Home Brew Bloggers on January 3, 2020 0 Comments Pull out your calendar and call your friends — it’s time to plan which brew fests you’re going to attend in 2020. From the Windy City to Washington DC, we’ve researched the best places to get your brew on in just about any region of the country. Sure, you may have to book a flight or drive some distance, but when there are quality brew creations waiting at your destination you won’t be able to get there fast enough. So, raise a glass to 2020 and cheers to craft beer! Chicago Ale Fest Chicago, Illinois Saturday, January 11, 2020 Take a trip to the Windy City in winter and beat the winter blues by attending the Chicago Ale Fest. Featuring 100+ craft beers, food trucks, and a DJ playing today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites, you’ll find yourself at one of the most anticipated brew fests of the year. WakeFest Invitational Miami, Florida Saturday, February 15, 2020 This year’s event, put on by J. Wakefield Brewing, marks the 5th Anniversary of the WakeFest Invitational. The Fest features over 120 independently owned craft breweries expected to pour, including roughly one-third of the top 100 craft brewers in the world. You’ll discover quality brews, many that have been individually selected by the JWB team and don’t always fit the norm. Wild West Brew Fest Katy, Texas April 16-18, 2020 Awarded the #1 event in North America by BeerYeti.com, the Wild West Brew Fest boasts over 500 different brews and allows visitors to help raise money for charity. Over the past eight years, this 3-day brew fest has given over $800,000 back to charity — and all you have to do is drink beer! Savor Washington DC May 15, 2020 Savor is truly an experience, and perfect for someone who is interested in both quality beer and culinary creations. Last year, over 90 craft breweries from across the country poured over 200 of their most coveted beers. Savor also offers attendees a wide variety of unique pairings, while mingling with the personalities behind the beers. Firestone Walker Invitational Brew Fest Paso Robles, California May 30, 2020 The Firestone Walker Invitational Brew Fest celebrates craft beer at an intimate gathering of 50+ craft breweries. Firestone Walker is a regional brewery passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied. Oregon Brewers Festival Portland, OR July 22-25, 2020 The Oregon Brewers Festival was founded in 1988 and is one of the nation’s longest-running craft beer festivals. Portland is a craft beer destination, and attendees will find themselves along the banks of the Willamette River between the Portland skyline to the west and Mt. Hood to the east. Attend this event if you want to discover what’s to love about Oregon beer and ciders. Great Taste of the Midwest Madison, Wisconsin August 8, 2020 The Great Taste of the Midwest is one of the premier beer festivals in the United States. It’s sponsored by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild, whose mission is “to aid and educate members in the appreciation and legal production of fermented malt beverages, including those brewed at home and those brewed commercially.” Featuring more than 190 of the finest craft breweries in the Midwest, this festival is the highlight of the summer for all who attend. Great American Beer Festival Denver, Colorado September 24-26, 2020 The Great American Brewfest has been growing and evolving with the craft brew industry since 1982. It represents one of the largest collections of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event, plus a private competition. Tasting sessions offer attendees access to more than 4,000 different beers from over 800 breweries, all arranged alphabetically in the festival hall. Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa, Oklahoma October 22-25, 2020 This four-day festival in Tulsa combines everything to love about Midwest country fairs with the cultural stylings of Germany. Authentic food stands, beer, amusements, and live entertainment from polka dancers to magicians. Brew fests are fun and fulfilling for beer-lovers everywhere, but if you’re a home brewer they offer you the chance to taste new flavors and get ideas for your home brews. If you don’t have a kegerator that gives you the convenience of draft beer at home, now’s the time to consider getting one so you can have that new brew you discovered any time you want.