Get ‘Untappd’ at the 5th Annual Tryon Beer Fest

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Tryon Beer Fest is now a verified venue on the world’s most popular social network for beer drinkers and enthusiasts! Untappd, a free app for mobile devices, will serve as your mobile checklist and beer menu for the Nov. 5 festival, sponsored by New View Realty. Not only will you know exactly what you’re sampling at Tryon Beer Fest (including brewery, style, ABV, and flavors), but you’ll also be able to track what you’re drinking, discover what friends are drinking, learn about nearby venues, and expand your beer palate with recommendations from more than three million users. 

Craft beer has grown dramatically in both popularity and volume within the past six years, with new brewpubs, microbreweries and regional craft breweries becoming commonplace in towns throughout the Carolinas. Tryon’s proximity to what NPR has called the “Napa Valley of beer” isn’t overlooked, and festival organizers will be featuring several newer breweries and even a limited edition “Blackalachian” Black India Pale Ale collaboration with Thomas Creek Brewery of Greenville, S.C. Whether you’re an aspiring home-brewer or just appreciate the wide variety of flavors now available to beer-lovers, Tryon Beer Fest will focus on the very best local and regional beers — something many other festivals do not.

Beer festivals are as much about craft beer education as they are about community fun, and with just a few taps on your phone, Untappd will take your 2016 Tryon Beer Fest experience to the next level.

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It’s free, so why not give it a try? Once you download and install the app, be sure to search for Tryon Beer Fest under Venues, and then select “All Notifications” to make sure you are notified when a new beer is added to the growing Nov. 5 menu.

Tryon Beer Fest tickets can be purchased online at If you prefer to purchase in person, you can find tickets at La Bouteille and at the Tryon Coffee House Co-op, both in downtown Tryon. Tickets can also be purchased at the Greer, S.C. La Bouteille location in the historic train depot. Tickets are $35 pre-sale, and go up to $40 at the gate. Go online to learn more about sponsorship for this event.

Past Beer Fest events have brought in as many as 1,200 festivalgoers and we cap ticket sales at 1,200 so don’t miss out. This event is produced by the Tryon Downtown Development Association with a partnership benefiting Polk County’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is a rain or shine event for those 21 and older. Sorry, no kids, no pets, no guns. ID must be presented at the gate! Follow us on Facebook. Cheers!

~ submitted by Terry Schager