Starting with our IPA Fest this December 15 in Boston, we're excited to launch a new, very limited, VIP experience at our fests. And here's the base information (subject to change): VIP Badge Be the beer fest rockstar that you were always meant to be. Skip the entrance line and check into the fest up to 30 minutes before doors. Access to the VIP lounge. Access to VIP only bathroom facilities. Swag bag filled with goodies. VIP Lounge A place to chill out for Industry and VIP badge holders only. Timed tappings of VIP exclusive beers poured by special guests. * Access to curated beers reserved for the lounge. * Free packaged snacks. * Free, private coat rack (based on the weather; use at your own risk). * While supplies last. Frequently Asked Questions When do VIP badges go on sale? Extreme Beer Fest: Boston (2019) Initial release (sold out) was on Friday, August 31 at 12PM EDT. A limited number will be released for sale on Thursday, December 20 at 12PM EST. $50 + fees. How many VIP badges will be available? How do I buy them? What If I already bought tickets? Extreme Beer Fest = 200 per session, and limited to 4 badges, per session, per order. If you already purchased tickets and want to upgrade to a VIP badge: Buy the VIP Badge (Upgrade) for the session that you already have tickets for. Bring both tickets to the fest. If you haven't purchased tickets yet: Buy a session ticket AND VIP Badge (Upgrade) for the same session. Bring both tickets to the fest. Note: A VIP Badge (Upgrade) doesn't include access to the fest. You must have a ticket for the corresponding session, too. And if the sessions for your ticket and upgrade don't match the upgrade won't be honored. When do I get my VIP badge? They'll be issued upon checking in with a valid ticket and ID. When will you announce the beers in the VIP lounge? Closer to the fests. More to follow... That's it in a nutshell, for now. Cheers!