IX Park Hosts 7th Annual Brewers Festival

Craft brewers from across the Commonwealth showed off their skills in Charlottesville this weekend — the IX Art Park was filled with hundreds of people for the Seventh Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Festival on Saturday.
Organizers said the craft beer industry has exploded — because Virginians like to know where their food and drink come from.
Since 2010, the festival has grown from 11 brewers to more than 240 — Brett Vassey, president and CEO of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild reported that 88 breweries participated in this year’s festival.