Killington Brewfest

Since 1995, craft beer lovers have been flocking to the Green Mountains of Vermont to sample the finest brews in New England during the pinnacle of fall foliage. New this year is the addition of a second session and a special VIP early session. Your ticket to Brewfest allows you access to over 20 breweries pouring more than 80 craft beer styles, a vendor village and two live bands. This event sells out each year, so buy your tickets now and don’t miss out!


September 29, 2012


Snowshed Lodge (Inside and outside, weather permitting)


10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Ticket window open
12:00-5:00 p.m. Session #1 - VIP admission
1:00-5:00 p.m. Session #1 - General admission
1:30-3:30 p.m. Live music: Pariah Beat, Long Trail Pub
2:30-4:30 p.m. Live music: Pete Kilpatrick Band, Resort Center Stage
7:00-11:00 p.m. Session #2 - General admission
7:30-9:30 p.m. Live music: Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck, Long Trail Pub
8:30-10:30 p.m. Live music: Joey Leone Trio, Resort Center Stage


General Admission Tickets*

Killington Brewfest tickets are on sale now. Buy now to take advantage of special Early Bird and Advance ticket pricing.

Early Bird Advance Regular
Session #1 Sold out
Sold out Sold out
Session #2 Sold out Sold out $35

All general admission tickets are for a single session and include:

  • Commemorative drinking glass
  • 12 beer sampling tickets
  • Over 80 brews to sample
  • Live music on two stages
  • Additional beer tickets will be available for $1
  • Designated drivers and people who choose not to sample beer can purchase tickets at the door for $10

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*Must be 21 years of age with proper ID.

VIP Tickets - Session #1 Only*

Advance purchase only Sold out

VIP Tickets are valid for only Session #1 and include everything a general admission ticket receives, plus:

  • Early Admission at noon
  • 2012 Brewfest T-shirt

*Must be 21 years of age with proper ID.

Brewfest Lodging Package

Available September 26 - October 2, 2012

Lodging Package details:

  • Lodging accommodations, one night or more
  • Admission to one Brewfest session on September 29, 2012
  • 3 oz. souvenir tasting glass
  • 12 beer sampling tickets
  • Other Brewfest Weekend events available with package as well
  • Space is limited, so book early

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2012 Breweries

Anheuser-Busch, Asia Pacific Breweries, Blue Point Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Goose Island Beer Co., Harpoon Brewery, Lake Placid Craft Brewing, Long Trail Brewing Co., Magic Hat Brewing Co., McNeil’s Brewery, Narragansett Brewing Co., Northshire Brewery, Olde Burnside Brewing Co., Otter Creek Brewing Co., Peak Organic Brewing Co., Rock Art Brewery, S.A. Brewery, Saranac Brewing Co., The Shed, Shipyard Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co., Switchback Brewing Co., Wolaver’s Certified Organic Ales and Woodchuck Hard Cider

Stay tuned for more breweries.

*Must be 21 years of age with proper ID.


Participants must be at least 21 years of age and a valid ID with proof of age is required. Brewfest staff may check your ID at any time during the festival. We reserve the right to deny alcohol service to anyone and to remove anyone from the property. 

  • Beer samples will only be poured into your 3 ounce souvenir tasting glasses
  • Your wristband must be displayed to the server
  • Redeem 1-2 beer tickets for each serving; 1 ticket = <8% ABV beers or 2 tickets = >8% ABV beers

General Info

Wine Station

We will be pouring a handful of wine selections in the Long Trail Pub, cash only.

Water and Rinse Stations

There are multiple water stations set up throughout the event to aid in your hydration and serve as a rinsing station to keep your glass clean.


In consideration of all our guests, please smoke only in the designated outside area.


We love dogs and all animals, but they are not allowed on the premises, so please leave them at home.



Taxi Service

Gramp's Shuttle 802-236-6600

Free Shuttles

Outback Shuttle Free Shuttle to Outback Pizza, Wally's Grill, Casey's Caboose and Santa Fe Steakhouse
Barrel Rider Free Shuttle to the Pickle Barrel and JAX Food & Games
On the Rocs Shuttle Free Shuttle to On The Rocs Lounge
Lookout Shuttle Free Shuttle to The Lookout

You are more than welcome to leave your car in the Snowshed parking lot overnight. Please be smart and safe!

*Must be 21 years of age with proper ID.

Live Music

Pariah Beat

Hailing from the backwoods of Vermont, Pariah Beat plays old time roots music with a youthful edge. Described as "a dirt-encrusted buzzsaw from the past, moving forward with the weight of a freight train behind them," they take that sentiment to heart, rooting the tunes they play and the stories they tell firmly in the now.

Pete Kilpatrick Band

The Pete Kilpatrick Band hails from the coastal city of Portland, Maine. They have been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2004 and have released five independent albums to date. They have been named Maine’s best act four times in the Best of Portland Music Awards and have performed over 1,000 shows since their formation. Throughout the spring of 2011, the band was on the road with O.A.R. and DJ Logic performing at various ski resorts throughout the country as part of FestEvol and Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard’s IZstyle Winter Tour.

The Pete Kilpatrick Band has been referred to as a “folk singer-songwriter with a rock ‘n’ roll band,” and the band feels that it’s a perfect title. The songs are acoustically driven but maintain a full and layered sound due largely in part to electric guitarist Pete Morse and Keyboardist Tyler Stanley’s approaches. Bassist Matt Cosby and drummer Ed Dickhaut round out the group comprised of five close friends who have a deep appreciation for writing and performing music. Their sound has been compared to Travis, The Frames, and Guster, and as puts it, the band “has that suburban sensibility, that clarity and sweetness sometimes so necessary after a hard day’s work.”

Together they have shared the stage with Dave Matthews Band, Guster, David Gray, Ray Lamontagne, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, G Love, Barenaked Ladies, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Brett Dennen. The band can be seen performing throughout the country for the majority of the year.

Joey Leone Trio

Joey Leone Trio is an old school band specializing in classic rock, funk and R&B, as well as Caribbean, ska and New Orleans music. Their funkified versions of jazz classics makes the Trio a very unique band. The tunes are recognizable but not typical, and it’s all danceable. Rarely do you see a band that can play authentic rock and roll and also be equally as comfortable playing funk and R&B. Imagine the Stones, the Beatles, the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd as well as 60’s pop covers by the Monkees, the Turtles and Paul Revere and the Raiders all on stage and ready to rock at once. Combine that with soul tunes from Wilson Pickett, James Brown and Rick James, I think you’re getting the picture.

Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck

Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck is in the process of recording their third record (tentatively titled “Eden”) with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip. Comprised of a failed painter, some lousy carpenters, and a piano tuner, these acclaimed artists cultivate progressive yet soulful mountain music for the general public's consumption in the hills of Vermont with an electric banjo, various other string instruments, used parts found in drums, and a keen eye for the human condition.

Bow aims to forge new sonic frontiers and Perfect Trainwreck, which one writer suggests “will become Vermont's third nationally acclaimed rock band,” carries that vision to far off destinations. Having played with music luminaries such as Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Booker T, and Ringo Starr, the band has seen its fair share of travel across the United States of America and the World at large and plan to do more while supporting their records of facts, analogies and metaphors.

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