Better Beer Coalition L.L.C., the festival organizer, reported that all tickets sold in the first 26 minutes. The 350 VIP tickets were gone in one minute. In 2014 festival tickets lasted nearly 3 hours. Eventbrite handled the ticket sale. Continue reading “Rails & Ales sells out fast”
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company now has a very functional tasting room at its brewery outside Lewisburg, WV, where you can sample its growing line up of brews.
Located within the brewery complex right next to the brewing equipment, it is a good vantage point to watch the brewers in action or to join in a brewery tour.
You can try small samples or purchase a pint to drink right there. Half-gallon growler fills are available so customers can enjoy fresh GVBC draught at home.
No feud here: Devil Anse IPA hits the bullseye
Over the past couple of weeks GVBC released four new beers to the market. Quite impressive among them is the brewery’s signature IPA: Devil Anse. After enjoying their Wild Trail Pale Ale over the past half year, GVBC fans anxiously awaited the promised IPA. They won’t be disappointed.
Devil Anse draught is now available and six-packs of cans will hit the market a bit later. Keeping with the West Virginia legends theme for their full-time beers, Devil Anse celebrates the larger than life leader of the famous Hatfield clan of southern WV. The Hatfield patriarch is best known for leading his family against the Kentucky-based McCoys in a real-life clash of clans. Continue reading “New IPA, tasting room at Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company”
Blood, Sweat & Beer, a craft beer documentary, will have a special screening at Wheeling Brewing Company this summer.
The ticketed event takes place on July 17 at 2:00 PM. At the event, the brewery will hold a tasting of a special small-batch beer, which will only be available at the screening. The filmmakers will attend and hold a Q&A.
The film tells the story of three young entrepreneurs as they struggle to start a brewery in Braddock, PA. The city of Braddock, a down-on-its-luck former steel mill town, has some parallels to Wheeling, WV. Also featured in the film is the story of a small, Ocean City, Maryland brewer, whose operation is threatened by a trademark infringement lawsuit.
Tickets are $20 and includes one pint or sampler flight and light snacks. Attendance is limited to 40. Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite at the link.
Three premier craft beer festivals have now been pulled together under the umbrella of West Virginia Craft Beer Week (WVCBW).
Huntington’s Rails & Ales Festival, Wheeling’s Mountaineer Brewfest, and Canaan Valley’s Brew Skies Festival now anchor both ends of West Virginia’s first statewide craft beer week. The beer week was announced by the Huntington-based Better Beer Coalition.
Set for August 15-22, WVCBW should allow the state’s craft beer fans plenty of opportunities to celebrate. The Better Beer Coalition hopes to encourage breweries, pubs, and restaurants to offer special features, activities, and events throughout the week. Continue reading “3 festivals join for WV Craft Beer Week”
A large crowd turned out for the inaugural BrewFest CharlieWest held in Charleston, WV, Saturday, April 11, during and after the WV Power baseball game. The festival was a promotion of the baseball team as part of its season-opening home stand.
Great weather and great beer, it was a very happy crowd. With beers from seven West Virginia craft breweries beefing up the ballpark’s normal AB-InBev-centric beer offerings, it was a special treat for local baseball and beer fans. Continue reading “Crowd enjoys BrewFest CharlieWest”
Tamarack, the premier outlet for West Virginia artisans, will add craft beer to its already impressive line up of arts, crafts, food, and wine, Brilliant Stream has learned.
A new beer and wine sales area reportedly will be established in prime space next to the facility’s popular restaurant. The Tamarack restaurant has consistently been a big draw for travelers. Being located next door to it should prove a boon for both beer and wine sales. Continue reading “Tamarack to add craft beer sales”
From a basement to a marketplace
The new Wheeling Brewing Company is actually an outgrowth of the tiny Basement Brewery that was really started in a basement in 2012 by local homebrewers Chad Hill, Jimmy Schute, and Dave Cornett. It was both the success and difficulties of that start-up that led the owners to plan an expanded operation that would be a full-fledged brewpub and restaurant located in Wheeling’s historic Centre Market. As a result of those plans, Wheeling Brewing was born. Continue reading “Wheeling Brewing builds on tradition”