Hop Harvest Festival

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California Craft Brewers Association presents

Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild

Hop Harvest Festival

October 20, 2018

Chico, California

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A celebration of all things hops!

Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival returns for its fourth showcase of the best hop-forward brews of the season.

On October 20, 2018, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the California Craft Brewers Association are hosting the biennial Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival, a celebration of our passion for these lupulin laden beauties, and the adventurous brewers who explore the boundaries of their explosive flavors. During the season when hops are luscious and dewy, and the time from field to kettle is a matter of life or death, we’ve invited the best breweries from across the U.S. (and beyond) to pour their coveted hop-centric creations.

Check out the current brewer list - 

21st Amendment Brewery ● 4 Hands Brewing Company ● Adroit Theory Brewing ● Alaro Brewing Company  ● Bale Breaker Brewing Co. ● Beachwood Brewing ● Bear Republic Brewing Company ● Bells’ Brewing ● Berryessa Brewing Co ● Bike Dog Brewing Co. ● Bootlegger’s Brewery ● Breakside Brewing ● Caldera Brewing Co ● Cigar City Brewing ● Country Boy Brewing ● Crux Fermentation Project ● Faction Brewing Company ●  Fieldwork Brewing Company ● FiftyFifty Brewing Company ● Firestone Walker Brewing Company ● Fremont Brewing ● Half Acre Beer Co. ● Hangar 24 Craft Brewery ● HopSaint Brewing Company ● Karl Strauss Brewing Company ● Kern River Brewing Co ● Knee Deep Brewing Company ● Lucky Luke Brewing Co. ●  Mad River Brewing Company ● Maui Brewing Co. ● Modern Times Beer ●  Moksa Brewing Co ● Moonraker Brewing Company ● Mother Earth Brew Co ● New Belgium Brewing Company ● New Glory Craft Brewery ● Ninkasi Brewing ● Novo Brazil Brewing Co. ● Odell Brewing Company ● Payette Brewing Company ● Perennial Artisan Ales ● Pizza Port Brewing Co. ● Redwood Curtain Brewing Company ● Russian River Brewing Company ● Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing ● Secret Trail Brewing Co. ● Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. ● Societe Brewing Company ● Stone Brewing  ● Sudwerk Brewing Co. ● The Hop Concept ● Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery ● Three Weavers Brewing Company ● Trumer Brewery ● Upland Brewing Co. ● Urban Roots Brewing

Note: Brewer lists are subject to change.  Check back weekly for updates!

 

When & Where

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Sierra Nevada Hop Field, Chico, CA (parking at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds)

 

Tickets

Tickets available starting Thursday, August 23, at 10:00am PDT, online only. Buy your tickets here!

Early Access $75 - Join the party an hour early for exclusive first tastes! Early Access ticket includes one-hour early access, festival entry, an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers, commemorative tasting glass, live entertainment and complementary shuttles. No food is included in ticket price.

General Admission $55 - General Admission ticket includes festival entry, an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers, commemorative tasting glass, and live entertainment. No food is included in ticket price.

Designated Driver $25 - Designated Driver ticket includes festival entry, commemorative tasting glass, and live entertainment. No food or beer tastings are included in ticket price.

 

What

We’ve invited more than 50 top breweries from across the country to showcase their unique and innovative hop-forward beers. All festival proceeds will go to support the non-profit California Craft Brewers Association and their efforts to continue to protect and support the craft brewing industry.

MUSIC: Musical act announcement COMING SOON!

FOOD: Food will be available for purchase during the festival from a variety of different local food trucks and the Sierra Nevada Taproom.  Line up COMING SOON!

HOP TALKS: Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman and Tom Nielsen will lead a discussion about the growth and innovation of brewing hop-forward beers. They will be joined by brewer friends to discuss their experiences, the industry, and their unique and highly coveted beers.  Line up COMING SOON!

