You’re pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration is here! Get your green on with hours of sampling of over 100 craft beers and ciders. Not to mention the live music from ‘Big Mojo Band’, and fun games like beer pong! Celebrate with us March 11 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex.

Now with such a big event, you may have questions. Don’t fret because we have answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (with answers) about the Cedar Rapids Beer Summit. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, let us know and we’ll update the post!

When and where is the Cedar Rapids Beer Summit?
Saturday, March 11 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (or 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. for VIP’s) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Convention Complex in downtown Cedar Rapids.

How much are tickets and where can I purchase them?
Tickets are available online at They are $35 for a general admission ticket or $55 for a VIP ticket. Tickets will increase $10 at the door. Designated Driver tickets will also be available for purchase at the door for $10.

What does a VIP ticket include?
You get an extra hour of sampling plus exclusive VIP-only beers to try in addition to your souvenir sampling glass.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to get in?
Yes! Please make sure you bring your printed ticket(s) with you.

Is there an age limit for the Cedar Rapids Beer Summit?
Yes, since this is a craft beer festival you must be 21+ to attend. Staff will be checking photo IDs at the door. If you do not have your photo ID with you, you will not be permitted entry to the event.

Will there be food available?
Yes, food will be available to purchase. Items can include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, chicken strips, chicken eggrolls, chips, and soda.

Do I need to bring money?
Only if you need to purchase a ticket to get in or would like to purchase food. All beer sampling is included in the price of your ticket.

What do I need to have to get in?
You need to bring your printed ticket and a photo ID.

Where can I park?
There are several parking ramps in the area as well as some street parking. The first hour is free and after that, it’s just 75 cents per hour in downtown ramps. Get all of the details on parking right HERE.

Will there be cabs available?
We will not be providing any, but they’ll definitely be some downtown that you can grab. Uber is also a great way to go.

Also, this year the Cedar Rapids Beer Summit will have its own Snapchat filter! So be sure to swipe left!

Have any other questions? Let us know in the comments. See you there!

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