2020 has definetly been an odd year, and I’m sure we don’t need to go in to detail as to why. As the pandemic rolls on, beer festival organizers are getting creative and hosting virtual beer festivals to help bring the craft beer community together and showcase craft beer brands to their attendees. (Fueled By Hops is doing the same with Cheers, Yinz! Fest)
Beverages2U.com, the digital arm of Brentwood Distributing based in West Mifflin, PA, is hosting BeerFest2U on October 24, 2020, a virtual craft beer festival to showcase their craft beer brands. The event will feature exclusive collaborations, limited-edition beers, and local releases from 19 different craft brewers. Attendees will be able to interact with brew masters, check out live musical acts, and there may even be a guest appearance or two!
There will be live, interactive Q&A sessions with Bell’s Brewing, Troeg’s Brewing, Firestone Walker. Additional speakers include North Country Brewing, Fat Head’s Brewing and Platform Brewing.
The festival will confirmed celebrity appearances from Steve Blass, Flava Flav, Pittsburgh Dad, and Iceburgh (The Penguins mascot). An after-party concert by G.Love will follow the event.
Billed as an at-home beer tasting experience, ticketholders of the event will be able to get limited-edition and exclusive collaboration beers shipped directly to their front door. Local pickup is also available for a discounted rate. Note that shipping is only available for residents of Pennsylvania.
The festival is currently offering two levels of tickets. A an individual ticket is $99.99 and includes a 24-pack of can and bottles shipped to your door, a $10 gift car and $10 merch credit to Beverages2U.com, access to event, and a virtual welcome bag of giveaway from the breweries. (Local attendees can opt to pick up their beer instead of having it shipped. If you elect this option, you’ll save $20 on your ticket price).
The second ticket level is The Party Pack option. This option includes 4 tickets to the event and 4 cases of beer (yes, four 24-packs of beer shipped to you!). You’ll also recieve a $40 gift card and $40 merch credit at Beverage2U.com as well as the virtual welcome bag. The Party Pack option is available for $360.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to Tip Jar Pittsburgh & Philly, which directly gives to the service industry workers.
All the details of the event, as well as how to order tickets can be found by visiting the Beverage2U official event website.