National Beer Events

Below are key events organized by the Brewers Association (publishers of These national beer events are designed to further the culture and community of craft beer and craft brewers. If you’ve never attended a Brewers Association event, consider adding these to your calendar.

American Craft Beer Week®

American Craft Beer Week

Known as The Mother of all Beer Weeks, American Craft Beer Week celebrates craft brewers and craft beer culture in the US. It’s a national celebration across the US with events at a brewery near you!

Date: May 16-22, 2016
Where: In brewpubs and small, independent craft breweries nationwide.

SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

Savor: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience

SAVOR is the main beer and food pairing event in the US! With 65 of the nation’s top independent craft brewers participating, this is where beer enthusiasts and foodies can interact directly with some of the greatest brewers and brewery owners in the world.

Date: June 3-4, 2016
Where: Washington, D.C.

National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition

National Homebrewers Conference

Join hundreds of homebrewers at the national conference for amateur brewers. Education and fun combine for a great experience!

Date: June 9-11, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland
Website: and competition section

Great American Beer Festival®

Great American Beer Festival

Three days, over 600 breweries and more than 3,000 beers to enjoy. 2014 will be the 34th year of the festival with nearly 50,000 people expected to attend. Purchase your tickets early, as the festival has sold out the past six years!

Date: October 6-8, 2016
Where: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

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