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Long Weekend Ahoy! Food Trucks. Live Music. New Beers. Bonus Hours.


Helles Yes Beer Fest at Elation Brewing Co.


In honor of the German tradition, Fruhlingsfest (Oktoberfest in Springtime), we are thrilled to host HELLES YES FEST, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit local charities.

– 12 Guest Breweries ON SITE
– Food Specials (including German food!)
– Live music
– GA Tickets $40 (unlimited Helles lager tastings, tasting glass, koozie, music entrance)
– VIP Tickets $60 (1-hour early entrance, all GA swag, dedicated VIP area, munchies)



Spring Frühlingsfest 2021. The HELLES YES Beer Festival features12 local breweries and their traditional German Helles-Style (pale lager) beers. Live music and German-inspired food highlight the non-beer offerings, in addition to silent auctions and raffles.

This is a rain or shine event, with proceeds to benefit local charities.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door / VIP Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door (if available; first come, first served). This is a closed ticketed event only.

Non-drinking tickets are not available, due to COVID limitations.

Strict COVID protocols are in place for this event and are subject to updates.

Face masks covering both the nose and mouth are required by everyone, with removal permitted only to eat or drink.

No outside food or drink, tables, coolers, tents or large umbrellas are permitted. Non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Elation Brewing Tasting Room.

Can I bring in my picnic basket? No Boo-Boo, not this year.

Can I bring in my own wine, beer or other alcohol? No, ABC regulations forbid any outside alcohol being brought into the event.

Can I buy a glass of beer from the Elation Tasting Room and drink it in the event area? Yes, as long as you have an event ticket and an appropriate wristband; this is a beer festival after all.

Can I buy an event beer glass? No. Glassware is limited to attendees with a valid event ticket.

Can I bring my pet in? No, this is not a pet friendly event. Service animals are allowed.

Can minors attend the event without charge? No. Due to space limitations and COVID restrictions, this is not a kid-friendly event.

Can our designated driver come in without charge? No. Due to limited ticket availability, all attendees must purchase a ticket.

Can an extra person sit at our VIP table? No. Again, due to COVID protocols, we must strictly enforce the number of people allowed at each table in the VIP area.

Is food included in the ticket price? No. However, food is available for purchase in the Tasting Room and at designated food tents.

What breweries will be there? In addition to yours truly, we’ll have Benchtop, Big Ugly, Billsburg, Bold Mariner, Bull Island, CoVa, Fine Creek, Garden Grove, O’Connor, Rip Rap, Smartmouth, and Virginia Beer Co.!