Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another Summer beer festival in NW Virginia!

It's a summer bounty of good beer in the Old Dominion.

Ten miles further west than, and one month after the Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest, it's Magnolias at the Mill First Annual Beer Festival on Saturday, 19 July.

Magnolias is a 30 beer tap restaurant, built in a converted mill in the small farming town of Purcellville in western Loudoun County.

Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va.

From the festival flier:
Some of our very favorite breweries will join us for a festive day of awesome beer, music, and barbecue.

A partial list includes the following breweries:
  • Flying Dog
  • Clipper City
  • Stone
  • Allagash
  • Troegs
  • Bell's
  • Abita
  • Lagunitas
  • Victory
... More to be added. (Attendees subject to change, but the guaranteed good time is not!) Tickets include a souvenir glass and five beer sample tickets plus Chef Mark's Barbecue Feast.

Clipper City Brewing Company will be there ... pouring Red Sky at Night Saison, Hang Ten Weizen Dopplebock, and Oxford Organic Raspberry Wheat.

It's a wonderful excuse for a bicycle excursion. The restaurant's patio sits only a few feet from the western terminus of the nearly 50-mile Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, a biker/hiker trail which can be traversed from the Washington D.C. National Mall to Purcellville.

Festival hours: 11am-6pm. More information and tickets here.

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