Okay beer nerds. Time to mark your calendars. The Philly Craft Beer Festival is coming back again to the Navy Yard on Saturday, March 4. Tickets are on sale right now, and the organizers are guessing its going to sell out. Why? Because it sells out every year. So if you’re interested in hanging out with several hundred of your closest friends, drinking beer under the tents at the Navy Yard, it’s time to act.
First things first: tickets are on sale right now for both the VIP and General Admission sessions. VIP gets you in an hour early, allows you to talk to the brewers away from the hoi polloi, AND allows you to drink some of the specials beers that they’ll be pouring just during this first hour. Those tickets will run you $75, get you in the door at noon (they start pouring at 12:30), and basically allow you to run around like crazy, drinking as much as you can hold, before the masses descend. GA tickets allow you in at 1:30, but will also only run you $46 and STILL give you until 5pm to drink, hang out and drink some more.
There’ll be 75 breweries in attendance this year–both local and national craft brewers, all of them bringing along their best stuff. The ticket price includes a souvenir tasting cup and the ability to taste any of the 200-plus beers onsite. Those VIP tickets? They give you the chance to taste some additional “rare and highly desirable beers” that won’t be available to anyone else.
Curious? They’ll be pouring Hop JuJu, Wee Heavy Champ, New Belgium Flowering Citrus, Maple Blend from Downeast Cider and Russian Imperial Stout.
In order to soak up some of that beer, there will also be several food trucks at the festival. Tot Cart, Cow and the Curd, Hai Street, Oink & Moo BBQ and others will be on hand, offering those foods that everyone needs to have while drinking: tater tots, barbecue, fried cheese curds and sushi.
The full list of breweries and beers is available here. And if you’re looking for tickets, you can get them at the link below.