We want to be sure that everyone has a safe, fun time at the Art of Beer Invitational. Please make sure you read through our FAQs so you’ll know what to expect.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a 21 and over event. You must be 21+ years old with a valid photo ID to attend regardless of appearance of age. Our event permitting is contingent upon this. Absolutely no exceptions.
Can I bring my infant or child?
No. Our licensing and insurance restricts the event to ages 21 and over. No infants, children, or anyone under 21, and no individuals without a valid photo ID and their ticket will be allowed entry to the event.
Can I leave and re-enter the event?
No re-entry will be permitted.
What do the small bites entail?
As you know, our goal is to create an artful experience of the beers you know and love as well as introduce you to other new brews and breweries you may not have experienced before. The food pairings are an accompaniment to that experience but not the focus. For that reason, please make sure you eat an actual meal before you arrive and plan to snack, taste and nibble our tasty pairings as a compliment to your Art of Beer experience.
What does the VIP Ticket include?
The VIP Ticket includes early event access from 5:30-7 PM. VIP guests enjoy unlimited 4 oz. pours of special beers from participating breweries, early access to the art auction and gallery, and ease of access to food and drink vendors. The ticket also includes entry to the main event from 7-10 PM.
What does the GA Ticket include?
The GA Ticket includes event access from 7-10 PM. GA guests enjoy access to the art auction and gallery, food samples from restaurant vendors and unlimited 4 oz. pours from our breweries.
Can I bring my dog or pet?
No. Our event space does not allow animals with the exception of trained service animals as permitted by law.
I don’t want to drink, then drive. What options are available to me?
We offer designated driver tickets ($40). Designated drivers may not drink alcohol at the event but can indulge in small plates, non-alcoholic beverage offerings and enjoy the art auction. Alternatively, ride-sharing services are available and there are several nearby accommodations. Lions Gate Hotel is within easy walking distance to the event.
Where should I park?
There is ample free parking directly in front of the event space at McClellan Conference Center.
Do I need to print my ticket?
We will accept printed tickets or a pdf of the ticket on your mobile phone.
Are tickets transferable?
Yes, tickets can be used by anyone who is over the age of 21. Tickets are scanned at the door.
Is smoking allowed at the event?
There is no smoking in the event hall, however, a small smoking patio will be available outside. Please be aware that the smoking patio may experience inclement weather during the event; plan accordingly.
What is the refund policy?
No refunds, or exchanges.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
Other items as determined by event organizers
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item or may be ejected from the facility.
All guests of the Art of Beer Invitational are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe, responsible means of transportation before leaving the event.
Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event may be denied entry to the event.
Any guest found intoxicated within the event and/or causing a disturbance, as determined by management, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.