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Saturday, May 7 2016

Mulligan's Island, RI 02920

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The 22nd Great International Fall Beer Festival

Our Biggest Beer Fest Ever!

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).

Beer Festival Guidelines

  • Must have Driver’s License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.
  • No strollers and no one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed. There are no exceptions.
  • Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed back in!
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • Absolutely NO outside beverages allowed.
  • NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting plastic cup provided.

Applications & Forms

Entertainment

Afternoon Show

Evening Show

Great International Beer & Cider Competition Winners!

The 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, October 23, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 22nd Annual Great International Beer Festival. Festivals of America produced both events. New England beer newspaper Yankee Brew News was the media sponsor of the competition.

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

Beer Festival Admission Ticket

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.

Beer Festival 2015 Fall Breweries

Amherst Brewing Company
Angry Orchard Cider Company
Bad Martha Carft Beer
Berkshire Brewing Company
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Blue Point Brewing Company
Boston Beer Works
The Bucket Brewery
Champlain Orchards
Coney Island Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company
Cottrell Brewing
DIAGEO-Guinness USA
Downeast Cider House
Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Finch's Beer Company
Foolproof Brewing Company
Fort Hill Brewery
Gardner Ale House
Grey Sail Brewing of RI
Harpoon Brewery
Heineken USA
Jack's Abby Brewing
Innis & Gunn
Kona Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Landmark Beer Company
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Mayflower Brewing
Narragansett Brewing Company
Newport Storm Brewery
Paper City Brewery
Ravenous Brewing
Redhook Ale Brewery
Samuel Adams
Saranac Brewery
The Gambrinus Company - Shiner
Shipyard Brewing Company
Sonoma Cider
The Spencer Brewery LLC
Stony Creek Brewery
Tenth and Blake Beer Company
Traveler Beer Company
Trinity Brewhouse
Twisted Tea Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing
United States Beverage
Union Station Brewery
Widmer Brothers Brewery
Woodchuck Hard Cider
Yuengling Brewery

Mulligan's Island
1000 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
401/464-8855

Beer Festival Contacts

General Show Information

401-351-2632 Main Line

Vendor, Brewer, Sponsor Info

401-272-0980 Office

401-223-0160 Fax

General Inquiries, Questions, etc.

Applications & Forms

Beer Festival Guidelines

  • Must have Driver’s License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.
  • No strollers and no one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed. There are no exceptions.
  • Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed back in!
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • Absolutely NO outside beverages allowed.
  • NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting plastic cup provided.