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American Craft Beer Fest
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The following is general information and frequently asked questions. Please note that this page may be updated w/o notice, so please check back prior to attending the fest.

By purchasing fest tickets, or attending the fest, all attendees agree to any and all rules, restrictions, and forfeit any claims of liability as outlined below and any and all related fest materials.

All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No minors/children. No exceptions.

Tickets


I have a question or issue with my tickets.
Please visit the Eventbrite help page before contacting us.

NO refunds. NO exchanges. NO exceptions.

I need to refund or change my tickets.
As posted: NO refunds. NO exchanges. NO exceptions.

I bought my ticket from a reseller and need ticket help.
We can't help you or guarantee entry if you buy from a reseller. You've been warned.

The name on my ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, so long as the ticket is valid when scanned at the fest.

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?
Yes. Please visit the Eventbrite help page for more info.

When do tickets ship?
Physical tickets will NOT be shipped. A PDF Ticket will be emailed to you by Eventbrite. If you didn't get one, please visit the Eventbrite help pages. You MUST print and bring this ticket to the event, where it will be scanned / verified.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, or on your phone. See the Eventbrite help page for more info.

What's included with the ticket price?
One ticket to the assigned session, all beer tastings, PLA compostable tasting cup, and fest guide while supplies last.

All beers are subject to change and availability.

How many tickets are sold?
5,000 per session.

Do you offer a Designated Driver program?
We don't. We feel that DD programs promote abstinence vs. responsible drinking. We recommend that all fest attendees plan accordingly, drink in moderation, and use public transportation to get to your final destination safely.

General


How do I get to the venue?
The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA. You can take the MBTA Silver Line directly to the World Trade Center Station or take a quick walk from South Station off of the MBTA Red Line.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
21+ w/ valid ID. NO minors. NO exceptions.

Are children allowed?
"No minors" means: no babies, kids, children, toddlers, infants, newborns, etc ... all of which are minors.

What are the fest times?
Session #1 = 6-9:30pm
Session #2 = 1-4:30pm
Session #3 = 6-9:30pm

Your ticket doesn't guarantee entry exactly when doors open, but we'll do our best to get attendees in the venue as quickly as possible. Those looking to get in early should queue up early.

Do you offer trade passes for the industry?
No.

Are there any differences between sessions?
For the most part the beer line-ups will be the same, however all beers are subject to change and availability.

Do you have a floor plan listing where the brewers will be?
Yes. Our official fest guide will have a map with a list of brewers and their booth numbers. The guide is available for free at the fest.

Is the venue handicapped accessible?
Yes.

What happens if it rains or snows?
We'll address any concerns prior to the fest.

Will there be a coat or bag check?
No.

Will there be food at the fest?
Yes. Vendors will be selling food at the fest.

Can I bring outside beverages/food?
No.

Will there be parking?
We don't recommend that you drive to the fest, but you can park your car in the Seaport Garage or one of the many nearby lots if necessary.

Can I bring a bag or backpack?
All bags/carrying items will be subject to search. Backpacks are not allowed on the fest floor. Security will have the final say on all items brought into the fest.

Can I buy beer at the fest?
No. It's illegal for brewers to sell (and giveaway) beer at the fest.

Can I bring beer (to trade) to the fest?
No. Doing so will raise security and legal issues that could result in confiscation of the beer and your being asked to leave the fest.

I would like to distribute info or product at your fest.
Any form of soliciting will result in your immediate removal from the fest and/or disposal of related materials.

Re: Lost & Stolen Items
BeerAdvocate, the fest, its partners, and the venue will not be held liable for any and all lost or stolen items. Please keep your personal items secure.

Re: Injuries
BeerAdvocate, the fest, its partners, and the venue will not be held liable for any and all damages caused by attendees to themselves, others, or property during or after the event.



May 30 & 31, 2014 / Seaport World Trade Center Boston. ©American Craft Beer Fest, LLC. All rights reserved.