The Canadian American Beer Festival is an event that is restricted to people over 21 years of age. To gain entry, proof of age is required and two government-issued identification documents must be presented. Have your ticket ready on your phone to scan at the entrance. Dress according to the weather, as the festival is outdoors and will take place rain or shine.
It is recommended to bring a bottle of water to fill up inside, as no other food or drink from outside will be allowed. The drinks served at the festival are small, about 1 ounce, but it's more than you think. It can be overwhelming, so it's important to take notes of everything you drink to keep track. On Saturday morning, a Seattle couple was asked what their favorite beer was and they looked at the questioner with tired eyes - a reminder that taking notes will help you remember.
In addition to beer, there are many other activities at the festival that don't involve drinking. You can visit food stalls, enjoy a dance party in the quiet nightclub, sing karaoke, get a chair massage, shop at various beer brand boutiques and more. The festival is a celebration of beer and it's been wonderful to experience it again. The Canadian American Beer Festival is an event that is full of knowledge and expertise from professionals in the food and beverage industry.
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