West Virginia has some exciting craft beet fests coming up. The Wild and Wonderful Winter IPA festival is Saturday, Feb. 15 at Huntington’s Black Sheep Harley Davidson, featuring some great state and national breweries. This “Boutique Fest” ( featuring one kind of beer, IPA’s) is organized by Huntington’s Better Beer Coalition. You may know about their other festival, the biggest and many say the best in West Virginia – Rails and Ales, August 8, 2020 at Huntington’s Harris Riverfront Park.

Here’s a list of some other upcoming WV Craft Beer festivals:

The Winter Warmer Fest, Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Bluefield Arts Center, Live Music, Craft Beer and Cider – and food.

The West Virginia Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, April 25 on the WV State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg. 15 breweries and cideries from throughout the Mountain State and Virginia. Food, vendors and entertainment all day. Bring your lawn chairs

Pubfest, Saturday. May 18 at the Weathered Ground Brewery in Ghent/Cool Ridge, WV. This is an annual fundraiser to help West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Besides great craft beers, Pubfest will feature more than 20 bands on two stages. Enjoy good food and local artisan crafts as well.

Volunteer Vickie pouring a brew at Rails and Ales

Many West Virginia breweries, brewpubs and microbreweries have weekend entertainment, special tastings, brewery tours and other events. Check out a brew crew near you and toast up some fun.

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