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Extreme Beer Fest®: Bay Area has been canceled.

Based on industry feedback and logistical issues that are beyond our control, it's become clear that we won't be able to successfully host Extreme Beer Fest: Bay Area. Learn more...


New to Extreme Beer Fest? Learn more with some fun facts and a look at the past.

  • The first Extreme Beer Fest was hosted on January 17, 2004 in Boston, MA.
  • BeerAdvocate has hosted 17 Extreme Beer Fests in Boston ranging from 2,000 to 12,000 attendees.
  • On December 9, 2017, we took Extreme Beer Fest to Los Angeles, CA.
  • On February 5 & 6, 2021, we hosted our first virtual beer fest: Extreme Beer Fest in Cyberspace.

Check out these past Extreme Beer Fest guides to get a rough idea of what to expect.

And here's a look at our Extreme Beer Fest: Boston (2014):

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BeerAdvocate has organized and hosted hundreds of social gatherings, tastings, dinners, and fundraisers since its inception in 1996. This includes over 70 ticketed beer fests since 2003, ranging from 1,200 to 15,000 attendees from around the globe.

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