100% of Proceeds Benefit Local Charities
The ONLY Craft Beer Festival where 100% of proceeds are donated to Hampton Roads based charities
Local 757 Craft Beer · Food Trucks
Battle of the Brewers · Live Music
Corn Hole · Beer Pong · Silent Auction
Participating 757 craft brewers compete on behalf of their chosen charities. Beer and Brewer Competition Categories:
Brewers’ Choice – People’s Choice – NEW! Battle of the Brewers Competition
THE BATTLE BEGINS OCTOBER 12, 2019
7th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers
Camp Pendleton – Virginia Beach, VA
More than 25 Hampton Roads breweries will be participating in the 7th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers presented by Beach Ambassadors, Veer Magazine, and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine, an event that will benefit multiple Hampton Roads-based charities. In a year where the area’s oldest beer festival will be taking a pause, this all-inclusive event will return to Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach on October 12, 2019, from 1pm to 6:30pm.
The partnership between Beach Ambassadors, Veer Magazine, and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine was formed to streamline and strengthen the area’s award-winning and only 757-exclusive beer festival. “It just made perfect sense” said Shawn Fischer, Event Chair for Beach Ambassadors. “These two publications really do an amazingly thorough job with both local craft beer and non-profit coverage. They bring many benefits and abilities that we previously didn’t have to the table.” “Both Veer Magazine and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine are excited to partner with such a community-minded, force-forgood organization as Beach Ambassadors,” said publisher, Jeff Maisey. “We are looking forward to enhancing the event with our many independently-owned craft brewery friends in the Coastal Virginia region as well.” Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit St. Mary’s Home, Hope House Foundation, and other local non-profits chosen by the participating brewers.
A full Brewer list and event details will be announced in early May. Last year’s category winners included Big Ugly Brewing Company (Chesapeake), Benchtop Brewing Company (Norfolk), and Deadline Brewing Company (Virginia Beach). Tickets to the event (VIP and General Admission) will be available online and at participating breweries starting June 1, 2019.
Started by Beach Ambassadors in 2013, 757 Battle of the Beers has grown every year both in number of event attendees and in regards to the amount raised for Hampton Roads charities. In 2015, Beach Ambassadors’ 757 Battle of the Beers event won VEER Magazine’s award for “Best Beer Event” category. In 2016, over 1,500 attendees helped raise over $20,000 for 4 local charities (3 of which were the winning breweries’ charities of choice). At the 5th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers 2017, over 2,000 attendees helped raise over $30,000 for 4 local charities. In 2017, Beach Ambassadors’ 757 Battle of the Beers event won VEER Magazine’s award for “Best Outdoor Beer Festival”.
The one-of-a-kind event features live music, includes food and of course tastings of every featured beer (two beers from each brewery = a LOT of craft beer!), corn hole, giant beer pong, and more! This event is in it’s 7th year – and the battle will be bigger and better than ever before!
2018 Battle Contestants
2018 PARTICIPATING 757 CRAFT BREWERS
Alewerks Brewing Company
Back Bay Brewing
Bearded Bird Brewing Company
Big Ugly Brewing Company
Bold Mariner Brewing Company
Bull Island Brewing Company
Coelacanth Brewing Company
Commonwealth Brewing Company
Deadline Brewing Project
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
MoMAC Brewing Company
O’Connor Brewing Company
Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
Pleasure House Brewing
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Rip Rap Brewing Company
Smartmouth Brewing Company
St George Brewing Company
Tradition Brewing Company
Virginia Beer Company
Breweries Compete on Behalf of Their Charity in Three Categories
After tasting all 60+ beers on tap (or as many as you can!), you get to pick your favorite brew and vote for the People’s Choice!
Battle of the Brewers
We’ve partnered with The Backyard Sports Club to bring you the Battle of the Brewers Competition (now in its 2nd year!) – a brewer team-based event featuring 3 rounds of beer-themed events. In between beer tastings, head over to the Battle of the Brewers arena to cheer on your favorite breweries. The winners get $$ for their chosen charity!
757 Battle of the Beers
OCTOBER 12, 2019 - 1-6:30pm
203 Red Horse Dr,
Virginia Beach, VA 23451