With at least two dozen beer festivals going on around the world throughout the year, there’s undoubtedly one close to you. If you’re into beer, be prepared to meet the people behind your favorite brews, try different exciting beer styles and spend some time with like-minded beer lovers.
Here are three of our favorite beer festivals for 2021 and 2022. Extraordinary events that are worth visiting, even if you must travel to get to them. There’s something special about beer festivals; magic happens, and it’s thanks to the community around our favorite fermented drink!
Gulf Coast Beer Bacon Festival
Gulfport, MS US
Sat, 01 May 2021
This extraordinary festival is more than beer, there’s food too, and that’s always appreciated. Over 20 breweries will bring their finest beer, and many restaurants will show up, too. There’s a people’s choice award for the best beer, best bacon and best chocolate dish. That sounds like fun!
The Great American Beer Festival
Denver, CO US
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 – Sat, 09 Oct 2021
This is probably the largest beer festival in America. It’s organized by the Brewers Association and has visitors coming from all around the world. Craft beer takes another meaning in this massive three-day festival and expect nothing but the very best beers.
Oregon Brewers Festival
Portland, OR US
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 – Sat, 30 Jul 2022
Oregon is known for its wine industry, but the estate is also home to extraordinary craft breweries. This makes the Oregon Brewers Festival in Southwest Portland the most popular even in the region. It’s been going on since 1988, and you’ll find beer, cider and wine, all beautifully represented by the best of the best. This year they’re expecting over 50,000 people, so that’s quite a party!