California Festival of Beers: 2 Days + 200 Beers

Posted: April 17, 2014
Author: Sam

California Festival of Beers

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to gear up and get ready for one of California’s largest and longest-running beer festivals. The California Festival of Beers is set to take place on Friday, May 23rd and Saturday, May 24th at the Madonna Inn Meadows in the heart of San Luis Obispo.

There will be over 30 breweries represented at the California Festival of Beers, which should be more than enough to accommodate the over 4,000 guests expected at this year’s fest. Here’s a full list of breweries that will be at this year’s festival:

Alaskan Brewing Co. 

AleSmith Brewing Company

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Bang the Drum Brewery

Big Sky Brewing

Black Diamond Brewery

Black Market Brewing Co.

BlackTy Brewing

Cayman Jack

Central Coast Brewing

Cismontane Brewing Co.

Cornado Brewing Company

Creekside Brewing Co

Dunbar Brewing

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company


Golden Road Brewing

Hangar 24 Brewery

Indian Wells Brewery

Island Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

Knee Deep Brewing Co.

Kona Brewing Company

Lost Coast Brewery

Mad River Brewing Company Madria Sangria

Mendocino Brewing Company

Mikes Hard Lemonade

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co.

Tap It Brewing Co.

Phew! And if that wasn’t enough, you can even apply your brewery to the festival by clicking here.

There will also be a series of special events at the festival, including the Grand Tasting and an “Arts and Drafts” Connoisseur Tasting.

One of the coolest parts of the festival by far is the joint partnership with the Hospice of San Luis OBispo — a local non-medical, 501c3 hospice that provides support for families experience the hardship of a life-threatening illness. Since 1986, the Hospice SLO and California Festival of Beers have been working together to help better the lives of families suffering from the illness or loss of a loved one.

Tickets for the California Festival of Beers are on sale now! Get them here!


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