Is it your first time attending a beer festival? Perhaps it is not your first time. Maybe you have been to a beer festival but feel like there wasn’t enough time to enjoy every vendor. Use this guide to get the most out of your beer festival experience!

Slow and Steady. Keep in mind that a beer festival lasts for several hours. Don’t be hasty, take your time, enjoy. To really take your time, get a weekend pass. That way you won’t miss out on any great beer.

Pack Some Snacks. Hard pretzels are perfect snacks for the beer fest because they cleanse the palate for beer tasting.

Get Some Sleep. Beer festivals are an all day thing, get plenty of rest so you are able to enjoy yourself.

Get Your Ticket. The last thing you want is for the beer fest to sell out before you get your ticket. Find out the dates and details of the event. Try to order your ticket in advance to avoid the heartbreak. Get your tickets here.

Write down the beer that you like. When you fall in love with multiple beers at the fest, you’ll want to remember the name, what it pairs well with, and where to purchase. Take notes.

Stay Hydrated. Drink lots of water. All alcoholic beverages dehydrate the body so it’s best to drink up! Dehydration causes headache, fatigue and lots of sweating. Three ways to ruin your fun!

Keep Cash on Hand. There will be lots of vendors with awesome things you’ll want to buy. Be sure to have some money on hand. It’s possible that many vendors accept cash payment only.

Come with cool people. You’re there to have fun and enjoy yourself. Go with people that are like-minded and you’ll be sure to have a good time.

For more information about Edmonton’s International Beerfest, click here. We’ll see you there!