Heading to Brewed IN the Fort 2018? Follow these tips for the perfect Brewed IN experience! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, what are you waiting for??? Head to www.brewedinthefort.com to pick them up!
TIP #1 Get your crew together
Make sure you've got your festival dream team with you. Got a friend who loves IPA's? Another who is more of a stout connoisseur? Maybe you've got a friend who likes good food, music, but isn't that much into beer? Looks like you just found a Designated Driver. Lavish them with gifts and praise as much as possible. When you have the right group mix, you go from craft beer novice to festival professional. Don't forget to document your day with the hashtag #INtheFort2018.
TIP #2 Plan your day
With so many beers, meads, and ciders its a good idea to plan your route. Maybe you see a couple newcomers you've never been introduced to before? Maybe you've got some favorites that you always need to get to. When is a good time to take a restroom break, food break, music break, or just a quiet moment in the grassy fields outside the pavilion? Whatever your strategy and speed, you can check out the festival map and begin your planning HERE.
TIP #3 Stay hydrated!
Enjoy yourself responsibly and remember to enjoy some water. This year Aqua Systems is hooking us up with hydration stations for all your H2O needs. Enjoy a glass from time to time or after every sampling. You'll feel better and save yourself the literal and figurative headache later on.
TIP #4 Drink and learn at the same time!
Got a question about a beer style? Wondering what the process is for adding hops or other ingredients to your favorite beer? Ask the brewer! What's great about BITF is that every table is stationed with a knowledgeable representative of the brewery and the brewing process. They are happy to help you learn what makes their beer the "beeriest". That's not a real word. How about what goes into the process of "beerification". Oof that was actually worse than the first time. You know what...when you get to the festival you can learn all about it.
TIP #5 Get home safely!
Being so centrally located to downtown, you are walking distance from many fine restaurants and places to chill. Make sure that you have a designated driver, Uber or Lyft app, or a safe means of transportation to keep yourself and those around you safe.
That's it! You are on your way to an awesomely fun BITF2018! For more information, and for those of you that are dangerously close to missing out by not buying tickets this late in the game...go to www.brewedinthefort.com.
We can't wait to see you there!