Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stowe Brewers Festival Opens Next Weekend!!

Stowe Brewers Festival next weekend

The Stowe Brewers Festival is back for the second year next weekend – bigger, better, brewier – adding a third session and featuring more than 40 craft brewers from Vermont and across New York and New England, live music, more than a dozen food trucks, Vermont spirits, cider makers and more. The festival will also feature free workshops and demonstrations and a wide variety of specialty food and product vendors.

“The brewer line-up is fantastic and includes a half a dozen brand new Vermont brewers who’ve started operations this year,” said Lisa Senecal, festival co-organizer. “We’re excited to be pouring some new releases from much-loved brewers and introducing new brewers to true craft beer lovers. It’s a great combination – we’re expecting a sold-out event.”

Held at Stowe’s Mayo Events Field, the 21-and-over event offers three sessions July 29-30Friday and Saturday5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now: standard tickets are $45 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 each. Standard ticket purchasers receive tickets for 15 three-ounce samples per session. VIP ticket purchasers also receive expedited festival entry, exclusive VIP lounge tent access, 2016 festival swag and a coveted “Hop the Line” pass. 

New to the festival this year, all attendees will receive five bonus “Spirit Tasting” tickets to use at a selection of Vermont distillers.

The festival includes live music featuring three of the state’s premiere bands - Session 1: Gang of Thieves; Session 2: Michelle Sarah Band; Session 3: Josh Panda.

Luxury motor coach transportation for attendees is also new this year. Roundtrip service from the University Mall in South Burlington, with free parking at the mall, is available for only $20 per person. Those driving to the festival will enjoy free designated driver tickets and free parking on site.

Brittney Hibbs, morning news anchor and host of “What’s On Tap?” for Local 22 and Local 44 News will feature brewers that are coming to the festival on her show the week of the event.

The eco-friendly event will also benefit local non-profit organizations. “Our commitment to ‘doing good while having a good time’ continues in year two,” Senecal said. “The festival will give a portion of proceeds to the not for profit Pride Center of Vermont to contribute to their wonderful and critical work in support of Vermont’s LGBTQ community.

The event is also committed to a light environmental footprint with no plastic bottles, recycling and composting, all eco-friendly paper goods and utensils, a secure bike valet courtesy of Stowe Mountain Club and free, fresh, filtered water provided by What’s Your Watermark.”

Presenting sponsors of the event are McMahon Chevrolet/Buick and Lamoille Valley Ford.
Sponsors include WIZN, Seven Days, Local 44, Local 22, The Buzz, and The Point.

To buy tickets, sign up for emails or get more information, visit Follow the festival on Facebook at and on Twitter at @StoweBrewFest.
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Stowe Brewers Festival 2016

The second annual Stowe Brewers Festival on July 29 and 30 offers three 4-hour tasting sessions featuring 40+ brewers and cider-makers serving more than 130 beers and ciders, bonus taste tickets from premiere Vermont spirits distillers, more than a dozen food trucks, free workshops and demonstrations, a wide variety of specialty food and product vendors, live music and free on-site parking, unlimited cold, filtered water and secure bicycle valet.

Standard admission is $45 and includes: entry to single 4-hour tasting session; 15 beer/cider tasting tickets for 3 oz. samples; five bonus spirits tasting tickets; and souvenir tasting glass.

VIP admission for $75 also includes expedited festival entry; exclusive VIP lounge tent;

2016 festival swag bag; and the Coveted “Hop the Line” pass.

The live music lineup includes: Session 1: Gang of Thieves; Session 2: Michelle Sarah Band; Session 3: Josh Panda.

Designated drivers are admitted free. Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation is available departing from University Mall in South Burlington for only $20.

Note: This is a 21+ event for drinkers and designated drivers only. No children. No pets. Service animals welcomed.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the not for profit Pride Center of Vermont.

To buy tickets, sign up for emails or get more information, visit Follow the festival on Facebook at and on Twitter at @StoweBrewFest.

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