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Tickets nearly sold out for August's Rails and Ales Fest in Huntington

Jul. 14, 2013 @ 11:35 AM

HUNTINGTON — The countdown is on for Huntington’s first craft brew fest, Rails and Ales Festival, and less than 100 tickets remain.

Two of the festival founders, Blaine Crabtree and Jess Pressman, said earlier this week that they hope to sell out the remaining advance tickets soon. The fest is set to run 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Heritage Station. There will be no day-of tickets sold as there is limited capacity at Heritage Station.

Tickets are $25 and are available only at Bottle & Wedge, the craft beer store located in Shop #14 at Heritage Station, located at 210 11th St., Huntington.

Crabtree said advance tickets have already been sold to folks in a handful of states including some going to people coming in from Indianapolis, Charlotte, and Lexington, Ky.

They’ve also just added Mountain State Brewing Company, which is bringing four kegs of handcrafted brew. Other breweries coming include North End Tavern out of Parkersburg, W.Va., as well as Morgantown Brewing Company, Bridge Brew Works and Great Lakes Brewing Company.

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 their Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout.
Crabtree said they’ll also have a live remote from 97.9-FM, The Hits, and have secured three local food vendors: Giovanni’s, La Famiglia and Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar.

Crabtree said they are still looking for a few additional sponsors for the fest, as well as a couple dozen good volunteers to help with the festival.

To help sponsor or volunteer, call Crabtree at 304-522-8818.