Grab your Pit Vipers and ski poles -- Hop Culture is heading out to Five Boroughs Brewing in Brooklyn, NY, for our Juicy Brews Winter Invitational Craft Beer Festival. This year's theme is a 1980's Après-Ski party. We'll have unlimited pours, food trucks, a DJ spinning tunes, and winter-themed merch and glassware from designer Sam Taylor.
Come in your best '80s gear. Hit the slopes with your favorite breweries. Eat a snow cone. Follow @hopculturemag and sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay updated on the event.
Where will the event take place?
Five Boroughs Brewing, 215 47th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220.
When is this happening?
The festival runs over two sessions on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. The first session will run from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and the second will go from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Pours will stop 10 minutes before the end of each session.
Is there an age limit?
All attendees must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID. Please no children or strollers.
What do I get with my ticket?
The General Admission ticket gets you access to the festival, a limited-edition taster designed by Sam Taylor, and a brochure that includes a map of the festival.
The VIP ticket includes the GA package, plus a 4-pack of the limited-edition Five Boroughs x Hop Culture collab beer brewed for the fest, a VIP-only teku designed by Sam Taylor, and a Hop Culture tote.
The Designated Driver ticket gets you access to the festival, but you won't be able to drink! Upon entering, you'll receive a ticket that's redeemable for a complimentary t-shirt from our merch stand.
Will there be food?
Several food vendors will have food available for purchase. Vegetarian options will be available. More details to come.
Will there be music?
Who is attending?
The current list is as follows. Note that this is subject to change due to any number of extenuating factors, but we'll do everything in our power to avoid that.
Allagash Brewing Company
Back to Basics
Burley Oak Brewing Company
Casey Brewing and Blending
Civil Society Brewing
District 96 Beer Factory
Five Boroughs Brewing
Hacienda Beer Co.
Hudson Valley Brewery
Humble Sea Brewing Company
Ingenious Brewing Company
Kent Falls Brewing
Marz Community Brewing
Root + Branch Brewing
The Answer Brewpub
Triple Crossing Brewing Company
Twin Elephant Brewing Company
Vitamin Sea Brewing
West Kill Brewing
Who will be pouring the beer?
At all of our festivals, we work to make sure that a representative from the brewer is on hand to pour beer, answer questions, and goof off. Typically, this is the head brewer or founder.
Which beers will be served?
The beers at the fest are extremely fresh and limited release, so it's hard to predict brewing schedules well in advance. However, we'll release the beer lists in the week leading up to the fest as they become available.
Will there be enough beer?
We bring enough beer to our festivals that the majority of breweries will be pouring beer for the entire fest. However, due to their popularity, some breweries will kick their kegs before last call, typically within the last 45 minutes. We do our best to avoid this.
Is there a map?
Yes. You'll receive a layout of the festival upon entering.
Will you have merchandise?
Absolutely. Our glassware, tekus, shirts, pins, and stickers are designed by London-based Sam Taylor.
How do I apply for media passes?
Send an email to Kenny at email@example.com. Please include the name of your publication or account and your estimated reach.
Please DO NOT open any cans or bottles during the festival. For legal reasons, they will be confiscated.
It's a beer fest and we want everyone to have a good time, but anyone that's visibly intoxicated and acting like a clown will be asked to leave.
Tickets are non-refundable and subject to applicable taxes and fees, as well as changes. All sales are final, no exceptions!
We look forward to seeing you on December 8th!