Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

Events

Aug
3
Wed
Craft Beer Essentials Course – VCU Continuing Education
Aug 3 @ 6:00 PM – Aug 10 @ 9:00 PM

In the Craft Beer Essentials course, you will learn about the types and styles of craft beer, the history of each, and the regional history of craft beer. The course is offered with options for live online or in-person learning, and we are pleased to provide you with a shopping list of beers to purchase, if you’d like to take part in the opportunity to taste a variety of types and styles of beer in a virtual course. After two evenings, you will walk away with a new understanding and love for craft beer. As an added bonus, every registrant receives a copy of instructor Lee Graves’ book, Virginia Beer: A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft’s Golden Age.

Our in-person Craft Beer Essentials course will return to local
breweries during Virginia Craft Beer Month, in August 2022!

In-Person

August 3-10, 2022
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Eastern
Registration Fee: $199
Session One – Triple Crossing, Fulton
Session Two – Hardywood, Westcreek

Discounts are available on individual courses for VCU alumni, VCU and VCU Health employees, and active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses.

Stay connected for information about a summer package deal with all three courses, for unique gift-giving for graduations, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more!

 

For questions, please email us at ocpe@vcu.edu or call us at (804) 828-1322.

Aug
8
Mon
2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Gala @ Hardywood - West Creek
Aug 8 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Biggest Party of the Year!

This year’s VCBG Cup Awards Gala & Trade Show will take place in August 8th from 5PM to 9PM at Hardywood – West Creek. Breweries who submit 3 or more beers to the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to attend – additional tickets are priced at $30/person and can be purchased. We hope you will join us!

Aug
26
Fri
The History of Virginia Craft Beer – VCU Continuing Education
Aug 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Virginia’s craft beer scene is alive and well with more than 300 breweries and brewpubs around the state. In The History of Virginia Craft Beer, you will learn how this vibrant scene evolved-from the earliest days of settlers in Jamestown to the aftermath of Prohibition and the passage of game-changing legislation in 2012. Relax at home and sample suggested beers from some of Virginia’s iconic craft breweries as the class follows the path of creative brewing in the Old Dominion.

August 26, 2022
Friday, 6-7 p.m. Eastern
Registration Fee: $35

Discounts are available on individual courses for VCU alumni, VCU and VCU Health employees, and active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses.

Stay connected for information about a summer package deal with all three courses, for unique gift-giving for graduations, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more!

 

For questions, please email us at ocpe@vcu.edu or call us at (804) 828-1322.

Aug
29
Mon
How VCBG Members Can Benefit from Bankers Insurance LLC
Aug 29 @ 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

REGISTER HERE

Craft brewery insurance covers the unique risks brewers face. Bankers offers many value-added tools and services to help our clients to operate safely, efficiently, and profitably.

What makes Bankers craft brewery insurance different?

  • Coverages specific to the brewing industry: equipment breakdown, material contamination, adulteration, processing water, selling price valuation on stock, brewmaster replacement protection, and many more. Our packages are flexible and crafted to suit the tastes of our clients.
  • Experience: Bankers specializes in craft brewery insurance. Through the years, we have helped our clients navigate a variety of claims. Use our experience to your advantage. We know where risks lie.
  • Dividend Program – get paid for being safe. Find out if your brewery qualifies for the unique dividend program administered by FCCI.
  • Free Coverage Assessment: Let us build a risk analysis to help your business identify areas of risk exposure, and formulate a plan to minimize them.

This webinar will provide more information about Bankers with case studies and success stories based on actual VCBG members, ending with an opportunity for Q&A

Speakers: Logan Stefanko, Sales Associate
                Brad Edwards, Broker

SAVE THE DATE! Craft Beer Month Reception @ Governor’s Mansion @ Virginia Executive Mansion
Aug 29 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

More details coming soon!

Sep
12
Mon
Craft Beer Professionals Workshop @ Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Sep 12 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 14 @ 9:00 PM

Craft Beer Professionals is excited to host our next workshop this September 12-14 in Norfolk. Half networking, half education. 10 interactive sessions, 3 nightly receptions, a mini-trade show, and more. Join us for an experience that has been described as “intimate, enlightening, and inclusive.” Don’t miss this opportunity as we showcase Virginia to Craft Beer Professionals from across the country. Grab your spot here.

Sep
16
Fri
The Evolution of Beer Styles – VCU Continuing Education
Sep 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Interested in knowing more about specific beer styles? In The Evolution of Beer Styles, you can learn how IPAs, pilsners, stouts and other beers evolved from international origins to find niches in today’s marketplace. In addition to history, the class will look at the stylistic guidelines that define beers in the eyes of modern brewers, aficionados and competition judges. The virtual format allows you to relax at home and sample some of the world’s iconic beers as you gain new appreciation for the complexity and backgrounds of these styles and the creativity of the brewing arts.
September 16, 2022
Friday, 6-7 p.m. Eastern
Registration Fee: $35

Discounts are available on individual courses for VCU alumni, VCU and VCU Health employees, and active-duty military, reservists, Guard members, veterans, and military spouses.

Stay connected for information about a summer package deal with all three courses, for unique gift-giving for graduations, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more!

 

For questions, please email us at ocpe@vcu.edu or call us at (804) 828-1322.