LOGAN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Fire and Ice Festival is set to bring the region’s unique craft beer industry together with a chili cook-off October 28.
The event is set to start at 7 p.m. at the Logan County Airport at Ethel, W.Va.
“We will have a variety of craft beers, a chili cook-off competition and we are terribly excited about the entertainment,” noted Debrina Williams, with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce.
As the craft brewing movement continues to sweep the country, more events in the region have begun to highlight the amazing variety and flavor profiles offered by craft beer.
“There are two distributors who will provide the craft beer. We will select 12 to 15 varieties from Alpha Blonde, Devil Anse, Mothman, Morgantown Brewery, Country Boy, Big Timber, Mountain State Brewing and Lexington Brewing. There will be variety so folks can taste and see which ones they enjoy.”
The chili cook-off is set to provide local chili chefs a chance to pit their recipes against each other while providing a warm-up for festival goers.
Williams noted they hope to have more than a dozen entrants into the contest.
Several people have already entered the chili cook-off and anyone can do so by calling 304-752-1234 and registering.
“Everybody seems to have bragging rights on their chili. I think there’s going to be a great variety because no one makes the same chili,” added Williams.
The Christian Lopez Band will perform two sets between 7 and 9 p.m.
A press release from the Christian Lopez Band notes, “Steeped in the musical roots of his West Virginia upbringing, Christian Lopez epitomizes the soul of a traditional Appalachian folk musician living in the heart, mind and body of a man not yet even 21 years old.”
Tickets will cost $25 and can be purchased from the Logan County Chamber of Commerce by calling 304-752-1324 or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wv-fire-ice-tickets-28537331928.
A valid photo identification will be required to gain admission to the event.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]