Hop Blossom Festival takes over Old Town

The 9th Annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival is back in Old Town Winchester today from noon – 6 pm.

This year’s event will feature over 40 breweries and 80 different craft beers, some of which are exclusive to the festival.

Local vendors will be placed around the festival and the restaurants of Old Town will be open with food specials.

Winchester Brew Works is hosting the event with proceeds going towards Dakota’s Dream Animal Rescue and the Winchester Main Street Foundation.

So far, the annual festival has raised over $85,000.

For tickets and a full list of participating breweries, head to hopblossom.com.

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Winchester Brew Works co owner elected to Brewers Association board

An email from Winchester Brew Works announced the appointment of Holly Redding to the National Brewers Association board of directors.

Redding is one of the three owners of Winchester Brew Works.

At Winchester Brew Works Redding manages the tasting room and staff planning along with planning events with nonprofits and marketing.

The nonprofit National Brews Association governs the activities of the professional division of the association as well as Homebrewers Association.

The Brewers Association board’s headquarters is in Boulder Colorado.

Redding will be a representative for taproom breweries which is defined as a brewery selling 25 percent of their beer on site but offers no significant food services.

Redding begins her term on the board in February.

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