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World Beer Fest tickets selling quick

Posted March 13, 2012
Updated March 14, 2012

About 60 percent of the tickets for the World Beer Festival in Raleigh next month have been sold, organizers said Tuesday.

The festival, which will be held April 14 in Moore Square, typically sells out. Tickets went on sale in late February for All About Beer subscribers and to the general public last week. 

Buy tickets for the Raleigh festival here

This year's event will explore the use of certain ingredients and brewing methods, in addition to the history of beer styles and how to select beers to enhance meals. Mellow Mushroom has agreed to help with food for the event. 

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All About Beer publisher Daniel Bradford said brewers and tasting stations will be divided into separate tents as to create less congestion. 

Another new feature – Ray Price Harley Davidson in Raleigh will be on hand with some motorcycles. They will even have a few rigged up so you can "drive them." 

The festival has two four-hour sessions (noon- 4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.) Both sessions will feature the same material. Admission to a single session is $40 in advance and $50 on the day of the event, if available. 

VIP tickets are $75 per session and include a World Beer Festival commemorative glass, an upscale food buffet (hot catered meal), a private hospitality area, a separate entrance, private restrooms, a gift bag, and extra special beers not available at the brewers’ tables.

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With some proceeds from the event going to local nonprofit Artsplosure, it seems only fitting to have an artist create an official poster for the festival each year. 

Raleigh artist Noelle Rousseau's winning design was unveiled during a press conference Tuesday at the Flying Saucer in Raleigh. 


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  • steve18 Mar 14, 2012

    I've been to several of these, both Raleigh and Durham in the fall, and enjoyed them. Although, I can only last about an hour :)

  • taxedtodeath Mar 14, 2012

    Way to expensive, the one at Norris Creek just outside
    Wake Forest is only $15 and I think it is better.

  • joeBob Mar 14, 2012

    $80 for 2 tickets, round trip cab fare or hotel room to stay out of jail...since they quit having this at the North Raleigh Hiton, I quit going. For $80 we can go to any beer bar in our area, have a great meal, all the beer we care to drink and not have to stand in line at the Porta Potties.

  • mhazouri Mar 13, 2012

    The money given to the nonprofit is required for the special occasions permit. And the nonprofit is Artsplosure? Now that's a twist. It should go to a charity as originally intended.