This year the World Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at Moore Square in Downtown Raleigh. There will be two sessions: the Afternoon Session from 12pm-4pm and the Evening Session from 6pm-10pm. Sample beer from over 100 breweries all over the country. A number of food options will be available. There will also be live music during the entire event, line-up available at http://allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc/live-music/
Tickets will go on sale to subscribers of All About Beer Magazine on February 27, 2012. If you are not a subscriber, subscribe to the magazine (http://allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc/) by 5pm February 23, 2012 and you will be included in the subscriber presale. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on March 5, 2012.
The festival offers two four-hour sessions. The first session will be from noon to 4pm and the second session will be from 6pm to 10pm. Standard admission to a single session is $40 in advance ($50 day of the event if available). Tickets can be purchased online at http://allaboutbeer.com/gather-for-beer/world-beer-festival/raleigh-nc/buy-tickets/ or www.etix.com. Tickets will also be availalbe at select retail outlets in the Triangle area.
VIP tickets are $75 per session and sell out quickly! The ticket includes a World Beer Festival commemorative glass, an upscale food buffet (hot catered meal), a private hospitality area, a seperate entrance, private restrooms, a gift bag, and a bonus of extra special beers not availalbe at the brewers’ tables.
At each Festival, we benefit a local charity we’ve chosen for their contribution to the vibrancy of their city. For the third year, Artsplosure is our benefactor, and we are so proud and impressed by their growing impact in Raleigh. Not only do they produce the much-beloved Artsplosure Festival, they also orchestrate First Night on New Years Eve.
You can learn more about Artsplosure, their Mission and donation/partnering opportunities by going to their web site –http://www.artsplosure.org/.