The Mariners' Craft Beer Festival 2020
Selected date Sunday July 26
Selected time 12:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

New Date!

Great beer, good food, and live music!

The eighth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers for tasting from 24 local, regional, and national breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. Breweries will have representatives at each tasting tent to answer questions, and select brewery speakers will give “beer talks” on the hour from 1 - 3 p.m. The Festival will also include one-off beers to taste in the fan-favorite "Cask-Off" competition. Live music will be provided by Hey! Hey! and Esoteric Ramblers. Food trucks will be on-site for an additional charge.

The breweries represented will include Alewerks, Back Bay, Billsburg, Bold Rock, Bull Island, Caiseal, Cape Charles, Devils Backbone, Elysian, Golden Road, Goose Island, Heavy Seas, Larry's Lemonade, New Belgium, New Realm, O'Connor, Oozlefinch, Sly Clyde, Smartmouth, St. George, Starr Hill, That Damn Mary, Tradition, and Wicked Weed.

All festival attendees must have a ticket:

- "Adult" tickets provide admission to the festival, along with a 4-ounce commemorative beer tasting glass and 20 craft beer tastings from a variety of brewers, live music and museum admission for the day:

  • Advance price is $35 — a $10 discount per ticket is applied at checkout
  • Day-of price is $45
  • Ticket holders must show a valid photo ID with proof of age

- "Member Adult" tickets provide Mariners' Museum Members admission to the festival, along with a 4-ounce commemorative beer tasting glass and 20 craft beer tastings from a variety of brewers, and live music:

  • Member price is $30 
  • Members can only purchase up to 4 tickets at the Member discount price through July 25
  • Member discount is not available on the day of the event
  • Member card may be requested for verification at entry
  • Ticket holders must show valid photo ID with proof of age

- "Non-Drinker" $15.00 tickets are for underage and non-drinkers. All guests over the age of 12 years must have a ticket. Non-drinker tickets include complimentary water and soda during the event and a souvenir tasting glass upon EXIT of the Festival.

NOTICE: Orders by Non-Members or lapsed Museum Members at the Member price will be canceled and refunded.

Announcement: Due to CDC guidelines discouraging gatherings of more than 10 people and Governor Northam’s executive order extended through early June, The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 26, 2020. All tickets purchased for the May 3 date will be honored for the new date. If those who have purchased tickets are unable to attend the rescheduled date, they will receive a full refund. The Museum will be closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as we approach the rescheduled event date. For questions, event ticket holders can contact The Mariners’ Events Team at: 


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