BBs do Brewdo

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. 😉

IMG_3733Beer 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!

What’s better than pumpkin pie? Hardywood’s Farmhouse Pumpkin

IMG_3760 When it comes to beer drinking, I’d say we learned from the best

IMG_3753 Saucony Creek Maple Mistress, made with roasted butternut squash and natural maple syrup. Not kidding. And yes, it is amazing.

Beer festivals are the best setting for tipsy heart-to-hearts with lifelong friends

Parkway Brewing, bringing people together since 2013

New Belgium’s Hop the Pond is made with hops from England, Australia and the United States!

Look at this cool dude.

The Meter’s Running was like a miniature No BS! We approve.

Different beer fest, same beautiful companions

It got even more crowded as the day went on..

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon never gets old

Mom liked the mistress too

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.

That’s a wrap!


8 thoughts on “BBs do Brewdo

  1. Despite my little knowledge of beer, I still love reading these posts and looking at the beautiful pics you guys take. And despite the minor setbacks, it looks like you guys still had a fun time!
    Rachel-you look super festive and excited about your multicultural hops. 🙂
    I really want to try the Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin and Saucony Creek Maple Mistress-they sound delicious!

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