Friday, April 4, 2014

Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Fest 2014

What: Largest Beer Festival in Northeast Florida
When: May 16th. VIP admission 5pm-9pm; General Admission 6pm-9pm
Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Tickets: $40-$100. (See below for more info and how you can win a FREE ticket)

The Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival is my favorite Jax event of the year! Breweries from all over the country and a few from around the world pile into all three levels of the Arena to share unlimited samples with all who attend the event.

The Beer Fest will include over 350 beers from over 45 breweries. The festival sold out last year (4500) tickets. This is important to know because this year, the event is limited to just 2500 tickets. That's 2000 fewer tickets than last year, for the same great selection of beer and breweries!

This year, I have the pleasure of giving away free tickets, and will be providing several opportunities for YOU to attend the event on me! I'll even throw in a VIP ticket or two ($55 value) from time to time. So pay attention, boys and girls. Here's how you can win:

Starting today and every week leading up to May 16, I will be giving away FREE tickets to the event. All you have to do is enter your email address where it says "Subscribe" on the top right of this site. I have a cute little graphic for my visual learners out there:

And don't worry, subscribing to my blog won't fill your inbox with spam or junk. But instead, you'll receive every new article and review that I write straight to your email. How convenient is that?

But wait, there's more...

You can multiply your chances of winning by following me on Twitter and Facebook. I'll run various promotions on social media that will give you chances to score free tickets simply by liking and retweeting!

Here's the rest of the information that you'll want to know:

Tickets for this event are "all inclusive".  All food & beer samples are free with paid admission.  

There is NO beer for sale at this event.  Sampling only.  The Arena's concession stand will be open for soda and other food items at their normal costs if patrons so desire to purchase these items.

General Admission Guests Receive:  $40
• Entry into the event(6-9pm)
• 5oz Beer Sampling glass*
• Silent Auction
• Sampling of beverages and food
• Music Acts

VIP Guests Receive:  $55
• Entry into the event(5-9pm)
• 5oz Beer Sampling glass*
• Sampling of beverages and food
• Music Acts
• 1  extra hour at the event
• Access to limited and high-end beers not available to general admission.

ULTRA VIP Guests Receive: $100
• Entry into the event(5-9pm, 1 hour earlier than general admission tickets)
• Food not available to other ticket levels
• Special samplings of exclusive beer not available to other ticket levels
• Opportunity to bid on exclusive items at our silent auction
• Opportunity to meet people from the brewery industry
• All other items and access available to VIP tickets and general admission tickets

*Only the 1st 2500 participants are guaranteed a collectible sample glass.

I hope to see many of you there! Cheers!

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