Sure, the weather will likely be crappy, but fest goers stay warm and dry (and claustrophobic) under a sprawling tent covering most of the square. And the beer list? It’s amazing!
The $25 tasting package includes a mug [bah humbug – previous years’ mugs not permitted], 8 beer tickets and a wristband that you can use to get in “free” for the whole 5 days of the festival [bah humbug – does anyone really do this? – the wristband must be left on “no exceptions”, so no removing it for sleeping or bathing]. Additional tasting tickets are a $1 each. No kids at this festival, must be over 21 to enter the tent. The $25 package can be purchased at the door or in advance.
Another option is the advance VIP ticket for $50, which includes the festival mug, 20 beer tickets, express entry to the fest all days, bottled water, and VIP beer line access. Whew! Buy your VIP ticket online.