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Bourbon, Beer and Basketball Festival

Bourbon, Beer and Basketball Festival


Free Admission

Join us for a slam-dunk of a good time at Shipgarten’s Bourbon, Beer, and Basketball Festival on Saturday, March 23! Whether you’re a hoops enthusiast or a beverage devotee, this event promises a winning combination of flavors and sports excitement. Sip on top-notch bourbons, savor a variety of craft beers, and catch the games on big screens. Get ready for the first week of March Madness with an experience tailored for both basketball fans and those with a taste for exceptional drinks. Don’t miss out on the action at Shipgarten’s Bourbon, Beer, and Basketball Festival!

***Shipgarten opens at 11 AM & the festival runs from 1 PM until 6 PM. The restaurant closes at 2 AM***


2:30 Take It To The (Hula) Hoop! Timed Competition

3:30 Bubble Basket Blow

4:30 All-Stars Water Pong Tournament

But that’s not all! we offer (2) 155″ TV Walls, 8 TVs, 2 outdoor projectors, and 3 indoor projectors, ensuring you won’t miss any of the MADNESS.


➳40+ beer & cider samples from local breweries to choose from

➳ Photo Booth with Accessories

➳Great food

➳Dog Friendly (Check out our Dog menu, play in the dog park, or just bring your pup along)

➳ Outdoor Games & Activities

➳ Giveaways, Competitions & Prizes

➳ Kids Corner with Face Painting, Moon Bounce, Crafts, and more!


Click Here for Festival Menu

✪ Featured Breweries ✪

Ardent Craft Ales Dark Rye

Stout – Imperial / 9.8% ABV / 45 IBU / 294 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Dark Rye is an American imperial stout brewed with rye and chocolate malts. Notes of dark chocolate and a roasty malt base balance an earthy, spicy character from the rye addition in this big, full-bodied stout.

B52 Black Eyed Susan

IPA – Imperial / 8.9% ABV / 9 IBU / 267 CAL / Conroe, TX /

This hazy DIPA was brewed with barley, wheat and oats. Double dry-hopped with Eukanot and Mosaic hops. Aromas of berry, lemon, mango, pine and papaya.

Basic City Beer Lost Jewel of Orion

IPA – New England / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Waynesboro, VA /

Approachable Hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Nelson, and Rakau

Brothers Craft Dukes IPA

IPA – American / 6% ABV / 180 CAL / Harrisonburg, VA /

Caboose Hobo Imperial Stout w/Vanilla Bean

Stout – Imperial / 8% ABV / 24 IBU / 240 CAL / Vienna, VA /

One of the first beers ever brewed at Caboose. Made with a blend of roasted, chocolate, black and Munich malts, then aged on real Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans. Toffee and caramel notes give way to the smooth, yet rich flavors of coffee and vanilla. Where did the name come from? The name is a nod to the hobos who used to freight hop from town to town.

Cigar City Brewing® Florida ManTM

IPA – Imperial / 8.5% ABV / 50 IBU / 255 CAL / Tampa, FL /

The world needs heroes, and in our home state of Florida only a very special hero will do. A hero with a shark tooth around his neck, a Grim Reaper tattoo on his arm, and a rap sheet longer than his mama’s mustache. A hero who’s forgotten more about amateur taxidermy and alligator rasslin’ than you’ll ever know. What better way to pay tribute to our beloved Florida Man than with a big ol’ Double India Pale Ale brewed with a nearly-criminal amount of hops and a moderate bitterness that just about matches Florida Man’s general disposition. This hopped-up whopper of a beer is big in character and guaranteed to sear itself into your memory, just like “the world’s worst superhero,” Florida Man.

Coyote Hole Craft Beverages Adventure Series Passion Fruit

Cider – Sweet / 5.2% ABV / 156 CAL / Mineral, VA /

Crooked Run Fermentation Scorpion

IPA – American / 7% ABV / 60 IBU / 210 CAL / Sterling, VA /

West Coast Style IPA with Centennial, Colombus, & Amarillo Hops. Dank and piney hop character with a sharp clean finish.

Mustang Sally PHreak Sour Peach & Tangerine

Sour – Fruited / 6.2% ABV / 186 CAL / Chantilly, VA / Sour ale with peach & tangerine. A Phreak series sour.

Old Bust Head Blackberry Sour Ale

Sour – Fruited / 4.2% ABV / 126 CAL / Vint Hill, VA /

Perennial Artisan Ales Suburban Beverage

Sour – Fruited Gose / 4.2% ABV / 8 IBU / 126 CAL / St Louis, MO /

Gose-style ale with Valencia Oranges, Key Lime and Meyer Lemon.

