Whether you are looking for a rich, dark stout or a light, fruity wheat, these Philadelphia-area beer festivals will have the perfect brew for you. Alongside stellar suds you’ll find live music, food trucks, contests, competitions, raffles and more.

Read on to learn about the most popular beer-centric celebrations throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area as we return to some of the events we missed out on most during the COVID pandemic. We’ll be sure to add more as we hear of them.

July 24, 2021

NJ Brewers Association Battleship Beer Festival

Toast to New Jersey craft beer aboard the Battleship. The annual New Jersey Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey will take place on Saturday, July 24.

General session ($50)  will take place from 1pm to 5pm.  The VIP session ($75) gets guests aboard to enjoy samples an hour earlier at 12pm than the public session.  NJ Beer Festival guests get a Fire Power self-guided tour of the ship.  They’ll also have live music, great food and more. Tickets available here.

August 14, 2021

Fonthill Castle Beer Festival

Fonthill Castle is hosting their annual end-of-summer Beer Fest fundraising event on the afternoon of Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Enjoy local craft beers, music by Billy & Miles, light fare catered by Chambers 19 Bistro & Bar, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass in a one-of-a-kind setting while supporting their preservation and educational initiatives. Tickets available here.

Previous Event Coverage: 2017, 2018, 2019

September 11, 2021

102.9 WMGK Brew Blast

Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast. WMGK’s John DeBella, Matt Cord & Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you.

The MGK Brew Blast is a rain or shine event. The main event area is tented. If it’s raining on Saturday, you may want to bring rain gear or an umbrella to stay dry if waiting in line to check in or to walk from the main event area to the bathrooms (about 20-50 feet from beer tent). Tickets available here.

September 18, 2021

Philly All-Star Craft Beer Festival

Voted one of the 10Best Readers’ Choice 2020 “Best Beer Festivals” in the country by USA Today, the Philadelphia All Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival is coming to Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, for its 4th year.

Join us on Saturday, September 18, 2021 for region’s largest and most popular craft beer, wine, and cocktail festival – do not miss this one-of-a-kind event featuring 200+ different options. Tickets available here.

Previous Event Coverage: 2018

September 18, 2021

4 Local Beer Fest – “The Remix”

The Remix will be a unique beer tasting fundraiser event for Laurel House, where your group will be seated at a table for the entirety of the event and the breweries will rotate around.

Each table will be a captive audience for the participating breweries to talk about their featured beer and answer any questions for the table about the beer and/or brewery before they move to the next table.

This exclusive set-up will allow for a more intimate experience between the breweries, the beer, and your family & friends; while limiting contact. Tickets available here.

September 18, 2021

Newtown Beerfest

Newtown’s premiere beer festival. The event features unique brews, beer tasting seminars, live tunes, tasty eats from local restaurants and good old fashioned companionship. It’s the perfect place to mix and mingle with beer buffs from around Pennsylvania and beyond. Tickets available here.

September 25-26, 2021

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest

Joining an already phenomenal bill, metallic hardcore legends Deadguy will reunite their Fixation on a Coworker lineup to perform their first show in nearly 25 years. Also joining the long-awaited party are Municipal Waste, Immolation, Midnight, Imperial Triumphant, Blood Incantation, Warhorse, Eternal Champion, Crypt Sermon, Die Choking and Teeth.

The entire beer lineup is once again presented by Broken Goblet Brewing with appearances from some of the most hard-core and revered breweries across the country. TICKETS SOLD OUT – Check here for updates!

October 2, 2021

Kennett Brewfest

Enjoy the return of the in-person Kennett Brewfest with live music, 70+ breweries, food trucks, special vendors and plenty of space.

Kennett Brewfest organizers are committed to keeping the spirit of the festival alive while also ensuring the safety of the Brewfest community—brewers, participants, and volunteers. Tickets available here.

October 2, 2021

Limerick Uncorked

Previously known as the Limerick Wine, Beer & Food Festival. All proceeds will go to the Limerick Parks & Rec Department and local charities designated by the Spring-Ford Rotary Club. Tickets available here.

October 7/9, 2021

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale

Produced by King of Prussia District, KOP Beerfest Royale features unlimited beer tastings, inspired dishes from KOP’s best restaurants, live music, games, photo ops, and more, all under grand tents at the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available here.

Previous Event Coverage: 2017, 2018

October 15-17, 2021

TASTE! PHILADELPHIA Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits

TASTE! PHILADELPHIA, entertaining demonstrations by celebrity chefs and A-list personalities; tastings from award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries; samples from the best chefs and restaurants in the region; educational and informative hands-on seminars; food-centric exhibits with the latest tools and tastiest items to fill up the pantry; as well as a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store onsite for the convenience of those who want to participate in celebrity bottle signings or wish to purchase their favorite bottles right then and there. Tickets available here.

December 4, 2021

Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival

Join us for another fun-filled ho-ho-holiday beer and cider festival.  Shoulder to shoulder with the most popular local breweries and cideries will be amazing producers from across the country and around the world. A sell-out is expected, so get your tickets early. Tickets available here.

Previous Event Coverage: 2017, 2018

Andrij Harasewych
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