New Orleans International Beer Festival
If you’re a fan of craft beer, you’ll love New Orleans this weekend. The New Orleans International Beer Festival features more than 150 different samples of craft beer. You enjoy the flavors of internationally known and locally made beer alike including: Bayou Teche Beer Garden, Covington Brewhouse Beer Garden, Saint Arnold Beer Garden, Parish Beer Garden, a new Angry Orchard, Strongbow & Crispin Cider Garden and a separate "cask" Beer Garden.
Are you a foodie? Of course, you are. Everyone who visits (or lives) in NOLA loves food! Sam Adams will be on site teaching beer seminars with helpful hints on things like Cooking with Beer and Food Pairings. Beer Festival-goers will also have the chance to learn interesting factoids about Sam Adams History and other beer education.
Tickets are $40 in advance. That includes a 2-ounce souvenir sampling mug, a full color festival guide, unlimited samples of the 150 plus craft beer, live entertainment, games, and access to the World of Sam Adams Tent with seminars.
If you’re looking for the VIP experience (which we highly recommend) we suggest the Zea VIP tickets for $75 in advance. With that, festival goers receive all of the same privileges of general admission PLUS early bird festival entrance to experience exclusive beer tastings, access to the VIP lounge, access to exclusive beer selections for sampling not available with general admission, and complimentary food from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Do you have a designated driver? (You’ll need one, trust us!). Tickets for your amazing DD are just $20 in advance. For the VIP DD, tickets are just $30 before the event.