October 13, 2018
Morgantown Marriott
at Waterfront Place


Prepare to Seek Higher Ground at the 2017 Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival! This is your chance to sample from more than 150 different offerings from 50-plus local, regional, national, and international breweries in the comfort of the Morgantown Event Center at Marriott Waterfront Place. The Event Center’s 23,000 square foot Grand Exhibit Hall is the perfect setting to savor the best local, American, and European craft beer available—all rigorously selected based on product quality and style distinctiveness. And while you’re here, try a toasty treat and cast your vote to help us determine the winner of our Great Grilled Cheese Challenge, and make your choice for best brewery and the recipient of our coveted Hops Cup for 2017. So be a part of the largest gathering of all things beer ever held in West Virginia. Get your tickets for Hops on the Mon today!


Hops on the Mon will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 2pm – 7pm at the Morgantown Event Center in the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. Special lodging rates are available to festival attendees when booking a room. To book a room call (304) 296-1700 or (800) 630-2594, mention Hops on the Mon and ask for the social event rate.


Hops on the Mon thanks the following sponsors, without whom, this event would not be possible.
Please support our generous sponsors today and in the future.


In its inaugural year, Hops On The Mon Craft Beer & Food Festival aims to elevate the standard in beer. Each brewery has been carefully selected with only you in mind. We at Top Tier Beer Group want you to have the best beer experience in tasting not just what West Virginia has to offer but the rest of the United States and the world! 


No large event operates well without committed and hard-working volunteers and Hops on the Mon is no different. We’re seeking special people with an interest or passion for craft beer and food to join our team and help us stage a successful event. As a volunteer, you’ll work a four-hour shift on Friday, September 22, or Saturday, September 23. In return, you’ll receive free admission to the event, a free event t-shirt, and the opportunity to attend a special volunteers-only party complete with food and drinks. Plus, you’ll have some fun! So, simply click the link to volunteer for Hops on the Mon today.

Great Grilled Cheese Challenge

Hey, Hops on the Mon isn’t just about beer. Each year we’ll have a different food competition based on a theme, with the winner decided by you! This year’s theme is grilled cheese and the Great Grilled Cheese Challenge promises to be a battle as eight of the area’s best restaurants put their creativity to the test for the top spot and bragging rights until next year. As a Hops on the Mon attendee you’ll have a chance to purchase samples from each competing restaurant and then cast your vote for the people’s choice award that goes to the winner, along with a $1,000 grand prize! Please note that all purchases on the day of the event will be cash only, so remember to come with real money to spend on tickets, food and merchandise.
Here’s the list of participating restaurants …

Bourbon Prime

Cheese Louise

Hill & Hollow


Table 9

Tin 202

Ironhorse Tavern

Black Bear Burritos


Show you were there for the very first Hops on the Mon festival and remember the day with T-shirts, hats and tote bags.

Get yours at checkout when you buy tickets.


Click the link above to buy your tickets online now!

General admission tickets are also available for cash-only purchase at the following Morgantown locations:

Apothecary Ale House, 227 Chestnut Street

Black Bear Burritos Evansdale
, 3119 University Avenue

Ashebrooke Liquor Outlet, 300 Beechurst Avenue


Contact Us

Things to know

Hops on the Mon is a beer sampling—not a beer drinking—event. With the large number of beers available no attendee will be allowed, nor should expect, to sample more than a limited number of beers over the course of the event.

Be aware that cash will be required for ticket, food, and other purchases during the event. Please come prepared. An ATM is available in the front lobby of the hotel but should not be considered a reliable source of funds.

Top Tier Beer Group reserves the right to refuse admission, remove, or request law enforcement custody, for any attendee who is visibly intoxicated, aggressive, or detrimental to the enjoyment of the event. No refunds will be issued in this case.

Parking for the event will be available in the two parking garages in close proximity to the Morgantown Event Center. Fees are based on time spent parked in the garage and should not exceed $10 in any case. Those wishing to park elsewhere can seek street parking nearby or in the city parking garage on Wharf Street. Attendees can also park downtown and access the Event Center via the Foundry Street underpass and the rail-trail. Attendees are strongly encouraged to walk or get a ride to and from the venue and leave your vehicle at home.

Taxi service from Morgantown Taxi will be available to all attendees throughout the event. A taxi stand will be set up and operating on the sidewalk at the entrance to the Morgantown Event Center facing Don Knotts Boulevard. Please utilize this service as necessary. We strongly discourage drinking and driving. Play it smart, designate a driver who does not drink, or get a ride for your safety and the safety of others.

Designated drivers attending the event are encouraged to volunteer and save the cost of admission. Please follow the volunteer link.

Other Local Events. Here are some links to other events and activities going on in Morgantown during the weekend of Hops on the Mon. We encourage everyone to make the most of their weekend and support these important local events.

West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival 

Morgantown Marathon 

Arts Walk 

WVU Fall Family Weekend

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