Sat. April 29 – HGTR @ WV Craft Brew Fest!

Craft brew is taking off in West Virginia so don’t miss the first-ever West Virginia Craft Brew Festival held Saturday, April 29th, from 2-10pm at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds. This event brings together the best West Virginia craft brews, an assortment of food trucks, and all day music featuring Holy Ghost Revival, Larry Keel, and many others. There will also be special workshops on: beer and food pairings, home brew, and the importance of agriculture in the brewing process. The state fair tells us they are expecting somewhere between 1,500 to 2,000 attendees. Festivities will be outdoors in the “Carnival Midway Area” and attendees can walk around with their beer inside the venue fencing. In the event of rain, this event will be moved to its alternate location at the AG Pavilion.

Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy every kind of craft brew all the way from a pale ale to a driving stout to an IPA. Some of the breweries include Chestnut Brew Works and Morgantown Brewing Co. both from Morgantown; Big Timber Brewing from Elkins, Parkersburg Brewing, Sophisticated Hound Brewing from Princeton, Bridge Brew Works from Fayetteville, Dobra Zupas, which is a charming restaurant and new American fare and craft brewery from Beckley, and Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company. Lisa Stansell, marketing manager from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. states, “We couldn’t be more excited about the first ever WV Craft Brew festival happening pretty much in our own back yard.  Craft beer is really taking off in West Virginia and we feel fortunate to be among the fine breweries throughout our state.  We plan on having the Tap Room open the day of the WV Craft Brew Festival, so that folks can visit a production brewery, see our fermenters and pad, and have a small batch pint.” 

While your enjoying our state’s brews and food, you’ll hear the sounds of several talented musical acts including the exhilarating and uplifting band, Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Their roots were formed by getting people to move on the dance floor. For the past 9 years, this band has been honing their unique sound which NPR describes as a “soul rock horn band that recalls 60’s and 70’s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog and New Orleans brass-band jazz.” (

Other bands at this event include Americana artist Tyler Childers. (; Virginia-based alternative bluegrass ensemble headed by flatpicking guitar champion, Larry Keel (; rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick, The Jon Stickley Trio (, and Appalachian soul and blues from West Virginia, Black King Coal (

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). Tickets can also be purchased at the State Fair Box Office and other select locations.

The mission of this event is to support and expand the ever-growing craft beer movement in West Virginia, while also supporting the local community.  The goal is to raise funds for the State Fair of WV and Lewisburg Rotary Endowment Funds to support scholarships in the Greenbrier Valley and across the state. All funds, minus the expense, will be split between the foundations. See you there!

– HashtagWV #88, April 2017.

Submit a Comment


Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]

"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)


  • #repost Thank you Larry Davis and Hashtag WV for featuring Sheen: Project AR for Education in the recent article!
I'll be doing a second demo of the Augmented Reality app at the FreshWater Folk Festival in White Sulphur Springs! See you there!
#ProjectAR #whitesulphursprings #gotowv #simplygbv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #freshwaterfolkfest
  • Reading Janine’s article in front of Janine. #mydogandi
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #simplygbv #greenbriercounty #janinelazarus #dogcolumn #goodladd #dogtraining101 #dogtrainingtips
  • Carlene Carter, Highway Queen! Check out the interview by @thejasonscott w/ @bsidesbadlands Carlene performs @carnegiehallwv this September!
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #carlenecarter #johnnycash #junecarter #carterfamily #jasonscott #bsidesbadlands #countrymusicsinger #carnegiehall

Follow Us!


Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]


P.O. Box 744
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901


"Here at WHEN PIGS FLY BBQ, we get the most return advertising with LBSPY. New customers tell us all the time how they see our ad. They then come see us!" - Mike and Kellen, owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ, Lewisburg, WV.
"Christina, Thank you so much for the cover and the ARTICLE. Your LBSPY is fantastic! We hope to grow this ride and other sports events in our area. Your magazine will do this. Again thank you from everyone in the GVBike club. Come ride with us sometime." - Janice Centa


LBSPY is a free, full color arts and entertainment tabloid dedicated to providing useful information in the areas of Greenbrier County, Pocahontas County, parts of Alleghany County, and more. We distribute 7,000, full color issues every month.


We are engaged in promoting local music, arts, events, dining, and shopping. We reach our audience where they live, eat, shop, drink, play, and fill up their gas tank. BEHIND THE SPY


"LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty, owner @ The Irish Pub