Festival FAQs

1Where is the festival located?
Amps and Ales is located on the parking lot of the Prince George’s Stadium, home of the Bowie Baysox in Bowie, MD. Batter up!
2Is there parking?
There is ample parking at Prince George’s Stadium and all parking is free!
3How do I get there with cabs or ride share?
Use address 4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716. There will be a designated area for all cabs, ride share drivers, & designated drivers to drop off and pick up guests. Drinking and driving is not tite. Please drive responsibly. Ride share programs and designated drivers are your best choice.
4Can I bring outside food and beverage into the festival?
If you want to have to throw it away at the gate! We have over 25 of the best breweries around and food is for sale by the Baysox Stadium. Dirty Dogs and Chicken Tendies are available! One factory sealed bottle of water per person is permitted.
5What else is prohibited at the festival?
Tents, coolers, weapons, illegal substances, outside food, beverages & alcohol, glass containers of any kind, fireworks, professional video equipment, professional audio recording equipment, unauthorized vending. Frisbees and other ball/sport equipment will also not be permitted in the festival area.
6What can I bring to the festival?
An empty bladder and earplugs. Personal cameras, personal video recorders, blankets, regular size backpacks, and folding chairs.
7Can I bring my kids?
Kids are tite! Children under the age of 12 are free with a parent’s paid ticket. Children and anyone under of the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times.
8Are pets allowed?
Sorry, pets are not allowed at the festival except for service animals. No Pelicans.
9Will ATMs be available?
Get that money. ATMs are available around the Baysox ticketing booths outside the festival area.
10Is the festival handicap accessible?
Heck yeah! The festival will take place on the parking lot of Prince George’s Stadium. The area is mostly flat and handicap restrooms will also be available for guests.http://ampsandales.com/web/wp-admin/post.php?post=143&action=edit#
11How do I become a sponsor?
Email Ben Isenberg ben@ampsandales.com for sponsorship information.

Beer FAQs

1What is Craft Beer?
The definition of what makes a beer ”craft” would change with each brewery you ask. To us it means that these small independent breweries took their time to make a beer personal to them and their art.
2Can I purchase a full size beer or pint?
Yes! 16oz pint tickets are available for purchase from the 'Beer Ticket' tents. See website homepage for pricing. Take your pint ticket to your favorite brewery tent to receive your full size beer.
3How much beer will I receive with each sample ticket?
You will receive a 3 oz pour of the beer of your choice per sample ticket. Take your sample ticket to your favorite brewery and request your sample. Additional samples tickets, as well a full pint beer tickets, are available for purchase from the 'Beer Ticket' tents.
4How do I know which beers will be available?
Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for announced beers daily! A new beer is highlighted every weekday starting 7/17/17 until 9/8/17. A full beer list will be available on the Amps & Ales website after 9/11/17.
5When will I receive my sample tickets?
Once you enter through the festival gates, proceed to the 'ID Check' tent to receive your proof of age wrist band, your sample tickets, and your sample cup. Have your ticket stub available for collection to receive your sample tickets and cup. Additional sample tickets are available for purchase from the 'Beer Ticket' tents.
6Where do I pickup my commemorative VIP sample glass?
Commemorative VIP sample glasses can be picked up from the VIP tent. Turn in your VIP glass ticket, provided to you when purchasing your VIP admission ticket, to receive your commemorative glass. 1 glass per VIP ticket.
7Is there an “unlimited sampling” ticket available for purchase?
Yes! Unlimited sampling is available with a VIP ticket purchase. Unlimited sampling will only be available from the hours of 11:00am to 5:00pm. VIP tickets are limited, purchase early
8Can I sample beers with my General Admission ticket?
Yes! However, you must purchase sample tickets from the 'Beer Tickets' tent to receive samples. Sample tickets in groups of 10 will be available for purchase at $15. You must have a proof of age wrist band to purchase additional sample tickets.
9When is last call?
Last call is announced at 7:15pm. Beer sampling and purchases will not be available after 7:30pm.

Policies

Amps & Ales reserves the right to change and update the information provided on this site at any time. Beer list, food menus, musical performances, and all other activities are subject to change at the discretion of Amps & Ales.

FESTIVAL SECURITY:

For security purposes, all backpacks, camera bags, purses and bags of any kind are subject to inspection at the festival gate prior to entry into the festival area. No coolers of any kind will be allowed. Amps & Ales reserve the right to disallow any container, bag or sack at any time for the festival event. Guests are permitted to bring personal cameras into the festival area and use them as much as they’d like as long as it does not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests.

 

ALCOHOL POLICY:

No alcoholic beverages of any kind may be brought into or removed from the festival area. The state of Maryland prohibits the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages to any persons under the age of 21.

• Guests will be required to show proper proof of identification when purchasing alcoholic beverages or when receiving paid sample tickets.
• Alcoholic beverages will not be served after 7:30pm. Last call announced at 7:15pm.
• Amps & Ales hold the right to deny the sale of alcoholic beverages to any guest for any reason.

 

TICKET PURCHASES & RAIN POLICY:

Amps & Ales will be held rain or shine on September 16th, 2017 from 12noon to 8pm. In the event of extreme inclement weather, musical performances, beer sales & all other activities may be delayed until after the inclement weather has left the area. All admission tickets and all beer ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be permitted for any reason. Gifts and souvenirs purchased from individual festival vendors are not the responsibility of Amps & Ales.

 

RE-ENTRY POLICY:

For the safety and security of our guest, re-entry back into the Amps & Ales festival is restricted.