Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival: August 11th, 2018- Virginia Beach, VA

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival will be held on August 11th, 2018 at the Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach, VA

Everything you need to know about the event can be found here.

Show Info

August 11, 2018

Hunt Club Farm
Virginia Beach, VA

VIP Session Noon – 6pm 63% SOLD OUT
Regular Session 2pm – 6pm



Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.




What’s New …

  • New Expanded Floorplan – Last year we made the floorplan larger and this year we are going to grow again. A little bigger – a few tweeks to make your experience more fun. So It is Not So Crowded. We didn’t quite know what to expect our first year – so this year we are ready for all the fun……are you?
  • All Guests Receive a Souvenir Glass for Tastings
  • The first 200 Guests in line for EACH SESSION receive a FREE “COLLECTIBLE BBBQ” Bag to celebrate the show.
  • New Enhanced VIP Whole Hog Session. It’s pork-a-licious. Your VIP ticket includes all of the General Admission highlights along with:
    • A BBQ Plate Dinner
    • Reduced Attendance For This session
    • 2 Extra Hours of Fun
    • Special Beer & Bourbon selections
    • Special Whole Hog Tastings and much more!
  • Unlimited Beer and Bourbon Tastings as you stroll from table to table and tent to tent. There are 40 Bourbons and 60 Beers on Tap. Enjoy, but please drink responsibly.
  • BBQ Galore! Enjoy the great barbeque selection – pulled pork from whole hogs, ribs, brisket, chickens, sausages and any fixins’ you could imagine. We’ll keep the portions heavy and the prices low. BBQ is ala carte
  • The Shrine of Swine! Enjoy Whole hogs all day from Official Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Pitmaster, Bill Eason. Check out his endless supply of awards shown below and worship the Pork Gods!


  • Enjoy Seminars in the Tasting Theater with Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters From the Deep South
  • Listen To Live Rock & Blues Music and great Bluegrass on The Main Stage
  • Browse Cool Exhibits of Brewerania, Hot sauces, bbq accessories, and more.
    Choices, choices, choices…





VIP WHOLE HOG SESSION: $59 Advance ONLY – This will sell out. 

VIP $59 Advance  Valid Saturday Noon – 6pm. In addition to the all of the features above, the VIP Session offers an exclusive tasting experience with TWO EXTRA HOURS of tastes, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, bbq dinner plate and all LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. These tickets have been reduced by 20%, are limited and will SELL OUT.

REGULAR SATURDAY SESSION: $39 Advance / $45 On-Site Regular $39 Advance  Valid 2pm – 6pm Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment.

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET: $25 ONLY AVAILABLE ONSITE! Valid during any Saturday session. Includes admission into the event only.


This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.


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* Advanced Ticket Sales will close the Friday before the event at noon. Tickets will be avaiable onsite while supplies last. Please be advised a service fee may be incurred on credit card transactions the day of the event.

*SALE DETAILS: Some events/tickets are not included in the sale. 2 for 1 tickets are 2 tickets for the price of 1 ticket. A limited amount of these tickets will be available for purchase. This price is off of the onsite ticket price (not the discounted sale/advance price). An option will appear on the ticket page that says “2 for 1” – You must select this specific option to get the offer. Once the 2 for 1 offer is gone some tickets will be sold at a discounted rate for a limited time. Sale prices are on NEW ticket orders only. Tickets are subject to taxes and fees. All tickets are final sale.


  • It’s for a good cause! A portion of event proceeds go to Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation Visit:
    Beer & Bourbon Menus change from location to location so join us on multiple tour stops!
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see fun event photos and get information in real time @BeerBourbonBBQ / @DrinkEatRelax – Don’t forget to use #beerbourbonbbq when posting!
  • Your tickets will be emailed to you, you should bring a printed copy of the email confirmation that you received when you placed your order and/or a photo ID. Tickets MUST be printed out!
  • Ask for half pours if you are unsure about a product – you can always go back for more.
  • Sit in on at least one tasting theater seminar.
  • Don’t go hungry! Our food vendors will be sure to have a variety of delicious food, and are ready to serve you.
  • Visit the main stage in time for the contests – be ready to laugh and cheer real loud. Contests typically begin around 3pm but check the Schedule page for specific times.
  • Events are rain or shine! All of our event features are under tents if the weather is rainy, but always a good idea to bring your rain boots if it’s going to be wet.
  • Water is free and available at our rinsing stations. If you want a bottle of water, they are $2 and can be found at the Merchandise tent.
  • Our event staff is here to help you! Please visit the show office on the day of the event if you have any questions.
  • Alcohol Sampling. This is a sampling structured event. This means that you are given a tasting glass (if you purchased a tasting ticket) that will allow you to RESPONSIBLY enjoy all of the products featured at the show. These samples are all-you-care-to-taste from this sampling glass.
  • Expecting rain? Please be sure to bring a hand held sized umbrella. All of our events are rain or shine!

