You've heard the phrase "Bigger and better than ever!" before, right? Well that's what we promise you at this years Rochester On Tap event December, 9th!

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It's hard to believe, but this will be the fourth annual Rochester On Tap. Like previous years, we'll have not one, but TWO tasting sessions. You may (or may not) remember last year, so here's a refresher!

Before I get to my list, here are a few things you should really know before you head out to the event:

Where is it being held?
Mayo Civic Center

What time does it start?
As mentioned above, we’ll have TWO sessions this year. The first starts at 1 PM and runs until 4 PM. The second will run from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Should I buy my tickets early?
We encourage you to purchase Rochester on Tap tickets ahead of time. It’s worth doing, too, because tickets go up by $10 the day of the event. Pre-sale tickets are $35 for a standard ticket and $55 for a VIP ticket.

What’s the difference between the regular and VIP ticket?
The VIP ticket is only good for the first session, and it includes an extra hour of beer tasting. (VIPs will get into the event at noon, while the general public won’t get in until 1 PM.) VIPs also receive access to extra, rare beers and a $5 food voucher.

Must be 21+ to attend.

Alright, now on to the fun!

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    All the Beer You're Going to Sample!

    With nearly 50 breweries scheduled to attend, serving 100s of different beers, plan on having the chance to try A LOT of different kinds of brew! The list includes local, state, regional and national breweries so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Bottom line: COME THIRSTY!

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    Play All Your Favorite Vintage Video Games!

    Imagine playing all your favorite retro video games again with your friends and family! Well you can with the help from the The Machine Shed! You can leave your quarters at home too, because they'll have 30+ arcade units set up across the venue with over 700 games to choose from with unlimited play! Plus they'll have a giant projector for you to show off your skills in Mario Kart, or Mortal Kombat X... think your inner 12-year-old self can handle it?!

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    It's an Extra Night to Bust Out Your Best Ugly Christmas Sweater!

    C'mon, you know you've been itching for another excuse to whip it out for the holidays! So why not show it off amongst your fellow beer brethren? The more obnoxious the better!

    PS we'll even be holding a little contest for the best one, sponsored by UNRAVELED Escape Room! Stop by our booth and show us your sweater, and you could win big:

    Grand prize: Free Private Room - for up to 10 people UNRAVLED ESCAPE (Over a $300 value)

    $125 Gift Certificated to Chesters

    Second Place: 2 Free Individual Admission to UNRAVELED Escape room (Over a $65 value)

    Third Place: 1 Free Individual Admission UNRAVELED escape (Over a $30 value)

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    You Could Win a Year of Free Beer!

    Saving the best for last: That’s right you can spend the day sampling great beers and then win a year’s worth of those said beers… aka $500 worth of your favorite brews at Apollo Liquors!

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