October 8, 2016
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
$20 in advance; $30 at the door
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Hops, Hops and more HOPS! Thats what our IPA Festival is all about. We have contacted over 25 breweries to send us thier best hoppiest beers! Thats right, we are going to have it all from double IPAs, Triple IPAs, barrel aged IPAs, fruited IPAs, basically everything and anything showcasing hops that will get hop lovers like yourself excited so hop on over to Tysons Biergarten for our very first IPA festival! We will have over 50 different types of hoppy beers to try from a wide variety of breweries! Its gonna be the hoppiest festival to date!
★50+ hoppy American beers
★25+ Brewery Reps
★Barrel Aged Ipas
★Competition and Contests
★Dog Freindly (ask for treats or a water bowl)★
★Kid Friendly (playground available)
★Games + Prizes
★Bratwursts, Pretzels, Wings, Special of the Day
★Swag give aways
& MUCH MORE!
➳Online: $20 Ticket includes 10 tasting tickets, ability to purchase $1 tasting tickets & color changing souviner cup
➳At the Door: $30 ticket includes 15 tasting tickets, ability to purchase $1 tasting tickets & color changing souviner cup
Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours; though they are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine. The hop plant is a vigorous, climbing, herbaceous perennial, usually trained to grow up strings in a field called a hopfield, hop garden, or hop yard when grown commercially. Many different varieties of hops are grown by farmers around the world, with different types being used for particular styles of beer. The United States is known all around the world for its high quaility of hops!
The first documented use of hops in beer is from the 9th century, though Hildegard of Bingen, 300 years later, is often cited as the earliest documented source. Before this period, brewers used "gruit", composed of a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers, including dandelion, burdock root, marigold, horehound (the old German name for horehound, Berghopfen, means "mountain hops"), ground ivy, and heather.
Hops are used extensively in brewing for their antibacterial effect that favors the activity of brewer's yeast over less desirable microorganisms and for many purported benefits, including balancing the sweetness of the malt with bitterness, contributing a variety of desirable flavors and aromas. Historically, traditional herb combinations for beers were believed to have been abandoned when beers made with hops were noticed to be less prone to spoilage.