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Inaugural Mountaineer Brewfest held in Wheeling

Updated: Saturday, August 16 2014, 07:08 PM EDT


The inaugural Mountaineer Brewfest at Wheeling Heritage Port kicked off Saturday afternoon.

The event provides tastings of craft beers and microbrews from eight different West Virginia breweries.

There are also brewing competitions, a Budweiser brew master tour, live entertainment and more.

“This is about those beers that we’re going to have and these beers are some incredible beers the state of West Virginia has. We’re opening up to the northern Panhandle to realize what we have around the state,” Jeff Hayes, president of Valley Groove Productions, Inc. doing business as Mountaineer Brewfest, said.

Hayes said the event benefits Wheeling Health Right and they hope to have the brewfest for many years to come.

Admission is $25, which includes all festival activities, sampling tickets and a commemorative mug. The event benefits Wheeling Health Right.

The festival started at 4 p.m. and will go on until 10 p.m.

Inaugural Mountaineer Brewfest held in Wheeling

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