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Beers in the ‘Burg Hosts Hampton Brewery
By Azure Hall

Beer imageColonial Williamsburg’s Chowning’s Tavern hosted St. George’s Brewing Company in this past weekend’s fourth installment of their Beers in the ‘Burg brewery series. The event lasted from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The event aims to create an authentic 18th century alehouse experience. Guests sat at picnic style tables in the arbor garden behind the tavern and sampled from a list of eleven of the Hampton brewery’s beers.

Traditional Celtic music was provided by Poisoned Dwarf, a band of six Colonial Williamsburg employees who devote their time outside of work to the production of Irish music. "We stick with the traditional Irish music, but we have fun with the arrangements and what we do with the tunes,” said fiddler Wayne Hill.

In addition to the long list of brews, light pub food was prepared to order by Colonial Williamsburg professional chefs and available for purchase. The menu included fried green tomato grilled cheese sandwiches, pretzel rolls, and vegetable pasties.

Souvenir tasting glasses were included in the price of the ticket, etched with the Chowning’s Tavern seal.

Named after the patron saint of chivalry, St. George’s Brewing Company is located on the border of Poquoson and Hampton and is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. They have been brewing quality craft beers for almost twenty years.

Previous breweries hosted by Beers in the ‘Burg included Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company on May 23rd, Evolution Craft Brewing on June 20th, and Smartmouth Brewing Company on August 8th.


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