Beer Weeks 2017

Beer Weeks are city, or regionally organized, multi-event celebrations showcasing craft beer. They've become increasingly popular over the last year, as they offer even more opportunities to quaff great locally brewed beers over the course of several days at different venues and establishments. Although they all appear in the monthly event calendars, we've organized them here alphabetically for you. Click on the location to show the details and a link.



Alaska, statewide: Janauary 13-22

The seventh annual Alaska Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state of Alaska. The headline event of this ten-day celebration, sponsored by the Brewers Guild of Alaska, is the Great Alaska Beer & Barleywine Festival. There will be a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Albuquerque, NM: May 25-June 4

The seventh annual ABQ Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Albuquerque. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is ABQ Brews and Blues. There will be dozens of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

American Craft Beer Week, natiowide: May 15-21

The Brewers Association presents American Craft Beer Week 2017, which will take place at establishments across the country. This seven-day celebration, which kicks off the summer craft beer season, will be observed by hundreds of craft brewers and beer retailers, thousands of beer fans, and a congressional resolution honoring the nation's craft brewing industry. A nationwide toast will take place at 8pm (ET) on Thursday, May 19.

Arizona, statewide: February 9-18

The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild presents the seventh annual Arizona Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Arizona Strong Beer Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Asheville, NC: May 26-June 3

The sixth annual Asheville Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Asheville. This nine-day celebration culminates with the Beer City Festival. There will be many other events such as beer dinners, an educational program, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, beer releases, and special tastings.

Athens, GA: April 3-9

The seventh annual Athens Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Athens. The headline event of this seven-day celebration is the Classic City Brew Fest. There will be a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Bozeman/Gallatin Valley, MT: May 6-13

The inaugural Bozeman Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley. This eight-day celebration begins with a Kickoff Party and Collaborative Tap Takeover. There will be a number of events, such as a “Tour de Foam”, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, a homebrewing class, pub trivia, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Charlotte, NC: March 31-April 9

The eighth annual Charlotte Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Charlotte. There will be many events at this ten-day celebration such as mini-festivals, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Chicago, IL: May 18-25

The seventh annual Chicago Craft Beer Week will be celebrated at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Chicago. This eight-day celebration kicks off with Beer Under Glass. There will be more than 500 other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Columbia, SC: March 18-26

The third annual Soda City Suds Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Columbia. This nine-day celebration includes dozens of events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Columbus, OH: May 12-20

Columbus Craft Beer Week 2017 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Columbus. This nine-day celebration begins with a Kickoff Party at Combustion Brewery and Taproom. There will be a number of other events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, educational sessions, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, a beer-themed golf outing, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Grand Rapids, MI (KBS Week): March 6-11

Founders Brewing Company, in Grand Rapids, will host the fourth annual KBS Week. This event, which celebrates the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout, will feature the release of kegs of KBS at select bars and restaurants in the Grand Rapids area. On the March 11, the brewery will sell bottles of KBS to those holding tickets and pour draft KBS in the tap room.

Harrisburg, PA: April 21-29

Harrisburg Beer Week 2017 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Harrisburg. This nine-day celebration opens with a Kickoff Party, and closes with the Little Big Beer Fest. There will be dozens of other events, such beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Idaho, statewide: April 1-30

The inaugural Idaho Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Gem State. There will be a number of events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, release parties, tap takeovers, dog-friendly taproom nights, specially-priced beers, and pint-glass giveaways.

Kalamazoo, MI: January 14-21

The seventh annual Kalamazoo Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Kalamazoo. There will be hundreds of events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Madison, WI: April 28-May 7

Isthmus magazine presents the seventh annual Madison Craft Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Madison. There will be many events during this ten-day celebration promoting Madison's craft beer culture, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, beer walks, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Massachusetts, statewide: April 29-May 6

Beer Advocate magazine presents the second annual Mass Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the Commonwealth. Organizers of this eight-day celebration are working with the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. There will be a number of events, such as beer and food pairings, educational programs, film showings, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Milwaukee, WI: April 22-29

The sixth annual Milwaukee Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Milwaukee. There will be hundreds of events during this eight-day celebration, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Missoula, MT: April 29-May 6

Craft Beer Promotions, LLC, presents the sixth annual Missoula Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Missoula. The headline event of this eight-day celebration is the Garden City Brewfest. There will a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and games and contests.

