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Fightin’ Hokies Lager Kickoff

Customers enjoy Fightin’ Hokies Lager while visiting Hardywood’s West Creek location in Richmond, Virginia.

July 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery West Creek
820 Sanctuary Trail Drive, Richmond, VA 23238

Advance registration is required to attend

Join us to celebrate the launch of Fightin' Hokies Lager and the start of Hokies football. We’re kicking off the season and our new partnership with Hardywood during a special event at Hardywood's West Creek location in Richmond.

Virginia Tech's officially licensed beer is a partnership between Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

At the Fightin’ Hokies Lager Kickoff you’ll hear from athletics leaders — including Head Coach Justin Fuente and Athletic Director Whit Babcock — and the Hokie faculty instrumental in the beer’s creation.

You can also learn more about the partnership with Hardywood and taste the beer. The outdoor event will also have music, food trucks, and a fun family environment.

Fightin' Hokies Lager

About the beer

Fightin’ Hokies Lager is described as a classic Munich-style Helles lager with balance between pleasant malt sweetness and herbal noble hop character. At 5 percent alcohol by volume, it is clean, crisp, and refreshing.


Registration is $20 and includes admission to the event, a commemorative glass, and two drinks. A portion of your registration is a gift to the Food Science and Technology Annual Fund or the Hokie Scholarship Fund. The funds benefit student scholarships and expand research. 


For questions or more information, please contact Ginny Ritenour at

This event is being hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Hokie Club, the Richmond Hokie Club, and the Richmond Alumni Chapter.