Beer and Roses at the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Two of Norfolk’s most beloved institutions have teamed up to bring you special local beers with local ingredients. O’Connor Brewing and the Norfolk Botanical Garden teamed up to develop a Grain & Hop Garden.

To celebrate this partnership, the garden is hosting a Beer & Roses Day on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You’ll be able to tour the Grain & Hop Garden and the Fall roses all while enjoying your favorite O’Connor brew.

Photos: O’Connor Hop Garden at Botanical Garden

Brewers will be on-hand to teach you how hops flavors beer, what it takes to brew beer and other beer-making secrets. Also O’Connor will be releasing their Susan Constant Wheat Wine, which is the latest beer in their Virginia Vintage series, a showcase of beers made from local ingredients.

The day will start with a CrossFit benefit workout from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. There are sessions available for all levels of experience. Plenty of food trucks, live music, family-friendly activities, games and educational booths will be part of the day as well.

Check out their website for more information.