2017 Emerald Coast Beer Festival

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get with a VIP ticket

A VIP ticket entitles the bearer to early admission to the VIP room at 5:00pm on the day of the tasting. The VIP room serves special beers, several high gravity selections, not available to the general admission entrants. The VIP room also has a variety of delicious appetizers and a buffet meal service included. The room is comfortably air conditioned with private restroom facilities. VIP’s may enter the main venue any time after it opens at 5:30 and return to the VIP room at will until closing at 8:30pm

What about festival lodging and other events?

For more information about the festival hotel and the other events email info@emeraldcoastbeerfest.com.

What’s the age to get in?

Attendees must be 21 or older and have a valid picture ID.

Am I able to bring my child?

Unfortunately, the license for the event does not allow for admission of anyone under the age of 21, this includes infants and minor children. Please make arrangements for all children prior to attending the festival.

Can I bring my pets?

We all love our pets and like to take them places, but for everyone’s safety, the Emerald Coast Beer Festival™ cannot allow pets. The beerfest takes place both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, the beefest gets very crowded, pets may get stepped on or frightened by the large amount of people and may react negatively. The indoor areas are inside restaurants and other places where food is served. The FDA does not permit animals in such places.

We do make exceptions for service animals.

What if it rains?

The events take place rain or shine. The only cancellation would be if a hurricane is imminent and then there are no refunds. Tickets will then be honored at next year's festival.

Will a shuttle be available?

The shuttle bus will make trips from the Best Western Beachside Resort (formerly the Days Inn) on the Beach to Seville Quarter beginning at 3:00 pm and return to the hotel beginning at 8:00 pm.

Will I have to pay for beer in addition to an admission ticket?

Your beer festival ticket allows you unlimited 2oz samples of all brews offered by participating breweries, brew-pubs, homebrew clubs and distributors.

Designated drivers/non-tasters, is there reduced pricing tickets available for them?

Ticket prices are the same for all participants.

Will smoking be allowed?

Smoking is allowed in the outdoor courtyards at Seville Quarter.

Will souvenirs be available?

The first 2,500 attendees will receive a festival tasting glass. Other participants may be giving away coasters, koozies, glasses or other items. Some participants will have items for sale.

What if I want a mixed drink or something to eat?

Mixed drinks will be available from the other bars in Seville Quarter. The Oyster Bar Restaurant will be open during and after the event. Food stands will also be available.

Questions? Answers?

Please info@emeraldcoastbeerfest.com.