Tennessee Winter Beer Fest Celebrates its 8th year!
On Saturday, February 16th, 2019 the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest (TWBF) will celebrate its 8th year. The TWBF will be held from 3pm to 8pm at The Carriage House Restaurant in Townsend.
The TWBF began as an idea from Maryville resident Mike Adams, he simply wanted to put on a beer festival. Through conversations with several friends a board was formed and a charity identified to benefit from the event, New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. The TWBF has grown since its beginning, officially becoming a 501(c)3 in 2014. While the size of the event has stayed consistent at roughly 350 tickets, the donation amount to New Hope has grown reaching a record $25,000 in 2017!
The board of the TNWBF hopes to maintain or break its 2017 record and has reached out to Tennessee breweries and local businesses to achieve this objective. Breweries that will be in attendance for the 2019 event are Fanatic Brewing Company, Depot Street Brewing, Balter Beerworks, Crafty Bastard Brewery, Blackhorse Brewery, Elst Brewing Company, Schulz Brau Brewing Company, Gypsy Circus Cider Company, Pretentious Beer Company, Black Abbey Brewing Company, Last Days of Autumn Brewing, Clinch River Brewery, Gatlinburg Brewing Company, Abridged Beer Company, Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House, Hutton & Smith Brewing Company, Red Silo Brewing, Mill Creek Brewing Company and Calfkiller Brewing Company.
Several local businesses are sponsoring the TWBF including Grayson Subaru, The Brewing and Distilling Center, Knox Brew Tours, The Townsend Abbey The Causal Pint and Tri-County Portables. The Talley Ho Inn, Townsend Gateway Inn, and the Highland Manor Inn are all donating 20% from the rooms booked for the fest back to TWBF. Multiple other individuals and companies have also donated to the silent auction which is shaping up to be the best yet!
Tickets can be purchased online at www.tennesseewinterbeerfest.com for $60. The ticket price includes a commemorative glass, beer and dinner catered from Miss Lily’s Catering in Townsend. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $30 which also includes dinner.