beertopia faqs

What is Beertopia?
Beertopia is a beer festival organized by grapevine. The goal of Beertopia is to assemble superior selections of craft beer for sampling by persons who pre-purchase tickets, which are limited to 1500. This is the ninth year grapevine has organized Beertopia.

When and where is Beertopia?
March 11, 2-6pm outside in the parking lot behind grapevine (1012 Market Street, Fort Mill, SC) in Baxter Village just off exit 85 of I-77. Green VIP ticket holders are permitted access at 1pm.

How much does it cost and how many beers can I try?
Green VIP tickets are $60, General Admission tickets are $45-55 (depending on date of purchase) and Designated Driver/Entry only tickets are $20. VIPs and General Admission ticket holders admission covers all sampling. There are no pay-per-drink tickets to encourage you to try unfamiliar styles. You will be given a collectible Beertopia 2017 tasting glass and program to guide you. Designated Driver/Entry Only ticketholders will not have access to samples.

What must I bring to Beertopia?
•A valid picture ID
•Your printed ticket from TicketLeap or pre-purchased ticket from grapevine
•CASH, while not required, is a good idea if you wish to purchase food or other items from vendors.

What must I leave at home?
•Babies, toddlers or anyone else under 21 years of age
•Firearms or other weapons
•Mugs or other drinking vessels
•Outside food


What happens if it rains?
Wear a raincoat. There will be tents. Beertopia is a rain or shine event.

Will there be any food at Beertopia?
Oh yes! Smokey Brat Dog will return with their delicious brats & polish dogs. Sal's Roadside Eatery and The Plated Palette will be on hand with foodtrucks. In addition, we welcome Topper's Pizza to the mix as well!

Hampton Inn Fort Mill is the closest hotel. We have a small block of rooms on hold at a discounted rate until February 9. Use group code BER to get $129 rate for King or Queen beds.

Where may I find information about beer offerings? I want to know FIRST!
We post almost everything to Facebook and Twitter before updating on the web.

Where should I leave my car?
Baxter Village is a planned community. Look for parking behind the buildings on Market Street. Parallel parking spaces are available throughout the neighborhood. DO NOT block driveways of the village residents or it is very likely you will be towed.

Can I volunteer?
Please send us an email with your interest.

What if I don't feel like I should drive after the festival?
If you feel you've overindulged, enter grapevine and request a cab or walk to a neighboring restaurant for dinner. Baxter Village Town Center has much to offer! At Fish Market you will find some of the freshest seafood and sushi in the Charlotte area, Six Pence is our local pub, Fratelli's Pizzeria serves up Italian, Starbuck's, Beef O'Brady's is a sports bar and Akahana is an Asian Bistro.

How do I find out about Beertopia 2018 and grapevine's other events?
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Something came up! Can I get a refund?
No refunds will be issued.