15+ very special rare and vintage beers not available to General Admission attendees. Some VIP beers in the Afternoon session will be different than the VIP beers in the Evening session.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This ticket is for the AFTERNOON VIP/Early Admission session, which starts at 12:00 p.m.   If you want to attend the EVENING VIP/Early Admission session, which starts at 6:00 p.m., then please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: If you want to get in to the VIP/Early Admission AFTERNOON session an HOUR EARLIER and skip the line, then check out the "Boozy Beers + Skip The Line" ticket here.

Ticket Package Availability:

If you want a special weekend culinary experience, this event can be purchased as part of two different combo deals.  Those packages, available at the bottom of the ticket page, are as follows:

1.  Tacos & AFTERNOON Grand Tasting 

Cost to buy these events a la carte is $130.  Combo deal is $110, saving $20

2.  Two Sessions Grand Tasting

Cost to buy these events a la carte is $130.  Combo deal is $110, saving $20

Please go to the ticket page and scroll down to the bottom to find these combo deals.

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

  • Enjoy a carefully curated selection of 70+ limited release, rare, new and seasonal Virginia, American and Belgian craft beers. All-inclusive.
  • Enter the event an hour earlier than General Admission attendees.
  • Enjoy exclusive access all day to 15+ extremely special, limited release, rare and vintage beers not available to General Admission attendees.
  • Explore dozens of NEW local, Virginia and American craft beers, that are DEBUTING for the first time.
  • Taste new, rare, limited release and seasonal beers from familiar breweries and breweries you're experiencing for the first time.
  • Meet and mingle with local and national brewery owners, brewmasters and brewery representatives.  
  • NEW - through a partnership with the Virginia Distillery Association - and INCLUDED in the ticket price - attendees may taste and buy Virginia whiskey, vodka, rum, and moonshine.
  • Artisan cuisine will be available for sale while you attend the event. 
  • Complimentary water will be available throughout Main Street Station, 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 spectacular Main Street Station Shed, keeping you and the beer at a nice, cool temperature.

Restrictions and Tips:

  • Attendees under 21 ARE permitted into the Walk-Around Grand Tasting with a parent or legal guardian 21 or over.
  • 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. 
  • LIQUOUR WILL be available for purchase at the event!

Save $10 when you buy online in ADVANCE.  Tickets to the VIP/Early Admission Walk-Around Grand Tasting will be $75 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 AFTERNOON and EVENING sessions.

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