Beer Festivals in October

Big beer gatherings in Santa Monica, Chicago, Denver, Brisbane, Austin, Sydney and Toronto.

  • BAM Fest
    Santa Monica, California

    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.

  • CHICAGO BEER FESTIVAL
    Chicago, Illinois

    Historic Union Station is home to the Chicago Beer Festival, with around 50 domestic and international brewers on hand at the annual event. Food from local eateries is on offer buffet-style in the ballroom.

  • GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL
    Denver, Colorado

    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 2 - 4

  • BRISBANE OKTOBERFEST
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    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.

  • AUSTRALIAN BEER FESTIVAL
    Sydney, Australia

    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.

  • AUSTIN BEER WEEK
    Austin, Texas

    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.

  • CASK DAYS
    Toronto, Canada

    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.