Battle of the Beers taps local breweries

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 1:21 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH - All five Norfolk and Virginia Beach-based breweries will be participating in the inaugural Battle of the Beers, two events that will benefit local Hampton Roads-based charities.

The events will be at Tapped Gastropub in Virginia Beach on Saturday, August 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and and at 80/20 Burger Bar in Norfolk on Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will receive beer samples and then vote on their favorite beer to determine the winner of each battle.

Participating in the Inaugural Battle of the Beers events will be O’Connor and Smartmouth brewing companies from Norfolk, and Back Bay, Beach, and Young Veterans brewing companies from Virginia Beach.

Both events will be hosted by Beach Ambassadors, a grassroots effort led by six Virginia Beach men with the ultimate goal of supporting local, Hampton Roads-based charitable organizations through the use of social and sporting events.

For the event at Tapped Gastropub in Virginia Beach, Beach Ambassadors will be helping to raise money for Seton Youth Shelters. Seton Youth Shelters provides a safe haven, counseling, and outreach service, 24 hours a day without charge, assisting youth in crisis throughout Hampton Roads.

For the event at 80/20 Burger Bar in Norfolk, Beach Ambassadors will be helping to raise money for ForKids. ForKids is an organization that strives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children in Hampton Roads.

Tickets are $30 per event or $55 for both events. You must be 21 years or older to purchase a ticket.

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