Event Guide

General Event Info

Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Neal Blaisdell Center

VIP from 1-5 PM: 4 hours of sampling, access to a special VIP area, exclusive beers, commemorative tote bag, and a souvenir cup
GA from 2-5 PM: 3 hours of sampling and a souvenir cup

Parking available at the Neal Blaisdell parking deck, entrance on Kings St.



  • 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.
  • Any bags larger than 14"x14"x6" will be turned away.


  • Check out the list of beers that the breweries will be pouring 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. If you are planning on using Uber to get home, make sure to stop by the Decide to Ride tent to claim your free Uber voucher!
  • 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 October 21st, 2002.
  • 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.
  • 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 cup! 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 cup, that thing is your golden ticket to endless delicious beer. Care for that cup 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 at 4:50PM. 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 Jenny at 867-5309, get a dog sled, anything, but please don't drink and drive.


  • We'll be featuring Flash with Star 99.1 as our MC and Romeo with 939 as our DJ.
  • Participate in the cornhole tournament!