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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

2:30-5:30 PM • 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

($70 at the gate)

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 $5 you can sample & judge the Homebrew Competition! 


LYFT- We’ve partnered with Lyft to enhance your festival-going experience! Download Lyft using our claim site OR enter promo code: BMORECRAFTBEER16 for two free rides up to $15 each.

BIKESBike 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.

2016 BAMbuses departed 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.

Our 2016 pro-judges included:

  • Lynn Pronobis, cellar manager at Union Craft Brewing Co.
  • Roy Fisher, head brewer of Waverly Brewing Co.
  • Mike McDonald, head brewer of Key Brewing Co.
  • David Thompson, brewer from White Marsh Brewing Co.
  • Brian Roberts, owner & brewer of Mad Science Brewing Co.

For an additional $5 you can sample all the homebrews submitted and vote for your favorite in the Crowd Judging! Homebrew sampling runs from 2:30-5:30pm.

Beer List

The 2016 BCBF Beer Line Up featured over 200 brews and 50+ exclusive VIP “Harvest Ales”. Check out the 2016 lineup here…

2016 Festival Map

Click to view/download the 2016 site map.

Download the Loople app on your phone for a map of the BCBF!


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


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



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



Play Cornhole, Bear Pong, Trivia & MORE this year at the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival!



  • 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.

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.


Official Transportation Sponsor: Lyft – You drink we drive! The Baltimore Craft Beer Festival has partnered with Lyft as our official transportation partner to provide discounted transportation for the beer festival!

Download Lyft using our claim site OR enter promo code: BMORECRAFTBEER16 for two free rides up to $15 each.

Be safe, don’t drink & drive.


Buy Passes to BCBF!


Baltimore Craft Beer Festival passes are no longer available. Stay tuned for the 2017 date to be announced soon!…

Event is rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds.

2016 Participating Breweries

7 Locks Brewing
Barley and Hops Microbrewery
Denizens Brewing Co.
Eastern Shore Brewing Co
Franklins Brewery
Independant Brewing Co.
Manor Hill Brewing
Monocacy Brewing Company
Oliver Brewing Co.
RAR Brewing
Smoketown Brewing Station
Waverly Brewing Co
Antietam Brewery
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Pub
Diamondback Brewing Company
Evolution Craft Brewing
Jailbreak Brewing Co.
Monument City Brewing Company
Peabody Heights Brewery
Raven Beer
The Brewer's Art
White Marsh Brewing Co.
Assawoman Bay Brewing
Calvert Brewing Co.
Distillery Lane Ciderworks
Falling Branch Brewery
Greenspring Brewing Co.
Key Brewing Co.
Mullys Brewery
Pub Dog Brewing Co
Ruhlman Brewing Co
Steinhardt Brewing Company
Union Craft Brewing
Backshore Brewing Co
Cushwa Brewing Company
DuClaw Brewing
Flying Dog Brewery
Heavy Seas Brewery
Mad Science Brewing Company
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm
Ocean City Brewing Co
Push Brewing Company
Scorpion Brewing
Waradaca Brewing Company

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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