Beer City Fest

beer_City_fest_logoBeer City Festival is the brewers’ beer festival! The 5th annual BCF will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  A perfect way to wrap-up ABW 2015 – a big community party.

Every year, the Asheville Brewers Alliance teams-up with the good people behind September’s popular Brewgrass Festival. This outdoor beer fest is held in Downtown Asheville on Roger McGuire Green with dozens of breweries and plenty of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival go to local charities.

How do I get tickets?
Tickets will be available at local ABA breweries (incl:  Asheville Pizza & Brewing, Wedge, French Broad, Lab, and Highland ) along with Barley’s Taproom and Bruisin’ Ales (date TBA). Remaining tickets will be available on-line (date TBA).  Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate.  Please visit the Beer City Festival website for more details: Beer City Festival

What are the rules?
By purchasing tickets to the Beer City Festival you agree to be bound by the Terms of Sale, listed below:

Children
This is an event for adults. But if you have to bring the kids, they are welcomed for the price of a designated driver ticket. Kids under 7 get in free.

Terms of Sale
By purchasing tickets to the Beer City Fest, you agree to the following terms:

  • All sales are final. No refunds.
  • Event is held rain or shine.

Allowed

  • Children under 7 must be accompanied by parents (over 7 must buy a Designated Driver ticket)
  • Backpack
  • Handheld Umbrella
  • Chair

Not Allowed

  • No one under 18 without a parent.
  • No coolers.
  • No pets.  We love ours too and we want them all to stay safe and happy — at home.
  • No Frisbees, footballs or any other flying objects.
  • No tents.

Festival organizers, at their discretion, reserve the right to deny access to the event or to expel from the event anyone who jeopardizes the safety of festival attendees, event staff or themselves.

