A Brew Lover’s Utopia

Brew lovers rejoice! More than 60 craft beers will be on tap for the second annual SoBo Brew Fest, happening at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Constitution Square, located at 432 Main Street in South Boston. This year’s festival will provide a fun day of sampling expertly chosen craft beers, live music, food trucks and lounging.

Building off of last year’s success, organizers hope to create a real opportunity to bring visitors from across the state and neighboring states to Halifax County for this festival. “We are thrilled to offer 60 expertly chosen craft beers that will appeal to the most discerning beer lover to the novice taster,” says LaTonya Sadler of Halifax County Tourism, who is presenting the event.  “Add in two great live bands while being outside in May, and the SoBo BrewFest is the perfect way to spend a Saturday.”

In addition to beers from Deschutes, Foothills, Ballast Point, New Belgium, Stone, and Sierra Nevada, among others, the 2019 SoBo Brew Fest will also offer ciders from two cideries.

Two live bands will also be on hand to rock Constitution Square. Local favorite Turkey Scratch will open the festival at 2 p.m. The quartet plays rock and Americana in an honest and unpretentious way. Then blues trio, Burn the Batteau, takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. embodying the defining characteristics of East Coast Blues, with a strength and power exclusive to the modern electric power trip.

For those who want to dine while they drink and dance, several food trucks will be on site throughout the event.

Festival-goers may purchase tickets at three levels—VIP ($45); general admission ($25) or designated driver ($10). Each ticket includes admission to the festival, a commemorative festival glass (while supplies last), access to food trucks and live music.

VIP and general admission tickets come with 12 and six tasting tickets, respectively, that can be redeemed for a 3-ounce sample or combining three for a pint of beer.

Festival-goers can purchase additional tasting tickets on-site. Tickets are available now at the South Boston-Halifax County Visitor Center or online.  Tickets will also be available at the gate at $50 for a VIP ticket and $30 for general admission.

Hop heads purchasing the VIP ticket will have access to the festival beginning at 1 p.m. and will enjoy an exclusive craft beer on tap until 2 p.m. The event opens to general admission ticket holders at 2 p.m., and festivities go until 8 p.m.

For more information and updates to craft breweries, bands, tickets and food, go to www.gohalifaxva.com/sobo-brewfest.