Win a pair of VIP Tickets to Columbus Winter Beerfest

Written by on January 10, 2012 in Events - 84 Comments

Winter Beerfest is only days away, and we want to hook you up with a pair of VIP tickets!

The Winter Beerfest offers more than 260 beers including new Columbus brewery Four String, new-to-be-distributed-here 3 Floyds, new-to-Ohio styles from Yuengling, and new-to-the-festival Ohio breweries Weasel Boy from Zanesville and Cellar Rat from Madison. The full beer list is available online.

Doors open Saturday at 7:30 – the $30 advance, $40 at the door ticket buys you 25 tasting tickets each good for a 5oz sample. Designated driver tickets are also available for $15. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $40 advance/$50 door, which includes a souvenir glass and one hour earlier admission to the tasting. You can purchase tickets online.

DRINK UP COLUMBUS GIVEAWAY: We’ve got one pair of VIP tickets with your name on ’em. Well, your name isn’t actually ON them. We can write it on the envelope they are in if you want.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling us why you want to attend! For a bonus entry, tweet a link to this post and use the hashtag #drinkupcbus. (You must first leave a comment on this post for your Tweet entry to be counted.) Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email by 5pm Thursday, January 12. Winner must be able to pick up tickets Friday afternoon or at the Drink Up Columbus Four String Brewing party Friday evening.

UPDATE: Congrats to Ed VanWinkle for winning the tickets!

About the Author

Cheryl Harrison. Editor of Drink Up Columbus. Geek of the craft beer/board game/sci-fi varieties. Fan of patios.

84 Comments on "Win a pair of VIP Tickets to Columbus Winter Beerfest"

  1. Colleen January 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM · Reply

    It’d be a great road trip to enjoy craft beer, which I’ve been enjoying for 5 years. It would also be a fun road trip!

  2. Tony January 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM · Reply

    I would love to win these tickets because I love craft beer and would like to enjoy some of the best craft beer around with fellow lovers of the brew. Winning these tickets would make my winter! lol

  3. Matt Harkleroad January 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM · Reply

    I just had a baby and winning the tickets would go a long way in convincing my wife to let me leave the house to go to this.

  4. Brandy Jordan January 10, 2012 at 9:53 AM · Reply

    Well I am a beer lover but was basically being too cheap post holidays to buy tickets. I also thought I should keep some sort of semblance of dedication to my stupid new years resolution but at this point screw it…I want free tix πŸ™‚

  5. Christina January 10, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Reply

    I just had a baby, and I need a beer! πŸ™‚

  6. Micah Siegmund January 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Reply

    I should win the tix because I have acted responsibly and already made arrangements for a designated driver!

  7. Mark Florig January 10, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Reply

    I love Ohio, and love beer. Would love nothing better then start off 2012 with local beer!

    • Brandie January 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM · Reply

      Can I submit a second nomination for Flo to win? πŸ™‚

      • Cheryl Harrison January 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM · Reply

        No – you can give him the ticket I gave you, though πŸ˜‰

  8. Eric Schneider January 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Reply

    I LOVE beer! πŸ˜‰

  9. Kelly O'Connor January 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Reply

    Because beer is awesome. Craft beer is even better. Free craft beer is nirvana.

  10. Marie Gibbons January 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM · Reply

    Fabulous opportunity to try many beers, and would force me to find a date!

  11. John January 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM · Reply

    My wife loves beer and, as this falls the day after her birthday, it would make a wonderful birthday gift!

  12. Mark Van Horn January 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM · Reply

    I have never been to Beerfest. I have always wanted to go. I drink a lot of craft beer so an event like this would be very exciting for me. πŸ™‚ It would be really cool to shoot some video there too.

  13. Brent Havey January 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM · Reply

    I took my friend from out of town to the event last year – we had a great time! Having an early start is even better! would love to go again this year πŸ™‚

  14. ryan January 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Reply

    I want them so I can give them to my bartender. I need to serve him a beer for a change.

