The Festival 2018: Denver Edition

Fri. Oct 19, 2018 - Sat. Oct 20, 2018
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UPDATE: Online ticket sales have closed. GA and DD tickets are still on sale at the door. Cash or Credit. GA is $75/ticket, DD $10. Session is 10/20 3pm-7pm


What: The Festival 2018, presented by Shelton Brothers


Where: Denver Rock Drill in Denver, CO


When: October 19-20, 2018


View the list of attending breweries here. We'll continue to add more breweries to the list!


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IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICE: The intersection at 39th Ave and Franklin St is closed for construction. So all cars should come down 39th Ave westbound from Williams St. If you're walking or driving to the Festival please View Map: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-department-of-public-works/projects/current/39th-avenue-greenway.html


Ticket Options:


Regular tickets: $75 (plus fee) for either Friday or Saturday GA. Tickets are subject to availability.


VIP Friday (Friday VIP + Friday GA) $135 (plus fee). These tickets are very limited. In addition to admission to Friday General Admission, this VIP pass allows you to enter the Friday VIP session TWO HOURS early (3 p.m.) and visit your favorite breweries without lines. There will also be some special VIP session-only beers poured in this time frame. SOLD OUT


Friday VIP: Friday, October 19, 3-5 p.m.
Friday GA: Friday, October 19, 5-9 p.m.


VIP Saturday (Saturday VIP + Saturday GA) $135 (plus fee). In addition to admission to Saturday General Admission, this VIP pass allows you to enter the Saturday VIP session TWO HOURS early (1 p.m.) and visit your favorite breweries without lines. There will also be some special VIP session-only beers poured in this time frame. SOLD OUT


Saturday VIP: Saturday, October 20, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday GA: Saturday, October 20, 3-7 p.m.


Early-Bird tickets: $65 (plus fee) for either Friday or Saturday GA. We have a limited number of tickets available at this special price -- when they're gone, they're gone. SOLD OUT


*Please note: There are no all-weekend passes available this year —only single-day GA (General Admission) tickets for Friday or Saturday. In order to attend both days, you must buy one GA (General Admission) ticket for each day.**


You must be at least 21 years old (with valid ID) to enter The Festival. All ticket sales are final, so no refunds. 


About The Festival:


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 the best beer and cider 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.


Most of the producers 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.


The list of participating breweries is pending, but keep checking back. You can expect the very best local, domestic, and international producers. Here's what we poured last year.


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.


We are proud to be partnering with Rhizome Productions for the 3rd year in producing The Festival



Rhizome Productions is an event production company, based in Nashville, Tennessee. We conceive and produce craft beer, spirits & food events with a focus on education and passion for community.


Leveraging our ties to the culinary, brewing, and hospitality industries, we create events that bring aficionados closer to the masters of their craft. We operate 12-15 events per year in cities across the Southeast, including Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, New Orleans, Charleston, and beyond. All Rhizome events are mutually beneficial, and since 2011 we have raised over a half a million dollars for local charities.

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Denver Rock Drill 1717 E 39th Avenue
Denver, CO 80205
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