Festivals

Around the World in Beer Festivals

Oktoberfest

Bruges Beer Festival
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Why go: Explore Belgian brews at a picturesque and beer-centric city.
Website: brugsbierfestival.be

Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Why go: Sample an extensive selection of barrel-aged beers (roughly 300 to be exact!) in one, if not the biggest, event of its kind.
Website: illinoisbeer.com

Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival
Location: Saitama, Japan
Why go: Sample Japanese microbrews along with other best known Japanese brands
Website: beerkeyaki.jp

Mondial de la Bière
Location: Montreal, Québec, Canada
Why go: Experience the biggest beer festival in Canada that features a mindboggling array of beers.
Website: festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca

Oktoberfest
Location: Munich, Germany
Why go: The biggest beer celebration with over two weeks of to drink and be merry with millions of people from all over the world.
Website: oktoberfest.de

Qingdao International Beer Festival
Location: Shandong Province, China
Why go: Touted as “Asia’s Oktoberfest”. It is the biggest festival of its kind in the region. Sample Chinese and international brews.
Website: qdbeerfest.com

RateBeer Best
Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Why go: Find out what brewers from around the world have up their sleeves. Get a taste of some of the finest beers from the world’s best brewers as well as some rare brews that may not be available on the market.
Website: ratebeerbest.com

Savor: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience
Location: National Building Museum, Washington, DC, USA
Why go: Savor delicious craft beers paired with great-tasting food.
Website: savorcraftbeer.com