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Cape Breton Beer Fest
The New Normal
This year's event will look slightly different than our previous events. Following social distancing guidelines our event.
Following the Covid update on September 29th by Premier Houston, Health and Wellness Minister Thompson and Dr Strang, we are implementing the following in order to be in compliance with Nova Scotia's proof of full vaccination protocol, which becomes effective Monday, October 4th, 2021. Nova Scotia's Proof-Of-Vaccination policy will require two pieces of identification: paper or digital proof of vaccination and proof of identity (such as driver's license, passport, or health card).
When & Where is Cape Breton Beer Fest?
The 5th Annual Cape Breton Beer Fest will take place Saturday December 4th, 2021 at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion (The Big Fiddle).
There will be ONE Showings. from 6:00pm-9:30pm. (For VIP's)
General Admission ticket holders may enter at 7:00pm
What are the ticket prices?
Designated Driver: $20
ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO HST
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available on our website. Tickets Purchased online will be sent to the email provided. iPhone users may add their tickets to their apple wallet.
What do I get as a VIP Ticket Holder?
*VIP holders will receive a special edition CBBF Glass
How big are the sample sizes?
Craft Beer & Cider samples are 4 oz. Wine samples are 1 oz. while spirit samples are 1/4 oz.
What if I don’t drink alcohol?
There will be non-alcoholic beverages provided by Cape Breton Beverages available along with designated driver tickets for $20+tax each.
What if I don’t drink craft beer?
No need to worry, there will be a variety of options for product sampling. There will be tasting options from a local Premium Apple Cider vendor, local Wine Products and a local Spirit Companies.
Ok got it, so how does beer fest work?
You will receive your glassware and 12 sample tickets upon entering. Once in the show there will be local food and beverage vendors from all over the province serving Beer, Cider, Wine and Spirits. Drink samples are included in the price of admission however the food will be sold by each food vender (no more than $5/Item).
What if I run out of sample tickets?
Additional Tickets will be available if needed!
There will be a number of glass rinsing stations placed throughout the event floor, here you can rinse your glasses to ensure the accurate brewery taste!
Will there be entertainment
YES, there will be live music entertainment in the round. It will be an intimate setting.
Do you get to take my tasting glass home?
YES, Your Cape Breton Beer Fest Glass is yours to keep!