Tennessee Winter Beer Festival 2023

Tennessee Winter Beer Festival 2023

FEBRUARY 18, 2023


Brew for a cause. The Tennessee Winter Beer Festival will put the state’s large craft beer scene to the test in the name of charity for its annual 11th event.

With 24 breweries such as Blackberry Farm Brewery and Yee-Haw Brewing, Tennessee Winter Beer Festival is relatively small, hovering around 350 participants each year. It’s a space that feels less like a festival and more like an intimate hangout of beer aficionados and vendors. That can be a great thing. You’ll get more one-on-one conversation with vendors, a variety of samplings and, best of all, short lines. Founded by craft beer aficionado Mike Adams, all proceeds from the Tennessee Winter Beer Festival support New Hope, a local advocacy center for child victims of abuse. TWBF officially got its 501(c)3 certification in 2014, and has amassed annual donation funds of up to $26,000.

Where there’s liquor, there must be food — and TWBF has you covered. Beer samplings are supplemented by vendors and catered dinner from a local food supplier. The festival is sponsored by a handful of local businesses and breweries, along with a number of people donating to their silent auction, which also serves as a fundraiser for New Hope. Sip and sell — you’re doing it for a good cause.

The Specs

  • TWBF is a day-long event, running from 3pm to 8pm.
  • A $75 ticket includes a glass, beer, and catered dinner. VIP tickets are not offered.
  • Designated driver tickets are available for $30.
  • For lodging, TWBF has partnered with the local Talley Ho Inn and Townsend Gateway Inn for the night of February 19th. These inns will also be donating 10% of their proceeds to New Hope.
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BY Riya Misra