Winchester Brew Works Chili Cook-Off

Think your chili is the best around? We’ll be the judge of that.

A chili cookoff to benefit the Winchester Area NAACP Youth Fund
Sponsored by: Team With Nate

Four Prizes will be awarded:
1) Judge’s Award For Best Chili in Winchester Professional Chefs: based on votes from our very prestigious and hand-selected chili judges. Champion gets $50 donated in name of winner to Winchester Area NAACP, lots of town pride, a sweet trophy and other surprises!

2) Judge’s Award for Best Chili in Winchester Amateur Chefs: Same as Professional!

3) People’s Choice Award Professional Chefs: based on votes from the public. Champion gets $50 donation in name of winner to Winchester Area NAACP, town pride, a sweet trophy and other surprises!

4) People’s Choice Award Amateur Chef: Same as Professional!

LIKE EATING CHILI BUT NOT COMPETING? We got you. ALL entries (professional and amateur) will be available to the public for judging. A suggested donation for participating in the People’s Choice judging is $10. Bowls of chili (from professional entries ONLY) will be available for a suggested donation of $5.

***ADULTS ONLY FOR VOTING***

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Winchester Beer & Cider Tour

You’ll experience Old Town Winchester with a new eye on this tour. Explore the significance of buildings you’ve walked by before, hear about the men and women that made Winchester come to life, and sample beer and cider from the newest breweries along the way.

We’ll make sure you have fun with interesting historical facts, pointing out the best architecture, and telling you the stories behind the brewers and the beer/cider. All of the food and beer/cider is included in the tour price!

Explore 4-5 Unique Stops

Winchester’s eclectic collection of restaurants has been accented recently by locally owned breweries popping up in town. This tour will take you on a taste sensation through samples and stories about how they got started and what you can expect as they grow. Here are a few we might pop into on your tour:

Winchester Brew Works
Escutcheon Brewing Co.
Alesatian Brewing Company
Broken Window Brewing Company
Kindred Pointe
Piccadilly Public House
The German Table

Every Sunday 2pm-5pm.

Tickets available at: www.tastewinchesterhistory.com

Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival

Join us on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a great cause.

This one-day event featuring LIVE music by Folk Soul Revival (Bristol, VA), The Dirty Grass Players (Baltimore, MD), The Plate Scrapers (Hagerstown, MD), The Fly Birds (Winchester, VA), and Justin Garber (Longmont, CO), will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Frederick County school system for student meals.

Artists, merchants, and food trucks will be on site for a full day of celebrating everything LOCAL!

The festival is located at the corner of State Route 634 (Cougill Rd) and Route 11 (Valley Pike) on the north side of Middletown, VA. Day parking opens at 10:30 AM.
The festival field will open at 11:00 AM, with live music from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
With the purchase of your ticket, you will receive a Peak Leaf tasting glass to sample beers from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. After 3:00 PM, beers are available for purchase.

Early Bird Tickets are $35

Children under 12 are FREE!

Tickets can be purchased through the Peak Leaf Music & Brewers Festival website at
peakleafmusicandbrewersfestival.com

 

October Happy Hour Run/Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Join Runner in Training as they combine their monthly Happy Hour Run with their 3rd annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt Run!

Teams will have one hour to run around Winchester, find items, take photos, and return to Escutcheon Brewery. After, they will have a prize for the team with the most points and you can cap off the eve with a beer.

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Winchester Salsa Night (Lessons Included)

Every Wednesday In August!

YOU are invited to Winchester Salsa Night. Ever want to learn how to salsa? This is your chance. Starting at 7 PM a group lesson will be led by Adriel Byrd followed by an 8 PM social dance.

All skill levels welcome from beginner to advanced, come solo or as a group! Food and drink available at the venue.

$8 Pre-Sell Tickets (LIMITED NUMBER)
$10 at Door

Apple Blossom Festival: Winchester Ciderworks Tasting and Orchard Tours

Half-hour walking tours of the orchards will leave at 11 a.m., 12noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Guides will dispense a wealth of practical information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, on temperature sensitivity for blossoms (a very sensitive subject particularly at Bloom time), on spraying and pruning and using the latest “green” methodology to protect the trees and promote tree and fruit growth, on when and how to harvest, and much more. Please wear appropriate footwear.

After the tour, participants will return to the cider works for sampling and tasting. Winchester Ciderworks specializes in the burgeoning new market for gourmet hard ciders and that will certainly be the main thrust of the tastings. However, regular juices will also be available for non-drinkers and those under 21.

For those new to the area, one of the great local traditions in place now for nearly a century is to drive out along the hills and valleys among the orchards viewing the rows and rows of pink and white blossoms, listening to the buzzing of the bees, feeling the growing warmth of the spring sun, and then to drive into the old colonial town, decked out as it is in full celebration garb, resting and waiting for the next parade to start.

  • Live Bluegrass Music by DAVIS BRADLEY from 11am – 2pm
  • HEAVENLY HEART FARM & MINI PETTING ZOO will be available for the kids

More Information and Tickets

www.winchesterciderworks.com

 

Fresh Friday Beer Release

Fresh beer drop! Imperial Canoe Love!

Tastes like the Canoe Love Cream Ale you know and love, but this one packs a serious punch! Coming in at 8.5%, this is a beer that you’ll want to sip on.

Winchester Beer Mile

Winchester Beer Mile – Drinking Beer
Winchester Root Beer Mile – Non Alcoholic

What is a Beer Mile?
A Beer Mile is a drinking game combining running and speed drinking. The event takes place on a 1/4 mile running course. The race begins at the starting line with the consumption of a standard 12oz beer, followed by a full lap around the course. The second lap continues in a similar manner; another 12oz beer is consumed before commencing the running of the second lap. This process is repeated for the next two laps. Following the completion of the forth running lap (and four beers), a competitor has finished the race.

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