SJMADE x 9th Annual Meet the Brewers Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, Feb. 17, 1 PM to 5 PM

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Meet the Brewers is one of our favorite San Jose events! Each year, Hermitage Brewing Company brings over 30+ amazing local craft breweries to its San Jose brewery.

Over the course of the event, attendees are given unlimited tasting access. It's any craft beer lover's dream! The event also hosts live music, an array of locally based food trucks and a large picnicking area, making it the type of an event attendees could spend all day at.  

Purchase a General Admission Ticket here: This ticket (which is the only type of ticket) includes unlimited beer tasting.

Featuring the following amazing local makers: 

Sumsaara (website)

Gypsy Vine Candles (website)

Natalie’s Workshop (website)

Frenchie Couture Co. (website)

Sircar Grooming Co. (website)

Dream Light Jewelry (website)

TLG Customs (website)

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Over the past few years at Meet the Brewers, San Jose Made has curated a market of maker booths to great success. This is a really popular event with it drawing anywhere from 1,200 to 1,500 attendees on average. While it's not a typical maker retail event, we've observed a wide range of super encouraging and successful maker retail experiences with anyone from jewelry makers to candle makers to bag makers experiencing success. Plus, it's just a really fun event to exhibit at! 

First Application Deadline: Jan. 30 at 11:59 PM PST. Admission Notification Emails will be sent by Jan. 31.

We'll accept late applications up until Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11:59 PM PST. Late Admission Notification Emails will be sent on a rolling basis.

Booth Fee: $75 for a 10'x10' booth space. Each application comes with a $5 non-refundable application fee.

We will only be accepting 14-16 makers for this event so we expect the jurying of applications to be competitive. If you are not accepted, please do not let this deter you from applying to future events of ours! 

We will NOT be accepting any food/drink makers.

Free parking for one vendor vehicle (no In-and-Outs during the event). Load-in takes place from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. You may bring your vehicle up to your booth space at this time. No vehicles will be allowed into the venue after 11:30 AM. 

Exhibitors must bring their own table(s), chairs and canopy. If you do not have access to a 10'x10' canopy, let us know in the comments section of your application.


1. Click on the ADD TO CART button. 

2. Fill out the form. Once you're finished, click the "Add to Cart" button at the bottom of the form.

3. You'll be taken back to this page. 

4. You must pay for the extra vendor amenities here. To pay, find the Shopping Cart icon*.

*If you're applying via desktop or laptop, scroll up and click on the Shopping Cart icon in the top-right corner of the screen. If you're applying via mobile or tablet, a Shopping Cart icon should appear at the bottom of your screen. 

5. After clicking the Shopping Cart icon, you'll be taken to a Checkout page. Follow the instructions from there until you have successfully submitted your payment. You'll receive a confirmation in your email if the payment has gone through successfully. 



Meet the Brewers 2018 - 10'x10' Exhibitor Booth

Each application comes with a $5 non-refundable application fee. Due to venue restrictions, we will NOT be accepting food/drink makers.

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Refund Policy

If you need to withdraw from the event, your booth fee is fully refundable until Feb. 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. For all refunds, processing times may apply. No refunds will be issued after that. We completely understand how last-minute occurrences can affect one's ability to participate in an event. However, we are always aiming to have full markets and any vendors dropping out at the last minute negatively affects our ability to find replacement vendors and consequently, negatively affects the quality of the market. No refunds will be issued due to weather-related issues.