Beer Festivals in October
Gourmet food trucks rolls into an art enclave in Santa Monica, California for BAM Fest, with over 35 breweries pouring for imbibers that stroll an artist market and open artist studios to the sound of live music from four bands.
An offering of over 2,000 different brews gets the Great American Beer Festival into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most beers on tap. The Colorado Convention Center in Denver welcomes over 450 brewers from across the country for one of the largest public tastings in the U.S.
OCT 10 - 12
The Brisbane Oktoberfest boasts a traditional Bavarian village setting for two weekends in October. Beers that are hand-crafted using 200-year-old recipes are paired with traditional German food, music and lederhosen-wearing fun for over 30,000 attendees.
OCT 11 - 13 / 18 - 20
More than 10,000 people are expected for the 8th annual Australian Beer Festival, with over 20 Australian brewers pouring around 100 varieties. There’s also live music and a vote for the People’s Choice beer award.
OCT 18 - 20
Austin Beer Week sees beer-centric celebrations all over the Texas town, with restaurants, pubs, markets and outdoor spaces hosting tastings, food pairings and other events, with a strong showing from independent beer crafters.
OCT 25 - NOV 3
Union Station’s wide-open lobby hosts the Chicago Beer Festival, with dozens of international and domestic breweries pouring, and food vendors serving, to the sounds of a live DJ set to the theme of “Drink, Eat, and Play.”
Toronto celebrates cask-conditioned brewing at Cask Days, with over Canadian 50 microbreweries bringing their best cask-conditioned ales, as well as international selections, food from local restaurants, art displays and live music.