The upcoming Rhythm & Brews Craft Beer Festival looks like a fun way to welcome spring to the Kanawha Valley. It also sounds like a great way to support local arts organizations while enjoying a couple of craft beers.
Held at the South Charleston Community Center, Rhythm & Brews will be the region’s first indoor craft beer/music/food event. Fourteen breweries will attend and each will have at least three different beers. In addition to six West Virginia breweries, expect Bell’s, Blue Mountain, Oskar Blues, New Belgium, Foothills, Country Boy, Devils Backbone, and Alltech to be there. According to event sponsor Fund for the Arts, some of the real treats will be Alltech’s Kentucky Ale and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel, Big Timbers Double Bit IPA, and New Belgium’s new VooDoo Ranger IPA.
Five area restaurants will offer eclectic menu selections and three bands will provide live entertainment. You’ll definitely want to participate in the festival’s People’s Choice Award. All attendees will receive ballots to vote for a Favorite Beer and a Favorite Brewery.
Rhythm & Brews a good deal
There’s nothing like a good beer festival to help you get over the winter blues. The $35 admission charge (advance tickets) sounds like a very fair price, especially considering it’s a fundraiser for the arts. If any tickets remain, they will be $50 at the door day-of-festival.
With the recent addition of Lyft service to the existing C&H taxi, Uber, and KRT services, it will be more convenient than ever before to get a ride to and from the festival to your home.
Festival sponsor Fund for the Arts has been around for over thirty years raising monies for twelve Charleston-area arts organizations. Rhythm and Brews is essentially replacing the former Blues, Brews and Barbeque event that took place in late June on the lawn at the University of Charleston.
Rhythm & Brews Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2017
South Charleston Community Center
6:00 to 10:00 P.M.