The season for beer festivals is upon us and at LetsPour we await it as eagerly as the chirping birds and yellow daffodils that herald the return of warmer weather. From March through June, you’ll find more beer festivals that we could ever manage to put in a list (for a comprehensive list, check out a website called Beer Festival Calendar here). These events are not just a chance to taste and discover craft beer, they are a great opportunity to get out of the house, hear some live music, play frisbee and catch up with friends. Feel free to highlight any beer fests we didn’t mention in our comments section!
Sprung! Spring Beer Festival
When: March 9, 2013
Where: Florida (Peacock Park, Coconut Grove)
What: Florida’s answer to Oktoberfest in the Spring, this beer festival is by the people and for the people. Sample 150 beers while soaking up live music or playing interactive games. Event director Tony Albelo says, “We’re going to continue focusing on our mission of expanding craft beer in South Florida, while adding seasonal beers and sprinkling a little more fun into the mix.”
Spring Swing Beer Festival
When: March 9, 2013
Where: Arizona (Mesa)
What: Beer + Baseball = Happiness. Arizona’s largest indoor beer festival, featuring live music and televised spring training baseball. For an additional fee, subscribers can ride a mechanical bull, take a few cuts in the batting cage or toss a few fastballs in the radar pitch machine.
Night of the Barrels – Extreme Beer Fest
When: March 15, 2013
Where: Massachusetts (Boston)
What: Not for the faint-of-heart, this is a beer festival dedicated to tasting 60+ wood- and barrel-aged beers. ”Be it fresh or toasted oak, American or French, bourbon or wine soaked, aged for weeks or months, or totally infected with funk, there’s just something mysterious and magical about introducing beer to a wooden barrel and hoping for the best.”
photo via “getting dark beer blog“
Breckenridge Spring Beer Festival
When: April 6, 2013
Where: Colorado (Breckenridge)
What: Mountains + Craft Beer + Music = Spring Fever!
East Atlanta Beer Fest
When: May 18, 2013
Where: Georgia (Atlanta)
What: An impressive 220+ list of beers, delectable food, live music and great pubbing makes this a brew fest you need to put on your calendar!
Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza
When: April 13, 2013
Where: Tennessee (Johnson City)
What: We’re not sure what to make of the beer gulping orange mascot, but with over 100 beers being serve this brew fest gets a big thumbs up here. The event website says you’ll get to try beers you’ll never find anywhere else – and with beers like Peanut Butter & Jelly Brew, we believe it!