Field Dayz Fest in Williamsburg, VA!

On Saturday, December 1st, Precarious Beer Project hosts a craft beer, food and music festival unlike any other! “Field Dayz Fest” is a precarious throwback to the best day in middle school, Field Day! Located on the Lawns of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museum, enjoy some amazing craft beer, bites, music and jovial antics, all to benefit the kids at CHKD!

Field Dayz Fest will combine over 34 of our region’s best craft breweries and restaurants, in addition to amazing live entertainment headlined by the ultimate 80’s cover band, The Deloreans! No field day is complete without games like Tetherball, Four Square and a few other’s we will keep secret to add a little fun and competition throughout the day!

The gates open at 1:45pm and music kicks off at 2:00pm by local favorites “The Six”. “Skinner Box” hits the stage at 3:15pm, followed by DJ Jimmy Coe. The masters of 80’s Pop/Rock, The Deloreans will jam out on the main stage from 5:00pm – 8:00pm!

Over 100 different “tasting room exclusive” beers will be offered from 34 of the most progressive best craft breweries of our time.

Final list of participating breweries include:

Alewerks Brewing Co. | Ardent Craft Ales | Aslin Brewing Co. | Basic City Beer | Benchtop Brewing Co. | Big Ugly Brewery | Billsburg Brewery | Bingo Beer Co. | Bluejacket Brewpub | Casa Agria Craft Ales. | Charles Town Fermentary | Cushwa Brewing | Final Gravity Brewing Co. | Foreign Objects Beer Co. | Grimm Brewing Co. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery | Imprint Brewing Co. | Kent Falls Brewery. | New Realm Brewing | Ocelot Brewing Co. | Oozelfinch Craft Brewery | O’Connor Brewing Co. | Oxbow Brewing Co. | Potter’s Craft Cider | Reaver Beach Brewing Co. | Red Dragon Brewery | Rotunda Brewing Co. | Smartmouth Brewing Co. | Stone Brewing RVA | The Answer Brewpub | Triple Crossing Brewing | The Veil Brewing Co. | Virginia Beer Co. | Wasserhund Brewing Co.

This is a craft beer event you do NOT want to miss!

Not a craft beer person? No worries, we got you! We will have a few other local artisan beverage producers pouring at the event, which include The Williamsburg Winery, Copper Fox Distillery, Silver Hand Meadery and Potters Craft Cidery! Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event in addition to complimentary water stations.

Field Dayz Fest wouldn’t be complete without a selection of incredible food! Street style inspired bites will be offered by the Chefs from the Amber Ox Public House, 1608 Crafthouse, Codex, Redwood Smoke Shack and Kudzu RVA! The food will be cheap, delicious and highly inspired! Come hungry as this isn’t your typical “Craft Beer Festival Grub”!

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the amazing people at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD). In addition to taking donations, we are asking that all festival goers bring a toy to donate for infants (0-12 months) as every other holiday toy drive collects toys for older children and leaves the little ones high and dry! Help the babies, bring a toy (and you just might get something in return)! Donations must be new and in their original packaging please! Donations are not required to enjoy the day’s festivities, only requested.

TICKETS:
$15 General Admission in advance
$25 General Admission at the Gate
$35 VIP Admission (limited to 200 ticket)

General Admission tickets are for ages 21 and above and include a custom Field Dayz Fest event glass, in addition to (1) ticket, good for any of the days offerings. You must have a valid ID for entry into the event. We reserve the right to ID check any attendee, at any point throughout the event.

VIP Admission gets you a custom Teku event glass, (2) tickets good for any of the day’s offerings and access to the VIP only beer tent, which will have ultra limited release beers, including the first ever barrel aged releases from Precarious! It’s worth every penny!

Minors between the ages of 13 and 20 are permitted into the event for $10 and must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 30. Children 12 and Under are free with the supervision of an adult.

Visit  www.eventbrite.com/e/field-dayz-fest-2018-tickets-50790045393  to purchase your ticket!

Darker 48- Visit the Upside Down in Hernando Co, Florida

Do you live in Hernando County, Florida?
Do you live near Hernando County, Florida?
Are you going to be in the Hernando County area between Oct 18th and  31st?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, there’s something you need to do.

