Upcoming Beer Festivals – June 2015

Pouring at the Oregon Beer Festival

June 11-21, 2015

Portland, OR – Portland Beer Week

“Portland Beer Week is a 11 day celebration of craft beer in the greatest beer city on earth. Dedicated to promoting Portland and our diverse craft beer culture, Portland Beer Week is a grassroots organization founded in 2011 as an annual city-wide event. We explore the boundaries and the things that make us great with fun, unique and educational events that take place all over the city with the best in restaurants, breweries, bars, retail stores, bottle shops and more. Attendees of Portland Beer Week can expect to both be entertained and enlightened with creative beer pairing events, beer dinners with some of the cities top chefs, seminars on subjects like barrel-aging and sour beers as well as festivals exploring styles such as the Rye Beer Fest and Portland Fruit Beer Festival. Each year we also select two breweries who collaborate to create the official annual Portland Beer Week beer available in limited quantities in bottles and kegs during beer week.”

More information on the event and camping can be found at Portland Beer Week.

 

June 13, 2015

Truckee, CA – Truckee Brew Fest

About 20 breweries and cider distributors will be represented, and there will be live music. Beautiful park setting, great way to kick off summer! All proceeds support Youth programs and scholarships for our Truckee youth. Some participating breweries include: The Brewer’s Cabinet, Knee Deep Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery, Lagunitas Brewing, Drakes Brewing, Santa Clara Brewing, High Sierra Brewing, Great Basin Brewing, Stone Brewing, Lake Tahoe Brewing, Anderson Valley, Mendocino Brewing, Knee Deep Brewing, Caldera, Oscar Blues, Golden State Brewing, Alibi Ale Works and many more!

For all the exciting details, visit Truckee Brew Fest‘s website.

 

June 12-21, 2015

Rochester, NY – Real Beer Week

“The Rochester Real Beer Week consists of a weeklong series of craft beer related events including tastings, food and beer pairings and dinners, socials, concerts, and craft beer launches. The Homegrown Showdown at Lovin’ cup and the Rochester Real Beer Expo 2015 will start the week, and The Old Toad’s Cask Ale Festival and Lovin’ Cup’s Real 5K and Concert Finale conclude the week.”

For complete events listings, visit Real Beer Week’s webpage.

 

June 6, 2015

St. Paul, MN – St. Paul Summer Beer Fest

“St. Paul’s favorite beer festival dedicated to craft beers! The 7th annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest will take place Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 2-6pm (VIP at 1pm) at the MN State Fairgrounds – International Bazaar in beautiful St. Paul. This outdoor craft beer festival will feature sampling from 100 breweries in a commemorative tasting glass, live music, tasty food, educational seminars, a silent auction benefiting the YMCA of St. Paul, and the fun atmosphere of MN State Fairgrounds.”

For tickets, brewery list, and more on entertainment, visit St. Paul Summer Beer Fest’s webpage.

 

June 19-21, 2015

San Diego, CA – San Diego International Beer Festival

“With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings presented by So Rich Chocolates and Venissimo Cheese — these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!

Looking for the ultimate SDIBF experience? The VIP Brewers Lounge is an upgrade like no other – with lounge-style seating perched above the Festival, a 6-ounce souvenir glass to use for unlimited sampling in the lounge area and on the Festival floor, five craft beer stations with food pairing with unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, 1/2 hour early admission before the general public, and admission to the San Diego County Fair.”

Visit San Diego International Beer Festival for complete schedule of events.

 

June 27-28, 2015

Fort Collins, CO – Colorado Brewer’s Festival

“This iconic annual event is the largest outdoor brewing festival in Colorado and one of the highest profile events of its kind in the nation, drawing over 20,000 people into Downtown Fort Collins. The weekend features 100+ Colorado beers, over 50 Colorado breweries, live music, dozens of vendors and food trucks, and an interactive “Beer School” with tastings and demonstrations. In addition to the mighty haul of Colorado beers, this year’s fest will reflect the essence of Fort Collins brewing culture in a new area dubbed, “The Neighborhood,” which will showcase Fort Collins breweries and their beers, from flagships to exclusive creations brewed just for COBF. Kick off the weekend at The Summit, a Friday night connoisseur-minded event produced in conjunction with the Colorado Brewers Guild. Then, wake up on Saturday morning and go to Breakfast & Brews, a plate-lickin’ breakfast paired with beer. Finally, finish the weekend with Colorado Brewers’ Festival!

The Colorado Brewer’s Festival has more information regarding the event.