Extreme Beer FestExtreme Beer Fest

Prepare thyselves! The 17th annual Extreme Beer Fest® cometh back to Boston on January 31 and February 1, 2020! Join us for the ultimate throwdown of creative brewing, as we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. Hosted by BeerAdvocate, presented by Dogfish Head, sponsored by the Brewers Association, Hop Head Farms, and Eastern Standard Provisions, and held at The Cyclorama.

What's new in 2020?

  • We're going old-school! We're returning to The Cyclorama, where our fests started in 2003.
  • Limited to 725 (vs. 4,000 in 2019) ticketed attendees per session.
  • Faster entry and a more intimate experience.
  • Based on feedback, Early Access has replaced VIP; price reduced.
  • General ticket prices have increased to compensate for higher operational costs.
  • Purchases are limited to four tickets per session, per order.
  • Check out the Info and FAQ for more.


Tickets are sold out. Thanks for your support!

All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No kids, no pets, no exceptions. Refund requests are allowed up to 30 days before the fest. After that, all sales are final. No refunds. No session swapping.

General | $75

Limited to 625 tickets per session.

  • Access to one session
  • All beer samples
  • Tasting cup and printed fest guide, while supplies last
Early Access | $100

Limited to 100 tickets per session.

General admission, plus:

  • Early access (30 mins before doors)


Extreme beer is all about pushing the boundaries of brewing through creativity, innovation, and finesse. A limited number of attendees will get a rare chance to try an uncompromising lineup from over 30 brewers, who've also been challenged to debut an extreme beer at the fest and/or bring at least one extreme beer that's 5 percent alcohol by volume or under.

Brewers: 32 | Beers: 132

This is the initial lineup of confirmed brewers (so far). The beer lineup will be posted closer to the fest. Check back often for updates.

3 Stars Brewing Company
District of Columbia
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Aardwolf Brewing Company
Jacksonville, Florida
Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse
Louisville, Kentucky
Area Two Experimental Brewing
Stratford, Connecticut
Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Saco, Maine
Bolero Snort Brewery
Carlstadt, New Jersey
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Breakside Brewery
Portland, Oregon
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Berlin, Maryland
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Carton Brewing Company
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Cinderlands Beer Co.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Common Roots Brewing Company
South Glens Falls, New York
Definitive Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton, Delaware
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Framingham, Massachusetts
Goodfire Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
  • META
    IPA - Imperial | 8.30%
  • Moon Jellies
    Fruit and Field Beer | 7.00%
  • VHS
    Stout - American Imperial | 9.00%
Great Notion Brewing
Portland, Oregon
Kane Brewing Company
Ocean, New Jersey
Mortalis Brewing Co.
Avon, New York
New England Brewing Co.
Woodbridge, Connecticut
Newburgh Brewing Company
Newburgh, New York
Night Shift Brewing
Everett, Massachusetts
Short's Brewing Company
Bellaire, Michigan
Springdale Beer Co.
Framingham, Massachusetts
Stone Brewing
Escondido, California
The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
The North Brewery
Endicott, New York
Transient Artisan Ales
Bridgman, Michigan
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Greeley, Colorado

Beer Disclaimers

  • All beers are subject to change and availability.
  • Pours are 2-ounces (or less). Please consume with respect.
  • Pace yourself, and find out what the ABV of a beer is before you consume. Drink for flavor, not just for impact.
  • Please be advised that some of the beers poured at the fest may contain allergens. Ask before you drink.


Buy some tasty eats from our friends...

  • JaJu Pierogi: Polish pierogi made from scratch in Lynn, Mass.
  • KO Pies: Authentic Australian-inspired food (hand pies) from East Boston, Mass.
  • Waffle Cabin: Some of the best damn waffles (Gaufres de Liege) in the world. Period.

...you'll thank us later.


Held at the The Cyclorama

Session #1 (January 31, 6-9:30pm)
Session #2 (February 1, 12-3:30pm)
Session #3 (February 1, 6-9:30pm)

21+ w/ valid ID only

If you're looking for free entry, look elsewhere

Processing begins before doors

No coat check

No outside food or beverages

Last call is 15 mins before the end

Read the FAQ for more info/help


Interested in sponsoring? Email Ben Caplin, National Sales Manager.

Respect Beer

We only extend invites to independent craft brewers, whose attendance is required to ensure the highest level of representation and education for our attendees. And, as always, we pay for their beer and waive booth fees. We've spent millions of dollars to help support independent beer. Learn more...