The Pursuit of Hoppiness: Great American Beer Festivals

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	Chicago Beer Festival

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Jan 25, 2013 —  American’s love beer. In fact, one of the founding fathers even founded his own brewing company…or is that not how Sam Adams started? Anyway, they also love options. It could be argued that having options is what defines the American Dream. So if there’s one thing that brings Americans together, it’s some sort of gathering in which an absurd number of frothy brews are on tap to taste. Oh right, beer festivals!

In cities across the country, at all times of the year, festivals are attracting thousands upon thousands of thirsty visitors to replace the limited choice of the local bar with an array of stouts and pilsners and lagers and ales. Adding to the festivities are live music acts, entertainment, and some of the best drunk food imaginable. Needless to say, picking out the can’t-miss festivals in the country was a formidable – and delicious – task. But for the sake of our readers, we grabbed our sampler glasses, bestowed the interns with the designated driver honors, and finally decided upon the most impressive festivals across the States.

  • SF Beer Week

    Beer Festival / Food & Drink Event Every year in February

    SF Beer Week - Beer Festival | Food & Drink Event in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Throughout the city
  • New York City Beer Week

    Beer Festival Every year in February/March

    New York City Beer Week - Beer Festival in New York.
    New York Throughout the city
  • American Craft Beer Fest

    Beer Festival Every year in May/June

    American Craft Beer Fest - Beer Festival in Boston.
    Boston Seaport World Trade Center

    1 Seaport Lane
    Boston, MA 02210

    617‑385‑4000

  • Los Angeles Beer Festival

    Beer Festival Every year in April

    Los Angeles Beer Festival - Beer Festival in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Paramount Studios

    5555 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90038

  • Chicago Beer Festival

    Beer Festival / Food & Drink Event / Party Every year in March and October

    Chicago Beer Festival - Beer Festival | Food & Drink Event | Party in Chicago.
    Chicago Union Station - Great Hall

    500 West Jackson Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60661

    312‑655‑2481

  • Oktoberfest by the Bay

    Beer Festival / Outdoor Event Every year in September

    Oktoberfest by the Bay - Beer Festival | Outdoor Event in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Pier 48

    San Francisco, CA 94158

    415‑274‑0400

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  • Boston Bacon and Beer Festival

    Beer Festival / Food Festival Every year in April or May

    Boston Bacon and Beer Festival - Beer Festival | Food Festival in Boston.
    Boston House of Blues Boston

    15 Lansdowne Street
    Boston, MA 02215

    888‑693‑2583

Which beer festivals are you going to attend?

Paul F. Jan 25, 2013
LA Beer Fest + Paramount studios = in.
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