Frequently Asked Questions
When is the festival?
The beer festival is from 5-9pm on Saturday, December 10th, 2016. The tasting room will be open until midnight.
Is food included?
Yes, each beer sampling admission includes one meal ticket that can be redeemed at the Busted Chef booth. Choose from 4 different meal options.
Is there an age limit to get into the festival?
Yes, this event is 21+. You must provide ID at the entrance.
How much are tickets?
Beer Sampling Admission(21+): $30 Presale | $35 Day of
> Entry Into Event at 5pm - 9pm (Does include Food)
> Unlimited Craft Beer Samples from 5-9pm
> One Food Meal Ticket to be Redeemed at the Busted Chef Booth (Choice of 4 meals)
Non-Sampling Admission: FREE
> Entry Into Event
> Craft Beer Drafts will be available for purchase.
How do I buy tickets for this event?
You can purchase tickets online by going to the 'Tickets' page or by visiting Big Top Brewing.
What time is the beer sampling and what does it include?
The beer sampling begins at 5pm and ends at 9pm. You pay one fee to get an unlimited sampling bracelet, meal ticket and souvenier tasting cup. At 5pm, you are welcome to sample any beer being poured in the craft beer sampling section.
Is the event indoors or outdoors?
It is both outdoors & outdoors at Big Top Brewery (Get Directions). Event is Rain or Shine.
Does this event take place rain or shine?
Yes, this event is held rain or shine. No refunds will be given.
Is there a charge for parking?
No. There will be parking assistance, but we do reccomend using Uber or local taxi services.
I’m having trouble printing out my tickets, what do I do?
FOR TICKET HOLDERS ONLY: If you already have tickets and are in need of customer service regarding your ticket purchase, please call 1-800-810-2063.
Are dogs allowed?
No, dogs are not allowed at this event.
What time do the doors open? When is the beer sampling?
The brewery tasting room will open at 2pm but the festival does not start until 5pm. The tasting room closes at midnight.
Where is Big Top Brewery located?
6111 Porter Way, Sarasota, FL 34232 | Get Directions Now!
How can I find a map to the festival? (Big Top Brewery)
If you have any questions, please e-mail us.