Put on your basketball jerseys and get ready for Hop Culture Magazine's return to Charlotte! Last year saw us connect with Resident Culture Brewing for an alley-oop of epic proportions, and this year we're back with more food, more fun, and more pours from some of the best breweries in the country.
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Where will the event take place?
406 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.
When is this happening?
The festival runs over a single session from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 21st, 2020. We have one VIP session which gets attendees in from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
Is there an age limit?
All attendees must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID. Please do not bring babies or children.
What do I get with my ticket?
The VIP ticket gets you access to the festival a half hour early at 12:30 PM. Upon entering, you'll receive a taster glass and have access to unlimited samplings. It also includes access to a complimentary bottle share and hop workshop on the evening of 3/20/20 hosted at Resident Culture Brewing.
The General Admission ticket gets you access to the festival at 1:00 PM. Upon entering, you'll receive a taster glass and have access to unlimited samplings.
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?
Food will be available a la carte from What The Fries, Dumpling Lady, and Adeline's Indian. Vegetarian options available.
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.
When is last call?
Brewers will be instructed to stop serving beer 10 minutes before the end of the session.
Who will be pouring the beer?
At all of our Juicy Brews 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.