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Rare Beer Fest

October 29, 2022

October 29, 2022

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We are excited you are joining us at Rare Beer Fest, taking place on Saturday, October 29th at Rhinegeist Brewery. You are among the most talented and admired breweries throughout the US, and we cannot wait to host you in the fall. Our guests are eagerly awaiting to raise your beers and toast all your hard work and creativity.

We will be in touch with all the details in the coming months, but in the meantime, we ask you complete your brewery profile, attending brewers, beer information, beer registration, and accommodations needs on the links to the right. The sooner we collect this information from you, the smoother the fest will run, so we thank you in advance for your punctuality.

Below are the dates that we must have each of the sections completed in order to prepare for announcements and submit paperwork. We will send out reminders as we get closer to the deadlines!

  • Monday, June 20th - Brewery Profile completed
  • Monday, August 29th - everything else (Beer Information, Registration, Attendees and Accommodations completed)


Brewery Profile

Brewery Information

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Contact Information


All event participants must agree to abide by the Rare Beer Fest Code of Conduct as a condition of participation in the event.

Acknowledgement of Acceptance *

Attending Brewers


Brewery Rep #1

Brewery Rep #2

Beer Information

We ask that breweries provide two 1/6 barrels (or equivalent) of a beer. In the spirit of the festival we are looking for a rarity product, please feel free to bring any style you would prefer to have poured.

Rare Beer Information

Kegs Preferred
50 words or less

Beer Registration

IF THE ANSWER IS "YES," then great... you're good to go! Just provide us your distributor info below.

Distributor Contact

IF THE ANSWER IS "NO," please read on.

In order to legally pour your beer at Rare Beer Fest, we'll need to set you up with Temporary Distribution in Ohio with our wholesale partner Ohio Valley Wine & Beer Co. (You may also sign temporary distribution agreement with any wholesale partner who distributes within Hamilton County, we however can't cover the $50 product registration fee at that point).

In order to do that, we'll need the following from you.

  1. Temporary Distribution Agreement. [DOWNLOAD]
  2. Letter of Appointment Signed. [DOWNLOAD]
  3. Ohio Territory Designation Form [DOWNLOAD]
  4. Ohio Product Registration Form [DOWNLOAD]
  5. A Federal TTB COLA for each beer being poured.

The rest is taken care of, including the application fee.

In order to allow enough time for processing, we must receive this information no later than Monday, August 29th. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please reach out to mike@rhinegeist.com.


We will be setting up a room block at a hotel (currently TBD) in downtown Cincinnati for Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th. The hotel will be within an easy walk of the Cincinnati Streetcar with will provide you transportation straight to our front door. Our goal is to make this as easy as possible to get to and from our brewery so there are little concerns on where to go and how to get there.

Shipping Information

Your beer for Rare Beer Fest will need to arrive between October 17th and October 21st. Our team will be working with all breweries to consolidate shipping points with in certain geographical regions (we will cover shipping costs). Once we have the final brewery list, our team will be reaching out to those in the region to work through logistics of shipping everyone's product so it will be ready and waiting for you at the festival. Local breweries, we ask to receive your product from your distributor between Monday, October 24th - Thursday, October 27th. It greatly helps on our end to have everything in our warehouse prior to the fest.

Shipping/Delivery address

1910 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Receiving hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

Please clearly label each keg or case with the proper label. (DOWNLOAD)

Code Of Conduct

Rare Beer Fest, along with our host brewery Rhinegeist Brewing, is committed to providing a harassment- free experience for all human beings. We take responsibility to ensure all events occurring within the Rare Beer Fest will provide our guest brewers, staff, volunteers, and guests with a positive, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone. Rare Beer Fest is committed to cultivating a celebration of the craft beer community and asks that all brewery participants, staff members, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees adhere to the following Code of Conduct throughout your experience during Rare Beer Fest. Everyone deserves to work and celebrate in an environment where we are all respected. Therefore, Rare Beer Fest will provide an environment free of discrimination, offensive, or harassing behavior. All Rare Beer Fest participants, defined staff members, brewers, volunteers, attendees, sponsors, and other representatives, must:

  • Treat all individuals and groups with respect, regardless of their diverse human characteristics.
  • Contribute to a positive environment free of hostile and offensive behaviors in any form, i.e., free of harassment. Harassment is not necessarily sexual in nature, although it may be.
  • Take proactive steps to prevent and stop such behavior. It is not sufficient for participants to merely refrain from engaging in this type of behavior. Refraining from this behavior while knowingly allowing others to engage in it constitutes implied encouragement or tolerance. Participants, therefore, should speak out against such behavior wherever and whenever they see it.
  • Speak out without fear of retaliation when the actions of others violate the rights of any individuals or groups. Participants that engage in retaliation against those that speak out against harassment are equally as guilty as those that engage in harassment.
  • Respect the opinions of others and address conflicts positively and constructively.
  • Treat all individuals and groups professionally and respect their personal property.

All event participants agree to abide by this Code of Conduct as a condition of participating in Rare Beer Fest. Rare Beer Fest organizers and/or Rhinegeist Brewery may take action in their discretion to address any individual(s) or group(s) it believes fail to meet the standards outlined in this Code of Conduct, including, without limitation, revoking the violating parties' credentials without refund.


In consuming alcoholic beverages, participants must adhere to the principles of responsible consumption.

Participants must protect the reputation of both Rare Beer Fest and the brewing industry generally by taking steps to ensure no member, including themselves, will break any laws in the process of sharing or consuming of alcoholic beverages in association with Rare Beer Fest.

Should any participants consume more than a reasonable amount of alcohol, and either are, or appear to be incapable of functioning, either legally or appropriately, Rare Beer Fest participants accept their duty to act to keep those impaired members from breaking any laws and from harming themselves or others.


Please contact Red Flag or Pete Fernandez, HR Director. if you believe you've observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct, and staff will work to assess the situation and respond as soon as possible. A phone number to reach Rare Beer Fest staff directly will be provided ahead of the event.

Notifying staff does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement. All suspected violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1. For non- emergencies, the Cincinnati Police Department is available at (513) 765-1212.

Notifying staff does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement. All suspected violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement.