Confirmed Brewers, Tickets & More!

We have so much to tell you!

First, BREWERS! We are stoked to announce some early confirmations for you! This is by no means the full list – we will announce the full line up at a later date, but as of now our confirmed brewers are: Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Rock Art Brewing, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Collaborative Brewing, Foam Brewers, Alchemist, Prohibition Pig Brewery, Four Quarters Brewing, Citizen Cider, Bissell Brothers, Simple Roots Brewing, Lost Nation Brewing, Green Empire Brewing, Hermit Thrush Brewing, Drop In Brewing & more TBA.

Next, TICKETS! Tickets will be $45 at pop ups and $47 online, just like last year. They will be sold as usual, first at two local pop up sales and then online. Here’s the info:

We are mixing things up a teeny bit with our SHUTTLES this year! We will still have two pick up times for our Waitsfield shuttles near the Worthy Burger Too in the Mad River Green shopping center. But instead of a Warren pick up, we are going to offer one shuttle from the Waterbury Park & Ride. If this shuttle fills up, we will have a waitlist and if enough people sign up for that, we might add a second bus – we will see how it goes. You must sign up for the shuttles when you purchase your tickets online. Feel free to contact us with questions.

Also new this year, Worthy Burger Too will be the host of our POST PARTY! How convenient that our Waitsfield shuttle pick up is right in the Mad River Green?! We will have more details about that soon so stay tuned, but you don’t have to wait to go there! They have an awesome beverage list and their burgers are, of course, totally worthy. Pro Tip #1: If they have a fries special get it. Pro Tip #2: Put an egg on that burger. You’re welcome.

We thrilled to announce that our 2019 RESIDENT ARTIST is Anna Ayres! Anna grew up in these parts! Her artwork puts a playful and vibrant twist on landscapes and nature. She also takes her work beyond the canvas and makes some seriously badass trucker hats! We cannot wait to see what she comes up with for our 2019 SIPtemberfest poster! Check out her work here.

Finally, we would like to shamelessly plug our new event Bear North that will be over at Mt Ellen on Aug 2 & 3. It’s a two day music fest with free camping and tons of great beer! Pink Talking Fish headlines our music with Soule Monde, The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Seth Yacovone Band, Sophistafunk, Lowell Thompson, Sabouyouma, Mad Mountain Scramblers and JUPTR. We will have beer from Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Zero Gravity Craft Brewery, Four Quarters, Boreale and more TBA. Check out the webpage for more info!

That’s all for now team! Don’t forget to follow us on instagram and contact us with any questions.



May Showers!

Greetings Sippers!!

In an effort to not get swamp foot this soggy spring, we have been tucked away in our nice cozy, dry office, glued to our computer, getting all the SIP things organized! We have a lot is still in the works but we do have some cool updates for you so without further ado:

  • OMG we have an instagram account now! There isn’t much on there now but there will be soon so give us a follow!
  • SIP 2019 will take place Saturday, September 21, at Mad River Glen from 1pm-4pm.
  • Ticket sales will start in June. We will do two local pop up sales as usual, (dates & location still TBD,) and then online tickets sales will start on Monday, July 1. More specific details will be available shortly.
  • We are now accepting Volunteer Applications! If you’d like to be a part of one of the coolest event teams around, sign up today!

Also – we are excited to announce that our organizing team has another awesome project in the works: Bear North! It’s a two day festival at Mt Ellen in Fayston, VT on August 2 & 3. Tickets are on sale now – get more details here:

That’s all for now team! Please feel free to let us know if you have questions.


-Team SIP

SIP Poster from the Past

Thirsty Work

Over here at SIP Headquarters we are busy getting all the final things ready for next weekend, not the least of which is the beer menu! But we have lots of things to share with you so crack one open and check out the thirsty work we’ve been doing!

  • If you haven’t secured your tickets yet, we only have about three dozen tickets left! Online sales end on 9/18 and we will NOT have ticket sales at the gate. Click here to get your tickets right now!
  • We are excited to announce that we will have some FREE SAMPLES for you this year! Check out KIS Kombucha, Cold Brewtus and Flourish Farm. Stop by these booths and check out their offerings without the need of a token. These samples are still intended for SIP ticket holders ONLY. But if you are a designated driver and would like to sample these things, you can stop by Will Call and we will hook you up.
  • If you were thinking of stocking up your fridge with some beer or cider, we would recommend going to one of our sponsors: Hunger Mountain Coop, Craft Beer Cellar or Mad River Taste Place! Plus MRTP is raffling off 3 pairs of VIP tickets! Every beer/cider purchase gets entered in their drawing! These VIP tickets include a t-shirt or hat, a meal voucher and more and they are not available for purchase.
  • If you need lodging, we recommend checking out our lodging partners! Click here for more details. Nothing like staying at a really cool venue to make your beer-fest weekend even that much better!
  • Once again our friends over at Hostel Tevere are hosting our Prost Party! So after we shut down the taps, continue the SIP weekend by heading over for a-maz-ing burgers, live music and of course more beer!
  • Yes, it’s sad but true: we’ve cancelled the Sunday portion of our event – SIPCoffee. So if you were thinking of stopping by on Sunday, we’d like to instead recommend trying out some of the area’s breakfast and coffee places like The Sweet Spot, The Big Picture and others. Stay tuned for info about future coffee events by following Meg’s Events on Facebook & Instagram, and please contact us if you have more questions.
  • Finally, we’ve finalized the Beer Menu! Click on the image for a closer look. Don’t forget there will be some free samples in addition to the great beverages! There will also be a Hydration Station with FREE WATER – BYOBottles –  and booths from Mad River Glen, The Stark Mountain Foundation and UVM Business of Craft Beer.