October 7, 2017


The Only Official Brewers Association of Maryland Event in Baltimore!

Held at the beautiful Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore, the festival will feature over 40 Maryland craft breweries, as well as a homebrew competition, sponsored by Nepenthe Hombrew. Attendees have the opportunity to judge their favorite local homebrews!

Focusing on the Charm City lifestyle, the event includes live battling bands, fresh local food, trivia, yoga, and outdoor games. The event supports Strong City Baltimore, an organization focused on building & strengthening neighborhoods and people in Baltimore City.

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Waterfront Park

3001 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD

12:00-1:30 PM • VIP HOUR

1:30-5 PM • General Admission

1:30-4:30 PM • Homebrew Judging

Last Call at 4:45pm

Event held rain or shine. Tickets are nonrefundable. Valid ID required for entry. Small, well-behaved pets on leashes will be allowed.


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VIP Pass – $55

($60 at the gate)

Exclusive VIP time: 12-1:30pm

VIP passes include:

  • Early access into festival (Noon Entry)
  • Exclusive VIP Tasting Glass
  • Access to VIP exclusive small-batch “Harvest Ales”
  • Unlimited Beer Samples

GA Passes – $40

($45 at the gate)

General Admission: 1:30-5pm

GA ticket includes:

  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • Unlimited Beer Samples


Designated Driver – $15


  • Admission into the festival at any entry time

Homebrew Crowd Judge – $5

  • Access to the homebrew tent to sample all entries and submit your vote for your favorite in the Crowd Judging!
  • Homebrew sampling will take place from 1:30-4:30pm
  • Add-on ONLY! You MUST purchase a GA or VIP pass to gain entry to the festival



Homebrew Competition Details


Sponsored by Nepenthe Homebrew

Local homebrewers will submit a “Harvest Ale” to be reviewed by a panel from our MD breweries and by festival attendees in a Crowd Judging.

Click Here to Register for the Competition



Our 2017 pro-judges include:

Kara Capelli – Calvert Brewing
Brian Dailey – Scorpion Brewing
Roy Fisher – Waverly Brewing
Mike LaHatte – Falling Branch Brewery

Food, Fun & Sponsors—Stay Tuned for 2017 Updates!

Our list is live and still growing. Check back to see more beers added!

2017 Beer List

2017 Map

Featuring Baltimore’s finest food trucks & local favorites! In 2016, we featured…

In addition to Cornhole, Bear Pong, and Trivia, there will also be a yoga class taught at BCBF this year!

Thats right- YOGA. A donation based class will taught by HopAsana at 2pm right here at the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival. Donations will benefit VETOGA, a non-profit with a mission to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities.
*Must be a festival ticket holder to access the class
*BYO yoga mat if you have one (we will have a few to spare)

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All Maryland, all the time. Our 2016 vendors included…

  • Growlers! There will be a growler fill-up station with the 29931621874_4005df0a28_ohard-to-find brews that you sample at this event.
  • Chairs and blankets are allowed.
  • Coolers and outside food are NOT permitted.
  • No pop-up tents are allowed.
  • Only small, well behaved, furry friends on leashes will be permitted.
  • While children are permitted inside the festival grounds, be mindful that this is not a kid-friendly event, and there will be no childrens’ activities available.

The Brewers Association of Maryland presents the 1st Annual Battle for the Brewskies – where bands will compete for a prize beyond their wildest dreams.

Three bands will get the chance to perform at the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival on October 7, and attendees will vote on their favorites throughout the day. The winners will walk away with a combination of beer and gift cards from over 30 participating breweries!!

Strong City logoProceeds benefit: Strong City BaltimoreStrong City works to reinforce the pillars of vibrant urban living: safe streets, desirable and diverse housing stock, quality public schools, a robust and educated workforce, and above all else, a deep sense of civic engagement. Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs are interconnected and bolster our holistic approach to fulfilling our mission to improve the quality of life across Baltimore.

Sponsoring the Homebrew Pavillion: Nepenthe Homebrew – We are Baltimore’s only full-service home beer- and wine-making shop and brew-on-premise.  We’re located in the historic Meadow Mill building in Woodberry, across from Union Craft Brewing and the Pepsi plant. In addition to having everything you need to make amazing beer, wine, mead, cider, and soda, we also have delightfully charming personalities and enjoy dogs, long walks on the beach, and the occasional bender from which we awaken to the dawn breaking over the trees on the White House lawn.

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The Baltimore Craft Beer Festival is presented by the Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), the non-profit trade association of Maryland brewers. All festival proceeds go directly to fund the mission of BAM, to promote and protect Maryland Craft Beer.




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