Upcoming Beer Festivals – May 2016

Pouring at the Oregon Beer Festival

May 7, 2016

Charlotte, NC – Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

“Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.”

Visit the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ‘s website for the event schedule and all the details.


May 14, 2016

Scottsdale, AZ – The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival

“The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival in Scottsdale, Arizona, shines the spotlight on the canned craft beer movement with an event that showcases over 250 beers from locally and all over the country. The festival takes place during American Craft Beer Week and features a bevy of fun attractions including a nano beer garden, an award ceremony, the beer Olympics, gourmet food and live musical entertainment.

For all the details on this exciting event, visit The AmeriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival’s webpage.


May 16-22, 2016

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. ACBW will be recognized May 16-22, 2016 and offers an exciting opportunity for small and independent craft brewers and the community of better beer retailers to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S. Plus, tens of thousands of today’s beer beginners, beer enthusiasts, and hard core beer geeks make time to toast the week.

For events in your area, visit American Craft Beer Week’s event page.


May 21, 2016

Houston, TX  – Big Texas Beer Fest

“The Big Texas Beer Fest is one of the Southwest’s largest beer festivals, and we’re taking the party on the road for our first event in Houston! After 4 successful years in North Texas, Houston resonated with us as our next event city. We love Houston beer, the culture, what’s happening in food and its people. The inaugural event will feature at least 80 breweries and over 300 beers to sample on May 21 at NRG Center at NRG Park. Mostly beer festival, part food truck rally, part concert makes for an awesome day.

For events in your area, visit Big Texas Beer Fest’s event page.


May 27-28, 2016

San Luis Obispo – California Festival of Beers

“This year the California Festival of Beers will continue in its tradition of craft beers, live music, and sunshine. Each year the Festival draws a wider selection of beer, dining, entertainment and sponsors than years past, and this year is no exception. The celebration begins on Friday in the Alex Madonna Expo Center, with the Connoisseur Tasting “Arts and Drafts” featuring craft beer along with delicious local cuisine. The event will also showcase local artists’ work and live entertainment. On Saturday, the celebration continues with the Grand Tasting taking place in the Madonna Inn Meadows, a beautiful expanse of lawn nestled between parks, mountains, and hotels in San Luis Obispo, California.  The meadow is the perfect location to spend the day enjoying the Grand Tasting with more of your friends and grass between your toes.  

California Festival of Beers‘s website has complete details.