Birmingham to host Inaugural Winter Beer Fest

bwbflogoOn Saturday, February 4 at 3 p.m., the first annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest will be held in the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex’s North Exhibit Hall (2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama).

Newly established to provide area beer lovers with a little refuge from the cold, Birmingham Winter Beer fest is a true winter wonderland filled with over 150 craft beer offerings, food, fun and games.  There is quite a bit of information for this beer festival, so let’s not waste any time and jump right in:

The Basics

  • When – Saturday, February 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where – Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex – North Exhibit Hall (2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, Alabama)

Participating Breweries, Cideries & Meaderies 

The Birmingham Winter Beer Fest will have over 150 offerings available for sampling from the following breweries, cideries and meaderies:

Fun, Games & Education

Ticket Info

Tickets are available now.  You can purchase yours online by clicking here or by visiting any of the Birmingham-area Piggly Wiggly locations or the BJCC Central Ticket Office**.  Tickets are available in the following tiers:

  • General Admission – $45 each plus fees: Ticket cost gets you entrance into the festival, commemorative tasting glass, full color festival guide, a sampling card to sample 150+ craft beers, and access to live entertainment, games, Brew University sessions and Cooking with Beer Demos
  • Jack Brown’s VIP Ticket – $80 each plus fees: Ticket cost gets you entrance into the festival one hour early, access to the Jack Brown’s VIP Lounge, complimentary food from Jack Brown’s from 3pm – 6pm, commemorative tasting glass, full color festival guide, a sampling card to sample 150+ craft beers, and access to live entertainment, games, Brew University sessions and Cooking with Beer Demos.  **UPDATE** VIP Tickets are now sold out online, but there are still some available for purchase at Piggly Wiggly locations.  **UPDATE**
  • Designated Driver Ticket – $15 each plus fees: Designated Drivers Will Not be Allowed to Sample Any Beer.  Ticket cost gets you entrance into the festival, and access to live entertainment, games, Brew University sessions and Cooking with Beer Demos
  • Jack Brown’s VIP Designated Driver Ticket – $25 each plus fees: Designated Drivers Will Not be Allowed to Sample Any Beer.  Ticket cost gets you entrance into the festival one hour early, access to the Jack Brown’s VIP Lounge, complimentary food from Jack Brown’s from 3pm – 6pm, and access to live entertainment, games, Brew University sessions and Cooking with Beer Demos

(**) NOTE: If the event does not sellout in advance, tickets will be available at the door day of the event. (**)

That should cover all of the information currently available for the Birmingham Winter Beer Fest.  Between the impressive brewery lineup and the extensive list of activities, this event sounds like a pretty affordable good time during a season when beer festivals are few and far in-between.  If your calendar is clear on February 4 and you are in the Birmingham area, go ahead and secure some tickets to check out this new festival.  Prost!

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