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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

What: The Festival 2016, presented by Shelton Brothers

When: October 28 and 29, 2016

Session 1: Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Session 2: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 3: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Where: Copper & Kings in Louisville, KY

Early-bird tickets: $55 per session, $150 all-weekend SOLD OUT!

Regular tickets: $65 per session, $175 all-weekend

VIP All-Weekend tickets: $200. These tickets are very limited. They include admission to all three sessions, as well as early entry to the Friday session (4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.). This means you can access the most sought-after booths with no lines (and some of the brewers will be pouring special VIP session-only beers in that hour). You’ll also have access to a private bottle share at Copper & Kings at 3 p.m. SOLD OUT!

*Tickets include pours

About The Festival:

The world’s greatest and smallest artisanal beer, cider, and mead makers will join us to meet festival attendees and share their stories and knowledge. You’d have to spend months and countless dollars for a chance to meet this many world-class brewers. We’ve saved you the trouble and the expense — they’ll all be on hand personally to talk about their work and to pour for you. And many will be creating special brews specifically for the event — you won’t be able to find them anywhere else!

Admission to the festival gets you our special-edition sample glass, plus the opportunity to meet the best beer and cider makers in the world. The cost of admission also goes to covering the costs of the festival, including bringing these incredible brewers in from all over the world.

Every producer listed will be on hand to talk about their creations. Never before have this many small-batch artisans been gathered together in one room — well, maybe at last year’s festival.

The list of participating breweries is pending, but keep checking back. You can expect the very best local, domestic, and international producers. Here’s what we poured last year.

About Shelton Brothers:

The world’s best beers … imported by hand. There’s no miracle to importing good beer – just hard work and a lot of travel. We generally seek out unmanipulated beer, looking primarily to small breweries with craftsmen taking seriously their passion for natural, traditionally made beverage.

Shelton Brothers Inc. is the only beer importer with these specific criteria for hand-selecting what we offer to our customers. We’ve turned down offers from large European breweries, and we’ll do it again. We’re only interested in bringing you the very best.

Media:

Draft Magazine: “101 Beer Experiences: Hit the big fests”

Craft Beer & Brewing: “Best of the Fests”

“No beer fest you attend will ever be the same after you spend a session or two at craft-beer importer Shelton Brothers’ The Festival. While the location rotates year-to-year, what doesn’t change is the unprecedented, world-class lineup of brewers who attend […] You could spend thousands of dollars bartering, trading, and hunting down the incredible number of amazing beers served at The Festival, but a plane ticket, hotel room, and session ticket is much more cost effective.”

LA Weekly: 5 Reasons the Shelton Bros. Festival Was the Best Thing to Happen to L.A. Beer”

LA Times: Beer geeks show up in force for the Festival; here’s what they tasted”

Craft Beer & Brewing: “Brewers Share Their Best At The Festival 2014”

Tampa Bay Times: Tampa Bay area beer festivals — cheers, Hunahpu’s Day — keep growing”

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International

8 Wired • New Zealand
Amager Bryghus • Denmark
Au Baron • France
Baird • Japan
Birra Toccalmatto • Italy
Blaugies • Belgium
Brasserie de la Senne • Belgium
Brasserie du Pays Flamand • France
Brasserie Dunham • Quebec
Brasserie Saint Germain • France
Brasserie Thiriez • France
Brekeriet • Sweden
Brewfist • Italy
Brewski • Sweden
Bridge Road Brewers • Australia
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen • Belgium
Buxton • England
Cantillon • Belgium
Cloudwater • England
De Molen • Netherlands
De Ranke • Belgium
Dieu du Ciel • Quebec
Frederiksdal Cherry Wine • Denmark
Freigeist/Monarchy • Germany
Fyne Ales • Scotland
Guineu • Spain
Haandbryggeriet • Norway
Hogan’s Cider • England
Jing-A • China
Jopenbier Brouwerij • Netherlands
Kerkom • Belgium
Le Trou du Diable • Quebec
Les Trois Mousquetaires • Quebec
Les Vergers de la Colline • Quebec
Magic Rock • England
Mahr’s • Germany
Malmö • Sweden
Marina • Spain
Mikkeller • Denmark
Montseny • Spain
Naparbier • Spain
Nøgne Ø • Norway
Oedipus • Netherlands
Oppigårds • Sweden
Oproer • Netherlands
Partizan • England
Peckham’s • New Zealand
Redchurch • England
Ridgeway/Coniston • England
Ritterguts • Germany
Sidra Ribela • Spain
Siren • England
Struise • Belgium
To Øl • Denmark
Trois Dames • Switzerland
Way Beer • Brazil
Weird Beard • England

USA

7venth Sun • FL, USA
Argus Cidery • TX, USA
Arizona Wilderness • AZ, USA
Artisan Beverage Cooperative/Ginger Libation • MA, USA
Bagby Beer • CA, USA
Big Island Brewhaus • HI, USA
Bluejacket • DC, USA
Brouwerij West • CA, USA
The Bruery • CA, USA
Celestial Meads • AK, USA
Coppertail • FL, USA
Creature Comforts • GA, USA
Crooked Stave • CO, USA
De Garde • OR, USA
Draai Laag • PA, USA
Faction • CA, USA
Fonta Flora • NC, USA
Green Bench • FL, USA
Grimm Artisan Ales • NY, USA
Hill Farmstead • VT, USA
Holy Mountain • WA, USA
Jester King • TX, USA
Jolly Pumpkin • MI, USA
Kent Falls • CT, USA
Libertine • CA, USA
Mikkeller San Diego • CA, USA
Monkish • CA, USA
Mystic • MA, USA
Other Half • NY, USA
Oxbow • ME, USA
Perennial • MO, USA
Prairie Artisan Ales • OK, USA
Saint Somewhere • FL, USA
Sante Adairius • CA, USA
Stillwater • NY, USA
Suarez Family Brewery • NY, USA
Temescal Brewing • CA, USA
Tired Hands • PA, USA
Trillium • MA, USA
West County Cider • MA, USA

Local & Regional

2nd Shift • MO, USA
18th Street • IN, USA
Against the Grain • KY, USA
Copper & Kings Distillery • KY, USA
Dark Matter Coffee • IL, USA
Hoof Hearted • OH, USA
Jackie O’s • OH, USA
Marz • IL, USA
Monnik • KY, USA
Moody Tongue • IL, USA
Scratch Brewing • IL, USA
Side Project • MO, USA
Three Floyds • IN, USA

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