Event Day Details

Waterfront Scenery

Tickets on sale now!

Session 1: July 19, 5:30-9:30⋅Session 2: July 20, 12:00-4:00⋅Session 3: July 20, 5:30-9:30

Location: Waterfront Park⋅Burlington, VT




We will have 36 breweries at each session with 10 out-of-state/country brewers joining us for this year’s festival. Having our brewers attend one to three tasting sessions rather than spending the entire weekend on the waterfront for four sessions will help ease the stress of running business and being at our event. Many brewers are still very much understaffed. We don’t want to overwork our brewers — instead we want to show them how much we appreciate them! Be sure to check out the line up! 

Tasting Bracelet & Pour Size:

Each attendee will receive bracelets with 15 pull tabs on them to use for drink tickets. You may choose your sample size. You receive 15 beer samples with admission. You may purchase 5 extra beer tickets at the VBA tent for $10. Designated Drivers cannot receive any alcoholic drink tastings.

  • 1 sample/pull tab = 3 oz.    2 samples/pull tab = 6oz.    3 samples/pull tab = 9oz.
  • Beers over 9% ABV require x2 pull tabs.

Fermentation Tent:

We are excited to bring back the Fermentation Tent experience again this year! Panel discussions will include one brewer and two other producers from the fermentation space. Tickets will be sold in advance or on-site (if available) for $15 at VBA Merch Tent. Moderating this year will be Jordan Barry, a food and drink writer for Seven Days, Burlington’s alt-weekly newspaper. Prior to moving back to Vermont in 2019, she produced podcasts for Food52 and Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network, including Modernist BreadCrumbs, an in-depth series about bread. Barry holds a master’s degree in food studies from New York University, where she researched language development in the American cider industry.


  • Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 day of. No refunds. Rain or shine.
  • This is a 21+ event. Anyone under 21, including Designated Drivers and children, are prohibited. Valid IDs required to enter event.
  • Dogs are not allowed unless they are registered service animals.
  • Limit one tasting session per day for each ticket holder. You may not purchase tickets to consecutive sessions, but you may purchase tickets to sessions held on separate days.
  • Designated Drivers Tickets will be available on site only for $22. DD Tickets do not sell out.

Festival Exclusive Merchandise:

  • Vermont Brewers Festival exclusive merch will only be available for pre-order by June 14th and pick up at the festival only.
  • Vermont Brewers Association merchandise will be available for purchase on site.