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING: PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE – Really, we can’t stress this enough…if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:

  1. FREE SHUTTLE the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Saturday from 11:30am to 6:00 pm. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center on the corner of 2nd and Salem in downtown Chico.
  2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! *Please bike responsibly!*
  3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, a short walk to the brewery or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. If you need to, you can leave your car at the fairgrounds overnight and pick it up the next day. **THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

Remember, you must be 21 or older and present a valid ID to attend!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy tickets?
Get tickets here!. Tickets are available starting Thursday, August 23, at 10:00am PST, online only.

How many tickets can I purchase?
Each transaction is limited to 10 tickets.

What does my ticket include?
All tickets include admission to the event, live entertainment, and access to food trucks selling their delicious offerings during the event.

  • Early Access– join the celebration an hour early for exclusive first tastes! This ticket allows for access to the event beginning at 12:00 pm, one hour earlier than general admission, and an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers.
  • General Admission – this ticket allows for four hours of hop-centric celebration with an opportunity to sample more than 100 unique beers.
  • Designated Driver – join the celebration and earn the eternal gratitude of your friends. This ticket provides admission to the event and access to the onsite food trucks and entertainment. Holders of this ticket type may not consume alcohol during the event.

What is the deal with the designated driver tickets?
The Designated Driver tickets include festival admission, a commemorative sampling glass, and live entertainment. Food trucks will be on site if you are interested in purchasing something to eat. Additionally, this wristband entitles you to eternal thanks from your friends and may subject you to periodic public displays of gratitude from the Sierra Nevada staff.

Who benefits from the ticket sales?
We’re partnering with California Craft Brewers Association to host this festival. All festival proceeds will go to support the them and their efforts to continue to protect and support the craft brewing industry.

Which food trucks will be available?
Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival will feature a variety of local food trucks, offering food for purchase for all attendees. In addition, back by popular demand, the Sierra Nevada Taproom will be onsite to provide an array of pub food for purchase. A list of participating food truck vendors and the Sierra Nevada Taproom menu will be released on the festival website in early October.

I’m over 21, but my baby isn’t… I’ll be carrying her the whole time, is it okay to bring her anyway?
Sorry, no one under 21 will be admitted, regardless of how far under 21 they are, but congrats on the new addition to the family. May we suggest a parents’ afternoon out?!

I’m having trouble with the ticketing system; what should I do?
At the bottom of the Eventbrite page, you’ll find a “contact the organizer” button. Shoot us a message and give us a couple days to get back to you. We’ll get you taken care of; we’re here to help!

Something came up and I can’t make it. Can you refund my tickets?
We aren’t issuing refund for this festival. Please find a friend to go in your place!

Oops! I’ve lost my license, will you let me in without it?
Well, we’d like to, but we can’t. Legally, we have to make sure everyone inside the event is 21 or older. Bring your passport or any other government-issued photo ID, and you’ll be good to go!

How do I get to the Hop Harvest Festival?
PLEASE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Really, we can’t stress this enough…if you overindulge, leave your car and come back for it the next day. Take the free shuttle or a taxi; you’ll make some new friends and keep everyone safe. We also created these great options for you:

  1. FREE SHUTTLE the shuttle will run on a continuous loop on Saturday from 11:30am to 6:00 pm. Pick up and drop off are at the transit center on the corner of 2nd and Salem in downtown Chico.
  2. RIDE YOUR BIKE – Chico Velo is offering complimentary bike valet and there is plentiful bike parking at the brewery! *Please bike responsibly!*
  3. PARKING AT SILVER DOLLAR FAIRGROUNDS Complimentary parking is available at the fairgrounds, a short walk to the brewery or you can take the shuttle that will run back and forth from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. If you need to, you can leave your car at the fairgrounds overnight and pick it up the next day. **THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE AT SIERRA NEVADA**

I don’t like beer, is there anything else to drink?
BLASPHEMY! Okay, okay, we’ll have water and the food trucks will have non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. No other alcoholic beverages will be served.

I’d love to help out! Can I volunteer to pour for a brewery?
We’re glad you want to get involved! Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild Hop Harvest Festival invites breweries to pour their own beers and interact with the festival-goers, so there are no volunteers needed for this event. This is your time to have fun, so enjoy yourself at the festival! If you are interested in working at this event, please reach out to Allevity Recruiting & Staffing at 530-345-2486.