5 West Coast Beer Festivals Worth Traveling for This Summer
Courtesy of Brew & Food Fest

5 West Coast Beer Festivals Worth Traveling for This Summer


Follow the scent of freshly brewed beer and warm sunshine to these gourmet drinking festivals this summer.

  1. June 4: Brew & Food Fest (San Diego)
    This gourmet festival includes a winning combination of craft beer and tasty bites. For its second year, the festival will feature live chef demos with celebrity chefs, food pairings, rare beers, two live music stages, and a silent disco. Purchase a $40 general admission ticket or go all out with $80 Mad Craft VIP tickets. // Waterfront Park (San Diego), brewandfoodfest.com

  2. July 27-31: Oregon Brewers Festival (Portland)
    Every year, more than 80,000 people head to the banks of the Willamette River for the Oregon Brewers Festival to enjoy countless pours of seasonal and speciality beers from 80 independent craft brewers. Its one of the nation's longest running craft beer festivals and it's absolutely free to attend. Tasting are $1 each. // 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. (Portland), oregonbrewfest.com

  3. August 4-7: Mammoth Festival of Beers + Bluesapalooza (Mammoth Lakes)
    Bluesapalooza is a three-day beer and blues festival bringing you such headliners as Jon Batiste & Stay Human and Michael Franti & Superhead as well as a craft beer lineup with over 100 featured breweries! Tickets are on sale for $40. // 5701 Minaret Rd. (Mammoth Lakes, California), mammothbluesbrewsfest.com

  4. Mammoth Blues Brewfest(Courtesy of Mammoth Blues Brewfest)

  5. September 2-3: The Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival (Bend)
    In Bend, Oregon they're serving up a whole lot of barrel-age beer, cider, and whiskey this summer. The festival celebrates unique beers and ciders from small-batch brewers across the Northwest. Tickets go from $12 - $30. Get there early to get in some mountain biking, too! // 704 NW Georgia St. (Bend, Oregon), thelittlewoody.com

  6. Little Woody Beer Festival Portland(Courtesy of The Little Woody Barrel Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival)

  7. September 8-10: California Craft Beer Summit (Sacramento)
    As if unlimited tastings of more than 400 beers wasn't enough to sell you on this festival, there will also be workshops, networking events with local brewers, and more than 150 breweries on site. Tickets range from $45-$289. // Sacramento Convention Center:
    1400 J St. (Sacramento), californiacraftbeer.com

  8. (Courtesy of California Craft Beer Summit)

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