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We would like to thank our sponsors for their support of the 7th Annual Top of the Hops – Charlottesville Beer Festival. Please show your support to our sponsors throughout the year.





Central Virginia's Preeminent Craft Beer Spot is a marvel to behold. Family owned since 2007 Beer Run is a marvelous combination of atop-notch craft beer & wine store & Restaurant, open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Monday through Sunday serving local, natural & organic foods. We have a full service organic coffee and espresso bar, 14 rotating beers on draft, cask conditioned ales on the beer engine, over 600 retail bottled beers, Charlottesville's most unique wine selection and other lots of other goodies available. We cater, and we deliver.

Convenient to the greater Charlottesville area, Downtown, Belmont, Woolen Mills, UVA and Pantops.



In the mid-90's, Master Brewer Mark Thompson returned to his native Virginia from Portland, OR, having learned two things: First, that the craft of artisanal brewing was one part science and one part art; and second, that making delicious beer was a lot cooler than anything he had ever done as a biology student. After several years of apprenticing with other master brewers, Mark was ready to begin crafting beer using his own recipes. Named after the local neighborhood, Starr Hill, the brewery shared its histori building with the legendary Starr Hill Music Hall, and it was there that Mark's delicious craft beers became a favorite to visiting beer lovers, musicians, and music fans from around the world. Fourteen prestigious awards later, Mark¹s brews continue to be a hit at beer and music festivals nationwide.

Starr Hill's house and seasonal brews are now enjoyed in restaurants and music clubs throughout the Mid Atlantic and Southeast, and are also available at many grocery and convenience stores in the region. Mark is proud of the awards his microbrews have earned, and the experts agree that he is among the best craft brewers in the country. But at the end of the day, what still matters most to Mark and his team of brewers at Starr Hill is giving people the gift of great beer.







Nelson County's first brewery sits in the shadow of Appalachia's Blue Ridge Mountains in Afton, Virginia. We are a farm brewery, growing our own hops, and proudly craft real American beer inspired by thousands of years of tradition but not limited by convention. Our original restaurant and brewery completed a 5,000 square foot expansion in September, 2011, adding spacious new inside seating, balcony and beer garden seating, a new serpentine bar, and a larger kitchen to handle the beer lovers that visit our neck of the woods. Also in September 2011 we are breaking ground on the first of our two production brewery projects, Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery, also in Nelson County. The Barrel House will focus on our barrel-aged and bottle-conditioned lines of beer, such as Dark Hollow, and will also brew draft-only versions of our popular Full Nelson and Kolsch 151 to meet the surging demand for Blue Mountain Beer. Look for our distribution network to expand statewide by early spring, 2012!






Champion Brewing Company produces ales brewed on a 3-barrel Premier Stainless brewhouse. We pride ourselves in producing many styles, working to perfect our flagship beers while constantly experimenting with new and old concepts including lost styles and barrel aging. Charlottesville's most innovative brewery is located just 2 blocks from the scenic Downtown Mall, featuring six draft lines of our many creations. We use the highest quality ingredients we can buy and try to pass the quality on in our finished beer in our Tap Room. 




A burger joint with a passion for craft beer. We offer over 100 craft beers and our award wining burger menu. We have beers from around the corner and from around the world. Let our highly trained staff guide you through our extensive menu, and expereince the burger people love to talk about. 



Many years ago, Duvel boldly went where no other brewers had gone before. We invented our own category of Golden Ale. It takes confidence to stand out from the crowd. So thanks for doing your own thing by drinking our own thing. 



Celebrate the Red, White and Brew in Nelson County, the Top of the Hops destination for craft beer lovers, wine afficienados and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Experience adventure in our County’s 471 square mile playground of natural beauty. Visit the three breweries, ten wineries, cidery or whisky distillery. Hike, bike, canoe or kayak your way around Nelson County’s eleven Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail watchable wildlife loops. Local restaurants offer an astounding variety and breadth of culinary experiences. More than forty four lodging facilities offer a place for a restful getaway. During growing season and harvest enjoy the best of Nature’s bounty -local strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, more than 40 varieties of apples and peaches, pears, along with fresh vegetables, flowers, honey and herbs, pick your own experiences and festivals every weekend.




