Tic, Toc Tickets!

In just a couple more days Team SIP will post up on the porch at Mad River Glen to sell a limited number of SIP tickets in person. And then by this time next week, SIP tickets will be available online. It’s the most wonderful time of year!

Here’s how it all works. Come up to MRG on Thursday, June 16 and get your SIP tickets in person for $48 each, cash or Venmo preferred. We will be there selling up to 200 tickets from 4:30pm-6:30pm, or until we sell out, whichever comes first. You can buy up to 10 tickets. PRO TIP: Make an evening out of it! Get a dank burger and local beer at the Stark’s Pub while you’re there! The food is delish and the venue is awesome!

If you prefer to get them online or can’t join us on Thursday online ticket sales start at 8am on Monday, June 20th. Click here to get to our online ticket portal. Online tickets are $50 each and you can only get up to six tickets/purchase.

We’ve had a lot of questions about what our “COVID Policy” will be this year. Right now, there’s a good chance we will require a vaccine card &/or a negative test to enter but we don’t really know yet. It’s too soon to say. Regardless of what our Policy will be we will confirm details at minimum 30 days before the event – by August 17, so everyone will have plenty of time to plan accordingly. NOTE: We are not issuing refunds to non-compliant ticket holders.

In other news: can we talk about how cool this artwork is from EHFreshie?!! We can’t decide which should be our poster so we’re enlisting your help! Which do you like the best? Email us or comment on our social media posts with your choice!

2022 & You!

We’re not huge fans of Mondays so we figure a little SIP News is a nice way to start off the week!

If you haven’t heard already, SIPtemberfest will be Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Mad River Glen, from 1-5pm. And like last year we will do online & in person ticket sales.

Ticket Sales will open with our Pop Up Sale, Thursday, June 16 at 4:30pm on the deck at Mad River Glen. Online tickets will start Monday, June 20 at 8am. And between those times we will have a collaborative promotion with Stark Mountain Foundation, but the plans for that are still being ironed out so stay tuned.

  • Pop Up Sale Tickets Thursday, June 16 4:30-6pm $48 each, limited to 150 tickets. We will hold court on the deck of Mad River Glen and their world famous Stark’s Pub will be open! So make a fun evening of it and get a beer and dinner after you get your tickets!
  • Online Tickets Monday June 20, 8am – $50 each (You can thank that lovable Supply Chain for the price increase. Did you know there is a glassware shortage? Well there is and it’s bonkers. We have a plan and we’ll tell you more about that later, but it means that we have no choice but to nudge the price up this year. Thanks for understanding.) We will post a link closer to the sales date.

In other SIP News: We have about a dozen brewers already confirmed so take a gander. And be sure to check back as we have plenty more to announce.

We’ve also confirmed our Featured Artist for 2022: EH Freshie! Her work is so magical we cannot wait to see what she comes up with!

We are definitely going to need some cool volunteers again so if this is your jam, we would be stoked to have you on our team! We will open volunteer sign up around the same time as ticket sales in June – stay tuned!

Finally, yes, we ‘did something’ to the webpage! Obviously we’re not golfers, so converting our old page to this one has required a lot of inspiration – shout out to you, Lost Nation Mosaic. But hopefully the effort will make it easier for us and you to use so we can all spend less time on our devices and more time enjoying good beer with our friends. Yay for technology!

That’s all for now, team! Don’t forget to follow us on FB & insta and to sign up for Fresh Sips and get these posts emailed right to you (scroll to the bottom.)



Hey team!

We are getting really excited for this weekend! The tents are up, the beer orders are coming in, our t-shirts are looking sharp and the forecast is calling for some epic beer-drinking weather!

Here’s a few notes and reminders for you before your set out for the weekend:

  • COVID Vaccine Cards Upon check in, you must present your ID and Covid Vaccine Card with your ticket to enter. A partial vaccine card is valid with a negative Covid test from with 48 hours of arrival at SIP. A negative test on its own is not valid for entry. More info here. Ideally we’d like the actual card in hand. Thanks.
  • Kids not age-eligible for the vaccine are welcome to attend with a Visitor Ticket (see below) But please remember kids who can run around on their own must have their masks on at all times.
  • Visitor Tickets Due to new state laws Kids & Designated Drivers need to purchase Visitor Tickets for $5 or more and can no longer attend for free. This isn’t some attempt on our part to make more money – we don’t want to charge you! So instead, we are giving these tickets sales to the Stark Mountain Foundation. Upon check-in ask about Visitor Tickets and our crew will take care of you. The same COVID vaccine requirements apply to visitor tickets. More info here.
  • Bring cash for food and merchandise! There is NO ATM onsite and wifi is usually good, but it can be spotty.
  • Bring sunglasses and sturdy footwear! It will be a lovely day, but it’s a ski area so there are “snow snakes” everywhere, just waiting to trip you up! 😉
  • Reminder: the MRG Base Lodge will be closed to the public. We have extra portolets, and they are the nicer flushing units! But yes, the Stark’s Pub, inside bathrooms and the whole building will be closed.


  • 12:30pm Ticket check in will start (if not earlier)
  • 1pm Gates open! Lowell Thompson plays, Food from Micheal’s Good to Go & the MRG Snack Shack, HopShop Retail booth opens, Raffle tickets available from Stark Mountain Foundation
  • 3pm Ragged Company plays
  • 4pm Raffle drawing, Team Photo
  • 4:45pm Last Call – keep an eye on the time because we don’t announce this!
  • 5pm – Event Over

Other things to do in the area over the weekend:

  • Waterbury Arts Fest – This is a super fun event that usually takes place in July, but not this year! Check out their block party with live music, a beer tent and food trucks on Friday night. And Saturday before you head to SIP, swing by their Arts Market with almost 100 area artists selling really cool gifts of all kinds! While you’re in the ‘hood, stop at our sponsor Craft Beer Cellar for the best selection of craft beer in the area!
  • Eat & Drink – there are some really great places in the valley to check out while you’re here! You can stop at our Sponsor Mehuron’s Supermarket and check out the offerings in their badass deli and stock your beer fridge while you’re there. Or grab some food from the Mad Taco, Stoke Ramen, Pizza Soul or Canteen Creemee Co. You can go across the way to Worthy Burger Too and Collaborative Brewing before or after you catch the shuttle to SIP! Or you can walk down the road to Lawson’s Finest, The Big Picture and Eggs & Toast. So much to eat & drink… so little time. Click here for more info.

Buying/Selling SIP Tickets We are now sold out and are no longer issuing refunds. For anyone trying to sell tickets, post to our Facebook invite or to other forums. Please exercise patience if you haven’t sold them yet – we know people are looking for tickets. https://www.facebook.com/events/212444780822767/

Thanks everyone for your continued support over the years, and your patience and understanding this year! It has been a tough 18 months to be in the events industry, but we are glad to be back at it. We hope our COVID protocols help you all feel safe while drinking a bunch of great beer on a beautiful afternoon at SIPtemberfest, this Saturday!!!

See you soon!

Team SIP