If you've been looking for a chance to check out some breweries in northern Virginia, here's a chance. Bonus: tickets are for a good cause. My sister led a Bike and Build team last summer and found it to be an extremely rewarding experience. Check this out. Tickets are $50. From the event's website:
Local Suds is happy to present our inaugural Northern Virginia Brewery Tour series. This event will take passengers out of the city to experience some of the great VA breweries beyond and within the beltway. We've been lucky to partner with the Bike and Build Foundation for this trip and will contribute a portion of the proceeds to our very own Northern Virginia Route Leader to help their cause. Get your tickets, support a great cause, and mark the calendar for a Sunday full of Virginia's finest Local Suds!
For more information on the Bike & Build Foundation: www.bikeandbuild.org
SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
11:30AM-12:30PM - Social Check-In
Rock Bottom Brewery-Arlington
Come early and be greeted by Rock Bottom's Head Brewer, Dave Warwick. Lunch specials will be available exclusively for our Local Suds group so come hungry and ready to try some of Dave's creations!
**The tour leaves Rock Bottom sharply at 12:30PM so please plan accordingly.
1:15-2:15PM - Corcoran Brewery and Vineyards
Virginia's first Brewery and Vineyard
Corcoran will host the Local Suds group and showcasing some of their award winning beers. The trip out will be worth the wait when you can get your hands on one of their 10 beers on tap. After a quick look around the nano-brewery we will receive growlers that can be filled and enjoyed on the road to our next destination.
3:00-4:00PM - Lost Rhino Brewery
Running of the Rhinos
We'll have a special look into one of Virginia's finest craft breweries. With our back-stage pass to this production brewery you can really start to feel how much TLC is put into the craft beers we all enjoy. Lost Rhino staples will be on tap, a few seasonals, and a guaranteed good time with the Rhino crew.
4:30-5:30PM - Mad Fox Brewing Company
Award Winning Falls Church Brew Pub
Let's fill our bellies, with not only award winning beer but delicious light fare. Mad Fox is cooking up something special for the group to enjoy. Pairings of their ales with light food will be a great way to appease your growing hunger to close out the trip. Once you try Mad Fox, you'll be taking a trip back.....We're happy to be your gateway.
6:00PM - Rock Bottom Brewery Drop-Off
*Must have 20 bus patrons to make this event live.
**Refund request must be submitted with 72 hours for consideration.