Virginia Beach, VA — Beach Ambassadors, Veer Magazine, and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine are excited to announce the return of 757 Battle of the Beers Festival featuring more than 30 Hampton Roads breweries and benefiting multiple non-profit organizations. The in-person event will take place Saturday, September 18 from 1pm to 6pm at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach.
Beach Ambassadors’ President Shawn Fischer says, “After the pandemic, people are eager to get out and safely enjoy outdoor festivals. With more and more people getting vaccinated and the state opening up little by little, we thought the timing was right to move forward with an in-person event this Fall.”
In partnership with Veer Magazine and Virginia Craft Beer Magazine, Beach Ambassadors will present a memorable experience for craft beer enthusiasts at this award-winning and only 757-exclusive beer festival. Attendees will enjoy samples from more than 30 Hampton Roads breweries, live music, food trucks, games, and more. Plus, they’ll watch as breweries compete on behalf their chosen charities.
Awards will be given in three categories: “Brewer’s Choice,” “People’s Choice,” and “Battle of the Brewers.” Event proceeds will benefit the winning breweries’ charities and St. Mary’s Home, and Hope House Foundation.
This year’s festival artist is Wes Watson, a freelance illustrator based in Norfolk, VA. Wes has been featured locally in VA Growler and Distinction magazines. His work ranges from vector-based digital illustration to brush and ink on paper. Recently, he has created product designs for MoMac Brewing Company in Portsmouth and is currently working on a six-issue comic book to be published through Scout Comics in 2022. For more information about Wes, visit www.weswatsonillustration.com.
Confirmed breweries include: Alewerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg), Back Bay Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), BenchTop Brewing Company (Norfolk), Big Ugly Brewing Company (Chesapeake), Billsburg Brewery (Williamsburg), Bold Mariner Brewing Company (Norfolk), Bull Island Brewing Company (Hampton), Caiseal Beer & Spirits (Hampton), Cape Charles Brewing Company (Cape Charles), Coastal Fermentory (Newport News), COVA Brewing Co. (Norfolk), Deadline Brewing Project (Virginia Beach), Elation Brewing Company (Norfolk), Farmhouse Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), The Garage Brewery (Chesapeake), Maker’s Craft Brewing Company (Norfolk), MoMac Brewing Company (Portsmouth), O’Connor Brewing Company (Norfolk), Oozlefinch Beers & Blending (Fort Monroe), Pleasure House Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), Precarious Beer Project (Williamsburg), Reaver Beach Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), Rip Rap Brewing Company (Norfolk), Smartmouth Brewing Company (Norfolk), St. George Brewing Company (Hampton), Thin Brew Line (Virginia Beach), Tradition Brewing Company (Newport News), Vibrant Shore Brewing Co. (Virginia Beach), Virginia Beer Company (Williamsburg), Wasserhund Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), and Young Veterans Brewing Company (Virginia Beach). Sly Clyde Ciderworks (Hampton) will represent the cider category.
Tickets to the event (VIP, General Admission, and DD) are available online at 757BattleoftheBeers.com now and at participating breweries starting June 1 and at participating breweries August 1.
**Due to safety precautions surrounding Covid19, a limited number of tickets will be sold initially for this event. Additional tickets will be released as local event restrictions are reduced.
** This event will be held safely according to state Covid19 guidelines that are in-effect at the time of the event.
For more information on the 9th Annual 757 Battle of the Beers Presented by Beach Ambassadors, sponsorship opportunities, and Beach Ambassadors, please visit 757BattleoftheBeers.com.
Ambassador of Beer
Jennifer Rowe McDonald
Veer Magazine/Virginia Craft Beer Magazine