Aug 25, 2015

Tickets on Sale Thursday, August 27 at 10 a.m.

BROOKLYN (August 25, 2015) – TAPPED, a national craft beer, wine and food festival, will debut on Sunday, October 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The inaugural event will feature two three hour sessions each featuring more than 100 craft beers, wines and cider tastings.

Tickets to the event go on sale on Thursday, August 27 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased online by visiting www.tappedfest.com, www.ticketmaster.com or www.barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Friday, August 28 at noon. General admission tickets to each session, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., respectively, will be available for the early bird introductory price of $29 until September 2. All attendees will receive a souvenir cup to sample what’s on tap.

VIP access to TAPPED is available for $69 and includes early entrance 30 minutes prior to general admission, access to the Calvin Klein Courtside Club, exclusive craft beer tastings, and televisions for Sunday’s games.

Cigar City Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Co., and Stone Brewing Co. will headline TAPPED with samples of Jai Alai, All Day IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Local breweries at TAPPED will include Brooklyn’s own Braven Brewing Company, KomBrewCha and War Flag.

Food lovers will have the opportunity to taste celebrity chef Josh Capon’s Bash Burger, a six-time winner of the New York Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash, among other award-winning food. The IMG-run event will also feature the best of Sunday football on TVs located throughout the arena and interactive games including cornhole, large-scale beer pong and Jenga®.

TAPPED was secured by the Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Advisory Board, an elite group of more than 30 top sports, entertainment, and media industry executives, as well as entertainment personalities.

"Brooklyn is known worldwide for its vibrant food and beverage scene so it’s only fitting that IMG is bringing this unique tasting event to Barclays Center," said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. "I am proud that our Advisory Board is playing a key role in helping to bring a variety of special programming to the venue."

The arena floor and adjacent concourses of Barclays Center – Brooklyn’s world-class venue for sports and entertainment – will provide a one-of-a-kind festival experience for TAPPED guests. Photo booths throughout Barclays Center will allow attendees to maximize their social engagement via multiple social media channels.

For more information and a full list of ticket options, please visit www.tappedfest.com. Additional festival cities and dates to follow.