Huntington, WV) The Better Beer Coalition (BBC), which organizes the festival, announced they will host their third annual winter festival, which will focus on India Pale Ales (IPAs), the most popular craft beer style in the US. The BBC’s winter festival is smaller and more intimate than their highly attended summer festival, Rails & Ales, and is considered a niche festival, because each year, the festival features a different style of beer. Past festivals highlighted sours and wild ales and ciders.
The Festival will feature a variety of IPAs, food trucks and artisan vendors.
The Wild & Wonderful Winter IPA Festival will feature:
- Samples of 50 IPAs of a variety of flavors and styles, like Hazy, East Coast, Double, Black and New England IPAs.
- WV breweries attending are: Big Timber, The Peddler, Weathered Ground, Stumptown Ales, High Ground, Chestnut, Bad Shepherd, Short Story, Parkersburg and Greenbrier Valley.
- Regional and National Breweries that will participate are: Country Boy, Bell’s, BrewDog, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Voodoo, Sierra Nevada and more. The list of participating breweries is updated every day.
- Food trucks: Southside Sliders and Scootin Noodles will be on site selling food.
- Brand Yourself and Full Circle Gifts and Goods will be on site selling merchandise.
The festival begins at 5 PM and concludes at 9 PM. The event will be held in the storage warehouse at Black Sheep Harley-Davidson, located at 408 4th St in downtown Huntington. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-wonderful-winter-ipa-festival-tickets-81327939055?aff=ebdssbdestsearch There will be no refunds for tickets purchased. Additionally, anyone who attends the event must have a ticket, a photo ID and be over 21 years of age.
The Better Beer Coalition was established in 2013 and their goal is to promote a craft beer culture in the area and to improve access to craft beer by demonstrating the local demand to craft breweries and distributors. This will be tenth festival that the BBC has organized and they are thrilled to see how the craft beer landscape has drastically improved in Huntington in the past 7 years.