It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer!
On Saturday, June 11, from 3-8 pm, the folks at Precarious Beer Project will host a summer camp (for adults) birthday bash. The event will be located in the P6 parking lot directly across the street from Precarious Beer Hall at 410 Francis Street, Williamsburg, VA.
Participants can expect a casual, fun atmosphere, great food and beer, games and live music.
I caught up with Nick Graziano, General Manager for both Precarious Beer Project and Amber Ox, and Julie Tridente, Director of Brewing Operations, for the scoop.
“We’ll have a selection of Precarious beers to choose from, some of which will be making their debut for the first time ever,” says Nick. “Electric Circus Taco, The Amber Ox, and the Bake Shop will be providing the eats.”
The event will cap at 700 participants, so buy your tickets early!
Tickets, which are available in advance for $15 through Eventbrite, include entry to the event, a commemorative glass and two beverage (beer or non-alcoholic) or food tokens. Additional tokens, which will be on sale inside Precarious Beer Hall, can be redeemed for food and beverages throughout the day.
“Using Eventbrite is a first for us,” says Julie, “But it should be much easier to manage ticket sales that way.”
Though the backdrop for Camp Precarious is the P6 parking lot, there is plenty of green space, as well as trees and shade. Across the street at Precarious Beer Project, the Beer Hall will remain open with normal business hours. Camp participants will be provided wrist bands to make reentry easier, should they choose to move back and forth.
“This will be a wonderful opportunity to just have a great time to kick back and enjoy yourself while helping us celebrate our third birthday,” says Nick. “The pandemic kept us from celebrating our first birthday. We were able to have a small celebration for our second birthday last year, but we are really excited about this year’s birthday bash!”
All are welcome, of course, but owners really expect to appeal to a local crowd.
“We’ll look forward to welcoming all guests, including our friends, most of whom tend to be local, between Richmond and Virginia Beach,” says Nick.
According to Julie, several new brews will be unveiled. “We will have a few beers released just for this event,” she says.
The vibe will be summer camp casual, so participants can expect games, along with food from Amber Ox, Electric Circus Taco and Old Dominion Burger, aka ODB, which will launch its new smash burger operation in conjunction with this event.
Live music will include Fox and the Bear, an Indie alternative folk sister duo.
“They will perform from 3-5:30 p.m.,” says Nick. “Then, from 6-8 p.m. we will feature Pay Rent Brass, a Richmond-based six-piece brass band.”
People will buy food and beverage tokens at multiple places on-site. Entry tickets entitle patrons to a commemorative glass and two tokens. All beer is priced at one token, with food offerings ranging between one token for a snack/appetizer to three tokens for a full meal.
Members of Precarious Draught Animals will be eligible for discounted tickets.
According to Nick, Precarious’ Draft Animal Club now stands at 350-400 members who are eligible for a discount on up to two tickets. “If you’re a Precarious Draft Animal, check your email.”
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Draught Animals Club before purchasing their ticket should email Precarious at email@example.com. Or click on the website link above to complete the form.
Precarious hosts two festivals a year. Dubbed “Field Dayz,” those are beer fests held in the fall, usually at the end of October, celebrating the anniversary of Amber Ox.
“Field Dayz is operated on a much grander scale,” Nick says. “We invite other breweries to join in the fun, and food is also expanded. Camp Precarious will be 100% done in-house. We will feature our own beer and food, so it will be more low-key than Field Dayz.”
Together with co-owner Andrew Voss, Nick has been with Amber Ox from the start. Since early 2020, he has also overseen the operations side of Precarious Beer Hall. Julie has been with the company for a little over three years.
“Andrew and I don’t have anything to do with the beer,” says Nick. “That’s all up to Julie.”
Snag your tickets and join the fun on the 11th!
For more information, be sure to follow Precarious Beer Project on Instagram and Facebook.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer!