Funk Asheville, a beer festival hosted by Wicked Weed brewing has been announced for the evening of Saturday, July 18th, at 7pm. Ticket sales begin May 15th. General admission is $80(plus tax). VIP tickets at $100 (plus tax)
The following is the full event release from the organizers:
WICKED WEED ANNOUNCES DATE, TICKET SALES, AND PARTIAL BREWERY LIST FOR FUNK ASHEVILLE: A GATHERING OF SOUR AND WILD ALES BENEFITING PINTS FOR PROSTATES. Wicked Weed Brewing and Pints for Prostates’ annual Funk Asheville festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th with VIP and general admission ticket sales available May 15th via ETIX. Now in its second year, Funk Asheville is a gathering of sour and wild ales from across the country featuring, both well established and up and coming breweries that are paving the sour and wild path for craft beer.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Wicked Weed Brewing again this year on Funk Asheville,” said Rick Lyke, founder of Pints for Prostates. “We use the universal language of beer to reach men with an important health message. The funds we raise help support free men’s health screening clinics and support groups for men diagnosed with the disease.”The famed silent auction benefiting Pints for Prostates will be conducted during the festival and feature unique beer experiences as well as highly collectable items from attending breweries. This partnership of brewery and non-profit, also in its second year, is an integral focus of the festival. “Their work nationally has been really exceptional. They are committed to putting on great
festivals based that bring awareness to, often overlooked, men’s health issues,” states Dickinson. “It was the right fit for everyone and they’ve been amazing partners to work with year after year.”A new addition to ticket sales this year is a local VIP ticket. As a thank you to their hometown, Wicked Weed is offering 100 VIP tickets to locals at General Admission price.
“Without the embrace we felt early on from our community we wouldn’t have a sour program,” explained Dickinson. “It was the people who would show up every Friday at three o’clock
waiting for us to tap Black Angel when we only had four barrels of it who drove Wicked Weed sour beer and proved that it was viable. This is a small way we can thank them.”VIP Local tickets will go on sale May 11th-15th and can be purchased in person at the Funkatorium (147 Coxe Ave). Locals will need identification with an Asheville address and/or mail with proof of address. For more information and details regarding Funk Asheville check the breweries social media outlets: Facebook: www.facebook.com/wickedweedbrewingInstagram: WickedWeedBrewing Twitter: @wickedweedbeer
Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Opened in December 2012, the original brewpub consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap including hop forward, West Coast style ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel-aged sour and wild beers. With the opening of the second location, The Funkatorium, in October 2013, Wicked Weed is striving to become one of the leading producer of barrel-aged beers in the Southeastern United States. Wicked Weed Brewing was awarded a gold medal for both 100% Brettanomyces Serenity in 2013 and Mompara Honey Ale in 2014 at the Great American Beer Festival.