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mr mouther Oct 26, 2006 11:57 PM

Anyone got a good link to beer festivals in the US?

What are some favorites?

  1. Jim Dorsch Oct 27, 2006 12:08 AM

    the beer paper sites have calendars:




    (full disclosure: some Brewing News people are business partners of mine.)

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    1. re: Jim Dorsch
      Loren3 Jan 4, 2007 07:42 PM

      alestreetnews brings up the following message:

      You have reached the future site of:
      U.S. Cosmetics & Fragrance Divison

      Brewing News doesn't include August Schell's winter beer festival in New Ulm, MN. They also don't have the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival in Decatur, GA. Nor do they list the Classic City Brew-Fest in Athens, GA. What else is missing from their site?

      When you click on regions on the Celebrator web site, the midwest/great lakes region is notoriously absent.

      1. re: Loren3
        Jim Dorsch Jan 5, 2007 10:39 AM

        Looks like the period at the end is the cause of the problem with the ASN site. You'll get there by using this URL: http://www.alestreetnews.com/

        Thanks for pointing that out.

        1. re: Loren3
          ted Jan 5, 2007 12:13 PM

          The gang in Decatur must've made a pact with Lucifer (not the beer). They've had awesome weather for 8-9 years in a row.

          If Ray Daniels could pull off getting the Real Ale Festival together again, I'd be there in a heartbeat. I settle for helping out with the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting instead.

          I haven't been, but the strong ale festival at the Toronado in San Fran is also a destination.

      2. Chrispy75 Oct 27, 2006 11:57 AM

        Also you can check Beeradvocate.com under the calendar section.

        1. l
          LStaff Oct 27, 2006 02:24 PM

          Also BA.com has their own fests - around 4 per year. If you are a beer geek, these are the fests to attend.

          This weekend happens to be the Belgian Beer fest

          1. t
            The Baron Jan 4, 2007 06:56 PM

            I would also recommend NYC's Brewtopia if you happen to live in the area. As good or better than most in the country. Website is http://www.worldbeerfest.com

            1. joypirate Jan 5, 2007 04:53 PM

              This one is great:


              as is this one:


              on the 2nd, the press release doesn't do it justice. Roughly 100 beers to try after the tutored tasting, including everything from local microbrews to Ephemere.

              1. Irishbeer4me Jan 12, 2007 04:35 AM

                July 26-29: 20th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival, http://www.oregonbrewfest.com/

                August 2007: 20th Annual Great Taste of the Midwest, http://www.mhtg.org/

                September 2007: Great American Beer Festival, http://beertown.org/events

                1. hitachino Jan 21, 2007 03:03 PM

                  montreal's mondial de la biere!


                  1. braineater Jan 27, 2007 01:44 PM

                    Coming up early next month is BeerAdvocate's Extreme Beer Fest.


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