Upcoming Beer Festivals - May 2013
May 4, 2013
Boonville, CA - 17th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Fest
“The bahlest steinber hornin’, chiggrul gormin’ tidrick in the heelch of theBoont Region!
(A Benefit for Many Anderson Valley Area Non-profits & California Small Brewers Association). One low entry fee gets you admittance to the festival, a snazzy wristband (keep it on – only those with wristbands may be on the festival grounds), a sampling glass, music and all the samples you care to enjoy during the four hours the taps are open. No sampling tickets needed. No Pay-Per-Sample arrangement. Food, merchandise and other sundries are offered by various vendors on a pay-per-item basis, but the beer is included in your entry fee. See you there!”
More information on the event and camping can be found at 17th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Fest.
May 5, 2013
Phoenixville, PA – Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race
“The Sly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race is held on the first Sunday of May every year, rain or shine. It has become one of the Philadelphia region’s favorite beer-focused celebrations, drawing crowds estimated in the 2,500 to 3,000 range to the Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery in Phoenixville in recent years. The day marks the release of the Maibock which is tapped immediately after the race and named in honor of the winner. The festival takes place in front of the pub with a huge tent helping provide shade on what is usually a perfect spring day. The running of the ruminants is held from the rear of the building in which the pub sits down along a roadway to a finish line near the back of festival area, in front of a grassy hillside where early arrivals have staked out their place. Afterwards, some of the goats and their owners mingle with the crowd, delighting the many children in attendance with their families.”
For additional information on the event and how to register your goat, please visit Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race event page.
May 13-19, 2013
Nationwide, USA – American Craft Beer Week
“Beer weeks are giving craft beer fans across the U.S. ever-increasing options to enjoy and share the beverage they love. Beer weeks celebrate the culture and community of craft beer, and give breweries and beer businesses the opportunity to connect with the fans. The Brewers Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today's U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com, celebrate the culmination of these events each May with American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), The Mother of All Beer Weeks.”
For events in your area, visit American Craft Beer Week’s event page.
May 24-25, 2013
San Luis Obispo, CA – California Festival of Beers
“The California Festival of Beers is one of the largest and oldest regional beer festivals in California. Each year attendees sample, learn, and enjoy beers from over six dozen breweries from around the world. Growing from a humble event in the back parking lot of a local pub in San Luis Obispo, the California Festival of Beers has become one of the largest and oldest festivals paying tribute to beer. This year the California Festival of Beers will continue in its tradition of craft beers, music, and sunshine. Each year the festival draws a wider selection of beer, dining, entertainment and sponsors then years past, and this year is no exception. In 2013 we are expanding our capacity and holding the festival in the Madonna Inn Meadows, a beautiful expanse of lawn nestled between parks, mountains, and hotels in San Luis Obispo, California. The larger size of the meadow is the perfect location to spend the day enjoying the festival with more of your friends and grass between your toes.”
The California Festival of Beers has more information regarding the event.
May 31 – June 9, 2013
Philadelphia, PA – Philly Beer Week
“Philly Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of the Best Beer-Drinking City in America.
Established in 2008, it’s the largest beer celebration of its kind in America, featuring hundreds of festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights to area bars, restaurants and other locations throughout Greater Philadelphia. Since its inception, nearly 100 other cities worldwide have copied Philadelphia’s success to launch their own beer weeks. Philly Beer Week highlights the region’s diverse beer scene – its world-class breweries, neighborhood taverns, trend-setting restaurants and rich beer culture and history. Philly Beer Week draws thirsty beer fans from throughout the region and beyond, making it one of Philadelphia’s key annual tourism events.”
For complete event schedules and more information, visit Philly Beer Week website.
May 31 – June 1, 2013
Boston, MA – American Craft Beer Festival
“The 6th annual American Craft Beer Fest (ACBF) is the east coast's largest celebration of American craft beer hosted at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston by BeerAdvocate & Harpoon Brewery. The 2-day fest will feature 3-session and 600+ craft beers from 125+ American brewers.”
Visit American Craft Beer Festival for more information regarding the event.