Cleveland's “Hopping” Beer Events

July 24, 2013
Cleveland's “Hopping” Beer Events

These Cleveland events offer plenty to raise your glass and celebrate the area’s diverse craft and microbrew scene

The Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest (Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2013)

Honoring German culture with a beer-stein holding contest, a nationally-recognized marionette company, wiener dog races and more, Oktoberfest is Cleveland’s favorite end-of-summer event. The scale of Europeans foods, microbrews, exhibits and vendors participating in the festival is of Germanic proportions. The event also features a microbrew competition. MORE ›

Great Lakes Brewing Company’s 25th Anniversary Block Party (Sept. 6, 2013)

Visitors can party like it’s 1988 as Great Lakes Brewing Company celebrates 25 years of exceptional beer with an awesome block party for the whole family. Closing down Market Avenue in Ohio City, the day-long party features live music by local bands, food from neighborhood restaurants and merchandise from local vendors. The event caps off with a performance by the ever-popular 80’s cover band, The Spazmatics. MORE ›

Chardon Brew Fest (Sept. 14, 2013)

More than 20 brewers from Northeast Ohio and surrounding states come together for the 2nd Annual Chardon Brewfest. The event, featuring brewers such as Charon BrewWorks, Lagerheads, Market Garden Brewery, Victory Brewing, Thirsty Dog, Revolution Brewery pour samples while live music and local restaurants provide food and entertainment. MORE ›

Ales on Rails (Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Nov. 2, 2013)

Each month, visitors can hop aboard a vintage train car on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic railroad for a beer tasting excursion through the nation’s 10th most-visited National Park. While on board, beer lovers can sample and learn about five different beers paired with chef-prepared hors d'oeuvres. MORE ›

International Beer Fest (Nov. 8 - 10, 2013)

The I-X Center is home to the International Beer Fest, the largest showcase and competition of world beers in the Midwest. The weekend-long event features public tasting sessions with hundreds stellar breweries from around the world pouring upwards select beers. MORE ›

Winter Wine and Ale Fest (Nov. 30, 2013)

After Public Square's Winterfest events, adults come out to play at the Annual Winter Wine and Ale Fest. The Huntington Building's stunning lobby is transformed into a seasonally-decorated tasting room featuring drinks from more than 20 local wineries and craft breweries. With the purchase of a ticket, guests receive tasting tickets for some of Ohio's best wines and ales, while enjoying food from numerous local restaurants.MORE ›

Ohio Craft Brewer’s Association Winter Warmer Festival (February)

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays is past, the next major event to anticipate is the annual Winter Warmer Festival located in Cleveland’s the Powerhouse building on the East Bank of the Flats. This one-day event showcases of Ohio’s finest craft brewers and is a rare opportunity to sample limited edition, winter beers. MORE ›

World Beer Festival (Summer)

Thousands gather on Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor for World Beer Festival, presented by All About Beer Magazine. Located at dock 32, First Energy Stadium’s North parking lot, the festival features samples of more than 200 beers from local, national and international breweries. While there, visitors can the opportunity chance to learn about food and beer pairings, sample ingredients and attend educational seminars. MORE ›

Great Lakes Burning River Festival (July)

What better way to celebrate going green than with an eco-friendly cold pint of beer from a local brewer? Each summer visitors can help Cleveland celebrate environmental awareness with great music, incredible food and a frothy pint of Great Lakes Brewing Company beer during the Great Lakes Burning River Festival. Held at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island, this unique festival features educational exhibitors who raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the region. MORE ›

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