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The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival combines the best of all worlds: over 60 award-winning handcrafted beers from regional and national craft breweries as well as two stages of live music of every variety. This premier event is a one-day, outdoor event, rain or shine. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27th, 2012 near the heart of the charming, historic setting of Annapolis, Maryland at The Navy-MarineCorp Memorial Stadium.
According to Jim Barthold, of City Dock Productions, “in just a few short years, craft beer has developed a tremendous following among men and women of all ages. There are literally hundreds of craft beers being brewed today, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Tasting and comparing brews has become an exciting activity of the beer enthusiast. This is a festival whose time has come, there is no other event like it in Annapolis.” Mr. Barthold explains, “The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival will combine the rare experience of sampling over 60 craft beers while listening to eight local popular bands…selecting from a menu of food items ranging from crab cakes to knockwurst and shopping at over 60 artisan exhibits.”
Local and regional bands will perform on two stages – classic rock to island music. The Lager Stage includes Brothers & Sisters, Big Money, The Roadhouse Clams, Classic Case. Performers on The Pilsner Stage include Lilly & Mudd, Runaway Train, Bermuda Blue and The Dirty Names.
Fordham Brewing Company, Dominion Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewery, Union Craft Brewing, Crispen Hard Cider, Eastern Shore Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Heavy Seas, Boulevard Brewing Company, Port City Brewing Company, Yards Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery and New Belgium Brewing Company – just a partial list of the breweries that attendees will sample.
VIP and General Admission tickets are available for purchase online. VIP tickets are $40.00 which includes early admission to the Festival beginning at 12:00 Noon. VIP ticket holders will receive entrance an hour before the general public to partake in private beer tasting with 10 beer tokens and free admission to educational seminars. General admission tickets are $30.00 and include admission at 1:00 pm with 5 beer tokens. Additional beer tokens will be sold at the event for $1.00 each for a 4 oz. pour. All craft beer lovers receive a complimentary beer tasting.