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Feb 4, 2017 2017 Beer Fest

by Kristina S.

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MORGANTOWN — The first Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival will bring local breweries, artists and entertainment to the Hazel and JW Ruby Community Center from noon-6 p.m. Feb. 11. The center is at 500 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown.

Tickets are $30 and are available at wvbeerfest.com. They will also be available at the gate on the day of the festival. Tickets are limited, so advanced purchase is advised. Ticketholders will receive a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 4-ounce pours at the event.

Designated Driver tickets are $10 and are also available online. Cabin Fever is open to ages 21 and older. There will be food and products available for cash purchase.

With plenty of indoor space at Mylan Park, attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the state’s newest beers and chat with brewers from across West Virginia. At least 10 breweries will be in attendance, bringing with them a varied assortment of flavors.

In 2016, a record six breweries obtained licensing to start producing and selling craft beer. The six include Brew Keepers out of Wheeling, Brewstel out of Elkins, Parkersburg Brewing of Parkersburg, Pubstomper out of Morgantown and Sophisticated Hound of Princeton. All will be in attendance at Cabin Fever. Others from across the state include Morgantown Brewing and Chestnut Brew Works of Morgantown, along with Greenbrier Valley Brewing of Maxwelton and Big Timber out of Elkins.

Brewstel, out of Elkins, will host food-pairing workshops featuring their own brews and eats. The festival also hosts merchant vendors from the region.

MoTown Taxi will have a kiosk set up and cars at the ready to help attendees travel safely to and from the event.

The festival is also recruiting volunteers, who will receive free entry and an event T-shirt. A number of local charities have been selected to benefit from the hours worked by volunteers.

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