Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting
April 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest
This tasting will include six Virginia craft breweries: Apocalypse Ale Works, Blue Mountain Brewery, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Parkway Brewing Company, Starr Hill Brewery and Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
Admission is $30 in advance, which includes 20 (5-oz.) beer tastings. Admission the day of the event is $25 for 10 tastings or $35 for 20. Non-tasting tickets, $10 in advance and at the door. The price of admission will also include a Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest beer glass (until they run out of them).
Event is rain or shine. No refunds. There will be no children’s activities available. Buy tickets online at www.tjcraftbeertasting.com until midnight April 12 or at the museum shop until 5 p.m. on April 12. For more information, call (434) 534-8120.
Southwest Virginia Gluten-Free Expo
April 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tanglewood Mall (inside near A.C. Moore entrance)
This event will feature a variety of vendors offering tips, information and free samples to those interested in a gluten-free diet. The expo will also include raffles, prizes and games for kids.
Local Chef Recognized
From The Bank Food and Drink in Pearisburg: “Chef Michael Behmoiras, of The Bank Food and Drink restaurant, has been honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the inaugural edition of Best Chefs America. This is the first-ever peer review guide of U.S. chefs, who were chosen after extensive interviews between their fellow chefs and Best Chefs America analysts. Chef Michael is showcased in the informative and exquisitely produced 386-page coffee table book that was just released in March 2013.”
Congratulations, Chef Behmoiras!