Burly Beer Fest

BURLY BEER FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tickets on sale 2/14/17

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG) has partnered with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to invite more than 50 breweries to join us at Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, NC, for the 2nd Burly Beer Festival.  All participating breweries will bring their heartiest brews for you to enjoy.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCCBG, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the interests of craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

Come raise your goblet to pay homage to the end of winter and warm your soul with the best burly ales.  We’re toasting the spiced and the barrel aged, the stouts and the barleywines, and the big-hearted men and women who love them. Cheers!

  • WHEN: April 1, 2017, 1:00- 5:00 pm
  • WHAT: Rare beer, interactive exhibits, live music, food trucks, good cause, great times for all
  • WHERE: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. at 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732
    • This event is outside, so be sure to check the weather and dress accordingly!
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 14, 2017, AT 10:00 AM EST
  • TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL SELL OUT – PLAN AHEAD AND PURCHASE EARLY!
 

Ticket Options and Pricing:

  • $55.00 General Admission Ticket (1pm) – Includes admission, a commemorative tasting glass, live musical entertainment, shuttle from Asheville or Hendersonville, and tasting pours from more than 50 breweries.
  • $70.00 Early Access Ticket (12pm) – Includes admission 1 hour early, exclusive access to the expert brewers discussion panel, a commemorative tasting glass, live musical entertainment, shuttle from Asheville or Hendersonville, and tasting pours from more than 50 breweries.
  • $30.00 Designated Driver Ticket (1pm) – Includes admission, a commemorative tasting glass, shuttle from Asheville or Hendersonville, and live musical entertainment.  Your wristband will indicate that no beer is to be served to you.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10am EST. Purchase your tickets here!

 

What is there to do?

Beer from around the country! This is a beer festival after all. More than 50 breweries from around the country will feature their burliest, biggest, and rarest offerings for you to sample in your commemorative tasting glass. We’re thrilled to host a bunch of our local brewery friends as well. 

● 2SP Brewing Co.- PA ● 4 Hands Brewing Co.- MO ● 21st Amendment- CA ● Adroit Theory Brewing Co.- VA ● AleSmith Brewing Co.- CA ● Allagash Brewing Co.- ME ● Asheville Brewing Co.- NC ● Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits- CA ● Bell’s Brewery- MI ● Bhramari Brewing Co.- NC ● Birdsong Brewing Co.- NC ● Boulevard Brewing Co.- MO ● Brewery Ommegang- NY ● Coppertail Brewing Co.- FL ● Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.- VA ● The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery- NC ● Finback Brewing Co.- NY ● Foothills Brewing Co.- NC ● Founders Brewing Co.- MI ● Fortnight Brewing Co.- NC ● Free Will Brewing Co.- PA ● Fullsteam Brewery- NC ● Half Acre Beer Co.- IL ● Haw River Farmhouse Ales- NC ● Hi-Wire Brewing Co.- NC ● Highland Brewing Co.- NC ● Hoppin Frog Brewery- OH ● Lakefront Brewery- WI ● The Lost Abbey- CA ● Lost Province Brewing Co.- NC ● Mikkeller- DK ● Mother Earth Brew Co.- NC ● Mystery Brewing Co.- NC ● Nantahala Brewing Co.- NC ● Newgrass Brewing Co.- NC ● NoDa Brewing Co.- NC ● Ponysaurus Brewing- NC ● Port City Brewing Co.- VA ● Quest Brewing Co.- SC ● River Rat Brewery- SC ● Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.- CA/NC ● Stone Brewing Co.- CA ● Terrapin Beer Co.- GA ● Uberbrew- MT ● The Unknown Brewing Co.- NC ● Upland Brewing Co.- IN ● Weyerbacher Brewing- PA ● Wild Heaven Beers- GA ●

**Please look back for new breweries every week.**

Music: Band announcement coming soon!

Food Trucks & Sierra Nevada Taproom: We’re bringing in some of our favorite local food trucks and the talented professionals from the Sierra Nevada Taproom are bringing their best burly beer-inspired dishes! Festivalgoers can purchase fare from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Please bring a reusable bottle or canteen for water and other non-alcoholic beverages.

