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The 2nd Annual 'Hoptoberfest - a Gnarly Hops fall celebration’ September 3, 2017

Culpeper, VA. As the craft beer scene in Culpeper continues to grow Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (CRI) is proud to present the 2nd Annual Hoptoberfest – a Gnarly Hops fall celebration. Hoptoberfest will take place on Sunday, September 3, 2017, from Noon – 5:00 PM in the Depot District in Downtown Culpeper. This event is designed to satisfy the American Craft Beer enthusiasts with a German twist and there's an added bonus for cider lovers too! Downtown Culpeper, a Great American Main Street Award winner, is known for its natural beauty and historic charm and is the perfect stage for this outrageous "gnarly" festival. Surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in the Depot District attendees can enjoy a blend of American and European craft brews, a refreshing selection of ciders and a tasty assortment of local foods. All accompanied by diverse live music and artsy displays.

Hoptoberfest is definitely putting the fest in festival with over 40 different beer selections and cider from Virginia and beyond in a variety of flavors to sample! Check out some local brew favorites like Far Gohn Brewing Company, Bald Top Brewing Co., Beer Hound, Blue Mountain, Hardywood Park, Devil's Backbone, Pale Fire, Reason Beer Co., South Street, and Starr Hill. Additional American favorites will be on tap, including Dogfish, Green Flash, Troegs, Schlafly, Firestone, Terrapin, and Ommegang. Then there's a German and European influence from Bitburger, Wurzburger, Benediktiner, Reissdorf, Kostritzer, and Liefmans. Culpeper's CRI guarantees there will be plenty of craft beer to suit anyone’s taste!

Kelsey Carlson, Hoptoberfest Committee Chairperson, is thrilled to kick off this exciting event. “For the past five years, we have loved seeing the streets of Culpeper filled for Gnarly Hops...so much so that we continue it twice a year! Hoptoberfest will be the perfect event to kick off the beautiful Virginia Fall season. What more could you ask for than a Labor Day Weekend festival full of beer, cider, great food and music?"

Delicious local eats to compliment all those liquid refreshments will also be available for purchase. Festival food provided by Bavarian Chef Food Truck, Uncle Elders BBQ, Captain Corbin's Seafood, N&A Catering – Mediterranean, North Cove Cafe and more.

All that food and drink is sure to make you want to dance! Entertainment includes live music by two phenomenal bands, Someone Else’s Problem and Henry featuring members from Gold Top County Ramblers.

For those looking to fulfill their inner artist craving, look to participating local artisans for inspiration and possibly the next thing you just can't live without! Creative displays and works of art from Girls Day Out, Chickie-Dickie Beads, Daddy G’s Rockin’ Salsa, Precious Metalz Jewelry, and more will be attending the event as well, presenting their unique, handcrafted goods and jewelry to festivalgoers.

There are only a limited number of advanced tickets available for the Hoptoberfest and CRI is encouraging those 21-and-older to pick up tickets early to ensure a spot at Culpeper's newest downtown event. General advance tickets are available for $30 and may be purchased now at Far Gohn Brewing Company, Vinosity (both located in downtown Culpeper) and Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations (211 West Evans Street) and on the web at www.gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com ($40 at the gate, if available). $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 Hoptoberfest - a Gnarly fall event is made possible through generous friends and supporters, Stonewall Harley-Davidson, Martin’s, The Town of Culpeper, Culpeper Times, Far Gohn Brewing Company, Vinosity, 103.1 WJMA &105.5 & 95.3 SAM-FM, Best Western Culpeper, Culpeper Farm Tour, XS Telecom, Kash Design, and Arbors at Culpeper.

If you’re seeking the most dynamic tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on September 3rd and ready to mix and mingle with some of best in the craft beer and cider in the industry right in downtown Culpeper. Lederhosen optional! For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarlyhops.com, www.facebook.com/gnarlyhops, follow us on Twitter @gnarlyhops and Instagram #gnarlyhops.


Hoptoberfest – A Gnarly Hops fall celebration
Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Depot District, Downtown Culpeper
Cost: $30.00 in advance / $40 at the gate
Tickets: on-site at Vinosity 174 East Davis Street, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations 211 West Evans Street, or Far Gohn Brewing at 301 South East Street
on-line at www.gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com
Gnarly Eats! Live Music! Local Artists! Craft Brews! Virginia Cider!
Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI)
Phone: 540-825-4416
Web: www.gnarlyhops.com or www.culpeperdowntown.com/beerfest.html
Twitter @gnarlyhops
Instagram gnarlyhops