What was the last in-person beer fest that you attended?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. ryanov

    ryanov Initiate (136) Feb 16, 2008 New Jersey

    Probably 2018 Night of the Funk. We just couldn’t go in 2019. Assuming that was held that year.
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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,668) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    We did FUNK Boston in 2019. Basically Night of the Funk x three sessions.
  3. sourrogue0852

    sourrogue0852 Aspirant (276) Dec 25, 2015 New York

    Last one I went to was Whales, Ales and Salty Tales 2019. Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  4. gueuzegeek

    gueuzegeek Disciple (308) Aug 11, 2003 New Jersey

    Just a little over a week ago! The NJ Battleship beer fest!!
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  5. Jwhammo

    Jwhammo Initiate (5) Jan 25, 2021 Texas

    Murphy’s Beer Fest a couple of weeks ago.
  6. stechkg42

    stechkg42 Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2021

    My wife and I went to the Summertime Brew Fest in Greensboro, NC on 24JUL21. Our 1st in over a year. It is the best in our opinion. And we have 3 more Brew Fests lined up; Brew & 'Que in Seneca 06SEP21 Drafts on Drayton 25SEP21, Charleston Beer Fest 09OCT21 & Greenville Craft Fest on 09NOV21.

    So glad these are back.
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  7. bhumbug

    bhumbug Initiate (92) Apr 18, 2007 Texas

    Katy Wild West Brew Fest, April 2019.
  8. beefjerky31

    beefjerky31 Initiate (61) Feb 22, 2011 Indiana

  9. MadMadMike

    MadMadMike Disciple (300) Dec 11, 2020 Florida
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    Grovetoberfest, Miami FL, October 2019 - VIP.,.
  10. 9percenthurdle

    9percenthurdle Aspirant (206) Sep 6, 2018 Massachusetts

    Otherhalf’s Pastrytown in Brooklyn NY in March 2020
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  11. Violentvixen

    Violentvixen Initiate (133) Jul 25, 2021 Oregon

    Bend Brewfest 2019. Been going for many years and took a day off work to volunteer to pour. It was my first time volunteering in a while but had a blast.
  12. mhucker28

    mhucker28 Initiate (81) Apr 24, 2020 California

    Modern Times' Carnival of Caffeination in February of 2020. Crazy considering everything would shut down a month later.
  13. availablename

    availablename Initiate (85) Aug 20, 2010 Canada (BC)

    Great Canadian Beer Fest in Victoria, BC in Sept. 2019. Canada's large and oldest beer fest. Fantastic outdoor event, which I have been a volunteer at for more than a decade.
  14. bauers

    bauers Disciple (399) Feb 6, 2011 California
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    SFBeerWeek 2020 (Feb., about a month before the pandemic shelter-in-place and shut down orders. Biggest event was The Bistro (Hayward, CA) DIPA/TIPA Fest, which always has a ton of people.
  15. pudgym29

    pudgym29 Initiate (161) Mar 14, 2009 Illinois

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    My last in-person beer fest coincides with Todd's. But it was in Berwyn, IL., at a live music venue called Wire [c.v.] on Saturday, 1 February 2020. It was for the "Brewers Rock Fest".
    Here are a selection of the photographs I took that afternoon and evening. I also include what was the brewery assortment. :slight_smile::beer:
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    Amazingly, I did not attend the Chicago Beer Society's "Day (| Night) of the Living Ales" which was on Sat., 7 March 2020, and which I suspect a number of other Beer Advocate respondents will cite. (More shockingly, somebody has alluded that he had likely contracted COVID-19 [without knowing that] and spread it at both sessions. :scream:) I did not attend DotLA because I could not decide whether I should expend the higher price for the day session, or go to the night session.:confounded:
  16. mikehartigan

    mikehartigan Disciple (335) Apr 9, 2007 Illinois

    Day of the Living Ales (DotLA) on March 7, 2020. There was also the Drunk Monk Challenge homebrew competition the following weekend which was not exactly a fest, but it was the last beer event I attended. We were bumping elbows instead of shaking hands, but no masks yet.
  17. IT22

    IT22 Initiate (15) Mar 18, 2021 New York

    Last time they had an Empire Brewfest in Syracuse NY at the State Fairgrounds. Been to 3 or 4 events there of that type. Last time might have been 2019, possibly 2018...hard to remember... getting through '20 and '21 has wiped my brain of fun memories.
  18. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,270) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Summertime Brews Festival 2016 Greensboro. Worked many through the years and just might like them better now since I'm retired from the trade. "Come on just fill that up" was the most common comment even before any thank you. I do miss lots of the brewers and other distributors.
  19. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (968) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Long time ago at the Navy Yard in Philly, it was horrible. I did love the old Stoudts festivals way back.

    I doubt I will be going back to a fest again. Besides Stoudts I never really enjoyed them. Rather just go get a few good pints with friends.

  20. robwired

    robwired Aspirant (240) Sep 2, 2019 Kansas

    Wow! That would be the 2019 Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, May 18, at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. That year and previous years, I did a 5K in the morning for the Oklahoma City Indian Health Clinic and the beer fest at the afternoon or evening session. Obviously, it wasn't held in 2020, neither event. But, yeah, I miss that!
  21. BeerHnter

    BeerHnter Initiate (72) Dec 5, 2010 Nevada

    I was lucky enough to attend the Beer Zombies 420 Beer Festival in Las Vegas on April 20. Yes, it was amazing!
  22. erosier

    erosier Poo-Bah (1,795) Sep 26, 2007 Connecticut
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    It was the 2020 EBF in Boston at the Cyclorama! Honestly that was the best fest I'd ever been to, nostalgia from the earlier fests (I started going in 2008) and the awesome beers were second to none!