Tickets and Shuttle Buses

Tickets will be on sale soon!

Festival Admission

General Admission – $45 until March 31st, $50 after
  • Access to over 350 beers, meads and ciders from Wisconsin and around the globe
  • A 2018 World of Beer Festival℠ tasting glass
VIB Admission – $65 until March 31st, $70 after
  • Access to over 350 beers, meads and ciders from Wisconsin and around the globe
  • A 2018 World of Beer Festival℠ tasting glass
  • Special access to a collection of rare beers known as Very Interesting Beers℠ (VIB℠)

The VIB area is for those people who like to try more unusual beers that either aren’t readily available in our market, are more expensive, or are limited releases. All are either world class examples of their styles or are very unusual. We try to offer the greatest variety we can.

We don’t offer free food, crappy swag, early admission or other BS – just outstanding beers (and occasionally mead).

As a VIB℠ ticket holder, you may enter and leave the VIB℠ area as often as you like, and we trust you won’t being muling your samples to non-ticket holders. If we catch you doing that, you’ll be asked to leave the fest.

Designated Driver Admission – Free
  • Unlimited soda
  • A Sprecher tasting glass

We are grateful for all the Designated Drivers who allow their friends and family to enjoy the festival safely and responsibly. Designated Drivers will not be able to consume any alcoholic beverages at the fest, but there will be several interesting (and complementary) specialty sodas available from our Sprecher – who is the Official Sponsor of our Designated Driver Program.

We do not sell any tickets for the Designated Driver. To gain entry as a Designated Drive, please accompany your paid ticket holders to the gate.

Festival Transportation

Parking at the festival location is limited, and while you are welcome to park at the festival, we encourage our guests to find alternative transportation to ensure safety their safety. If you don’t have a designated driver, you are encouraged to utilize our shuttle bus services.

Round Trip Shuttle Bus – $10 online, $5 at SPONSORED LOCATIONS
  • Round trip to festival and back from one of many locations (see below)
  • Safe and comfortable travel

Round trip shuttle bus service will be available from various locations throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties to get you to and from the festival safely. You can completely avoid driving by taking either the county bus system or a ride-sharing service to a convenient pickup location. Our shuttles are school buses, which allow for low shuttle prices and childhood flashbacks at the same time!

Ticket sales are limited to 50 per bus. We will monitor bus capacity, and if routes sell out early,  we will schedule additional buses.

Departure time varies by location,  but all shuttles will arrive at the festival by 12:30pm to allow in enough time to check-in. All shuttles leave the festival at 5:15pm for their pick-up locations.

Please bring your shuttle ticket with you when boarding the bus for both the arrival and return rides.

The bus drivers will check you in. No tickets will be sold at the pick-up locations. Please be at the pick up location 10 minutes before the bus departure time to make sure everybody gets on. The buses must leave the pick up locations at the time designated on the schedule below regardless of people missing.

Please tip your drivers!

Shuttle Bus Pickup Locations

Route 1: St. Francis Brewery and Restaurant – SPONSORED LOCATION

Route 2: Erv’s Mug – Sponsored Location

Route 3: Hales Corners Park and Ride
Route 4A: Cleveland Pub
ROUTE 4B: State Fair Park Park and Ride
Route 5: Veterans Park
Route 6A: Quality Inn on Silver Spring Road
Route 6B: Hampton Inn on Silver Spring Road
Route 7: Delafield Brewhaus – Sponsored Location

Route 8: Champps Americana – Sponsored Location

Have Questions?

We are happy to help! Please contact us.