Marker 48 Brewing, Hernando County’s first and only full production Craft Brewery is bringing back their infamous Haunted house this year and it’s going to be bigger and better then ever before!

They  are transforming Marker 48 into Darker 48 and bringing The Upside Down to town! The last two weekends in October and Halloween night they will host the SCARIEST HAUNTED HOUSE IN TOWN!

This haunted house is NOT for the faint hearted- in fact it is 18 and up due to adult content AND they require a waiver to be signed before entering. This is an interactive haunt meaning their actors can touch you (but you can NOT touch the actors back). They are pulling out all the stops for this house and are go big- so if you are looking for the best scare in town look no further then Darker 48.

ALL PROCEEDS from this haunted house will go to four local charities in Hernando County including The ARC Nature Coast, NAMI Hernando, United Way Hernando and Children’s Advocacy Hernando. General admission nights are pay at the door cash only.

The dates, times and price for the haunted house are:

– Thursday October 18th: VIP night (see description below) 8:30-11:30pm $25pp
– Friday October 19th: General Admission 8:30-12pm $10pp
– Saturday October 20th: General Admission 8:30-12pm $10pp

– Thursday October 25th: VIP night 8:30-11:30pm $25pp
– Friday October 26th: General Admission 8:30-12pm $10pp
– Saturday October 27th: General Admission 8:30-12pm $10pp

– Wednesday October 31st: FAMILY FRIENDLY all ages welcome 6-10pm
10 and under free, All others $5pp

VIP nights are $25 pp. which include less line wait time, a Darker 48 pint glass, 1 drink token, and a Darker 48 shirt. A limited number of guests will be allowed for each VIP night and sign up and payment in advance is required through Eventbrite.

To purchase tickets for either VIP night please click here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/darker-48-haunted-house-vip-tickets-50361355169

Important! General Admission and VIP nights are 18 and up WITH WAIVER SIGNED, except for HALLOWEEN NIGHT, which is a family friendly night and all ages are welcome.

There will be live music, costume contests and food trucks available in the taproom during several nights of the haunted house.

For more information, stop by the brewery at 12147 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL,  or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/marker48

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Pawpaw beer boosts Ohio festival • Brilliant Stream (via Brilliant Stream)

Pawpaw beer has come a long way since the first one appeared at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival in 2002.

The world showcase for pawpaw beer happens right here in Appalachia. Last weekend, the 20th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival featured nine pawpaw flavored brews from eight Ohio breweries. It’s certainly come a long way since Kelly Sauber, then Marietta Brewing Company’s head brewer, made the first pawpaw beer for the festival 16 years ago.

Read more: Brilliant Stream

Trillium Brewing in Boston

On a recent trip to Boston, I  stopped by Trillium Brewing on Congress St. I was a little surprised to find that they don’t have a tasting room at their brewery. While you can get growler fills, they can’t pour pints or offer tastings.

However, they do have a beer garden in the park at the corner of High St and Atlantic Ave, just a few blocks away from the brewery.  They even hand out maps to help you find it. 

It’s about a 15 minute to walk to the beer garden from the brewery, and the rout takes you past the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, where replicas of the two ships are anchored whose cargo of tea was dumped into the harbor to protest the tax. If you’re coming from Quincy Market, or the Aquarium, it’s about a 10 minute walk.

The beer garden is partly shaded, with lots of picnic tables and barrels, and a large outdoor bar with 15 beers on tap and room for lots more. There were also 3 food trucks located just across the street.

I had the Permutation Series #45 Double IPA.  It had a cloudy golden brown color and a thin off white head, a citrus and tropical fruit aroma, and a sweet malt flavor with passionfruit, papaya, and a hint of grapefruit. There was not much hop bitterness, and a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

The Keytar Bear Double IPA had a hazy golden-bronze color and a light off-white head that dissipated quickly and smells of vanilla, orange, and a bit of honey. The aroma reminded me a bit of a creamsicle. The flavor was a little sweet and tasted of orange, marshmallow, and citrus, with some hop bitterness.

The beer was good, and the beer garden was great.  I look forward to trying more of their beers the next time I’m in Boston.