The Festival 2016: Louisville Edition
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UPDATE (10:40PM Friday 10/28): The Shelton Brothers Festival is SOLD OUT. No tickets will be sold at the door. See you in 2018!!!
Get your derby hats and mint juleps ready, because this year's Shelton Brothers Festival will take place in Louisville, Kentucky!
Click here for a full list of participating breweries!
What: The Festival 2016, presented by Shelton Brothers
When: October 28 and 29, 2016
Session 1: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Session 2: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 3: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Early-bird tickets: $55 per session, $150 all-weekend. We have a limited number of tickets available at this special price -- when they're gone, they're gone. SOLD OUT!
Regular tickets: $65 per session, $175 all-weekend. Tickets are subject to availability.
VIP All-Weekend tickets: $200. These tickets are very limited. They include admission to all three sessions, as well as early entry to the Friday session (4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.). This means you can access the most sought-after booths with no lines (and some of the brewers will be pouring special VIP session-only beers in that hour). You'll also have access to a private bottle share at Copper & Kings at 3 p.m. SOLD OUT!
PLEASE NOTE: You must be at least 21 years old (with valid ID) to enter The Festival. All ticket sales are final, so no refunds. This is an outdoor venue, and the "no refunds" policy applies rain or shine.
About The Festival:
Some of the world’s greatest and smallest artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers will join us to meet festival attendees and share their stories and knowledge. You’d have to spend months and countless dollars for a chance to meet this many world-class brewers. We’ve saved you the trouble and the expense — they’ll all be on hand personally to talk about their work and to pour for you. And many will be creating special brews specifically for the event — you won’t be able to find them anywhere else!
Admission to the festival gets you our special-edition sample glass, plus the opportunity to meet more than 80 of the best beer, cider, and mead makers in the world. The cost of admission also goes to covering the costs of the festival, including bringing these incredible brewers in from all over the world.
Every producer listed will be on hand to talk about their creations. Never before have this many small-batch artisans been gathered together in one room — well, maybe at last year's festival.
About Shelton Brothers:
The world's best beers ... imported by hand. There’s no miracle to importing good beer – just hard work and a lot of travel. We generally seek out unmanipulated beer, looking primarily to small breweries with craftsmen taking seriously their passion for natural, traditionally made beverage.
Shelton Brothers is the only beer importer with these specific criteria for hand-selecting what we offer to our customers. We’ve turned down offers from large European breweries, and we’ll do it again. We’re only interested in bringing you the very best.