Spring 2017

As beer festival details are announced, they will be added to this listing.  Please check back.

Rhythm & Brews Festival

winter beer festivals - Rhythm & Brews March 25, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

So. Charleston Community Center
601 Jefferson Road
South Charleston, WV

$35 general admission – advance;
$50 general admission – day of
Tickets sales are closed 

Charleston’s Fund for the Arts is offering this brand new festival in South Charleston, and it’s just what the doctor ordered. Rhythm & Brews will fill your evening with three hot bands and scores of cold beers.

Held at the South Charleston Community Center, organizers say to expect a wide variety of WV and regional brews, local food vendors, and music. Musicians performing include William MathenyPorch 40, and John Inghram’s Slugfest.

A commemorative 14-oz beer stein, tickets for five 12-oz beers, and four hours of live music are included in the price. Food will be available for cash purchase. All profits benefit Fund for the Arts, which is the premier arts funding organization in the Charleston area.  See our review of the 2017 Rhythm & Brews.

Fund for the Arts website

BrewFest CharlieWest

Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:05 PM game time
BrewFest will begin after the game

Appalachian Power Park
Charleston, WV

$30 ticket (includes entry to the game and beer)
WV Power ticket link

Presented by sponsor Rock 105, this beer festival returns for its third year. The first 1,000 fans into the game will receive a West Virginia Power pint glass. The beer festival will continue after the game ends and will feature live music and some of the best craft brews from the region. A $30 ticket gets you into the game and five craft beer vouchers. They will feature several West Virginia breweries plus a few more from around the region.

West Virginia Craft Brew Festival

April 29, 2017State Fair craft beer festival
2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. VIP admission

WV State Fairgrounds
Fairlea, WV

$30 General admission – advance
$50 VIP
Tickets sales are closed

The State Fair of West Virginia and Lewisburg Rotary are conducting the first-ever beer festival on the WV State Fairgrounds. Featuring West Virginia breweries, a food truck rodeo, and all-day music, this event will also have special workshops on beer and food pairing, homebrewing, and the importance of agriculture in brewing.

General admission  gets you eight beer sample tickets and a commemorative mug. VIP admission includes special tastings, two extra beer tickets, and early admission.

Funds raised will be split between the State Fair of WV Endowment Fund and the Lewisburg Rotary Endowment Fund to support scholarships in the Greenbrier Valley area and across the state.

State Fair of WV website

Foam at the Domewv beer festivals

May 13, 2017
4:00 pm – 7:00 PM

Laidley Field
200 Elizabeth St.
Charleston, WV

$35 general admission; $60 VIP
Tickets on sale here 

Getting ready for its second year, the Charleston area’s premier craft beer festival should get even better. This year it should see over 50 breweries, 200 beers, 10 restaurant vendors, 20 artists/crafts people, and three top local bands. Foam at the Dome will likely have over a dozen of the state’s licensed breweries, plus a selection of the very best beers available in WV from regional, national, and foreign craft brewers. Sponsored by and profits support Charleston Main Streets and its downtown development program.

See our preview of Foam at the Dome 2017 here.

Firkin Fest Ashland Firkin Fest logo

June 17, 2017
2:00 – 6:00 PM

Winchester Av. downtown
Ashland, Kentucky

General Admission – $25
VIP – $50
Tickets on sale beginning April 11 at this link 

Now in its third year, Firkin Fest brings beer life to downtown Ashland. General admission includes ten, 3-oz-beer tasting tickets. Guest may purchase three additional tasting tickets for $10. VIP admission includes 1:00 PM early admission, Firkin Fest t-shirt, special reserved parking, and guaranteed sample of the festival’s featured firkin. Profits go to support Ashland In Motion’s downtown development program.

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July 1, 2017
4:00 – 9:00 PM

Charleston, WV

$?? general admission / $?? at the door
$?? VIP
Tickets on sale beginning June 1.

Moving to Charleston this year. Expect a variety of the most popular craft beers available. All funds raised help the Kanawha County Humane Association serve animals in need: mending hearts, healing bones, and finding homes. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome.

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