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What are the service fees for WakeFest tickets?

All WakeFest tickets have the state required 8% sales tax. In addition to taxes, there are additional service fees that enable us to offer you the convenience of online ticketing along with shipping fulfillment costs of your RFID wristband. Each additional bottle (not to include the VIP bottle bundle) will have a service fee of $1.50.


Proxies? I can’t make it in time to collect my bottles. Can I send somebody in my place?

Yes! Proxies MUST have a copy of original ticket holders driver license, order confirmation numbers, and printed barcodes. If you’re a VIP ticket proxy, the physical wristband is REQUIRED to redeem the 6 bottle bundle associated with the VIP Experience.


Where can I find your beer at the Hard Rock Stadium?

You can find our beers being poured at the Craft Tap Rooms located midfield in Sections 117 and 147, The 72 Club, Premium Lounges, the Craft Beer Deck located in Sections 349-350, and throughout many concessionaires within the Club Level Section 200.


Will food be available at WakeFest?

Yes. We will be hosting some of South Florida’s finest food trucks.


Will WakeFest Anniversary Celebration cost anything to attend?

Yes, there is a $60 Early Bird General Admission ticket that runs until the end of the year followed by full price $75 General Admission ticket (plus service fees and taxes) to attend the event. The General Admission ticket includes entrance at 12PM, unlimited pours, and a commemorative tasting glass.


I Lost my wristband. Can I get a replacement?

Absolutely! A replacement wristband only costs $10 (plus taxes). You may pick up your replacement wristband at the Will Call/Registration tent located at the main entrance of the festival.


Where can I purchase tickets for WakeFest Invitational and when will they become available for purchase?

Tickets will be available for purchase online only. The Ticket Box Office link will soon be provided on our website. Online sales are set to go live the first week after Thanksgiving.


Can I purchase VIP tickets at the brewery?

We will be selling a maximum of 100 VIP tickets at the brewery to allow our most loyal regulars and local customers an opportunity to purchase their VIP tickets before sales go live online. You MUST have a valid Florida state ID in order to purchase your VIP tickets at the brewery. Onsite sales date is Monday, November 26, 2018, starting at 10AM. There will be a two-ticket limit per purchase.


How much are VIP Tickets, what do they include, and are they limited?

WakeFest Invitational VIP tickets are limited to only 350 people and go for $350 (plus service fees and taxes). VIP Tickets include early entrance at 11AM, specialty VIP tasting glass, culinary experience from some of Miami’s top chefs, unlimited beers, special VIP area with specialty beers, six (6) specialty release bottles, and first rights to purchase additional bottles before General Admission.


What are the six specialty bottles in the VIP Package?

These are the tentative VIP bottles to be released:

That’s the Ticket 750ml Bottle
Imperial Stout with Chocolate, Caramel & Sea Salt.

Maple Bliss Desperado 500ml Bottle
Imperial Stout aged in Maple Bliss Bourbon Barrels with Chilies, Cinnamon & Cocoa Nibs.

It Was All A Dream 500ml Bottle
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrels with Coffee, Coconut & Vanilla.

Mjod House Boysenberry Superstition Meadery Collab 500ml Bottle
A collaborative Braggot that has been barrel aged in Apple Brandy barrels.

Bourbon BA Hey Brother 500ml Bottle
An Imperial Sweet Stout brewed in collaboration with Burial Beer infused with lactose and Vietnamese Coffee, aged in Bourbon barrels.

Legions of Doom Variant #1 8yr Willet BA Bottle Logic 500ml
An Imperial Stout brewed in collaboration with Bottle Logic aged in barrels.


Will there be additional bottles for sale?

Yes, everybody will have an opportunity to purchase special release bottles online.VIP ticket holders will have first rights to purchase a limited amount of bottles before General Admission ticket holders get access. You will be given an opportunity to add bottles to your shopping cart during your online ticket purchase (subject to availability).

Additional bottles:

  1. That’s the Ticket 750ml (x1) $20
  2. Old Forester Bourbon BA Boutit Boutit 500ml (x1) $30
  3. Label Us Notorious BA Apple Brandy Big Poppa 500ml (x1) $35
  4. Thrilla in Manilla BA Vanilla Extract Big Poppa 500ml (x1) $35
  5. Gimme the Loot BA 27 Year Willet Big Poppa 500ml (x1) $35
  6. I Let My Tape Rock 500ml (x1) $35
  7. Off Tha Rictor BA 20 Year Pappy Horus Collab 500ml (x1) $35
  8. More Kicks than Copelands BA 23 Year Pappy Horus Collab 500ml (x2) $35
  9. BA Hey Brother 500ml (x1) $25
  10. Mjod House Cognac BA Superstition Strawberry Brag 500ml (x1) $25
  11. Mjod House Grape Brandy BA Superstition Cherry Brag 500ml (x1) $25
  12. Mjod House Apple Brandy BA Superstition Boysen Brag 500ml (x2) $25
  13. Legions of Doom V#1 BA 8yr Willet BA Bottle Logic Collab 500ml (x2) $30
  14. Legions of Doom V#2 BA 8yr Willet BA Bottle Logic Collab 500ml (x2) $30
  15. Maple Blis Desperado 500ml (x1) $25

*Additional bottle allotments are per transaction only and not per ticket. I.e., If you have two GA tickets in your shopping cart you’re only allowed one allotment, not two.  


When can I pick up my WakeFest & can I pick them up on a future date after WakeFest Invitational?

