A Great Way To Cure ‘Cabin Fever’ In February
Beer lovers will gather in Morgantown for the first inaugural Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11th.
In its first year the festival is bringing together a grand debut that will feature local breweries, beers, artists and entertainment. Cabin Fever is aiming to become the premier North Central WV event for homestate brewers to showcase both their established and newest craft concoctions.
With ample indoor space at the Mylan Park Event Center, attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the state’s newest beers and chat with brewers from the Mountain State. At least ten breweries will be in attendance bringing with them a varied assortment of flavors from all over WV.
2016 saw a record number of six WV breweries obtain 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 … and every one of them is slated to be in attendance at Cabin Fever. Other longstanding favorites from around the state include Morgantown Brewing and Chestnut Brew Works of Morgantown along with Greenbrier Valley Brewing of Maxwelton and Big Timber out of Elkins, WV.
With the evolution of the craft beer industry and the growing desire among Mountaineers to tap into unique beer, Cabin Fever offers the chance to sample home grown brews from both established and new breweries. The event will feature and pour only craft beer brewed in WV. Some of the best hand selected breweries in the region will be in attendance showcasing both their regular and seasonal products.
“Our goal is to create a festival that celebrates the state’s local brewers and offers beer lovers the chance to connect with the personalities behind their favorite brews. There’ll be something for everyone, even if you’re not big on IPAs and super hoppy beer,” says Kristina Szczyrbak, owner of the presenting company Old Crow Productions.
Event goers can expect some unique tasting and food pairing experiences too. There will be a handful of gourmet snack vendors presenting their unique treats including dessert hummus and flavored shell-and-all peanuts. Brewstel will be hosting food pairing workshops featuring their own brews and eats. There will also be merchant vendors set up.
The festival hosts only the most eclectic and authentic merchant vendors in the region. Many are local artisans that exhibit an Appalachian or craft beer theme in their products.
WCLG Radio, a premier sponsor, will be on-site at the event providing entertainment and doing a live remote broadcast. 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 that 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.
Tickets are available for purchase to the general public online at wvbeerfest.com. Tickets are $30 online and at the gate. Tickets are limited. Advanced purchase is advised. Ticketholders receive a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited 4 oz. pours. Designated Driver tickets are $10 and are also available online. Cabin Fever is open to everyone 21+ years of age. There will be food and products available for cash purchase.