Event - RateBeer Best Fest Awards - Jan 30 - 31

The RateBeer Festival celebrates the world's largest beer competition and the international beer industry's most esteemed recognitions. All are welcome for a night of fun and unforgettable showings! This event is split into 2 portions...

RateBeer Best Award Ceremony and Beer Festival

  • Evening Social: Guests arrival with local beers and appetizers.
  • The Awards: Award announcement and presentation for all categories with brewers in attendance, and top categories. If your brewery is attending please be sure your brewery name is provided on the ticket purchase form.
  • Encomium: Toast your favorite beers and brewers in this one-of-kind bottle share. This event is likely to continue in private rooms at the hotel.

RateBeer Best Beer Festival

The RateBeer Best Beer Festival is the second day event of the RateBeer Best live program, bringing together over 40 top brewers from around the world to celebrate global craft beer under one roof. The event offers beer enthusiasts an unprecedented opportunity to try top beers from around the world -- the very first event of its type and magnitude. We are very happy to host it here in Santa Rosa, California.

While hundreds or thousands of breweries may have been interested in attending, the human-scale limits on this event are part of our goal. Our mission is to deliver meaningful, qualitative and personal event experiences that are in line with an artisanal ethos of not only being responsible positive contributors on global, industry and community scales, but also on the indivudal human scale.

Early Access admits the ticketholder to a one-hour session before the main event, providing the opportunity to sample a greater range of offerings.

Justin Tung

San Francisco, CA,

Justin Tung is a San Francisco resident, amateur homebrewer, and big beer lover. Often traveling for work grew a natural habit - an obsession - with exploring new regions and beers. The best way to understand a locality? Hang with a local and buy them a beer, hear their stories and the rest is history. This is the golden age of beer revolution and innovation. Fortune rewards the brave.