There are a lot of reasons to go the VIP route at World Beer Festival Raleigh. VIP ticket holders get the same beer selection as general admission ticket holders, plus a three-issue subscription to All About Beer Magazine and a commemorative festival gift.
They also receive access to the 25 Belgian beers in the Belgian Bier Garden, plus a private VIP lounge with bathrooms, air conditioning and food.
In the lounge, you’ll find a selection of limited beers that are reserved only for VIP ticket holders. Quantities on some of these beers are very limited, so availability is subject to change and beers may not be available at both sessions. VIP tickets are $85 and are available for both the 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. sessions. They can be purchased here.
VIP Beer List
Big Boss Big Operator (Belgian-style black ale w/ raspberries)
Bombshell Beer Co. Hop Tease (session IPA)
Four Saints Cabernet Barreled Genesis Belgian Dubbel
Four Saints Cabernet Barreled Stout One Stout
Natty Greene’s Old Fort Black IPA
Abita Brewing Bourbon Street Rye Pale (bourbon barrel-aged rye pale ale)
Ecliptic Brewing Electra Framboos (raspberry ale)
Goose Island Lolita (Belgian-style wild ale w/ raspberries)
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai (bourbon barrel stout) (AAB Highly Recommended)
New Holland Dragon’s Milk Reserve Coffee & Chocolate (bourbon barrel stout)
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve Ale (barrel-aged old ale)
Shmaltz Brewing Funky Jewbelation (wild sour ale)
Victory Brewing Blackboard Series Agave IPA (AAB Recommended)
Victory Brewing Hoppy Quad (AAB Recommended)
Victory Brewing Vital IPA (AAB Recommended)
Weyerbacher Tiny (Belgian-style imperial stout)