The Beer Festival Bucket List

Great American Beer Festival – Denver, Colorado

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is a three-day annual event hosted by the Brewers Association in mid to late September or early October. The GABF brings visitors from around the world to sample more than 2,000 different American beers. Over 100 beer judges from the United States and abroad evaluate beer in the associated competition, ultimately judging 3,300 beers entered by almost 500 domestic breweries. Gold, silver and bronze medals in 83 beer-style categories are awarded.

Oregon Brewers Festival – Portland, Oregon

Pouring 90 different craft beers from around the country – plus beers from New Zealand in the International Tent – the Oregon Brewers Festival is the quintessential celebration of craft beer! On a sun soaked July afternoon, there's no better place to sip suds with friends along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop to the west and Mt. Hood towering in the east. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Wits - come to the Oregon Brewers Festival, and see for yourself why we're one of the world's best loved craft beer festivals.

Cigar City's Hunapau Day Festival – Tampa, Florida

Tickets include 4 bottles of Hunahpu's Imperial Stout, food from Cigar City Catering, and access to sample over 200 beers from 60+ breweries from all around the world, including 3 Floyds, Carton and Funky Budha. The festival and brewery is located in Tampa, FL.

Munich's Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany

On everyones beer festival bucket list, we find Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is the world's largest funfair held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16-day folk festival running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.

Three Floyds Darklord Day - Munster, Indiana

Dark Lord Day is the only day of the year to buy Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. It is a festival where participants can meet other beer enthusiasts, sample beers from all over the world, buy Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout, enjoy good food, listen to live music and generally have a great time. The festival and brewery is located in Munster, IN.

Extreme Beer Fest - Boston, Massachusetts

Extreme Beer Fest is the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity. Join us we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. Palates will be inspired. Minds will be blown. Prepare for epicness. Locacted at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Firestone Walker Invitational - Paso Robles, California

An afternoon of tasting amazing domestic and international craft beers with the brewers themselves, as well as delectable bites from the best local restaurants. Live bands and a commemorative tasting glass. Located in Paso Robles, CA