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Time for beers and barbecue at the BrewBQ

The meat is cooked low and slow. It goes into my mouth fast and sloppy.

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There’s not much better than sitting back on a Sunday afternoon drinking a few beers and tearing into meat that’s been cooked low and slow. One thing that does make it better is if you don’t have to do any work.

This Sunday, Enrichmond Foundation is hosting their annual salute to barbecue the BrewBQ. Beers and meats galore start slinging at noon and last until 5 PM down in Shockoe Bottom near the 17th Street Farmers Market.

There will be eight food vendors to fill your belly and 15 breweries to quench your thirst. Then if you’d like to make a futile attempt to dance off a few pork sandwiches step and rock out to THE SHACK BAND.

As with most festivals at the Farmers Market (technically a block away due to renovations), it’s free but you, of course, have to pay for your eats and drinks.

Details from source:

Only two ingredients are needed for a perfect summer day in RVA – Beer and BBQ! Join us for the Bottom’s backyard barbecue on Sunday, August 20 from 12-5pm.

Whether you’re North Carolina, Virginia, Texas – HECK we’ll even accept Alabama – Enrichmond’s BrewBQ will have something for you! Our traditional ‘quers include: Alamo BBQThe Halligan Bar & Grill – Shockoe BottomInner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B QueSmok N Pigz,Firehouse Bar-B-Que, and Jadean’s Smokin’ Six O. We’ll have international twists on BBQ as well – Jamaican Cafe on Wheelz Llc and Chef Mamusu’s Africanne Restaurant will be at the party!

Pair your favorite BBQ with a craft beer from our stellar lineup of Greater Richmond craft breweries. Beer lovers welcome – here’s who is on tap:
Ardent Craft Ales – Honey Ginger and Saison
Bold Rock Hard Cider – Peach Cider, IPA Cider, VA Apple Cider
Center of the Universe Brewing – Pocahoptus IPA and Ray Ray’s Pale Ale
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – VA Blackberry Belgian-style White Ale and German-style Pils
Isley Brewing Company – Blueberry Plain Jane White Ale and Choosy Mother Peanut Butter Porter
Legend Brewing Company – Lager and Oktoberfest
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery – Coconut Belgian-style Quadrupel and Bad Donkey Black Lager
Midnight Brewery – Rockville Red Irish Ale and Not My Job Southern Engligh Brown Ale
O’Connor Brewing Co. – R&R Lager and Punkelweise Dark Wheat Pumpkin Beer
Starr Hill Brewery – Grateful American Pale Ale and Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale
STRANGEWAYS BREWING – Albino Monkey Belgian White Ale and Uberlin Berliner Weisse
Steam Bell Beer Works – Brindle Brown and Tiramisu Stout
Kindred Spirit Brewing – Headspace IPA and Orange Dream Cream Ale
Brothers Craft Brewing – Lil’ Hellion Helles Lager and Fairgrounds Pumpkin Ale
Extra Billy’s Brewery – Citra Ass Down

Come for the BBQ and brews, stay for the live music, corn hole, and friends. Our backyard is your backyard. BrewBQ is presented by and benefiting the Enrichmond Foundation.

NEW Location and Parking:
For 2017, BrewBQ will operate at a temporary location at 1615 East Broad Street, one block from 17th Street Market. Ample free on street and paid parking is available in adjacent parking lots on 17th and Grace Streets. Enrichmond’s Festivals will return to the Market in 2018, following this summer’s highly anticipated renovation.
We will provide free Bicycle Parking right next to the festival.

Entry Fee:
$1 suggested entry donation to Enrichmond for Shockoe’s backyard barbecue. Enrichmond is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your attendance supports Enrichmond’s mission to enhance Richmond parks and activate its public spaces.

Other info:
Feel free to bring lawn chairs – we’ll have live music to dance to, courtesy of THE SHACK BAND! There will be tents to kick back under, as well as a Chair Check service. Your four-legged friends are welcome – must be socialized, leashed, and please keep in mind the hot summer temperatures! Our Kids Zone will return with planting activities, coloring, and more!

For more details on this year’s festival or vendor information, please contact [email protected] or DM us.
This is a rain or shine event!

Good Food, Good Beer, Good Company and a Great Cause!

PS: Handiwipes not provided 😉

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