How do you hold onto the title of the area’s best brewery, year after year. You work at it; that’s how. Jackie O’s Brewery of Athens, Ohio, has to be the sharpest brewery in our shed when it comes to special events. Over the past weekend, this stellar Appalachian-region brewery treated its fans to a 12th Anniversary Extravaganza that was just about everything you could ask for. Continue reading “Jackie O’s Brewery anniversary event hits the right notes”
Hops & Heat has evolved into a really sweet little craft beer festival. Put on as a fundraiser for Charleston Main Street’s East End programs, it’s hard to think of a more entertaining neighborhood festival than this. Continue reading “Hops & Heat Highlights”
Featuring everything from actual weddings and a Miss Oktoberfest contest to $10 bourbon flights, tie-dyed T-shirt vendors, and free tattoos, Oktoberfest Pipestem surely reigns as the most eclectic Oktoberfest celebration held anywhere in West Virginia. The fest took place on Saturday, October 7. Continue reading “Oktoberfest Pipestem adds merriment to southern WV landscape”
ECLIPSE DAY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
We invite you to experience the remarkable, absolutely unequalled Charleston–Huntington Brewery Trail. Our trail has the unique distinction of being the sole ale trail in the nation with only one brewery. Continue reading “Visit the unique, distinct Charleston-Huntington Brewery Trail”
There’s something about getting to sample a bunch of West Virginia-made beers that makes me happy. I remember all too well when you could rarely find any West Virginia beer on tap in Charleston. Continue reading “Beer tastings from West Virginia Craft Beer Week”
Six well-experienced, well-traveled craft beer drinkers participated in BrilliantStream.com’s December tasting panel by evaluating four IPAs. Five of the panelists were IPA fans, while one panelist was neutral on the style. All had sampled many IPAs from breweries around the country in recent years. Continue reading “Tasting Panel IPAs December 2016”
There comes a time in the life of a craft beer drinker when nothing but a sour beer will do. When that happens, we are fortunate in West Virginia to have an increasing number of exceptional sour beers to choose from.