Announcement: Due to the many uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and our commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, volunteers, vendors and staff, we have canceled The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival this year.
We share in the disappointment with all those who have enjoyed this incredible event over the years. The health and safety of everyone involved, from guests attending the event to those putting together the festival, are of utmost importance to us.
Tickets purchased for the event will be refunded. Please allow 7 to 10 days from processing for the refund to appear on your account as a credit. If you have any questions, please contact our Special Events team at SpecialEvents@
Should you feel inclined and wish to donate the value of your ticket(s) to The Mariners’ Museum and Park, please contact our Development team at Development@
We hope everyone remains healthy and safe. We look forward to making next year’s event even bigger and better!
The eighth annual Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will feature more than 50 craft beers for tasting from over 20 local, regional, and national breweries in the unique setting of The Mariners’ Museum’s outdoor courtyards. Breweries will have representatives at each tasting tent to answer questions, and select brewery speakers will give “beer talks” on the hour from 1 – 3 p.m with a special sample at each talk. Live music will be provided by Hey! Hey! Hooligan and Esoteric Ramblers. Local food trucks on site.
The Festival will also include one-off beers to taste in the fan-favorite “Cask-Off” competition. A continuing tradition at this event, select breweries will prepare their best version of a cask ale. This unfiltered and unpasteurized beer is traditionally served through a hand pump at around room temperature. Event participants will vote for their favorite cask ale, and the winning brewery will receive a special prize.
Brewery representatives will be on-site to answer questions and offer several “Beer Talks” throughout the event.
Food trucks will be on site offering a wide variety of tasty fare for an additional charge.
Note: Only those who have tickets to The Mariners’ Craft Beer Festival will be permitted in the outdoor courtyards of the Museum.
In addition, the International Small Craft Center will be closed to both craft beer attendees and Museum visitors for that day.
Tickets include 20 four-ounce craft beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, live music, beer talks by brewery representatives, and the day’s admission to The Mariners’ Museum!
Non-drinker tickets include complimentary water and soda during the event, and a souvenir tasting glass upon EXIT of the Festival.
Food trucks will be onsite for an additional charge.
The cost is $35 in advance and $45 day of.
Yes, the non-drinker ticket is $15. Non-drinker tickets include complimentary water and soda during the event, and a souvenir tasting glass upon EXIT of the Festival.
Yes, we are offering a Member ticket price of $30, which is a discount of $5 under the advance ticket price and a $15 discount under the day-of price. Members can only purchase up to four tickets at the Member discount price.
Advance ticket pricing ends at 11:59 PM (Eastern time) on July 25.
Tickets (excluding non-drinker) include a souvenir tasting glass, 20 4oz beer tastings, live music, access to food vendors, beer talks with brewery representatives and admission to the Museum for the day.
It is your personal preference whether you bring your children. There are no activities for children, but museum admission is included in your ticket. Children over 3 will have to pay museum admission. Children 3 and under are free.
No, there will be tables and chairs placed around the festival for your use. Food trucks will be on site with a selection of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Listen to live music by the Esoteric Ramblers and Hey! Hey!
To see a full list of breweries that will be at the festival click here.
All museum parking lots will be open for guests to park.
There is handicap parking available at the museum.
This event is rain or shine.
There will be a designated smoking area.
There will be a variety of food trucks offering tasty fare for you to purchase. The list of participating food trucks is subject to change.
No, there will be no pets allowed.
There is an ATM located in the main lobby of the museum that festival attendees can use.
Note: The Mariners’ Museum has a strict policy against weapons. No weapons of any kind are allowed on Museum property.