Virginia Craft Brewers Guild

Events

Sep
21
Thu
Webinar: How Craft Producers Can Build Impactful Collaboration Projects
Sep 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

How Craft Producers Can Build Impactful Collaboration Projects

Thursday, September 21st at 11AM

There may be no more enjoyable way for a craft beverage company to grow their audience than a collaboration project. Whether the partner is a fellow producer, a top account, or a favorite artist, a well-designed collaboration can be a fun and mutually beneficial project.

In this webinar, Virginia SBDC Craft Beverage Assistance Manager Chris Van Orden will ask Philip Runco about some of the best practices for teaming up.

Philip Runco has written about beer and music since 2009, contributing to publications such as Timeout, Thrillist, Brightest Young Things, and DC Beer. He currently oversees social media and coordinates special projects for one of the DC area’s leading breweries, while also handling communications and written works for a pioneering “nomadic” beer company. In 2022, the North American Guild of Beer Writers designated his article “Little Fish, Big Tale: How Fast Fashion Caught Its Own Hop” the year’s best profile.

Register: https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=900430038

Oct
1
Sun
Virginia Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest @ State Fair of Virginia
Oct 1 @ 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Blue Ribbon Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of Virginia craft beer and the ingredients that make it distinctive. This is a great opportunity for the Guild to expand Virginia Craft Beer and craft beer tourism in the Commonwealth.

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Oct
7
Sat
Fredtoberfest 2023 @ Virginia Credit Union Stadium
Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fredtoberfest 2023

Saturday, Oct.7th 2023.

6 Bears & A Goat Brewing (6B&G) Company is sponsoring Central Virginia’s largest Oktoberfest celebration!

Located at Virginia Credit Union Stadium – Home of the Fredericksburg Nationals

The event is scheduled for 12pm-7pm

We anticipate over 5,000 people will attend from the NOVA area.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your brewery/cidery and spread the word about your brand.

Participation is limited. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of FredtoberfestThe largest Oktoberfest festival in central Virginia.

  • In 2022, despite a change in date and cooler weather, we had over 3.500 people from throughout Virginia make our 1st annual Fredtoberfest a huge success!
  • Over 35 Virginia breweries/cideries showcased their brand.

Here’s how you can reserve your place for Fredtoberfest 2023:

A few details – more to follow:

  • Participating breweries/cideries are asked to provide two styles.
  • 6B&G will work with your distributor or buy the kegs directly from you.
  • Each brewery will be provided a 10×10 space and ice. Breweries/cideries are responsible for providing representatives, jockey box, CO2, tent, table, keg buckets, dump buckets, and any signage or swag that you want to bring.
  • Detailed information will be provided within a few days of completing the Brewery / Cidery Acceptance Form.

FOR QUESTIONS, contact Chuck Arnold at carnold@6bgbrewingco.com

Oct
12
Thu
VCBG Farm Brewery Committee @ MS Teams
Oct 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
VCBG Farm Brewery Committee @ MS Teams

This meeting will be virtual using Teams.  An agenda will be distributed by 10/1/23.  Please plan to attend.

Oct
13
Fri
VCBG Marketing & Tourism Committee Meeting
Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
VCBG Marketing & Tourism Committee Meeting

The next Marketing & Tourism meeting will be held on Friday, October 13 from 10am-noon.  The meeting will be held virtually using Teams.  An agenda will be distributed two weeks before the meeting. A calendar placeholder was sent to all committee members.

Oct
17
Tue
Webinar: Craft Compliance: Preparing to License Your Craft Beverage Production Business
Oct 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Webinar: Craft Compliance: Preparing to License Your Craft Beverage Production Business

Craft Compliance: Preparing to License Your Craft Beverage Production Business

Tue Oct 17, 2023 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The process for opening a craft beverage production business can be long and opaque, with Federal, State, and local agencies all playing important roles. But there’s a lot of legwork to be done before filing the first piece of paperwork.  In this webinar, alcohol regulatory expert Kevin Anderson will talk through some of the most important early steps a founder must take to successfully launch their craft beverage business.

SPEAKER: As a Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority special agent, Kevin Anderson was on the lookout for regulatory violations, underage drinking and other vices. Today, he has switched to the business side of the alcohol industry— navigating state and federal alcohol regulations for his winery, brewery, distillery, wholesale and retail clients. After leaving the Virginia ABC Authority in 2015 Kevin became a consultant with ABC Consulting and BreweryCompliance.com, a national consulting firm based in Virginia that offers state and federal licensing assistance along with compliance and consulting services. Kevin was named 100 People to Meet in 2020 by Virginia Business.

Click here to register

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Oct
19
Thu
VCBG Government Affairs Committee Meeting @ MS Teams
Oct 19 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
VCBG Government Affairs Committee Meeting @ MS Teams

The next VCBG Government Affairs Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19 from Noon-2pm.  This meeting will be virtual using Teams.  The agenda will be distributed two weeks before the meeting. The meeting link will be sent the morning of 10/19.

Click here to register.

Please plan to attend.

Oct
27
Fri
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing
Oct 27 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing

We’re putting a fun, adult twist on trick-or-treating with a Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing!

$16
Oct
28
Sat
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing
Oct 28 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing

We’re putting a fun, adult twist on trick-or-treating with a Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing!

$16
Oct
29
Sun
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing
Oct 29 @ 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing @ Dirt Farm Brewing

We’re putting a fun, adult twist on trick-or-treating with a Halloween Candy and Beer Pairing!

$16