HAMPTON—In honor of brewing and serving creative craft beers on historic Fort Monroe, Oozlefinch Beers & Blending will celebrate its five-year anniversary on September 4 and 5. There will be local food trucks and live music all weekend as well as an axe-tossing space for the adventurous types who’d like to give that a try.
Coming off of recently winning an international award for its collaboration with a Black brewer in Texas to protest racial injustice, Oozlefinch is trying to create an all-inclusive atmosphere where everyone can come out and feel comfortable. The recognition came from the Craft Beer Marketing Awards, an organization launched in 2020 that features more than 30 categories celebrating the best in beer marketing and design. Oozlefinch won the Crushie Trophy in the category of Best Collaboration/Human Rights for its “Respect My Life” double imperial India pale ale. The Fort Monroe brewery worked with Weathered Souls Brewing Company in San Antonio, Texas.
For its fifth anniversary weekend, Oozlefinch will offer special releases and beer tickets for just $6. Live music includes Sammy Lee from 3pm to 6pm and Red Stapler from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday, and The Brightsmiths from 3 to 6pm and Heartstompers from 7pm to 10pm on Sunday.
Food trucks on Saturday include Flame and Pie, Deutscher Imbiss, Jessie Lou’s Food Truck, Frank’s Monster Munchies, La Cucina di Sophia of Virginia Beach, Pop’s Kettle Corn, DaddyG Craft Salsas, Kona Ice of Hampton City, and Sweet Beans. Food truck selections for Sunday include Flame and Pie, Deutscher Imbiss, Jessie Lou’s Food Truck, Frank’s Monster Munchies, Old City Barbecue, Pop’s Kettle Corn, and Lona Ice of Hampton City.
The Harvest Market will also take place in the Oozlefinch parking lot from noon to 3pm on Sunday. Oozlefinch Beers & Blending is located at 81 Patch Road in Hampton.
The doors open at noon on both days and the general public is invited to come out and celebrate five years of quality craft brewing. For additional information, visit their website at https://oozlefinchbeers.com/welcome.