What to bring:

  • Cash. Many of the vendors & food vendors will accept credit cards but to save yourself time and hassle, of having to track down an ATM if they do not, we recommend bringing cash.
  • Valid ID. All guests entering will have their ID checked to verify that they are over the legal drinking age if they have purchased a tasting ticket
  • Food & Drinks. Feel free to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks for the day. All bags and coolers will be subject to search.

What NOT to bring:

  • Please no umbrellas or tents
  • No pets. Service dogs are welcome but must register in advance and onsite upon arrival with all proper documentation.
  • No weapons. All bags are subject to search by our security team.
  • No outside alcohol or illegal substances. All bags and coolers are subject to search by our security team.


  • Re-Entry. You can come and go, just make sure you get your hand stamped at the exit!
  • Last Call is 20 minutes till the end of the event. We stop pouring alcohol at 15 minutes prior to the end of the event.
  • Last but not least (although the most important tip on this list) Please Drink Responsibly!


Hunt Club Farm
2388 London Bridge Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

As always, parking at Hunt Club Farm is FREE,
and handicapped parking is available!

Map & Directions :

From the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
ad south on Pacific Avenue and cross over the Rudee Inlet Bridge.
Pacific Avenue turns into General Booth Boulevard.
Continue onto General Booth Boulevard for 5 miles.
You will pass the Virginia Aquarium, Ocean Breeze Water Park and Dam Neck Road.
Turn right onto London Bridge Road. There is a McDonald’s on the corner just before your turn.
Hunt Club Farm is located a 1/2 mile on the right.

From Downtown Norfolk, Chesapeake, & Other Hampton Roads Cities:
Take Interstate 64/264 towards the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Follow 264 East to Exit 19C/London Bridge Road.
Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto London Bridge Road.
London Bridge Road turns into Drakesmile Road at the Shipps Corner intersection.
Continue onto Drakesmile Road until the end, and turn left onto Dam Neck Road.
Follow for 1 mile, and turn right back onto London Bridge Road.
Continue onto London Bridge Road for 2 miles.
Hunt Club Farm is located on the left.

From Lynnhaven Mall
Follow International Parkway to London Bridge Road and turn right.
London Bridge Road turns into Drakesmile Road at the Shipps Corner intersection.
Continue onto Drakesmile Road until the end, and turn left onto Dam Neck Road.
Follow for 1 mile, and turn right back onto London Bridge Road.
Continue onto London Bridge Road for 2 miles.
Hunt Club Farm is located on the left.

From the Kempsville area
Take Princess Anne Road towards the Virginia Beach Courthouse.
Turn left onto Dam Neck Road at the Farmers Market.
Follow Dam Neck Road past Holland Road, Drakesmile Road and Taylor Farm Road.
Turn right onto London Bridge Road.
Continue onto London Bridge Road for 2 miles.
Hunt Club Farm is located on the left.

From the Courthouse area
Follow Princess Anne Road towards Holland Road and Seaboard Road.
Princess Anne Road will turn into General Booth Boulevard at the 7-11.
Continue onto General Booth Boulevard.
Once you pass the Strawbridge Marketplace shopping center, turn left onto London Bridge Road.
Hunt Club Farm is located a 1/2 mile on the right.


1pm-3pm – Uptown Party Players

Best Beer Belly Contest (3pm)

Does your gut have what it takes to be named Best Beer Belly? If so, then come on and compete! Candidates will be judged on the Main Stage on size and personality by the audience! Winner walks away with prizes!

Drink Like A Lady Contest (3:30pm)

Are you a lady? Do you like to drink? If so, join us at the Main Stage for your chance to take home some prizes in the Drink Like A Lady Contest. Our search for the fastest, classiest, and most awesome lady drinker!


1pm – Whiskies and Gins – Creating that perfect Spirit

Grains, botanicals, milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, aging, finishing, filtering …. When all is said and done, the most important thing is … does it taste great?

KO Distilling will discuss how the beginning ingredients, certain processes and the aging/finishing approaches influence the final products that result in award winning spirits. You will get to sample KO Distilling’s Bare Knuckle American Wheat and Rye Whiskies and their Battle Standard 142 Gins, both the Navy Strength (114 proof) and Barrel Finished (90 proof) versions. Taste for yourself the subtle, yet delightful differences between each sprit and discuss how each works in specific cocktails.

2pm – The Deschutes Brewery

The seminar will commence with a brief overview and history of Deschutes Brewery. We will then briefly discuss flavor profiles that are present in the beers and cheeses together and discuss the interaction between the two.

3pm – Coelacanth Brewing Company

The similarities in the process of making beer & bourbon. The process for creating bourbon is surprisingly simliar to the process for making beer – to a point. Join Kevin who has worked as both a distiller and brewer as he discusses them .. and the differences.

4pm – Virginia Beer Company

Hop Varieties & Hopping Techniques
Brewers utilize many different hop varieties and hopping techniques in order to create various flavors, aromas and bitterness levels. A guided tasting of four beers from The Virginia Beer Company will illuminate these different hop varieties and the methods that are used to incorporate them during the brewing process.


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