The Great International Beer Festival turns 22 this Fall! And to celebrate being of legal drinking age the Great International Beer Festival will be bigger, and better than ever!
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. 2 shows at the Rhode Island Convention Center offer the same great experiences. Your $49 ticket, ($52 at the door) will allow you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, pizza by Pizza Pier.
The largest Beer Festival in the Northeast is also one of the most beneficial. With proceeds benefiting Rhode Island non-profits like the RI Community Food Bank (www.rifoodbank.org).
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Six hundred eighty (680) beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition. One hundred-twenty (120) professional brewers, beer industry professionals (retail and distribution) and beer journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 59 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.
Since the competition began in 1997, over 2,000 beers and ciders have been judged. The awards were presented during the afternoon session of the beer festival, announced by Yankee Brew News Editor-in-Chief Gregg Glaser. On the floor of the festival, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, over 3,500 beer lovers were able to sample over 250 beers and ciders.
The 20th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 23rd Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in November 2015 in Providence. The Ninth Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take place April 9, 2016, in Providence — www.beerfestamerica.com.
The winners list is below and also posted at: http://www.distilleryage.com/GIBC_2015_WINNERS.pdf
WILL CALL ONLY OCTOBER 14TH - 20TH!
Tickets are $49.00 per person ($52.00 at the door on the day of show).
Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brews, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
Ticket purchase is for either the afternoon or evening session only, not both. A ticket to one Event does not admit you to the other Event. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable.
Orders for tickets will be completed and mailed to you if received on or before October 13th. Subsequent orders received from October 14th - October 20th will be available for pick up at the “Will Call” Booth in the Rhode Island Convention Center on the day of the beer festival starting at 11:30 AM. Tickets also available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Please drink responsibly. Check out the Beer Festival Information page for limitations and requirements.
1000 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
401-351-2632 Main Line