You can find some of the best beer in the world at these beer festivals. It depends on your tailored taste. Taste everything you can and make sure that you have a designated driver. Most festivals sell tickets for the designated driver in addition to the regular tickets. Some of these festivals have already taken place this year, but there are still so many that have not taken place yet. Also 2010 is still coming and we have a whole other year to enjoy the beer fest all over again. Be safe and drink responsibly. The culture for all of these festivals is so rich enjoy.
Great American Beer Fest
Colorado Convention Center, Denver Colorado
Beer aficionados, public tasting and competitions are available. Tour Americas brewing landscape and taste from 1800 + beers from over 400 breweries.
Takes place in September 24-26
Favorite Beer- Sam Adams & Schlitz
Waterfront Park, Burlington
Takes place during July 17-18
New England tradition, 37 craft brewers from Vermont, NY, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Delaware.
188+ beers to taste
Columbia, SC; Raleigh, NC; Durham, NC; Richmond, VA
October 3, 2009
Durham Athletic Park
Beer, education, local food and entertainment.
Oregon Brew Fest
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland Oregon
Taster packages offered- mugs, maps and tokens
Ideal for craft beer, 80 craft brewers from all over the nation, handcrafted brews, live music, beer memorabilia.
Takes place in July 23-26
Great Taste of the Midwest
Olin -Turville Park Madison, Wisconsin
Always the second Saturday in August
100+ Brew pubs and microbrewers from the Midwest, 420 pale ales.
Favorite beer- Guinness
San Diego Real Ale
San Diego, CA
60 cask conditioned beers
Two day outdoor fest
Usually takes place in June
American Craft Beer
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
300+ Craft beers
Favorite beers- Brooklyn Summer Ale & Alleghany White
Philly Craft Beer
Philadelphia Cruise Terminal
5100 South Board Street
Philadelphia, PA 19172
Takes Place March 6, 2010
Famous brewers appearing- Nodding Head, Lancaster, Duck rabbit, Blue point, Hoppin Frog
Belgium Comes to Cooperstown
Always the Second Saturday in July
5 course beer dinners, camping, & beer fest all offered with ticket purchase.
Only brewery that makes all bottle conditioned Belgian style beers- Brewery Ommegang
Great Alaska Beer
Historic Anchorage Hotel
Copper Whale Inn
Takes place January 15 & 16 2010
200+ craft beers to taste