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Vermont Brewers Festival 2023

Jul 10, 2023 09:24AM ● By Janani Varatharajan
The Vermont Brewers Festival will be coming back to Burlington for our 30th year with an abundance of quality beer makers and vendors based in the Green Mountain State. This year, there will be three tasting sessions spread out over two separate days from breweries that put Vermont on the craft map, to a new generation of taprooms, there will be something for every beer enthusiast at this year’s festival!

Friday, July 21
5:30pm – 9:30pm 
Saturday, July 22
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, July 22
5:30pm – 9:30pm

Three Sessions. We will have three sessions this year. One on Friday evening, and two on Saturday.

Smaller Sessions. We will have fewer tickets available for each session. Waterfront Park is a huge space, we want people to spread out and enjoy all this beautiful space.

Our Brewers. Having our brewers attend one to three tasting sessions rather than spending the entire weekend on the waterfront for four sessions will help ease the stress of running business and being at our event. Many brewers are still very much understaffed. We don’t want to overwork our brewers — instead we want to show them how much we appreciate them!

Out of State/Country Brewers. We will have 10 out-of-state/country brewers joining us for this year’s festival.  

Beer Tasting Bracelet and Choose Your Pour SizeEach attendee will receive bracelets with 15 pull tabs on them to use for drink tickets.  You may choose your sample size. You receive 15 beer samples with admission. 1 sample/pull tab = 3 oz; 2 samples/pull tab  = 6oz;  3 samples/pull tab = 9oz. Beers over 8% ABV require additional pull tabs.  You may purchase 5 extra beer tickets at the VBA tent. Designated Drivers cannot receive any alcoholic drink tastings.

Fermentation Tent. In the past, we have had an educational experience tent with chocolate, cheese, and beer pairings.  This year, we will have a fermentation tent with samples of locally fermented goods (and beer!) and panel discussions.  Tickets for this experience will be sold on-site and will be $15.  These tickets include 5 additional drink tickets.


Tickets are non-refundable and no exchanges. Rain or Shine.  This is a 21+ event. Anyone under 21, even Designated Drivers, are prohibited. Dogs are not allowed unless they are registered service animals. Tickets are non-transferable. ID required for ticket purchaser. IDs required to enter event.

Limit one tasting session per day for each ticket holder. You may not purchase tickets to consecutive sessions, but you may purchase up to four tickets to sessions held on separate days.

Tickets for Friday or Saturday sessions are $60 in advance, $65 at the door.

Designated driver tickets will be available at the door for $20 + $2 City of Burlington impact fee.

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