DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, 1-5PM
LOCATION: MAD RIVER GLEN, FAYSTON, VT Google Map Here
TICKETS: $50 beer tasting, $5 visitor (gate only) Details here.
SHUTTLES: FREE from Waterbury & Waitsfield – RSVP required
BREWERS: We have beer & non-beer! Full list here.
MUSIC: Lowell Thompson || Ragged Company
Quick FAQs: Yes. You can bring well-behaved leashed dogs, lawn chairs, water bottles, pretzel necklaces and festive attire. No. You cannot bring outside alcohol, drones, firearms or bad vibes. Bags will be subject to search upon arrival. Always make good choices! Contact us if you have more questions.
COVID POLICY: We are going for it this year! We have no official requirements beyond common sense and common decency. Practice social distancing if you can and be respectful of your fellow sippers. We will have masks and hand sanitizer for anyone who’d like some. But we are not requiring vaccine cards or negative tests. Extra beer karma if you take a PCR test before and after you attend.
COLD BEER SPONSOR: HUNGER MOUNTAIN COOP
SHUTTLE SPONSOR: MEHURON’S SUPERMARKET
HOPPY SPONOR: JAMIESON INSURANCE
HOME SWEET HOME: MAD RIVER GLEN
OUR PARTNER IN PRESERVATION: STARK MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
OUR FRIENDS: FANCY PLANTS || BALANCED LIFE CHIROPRACTIC
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!
Most people who think they went to the first year don’t realize that they were in fact at our second SIP; 2008 was a very small affair! But even if 2009 wasn’t our first year, it was the year that we took off. And we haven’t looked back since.
We lost SIP 2020 to COVID, so 2022 will mark the 14th 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?