Here’s the all the info you need to know for SIPtemberfest:
—Dates & Times—
Friday, September 22 – SIPtemberfest Meet the Brewers Dinner Doors at 6pm, dinner promptly at 7pm.
Saturday, September 23 – SIPtemberfest Vermont Beer Tasting Gates open 1pm. Last call at 4:50pm.
Sunday, September 24 – SIPtemberfest Coffee Tasting Gates open 11am. Last call at 1:50pm
All events will be at Mad River Glen on Route 17 in Fayston, VT. Click here for directions.
The Meet the Brewers Dinner will take place in the General Stark’s Pub and the Vermont Beer & Coffee Tastings will be spread around the base area.
Tickets will available via local pop up sales and online sales.
Designated drivers and underagers are free on Saturday & Sunday! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome!
—The 2017 Breweries—
- Upper Pass Beer Co.
- Fiddlehead Brewing Company
- Prohibition Pig Brewery
- Good Measure Brewing Co.
- The Alchemist
- Drop In Brewing Company
- Cousins Brewing
- Frost Beer Works
- Hermit Thrush Brewery
- Lawson’s Finest Liquids
- River Roost Brewery
- Smuggler’s Notch Distillery
- Lost Nation Brewing
- Zero Gravity Craft Brewery
- Citizen Cider
- Rock Art Brewery
- Collective Arts Brewing
- Stone Corral
Plus Special Out-of-State Guests:
- Bissell Brothers – Portland, ME
- Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company – Framingham, MA
- and from a whole different time zone: Melvin Brewing – Jackson, WY
We will also host:
- University of Vermont Business of Craft Beer
- and the Vermont Brewers Association
—The 2017 Roasters—
- Abracadabra Coffee Co.
- Awake Coffee
- Brio Coffeeworks
- 802 Coffee
- First Branch Coffee Co.
- Brave Coffee & Tea
- Carrier Coffee Company
Food will be available at SIPtemberfest Saturday & Sunday but it is not included in your ticket! Please bring a little cash or use our on-site ATM! Thanks! There will be a variety of foods to choose from, including vegetarian options.
We love to rock and will have some great locally based tunes playing from the Upper Deck once again this year. More info coming soon.
—The Free Shuttle—
We will have a Free Shuttle SATURDAY ONLY running from Hostel Tevere to MRG and back, before and after SIPtemberfest. But if you want to take advantage of this, you need a reservation and you have to do that when you buy your ticket! More information coming soon.
—PARKING! – VERY IMPORTANT!—
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CARPOOL! MRG has a relatively small parking lot and the State is NO LONGER ALLOWING PARKING ON THE ROAD! This is a really big deal!!! We will offer our free shuttle service again and MRG is working on some incentives for those who fill up their cars with Sippers! Please consider your travel plans for getting to SIPtemberfest when purchasing tickets and try to come with as many people in as few vehicles as possible. Thanks in advance for signing up for the shuttle or packing more than one or two people into your vehicles. Thanks also in advance for being respectful to our parking attendants and shuttle drivers who work hard to help you have fun! We will post more info about this as we have it. Carpoolers get excellent beer karma!
—The Foliage Chair Rides—
From 10am to 2:30 pm Saturday & Sunday, get your very own private viewing of Vermont’s foliage by riding up Mad River Glen’s historic Single Chair. Enjoy the peace and quite as you are slowly ushered to the top of a green and gold Stark Mountian. Make sure to bring your camera and someone to enjoy the view with! Rides $10 for adults, $5 for kids.
— Area Resources —
Looking for a place to stay? Or a place to eat on your way home? The Mad River Valley and surrounding areas have lots of great places for you to check out. The SIP is a great chance to check out our local flavor with first rate Bed & Breakfasts, incredible little restaurants, the best kept secret bars, gorgeous camping and more. Make a weekend out of it!
The Mad River Path Association – with the mission to to build, maintain, support and conserve a system of continuous public pathways from Warren to Moretown to foster a healthy community by connecting the people, schools, businesses and special places of the Mad River Valley.
—Wanna Get Involved?—
Contact us for information about being a volunteer, a sponsor and more! We look forward to hearing from you!