Second Annual Zillicoah Session Fest Returns this August

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On August 24th, from 12 PM – 8 PM, Zillicoah Beer Company, located at 870 Riverside Dr in Woodfin, NC will celebrate the return of their boutique beer festival, Session Fest. This annual, “small beer” invitational highlights refreshing, session-style beers from some of the most creative and skilled breweries in today’s craft beer scene.

The festival’s inaugural celebration, in 2018, featured a lineup of 20 craft breweries largely located in the southeast region. This year, Zillicoah Beer owners Jeremy Chassner, Johnathan Parks and Jonathan Chassner, invited a broader list of makers, focusing on breweries that inspired their own beer journey. The result is a stellar group from across the nation, bringing an array of rare and hard-to-get small lagers and ales not typically available to the Asheville craft beer enthusiast.

“This year we wanted to treat our community to something different, something exciting — beers they may not have the chance to get their hands on,” said Chassner. “The 2019 Session Fest lineup showcases a list of craft breweries who have truly inspired us over the years — and continue to do so today.”

Below is the full list of breweries participating in Session Fest 2019:

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Amor Artis (Fort Mill, SC)

Ancillary Fermentation (Raleigh, NC)

Ardent Craft Ales (Richmond, VA)

Brewery Bhavana (Raleigh, NC)

Birds Fly South (Greenville, SC)

Bog Brewing Company (St. Augustine, FL)

Botanist & Barrel (Cedar Grove, NC)

Casita Cerveceria (Fountain, NC)

Commonwealth Brewing Company (Virginia Beach, VA)

Flying Machine Brewing Company (Wilmington, NC)

Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, NC)

Forest & Main Brewing Co. (Ambler, PA)

Fullsteam Brewery (Durham, NC)

Heater Allen Brewery (McMinnville, OR)

Hill Farmstead Brewery (Greensboro Bend, VT)

Homeplace Beer Company (Burnsville, NC)

Jackie O’s Brewery (Athens, OH)

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, MI)

Live Oak Brewing Company (Del Valle, TX)

New Anthem Beer Project (Wilmington, NC)

Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, ME)

Plan Bee Farm Brewery (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Resident Culture Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC)

Saint Somewhere Brewing Company (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Salud Cerveceria (Charlotte, NC)

Steel String Brewing Company (Carborro, NC)

Trophy Brewing Company (Raleigh, NC)

TRVE Brewing Co. (Denver, CO)

Wayfinder Beer (Portland, OR)

Wooden Robot Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Session Fest 2019 will carry a “backyard BBQ” feel as Zillicoah will partner with Asheville’s highly renowned restaurant and BBQ staple, Buxton Hall BBQ — presenting whole hog BBQ cooked on-site, and paired with a handful of classic southern sides. The day will be complete with live music and the ever-relaxing ambiance of the French Broad River which borders the property.

General Admission tickets to Session Fest are $15 and include admission to the festival, and two beer tokens, redeemable for 6 oz pours of beer. VIP Tickets are $75 and include all the perks of General Admission tickets plus access to an exclusive VIP area, a complimentary meal from Buxton Hall BBQ, an unreleased bottle from Zillicoah Beer Company, and 4 oz pours of hard-to-find wild fermentation or sour beers, every half hour from 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM. More information is available at

Contact Info

Company: Zillicoah Beer Company
Contact: Jeremy Chassner

About Zillicoah Beer Company

Zillicoah Beer Company specializes in open-fermented farmhouse ales and lagers. Located on the French Broad River in Woodfin, North Carolina.

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