EVENT BASICS || PARTNERS & SPONSORS || ABOUT US
DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023, 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! Details here.
FOOD: We will have at least two food options, TBA
MUSIC: Lowell Thompson || Ragged Company
ALL ARE WELCOME: Yes. You are welcome. SIPtemerfest welcomes people of all sizes, sexes, ages, colors, cultures, beliefs and abilities. And well-behaved, leashed dogs. Basically if you are well-behaved, you are welcome here! If you think we can do more to be welcoming, please let us know.
YOU CAN BRING: lawn chairs, water bottles, pretzel necklaces and festive attire, especially your favorite SIP Ts from years past! 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.
Interested in sponsoring the 2023 SIPtemberfest? Contact us today!
COLD BEER SPONSOR: HUNGER MOUNTAIN COOP
SHUTTLE SPONSOR: MEHURON’S SUPERMARKET
HOPPY SPONOR: JAMIESON INSURANCE
SALUD SPONSORS: CRAFT BEER CELLAR || GRUNBERG HAUS
OUR MUSCLES: SPERRY TENTS || CHOCOLATE THUNDER
HOME SWEET HOME: MAD RIVER GLEN
OUR N0N-PROFIT PARTNER: FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS
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 2023 will mark the 15th 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?