A wristband earns you 24 samples in a souvenir 5 oz. acrylic mug; you could start local with Blank Slate Brewing’s Shroominous brew, meander across the Midwest and into California with a taste of 21st Amendment’s Die IPA, pass through Ireland with some Wm. Magner’s cider and, if you feel like it, end right back home in Cincinnati with a Mt. Carmel brew or a chug of a classic Moerlein original. Of course, that’s one of literally thousands of possibilities. Regular, VIP, Designated Driver and Connoisseur ticket packages available; $15-$95. Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 (lines open up at 3 p.m.; doors open 7:30-11 p.m.). Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown. Check out the full beer list at cincybeerfest.com.