Held at beautiful Canton Waterfront Park in downtown Baltimore, the festival will feature the widest selection of MD craft breweries in the state and a homebrew competition, sponsored by Nepenthe Hombrew, where attendees have the opportunity to judge their favorites! Boasting all of the best parts of Baltimore, the event includes live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, corn hole and more!
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Canton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD
12:00-2:00 PM • VIP HOUR
2:00-6 PM • General Admission
3:30-6 PM • Late Admission
TBA • Homebrew Judging
Last Call at 5:45pm • Rain or Shine.
Tickets are nonrefundable.
Proceeds benefited the Brewers Association of Maryland and Strong City Baltimore. A fantastic organization focused on neighborhood revitalization in Charm City.
Canton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston Street, Baltimore
Rain or Shine.
VIP Pass – $65
Exclusive VIP time: 12-2pm
VIP passes include:
- Early access into festival (Noon Entry)
- Exclusive VIP Tasting Glass
- Access to VIP exclusive small-batch “Harvest Ales” available from 12-2pm only
- Unlimited Beer Samples
GA Passes – $45/$35
($50/$40 at the gate)
General Admission: 2-6pm $45
Late Admission: 3:30-6pm $35
Both tickets include:
- Souvenir Tasting Glass
- Unlimited Beer Samples
Designated Driver – $20
- Admission into the festival at any entry time
- Bottle of water upon arrival
For an additional $10 you can sample & judge the Homebrew Competition!
BIKES– Bike racks WILL be available for all the locals who want to ride down WATERTAXI– BWT & HC Landing 16
BAM Bus – $75
Don’t live in Baltimore? No problem! #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:
- Barley & Hops Grill & Microbrewery • Frederick • Departing at 10:30 am
- Denizens Brewing Co • Silver Spring • Departing at 10:30 am
- Jailbreak Brewing Co • Laurel • Departing at 11:00 am
- Independant Brewing Co • Bel Air • Departing at 10:45 am
- Mully’s Brewery •Prince Frederick • Departing at 10:00am
- Scorpion Brewing • Owings • Departing at 10:30 am
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. Entry details coming soon!
For an additional $10 you can sample all the homebrews submitted and vote for your favorite in the Crowd Judging! Homebrew sampling runs from 2:30-5:30pm.
Featuring Baltimore’s finest food trucks and local favorites…
- BricknFire Pizza Company – Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza
- Choptank Oyster Company – locally farmed oyster bar
- Greek on the Street – homemade authentic Greek cuisine
- Jimmy’s Famous Seafood – Maryland seafood & crab cakes
- Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon – “Baltimore’s Best Burger”
- Smoking Swine – Baltimore’s home of underground BBQ
- The Green Bowl Food Truck – Asian-Latin inspired cuisine
All Maryland, All the time.
- A & D Precision Laser – Laser engraving and quality personalized products
- Art of Sin Trading Company – High Quality Custom Gifts and Merchandise for the spirits aficionado.
- Astro Pigs BBQ – Specialty blended preimum BBQ seasonings
- Beer Tease – Maryland beer-themed apparel & tees
- Fishers Popcorn – Popcorn made since 1937 in the beach towns along Delmarva.
- GoldMomma’s Jewelry – Gold, Sterling Silver Jewelry & Fine Goods
- Jase’s Workshop – Beer & wine wooden decor
- InvestEd. – Smart financial advice, built around your life.
- Kinda Jerky Really Nutty – Savory beer jerky & flavorful snack mixes
- Kolotos Kreations – Women’s jewelry
- Lovoda – A one stop shop for the newest and trending fashion and accessories
- Maryland Clothing Co – a locally-sourced apparel company showcasing MD pride
- Maryland Homebrew – Beer & wine making equipment
- Oona’s Boutique – Used, vintage & consignment clothing
- Route One Apparel – trendy, affordable, state pride apparel
- Salazon Chocolate Co. – artisanal salted dark chocolate bars
- The Art of Drinking – hand painted glass ware
- The Painted Mermaid – Painted wooden crafts
- Growler! There will be a growler fill-up station with the hard-to-find brews that you come by again.
- Chairs and blankets are allowed.
- Coolers and outside food is NOT permitted.
- No pop-up tents please.
- Although we are big dog lovers, please leave your furry friend at home.
- While children are permitted inside of the festival grounds, be mindful that this is not a kid-friendly event and there will be no children’s activities available.
Proceeds benefit: Strong City Baltimore – Strong 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.
Buy Passes to BCBF!
VIP, BAMBus, General Admission & DD passes are all available for sale…
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.