Baltimore Craft Beer Festival

October 24, 2015

Join the Brewers Association of Maryland in the celebration of local craft beer and the brewers who make them. Held at Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore, the festival will feature over 30 craft breweries from across the state. The event will host a homebrew competition, a great selection of local beer, live Baltimore bands, food and more.


Limited tickets available. Get yours before they sell out!
Purchase here!

Canton Waterfront Park

3001 Boston Street, Baltimore


Rain or Shine.

VIP Pass – $55

VIP window runs from 12-2pm when everyone with a VIP pass will have access to:

  • Early access into festival (Noon Entry)
  • Exclusive VIP Tasting Glass
  • Access to VIP exclusive small-batch “Harvest Ales” available from 12-2pm only
  • Beer Samples from all Attending Breweries

GA Passes – $45/$35

Prices are based on how much time you’d like inside the festival: General Admission: 2-6pm ($45) Late Admission: 3:30-6pm ($35) Both tickets include:

  • Souvenir Tasting Glass
  • Beer Samples from all Attending Breweries

For an additional $10 you can sample & judge the Homebrew Competition! 


BIKESBike racks WILL be available for all the locals who want to ride down

WATERTAXI– BWT & HC Landing 16


#BAMbus Tickets are $75 and include transport to and from the festival along with VIP access.  Buses depart in the morning and will return to the hosting brewery that evening. BAMbuses will be departing from:

Homebrew Competition

Sponsored by Nepenthe Homebrew Local homebrewers will submit a “Harvest ale” to be reviewed by a panel of Head Brewers from our MD Breweries and by festival attendees in a crowd judging. To enter your homebrew, click here! Guest MD Brewers:

  • Michael Piorunski, head brewer from Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
  • Clay Baines, head brewer from Jailbreak Brewing Co.
  • Adam Davis, head brewer from Backshore Brewing Co.
  • Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association

For an additional $10 you can sample all the homebrews submitted and vote for your favorite in the Crowd Judging!

Beer List

Check back later for a complete list of beers that will be avaliable for sampling.

Festival Map

Check back later for a festival map marking where to find your favorite breweries.

Music Lineup

12:00-2:00  Chris Diller 2:00-4:00  Big Hoax 4:00-6:00  Greasy Hands


Book 100% guaranteed parking, before the festival, through Parking Panda. Reserve Craft Beer Festival Parking Now


Featuring Baltimore’s finest food trucks and local favorites…


All Maryland, All the time.


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.

2015 Participating Breweries

Antietam BreweryAssawoman Bay BrewingBackshore Brewing CoBarley and Hops MicrobreweryBrewer's Alley Restaurant & PubThe Brewer's ArtCalvert Brewing Co.Chesapeake Brewing CoDenizens Brewing Co.Evolution Craft BrewingFlying Dog BreweryFranklins BreweryHeavy Seas BreweryIndependant Brewing CoJailbreak Brewing Co.Manor Hill BrewingMilkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint FarmMonocacy Brewing CompanyMullys BreweryMonument City Brewing CompanyOcean City Brewing CoOliver Brewing Co.Pub Dog Brewing CoRAR BrewingRaven BeerRed Shedman Farm BreweryRuddy Duck Brewery & GrillRuhlman Brewing CoScorpion BrewingSuspended Brewing CoUnion Craft BrewingWaverly Brewing CoWhite Marsh Brewing Co.
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.





4 + 11 =

In Partnership with…