Inland Empire 2017 Beer Festivals Guide
Beer Festivals is one of the biggest crowd pleasers in the Inland Empire. Boy! Do we know how to throw a beer festival. Check out our list of the most anticipated beer festivals in the Inland Empire for 2017.
INLAND EMPIRE BEER FESTIVALS
1/27, Taste of the IE 2017 - Taste of the IE 2017 at DoubleTree by Hilton, in Claremont, from 6-10 p.m., Upland Chamber of Commerce presents an evening of food, drink, entertainment and more, including several local craft brewers. $75.
2/11, Tater Tots and Beer Festival - Tater Tots and Beer Festival at North Park, in Riverside, from 3-6 p.m. Sample dozens of domestic, imported and crafted beers and sample delicious tater tot creations. Take advantage of early pricing, prices go up Jan.31.
2/25, Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer – Fire & Ice 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer at Corona-Norco Family YMCA starting at noon. Admission is free for children under 5 years, children 6-12 years &7.50, adults $15, admission with unlimited beer tasting $50 and admission with VIP early entry for craft beer tasting $60.
3/4, Rhythm Wine Brews Experience – Rhythm Wine Brews Experience at Empire Polo Fields, in Indio. General admission is $70+, other packages and camping fees available. See website for details.
3/11-12, 2017 California Irish Festival – The 2017 California Irish Festival, in Downtown Upland, Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Food trucks, beer gardens, vendors, live music, Celtic entertainment, and much more.
Admission is $20-$60, see website for details.
4/01, Brew at the Zoo – 8th Annual Brew at the Zoo Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time at The Living Desert, in Palm Springs, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tastings from some of the finest specialty brews around. Enjoy a culinary adventure of tasty dishes and desserts from some of Coachella Valley’s top restaurant and caterers. Admission is $70 for members, $75 non-members, at the door $80 for members, $85 non-members, and VIP $150.
4/02, Chino Brew and Chew – 4th Annual Brew and Chew at Chino Fairgrounds, from noon-5 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to taste beers from a large assortment of commercial and home breweries. Opportunity to purchase food from a variety of gourmet food trucks and vendors will be available. Registration is required. General admission $35, fee after March 19 is $40, admission VIP $45, fee after March 19 is $50. See website for details.
5/20, Air and Beer Festival – Hanger 24 Airfest & 9th Anniversary Celebration at Redlands Municipal Airport, from noon-10 p.m. Large selection of current and past Hangar 24 brews. Kids zone, air show, live entertainment and vendors. See website for details.
5/20, Taste of Brews – 6th Annual Taste of Brews Inland Empire at Riverside’s White Park, from noon-4 p.m. Unlimited tastes of premium craft beers and hard ciders ranging from hometown favorites to regional standouts from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Riverside. Prices begin at $30 for 3-hour tasting tickets (1pm to 4pm) and $40 for 4 hour tasting tickets (noon to 4pm). All tickets include unlimited 4oz tastes, live entertainment and access to meals for purchase.
6/2-4, Brew n’ Que Festival – Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival at George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center, in Norco, Friday starting at 6:30 p.m., Saturday noon-7 p.m., and Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Experience the best in entertainment as you listen to sounds of Country, Blues, Pop and R&B, while enjoying award winning BBQ from the nation’s top pit masters and sip on the area’s most prized craft beer. See website for details.
6/24, Cheers Beer & Wine Festival – Cheers Beer & Wine Festival at The Farm at Pomona Fairplex. L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer & food festival. Beer tavern, wine garden, spirits lounge, food, dj and music and a silent auction. All guest must be 21 and over. Parking at gate 12 on White Ave. See website for details.
7/2017, Brew Fest & Competition – 3rd Annual NOS Brew Fest & Competition at National Orange Show in San Bernardino. See website for updated information.
8/12, Brewfest – 8th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest at Blue Jay Village Parking Lot in Blue Jay, from noon-6 p.m. See website for details.
9/2017, California Beer Festival – Date TBD, at the time of this Guide's launch. Check their website for details. This festival is usually held the first week of September in San Dimas Bonelli Park. Check out details for 2016's event. Click here.
10/2017, Oktoberfests - We have too many Oktoberfest events throughout the Inland Empire. Too many to include here, so we create an updated Guide every year. Check out the 2016 Guide. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on our 2017 Oktoberfest Guide launch.
11/2017, Ritual Brewing Anniversary - Every year, this brewery's anniversary party is a not-to-be missed event. You're going to want to mark this one down.
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