There are plenty of events happening this weekend, but a new one that is popping up at the popular Tysons Plaza — Tysons metro station entrance to the mall. The first annual Barrel & Bushel Virginia Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 commonwealth breweries showcasing over 100 beers.
Beyond the beers, there will also be live entertainment, games, shared plate food, and food from several Tysons restaurants. Next door Caboose Brewing in Vienna, as well as others around the area, will be present.
It will be $15 for the standard ticket (which includes two drink tickets) or $50 VIP ticket you get everything in the general admission plus 10 drink tickets. You also have access to the VIP gathering on the Barrel & Bushel patio to meet and greet with some of the up-and-comers in the craft beer industry and enjoy a wide selection of Chef Dienemann’s handcrafted small plates. Additional drink tickets can be purchased on site.
The following breweries will be present:
Brothers, Ocelot, Champion, Tall Tales, Bold Rock, Lickinghole Creek, Evolution, O’Connor,Flying Dog, South Street, Blue Mountain, Old Ox, Lost Rhino, Port City, Hardywood, Chaos Mountain, Devils Backbone, Fair Winds, Mad Fox, Adroit Theory, Starr Hill, DC Brau, Fordham & Dominion, Heavy Seas, Victory, Union, 3 Stars, Jailbreak, Center of the Universe, Mustang Sally, Three Notch’d, Wild Wolf, Dogfish Head, BadWolf, Parkway, Caboose, Old 690, Old Bust Head, Midnight Brewery, DuClaw, James River Brewing, Beer Hound, Forge Brew Works, Tröegs, Heritage, Jack’s Hard Cider
Saturday, July 16
Ken Fischer 12:00pm-1:15pm
DJ HiRyze 1:15pm-1:45pm
Laura Farrell 1:45pm-3:00pm
DJ HiRyze 3:00pm-3:30pm
I and I Riddim Reggae 3:30pm-5:00pm
Countdown Band 5:30pm-7:00pm
Sunday, July 17
DJ HiRyze 12:00pm-1:00pm
Darcy Dawn Band 1:00pm-2:30pm
DJ HiRyze 2:30-3:30pm
Darcy Dawn Band 3:30pm-5:00pm
The event is both Saturday and Sunday, but your ticket gets you admission to only one or the other. You can get tickets in advance via Barrel & Bushel. If you plan on drinking make sure to take metro, uber, taxi, or have a designated driver!