Craft beer and microbrew lovers from across the area gathered at Wheeling’s Heritage port on Saturday evening for the fifth annual Mountaineer Brewfest.
Many samples from West Virginia brewers were available including Chestnut Brew Works in Morgantown, Big Timber Brewing in Elkins and local favorites Wheeling Brewing Company and Brew Keepers.
While taste testing the food and drinks, the crowd enjoyed music from bands like MSM, The Train Jumpers, The US Kids and The Stickers.
Each year Mountaineer Brewfest donates a portion of the festival’s proceeds to a local charity. This year they went to the Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center.
So far the event has raised more than $50,000 for various through the festival and the efforts of the Circus Saints and Sinners.
Mountaineer Brewfest’s mission is to promote West Virginia’s unique and growing industry of craft and microbreweries and give the public an opportunity to learn about the industry.