  15. Jessica Gerhardt January 10, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Reply

    I would LOVE to win these πŸ™‚ My boyfriend and I are planning to go but I could totally use the free pair ! Follow you on twitter as well! #beerplease

  16. Dan Kasun January 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Reply

    Turns out – I am the worlds greatest beer taster and if I don’t get to attend this event – well, you wouldn’t want the fate of the world to hinge on your decision to not give me tickets, right? Don’t let the terrorists and the Mayans win. Do the right thing.

  17. Paul W January 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Reply

    Love trying new breweries so I’m excited to see what Four String has on tap.

  18. Chris January 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Reply

    I want the tickets because I’ve blacked out at the last three beerfests and, damnit, I want to try and remembe this one!

  19. Erin January 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Reply

    So many beers to try, and so little time!

  20. Melissa Wheeler January 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM · Reply

    I love craft beer and would love the chance to have special access to the limited edition kegs! Thanks for picking me πŸ™‚

  21. Kelly Brown January 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM · Reply

    I would love to be VIP for this event so I can hook up my cousin Patrick for his birthday. We would make good use of the extra hour! I’ll retweet this link for sure. It’ll be from @aka_kbreezy. #drinkupcbus!

  22. JK January 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM · Reply

    Eveyone on here may have just had a baby…..but my beer belly is still radiant and need of some solid craft beer. Yeah, I’m playing the sympathy card….sympathy that only hops can cure.

  23. Bryan January 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Reply

    I was lying peacefully in my bed when the Lord Tim Tebow said unto me, “You must get these.”

  24. Courtney Cooper January 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Reply

    I am a HUGE beer lover! Plus:

    1. My boyfriend just celebrated his 26th birthday yesterday, and this is a super awesome gift
    2. We just made our first home brew last weekend – so this would be the perfect ending to a beer-focused birthday week!


  25. Ian January 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM · Reply

    Because free beer is not just a clever bandname!

  26. Joel P January 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Reply

    I’d like to attend so that I can convince the Three Floyds reps to find a way to get more of their offerings into Ohio!

  27. Katy January 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM · Reply

    1/14 is my boyfriend’s birthday! Would love to surprise him with tickets!

  28. Leonard Mack January 10, 2012 at 12:10 PM · Reply

    I’d love to win these tickets to help my beer nerdness grow. Nothing would be better than going to enjoy so many of the best beers around VIP style. I could even write my review of the show and submit it to DrinkUpColumbus so that everyone who missed out would know what they missed. Pick me! Pick me!

  29. Steve Kirby January 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Reply

    This week is the busiest of the year at work. I think that being amongst 260 beers would do wonders for my stress level.

  30. Jeff Squire January 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Reply

    I can’t wait try so many delicious craft beers.

  31. Chris January 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM · Reply

    Because free beer is always awesome and free craft beer is even better

  32. Nicholas Hale January 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Reply

    I love me some good beer! Never been to this fest before would love to check it esp to support the local craft breweries!

  33. James Harris January 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM · Reply

    I’d like to attend so me and my brother Nicholas Hale from a few comments before me can have one last hoorah before I leave the state. His birthday is coming up too, so it wouldnt be a bad gift.

  34. Cake Betch January 10, 2012 at 2:37 PM · Reply

    Because drinking beer is pretty much my life and I am too broke from the holidays to be able to afford a ticket!

  35. Megan Severs January 10, 2012 at 2:49 PM · Reply

    I would personally like to redeem myself for bad life decisions from last year’s event. So, WIN WIN!

  36. Soma January 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM · Reply

    I’m attending cause I love drinking beer in general, love trying new beers and love drinking beer with company (and 6000 people is a lot of company)! plus I love the movie beerfest so have to go for that reason alone!

  37. Halvorsen January 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Reply

    I did not go last year and wasn’t going to go this year because I had no idea it was this weekend. I’d like to go and winning tickets would be a sure way for me to attend.

  38. Jason Wheeler January 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM · Reply

    Looking forward to the beer fest. Drink Up Columbus is awesome. Free Beer!!!

  39. Bobby Baker January 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM · Reply

    I’m 40 beers away from trying every beer in O-H-I-O

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