MORGANTOWN, WV—After a year of planning and preparation aimed at creating the most exclusive beer gathering ever held in West Virginia, the inaugural Hops on the Mon craft beer and food festival is set for Saturday at the Morgantown Event Center in the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. Sixty-four breweries from fifteen states and five foreign countries—including fifteen West Virginia breweries—will offer festival goers a chance to sample from more than 170 brews selected especially for the event. The lineup represents the largest offering ever for craft beer enthusiasts in the Mountain State.

“For fans of craft beer, or anyone else interested in learning and experiencing what the craft beer movement is all about, this is the event to attend,” said Jay Redmond, spokesperson for event producer Top Tier Beer Group. “Not only will it be the largest selection of craft beer offered under one roof in the history of West Virginia, but it includes many high-end seasonal and small batch releases that are hard to find. To be able to enjoy this kind of offering in a luxurious venue like the Morgantown Event Center is unprecedented.”

Tickets for the event are $60 for VIP with early entry, $45 general admission, and include a souvenir tasting glass. The event runs from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. To purchase tickets, or for additional information about Hops on the Mon, visit


Top Tier Beer Group previously announced the final brewery list for Hops on the Mon craft beer and food festival. The brewery list is as follows:

Abolitionist Ale Works
Alpine Beer
Anchor Brewing Co.
Bad Shepherd Beer Co.
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei
Bell’s Brewery
Big Timber Brewing
Brasserie d’Orval
Brasserie d’Achouffe
Brasserie de Chimay
Brasserie de Rochefort
Brasserie Dubuisson
Brasserie DuPont
Brasserie Silly
Brauerei Aying
Brewery Ommegang
Bridge Brew Works
Brouwerij Boon
Brouwerij Bosteels
Brouwerij de Brabandere
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat
Brouwerij Liefmans
Brouwerij Lindemans
Brouwerij The Musketeers
Brouwerij Timmermans
Brouwerij Van Eecke
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Brouwerij Westmalle
Cascade Brewing
Cervejaria Colorado
Chestnut Brew Works
Country Boy Brewing
Dark Horse Brewing
Devil’s Backbone Brewing
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Elysian Brewing Co.
Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
Foothills Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing Co
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co.
Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead
Heavy Seas Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Morgantown Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Omer Vander Ghinste
Oskar Blues Brewery
Parkersburg Brewing Co.
Pubstomper Brewing Co.
Rivertowne Brewing
Rogue Ales
Samuel Smith Old Brewery
Screech Owl Brewing
Short Story Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing
Stumptown Ales
Swilled Dog Hard Cider
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
Traquair House Brewery
Weathered Ground Brewery

In addition to beer, Hops on the Mon will also feature a yearly food competition and sampling based on a theme and provided by the area’s best local restaurants. This year’s competition is titled The Great Grilled Cheese Challenge with a $1,000 prize to the people’s choice winner.

Top Tier Beer Group previously announced its’ 2017 participating restaurants for The Great Grilled Cheese Challenge. Participating restaurants in this year’s event are Tin 202, Table 9, Hill & Hollow, Bourbon Prime, Black Bear, Iron Horse Tavern, Puglioni’s, and Cheese Louise.

Top Tier Beer Group previously announced its’ 2017 sponsors which include Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, WVAQ-FM, Freedom Volkswagen of Morgantown, Citizen’s Bank, and Morgantown Blueprint.

The festival is produced by Top Tier Beer Group and is designed to be the premier craft beer event in West Virginia.

Jay Redmond
(304) 692-9771