Mingle with beer industry veterans while commemorating the Celebrator Beer News' 20th anniversary on February 17, 2008. A Mardi Gras-themed party will be held from 4 to 8 pm at the Oakland Convention Center/Marriott Hotel in Oakland. Featuring over 40 breweries, Dixieland Jazz and Zydaco music, and food catered by the Marriott.Tickets are on sale at $55 each. A Media/VIP session starts one hour early and will feature special beers in limited production. VIP tickets are $80. There is also a $100 prize for best Mardi Gras costumes!