William & Mary

Crafting A Business

Join the William & Mary School of Business at the Virginia Beer Co. on Tuesday, September 17th as we seek to highlight, celebrate, and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit emerging from the William & Mary and Hampton Roads communities.
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Free to attend and open for all! A forum for discussing the ups, downs, and business of building a business (aka, the VBC AMA 🤐).
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Taps will be flowing from 7-9 pm to pair with Q&A by VBC’s co-founders and a live soundtrack from fellow member of the William & Mary Williamsburg-Peninsula Alumni Chapter, Clayton Perry! RSVP for “Crafting A Business” for FREE at the link below:
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RSVP: https://craftingabusinessinfo.wordpress.com/

More: Crafting a Business will be an ongoing event series featuring entrepreneurs speaking about their personal journey to success. Each story will offer insights and observations about the hurdles and considerations in bringing new ideas to market and building a profitable and rewarding business around them. The first event will be held at 7:00PM on September 17th at The Virginia Beer Company Taproom at 401 Second Street in Williamsburg, VA. The event is free to attend and will include a moderated discussion and opportunities to network with attendees. The inaugural September 17th event will feature Robby Willey and Chris Smith, co-founders of The Virginia Beer Company with live music from Clayton Perry https://www.claytonperrymusic.com.

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REVELRY 2018

⚓ $18 online (vs. $22 gate)
⚓ $5 Student Discount (code: ROLLTRIBE18)
⚓ 12 & Under get in for FREE

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revelry - noun - rev·el·ry - /ˈrevəlrē/:

lively and noisy festivities

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On Friday, October 12th, VBC sets sail for the Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka. Steer your way to Williamsburg’s most idyllic music venue for an evening of Revelry! The gates open at 5:30 PM and local favorites BrassWind take the stage at 6:30 PM. America’s Yacht Rock Captains, Three Sheets to the Wind, follow at 8 PM.

TICKETS

At least six Virginia Beer Co. offerings (including new releases and old favorites) will be available for purchase. Food will be available for purchase from Old City BBQ and The Catering Company of Williamsburg.

Parking fees are included with ticket purchase. Additional information can be found in the Event FAQ. Join us as we revel in good food, good beer, and good company!


Three Sheets to the Wind

Named "Best Band" by STYLE Weekly seven years running (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017), Three Sheets to the Wind is "America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock."

Three Sheets to the Wind pays authentic tribute to soft rock classics from the late '70s and '80s—undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind. It was an era of high gas prices and oil embargos that led America back to the simple joys of sailing, pina coladas, moustaches, and makin' love…sweet love.

The heartbeat of this sexy-tet belongs to short-shorted drummer Danny Marnier. Bass duties fall to steady shipmate Sonny Pockett. The saccharine saxophone sweetness is supplied by Goldman Sax, while manly keyboardist Walter Ego, guitarist Captain Max Power, and multi-instrumentalist Topper Dandy rock you softly with their sincere vocal delivery and sweeter-than-TaB™ harmonies.

When your soft rock needs a little extra kick, Three Sheets to the Wind will appear with world renowned, three-piece brass section, The Rounding Cape Horns. Book at your own risk and hide your daughters, though, because the combined talents of this noble nonet are smoother than Billy Dee Williams--and rest assured that it works…every time.

BrassWind

Brasswind started in November of 2017. All friends with one another but hardly ever playing together in the same room...they all decided it was time! Some of the most talented musicians in the area coming together to form a 'SuperBand' of sorts! Brasswind specializes in executing high-quality vocal and instrumental displays and recreating the classic horn-band sound of our yesteryear's!

Envision being in a big hall venue or amphitheater seeing Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, James Brown, The Temptations, or The King of Pop Michael Jackson! Music back when music was music! An era of culture filled with prolific musicians and quality repertoire that was written with substance and purpose! Brasswind can do it all. High-energy horn arrangements to get you moving, or beautiful ballads that will have you swaying with that special someone.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

LAKE MATOAKA

5:30-10:30 PM

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Set Sail With VBC! 

The Entrepreneurs Connection

We are often asked the question: "Why open a brewery in Williamsburg?" It's a multi-faceted answer involving a connection to William & Mary, timing in the Virginia craft beer explosion, individual careers, and more. 

Recently we sat down with members of GW Launchpad (The Greater Williamsburg Incubator), Thomas Nelson Community College, and James City County at The Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center (at the William & Mary Mason School of Business) to discuss our roots, our adventures, and our progress. 

If you're interested in the story of The Virginia Beer Company, or in the entrepreneurial adventure, take a look at the video below to learn about ours. If you're in the Williamsburg area, keep an eye out for future Startup LINK meetings, and as always - feel free to reach out to us with any questions! 

VBC's Startup LINK

An inside look at how Virginia Beer Company started their journey to become one of the most talked about craft breweries in Williamsburg, Virginia. Presented by the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurial Center, Launchpad, Thomas Nelson Community College and James City County.