LAGER THAN LIFE BEER FESTIVAL FAQ
When was the first Lager Than Life Fest?
The inaugural Lager Than Life Festival took place on July 23, 2022. The next Festival is July 15, 2023.
Does LTL pay for the beer?
Yes! We pay for the product from each vendor. There are no booth fees for products being sampled and we purchase their product for you to enjoy; so enjoy!
Can I bring my dog (or any other pet)?
No. Absolutely no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds. This is for the safety of everyone but especially for your pet.
Can I wear a pretzel necklace to the Fest?
You may wear your own – but you cannot sell one to anyone.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, either printed or scannable QR code on phone.
Can I get a refund?
No. Sales are final!
Can I transfer/switch my ticket to another person or event?
The name on my ticket doesn’t match the actual attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, if the ticket is valid when scanned at the fest and you are of age with valid ID.
What if I bought my ticket from a reseller and need ticket help?
We can’t help you, or guarantee entry, if you buy from a reseller. You’ve been warned.
What’s included with the ticket price?
Please see the specific event/ticket page.
Do you offer discounted/bulk ticket pricing?
No, we don’t.
Identification: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
21+ with valid ID. No minors. No exceptions.
Is a passport acceptable?
Is a temporary license/ID acceptable?
Yes. However, security will review and have the final say.
Designated Drivers: Do you offer a Designated Driver ticket/program?
Yes we do, $20 designated driver tickets are only available at the door (doesn’t include tasting glass). Designated drivers that are attending with VIP tickets have the same access as their friends just without the beer.
Children: Are Children Allowed?
No children, including babies. Our insurance company is a real stickler. All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No exceptions.
What are the fest times?
In 2023, it is 2-6 p.m.
Note: Your ticket doesn’t guarantee entry exactly when doors open, but we’ll do our best to get attendees in the venue as quickly as possible. We have a holding area that should work extremely well, and we will get people in the event nearly immediately.
When is the last beer poured?
Last call is at 5:45 p.m. for beer.
DIRECTIONS, TRANSPORTATION, PARKING, & ACCESSIBILITY
Is parking available?
Parking is available for free in the grass at Preservation Park.
Is the venue handicapped accessible?
The venue is outdoors and predominantly on a grass surface. While accessible, it isn’t the smoothest ground to get around on.
Hotel Accommodations: Do you have any hotel discounts or codes?
Can you recommend a hotel?
Check out https://visitbeloit.com/hotels-motels/ for ideas on where to stay.
Entrance: Where’s the line start? How does it work?
Check out the map coming soon.
Coat & Bag Check: Will there be a coat or bag check?
No. Please plan accordingly.
When will the Breweries be listed?
The site is continuously updated with vendors as they register. They are also listed in the LTL program which is available at the event.
Do vendors run out of samples?
Sometimes. It depends on the popularity and the quantity of the product the vendor brought. But the good news is that there are plenty of other products to try.
Why don’t vendors bring enough for everyone?
That would be impossible and result in too much and wasted products.
Do you have a floor plan listing where the brewers will be?
Our official LTL fest program will have a map with a list of brewers and their booth numbers. The guide will be available at the fest for free and while supplies last.
One Ounce Pours?!
Yes. That’s dictated by Wisconsin state law for events of this nature. Please sample responsibly by respecting this law.
Food Vendors & Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Will there be food at the fest?
Yes, there will be food available for purchase.
Will there be non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes, soda and water will be available for purchase. There will also be a sponsor providing complimentary water.
Do vendors accept cash or cards?
Plan ahead, bring cash. There is no ATM on site.
Can I bring in outside food/drinks?
Restrooms: Where are the restrooms?
We have portable bathrooms located near the entry point of the festival grounds.
- Any guest who is intoxicated prior to the fest will be denied entry without a refund.
- Any guest found to be intoxicated and causing issues during the fest may be asked to leave or escorted from the fest without a refund. Additional consequences may also occur.
- Any guest who witnesses intoxicated behavior should report the incident to security or fest staff.
The following items may not be brought into the venue or fest line:
- Outside alcohol
- Outside food/beverage
- Replica guns including water guns
- Illegal drugs
- Backpacks, suitcases, or other large bags
- Any other items as determined by event management
All items are subject to search upon entering the venue.
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the item, a guest may be asked to remove or dispose of the item, ejected from the venue, or subjected to questioning by law enforcement.
INDUSTRY & TRADE
Do you offer trade passes for the industry?
Marketing, Soliciting & Sponsorship: Can I distribute info or products at your fest?
Possibly. If it is the right fit for your business and our event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org inquire.
Can I sponsor your fest?
Possibly. We have sponsorship opportunities available if it is the right fit for your business and our event. Please contact email@example.com to inquire.
Can I get a media/press pass?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the event to discuss.
Where can I volunteer or find more information on volunteering?
We love volunteers! Contact email@example.com to learn more.
- All booths will be manned by brewery staff.
- Beer pours will be limited in amount. Please consume with respect.
- Please be advised that some of the beers may contain allergens. Ask before you drink.
- Glass samplers. Our sampling glasses are just that: glass. So, be careful not to drop it as it will break. We want you to have a great product to take home and enjoy several more delicious liquids from so we choose high quality glass samplers. If you do break a glass, you will have the opportunity to purchase another for a nominal fee. No exceptions.