Upcoming Events

May
22
Fri
11:00 am Special Beer Week menu with dail... @ Sierra Nevada
Special Beer Week menu with dail... @ Sierra Nevada
May 22 @ 11:00 am – May 30 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom for a special Beer Week menu featuring daily food specials and exclusive beer and food pairings, all week long.
12:00 pm Asheville Beer Week Summer Ale D... @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Asheville Beer Week Summer Ale D... @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come down to the Sierra Nevada Taproom on Friday, May 22 for the first tapping of the official Asheville Beer Week Collaboration Summer Ale, with special menu pairings and other limited draught selections and start[...]
3:00 pm Wicked Weed Coolcumber and Imper... @ Wicked Weed
Wicked Weed Coolcumber and Imper... @ Wicked Weed
May 22 @ 3:00 pm
Coolcumber is back! Come enjoy a pint of one of Wicked Weed’s summer favorites. Plus, at 5pm, they’ll be tapping an Imperial Coolcumber.
4:00 pm Beer Gear Swap Meet – Buy/Sell/T... @ Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer Gear Swap Meet – Buy/Sell/T... @ Catawba Brewing Co.
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beer Gear Swap Meet: Bring all your beer gear to buy, sell, trade, or give-away. Only in Beer City USA can we host an event where you can buy/sell/trade everything BEER: glasses, t-shirts, equipment, tap[...]
5:00 pm Brews for Bruisers @ Twin Leaf Brewery
Brews for Bruisers @ Twin Leaf Brewery
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us on Friday May 22nd at 5pm for Brews for Bruisers, when the roller derby girls of Asheville take over Twin Leaf! Help support the Blue Ridge Rollergirls, NC’s first all-female, flat track roller derby league.[...]
5:00 pm Earth Fare Sampling With Sierra ... @ Earth Fare Westgate
Earth Fare Sampling With Sierra ... @ Earth Fare Westgate
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come sample at the Earth Fare Westgate location on Friday May 22nd from 5-7pm, featuring Sierra Nevada!
5:00 pm Earth Fare Sampling with Unknown... @ Earth Fare South
Earth Fare Sampling with Unknown... @ Earth Fare South
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sample Unknown Brewery at Earth Fare South Asheville on May 22nd from 5-7pm!
6:00 pm NC Belgian Beer Fest @ Thirsty Monk Downtown
NC Belgian Beer Fest @ Thirsty Monk Downtown
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – May 24 @ 10:00 pm
******BEER WEEK UPDATE******* After consideration, in order to make the NC Belgian Beer Fest the biggest and best Asheville Beer Week kickoff party possible, to highlight North Carolina’s best Belgian-style beers we’ll have on tap,[...]
7:00 pm Oskar Blues Silent Disco @ Tasty Beverage Asheville
Oskar Blues Silent Disco @ Tasty Beverage Asheville
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To kick off Asheville Beer Week, Tasty is throwing a party with our friends from Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina with a Silent Disco! We’ll have dozens of wireless headphones ready to go and only[...]
May
23
Sat
2:00 pm Just Brew It @ The Wedge
Just Brew It @ The Wedge
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Simultaneously Support Living Wages and enjoy some of the most amazing beer! Just Economics will be hosting our annual homebrew tasting festival, Just Brew It, during Asheville Beer Week at The Wedge Brewing Company on[...]
3:00 pm 3rd Annual Trail Mix – A Benefit... @ Altamont Brewing Company
3rd Annual Trail Mix – A Benefit... @ Altamont Brewing Company
May 23 @ 3:00 pm
A beer week fundraising party benefiting The Appalachian Trail Conservancy! We’ll be showcasing a rotation of delicious craft brews from our own backyard, across the country and the world. Some of these high ABV selections[...]
3:00 pm Pisgah Brewing Company Presents:... @ Pisgah Brewing Company - Outdoor Stage
Pisgah Brewing Company Presents:... @ Pisgah Brewing Company - Outdoor Stage
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come kick off Asheville Beer Week with Pisgah Brewing Co.’s fine brews and enjoy some world class bluegrass on the Pisgah Outdoor Stage! Uprizing featuring Hot Rize, Leo Kottke, Mipso and Town Mountain Saturday May[...]
5:00 pm Wicked Weed Menage-A-Freak Tripl... @ Wicked Weed
Wicked Weed Menage-A-Freak Tripl... @ Wicked Weed
