Beer Fest taps success in sold-out sixth year

Carolyn Ward speaks with a patron about her father’s homemade beer. Ward’s father, Andy Mason, has been brewing beer for almost 25 years. Photo by Chelsea Fisher  |  The Appalachian
Andy Mason has seen the High Country Craft Food and Beer Festival grow every year for the past six years.

“Every year it’s almost doubled until we put a cap on it,” Mason said, who brews his own beer at home.

Mason started working as a vendor when the festival first debuted in 2007 and said it’s the people at the festival that bring him back every year.


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