The Ashland Beacon
Kristen Matthews, owner with Eridanus Brewing elaborated on the idea for the Ghouls and Goblins Night Out hosted this past Saturday. "The idea was a joint effort between Eridanus Brewing and Patricia Coleman from Cardinal Wishes."
Will there be a Ghouls and Goblins night out in the future? Matthews explains, "Being our first year in business, we are still learning and exploring which events the community is most interested in. Based on ticket sales and overall excitement, we expect this to be an annual event and hope to grow it each year." Fingers crossed we can anticipate a Ghouls and Goblins Night out in Fall of 2023.
Ticket sells usually give whoever is hosting a local event, a good perspective on how popular the event will be.
"We originally planned on selling 125 tickets but sold out quickly so we added 25 more general admission tickets and sold those within days. The event was 100% sold out," exclaimed Matthew's.
Matthews went on to share her genuine love for their community, “When we originally began our planning process for Eridanus Brewing, it was our goal to create a space for everyone to gather. We love getting to know others in the community and having the opportunity to showcase our passions, whether it’s a handcrafted tea or a craft beer brewed on site."
Special drinks were prepared for those in attendance. "We served caramel apple cider, Moscato wine slushie, a mixed drink called “The Drunk Witch” and a caramel apple cider in our taproom as well as a pumpkin ale available outside in our event tent. For those who were not interested in adult beverages, we had an All Hallows Eve tea blend," said Matthew's.
All vendors were hand-selected. They were excited to be host Sage & Root, who they have partnered with on several other past events, as well as Cardinal Wishes, Lotus & Lilly, Granny’s, Foxfire & Ditchwater, High River Remakery, and The Restless Spirit. Herbal teas and organic products are handmade by Appalachian Folkology, the in-house brand is also available for sale.
What folks made this event come together? Matthews has the answers for us,
"Stephanie Crum Bentley was instrumental in making this event come together. She led the herbal broom workshop and helped participants craft a handmade broom, to take home and add to their Halloween decoration collection."
Like many folks, Matthew's shared her love for the Halloween holiday, "Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday. As a child you have fond memories of trick or treating and haunted houses, but as we’ve gotten older we have grown to appreciate the true meaning of Halloween and the overall vibe of the season."
In the near future, Eridanus Brewing will be hosting their first annual Oktoberfest on October 8th, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. "We will be releasing two beers, an Oktoberfest and a German Altbier. Two other Kentucky craft breweries, Dreaming Creek from Richmond and Broken Throne from Pikeville will be joining us. Fat Boy Q a local favorite will be serving their famous BBQ during the event and Dragonfly Outdoor Café, our on-site food vendor will be offering German cuisine as well as their crowd favorites like fish tacos and fried green tomatoes. Tickets are available online or in our taproom and we expect this to sell out as well," added Matthew's. Hurry down to Eridanus Brewing and get yourself a ticket for the upcoming Oktoberfest or go online and get your tickets now! It seems this local gem is the place where "everybody knows your name" and delicious cold brews are available on tap.
"All of our planned and future events are posted on Facebook, Instagram and our website, www.eridanusbrewing.com. We encourage everyone to keep an eye on our pages because we have some exciting events planned in the coming months," concluded Matthews.
If you missed out on the Ghouls and Goblins Nighy out, consider grabbing tickets for an upcoming event hosted by Eridanus Brewing. Apparently, these folks know how to make folks feel right at home in their place. Go with your family, go with your friends, and partake in the ambiance of this humble establishment.