May 23 @ 5:00 pm
This big, bad IPA release party at the Wicked Weed Tasting Room on Biltmore Ave takes it’s inspiration from old time burlesque and freak shows and features aerialists, fire breathers, stilt walkers, contortionist, and live[...]
7:00 pm Exclusive screening of Blood, Sw... @ Carolina Cinemas
Exclusive screening of Blood, Sw... @ Carolina Cinemas
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary “”Blood, Sweat and Beer.  #BSBASHEVILLE
May
24
Sun
12:00 pm Wicked Weed Golden Angel Bottle ... @ Wicked Weed
Wicked Weed Golden Angel Bottle ... @ Wicked Weed
May 24 @ 12:00 pm
This sought after Golden Sour features over a metric ton of Apricots and will release to the public for purchase  beginning at noon at the Wicked Weed Tasting Room on Biltmore Ave. Golden Angel will be[...]
1:00 pm Westside Fest @ Urban Orchard Cider Company
Westside Fest @ Urban Orchard Cider Company
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Westside Fest presented by Superfly Fabulous Events – part of Asheville Craft Beer Week – is coming for an encore on May 24th in West Asheville. The Westside Fest is a West[...]
2:00 pm Maceo Bottle Release @ Green Man Brewery
Maceo Bottle Release @ Green Man Brewery
May 24 @ 2:00 pm
Asheville Beer Week just got funky! Maceo, our Sour Imperial Brown Ale with Cherries will be released in bottles Sunday May 24 at 2 p.m. It is sup er limited and will go fast, so[...]
6:00 pm Beer Dinner with Catawba Brewing... @ FIG Bistro
Beer Dinner with Catawba Brewing... @ FIG Bistro
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
In celebration of Asheville Beer Week, FIG Bistro and Catawba Valley Brewing will be hosting a beer and food pairing dinner. The evening will feature five courses, each appropriately paired with a Catawba beer that[...]
May
25
Mon
all-day Memorial Day, featuring Highland... @ Westville Pub
Memorial Day, featuring Highland... @ Westville Pub
May 25 all-day
Come celebrate our fallen heroes with beer specials from Highland Brewing! Featuring all the favorites plus their newest seasonal “Lost Cove American Pale Ale”!
11:00 am Run Like a Girl @ Twin Leaf Brewery
Run Like a Girl @ Twin Leaf Brewery
May 25 @ 11:00 am
Join us on Memorial Day for Run Like A Girl, an informal group run to support Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.[...]
2:00 pm Backyard BBQ & Home Brew Workshop @ Catawba Brewing- Biltmore Village
Backyard BBQ & Home Brew Workshop @ Catawba Brewing- Biltmore Village
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come celebrate Memorial Day at Catawba’s Biltmore Village location by brewing a beer and grilling some burgers. A home brew workshop will take place on site, and we will provide burgers. You bring a side.[...]
3:00 pm Barrel Aged Beer Tappings at Wic... @ Wicked Weed
Barrel Aged Beer Tappings at Wic... @ Wicked Weed
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – May 28 @ 11:00 pm
Enjoy a new barrel ages release each day at the downstairs tasting room at Wicked Weed on Biltmore Ave.
4:00 pm Nantahala Specialty Taps and Bot... @ Tasty Beverage Asheville
Nantahala Specialty Taps and Bot... @ Tasty Beverage Asheville
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet the Nantahala Brewing crew and sample some of their newest and most special bottles and kegs!
4:00 pm Women of WNC Beer, Hosted by Hig... @ Thirsty Monk - Downtown Location
Women of WNC Beer, Hosted by Hig... @ Thirsty Monk - Downtown Location
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re celebrating the women of WNC beer who are making their mark on the industry! Join us at the Downtown Thirsty Monk for a toast led by Highland President Leah Wong and Head Brewer Hollie[...]
5:30 pm South Slope Walking Brewery Tour... @ Starting at Twin Leaf Brewery
South Slope Walking Brewery Tour... @ Starting at Twin Leaf Brewery
May 25 @ 5:30 pm
The South Slope, once a collection of dilapidated buildings, is now a thriving home to some of Asheville’s most popular breweries. Tony Kiss, you know him as the Beer Guy from the Asheville Citizen-Times, has[...]
5:30 pm Stone & Wicked Weed Reunion @ Tasty Beverage Comapny
Stone & Wicked Weed Reunion @ Tasty Beverage Comapny
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come celebrate the spirit of friendship and collaboration with some fun draft and bottle features from with the folks at Stone & Wicked Weed.
