2019 – TBD
History of Tennessee Winter Beer Fest
The Tennessee Winter Beer Fest began as an idea in 2011 from Maryville resident Mike Adams. He simply wanted to put on a beer festival. Through conversations with several friends a board was formed and a charity identified to benefit from the event, New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. The TNWBF has grown since its beginning, officially becoming a 501(c)3 in 2014. Since its inception it has raised and donated $75,000 to New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. The mission of TNWBF is to promote the regional craft beer culture within East Tennessee through intimate events and gatherings while supporting local charities. The TNWBF board is made up of Nathan Robinette of the Casual Pint, Adam Palmer, Michael Talley of The Talley Ho Inn, Steve Fillmore of Miss Lily’s Café, Mike Adams of Charter Spectrum Business, Andy Atkinson of Best Version Media, Todd White of The Brewing and Distilling Center, Christinea Beane of Black Abbey Brewing, Tony Schmitt of The Casual Pint, Don Kline of Knox Beer Snobs and Rob Shomaker of Knox Beer Snobs.