This event is now cancelled due to COVID-19. We are as disappointed as you are. Please join us next year if you are able. We don't feel virtual events capture the same experience so we won't be doing any of those.
Will I have to pay for beers inside the festival?
We encourage you to drink responsibly and know your limits. Admission includes unlimited 2 oz. samples.
Are minors allowed into the beer festival?
No. This is a 21 and over event.
What are the future dates of this event?
February 20, 2021 - February 26, 2022. Always the weekend after President's Day.
What are the times?
Saturday 1-5pm or 12-5pm if you purchased early admission. Friday is 5-9pm.
What about parking my bike?
There are plenty of spots to park your bike but please bring a lock and chain. Due to fluctuating weather reports there will be no bike valet.
Where can I find the free shuttle schedule?
The free shuttle schedule will be posted on the Facebook event page or just click on "Buy Tickets!" above.
Will this event sell out?
The Saturday event has sold out for the last several years, sometimes Friday sells out as well. If you want to go - buy early. Or save a few bucks and go Friday. Or if you love beer like we do - go both days.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale each year on Memorial Day. This elimates the possibility of buying the wrong ticket to the Memorial Day Beer Festival, which is also held at the Madonna Inn property.
Will there be wine available?
Non beer beverages and ciders may be available but typically there is no wine at this event.
Will there be tickets at the door if it says "sold out"?
Is there any other way to get tickets?
There are basically four ways to get tickets; buy online, buy at Boo Boo's, get a hotel package through www. sanluisobispovacations.com, or win from one of the radio stations listed on the Sponsors page.
Are pets allowed?
For the safety of your pet please leave him at home.
What is Pouring For Good?
More info available at www.pouringforgood.org
Are credit cards accepted?
You may buy your tickets in advance with a credit card. It will be cash only at the door if tickets are still available.
Will there be food available?
Food samples are included with admission. That's probably all you need.
How do I become a vendor?
Space at this event is extremely limited. If you are a brewery you may request an application at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a designated driver ticket?
Your admission price also includes entertainment and food. Space inside the venue is limited as well, so designated drivers are welcome but must purchase the same ticket.