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Now for something Gnarly! Culpeper’s Sixth Annual 'Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest' Craft Beer Festival celebrates spring April 28, 2018

Culpeper, VA. Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to serve up its sixth annual beer festival this April. Over the past several months, the team has been planning the best Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest yet. Ticket holders can look forward to several new breweries on tap, a wide selection of mouth-watering local food, and Love Canon’s raucous blend of bluegrass. New this year, the festival will be located in the Depot District in the historic Downtown Culpeper area, this craft beer festival is sure to live up to its “gnarly” name.

Taking place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District, the Gnarly Hops brewfest is back with live music from Love Canon and over 70 different beer selections. Sample Virginia and nationally brewed beers. This year we are thrilled to have a great selection of local and independent brews, including area favorites like newcomer – Old Trade Brewery, 2 Silos Brewing Co., Far Gohn Brewing Company, Beer Hound Brewery, Bald Top Brewing Co., and Three Notch’d Brewing Company. Some other notable Virginia Breweries joining the line-up include: Blue Mountain Brewery, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Starr Hill Brewery, and Reason. A crowd favorite, Bold Rock Hard Cider, also returns serving its refreshing cider in a variety of flavors including their newest Rose cider. A few well-known out-of-towners will be on draft, like Dogfish Head, Captain Lawrence, Narragansett Beer, Stone Brewing and Maine Beer Company. CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer and cider to suit anyone’s taste!

Kelsey Carlson Settle is thrilled to be the returning Chairman of Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, “This year, we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, great local food and some rockin' live music with headliner Love Canon. Our committee has been working hard to guarantee we’ll bring you an afternoon in Culpeper you won't want to miss!”

Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, also boasts a variety of delicious local eats that will be on hand to accompany the cold brews. Food provided by: Captain Corbin’s, N&A Catering, North Cove Cafe, Uncle Elder’s BBQ, and UFO Food Truck. Live music by local favorites The Unsuitables will kick off the festivities with some Rock and Roll with a twist of Funk and Soul; followed by Love Canon, sprouting from the musical foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Love Canondoesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. Local artisans such as Le Monkey House, Chickie-Dickie Beads, Wire & Rocks, The Sterling Peacock and more will be showcasing their wares at the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers.

This year we’re excited to offer an enhanced VIP ticket experience available for $70. A VIP ticket scores you all the regular ticket amenities along with a VIP separate entrance, exclusive premium tastings at the VIP tent, tasty treats, and exclusive full pint Gnarly glass. With only a limited number of advanced and VIP tickets available for the Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at this popular downtown event. General advance tickets include admission, live music, commemorative tasting, and NEW for 2018 - unlimited craft beer tastings are available for $35 and may be purchased now at Far Gohn Brewing Co., Vinosity, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations and on the web at www.gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com. $5 non-drinking tickets will be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event.

All are welcome, but please remember no pets and no coolers. The Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest Craft Beer Festival is made possible through generous friends and supporters, such as The Town of Culpeper, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Culpeper Times, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Green Roost, Stonewall Harley-Davidson, Vinosity, XS Telecom, 103.1 WJMA, 105.5 SAM FM, and Fairview Cattle & Grain.

If you’re seeking the most dynamic beer tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on April 28th and ready for a beautiful day at downtown Culpeper’s signature craft beer festival. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarlyhops.com or www.facebook.com/gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.

Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Depot District, Downtown Culpeper
Gnarly Eats! Live Music! Local Artists! Craft Brews!
Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI)
Phone: 540-825-4416
Web: www.gnarlyhops.com