By John Paradiso, Assistant Editor, Hop Culture Magazine

If Richmond, Virginia, isn’t on your radar as a craft beer destination, you need to check it out. The city has a diverse, outsized scene, with breweries pumping out everything from hazy juice bombs to decadent stouts to classic farmhouse ales.  

At the end of last year, Hop Culture Magazine named Richmond one of their 5 cities to watch in 2018 and — after festivals in New York City, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Tucson, and Oakland — they’ll bring their Juicy Brews craft beer festival to RVA on June 10. The Juicy Brews Summer Invitational will take place at Triple Crossing’s Fulton location in two sessions: the first from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm and the second 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. A few DMV breweries will be pouring at the festival (Ocelot, Aslin, Triple Crossing, Burley Oak, among others) and many of the country’s best IPA breweries will be flying in from out of town, like Outer Range (Frisco, CO), Foam (Burlington, VT), and Hoof Hearted (Columbus, OH).

“This is our seventh festival, and I think it’ll be our best yet,” said Kenny Gould, Founder of Hop Culture. “It’s the first time that many of these breweries will be pouring in Virginia, and the list is absolutely nuts.”

At the festival, you’ll get unlimited pours from attending breweries, as well as some very danceable music, food from Triple Crossing’s kitchen and a couple of local food trucks, and Hop Culture’s collectible merch, designed by British artist Sam Taylor.


The General Admission ticket ($62.50) gets you access to the festival for one session. Upon entering, you’ll receive a limited-edition taster designed by Sam Taylor and a brochure that includes a map of the festival.

The VIP add-on ($30) gets you 30 minutes of early access to the festival, as well as a festival poster, koozie, teku, hat, and tote.

The Designated Driver ($20) ticket gets you access to the festival for one session, but you won’t be able to drink. Upon entering, you’ll receive a ticket that’s redeemable for a meal.

See below for the full list of breweries and find more info about the festival at

Stay juicy.

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