General admission (1 to 6 p.m.) fees include sampling from more than 150 craft beer offerings, access to the home brewers pavilion, sampling cup and a program guide. Guests will get 25 tickets for two-ounce samples from commercial breweries, plus three homebrew sampling tickets. Additional sampling tickets are available for purchase on site.
VIPs get an additional hour at the fest (noon to 6 p.m.), plus access to the Brewers Lounge (complete with a pig roast), preferred parking and a commemorative glass and merchandise voucher. VIP guests will also enjoy a beer and cheese pairing, courtesy of Wine & Cheese by TCC, and guacamole from Peter Rubi, plus private air-conditioned bathrooms. VIPs are also invited to enjoy the Comedy Shrine's improv show at 2 and 3 p.m., along with chances to win prizes.
After getting off to a rocky start in its first year, the six-hour event raised more than $41,000 in 2012, with $25,000 going to the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation's efforts to revitalize the downtown riverfront.