Our team at Three Notch’d Brewing Company is excited to make its debut appearance at Top of the Hops in their hometown of Charlottesville, VA! Lead by our Brewmaster, Dave Warwick, Three Notch’d Brewing Company will offer exceptional craft beer backed by the rich heritage of Charlottesville and the historic Three Notch’d Road. Visit us on the web at ThreeNB.com, find us on Facebook, or stop by the tasting room located at 946 Grady Avenue in Charlottesville, just off of Preston Avenue. Cheers! 





If we could choose one word that describes the Timberwood Grill philosophy (and we can do that… it’s ours after all), it would be family. Sure, we have kid’s menus and crayons and the yellow pages might list us as “family friendly,” but it goes further than that. And no, we’re not talking about the Sopranos here, nor are we going to “make you an offer you can’t refuse.” Our philosophy is simply this: the moment you walk in the front door, you become more than a vendor, or employee, or customer. You join the Timberwood family, and our goal is to treat you as such from that point forward.





Devils Backbone operates two breweries in central Virginia:  Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows (200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA) the original brewery, restaurant and the Meadows, the new outdoor beer and dining area, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in scenic Nelson County; and the Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, a state-of-the-art production brewery and tap room (50 North Wind Lane, Lexington, VA).  


In 2008, founders Steve Crandall and his wife Heidi, inspired by a skiing trip where they had their first taste of German beer, opened the doors to Devils Backbone Brewing Company in the heartland of Virginia.  Basecamp Brewpub was an instant regional success and with so many beer lovers asking where they could purchase the brews, they broke ground on the Outpost in 2011.  Anticipated to produce 10,000 barrels of beer in the first ten years of operation, the Outpost reached 45,000 barrels in the first three years and recently completed an additional expansion to reach 250,000 barrels. 






At Blue Moon Brewing Company we believe life is always more interesting with a creative twist. And that inventive spirit informs everything we do; that's why we skillfully hone each recipe and why we carefully select quality ingredients. It's also why we invest so much time in the countless test batches and why someimtes we go back to the drawing board and start over from scratch. Of course we do it only only because we love it, but also because we want to create balanced, flavorful beers that everyone can enojy. 




At Shenandoah Joe it has always been All About the Joe. Looking to open a coffee house we wanted to create a relaxed place to share our passion about coffee and to foster a community espresso bar. A place where people of all walks of life could hang out, work, converse and connect with one another over a fine cup of coffee. 





Our dedicated cider makers crush and craft locally picked apples to create our variety of crisp and refreshing hard cider styles. That’s true at the two cideries we built and established at both ends of the Blue Ridge, including our flagship timber frame Cider Barn in Nellysford, Virginia, as well as our newer facility in the western North Carolina mountain town of Mills River. As more people continue to enjoy our freshly crafted cider, John and Brian are still committed to preserving Bold Rock’s founding ideals: Real Apples. Real Craft. Real People.



DRAFT taps into the freshest flavors, unique experiences and emerging trends in beer, plus food, travel and leisure for a 360-degree view of the modern drinker¹s lifestyle. 




The Photobooth Company offers the fastest and best photo booth experience in Virginia for weddings, parties and corporate events. 













97.5 3WV

7.5 3WV, Everything That Rocks is honored to return as media partner to Top of the Hops Charlottesville! With our 50-thousand watt signal strength, 3WV blankets Central Virginia with a singular mission… to ROCK tens of thousands of listeners daily. From 3WV’s Big Greasy Breakfast with Max & Highway to our feature artist weekends to the tens of thousands of dollars in prizes we roll out to our listeners, 3WV is the perfect complement to your craft brew, my friend. So hoist your sampling mug and say it with us…. 3WV ROCKS!!!! Listen on-line at http://www.3wv.com.


106.1 The Corner

106.1 the Corner is Top of the Hops Charlottesville’s radio soul twin… We’ll celebrate our 7th birthday this September as Top of the Hops celebrates its fourth. The Corner is all about music and everything that makes Central Virginia a uniquely satisfying place to live. And what is more uniquely satisfying than spending a glorious September day sampling hundreds of craft brews downtown among your friends…? Exactly! 106.1 the Corner is proud to sponsor Top of the Hops Charlottesville. Listen on-line at http://www.1061thecorner.com and we’ll see you in September!



Yelp is an online review website and mobile app that connects people to great local businesses. In Charlottesville, the local Yelp community plans events that help people get to know the great businesses around town and in the surrounding areas.  








Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Charlottesville will offer several sponsorship levels for companies wishing to participate in the 7th Annual festival and to promote themselves to a very desirable demographic, craft beer enthusiasts.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alex Colee at alex@redmountainentertainment.com