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Brew-Grass Festival

Sat, Jun 9, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Lincoln Peak

Kick off the summer with Sugarbush's eighth annual brewfest, featuring craft beers from more than twenty Vermont breweries, tasty local eats and jammin' bluegrass bands.

Includes 10 tasting punch card and souvenir sample glass
1 punch per pour if under 10% ABV, 2 punches if over 10% ABV
Sample size is 4 ounces

$50 General admission
$14 Non-drinker ticket

*Online sales now closed, day-of tickets will be available at the ticket booth.*

All sales are final. No refunds.

Additional punch cards for sale at the event: $10 for a 5-drink punch card.


Will Call Opens: 1:00 PM
Tastings: 2:00 - 6:00 PM

2018 Brewers List*

Cheers to Vermont Beers!

 14th Star • 1st Republic • Alchemist • Citizen Cider • Cousins Brewing • Farnham Ale and Lager • Fiddlehead • Four Quarters • Frost Beer Works • Good Water Brewing •  Harpoon • Hermit Thrush •  Hogback • Lawson’s Finest Liquids • Lost Nation • Magic Hat •  Otter Creek/Shed • Prohibition Pig • Rock Art • Rutland Beer Works • Stone Corral • Switchback • Trout River • Upper Pass • Von Trapps •  Zero Gravity •

*Breweries subject to change



Sugarbush Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Castlerock Will Do Clam Shack
Nor Easter Smoke
Goog's Wood-Fired Fare
Vermont Yak Company's YakItToMe! Mobile BBQ Van
Rumble's Kitchen - $20 Buffet from 5 PM - 9 PM


2:00 - 3:15 PM: Papa's Porch
3:15 - 4:30 PM: Red Barn Hayloft
4:30 - 5:45 PM - Mad Mountain Scramblers

Red Barn Hayloft
Red Barn Hayloft is a five-piece bluegrass band based out of Brookfield, Vermont. Composed of Jonathan Falby (fiddle, vocals), Tim Gershon (mandolin, vocals), David Love (banjo, vocals),  Andy Stone (guitar, vocals), and rounded out by the commanding presence of Clay Purvis on Bass fiddle. Red Barn Hayloft produces a brand of bluegrass that is both traditional and contemporary. Their diverse repertoire is filled with bluegrass classics, fiddle tunes, ballads and a few gospel numbers.

Mad Mountain Scramblers
The Mad Mountain Scramblers are the Mad River Valley's premier bluegrass band. Composed of band members Jayson Fulton (lead vocal, bass), Hollace Pratt (lead mandolin, vocals), John Bridgewater (guitar, vocals), Rick Sysco (rhythm mandolin, vocals, whistles), and Ben Larrow (banjo).

Papa's Porch
Papas Porch is a young and dedicated bluegrass band from Burlington, Vermont. Composed of good friends, fast flying notes and full harmonies, Papas Porch strives to deliver a memorable bluegrass experience. We hope to see you at the Bush. 


Firkin Friday
Join us Friday for the Brew-Grass Fest weekend kickoff party in Castlerock Pub as we celebrate with a freshly-tapped firkin (cask-conditioned beer), wood-fired pizza, and live music from The Grift. SEE MORE

Post-Brew-Grass Golf Scramble
Follow up a day at Brew-Grass Festival with a 9-hole tournament at the Sugarbush Golf Course. Enjoy an expanded selection of 16 oz Vermont Craft Beers at Hogan's Pub and compete to win prizing from Vermont breweries for top teams, closest to the pin, and longest drive. LEARN MORE

Lodging Package
Stay feet from the festival and explore the Mad River Valley while you're visiting. BOOK NOW

Festival Rules

  • This is a 21+ event. No one under 21 will be admitted, including infants and children of all ages. All attendees will be required to show a valid photo I.D. for admission (Vermont State Law). Sugarbush reserves the right to card anytime during the festival
  • All attendees must be properly attired.
  • No bags, pets (regardless of size), outside glassware or outside food permitted.
  • All exits are FINAL, and no alcohol is permitted outside the event.
  • Sugarbush reserves the right to remove any individual(s) without refund from the festival for behaving inappropriately. Once escorted out by security individuals will not be allowed back in the festival.
  • Drink responsibly.
  • Know your limits.