The second annual Summer Beer Festival at Virginia Tech is set for Saturday, June 27, at the Holtzman Alumni Center lawn and terrace overlooking the Duck Pond.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association event starts at noon, with "VIP" early admittance at 11 a.m. The festival will feature entertainment by Train Wreck (classic rock, blues, funk), Pomolas (classic rock), and live broadcasting with Drez from 105.3 The Bear. More than 40 beers from local, regional, and national breweries will be available for sampling along with menu items from local restaurants.  

Tickets can be purchased online or at Blacksburg Kroger locations. Regular tickets, $25 in advance or  $35 at the gate, include festival activities, 15 4-oz. tastings, and a commemorative glass. Limited VIP access is $60 and includes regular admittance benefits with access to the VIP Lounge located on the Alumni Terrace hosted by The Inn at Virginia Tech with complimentary appetizers and exclusive premier craft beer with food pairings. Admission-only tickets are $5 for designated drivers and guests ages 13 to 20; children 12 and under are free.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association is seeking festival volunteers to work in three-hour increments starting at 8 a.m. Volunteers must be 21 or older and can sign up online.

A separate event, “Tap Takeovers,” will be held the evening before, Friday, June 26, on the back patio of PK’s from 6 – 8 p.m. and Blacksburg Taphouse from 8 – 10 p.m. in downtown Blacksburg. Tap Takeovers will feature micro brews offered at Saturday’s festival. Brewery representatives will be available to discuss and answer questions.

More information is available at the festival website or on Facebook.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association keeps Hokie Nation connected through networking, services, and involvement. The alumni association has no membership dues and all alumni are members for life. Alumni chapters, reunions, homecomings, communication, advocacy, student engagement, and recognizing excellence among faculty, students, and alumni are hallmarks of our service to the university. The cornerstone of our core values is embodied by the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).