Interactive Exhibits: Play with and learn about malt with Riverbend Malt, and hear about the joys of barrel-aging, and creating the burliest beers around from some of the best in the industry!

Free Rides: Please fest responsibly!  We’re providing free shuttles from West Asheville Carrier Park and downtown Hendersonville Court House Annex Lot looping continually from 11am to 5:30pm.

North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild: Proceeds support a wonderful cause - BEER! The NCCBG’s mission is to advance the interests of craft breweries of North Carolina and to promote North Carolina craft beer.

Burly Beer Festival tickets will only be available online starting February 14, 2017, at 10:00 am EST. What better way to say, “I love you,” than with the gift of beer?!

Remember, you must be 21 or older to attend!

 

How do I get to the Burly Beer Festival?

PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – Really, we can’t stress this enough… if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle to Asheville or Hendersonville; you’ll make some new friends while keeping yourself and everyone else safe.

**THERE IS NO FESTIVAL PARKING AT SIERRA NEVADA**

COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLES

FROM ASHEVILLE - Carrier Park in West Asheville - Leave your car in Asheville and let us shuttle you to the event. Seriously, do it! The shuttles to the festival will run continually beginning at 11am until 5:30pm.  Shuttle pick-up and drop-off will be at Carrier Park in West Asheville near the old race track. If you feel like riding your bike in early April, we encourage you to do so! Carrier Park has bike racks available for you to lock your bike to. If you choose to ride your bike, please do so responsibly!

FROM HENDERSONVILLE – Court House Annex Lot - We’ll have shuttles continually running from Hendersonville during the festival, beginning at 11:00am until 5:15pm. The shuttle stop will be in the Court House Annex Lot adjacent to Fourth Ave and Grove Street in downtown Hendersonville.

PARKING - Ag Center Gate 7 - Complimentary parking available at the WNC Agricultural Center (Gate 7) located two miles from the brewery. Shuttles will be on hand to take you to the festival entrance starting at 11am and will run continually until after the festival finishes. If you need to, please leave your car overnight in the parking lot and pick it up the next day.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE WNC AG CENTER

  • To the WNC Ag Center from the North: Take I-26 East to exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport. Exit right onto Airport Rd and continue for 1 mile. The WNC Ag Center will be on your left, just past the airport.
  • To the WNC Ag Center from the South: Take I-26 West to exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport. Exit left onto Airport Rd and continue for 1 mile. The WNC Ag Center will be on your left, just past the airport.

**THERE IS NO FESTIVAL PARKING AT SIERRA NEVADA** PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY**

 

Frequently Asked Questions

FROM ASHEVILLE - Carrier Park in West Asheville - Leave your car in Asheville and let us shuttle you to the event. Seriously, do it! The shuttles to the festival will run continually beginning at 11am until 5:30pm.  Shuttle pick-up and drop-off will be at Carrier Park in West Asheville near the old race track. If you feel like riding your bike in early April, we encourage you to do so! Carrier Park has bike racks available for you to lock your bike to. If you choose to ride your bike, please do so responsibly!

FROM HENDERSONVILLE – Court House Annex Lot - We’ll have shuttles continually running from Hendersonville during the festival, beginning at 11:00am until 5:15pm. The shuttle stop will be in the Court House Annex Lot adjacent to Fourth Ave and Grove Street in downtown Hendersonville.

PARKING - Ag Center Gate 7 - Complimentary parking available at the WNC Agricultural Center (Gate 7) located two miles from the brewery. Shuttles will be on hand to take you to the festival entrance starting at 11am and will run continually until after the festival finishes. If you need to, please leave your car overnight in the parking lot and pick it up the next day.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO THE WNC AG CENTER

  • To the WNC Ag Center from the North: Take I-26 East to exit 40 for Asheville Regional Airport. Exit right onto Airport Rd and continue for 1 mile. The WNC Ag Center will be on your left, just past the airport.

 

**THERE IS NO FESTIVAL PARKING AT SIERRA NEVADA** PLEASE FEST RESPONSIBLY**