You're a Very Important (Beer Drinking) Person 

At Summerfest DC, we have an option for people who would like a little extra time sampling the beers -- and want to do it in an environment with more features. Here's what you can expect as a VIP attendee:

• VIPs will enjoy a dedicated entrance with no wait and exclusive elevated "VIP deck" reserved area!

• VIPs will be able to enter their chosen session 30 minutes early at 11:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, having the run of the place until general admission begins. With 100+ beers on tap, plus 5 VIP-only beer options, you've got a pretty great beer-to-guest ratio working in your favor!

• You'll have access to VIP-only restrooms in the reserved VIP space

•You'll receive a larger VIP souvenir glass--a full pint!--four times larger than the general admission's taster cup -- so you'll get larger samples of the VIP-exclusive beers and your samples in the general admission area will be larger too -- about 4 ounces!

•You'll receive our Summerfest signature "CoozieLanyard"-- custom designed to hold your pint glass to keep your beer cold and your hands free! 

•5 VIP-exclusive beers will be on tap for those larger pours & 3 high end wines will also only be available in the VIP.

We will have the 2017 beers posted soon, but as an example, the VIP beers for 2016 were: 

  • Smuttynose (Hampton, NH) -- Finestkind IPA (6.9% ABV, 91% rating)

  • Victory (Downington, PA) -- Prima Pils (5.3% ABV, 91% rating)

  • Highland (Asheville, NC) -- Gaelic Ale (5.8% ABV, 86% rating)

  • Dominion (Patchogue, NY) -- Oak Barrel Stout (6% ABV, 88% rating) 

  • Troegs (Hershey, PA) -- Solid Sender Ale (5.2% ABV, 86% rating) 

 The VIP wines will be similar to the below, but aren't confirmed yet: 

  • Laudun Chusclan Rose

  • La piuma Pecorino


  • Perfectus rosso

•Finally: a sensible price--at just $20 dollars more--why WOULDN'T you go VIP? Buy your VIP ticket today OR purchase a VIP upgrade for your general admission ticket on our tickets page!