LODI, Calif. — Some of the best craft brewers in Northern California are bringing their best brews to the Lodi Craft Beer Festival.

Whether you're looking for an India pale ale (IPA), a lager, or a sour, the festival will cater to all kinds of tastes.

Each year, the festival gathers about 50 different brewers, from local breweries to home brewers. Vendors usually bring a couple of different beers to the event, so people can expect around 100 different brews for the big day. 

Here’s what you need to know:

What is it?

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People enjoy a craft beer sample at Lodi Beer Fest 2017.
Courtesy: Christine Phelps

Brought together by the Lodi Tokay Rotary Club, the event gathers craft brewers from around the Northern California area.

There’s more than 100 varieties of beer with an adult game area and live music to entertain people at Lodi Lake.

Proceeds from the event go to the preservation of Lodi Lake and to charity.

What will be there?

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Firestone Walker is one of the many craft brewers at the Lodi Craft Beer Festival. (2107)
Courtesy: Christine Phelps

Guests will be immersed by live music throughout the event as they enjoy a variety of food trucks and beers vendors that have set up for the day. 

Food:

The following vendors are expected for the event:

  • Costa’s Finest Kettle Corn
  • Taco Fiesta
  • Go Falafel Greek Food
  • Squeeze Burger

Beer:

More than 50 different vendors and a hundred different kinds of beer are queued for the event from all over Northern California. You can expect everything from IPAs and lagers to sours and hard seltzers.

This also includes brands like Heretic bringing in their New England style IPA "Make America Juicy Again" and their Chocolate Hazelnut Porter.

Other confirmed guests include:

  • Dust Bowl Brewing Company
  • Kona
  • 21st Amendment
  • Bear Republic
  • Drake’s Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada 
  • Oak Park Brewing
  • Amador Brewing
  • Crispin Ciders
  • Heretic Brewery

For more information, click here.

How much is it?

Tickets can range between $10 and $60.

  • Designated Driver -$10 with a $2.24 fee, sales end June 15.
  • General Admission - $35 with a $3.77 fee, sales end on June 14.
  • VIP Admission - $60 with a $5.28 fee, sales end on June 15

Tickets can be purchased here.

Where and when is it?

The Lodi Craft Beer Festival will take place on June 15 at Lodi Lake, located at 1101 West Turner Road in Lodi from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking is available for free at the Water Treatment Plant on the west side of the Lake on Mills Avenue, and Uber and Lyft drop off/pick-up will be available at the south side of the lake on Turner Road, which is also where you’ll find the festival’s entrance.

A free bike valet will be available on the southeast corner of the Lake at the corner of Turner Road and Laurel Avenue outside the fenced event.

Some FAQs

The event is only for adults 21 and older, so kids are not allowed. There are no refunds and also no pets allowed.

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