Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2017

An Annual Celebration of Maryland Beers

Photo © Stephanie Gross

The Maryland Craft Beer Festival, presented by the Brewers Association of Maryland, is annual festival that brings together approximately 25 local brewing companies offering samples of more than 175 unique beers. Festival highlights include exclusive access to small-batch beers, one-of-a-kind casks in a family-friendly environment with live music featuring local bluegrass/Americana/folk music. Fresh local foods and goods from artisan vendors will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from the festival will directly support the Brewers Association of Maryland and promote the local beer industry.

Date and Time: May 13, 2017 

Location: Carroll Creek Park, 44 E Patrick St., Downtown Frederick, Maryland

Transportation: To keep participants safe, the following Maryland brewing companies will be offering round-trip transportation via motor-coach.  Union Craft Brewing Co – Baltimore; Heavy Seas Beer – Halethorpe; Jailbreak Brewing – Laurel and Gordon Biersch – Rockville

Parking: Metered street parking is available, as well as the following parking garages: Carroll Creek Garage - 44 E. Patrick St.; Church St Garage - 17 E. Church St.; Court St. Garage - 2 S. Court St; E. All Saints St. Garage - 125 E. All Saints St. and W. Patrick St. Garage - 138 W. Patrick St.

Admission: General Admission: $25 in Advance/$35 day-of (if available); VIP: SOLD OUT; Designated Drivers/Underage: $5; Kids under 12: FREE.

VIP admission includes Exclusive tasting glass, ten tasting tokens, and one hour early (Noon) access to rare beers and unique casks. Regular adult admission includes six tasting tokens, commemorative glass, and entrance at 1 p.m. Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the festival. Advance ticket sales, if still available, end May 30th at 8:00 p.m.

Participating Breweries

Barley and Hops - Grill and Microbrewery, Baying Hound Aleworks, Backshore Brewing Company, Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, The Brewer's Art, Burley Oak, Eastern Shore Brewing, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Bewing Co., Fin City Brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store, Full Tilt Brewing Co., Gordon Birsch, Growler's, Heavy Seas Beer, Jailbreak Brewing Co., Johansson's Dining House and Restaurant, Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, Monocacy Brewing Co., Mully’s Brewery, Peabody Heights Brewery, Oliver Breweries/Pratt Street Ale House, Pub Dog Brewing Co., Push American Brewing Co., Raven Beer,  Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill, Ruhlman Brewery, and Union Craft Brewery

Musical Performance Lineup

To Be Announced

The Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) is the non-profit trade association of Maryland breweries, brewpubs and farm breweries, founded in 1996.  The mission of BAM is to promote and protect Maryland craft beer. For more information, visit