It’s no secret that West Virginia is quickly becoming one of the East Coast’s craft beer meccas. Whether you’re a fan of traditional or more modern and creative styles, it’s a good time to be a beer drinker in Appalachia. To really get a taste of what the Mountain State has to offer, we suggest you check out one of these events coming to a festival ground near you.

Rails & Ales Huntington, WV

August 11th, 2018

Taking place on the banks of the Ohio River, Rails & Ales features one of the most diverse and largest craft beer collections from WV.  In addition to offering day or evening sessions with unlimited beer sampling, there’s live music, local vendors and a cross-section of some of the best cuisines from the region.  Conveniently located in downtown Huntington, the Rails & Ales festival is just a short walk to hotels, bars, and restaurants in the area. For more info visit: /

Mountaineer Brewfest Wheeling, WV

August 18th, 2018

From Wheeling to Berkley Springs and Princeton to Parkersburg, Mountaineer Brewfest proudly serves up craft beer and microbrews from all the Mountain State. In addition to the best beer in WV, you’ll also get a chance to sample the choicest regional BBQ (no carnival food here). This year’s event features musical acts such as Miller Smith Mazure, U.S. Kids, The Train Jumpers, and their headliner, The Stickers. For more info visit:

1st Annual West Virginia Craft Beverage Festival Crab Orchard, WV

August 25th, 2018

1st Annual West Virginia Craft Beverage Festival will be on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11 am – 6 pm here at Daniel Vineyards, Crab Orchard WV. West Virginia Wineries, Hard Cider and special Craft Beer Garden along with a variety of talented WV crafts, LIVE music and good food.

Bridge Jam Fayetteville, WV

October 19th, 2018 – October 20th, 2018

The 4th Annual Bridge Jam Music Festival is a two-day event which happens in conjunction with the annual New River Gorge Bridge Day celebration. The festival features live music from world-class national and regional performers, including Railroad Earth and Fruition, a selection of craft beer from some of the best brewers in the country, and local artisan foods. In addition to excellent family friendly onsite camping, Bridge Jam will provide free shuttle services to get festival goers anywhere they need to go to alleviate the need for unnecessary driving. New River Event’s goal is to create a fun and worry-free experience for those would like to turn their Bridge Day into a Bridge Weekend. For more info visit:

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