Rhinegeist seems to do things big when they choose to do them, and this festival isn’t an exception to that rule.  They’re kicking of their first ever Rare Beer Festival in a massive way, and if you want in on the action you’ll need to act fast.  They’ve already sold out of their VIP tickets, and are starting to get close with the General Admission tickets too.

What Is It?

I mean… the name ‘Rare Beer Festival’ should be a pretty good descriptor for you, I think.  The festival is set to highlight some of the unobtainable, and the most unexpected beers that have ever been on tap at Rhinegeist before.  Breweries from across the country will journey to Rhinegeist with their rarest brews (sour, wild, imperial, hoppy, barrel aged, fructified, funky and simply rarified) in tow for what the brewery is calling a “magnificent day of craft beer celebration”.

These are taps that a lot of aren’t normally even available in the state of Ohio.  It’s gonna be a hell of an event.

It all goes down on October 28th, kicking off at noon with an early entry for VIPs, followed by General Admission for the rest of the ticket holders at 1pm.

What’s Going To Be Pouring?

Get your notebook ready… there’s some stuff you need to make note of if you’re trying to justify the ticket.  You can expect beers from:

  • 4 Hands Brewery, St. Louis, MO
  • 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA
  • Allagash Brewing, Portland, ME
  • Bell’s, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
  • Brewdog, Canal Winchester, OH
  • The Bruery, Placentia CA
  • Burial Beer, Asheville, NC
  • Cigar City, Tampa, FL
  • Crooked Stave, Denver, CO
  • Destihl, Normal, IL
  • Drake’s, San Leandro, CA
  • Faction, Alameda, CA
  • Fat Heads, Middleburg Heights, OH
  • Fieldwork, Berkeley, CA
  • Firestone Walker, Paso Robles CA
  • Fullsteam, Durham, NC
  • Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA
  • Little Fish, Athens OH
  • The Lost Abbey, San Diego, CA
  • Nobel Ale Works, Anaheim, CA
  • Other Half, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pipeworks, Chicago, IL
  • Sun King, Indianapolis, IN
  • Three Weavers, Inglewood, CA
  • TRVE, Denver, CO
  • Upland, Bloomington, IN
  • Wiseacre, Memphis, TN

This list might even see some more additions as the event gets closer.  If that’s not enough, there are also going to be some ‘extremely rare’ samplings from some of our own Cincinnati-based brewers on tap at the Local Rare Beer Bar.  So far, signed on for the festival you can expect local goodies from:

  • Rivertown
  • Bad Tom Smith
  • Brink Brewing
  • Braxton Brewing
  • Listermann
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Great Crescent
  • Streetside
  • Christian Moerlein
  • Cellar Dweller
  • Urban Artifact
  • MadTree
  • Nine Giant
  • Taft’s

Ticket Information

General Admission tickets are $40 – or $45 the day of the event (if it doesn’t sell out).  With the purchase of your ticket you’ll get:

  • Admission to the event, from 1pm-5pm
  • 10 sample tickets
  • commemorative sample glassware

You can get more information, or get your tickets by hitting up Rhinegeist’s website – and like I mentioned… you should do it quickly if you’re looking to attend.  It’s going fast!

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