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7-Year Freeversary Details | Entry, Parking, & More!

2023 Waypost Party Map

Thank you for joining us for Virginia Beer Co.’s 7-Year Freeversary on Saturday, April 1st! We’re excited to share some anniversary beers & cheers with you on 4/1 from 12-7 pm.

All you need to know about satellite parking and shuttle services, entry and beer tickets, festival layout, and more is below. Gates open at Noon and music starts at 12:30 pm!


7-YEAR FREEVERSARY INFO

April 1st // 12-7 pm

[Tickets will be available to purchase at the door!]

Live Music · SpeedQuizzing Lightning Rounds · Family-Friendly Games · 3 Food Trucks · Energy Drink Pop-Up · Limited Beer Releases · Exclusive Shirt + Glassware Drop


Weather:

  • 4/1/2023: The FREEVERSARY is ON!
    • Please plan to dress for the weather!
    • We will have the entire taproom & brewery spaces open for all to enjoy, but food trucks and games and music will be outdoors.

Entry:

  • If you’ve purchased your tickets online prior to 4/1/2023, you have purchased entry to Saturday’s festival! In an effort to save our trees, there is no need to print anything out.
    • We have a record of everyone who has pre-paid for tickets. When you arrive, plan to flash your email receipt and a photo IDAny guest who plans to drink will need to present an ID! 
      • You can check in at the front of the property when you arrive, where we will be verifying ticket purchases and providing wristbands & glassware.
  • If you do not purchase tickets before 4/1, you can still purchase tickets at the gate! Purchasing tickets ahead of time will save you time and guarantee an anniversary glass for you too.
    • Event is rain or shine!
  • Full-Time Friends get FREE entry to the Freeversary! Simply mention that you’re a member of our 2023 Social Club when you arrive to get your wristsband and UPSIZED anniversary glass.

Day-Of & ID’s:

  • We will be selling additional entry tickets at the door! If you have friends/family who do not have tickets, they may purchase entry upon arrival at the front gate.
    • $10: Standard (21+) ticket for entry and access to music, games, giveaways, and a limited edition anniversary glass to take home!
      • Anyone who is 21+ will need a ticket for entry on 4/1, which gets you a wristband and glass to unlock beer ticket sales and pours!
    • Under 21 is free!
  • Please Note: For everyone who is receiving a Standard (21+) ticket, we will need to see an ID for each ticket to verify everyone receiving a glass is at least 21 years of age.
    • Please make sure everyone who plans to purchase tickets brings a valid photo ID, and that everyone in your group who will be receiving a 21+ ticket brings their own valid photo ID to verify an age of 21+.

Parking:

  • On 4/1, the entire brewery property (parking lot included) will be roped off for maximum beers & cheers!
    • Feel free to drop any passengers and guests with mobility issues at the front of the brewery or next door at Speedway. 
    • For those driving, we will then have nearby spillover parking options arranged (see below).
  • All Day Parking (w/ SHUTTLE): Parking is available at the REAR of the Super 8 by Wyndham Williamsburg/Historic Area (304 Second Street), just a couple blocks from the brewery.
    • A free courtesy shuttle will be running from a pick-up point (denoted by signs) near the front of the Super 8. The shuttle will run from just before Noon until just after 7 pm.
      • The shuttle will drop off near the front of the brewery, and will pick up returning guests from the same area as well. 
    • Just look for the Parking/Shuttle Signs leading to the pick-up location, and hop on when the courtesy shuttle returns from dropping fellow guests at the brewery every few minutes!

Additional Parking:

  • Visit our Spillover Parking link to learn more about other spillover parking options — including after 1 pm at FISH, Inc. (312 Second Street).
    • Please note that if you park in other neighboring business lots without the approval of those businesses (especially while those businesses are open), you may be towed! 
      • In particular, if you park at the Speedway property, in the lot by Cochon on 2nd, at McDonald’s, or across the street at Hardee’syou will likely be towed. 

Walking:

  • Fingers crossed for a beautiful day on Saturday, and we are an easy walk from Colonial Williamsburg (directions here) if you feel like taking the scenic route!

Public Transportation:

  • Local cab companies and ride sharing services such as Uber & Lyft are familiar with our property (401 Second Street)!
    • The easiest drop-off point is the Speedway (395 Second Street) located next to the brewery.

