BIG SIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

Team SIPtemberfest aims each year to fine tune our beloved little beer fest and to make it “the same, but better” as we age. We’ve come from a mellow little porch party to a well organized, online-ticket-selling festival with a streamlined brewer layout that even includes distillers! All of these changes to date have had a significant impact on the fun-having meter without harshing your mellow because they have been relatively small and subtle changes. And that’s the point!

These coasters will be at your local watering holes soon! Starting August 6, you’ll be able to get a beer, scan the handy-dandy qr code with your smartypants phone and get tickets to SIPtemberfest before you need another round! Cheers!

But now, at the ripe old age of 5, we’ve decided it is time to take make a far more noticeable change and we are very excited to announce it: SIPtemberfest 2012 is adding another day!

Yup. It’s true. This year we will be adding an exclusive evening of dining and drinking with the brewers from Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Otter Creek Brewing Company on Friday September 28, preceding SIPtemberfest. Taking place in General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen, guests will be treated to hand-picked pairings from both brewers over four courses, (specific menu and pairings will be announced soon.) Guests will also be invited to take part in a question and answer session and the chance to pick up some nuggets of wisdom from two of the state’s top brewers.

Tickets for this must-attend session are $60 each and include four courses, each paired with 2 beers and a souvenir glass. (They do not include entry to Saturday!) Tickets are ONLY available ONLINE and are very limited so don’t hesitate – get yours as soon as you can! All ticket sales open at 6am on August 6, 2012.

Saturday, September 29 from 1pm -5pm, the base area of MRG will again be the home to a smattering of brewers and distillers, each pouring their unique and delicious brews under the sun and foliage for SIPtemberfest. There will be great local food and music and MRG will be offering foliage rides on their historic single chair. Saturday tickets are $25 each and include 10 tastings and a souvenir glass. These tickets also go on sale at 6am on August 6, 2012, and while we have a lot more of these, we have sold out the last three years in a row, so get your tickets before I say “I told you so.”

For more details, see our 411 page or contact us at siptemberfest@gmavt.net. Don’t forget – you can sign up for Fresh SIPs to get these updates emailed directly to you! (See the top right hand side of the page.)

Cheers!

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