Welcome one and
all to the 18th Annual Bramwell Oktoberfest. This years festivities will take
place on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, featuring
guided outdoor tours of Bramwell's Millionaire Row Historic District.
Tours will be given at 3pm and 5pm.
Bramwell Oktoberfest is known for its excellent live musical entertainment, with
traditional folk, blues, bluegrass and alternative artists performing throughout
Bramwell, the "Home of the
Millionaires", is located near Bluefield on the Virginia/West Virginia Border
near I-77 south. Tucked beneath Pinnacle Rock State Forest in a horseshoe bend
of the Bluestone River, tiny Bramwell is said to
have once been home to more millionaires per
capita than any town on earth. The town is
a hidden enclave of Victorian splendor amid the
once-mighty Pocahontas coalfields.
HOSTS FOR THE PREMIER BEER FESTIVAL IN WEST VIRGINIA,
George and Lara Sitler
Have questions about the Bramwell
Last year our event
was judged by
Kerri Allen and Larry Johnson.
Beer writer, traveler and BJCP National Beer Judge,
is the founder/editor of
www.ClassicCityBrew.com, writer for Southern
Brew News and Athens Magazine, and
founder/director of the
Classic City Brew Fest (Athens,
GA) and the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Also a BJCP
National Beer Judge, Owen has judged at the Great
American Beer Festival and Great British Beer Festival.
Kerri Allen is a beer traveler,
BJCP Certified Beer Judge and Food & Beer Columnist for
Southern Brew News.She also writes
articles on breweries, beer travel, and beer & food.
Delicious pairings and recipes are featured. Many of these articles were
originally published in the Southern Brew News column
the Beer Wench's Kitchen.
Larry is Beer styles expert and columnist for
Southern Brew News
and Atlanta Craft Beer Examiner. Larry assists in theClassic
City Brew Fest, one of the largest fine-beer expositions in
the Southeast. (Click
Larry's picture for his explanation of craft beer.)
Microbrewers and home brewers will be judged in
parallel competitions in various style categories, as well as for the Best of
Guests under 21 years of age gain access
to the contest and musical entertainment
area. General admission ticketholders
over age 21 may obtain 2-ounce samples
of competing beers.Beer Tickets: In
order to obtain a full 12-oz pour, guest
must purchase Beer Tickets. These will
be available for four dollars apiece, or
three for ten dollars.
For more information contact the
event supervisor, George Sitler, at either
or (304) 248-8004 or contact the Mercer County Convention and Visitors
Bureau, PO Box 4088, Bluefield, WV 24701 (800) 221-3206. You can access
their site at http://www.visitmercercounty.com
On the left side of this
page you will find links to some the friends
that have made the Bramwell Oktoberfest possible
over the years. Please visit their sites, find
out more about them and taste their delectable