Pours & Beer Tickets:

  • There will be two stations (one near entry and one in the taproom) for purchasing beer tickets.
    • Each beer ticket can be exchanged for one on-premise pour (higher ABV beers will be offered in shorter pours) at pouring stations in the taproom and at the rear of the builing.
    • Please note that Beer tickets are only for on-premise consumption. To-go sales can be made with cash or credit!
      • Beer tickets are not valid for use or resale after Saturday’s anniversary party. No refunds are permitted for unused beer tickets. 
  • All beers will be served in your limited edition Freeversary glass, so take care of your glass once you arrive! 
    • In order to make sure that only those who are 21+ are able to purchase beers, 21+ ticketholders will receive a wristband – please don’t remove your wristband!
      • If anyone who is not wearing a 21+ wristband is found with a beer we will have to ask them to leave, per VA ABC law.

Beer To-Go:

  • We will be selling beer to-go, including all four Waypost vintages and all three anniversary releases. We will not be able to offer Growler/Crowler fills during the event. 
    • Please note that beer purchased to-go cannot be consumed on the property. You are welcome to take to-go beer back to your car at any time (re-entry is permitted), or we can hold your order until it is time for you to depart.
      • To-go beers may not be carried around the property during event hours. 

Re-Entry:

  • Once you have checked in at the gate, you will be given a wristband designating your ticket purchase (ie, Standard or Under 21).
    • Please do not remove your wristband!
  • Staff will be monitoring the crowd to ensure that only those who with 21+ wristbands are sampling beers.
    • Again, 21+ ticket holders will be given wristbands designating their age. If anyone who is not wearing a 21+ wristband is found with a beer, we will have to ask them to leave, per VA ABC law.
  • Equally important: wristbands guarantee re-entry!
    • If you need to leave for any reason (such as taking to-go beer to your car), showing your wristband at the gate will permit re-entry from open until close.

Folding Chairs:

  • We will be placing tables and chairs throughout the property. If you would like to bring folding chairs, please feel free to do so!
    • We ask that you limit these items just to chairs – no tables or oversized umbrellas (which may obstruct the view of other guests or access to the various stations set up around the property) will be permitted.

Outside Food/Drink:

  • We kindly ask that you do not bring any outside food or drink with you on Saturday.
    • We will have three food trucks and an energy drink pop-up serving from open to close (12-7 pm), and we’ll have a bevy of beer and non-alcoholic beverage options available for purchase!
    • Free water stations will also be available. 
  • No coolers will be permitted into the festival. If you plan to purchase bottles or cans, please do so when departing or feel free to take to-go package back to your car. Your wristband guarantees you re-entry!
    • Per VA ABC law we are not permitted to allow additional alcoholic beverages on the property, so we ask that any refillable water containers be empty upon arrival. 

Pets:

  • While leashed, people-friendly pups can join…we don’t encourage their attendance at this particular event due to all the activities taking place.
    • If you decide to bring a furry friend, please plan to keep them leashed the entire time.
  • Due to the increased crowd capacity, we ask that you please plan to keep pets outdoors on Saturday (as the taproom may get crowded as a primary location for ordering beer).

Smoking:

  • We have a designated smoking area set up at the rear of the property and kindly ask that any smoking/vaping of any kind take place only in that area.

Lineup:
Food/Beverage: 
    • Old City BBQ,
    • Hangry’s,
    • Dominion Dogs,
    • Running Lights Beverage,
    • and free water stations
Live Entertainment: 
    • Sammy Lee (front stage, 12-3 pm) +
    • Ben Phelps Project (front stage, 3:30-6:30 pm) +
    • Sound by DJ Kudlz (front stage, all day) +
    • SpeedQuizzing Lightning Rounds (rear stage, 1-6 pm)
      • (we had to jettison the bounce house & inflatables due to chance of wind)
Anniversary Releases: 
    • Mimosa Daylight,
    • Blackberry Patches,
    • Cryo Double Free Verse,
    • and FOUR Barrel-Aged Waypost Recipes

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our small business through thick & thin these past 7 years. Let’s raise a round together on 4/1/2023, and toast to the rounds to come!

For more information, please see an Event Staff member and check the live event on our Facebook page

Questions? Don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call us at 757.378.2903.


And join us on Sunday, 4/2 for VBC’s 7th Annual Hangover Brunch!

Cheers,

The VBC Team

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