Martha Jacob – Ripley Bee
The Sunset Bar and Grill in Ripley will host its first Craft Beer Tasting Event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 featuring craft Beer from the Old Firehouse Brewery in Williamsburg. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Ripley Fire Department.
This event is the brainchild of David Campbell, longtime resident of Ripley and owner/operator of the Sunset Bar and Grill, according to Chandra Berry, teacher at Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington Schools and friend of Campbell.
“We are all so excited about this fun event,” Berry said, “The Old Firehouse Brewery is a microbrewery in Williamsburg that opened in 2014, and continues to grow in popularity.
The owners of the Old Firehouse Brewery are Adam and Lori Cowan and they have turned an old firehouse into a brewery where they specialize in traditionally made, non-mechanized beer. They have a special taproom totally decorated in a fire fighter theme. Adam was a firefighter for 16 years.”
The Craft Beer Tasting Event will offer four unique beers and include great food including grilled pork tenderloin sandwiches and much more, all for a donation.
Giveaways will take place throughout the evening, as well as some of the best specially brewed beers in the area.
“David Campbell has always supported the community of Ripley,” Berry said. “This event is just one more way he’s showing his support. We’re excited that all the proceeds from this event are going to the Ripley Fire Department which is made up of volunteers and this event is a great way for Ripley residents to say thank-you to them. We would especially like to invite all firefighters from Brown County to join in this evening.
“We hope everyone will come out to the Sunset Bar and Grill this Saturday for an evening of fun, overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. The Sunset is located at 5656 U.S Highway 52, and we’re hoping to pack the house for this event.”
For more information please call the Sunset Bar and Grill at (937) 392-4343.