The 18th Annual fundraising gala at Rockfish Valley Community Center in Afton! This year, 17 local amateur cooks will provide their favorite entrees, side dishes and desserts for dinner as part of “Men Who Cook” – Nelson style! There will be a cash bar, casino gaming and a Chinese auction to boot, so get your tickets NOW before they sell out. Prices are $45 for RVCC members, $50 for the general public. Doors open at 6 PM for gaming and auction, with dinner served at 7 PM. Gaming and auction will continue from 8PM – 10PM. RVCC is located at 190 Schoolhouse Ln, Afton, 22920, 8 miles south on Rt 151 from the intersection of Rt 250.
Here is the breakdown.
Beers judged: 3,921
Countries Represented: 54
Judges: 211 from 27 countries
Volunteers : 250
m. Beernerdness: Lucky enough to find Starr Hill Amber Ale (“The Gift of Great Beer” is on the label, and I don’t doubt it) from Crozet, Va., in D.C. over the weekend. Bold and full of flavor, like a strong Cabernet, and eminently drinkable.
In short – we’re privileged to have great beer in our neck of the woods.
Blue Mountain Brewery’s and Starr Hill Bewery’s press releases are after the jump.
This is an update from Nelson County, the owners of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. The Tunnel is closed to the public at this time and any unauthorized persons entering at this time are trespassing. The Tunnel walls are not stable at this time. It is disappointing that some trespassers have been leaving trash and defacing the walls with graffiti.
It is the County’s objective to restore the Tunnel and convert it to a pedestrian trail. Woolpert Inc, our architectural & engineering firm is in the process of determining the most feasible, cost effective methods for rehabilitation and design of the Tunnel and related trails. Once that is complete construction will begin as funds are made available.
We appreciate your interest in the Tunnel, are working to make it safe for your enjoyment, and ask that you stay away until it’s completed.
Hopefully you’ve been to Blue Mountain Brewery – 12-13 minutes west of Crozet in Afton.
Could this dream come to fruition? (from the C-Ville article)
Devilâ€™sâ€™ General Manager Chris Trotter tells us that Crandall and friends granted a portion of the site back to Nelson County for the possible purpose of building a skate park. â€œThe plan is to make this area the Virginia Jackson Hole,â€ says Trotter, who is referring, of course, to Ã¼ber cool resort town Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which is beloved almost as much for its dining, entertaining and non-skiing recreations as it is for its amazing slopes and powder.