OI’s Craft Beer Series Continues Feb. 26

Wheeling, W.Va. (February 16, 2016)- – Oglebay Institute continues its Art and Ale craft beer series at 6:30 p.m. Friday, February 26 at its Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling. The event features a selection of beers from Colorado-based New Belgium Brewery – available for the first time in West Virginia. The Stifel Fine Arts Center is among the first Wheeling venues to feature New Belgium’s award-winning craft beers.

Fort Collins, Colorado has been home for New Belgium since its beginning in 1991. The company is in the process of opening a second home in Asheville, N.C.  The fourth largest craft brewery in the United States, New Belgium is a 100 % employee-owned brewery and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses.

“We’ve spent a lot of time in West Virginia this past year, and there is definitely a strong, emerging craft scene there,” New Belgium divisional sales director Rich Rush said in a press release. “We’re excited to get to work and to begin a great and long-lasting relationship with the beer drinkers, retailers and our distributor partners in West Virginia.”

OI’s Art and Ale event will feature five New Belgium selections paired with a buffet of foods prepared by Ye Olde Alpha. Beer selections include:

Fat Tire Amber Ale (toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness)
Citradelic Tangerine IPA (a blend of citrus, tropical fruit and pine hop with light herbal and caramel notes)
Ranger IPA (an abundance of hop flavor from start to finish),
Slow Ride Session IPA (a blend of eight hop varieties twisted with tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit)
Hoppy Blonde Ale (malty-sweet with a light bitter finish)

The Fat Tire Amber Ale will feature a limited-edition label commemorating New Belgium’s entrance into the West Virginia beer market.

Guests at the February 26 event will also have an opportunity to browse the art gallery and explore the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center, which was known as Edemar Mansion and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tickets are $30. Members of Oglebay Institute receive a discount. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-242-7700 or at www.oionline.com.