International Beer Fest at the I-X Center – Tickets on Sale Now!

by Renee on February 1, 2011

Where Can You Find Upwards of  800 Beers from 200 Breweries All Under One Roof?

At the NEW International Beer Fest at the I-X Center – Tickets on Sale Now!

 Cleveland, OH–The I-X Center proudly announces the International Beer Fest,  the largest showcase and competition of world beers in the Midwest, will be held May 13 & 14 at the I-X Center.  The event will feature three public tasting sessions with 200 stellar breweries from around the world pouring upwards of 800 select beers – tickets are on sale now at www.ixbeerfest.com.

 ”It is a natural fit that Cleveland and the I-X Center host a beer showcase and competition of this caliber,” notes Bob Peterson, President, I-X Center. “With more than 45 active breweries in the state and a consistent top 10 rank nationally in terms of consumption, Ohioans know, respect and support the beer industry. As an exposition center with a proven track record of success, the I-X Center is thrilled to produce an event of this magnitude highlighting local, national and international beers and breweries.”  International Beer Fest will feature appearances by celebrity brewers, authors and personalities sharing enlightening industry insights on the Main Stage. From discussions to demonstrations, beer experts will also appear on other stages throughout the show to share how they have shaped the industry and to meet patrons during autograph sessions. (Special appearance schedule is forthcoming.)

 International Beer Fest Features

  • Educational programming abounds at “Brew U”, where beer-centric demonstrations and discussions will highlight trends in home brewing, regional developments and green brewing
  • Tasting room offers seminars on food and beer pairings identifying beer flavors and more
  • Exhibitors specializing in beer-related products will showcase and offer their wares available for purchase
  • A convenient Store will feature apparel and keepsakes from featured breweries.

All features are included with ticket purchase.  Patrons keenly interested in exceptional beers can also choose to purchase a VIP exBEERience ticket which includes all of the Fest Features above, PLUS access to the VIP Brewers Lounge to enjoy exclusive tappings of rare and/or limited edition beers along with additional exclusive programming.

 Make plans now!  Tickets on sale at www.ixbeerfest.com

 Tasting sessions 

Session 1 — Friday, May 13 from 7-11 p.m

Session 2 — Saturday, May 14 from 1-5 p.m

Session 3 — Saturday, May 14 from 7-11 p.m. 

 PRICING

$45 Single-Session General Admission Ticket (Session 1, 2, OR 3)

$120 All-Session General Admission Pass (Includes ALL Sessions)

$75 Single-Session VIP exBEERience Ticket (Session 1, 2 OR 3)

$200 All-Session VIP exBEERience Pass (Includes ALL Sessions)

 To maximize the VIP  exBEERience, only a limited number of tickets are available

$20 Single Session Designated Driver Ticket (Session 1, 2, OR 3; excludes alcohol samplings)

 General Admission Ticket includes

  • Admission to selected session(s)
  • Commemorative tasting cup
  • Unlimited tastings
  • Access to all public special appearances, demonstrations and educational programming
  • Festival program

 VIP exBEERience Ticket includes:

  • All benefits of the General Admission Ticket PLUSCommemorative T-Shirt
  • Limited edition credential badge
  • Unlimited access to VIP Brewers Lounge to enjoy exclusive tappings of rare and/or limited edition beers
  • Additional programming and opportunity to meet and mingle with prominent Brewers 
  • Complimentary hor d’oeurves and food pairings

 The International Beer Fest is held at the I-X Center at One I-X Center Drive in Cleveland, Ohio on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  It is easily accessible from I-480, I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.  For more information call 216.265.7468 or visit us online at

www.ixbeerfest.com

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve March 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

When will a list of breweries participating in the IX Center Beer Fest be released? I’d love to attend but want to know which specific brews I’ll have the opportunity to sample for my money.

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Renee March 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Steve, I am still waiting for that list myself! As soon as it is released, I’ll post it.

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Renee March 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

The folks at the I-X Center tell me the full list of participants will be released March 31st. Look for it here then!

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KEN DOMANSKI April 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE BEER FEST.I HAVE A BASEMENT BAR,WITH A DRAFT SYSTEM.I PREFER DRAFT BEER TO ANY OTHER PACKAGED BEER.WHEN SOME GUESTS COME OVER,I SERVE THEM BEER IN BOTTLES OR CANS,BECAUSE THEY SAY THAT THEY DON’T LIKE DRAFT BEER.WHAT’S UP WITH THAT?I THOUGHT REAL BEER DRINKERS PREFER BEER ON TAP. KEN FROM KEN’S BAR

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Petra Hahn-Lawson May 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

You bet they do! I am German and there is nothing like a wonderful draft beer with a nice head. Preferrably it will be poored in 7 minutes or so. I do have to buy my stuff in bottles as it comes accross the pond but I do prefer a goo draft

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