6:30 pm Pisgah Brewing Company Presents:... @ Pisgah Brewing Company
Pisgah Brewing Company Presents:... @ Pisgah Brewing Company
May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Memorial Day. Asheville Beer Week. Old Crow Medicine Show and The Devil Makes Three outside amongst the grass and trees of the Pisgah Outdoor Stage. A tasty Pisgah brew in hand. This is surely the[...]
May
26
Tue
4:00 pm Beer Cocktails at Top of the Monk @ Top of the Monk
Beer Cocktails at Top of the Monk @ Top of the Monk
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – May 27 @ 12:00 am
Enjoy a special menu of beer infused cocktails at Top of the Monk, created and served by Cocktail Queen, Kala Brooks!
4:00 pm The Reincarnation of Beer @ Burial Beer Company
The Reincarnation of Beer @ Burial Beer Company
May 26 @ 4:00 pm
12 beer food pairing- The Reincarnation of Beer- 6 Burial Beer Co. beers and their adjunct opposites with small plate pairings from Salt and Smoke. Food Pairings will range from $4-$6 each
5:00 pm Asheville Beer Week Oskar Blues ... @ Pick Up at Thirsty Monk Downtown
Asheville Beer Week Oskar Blues ... @ Pick Up at Thirsty Monk Downtown
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Take a free Oskar Blues trolley crawl to each of the Thirsty Monk locations throughout Asheville, including Open Brewing in South Asheville. Get the first taste of the Thirsty Monk/Oskar Blues collaBEERation, plus OB and[...]
5:00 pm Earth Fare Sampling with Hi-Wire... @ Earth Fare South
Earth Fare Sampling with Hi-Wire... @ Earth Fare South
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sample Hi Wire brews at Earth Fare South Asheville on May 26th, 2015 from 5-7pm!
5:00 pm Earth Fare Sampling with New Bel... @ Earth Fare Westgate
Earth Fare Sampling with New Bel... @ Earth Fare Westgate
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sampling event at Earth Fare Westgate with New Belgium on May 26th from 5-7pm!
6:00 pm Farm Dinner: HNG+Rhubarb+Catawba @ Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Farm Dinner: HNG+Rhubarb+Catawba @ Hickory Nut Gap Farm
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us May 26th from 6-9 pm at Hickory Nut Gap Farm for an on farm dinner featuring John Fleer and his crew at Rhubarb AVL and Catawba Brewing Company. Tickets available through Rhubarb (828)785-1503.
6:00 pm Gettin’ Funky with Terrapin Brew... @ Jack of the Wood
Gettin’ Funky with Terrapin Brew... @ Jack of the Wood
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
There will be a free show by Grateful Dead cover band, Phuncle Sam along with a cask of Terrapin “Sticky Icky” hopped up IPA and vegetarian “lot food” specials.
6:00 pm Sierra Nevada Small-Batch Brew D... @ Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Small-Batch Brew D... @ Sierra Nevada
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
In honor of Asheville Beer Week, the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River will be hosting a private beer dinner celebrating the start-up of our small-batch pilot brewery. This dinner, the first of many, will[...]
6:00 pm What the Yeast? An Evening with ... @ Open Brewing
What the Yeast? An Evening with ... @ Open Brewing
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Join Asheville’s MALT homebrew club for a fun and educational evening at Open Brewing, focused around yeast. We’ve paired up to brew a large batch at Open, and 3 smaller batches using the same wort,[...]
May
27
Wed
3:00 pm ​Founders Session @ Tasty Beverage Company
​Founders Session @ Tasty Beverage Company
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We’re keeping it light and easy with the Jeremy Kosmicki, brewmaster, and more awesome guys from Founders Brewing. To celebrate, we’ll feature Mosaic Promise and a special keg of BLiS Blast All Day IPA, which[...]
4:00 pm Thirsty Monk Pint Night @ Thirsty Monk Downtown, Biltmore Park and Reynolds Village
Thirsty Monk Pint Night @ Thirsty Monk Downtown, Biltmore Park and Reynolds Village
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – May 28 @ 12:00 am
Come celebrate Asheville Beer Week with a Thirsty Monk Pint Night at all Monk locations! Buy any Thirsty Monk Brewing beer and take home a special limited edition glass.
5:00 pm Hop Crafted @ The Imperial Life
Hop Crafted @ The Imperial Life
