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Stable Craft Brewing announces 2018 Wilderness Series

Chris Graham

The new Stable Craft Brewing Wilderness Series will combine two things that runners love: scenic views and tasty brews.

stable craft brewing“Work up a sweat in the road race, then cool down back at the brewery with one of our signature beers,” said Craig Nargi, the owner of Stable Craft Brewing, which is partnering with Augusta County in presenting the Wilderness Series.

The county announced last week that Stable Craft Brewing had been awarded a $3,000 grant through the Augusta County Tourism Grant program.

Stable Craft was one of four granted awards through the program – along with White’s Wayside, Jam Fish Music Festival and Red Wing Roots Music Festival.

“Augusta County was extremely impressed by this year’s applications for the tourism grant program,” said Tracy Pyles, chair of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors. “The award winners have strong potential to promote other tourism partners in the county, as well as attract new tourists to our area.”

The road races in the Wilderness Series, which kicks off next March, are expected to draw runners from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

“The two are a natural fit. Runners are always on the lookout for new places to run, and craft breweries like Stable Craft provide great natural scenery, in addition to something to do when the race is over,” said Wilderness Series organizer Woody Elliot, who has more than a decade of experience creating fun, challenging races for the likes of Devils Backbone Brewing Company and the Virginia State Parks.

Award-winning Stable Craft brewer Christopher Fann is creating five unique, out-of-bounds beers for the Wilderness Series, which is set to launch in September.

“The goal with the special brews on tap is to provide that extra bit of incentive to get through that last mile and get back to the Stable,” Fann said.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].