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Alström Bros pouring fest beers. Illustration by Lily Padula. Besides hosting this website and publishing a monthly magazine, BeerAdvocate (BA) has organized and hosted hundreds of social gatherings, tastings, pairings, beer dinners, educational events, fundraisers and founded two beer weeks since its inception in 1996.

We've also hosted over 60 ticketed beer festivals since 2003, ranging from intimate 500 person VIP sessions to two-day, three-session fests that pull over 15,000 attendees from around the globe.

Inspired by our motto "Respect Beer®," and unlike far too many other beer fests, we pay for the beer and waive booth fees to further support and respect brewers and their work. To date we've spent well-over $2 million on beer poured at our fests. Furthermore, brewer attendance is required to ensure the highest level of representation and education for our attendees.

Respect Beer.®


Past and Upcoming BeerAdvocate Hosted Fests:


The rest of 2018 is currently in planning.

February 2-3, 2018
Extreme Beer Fest: Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2018


December 9, 2017
Extreme Beer Fest: Los Angeles, California Market Center, Los Angeles, California

September 23, 2017
Beer Meets Wood, The Portland Company, Portland, Maine

June 2-3, 2017
BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

February 3-4, 2017
Extreme Beer Fest: Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2017


September 17, 2016
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, The Portland Company, Portland, Maine

June 3-4, 2016
BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

February 5-6, 2016
Extreme Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2016


May 29-30, 2015
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

March 20-21, 2015
Extreme Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2015


September 13, 2014
Beer for Beasts, The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

May 30-31, 2014
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

March 21-22, 2014
Extreme Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts
2014


September 14, 2013
Belgian beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

September 13, 2013
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

May 31-June 1, 2013
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

April 6, 2013
Beer for Beasts, The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

March 16, 2013
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

March 15, 2013
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2013


September 8, 2012
Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

September 7, 2012
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 1-2, 2012
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

March 31, 2012
Beer for Beasts, The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

February 4, 2012
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 3, 2012
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2012


September 10, 2011
Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

September 9, 2011
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 3-4, 2011
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

March 26, 2011
Beer for Beasts, The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York

March 12, 2011
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

March 11, 2011
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2011


November 6, 2010
Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

November 5, 2010
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 18-19, 2010
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

February 20, 2010
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 19, 2010
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2010


October 17, 2009
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

October 16, 2009
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 19-20, 2009
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

February 21, 2009
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 20, 2009
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2009


September 27, 2008
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

September 26, 2008
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 20-21, 2008
American Craft Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

February 16, 2008
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 15, 2008
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2008


October 27, 2007
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

October 26, 2007
Night of the Funk, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

September 22, 2007
German Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 16, 2007
American Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 15, 2007
Night of the Lagers, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 10, 2007
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 9, 2007
Night of the Barrels, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2007


October 27-28, 2006
Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 16-17, 2006
American Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

February 11, 2006
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2006


October 29, 2005
New England Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

June 17, 2005
American Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

January 29, 2005
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2005


November 6, 2004
Belgian Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

May 8, 2004
Art of Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

January 17, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2004


September 23, 2003
Stammtisch (AOBF), The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts

May 24, 2003
Art of Beer Festival (AOBF), The Cyclorama, Boston, Massachusetts
2003
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