Event Guide

General Event Info

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Cross Insurance Center

VIP from 5-9 PM: 4 hours of sampling, access to a special VIP area with exclusive beers, commemorative tote bag, and a souvenir glass
GA from 1-4PM & 6-9PM: 3 hours of sampling and a souvenir glass

There is free parking available at the Cross Insurance Center, please enter through the Renewal By Anderson Entrance near the Racetrack.


Less than 500 tickets left, so get your ticket now!


  • Everyone with a ticket will proceed to the same line.
  • There will be a line upon entering but it'll move quickly once doors open.
  • Security will be checking your ID at this time.
  • Staff scanning tickets can help those looking to purchase a Designated Driver ticket. DD tickets are for people accompanying full-priced ticketholders to get them home safely.


  • Check out our list of beverages on the Breweries tab- make a plan of the must-try beers that fit your taste!
  • Make sure to bring a designated driver with you or plan for a cab or public transportation
  • Wear a pretzel necklace to help keep your sampling stamina up!
  • Quadruple check that you have your ID... even if you're 102 years old. In order to enter, you must present a valid ID showing you were born on or before February 3rd, 2003
  • Have your tickets with you... whether they are in hand or on your phone, you must have your tickets in your possession to get inside the festival
  • Wear comfortable shoes; you will be on your feet a ton. There will be seating but it will be limited
  • Bring cash, we can't guarantee that all of our vendors and partners will be able to accept credit cards
  • Eat! All of these delicious samples will leave you hungry... plus, you need that protein to keep you going
  • Keep your sample glass! Your future house party will thank you


  • Please don’t bring children. For the safety of your child, as well as for your own enjoyment. Plus, they won’t be able to get past the doors.
  • Don’t bring any outside food or beverages
  • Don’t break your glass, that thing is your golden ticket to endless delicious beer. Care for that glass as you would your firstborn
  • Don’t go too fast! No one wants to be “that guy” at the beer festival, so sample responsibly
  • Don’t forget to try your favorites before last pour of the first session at 3:50pm and last pour of the second session at 8:50PM. No beers will be served after those times
  • Don’t expect to take any beers with you. It’s state law — no beer can leave the premises
  • We can’t stress this enough, please do not drive after enjoying the festivities. Call a cab, call your mom, call Jennie at 867-5309, get a dog sled, anything, but please don’t drink and drive


Live music from Sarah Libby (1-4pm) and Motor Booty Affair (5-9pm).

Please note, if you have friends planning on attending to watch their performances - they will need to purchase a ticket!