How can I put this? I'm glad we didn't pay for our tickets, VIP or not.
We stayed about 20 minutes, which was enough for us to recognize that there weren't enough microbrews and far too many places pouring Bud Light Lime (which may be the biggest crime against beer since Chelada). We spent the rest of the evening at the Poorhouse, spending less than we would have at the BeerFest and getting a wider range of beer for our trouble.
But it was not all a loss--we discovered The Eleven Brown Ale, which is all kinds of awesome.