City Weekly Beer Festival 2014

city weekly beer festival in 2013
Scenes from the 2013 City Weekly Beer Festival

city weekly fifth annual beer festival logoGird your livers SLC, its time for the latest and biggest ever installment of the City Weekly Beer Festival. On Saturday, August 16 (3-8 p.m.) over 5,000 enthusiasts are expected to turn out to enjoy the fifth annual celebration of all things hoppy, malty and yeasty. Yup, beer.

Some changes this year include a move back to the City & County Building; the festival will be on the East side of the building this year including the use of 200 East. New additions include a live music stage and a karaoke stage for when the beer *really* starts hitting the spot.

And oh, the beers! As well as over 100 beers available (see below) the City Weekly Beer Festival 2014 edition features a “Cider Circle” where gluten-free attendees and those that want another option can sample hard cider.

As ever, the event also supports a very deserving local charity. Funds from the event will help support The Humane Society of Utah who will be on site offering adoptions, a silent auction in the VIP area and a raffle in the general admission area.

city weekly beer festival 2013 VIP room snacks
Snacks in the VIP room from the 2013 beer festival

Tickets are priced at $15 for general admission and $50 for VIP access which allows access to the VIP lounge, an hour early admission into the festival and exclusive beer and food pairings by Whole Foods.

Each ticket comes with a number of ‘beer tokens’ (5 GA, 8 VIP) and a special taster mug; a number of reduced price tickets for designated drivers are available too (see end of post). 4 oz. sample pours and full 12 oz. cups of beer/cider will be on offer. Samples are 1-2 tokens, 12 oz. beers are 3-9 (based on the price of brew). Additional tokens are $1 each.

A full list of breweries, food trucks, merchandise vendors and sponsors is as follows:

Avenues Proper
Beer Bar
Blue Moon
Bonneville Brewery
Boulevard Brewery
Deschutes Brewery
Desert Edge Brewery
Epic Brewing Company
Firestone Walker
Hopper’s Grill & Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewery
Moab Brewery
Moab Brewery (full Strength)
Payette Brewing Company
Red Rock
Red Rock
Rogue Ale
Roosters Brewing Co.
Samuel Adams
Squatters Craft Beers
Squatters Craft Beers & Wasatch Brewery
St Killians
The Annex by Epic Brewing
Uinta Brewing Co.
Uinta Brewing Co.
Vernal Brewing Co.
Wastach Brewery
Wing Nutz: Nut Job Beer
Cider Vendors:
Angry Orchard
Ace Apple Cider
Smith & Forge

Food Vendors:
Off the Grid
Cupbop Co.
The Pie
Bahn Mi Time
Apollo Burger
City Dogs
Jamaicas Kitchen
All American Grill
Wing Nutz
Rubadues Saucy Skillet
MacCools Public House
Snowy Awesome

Merchandise vendors:
Festival Store
City Weekly Store
Humane Society
X-Communicated Drinking Team
2nd Hand Coast

Sponsor Booths:
Discrete Headwear
Green Mountain Gringo
Snowbird resort
Whole Foods
Sound Warehouse

Full ticketing details:

When: Saturday, August 16 from 3*-8 p.m. *early/VIP tickets. Gates open at 1:45. Beer at 2 p.m.

Where: Salt Lake City & County Building

Beer: Full strength and draft beer available

Pours: 4 oz. samples and 12 oz. cups of all beer available

Tokens: 1 token = $1. Samples are 1-2 tokens, 12oz beers are 3-9. Tokens are based on the price of the beer.

Tickets: This event is strictly 21+ ONLY

GA: $15 ($25 day of). Includes admission, 5 tokens and taster mug.

Early Beer Drinker: $25. Includes an hour early admission into the festival, 8 tokens and taster mug.

VIP: $50. Includes all GA benefits, access to VIP lounge, hour early admission into the festival and exclusive beer and food pairings by Whole Foods.

VIP Designated Driver Ticket: $20. Access to VIP Lounge, hour early admission, Whole Foods appetizer buffet.

Designated Driver Ticket: $5. Included admission only.

Images courtesy of City Weekly.

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