Right Proper Håxan

Porter – Other / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Washington, DC /

Named after the silent era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft, Håxan is brewed with an assortment of roasted malts and oats. Full bodied with round notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

Right Proper Li’l Wit

Wheat Beer – Witbier / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Washington, DC /

Li’l Wit is a refreshing Belgian-style White Ale brewed with an abundance of red wheat, white wheat, torrifed wheat, and oats. The beer was gently hopped with Tettnang and Perle, then finished with juniper and the classic spices coriander and orange peel.

Right Proper Senate Beer

Lager – American / 4.7% ABV / 141 CAL / Washington, DC /

Senate Beer is a recreation of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company’s flagship lager of the same name. The recipe was developed by Oregon State’s Department of Fermentation Sciences, based on a 26-page laboratory report from 1948. The first batch was produced at Right Proper Brewing in Shaw. The 4.7% post-Prohibition lager is brewed with flaked corn and hopped with Oregon varietals available in the 1940s.

Silver Branch Dr. Juicy

IPA – New England / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

After earning his M.D. and Ph. D, Juicy turned to his life’s true work: having fun in the sun and spreading good vibes! Like a beer-loving Midas, he can’t help but transform everything he touches, leaving Gemütlichkeit and chill goodwill in his wake. Treat yourself to a tropical breeze of citrus aromas and notes of sweet, tangy fruit

Silver Branch Glass Castle

Pilsner – Czech / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Silver Spring, MD /

A delicate balance of spicy Czech hops and golden malt make Glass Castle flavorful, yet eminently drinkable. We use soft water, imported floor-malted barley, Saaz hops and traditional brewing techniques to give you a classic Bohemian Pilsener that is smooth yet flavorful.

The Virginia Beer Co. (VBC) Evil Santa (2022-2023)

Stout – Milk / 7% ABV / 210 CAL / Williamsburg, VA /

Your favorite Holiday Milk Stout with some Fresh New Wrapping! Evil Santa comes ’round but once a year, and each year he brings a fleet of 16 oz. cans for all the good girls & boys to enjoy! With hearty additions of Flaked Oats and Milk Sugar – with dashes of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Allspice – this warming Holiday Milk Stout is oh so smooth with a hint of spice and everything nice on the finish. Sure to be enjoyed throughout the festive winter season…whether you’ve been naughty or nice! Join us annually for the return of this seasonal 7.0% ABV Holiday Milk Stout – followed by a sleigh of limited variant releases – before Evil Santa once again disappears for another long winter’s nap.

Väsen Immolator

Bock – Doppelbock / 7.8% ABV / 234 CAL / Richmond, VA /

This smoked doppelbock will transport you to a firepit in the woods. Toffee and smoked beechwood come through on the nose. The smell comes through in the taste with a very smooth malty lager finish.

Väsen Solža

IPA – Farmhouse / 7.4% ABV / 26 IBU / 222 CAL / Richmond, VA /

This hazy IPA packs a punch with an impressive bite while still tropical. Passionfruit and orange have come to party!

Väsen The Mango Tango Otter

Sour – Fruited Gose / 5.5% ABV / 7 IBU / 165 CAL / Richmond, VA /

We’ve brewed a lively, effervescent gose to brighten up your winter with tropical flavor. Citra hops, a combination of European and Indian coriander, and hundreds of pounds of mango and tangerine conribute well-rounded and surprisingly complex fruity flavors to this extremely smooth sour ale.


Brooklyn Cider House Little Wild

Cider – Traditional / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Little Wild is a semi-sweet, wild-fermented cider that is tart, earthy and bursting with fresh apple, citrus and honey aromas.

Brooklyn Cider House Raw

Cider – Traditional / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / New Paltz, NY /

Brooklyn Cider House Rosé

Cider – Rosé / 5.8% ABV / 174 CAL / New Paltz, NY / Fruity, bubbly, off-dry

Buskey Cider Dry Cider

Cider – Dry / 6.9% ABV / 207 CAL / Richmond, VA /

Completely dry. Crafted from 100% Virginia apples. Refreshing, tart, and awesome.

Downeast Cider House Maple Waffle

Cider – Sweet / 5% ABV / 150 CAL / Boston, MA /

Our newest taproom exclusive is Maple Waffle. Inspired by the only two elements of a boozy brunch, it’s maple flavored and waffle flavored, which is how we landed on the name.


March 23, 2024 @ 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM



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