Unfortunately, we are not able to hold/store any bottles after the designated pick-up date.  All bottles must be picked up the week prior to the festival date across the street from the brewery Wednesday-Friday (January 30th – February 1st).

If you do not pick up your bottles during the above-stated timeframe your bottles will be forfeited back to the brewery.


Are WakeFest tickets transferrable and/or refundable?

No. Unfortunately, tickets for WakeFest are non-transferrable. The name that you assign to your ticket and/or wristband must match a valid state ID of the attendee.  All sales are final and non-refundable.


Will crowlers and/or growlers be available for purchase or fill?

No, crowlers and growlers will not be available during the anniversary. However, we will have custom WakeFest Invitational shirts available for purchase and other JWB swag.


Is smoking and/or vaping allowed at the brewery?

We do not permit the smoking of any substance inside the brewery tap room. No vapes of any kind, no cigars, and no cigarettes. You may smoke your Florida state legal vapes and tobacco products outside in our beer garden.


Can I bring outside bottles and/or cans to share?

Outside alcohol, food, or drink will not be permitted inside the festival grounds. Unfortunately, due to city regulations, no bottle shares are allowed on premise.


Can I bring my kids?

Admission to the festival grounds are for adults age 21 and over only.


Can I bring my animal friends?

We’re sorry, but animals are not permitted on festival grounds.


Can I bring coolers, chairs, umbrellas, or tables?

No. Coolers, chairs, canopies, umbrellas, and tables are not permitted.


Can I bring in my back pack, duffle bag, or purse?

Bags of all kinds will be checked by security and will be up to security discretion.


I’ve got some pretty cool weapons. Can I bring them to show my friends?

No weapons of any kind are allowed on festival grounds.


Will I be able to leave the festival grounds and come back later?

Unfortunately, there is no re-entry on festival grounds.


What beers will be on draught? Do we need tickets to purchase beers?

We will populate the beer list close to the festival date. Tickets are not required to purchase beer. Your festival ticket includes unlimited beer pours. Pour sizes may vary. All sales are final. No refunds.


Where can we park for WakeFest?

We strongly encourage that attendees ride share to the festival and use services like Uber or Lyft. If you can’t Uber or Lyft please try and taxi, use Miami-Dade Transit, or carpool with others.

If you do drive, street parking is also available around the Wynwood area using PayByPhone.


When is Miami Madness released?

Miami Madness is released once each year in August or September based on the fresh fruit harvest. Please do not call, email, and ask about the exact release date. If we haven’t announced anything it means we haven’t set a date yet.

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When is DFPF released?

DFPF is released once each year in February or March based on the fresh fruit harvest. Please do not call, email, and ask about the exact release date. If we haven’t announced anything it means we haven’t set a date yet.

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Can I reserve bottles and/or cans to pick up from the brewery?

No, we do not take reservations or hold bottles/cans. All sales are on a first come, first served basis.

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What time should I start standing in line to ensure I get all the bottles?

We cannot guarantee a time frame as allotments cannot be predicted. For your safety, we do not condone the act of standing in line or loitering on the property while the brewery is closed. If you do so, it’s at your own risk.

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Do you provide boxes for purchased cans/bottles?

Our boxes are limited to a first come first served basis. We are not obligated to supply everybody with bags and boxes. Please bring your own bags, boxes, coolers, and/or totes if you plan to purchase more than you can carry.

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Can I open my crowler/growler or any other packaged beer in your tap room?

No. Unfortunately, our license does not allow it. All packaged beers must be consumed off-site.

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Can we host bottle shares while standing in line?

No. In Florida, it is illegal for someone to consume alcohol in public. It is also a crime to be intoxicated in a public place to the degree that the person may endanger himself, other people, or property.

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Will your Tap Room be open during the WakeFest?

Yes, our brewery Tap Room will remain open with our regular hours of operation during WakeFest Invitational.


Are you animal friendly?

Animals are our friends! Please make sure that the animal is well behaved and on a leash for the safety and consideration of other guests.


Are children allowed in the brewery?

Absolutley! We are a family friendly brewery, but once the clock strikes 8PM we turn into a 21+ establishment. Please keep in mind that children are not allowed to sit at the bar.


Is there parking at the brewery?

The Wynwood Arts District is mainly street parking with a couple parking lots/garages within walking distance of the brewery.

You can also download the free smartphone PayByPhone parking app. We are located in zone 45367.


What food trucks/vendors do you have and how often are they at the brewery?

We work together with some of the best food vendors in town to bring fresh quality food and service that pair well with our world class beers. Food vendors rotate every Thursday-Sunday, but are subject to change due to unpredictable weather and availability. Check our Food Truck calendar for the latest updates.


Do you guys fill growlers from other breweries?

To maintain cleanliness and stability we only fill our original 32oz JWB branded glass growlers (no longer in production) and/or our 32oz Crowlers (an aluminum can that can be used in many places where glass is not permitted). Florida law states that a growler must include an imprint or label that provides information specifying the name of the manufacturer/brewery, the brand, and the anticipated percentage of alcohol by volume of the malt beverage.


What beers are available to go in crowler, growler, and/or package?

Check our Available To Go section on the Taproom page to see daily live and up-to-date packaged offerings and crowlers.

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Where can I find your beers?

Check out our Beer Finder. We currently distribute draught throughout the state of Florida with limited distribution to California, Massachusetts, New York, South & North Carolina.


Can I purchase a keg directly from the Taproom?

Yes! Kegs purchased at J. Wakefield Brewing are for personal consumption and are not for resale. The resale of beer outside the three tier system is illegal and is punishable by state law. Please click here for more information about reserving your keg.

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