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!
2020 will mark the 13th 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.
It’s amazing to look back and think how far we’ve come over the 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?
The big news for 2020 is that due to construction planned for the base area of Mad River Glen, we are relocating to the fields behind Kenyon’s Variety in Waitsfield. We expect this to be a one-year thing. All the details for 2020 will be announced in the spring so stay tuned. We don’t expect to change much w/ our temporary venue but please take our survey – we’d love your feedback on some ideas. As always, we simply hope to make SIPtemberfest better than ever! Be sure to sign up for our Fresh SIPs (top right hand side of the Contact page,) so you can get all our updates emailed directly to you. You can also find us on Facebook & Instagram.
Thanks again for your support of all things craft beer – CHEERS!