NO ONE without a wristband will be allowed onto the festival grounds Saturday morning.
All beer should be set up and ready to serve by 10:00 AM.
Ideally, the only items you will need to bring on to the grounds on Saturday are your kegs of beer. All additional set-up should be completed on Friday. Kegs may be loaded in and out at the north and west gates prior to 10:00 AM. Please plan enough time for safe unload, and to either carry or dolly (remember your hand-truck) your beer onto and off of the festival grounds. Again, Friday check-in is required to streamline Saturday morning set-up.
Draft Issues & Trouble Shooting
Liquid Logistics, an Allied Trade member that specializes in setting up and maintaining draught equipment, will be on-site and available to assist you for the duration of the festival. They are tasked with helping you solve any draught issues throughout the day, which should ease your need to have a distributor representative present for the full day. Liquid Logistics will not set up your beer. They will provide support and trouble shooting ONLY.
Ice for Kegs
All ice is provided to participants by the Festival. Ice will be delivered as quickly as possible to all breweries once kegs are in place. Festival staff will distribute ice at the beginning of the day, and as needed throughout festival hours. If you need ice after set up, please notify your Beer Captain so they can order it for you.
Park Access and Wristbands
When you come to the park on Saturday morning, please have your wristbands ON YOUR WRISTS (you will need the 21+ wristband along with your BREWER wristband) to get past security. You must wear your wristbands. You will not be allowed access if you are holding the wristband in your hand.
If you need additional people to help you set up (i.e. more than the number of BREWER tickets your brewery receives, or team members from your distributor), they will be able to come to the Brewer Check-In line and ask for a SETUP wristband. People wearing these wristbands will be able to help you with setup in the morning between 9:00 and 11:00 AM. They will all be asked to leave the grounds by 11:00 AM. If you need to get additional people into the festival, please buy additional discounted GA tickets mentioned above. PLEASE NOTE: discounted GA tickets will get the ticketholder into the park after the VIP session ends at 2:00 PM, and do not allow BREWER access at the booths.
Only FOOT TRAFFIC will be allowed on Saturday before AND after the festival. Absolutely no brewery vehicles will be allowed in on Saturday due to high traffic and safety concerns. Please note: There may be exceptions made for sponsors and participants with pre-approved mobile units. In other words, just because you see a vehicle on the grounds does not mean you are allowed to drive on the grounds.