The VIP Package allows the serious craft beer drinker the opportunity to enter the event ahead of the crowd and an opportunity to talk one on one with the brewers or their reps in a small setting. The number of VIP Packages are limited in order to maintain the ability to talk one on one while sampling the breweries beers so it is best to purchase yours as soon as possible at our online store.

 VIP Packages includes:

  • Early entry.  (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.)
  • VIP Tasting session with the brewers or their rep.
  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • VIP wristband
  • Eight Sample drink tickets. (Each ticket redeemable for a single 3-ounce pour. Additional sample drink tickets are available for purchase once inside the festival. )
  • Mardi Gras Beads

VIP participants are invited to stay for the full public event which will run 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Beginning at 4:00 pm pint and sample drink tickets will be available for purchase.   Addition event information can be found at http://www.visitlaportetx.com/mardigras/ . 

VIP Packages and DD packages can be picked up at the ticket booth at the entrance to the Beer Garden beginning at 2:30 pm.  (Admission will start at 3:00 pm.)Your emailed receipt will serve as you ticket and compared to a list at check in.  State approved ID will be required for each VIP Package at pickup. (NO EXCEPTIONS)  Must be 21 years of age or older.

A ticket will be required for admission to the early VIP session.  A Designated Drivers packaged is also available for purchase at a cost of $5.00 if purchased in advance or at the door for an additional cost. Available on line .  Designated driver ticket holders receive two beverage tickets redeemable for two non-alcoholic drinks and admission to the VIP session.  

**The event is RAIN or SHINE   |   ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. (Refunds, exchanges, address and name changes will not be allowed once a ticket is purchased.)

  • Due to current alcohol laws and safety, no unaccompanied minors will be allowed in the beer garden.
  • You must be 21 or older to purchase or consume alcohol and an ID will be required at entry.