Upcoming Beer Festivals – December 2016

Pouring at the Oregon Beer Festival

November 30 – December 4, 2016

Portland, OR – Holiday Ale Festival

“The winter season holds many gifts for beer lovers in the form of big, bold ales designed to fend off the cold chill of a long winter’s night. Each year, the Holiday Ale Festival annually gathers up dozens of these winter warmers for a joyous five-day celebration. As a result, this quintessential Portland event has earned a reputation as the premier winter beer tasting venue on the West Coast. ”

Go to Holiday Ale Festival‘s webpage for additional information.

December 2-3, 2016

Seattle, WA – Winter Beer Festival

“The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival, December 2nd and 3rd, 2016, takes place at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This holiday tasting event benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.”

Complete information is located on Winter Beer Festival’s website.

December 3, 2016

Philadelphia, PA – Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival

“This thirst-quenching pay-one-price tasting experience, called “a not-to-be-missed event for fans of real beer” by Drink Philly, will be fun-filled day for all—the beer lover and the cider drinker.  The event will break all records of years past with over 150 beers and ciders for sampling.  Shoulder to shoulder with the most popular local breweries and cideries will be amazing producers from across the country and around the world. Check back often, the list will be updated frequently.  The Expo Center is easy to get to and offers ample free on-site parking.  A sell-out is expected, so get your tickets early.”

Visit the Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival webpage for ticket and event information.

December 9-10, 2016

Vancouver, WA – The Vancouver Winter Brewfest

“The NW is known for microbrews and great breweries. You can travel around the US and nothing will compare. Not only are the Holidays filled with delicious food and goodies, we are blessed with tasty beers! From Ales to Hoppy bold IPA’s, there are plenty of seasonal brews for us to enjoy. This year, while we still have plenty of our delicious seasonal beers from your local favorites, we’ve expanded our focus not just nationwide, but all the way to England! We’re featuring 5 beers from this beer state for your enjoyment. So come toast the brews this year at the Vancouver Winter Brewfest – it’s a tasty way to celebrate the holidays! ”

Festival information is located at The Vancouver Winter Brewfest’s webpage.

December 10, 2016

Bridgeport, CT – Beer Conn

“The biggest names in brewing will gather once again at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, December 10, 2016 for the 3rd annual BEER CONN festival. BEER CONN, a beer tasting extravaganza, will showcase more than 50 local, national, and international breweries. The event is hosted by Starfish Junction Productions, an award-winning event production company which has received critical acclaim for events produced in the specialty beverage industry.”

For all the information, visit Beer Conn’s webpage.

December 10, 2016

Anaheim, CA – 5th Annual Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival

“Join us Saturday, December 10th at the acclaimed 5th Annual Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival! This event will be held in the beautiful garden gazebo area of the centrally located, Phoenix Club near the Pond in Anaheim. The event will feature over 90 fine craft beers from some of the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. Over half of this great selection will be special seasonal, holiday and winter ales. Four hours of unlimited 2 oz tastings from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.”

Festival information is located at Brew Ho Ho’s webpage.

December 17-18, 2016

Essen, Belgium – Christmas Beer Festival

“O.B.E.R. (Objective Beer tasters Essen Region) organizes its Christmas Beer Festival every year. For two days visitors can taste about 178 Belgian Christmas and winter beers. To let you judge the different brews at best, we use 15 cl tasting glasses.

Our beer list is regarded as one of the best in the world, with several scoops and interesting gems combined with world classics. This year we’ll serve about 150 different bottled beers to taste, including 22 on draught. Hot served Gluhkriek will of course still be available as well.

At the 2015 festival about 2000 thirsty Christmas-beer-lovers came to the festival in Essen. And not only from Belgium! We have a very international audience coming from all over the world, counting 25 countries and 11 US States last year!”

Festival, lodging, and ticket information is located at Christmas Beer Festival’s webpage.