New York, NY: February 24-March 5

The New York City Brewers Guild presents the eighth annual New York City Beer Week, which will take place at more than 100 venues in the city. Headline events include the Opening Bash Invitational, The NYC Fermentation Festival, the Rupert’s Cup Awards, and Simultap. There will be many other events such as special tastings, tap takeovers, beer dinners, historical tours, and lectures.

Omaha, NE: February 17-26

The sixth annual Omaha Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Omaha metropolitan area. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is Beertopia’s Extreme Beerfest. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

North Carolina Beer Month, statewide: April 1-30

The fifth annual North Carolina Beer Month will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues across the state. Dozens of North Carolina breweries will participate in this month-long celebration. There will be numerous events such as festivals, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Pittsburgh, PA: April 21-28

The Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance presents the sixth annual Pittsburgh Beer Week. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Pittsburgh. During this eight-day celebration there will be many events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, collaboration beers, release parties, and specially-priced drinks.

Portsmouth, NH: February 25-March 6

2BeerGuys presents the eighth annual Portsmouth Beer Week, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Portsmouth. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. There will also be other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Reno area, NV: June 2-10

The third annual Reno Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Reno. This nine-day celebration will kick off with the Backwash homebrew competition and close with with the Nevada Craft Brewers Association CollaBREWation Gala. There will be dozens of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, brewery tours, the Reno Booze Bus, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

Roseburg OR: July 22-29

The third annual Roseburg Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Roseburg. This eight-day celebration kicks off with the Hammer N'Ales Brewfest. There will be a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, live music, meet-the-brewer events, brewery tours, educational programs, tap takeovers, and games and contests.

Sacramento, CA: March 2-12

The eighth annual Sacramento Beer Week will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Sacramento Valley. The headline events are the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, which opens this 11-day celebration, and the Capital Beerfest, which closes it. There are hundreds of other events such as beer and food pairings, beer trains, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

San Antonio, TX: May 13-21

The seventh annual San Antonio Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around San Antonio. The headline events of this nine-day celebration are the Kick Off Party in the city’s Main Plaza, and a closing ceremony in which the area’s craft breweries will be represented. Area brewers will offer a special collaboration beer. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners, pub crawls, tap takeovers, educational seminars, and special releases.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA: February 10-19

The San Francisco Brewers Guild presents San Francisco Beer Week 2017, which will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the Bay Area. This ten-day celebration gets underway with the Opening Gala. There will be hundreds of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Saratoga, NY: February 21-25

Saratoga Beer Week 2017 will take place at bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in the Saratoga Springs area. The headline events of this celebration are the Saratoga Beer Summit and Saratoga Cider Night. There will be a number of other events such as food and beer pairings, special tastings, and reduced-price pints.

Seattle, WA: May 4-14

The ninth annual Seattle Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Seattle. There will be a number of events during this 11-day celebration, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, release parties, tap takeovers, and specially-priced drinks.

Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week, Johnson City & Kingsport, TN, & Bristol, VA: March 31-April 8

Tri-Cities Craft Beer Week 2017 will take place at at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, and nearby communities. This nine-day celebration closes with the Thirsty Orange Beer Festival. There will be numerous other events such as beer dinners, beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

Victoria, BC, Canada: March 3-11

The Victoria Beer Week Society presents the Victoria Beer Week 2017. It will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Victoria. This nine-day celebration will feature beer from 50 British Columbia craft breweries, and a number of events will pair local food with the beer. Other events include Opening and Closing Weekends, cask- and wood-aged beer events, educational programs, and “micro-events”.

Volusia County, FL: February 4-11

The eighth annual Volusia Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in DeLand and Volusia County. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is the DeLand Craft Beer Festival. Headline events also include “Brews and Botwies”, a “Drink Volusia Bus Tour”, and “History By the Pint”. There will be other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.