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Extreme Beer Fest® is back!

When? August 26 & 27, 2022

Where? The Craneway Pavilion located on the San Francisco Bay in Richmond, California

What? Hosted by BeerAdvocate and presented by Dogfish Head, Extreme Beer Fest has become a legendary harbinger of beer's continuous evolution and used as a platform to debut new beers, styles, and brewing techniques. Join us as we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing, raise a fist at the norm, and blow minds and palates with creative, fun, and innovative beers!


Tickets

Extreme Beer Fest: Bay Area is a two-day, three-session event.

Tickets for all sessions will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 12 noon PT via Ticketsauce.

Early | $100

Limited to 200 tickets per session.

  • Early access to one session; 30 mins before General
  • Meet and greet with Sam & Todd, plus a chance to try a very special beer, at the Dogfish Head booth
  • Includes all beer samples; enjoy a selection of 150+ extreme beers from 50+ brewers
  • Tasting cup, plus a printed fest guide; while supplies last
General | $75

Limited to 1,300 tickets per session.

  • Access to one session
  • Includes all beer samples; enjoy a selection of 150+ extreme beers from 50+ brewers
  • Tasting cup, plus a printed fest guide; while supplies last

By purchasing tickets, you: agree to comply with our Festival Code of Conduct and understand that all attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID, that all sales are final, and that brewers and beers are subject to change and availilbity without notice. Questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before purchasing.


Social

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And don't be shy. Get social with the BeerAdvocate community! Our fests are not only a great chance meet the brewers behind the beers, but also other beer geeks from around the globe.


Brewers & Beers

Extreme beer is all about pushing the boundaries of brewing through creativity, fun, innovation, and finesse. Many of the beers will be fest exclusives (brewed for the fest), debuts (be some of the first to try them), or hard to obtain without visiting the source or trading. Don't miss this chance to try an uncompromising lineup of over 150 extreme beers from over 50 brewers!

Here are the confirmed brewers, so far! Beer lineups will be posted closer to the fest. Check back often for updates.

Brewers: 34 | Beers: 0

Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Purcellville, Virginia
    Beers to be announced.
Alvarado Street Brewery
Monterey, California
    Beers to be announced.
Armistice Brewing Company
Richmond, California
    Beers to be announced.
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Cloverdale, California
    Beers to be announced.
BeerThugLife
Compton, California
    Beers to be announced.
Bolero Snort Brewery
Carlstadt, New Jersey
    Beers to be announced.
Boss Rambler Beer Club
Bend, Oregon
    Beers to be announced.
Bottle Logic Brewing
Anaheim, California
    Beers to be announced.
Breakside Brewery - NE Dekum
Portland, Oregon
    Beers to be announced.
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Berlin, Maryland
    Beers to be announced.
Decadent Ales
Mamaroneck, New York
    Beers to be announced.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton, Delaware
    Beers to be announced.
Dokkaebier
San Francisco, California
    Beers to be announced.
Drekker Brewing Company
Fargo, North Dakota
    Beers to be announced.
Ecliptic Brewing
Portland, Oregon
    Beers to be announced.
Erosion
St. Helena, California
    Beers to be announced.
Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Berkeley, California
    Beers to be announced.
Finback Brewery
Queens, New York
    Beers to be announced.
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Paso Robles, California
    Beers to be announced.
Great Notion Brewing
Portland, Oregon
    Beers to be announced.
HaandBryggeriet
Drammen, Norway
    Beers to be announced.
HenHouse Brewing
Santa Rosa, California
    Beers to be announced.
Japas Cervejaria
São Paulo - SP, Brazil
    Beers to be announced.
Marz Community Brewing
Chicago, Illinois
    Beers to be announced.
Modist Brewing Co.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Beers to be announced.
Moksa Brewing Company
Rocklin, California
    Beers to be announced.
Movement Brewing Co.
Rancho Cordova, California
    Beers to be announced.
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
    Beers to be announced.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Chico, California
    Beers to be announced.
Southern Grist Brewing Co.
Nashville, Tennessee
    Beers to be announced.
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
    Beers to be announced.
The Rare Barrel
Berkeley, California
    Beers to be announced.
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Greeley, Colorado
    Beers to be announced.
Wondrous Brewing Company
Emeryville, California
    Beers to be announced.

Beer Disclaimers

  • All beers are subject to change and availability.
  • Pours are 2 ounces (or less). Please consume with respect.
  • Last call (pour) is 15 minutes before the end of each session.
  • Pace yourself, and find out the ABV of a beer is before you consume. Drink for flavor, not for impact.
  • Please be advised that some of the beers poured at the fest may contain allergens. Ask before you consume!
  • Although brewers are urged to ration their beers between sessions to ensure as many attendees as possible get to try their beers, expect some beers to kick early as we can't possibly ensure that every attendee gets to taste every beer.

Sponsors

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Info

Held at The Craneway Pavilion

Session One = Aug 26, 6-9:30pm
Session Two = Aug 27, 12-3:30pm
Session Three = Aug 27, 6-9:30pm
Early Access = 30 mins before General

21+ w/ valid ID only

All sales are final


Food

Buy some tasty eats from our friends...

  • Food offerings to be announced.

...you'll thank us later.


History

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.
  • Bay Area will be the 20th version of Extreme Beer Fest and 19th annual.
  • 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.
  • This will be the 15th Extreme Beer Fest that Dogfish Head has sponsored.

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):


Respect Beer

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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