Back in 2008, three folks who really like beer, really like festivals and really like the Mad River Valley, decided we wanted to bring the fun of a beer fest back to the Valley and that the only way it was going to happen was if we pulled up our bootstraps and did it ourselves!
2018 marks the 11th anniversary of SIPtemberfest, and though we’ve outgrown the deck, we still only have around 24 brewers and only about 800 tickets, making it the Best Little Beer Fest in Vermont. We’ve always offered people an unparalleled craft beer experience in the unique setting and familiar and cozy vibe of Mad River Glen. And with limited tickets, lines are never too long so you can meet and talk to the actual brewers. The beers are amazing, the people are cool, the food and the music are local and awesome, and -rain or shine- it’s always a great time.
Two notes in our 11th Year: 1.) We are keeping SIPCoffee, a coffee tasting modeled after our beer tasting. It was a huge success last year and we are so excited to watch this event evolve – we hope you will join us! 2.) We are no longer doing our SIPDinner, but Mad River Glen will be open doing their famous Fish Fry on Friday and we invite you to check it out!
It’s amazing to look back and think how far we’ve come over 11 years! Your support has helped build us a reputation for being one of the best beer fests around and there are some awesome beer fest in Vermont! Obviously, we couldn’t get here without the continued support of our fans, friends, family and the incredible community that surrounds us. After all, what’s a party if no one comes?
Plans for 2018 are coming together and as always, we hope to make SIPtemberfest better than ever! Be sure to sign up for our Fresh SIPs (top right hand side of the page,) so you can get all our updates emailed directly to you. We will have important announcements soon so don’t get left out!
Thanks again for your support of all things craft beer and coffee – CHEERS!