Oktoberfest: IPA Festival

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!

Check out the entire list of IPAs we will have at this event:

Bear Republic Brewing Company Pub & Restaurant
★Apex – Won silver medal at the 2009 California State Fair.
★Hop Shovel – Won the silver medal in 2016 at the California State Fair.

Dogfish Head Beer
★Burton Baton – This oak-aged marriage of an Imperial IPA & an English strong ale tops at 10% ABV.

Great Divide Brewing Co.
★Hercules Double IPA- Hercules Double IPA is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, fit for the gods with 10% ABV. 2010 BeerAdvocate “Top 100 Beers On Planet Earth,” #48.

Avery Brewery
★The Kaiser -Imperial Oktoberfest lager topping at 10.2% ABV. This IPA will not disappoint.

Oskar Blues Brewery
★Pinner – With 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.
★OB IPA (Blue Dream) – Featuring Australian Enigma, Vic Secret, Ella, and Topaz hops.

James River Brewing
★Hattley Ferry – Winner of the 2015 Virginia Brewery Challenge. It is especially refreshing after a day outdoors or on the River.

Lost Rhino Brewing Co.
★Faceplant – Won the gold medal in 2015 at the World Beer Championship.
★Dawn Patrol- Our session IPA is deceptively low in alcohol, refreshing and easy-drinking with a keen bitterness. Won the silver medal at the Virginia Craft Beer Cup in 2016.

DC Brau Brewing Company
★On the wings of Armageddon – OTWOA is a single hop blend at 9.2% ABV. OTWOA exhibits all the necessary traits to be revered as a world class Imperial IPA.
★Corruption – The Corruption IPA is DC Brau’s take on a Pacific Northwest IPA. Won the bronze medal in 2015 at the Australian International Beer awards.

Alewerks Brewing Company
★Secret Admirer – Double IPA 8% ABV. Its intense hop kick comes from a healthy dose of Mosaic hops.
★Drake Tail IPA – A highly hopped contemporary India Pale Ale. If you enjoy a rich, aggressive hop flavor, this is your ale of choice.
★Fresh Hop IPA – Using fresh locally grown whole hops from Huguenot Hops Farm, this IPA has a refreshing bitter quality.

Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
★Hoppy Pils- Has won the gold medal 3 consecutive years in a row at the Great American Beer Festival. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company
★8 Point IPA – This is the first batch of beer we brewed after the conception of Devils Backbone Brewing Company in 2008. This medium bodied, well balanced IPA is deep gold in color with floral and citrusy aromas that lead to an intensely hoppy finish.
★Single Hop – We brewed this beer with an experimental hop called 06277, a variety so new it hasn’t even been named yet. Light in color and body, this strong beer was designed to have a clean malt profile to showcase the hops used.

Port City Brewing Company
★Monumental IPA- DC is known as the City of Monuments, and our Monumental IPA is a fitting tribute. This beer won the silver medal at Great American Beer Festival in Denver in 2015.
★Maniacal DIPA – This is a double IPA with 8.5% ABV. It strikes a good balance between hops, sweet malt structure.

Old Ox Brewery
★Hoppy Place – Our interpretation of a West Coast style IPA! Very hop forward and deliciously unbalanced. A pint of this will surely take your to your Hoppy Place!
★Oxplorer 5 IPA – Back by popular demand! We combined extravagant quantities of Galaxy and El Dorado hops with a simple malt bill.

Bell’s Brewery
★Oatsmobile -The signature ingredient – oats – are what makes Oatsmobile Ale stand apart, and gives it a body that you don’t see in most other session Pale Ales.
★Oracle – 10% ABV. Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first and foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt and balance.

Wild Wolf Brewing Company
★Mosaic Session IPA – ***First Release EVER*** First time Mosaic Session will be available to taste to the public!
★Primal Instinct – Primal Instinct exhibits the best qualities of American-grown hops.

Jack’s Hard Cider
★Dry Hopped – Adding classic American craft brewing hops throughout the fermentation process of this dry cider base lends pleasant citrus and herbal aromas and flavors.
★Peach – Jack’s Peach Cider is light with fresh peach aromas and refreshing fresh fruit flavors. This blend of freshly pressed Adams County apples and peaches is quickly becoming a favorite.

Avery Brewing Company
★To the Chief- An Imperial IPA worthy of the Oval Office.
★ IPA: Our Indian Pale Ale is rich with floral flavors sure not to disappoint the IPA lover.

Evolution Brewery
★Pine’Hop’Le Pineapple IPA- A tropical take on our classic American IPA, aggressively hipped leading to citrus notes.

Blue Mountain Brewery
★Citra Single Hop IPA – Only brewers once! Limited edition brew and now discontinued!!
★Full Nelson VA Pale Ale – Our flagship Virginia Pale Ale features a balanced malt body followed by a burst of American hop flavor and aroma.

Old Bust Head Brewing Company
★Graffiti House – We’ve accentuated the tropical notes arising from the mosaic hops in our Graffiti House IPA by aging this popular favorite on mango puree stepping up the exotic in this West Coast IPA!
★Wildcat IPA – Breaking away from the recent trend of super-hopped IPAs, Wildcat is brewed to provide the aroma and taste hop-heads crave, without overwhelming your pallet.

Escutcheon Brewing
★Plimsoll IPA – Plimsoll is our flagship IPA. Tried-and-true, it’s the perfect beer to end the day.
★Double Hull DIPA – Our Double Hull IPA is constructed with four varieties of West Coast hops, just the right amount of bitterness, and a tanker full of flavor! This classic double IPA is going to weather the stormiest of seas, leaving you unscathed and very satisfied.

Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg PA
★Summer Love- German hops and pale malt blend beautifully to create this refreshing taste of summer. Refreshing and will leave your pallet clean.

Ocelot Brewing Company
★Stumbled Red Ale – Back by popular demand everyone’s favorite Stumbled Red Ale is back. Loaded with Columbus and Simcoe hops for a big punch.


★50+ hoppy American beers
★25+ Brewery Reps
★Double IPAs
★Triple IPAs
★Barrel Aged Ipas
★Fruited IPAs
★Live Music
★Great food
★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
★Stein contest

➳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.

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