On Saturday we went to Blacksburg’s annual beer fest, Brewdo. This was Brewdo’s sixth year, and in addition to having beer from 40+ breweries, the festival also featured cider, Attimo wine, live music, and home brewing and cooking demonstrations. We have a few criticisms of Brewdo. Once the majority of festival goers had arrived at around 1, the venue felt crowded, and the lines for beer and food were loooooong. Worse still, many breweries ran out of beer and packed up their tents by 3, with half of the festival remaining! I bought a 20 pour bracelet and left having used only 13. Despite these drawbacks, we still managed to have a good time. 😉
Beer connoisseur, fashionista, florist. Anything this girl can’t do?
Parkway had the prettiest tent by far. Trust me, it’s not like I’m biased…
My favorite tap handle yet!
Parkway Brewing, bringing people together since 2013
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon never gets old
We weren’t able to try every beer (or even the majority!), but of those we had, here are some standouts:
Best pumpkin: Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin
Runner up: Foothills Cottonwood Pumpkin
Best IPA: New Belgium Hop the Pond
Runner up: Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
Best beer of the day: Saucony Creek Maple Mistress
Runner up: In our eyes nothing even came close…
We ended our night at Blacksburg’s new Mellow Mushroom! Free pizza, more delicious brews, and a perfect view of the Blacksburg sunset from their huuuge patio. Can’t beat it.