Guide to Beer Festivals in 2022

Beer festivals are a great way to get a taste of the craft beer industry and meet some people behind it. 

Whether you’re looking for something in particular or want to try new brews, here’s how to get the most out of your next festival.

What to look for in a beer festival

Beer festivals can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, it’s important to do some research before you buy your ticket. Here are some things to consider:

Beer festivals are held worldwide, but most of them will be close to your home or vacation spot if you’re traveling for the event. If possible, try to attend one that is within driving distance of where you live—or at least within a reasonable flight distance if flying is your preferred mode of travel. You should definitely check out the Pittsburgh Beer Festival if you live near by.

Tickets prices vary wildly depending on how long the festival runs and how many breweries participate. 

A minor event may cost $10 per person, while more significant events can cost upwards of $50 per person (or even more). It’s worth noting that these tickets usually include unlimited tastings, so even though paying more might seem like it would get you more value for money

This isn’t necessarily true because each beer will cost less than what you’d pay for an individual serving at the bar or restaurant where they’re served regularly!

The number of breweries participating in a particular festival will vary widely based on size and location (a small town in Wisconsin probably won’t have as many breweries as New York City!). 

While more prominent festivals tend not to include much info about what beers they’ll offer during their event, smaller ones often list all their brewers immediately. 

It makes choosing easier since there won’t be any surprises when arriving at their venue; later down the line!

When looking through different options available today – keep these tips in mind when searching out something fun while still meeting expectations set forth by friends who’ve gone before!

Things to bring

  • A good attitude
  • A sense of humor
  • A positive attitude
  • The right clothes (no flip-flops, it’s cold out)
  • An adventurous spirit! You’ll be walking around, so bring comfy shoes. And be prepared to get a little dirty. Don’t forget your credit card—it’s a cash-only event. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as well.

The weather can change quickly at festivals like this one! So have fun, but please bring an umbrella just in case!

Why beer festivals are important for the industry

Beer festivals are a great way to get exposure and network with other brands or distributors. They are also a fantastic way to meet new people, learn about new beers, and learn about new breweries.

It’s a great opportunity for beer enthusiasts and consumers to try out new brews, so if your brewery has something new on offer at the event, then this is the perfect platform for you!

Do you want to get involved in the craft beer industry by attending a beer festival but don’t know where to start or how much it costs? We have everything covered! 

So here are our top tips.

people sitting on wooden benches drinking beer in large hall
Image by Stefan Schweihofer from Pixabay

How to get the most out of a beer festival

Before you head out to a beer festival, it’s important to know what you want to get out of the experience. Are you looking for a fun day with friends? Do you want to try new beers? Or do you want to get drunk and make bad decisions?

Regardless of your goals, some basic guidelines will help make sure your beer festival experience is as enjoyable as possible. Here are some tips:

If possible, bring someone who has been before so they can advise on what beers are worth trying and which ones should be avoided at all costs (this part won’t be necessary if it’s only one person going).

Eat before going! Beer festivals always have food vendors selling pretzels or hot dogs or whatever else people like eating at sports events these days—but that stuff is expensive and probably not very good for you anyway (unless it’s vegan). There’s nothing worse than getting sick from having too much alcohol on an empty stomach.

Avoid drinking too much! Especially if this is your first time going out with friends after being unemployed for months/years/decades (and especially if those friends are already drunk). 

If things start spinning around too fast while everyone else is having fun together making memories, then maybe don’t drink anymore until next week when everyone wakes up feeling fine again. You’ll thank yourself later when there aren’t any consequences hanging over your head. In the morning!

How to avoid mistakes at a beer festival

  • Don’t drink too much.
  • Don’t drink too fast.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Don’t drink too early, or you will be out of luck when the best beers are gone by 3:00 pm.
  • Please don’t drink too late, or you might miss a fantastic event that has been going on all day long, and no one told you about it 

A great way to spend an afternoon

Beer festivals are great for meeting new people and trying out new beers, foods, music, and activities. 

You get the opportunity to try some small-batch brews that might not be available at your local bar or liquor store. If you’re going with a friend or two, consider doing a tasting flight together. 

This is particularly fun if you want (or need) another opinion on what everyone thinks of each beer!

Another benefit is that many breweries offer discounts on their products during these events. Some even go so far as to submit limited edition releases only available at beer festivals like this one!


Beer festivals are a great way to get out of the house, explore your local beer scene, and sample some new brews from around the globe

Whether you’re looking for an afternoon adventure with friends or want to meet some new people over craft brews, there are plenty of festivals happening all year round. 

Remember not to overdo it because there will always be another one next weekend!

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