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Rails and Ales festival set for Aug. 17

Published 12:00am Sunday, June 23, 2013

HUNTINGTON — The Tri-State will be able to tap into the growing craft beer market as The Shops at Heritage Station and Bottle and Wedge are teaming up for a new first-year fest, Rails and Ales Festival, set to run 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.

A limited number of advance tickets are on sale now for the festival at Heritage Station’s patio. It will feature craft beers and microbrews from such breweries as Morgantown Brewing Company Bridge Brew Works, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and many more still to be announced.

Also, Global Distributors will be bringing as many as 11 different imports, about half of those will be just entering the West Virginia market at that time. Just a few of the craft brews will include: Gulden Draak, Piraat, Wittekerke, Petrus and Bavik, and Flying Dog, which is sending its Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout.

Tickets are $25 and are available only at Bottle & Wedge, the craft beer store in Shop #14 at Heritage Station, located at 210 11th St., Huntington. Opened in 2011, Bottle and Wedge features more than 200 varieties of craft and imported beers and build-your-own six packs.

The first-year fest will feature a steady stream of live music from the gazebo stage, vendors, including La Famiglia (selling meatball subs), Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar (selling pizza) and Giovanni’s (selling wings). Other Heritage Station shops such as Let’s Eat, and River and Rail Bakery will also be open for food. There will also be live music from such bands as the jug band, Big Rock and the Candyass Mountain Boys, which features five homebrewers.

For more info and updates on the fest, check out the Facebook pages of Bottle and Wedge and Rails and Ales Festival.

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