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Imperial Life is mixing it up for Asheville Beer Week and bringing in Hi-Wire Brewing to celebrate the week of festivities. From 5-10pm on Wednesday, May 27th, The Imperial Life will showcase a variety[...]
5:00 pm Twin Leaf Brewery & Smashbox Pre... @ Twin Leaf Brewery
Twin Leaf Brewery & Smashbox Pre... @ Twin Leaf Brewery
May 27 @ 5:00 pm
Smashbox Mobile Kitchen will be rolling on by Twin Leaf on Wednesday May 27th to create some special tapas dishes to pair with our beer! Each tapas small plate will be paired with a Twin Leaf beer.[...]
5:30 pm Git BREVARDed Brewery Crawl and ... @ Pick up at Aloft Hotel at 5:30 PM
Git BREVARDed Brewery Crawl and ... @ Pick up at Aloft Hotel at 5:30 PM
May 27 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Come git BREVARDed for Asheville Beer Week! We’ll have a FREE trolley rollin’ from Aloft Hotel in Asheville at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, for a brewery crawl out in Brevard! Take a tour[...]
6:00 pm French Broad Chocolate & Catawba... @ Catawba Brewing
French Broad Chocolate & Catawba... @ Catawba Brewing
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
South Slope neighbors, French Broad Chocolates and Catawba are once again reuniting to marry chocolate and beer. Five decadent truffles are to be paired alongside five barrel aged and sour beers. Examples such as the[...]
6:00 pm Not So Big BIG Beer Fest @ Thirsty Monk Warehouse, Biltmore Village
Not So Big BIG Beer Fest @ Thirsty Monk Warehouse, Biltmore Village
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thirsty Monk Presents The Not So Big BIG Beer Fest! Dozens of America’s top craft breweries will feature their biggest, rarest and most extreme beers in an intimate outdoor/covered setting at the newly unveiled Thirsty[...]
7:00 pm Bruisin’ Ales & The Market Place... @ The Market Place
Bruisin’ Ales & The Market Place... @ The Market Place
May 27 @ 7:00 pm
We are pleased to have author, writer and James Beard Award Nominee for Beer & Spirits Writing, Stephen Beaumont, visiting our fine little mountain oasis. Here is the teaser for our collaborative beer dinner at[...]
May
28
Thu
3:00 pm Hops, Hips and Beef Tips  (A cel... @ Altamont Brewing Co.
Hops, Hips and Beef Tips  (A cel... @ Altamont Brewing Co.
May 28 @ 3:00 pm
Come on down to The Altamont Brewing Company and join us for the 3rd Annual beer week cook out! This year we invited our good friends at Moe’s Original BBQ in Woodfin to come down[...]
4:00 pm Around the World in 12 Taps @ The Thirsty Monk
Around the World in 12 Taps @ The Thirsty Monk
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Travel around the world in 12 taps at our Downtown Downstairs bar during Asheville Beer Week. We’ll have 12 unique beers brewed in 12 different countries!
4:00 pm Lumber Ladies Bar Crawl @ Brew Pump, Pour Taproom, Westville Pub, Altamont Brewing
Lumber Ladies Bar Crawl @ Brew Pump, Pour Taproom, Westville Pub, Altamont Brewing
May 28 @ 4:00 pm
“Female reps from Terrapin Brewing, Dogfish Head Brewery, Bell’s Brewing, Starr Hill Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, and Victory Brewing Company will come together to raise money for the Pink Boots Society with stops at Brew[...]
4:00 pm Patio Party with New Belgium Bre... @ Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park
Patio Party with New Belgium Bre... @ Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Come celebrate Asheville Beer Week and kick of the summer season with New Belgium at Brewing Thirsty Monk in Biltmore Park! We’ll have a few very special beers on tap exclusively, and there will certainly[...]
4:00 pm Skillet Donut Stout Split Batch ... @ Burial Beer Co. Taproom
Skillet Donut Stout Split Batch ... @ Burial Beer Co. Taproom
May 28 @ 4:00 pm
Skillet Donut Stout Split Batch Event with Vortex Doughnut pairing. Our beloved breakfast stout split 6 ways and aged on various adjuncts (Rum soaked wood spirals, Strawberry and Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Cherries, Hazelnut and Chocolate,[...]
5:00 pm Earth Fare Sampling with Foothil... @ Earth Fare Westgate
Earth Fare Sampling with Foothil... @ Earth Fare Westgate
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sample Foothills at Earth Fare Westgate on May 28th from 5-7pm!

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