What is it?

The California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival is the premier event for the beer community across the entire West Coast.

The three day event starts with hands-on education, interactive exhibits and networking opportunities and ends at the LARGEST California craft beer festival, hosted outdoors in front of the state Capitol and offering unlimited tastings from 160 breweries across California. Tickets are available for the full weekend or just the beer festival, view the 2018 ticket options HERE.
an image of last years Brewfest with hundreds of people on the Capitol Mall in Sacramento with the Capital building in the background

The EXPO HALL is organized around the four main ingredients in beer and offers “Tap Talks” with brewing legends, chef demos at the Culinary Marketplace, regional beer tastings hosted by craft beer guilds across the state, equipment demos and interactive, hands-on displays.


EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS on Thursday & Friday are focused on the brewing, business, selling, tasting and hospitality industries and include everything from technical skills to branding to how to explain beer styles to your guests.  Full weekend & expo day passes are available so you can pick and chose who you want to meet, what you want to experience and how you want to learn.


The event ends on Saturday ends at the Summit Beer Festival, welcoming 4,000+ craft beer lovers to taste 450 beers from 160+ craft breweries. It’s the largest California craft beer festival and the “summit” of the entire weekend!

For more information check out PHOTOS or TICKET OPTIONS!



Important Dates

  • May 2019
    CA Craft Beer Summit Tickets on Sale
  • September 12-13, 2019
    California Craft Beer Summit Expo Hall at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • September 14, 2019
    CA Summit Beer Festival at Marina Green Park in Long Beach

2018 Sponsors