Wanna know when SIP tickets go on sale??

Woo_hoo!_posterMondays. Generally speaking, they are the suckiest day of the week. But once a year, a certain Monday comes along and we suddenly channel our inner Homer Simpson and get all “Woo Hoo!! It’s Monday!”


Because SIPtemberfest tickets go on sale, of course!

Mark your calendars, preset your coffee makers and make sure your smartphones wake you up on Monday, August 4 at 7:35am (we’re letting you sleep in a little this year!) Tickets sold out extremely fast last year and we don’t expect that to change this year. Yes, there will be some retail tickets available – outlets to be announced in a few weeks – but the bulk of our tickets will be sold online. If you want to be sure to score entry to Vermont’s Best Little Beer Fest, they you best not be caught on the ‘D’oh!’ end of ticket sales! Once tickets are gone, they’re gone!

PS: Wanna Volunteer?? Meg’s Events is looking for volunteers for SIPtemberfest and other killer beer-type-fests in the works. Contact us today!


2014 Dates!

WOOT!!! We are SO excited to announce the dates for the 2014 SIPtemberfest!

Mad River Glen Siptemberfest - September 28, 2013

Our Brewers Dinner will be held at Mad River Glen’s Starks Pub on Friday, September 26.

Vermont Beer Tasting will be held in MRG’s base area on Saturday, September 27.

We will announce all sorts of delicious information soon, (like who will be pouring and when tickets go on sale,) so be sure to stay in the loop! (Reminder – both events sold out quickly last year!) How does one stay in the loop, you ask? Here are the best ways:

  • Sign up to get FreshSIPs and all our updates will get emailed directly to you! (Look over there on the right.)
  • Follow SIPtemberfest on Twitter
  • RSVP to our Facebook Invite
  • Follow Meg’s Events on Facebook & Instagram to find out about this and many other cool events you didn’t know you wanted to know about.

Want to get involved? Contact us today about Volunteer, Sponsorship and other opportunities:


After the best night of sleep ever for the #insomniacs at SIPtemberfest HQ, we’re on coffee  #3, looking at all the awesome #siptemberfest photos on Instagram. We like them so much that we’ve decided to give away a pair of tickets to the 2014 SIPtemberfest to one luck instagrammer (#isthataword?) So keep sharing your photos from the fest or of your SIP swag in post-event action. We will announce the winner, well, sooner or later! But for now, #siptemberfest! #hashtag!

Team Photo!

Big, big thanks to our stellar line up of brewers and distillers! We’re pretty confident this was the tightest beer list we’ve ever had – thanks so much for bringing the goods!

Humongous thanks to all our generous sponsors including Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Prohibition Pig, Mehuron’s Supermarket, Mad River Distillers, Positive Pie, Mad River Glen, Sperry Tents, Otter Creek Brewing, Long Trail Brewing, The Blue Stone, Hunger Mountain Coop, Hostel Tevere, Three Penny Taproom, The Mad Taco and more. Please check out our entire sponsor list here and be sure to thank these fine businesses for helping SIPtemberfest be such a success!

Special thanks also to the Meg’s Events staff and the incredible volunteers who schlepped tables and tents and astroturf, and stuffed glasses and folded menus and checked tickets and ran the retail hopShop and, and, and…! You guys were tireless and amazing and have each earned at least a keg’s worth of good beer karma! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

And last but by no means least – thanks to YOU ALL! SIPtemberfest would be nothing without all the great people who attend each year. Thanks for supporting craft beer and coming out to SIP with us! We can’t wait to see you all next year!

SIPtemberfest 2014 dates will be announced in the future. Sign up to get Fresh SIPs emailed directly to you so you don’t miss a single update. Thanks and cheers!


Finally! The day we’ve been waiting for has arrived and it promises to be a good one!

The forecast is calling for Sunny and 60s, the beer line up in the walk-in at Mad River Glen is nuts, and you look fantastic – did you do something with your hair!?

By now you should all know that gates open at 1pm and you must bring your ID! If you have further questions, we’ve probably answered them here so sift through the posts and the tabs because we will not be answering the phone, checking emails or webpage comments today.

If you missed last night’s Meet the Brewers Dinner, we would highly suggest you consider going next year because it was frickin’ awesome! If you were dining with Sean & Mike last night, let us know what you thought! Either way, check out some of the photos by Spencer Leonard Photography (he will also be on site today so be sure to smile for the camera!)

So that’s it – we’re turning off the computer and heading to the mountain to set up for the party! See you soon!

Thanks and cheers,

-Team SIPtemberfest

ps – Don’t forget to #SIPtemberfest!

just some of what will be on tap today

Killer Raffle Score – Autographed Double Dose Tap Handle, aka the Last Unicorn