Upcoming Beer Festivals - August 2014
July 31 - August 3, 2014
Mammoth Lakes , CA - 18th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
"The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza was started 19 years ago by Sam Walker in the parking lot of Whiskey Creek with just ten breweries and a handful of beer lovers. With BBQ ribs on the grill and a local garage band playing on the roof of the restaurant, it was a fun beginning! The idea behind the event was simple-have fun and introduce Mammoth to the joys of handcrafted beers. The second year we threw in some real blues bands and a lot more breweries and we've never looked back. From these humble beginnings, the festival is now recognized as one of the best beer and blues festivals in the United States. FUN has always been, and continues to be, our top priority!"
For complete festival information, visit Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza's webpage.
August 1, 2014
Portland , ME - Beer Camp Across America New England Edition
"Beer Camp Across America will feature seven stops-in cities with thriving craft beer cultures-moving geographically west to east, much like the craft movement has historically spread. Each tour stop will feature that city's local and surrounding regional brewers. The festivals will appropriately begin and end at Sierra Nevada's two brewing locations, kicking off in Chico where it took root in 1980, and culminating in Mills River, NC for the grand opening of its East Coast brewery. Each festival will feature up to two beers per brewery, food vendors, and live music by the MarchFourth Marching Band spectacle. Tickets are now on sale at www.SierraNevada.com/BeerCamp and are limited to 5,000 per venue. Tickets cost $65 for general admission, which includes a tasting glass and unlimited tastings (in most locations, see the website for full details). A designated driver ticket is available for $30. Ticket prices are exclusive of taxes and fees, which will vary according to location. In conjunction with the festivals, Sierra Nevada has partnered with a dozen exceptional craft breweries to create 12 different beers for one mixed 12-pack - including 10 bottles and two cans - another first in the craft beer world. The Beer Camp Across America 12-pack will be available throughout the U.S. this summer, and the dozen brewing partners will join selective legs of the festival tour."
For complete schedule information, tickets, and beer information visit Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America's webpage.
August 2, 2014
Denver , CO - Sesh Fest
"From the creators of Collaboration Fest (see video below!), Imbibe and the Colorado Brewers Guild present SESH FEST. Enjoy dozens of breweries paying homage to the session-style beer at this summer's Sesh Fest. Plenty of art, food, lawn games, and music to complement Colorado craft beer. We can't find a real definition for session beers, but we here are Sesh Fest define them as any beer under 5% ABV with a balance of flavor between hops and malt and a clean, crisp finish all combine to give a beer high drinkability. The real purpose of session beers is to allow a beer lover to have multiple beers in one sitting without feeling the overwhelming effects of alcohol."
For full brewery list and more information on session beers, visit Sesh Fest's event page.
August 8, 2014
Buffalo , NY - Buffalo BrewFest
"Please join us Friday, August 8th as we proudly carry on our tradition of helping worthy causes by indulging in our love of quality beer from some of the world's best breweries. We have something for every taste as Western New Yorkers will have the opportunity to sample some of the best craft beer from local and regional craft brewers while helping a local non-profit organization. All proceeds from the event benefit Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. The 2014 Buffalo Brewfest is a true "beer tasting". This is where you can compare the various styles of beer side by side and discover what you really enjoy. It's also the perfect opportunity to show your friends or relatives who have been drinking the same brand of beer since 1979 how much they have been missing.This year's event will be a different event from previous years. In true festival fashion, the event will be held outdoors on Illinois Street in the Historic Cobblestone District."
Additional information about the event, tickets, and the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center can be found at Buffalo BrewFest.
August 17, 2014
Boalsburg , PA - State College Microbrewers Expo
"The State College Brew Expo is still going strong for it's 16th year! We are proud to bring it back for 2014 at the Tussey Mountain Ski Resort on August 16th. The expo will be one session from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "Drink Less, Drink the Best" is the original motto of the State College MicroBrewers Expo. We continue to focus on quality, not quantity; we promote beer appreciation, not alcohol consumption. We continue to follow the original motto and add our new slogan "Good Beer, Good Music, Great Cause!" The expo will continue to benefit Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer. For more information on CVC please visit www.cvcpennstate.org. Our Mission: To promote great beers, educate drinkers, and help our community!"
Details are located at State College Microbrewers Expo webpage.
August 17-24, 2014
Washington , D.C. - DC Beer Week
"In 2008, local beer distributor Jeff Wells and chef Teddy Folkman thought it would be fun to create an event that celebrated the growing beer community in the Nation's Capital. They gathered their friends - local distributors, restaurants, bars and brewers - and DC Beer Week was born. Each year since its inception, DC Beer Week has grown larger with more than 180 separate events during the week-long festival throughout the region - from panel discussions to beer dinners and glassware giveaway happy hours to a beer dinner cruise on the Potomac River and more. The 6th Annual DC Beer Week is August 17 - 24, 2014."
For additional information, visit DC Beer Week's webpage.
August 22-24, 2014
Seattle , WA - Seattle International Beerfest 2014
"SIB is a high end 3-day beer festival specializing in rare, hard-to-find, exotic beers. Over 200 world-class beers from 16 countries will be on hand, hailing from all over the planet, many from right here in the Pacific NW. Stroll around our beautiful grounds with a cold one as you listen to great bands play all weekend."
Visit Seattle International Beerfest 2014's website for complete information.
August 23, 2014
Papillion , NE - The Great Nebraska Beer Fest
"If you thought our 5th year was great, just wait until #6! We're pulling out all the stops and are striving to make 2014 ~ Truly Amazing! Come enjoy 80+ breweries and over 400 individual American Craft Beers for your sampling pleasure! Absolutely a statement for the Midwest Craft Beer community! The Great Nebraska Beer Fest is a true regional beer fest in that we're drawing in never-before-seen brewers and their beers to join us. A celebration of American Craft Beer with a spotlight on Nebraska and regional breweries."
For the brewery lineup and seminar information, visit The Great Nebraska Beer Fest webpage.
August 23, 2014
Plainfield , IL - Midwest Brewers Fest
"Sample from among more than 60 breweries and more than 200 craft beers in an outdoor park setting-all for a great cause! The Midwest Brewers Fest offers samples of craft beer and homebrewed beer, live music, food, brewing demonstrations, beer industry presentations, and more! All proceeds benefitPints for Prostates, thePlainfield Riverfront Foundation, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana."
Tickets and festival information are located on Midwest Brewers Fest website.
August 28 - September 1, 2014
Key West , FL - Key West BrewFest
"Because the last 4 BrewFest's have been so much fun and such a success, we're doing it again! Join us, in Key West over Labor Day weekend, August 28th - September 1st 2014. The Southernmost Hotel Collection has teamed up with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic to host Key West BrewFest. All proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club and their charitable efforts. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the great activities we have on tap for you! And, try tasting over 150 beers in one weekend!"
Go to Key West BrewFest's webpage for more information on the festival and hotels.