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Stockton Beer Week: Come Experience the Best Craft Beer in Stockton, California

If you enjoy craft beer, California is a good place to get your fix! Home to more than 680 craft breweries, the Golden State isn’t just making great suds, it’s celebrating them. And in Stockton, California that’s exactly what we’ll be doing when a new seasonal batch of local brews takes center stage during Stockton Beer Week in August!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 Stockton Beer Week 2020 will not be full of fun beer events. Tune into the Stockton Beer Week Facebook page September 11-20, 2020 for updates on beer in the area. The information below refers to Stockton Beer Week 2019 and gives you an idea what 2021 may look like. Cheers!

Stockton Beer Week Brew Fest

As a kick off to Stockton Beer Week, Brew Fest gets the party started at the new park-like location, Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club on Saturday, August 10! Drink tasty beers from more than 30 breweries serving some of California’s most prolific craft names like Altamont Beer Works from Livermore, Dust Bowl Brewing Co from Turlock, Track 7 from Sacramento and of course, to name a few!

With over 100 different beers available, guests will enjoy live music by Darien Fields, Radical Times and Network, food trucks, vendors and games!

The best part about this event is the price of admission. General admission tickets are just $35 in advance (price goes up to $45 the day of the event); VIP tickets are $45 in advance and get you in an hour early! VIP Passes will not be sold at the door. Of course, this is a 21-and-up event, and designated drivers can get their tickets for $10 for assisting their fellow friends with a safe ride home. Come hang out with us on August 10 from 3-4 (VIP hour) and then general admission begins at 4pm! Get ticket information here!

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind kick off event to Stockton Beer Week, where you can learn and experience more than just the taste of great beer in the Stockton region.

Stockton Beer Week

Once the dust settles from Brew Fest, it’s time to begin another Stockton tradition: Stockton Beer Week. Unlike traditional beer festivals, Stockton Beer Week has no boundaries on creativity, so expect the unexpected at these unique craft events. For 10 days, from August 9 to 18, you will see beer-related events, hearty food and beer pairings, and lively entertainment throughout Stockton, as well as opportunities to try new things centered around craft beer.

This year’s Stockton Beer Week promises authentic craft beer experiences, including:

  • New craft beer releases
  • Pub crawls and runs
  • Special Tap Takeovers
  • Flight and Pint nights
  • Beer Food Pairing events
  • Beer-related activities; brews, bags & bites, and a beer choir

Official events are posted on Below is a taste of just one of this year’s many fun events. Can’t wait for Stockton Beer Week? Try these five hotspots to grab a drink in downtown Stockton.

5th Annual Brews & Shoes Showdown

On Tuesday, August 13 take a 3 mile run around Lincoln Center with Fleet Feet! You’ll start the evening around 5:30 pm with games and shoe showdowns with great vendors - Hoka, Spenco, Mizuno, Brooks, Altra, ON, Karhu, Saucony and New Balance. Then at 6 pm we’ll all take off for a 3-mile run or walk through Lincoln Village and the surrounding neighborhood. Stick around after the run for more games, beer, and food from Sierra Nevada Brewery and Midgley’s Public House! Registration is only $15 in advance and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Emergency Food Bank. You must be 21 years old or older to participate. Registration is open now and limited to the first 250 participants!


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Beer: Why we are all here at The Haggin Museum

Enjoy a beer from Ruhstaller Beer and an interesting talk, Beer: Why We Are Here with Charlie Bamforth on Thursday, August 15 at 7 PM. Bamforth will explain why beer is the most sophisticated adult beverage on the planet, why it saved the world, why it is healthier than wine and why it is what should be in your glass when you are enjoying any type of food. So grab your friends or make it a night out with your special someone. The Stockton Beer Week event is part of the museum’s 1st & 3rd Thursday evening programming when the museum and museum store are open until 9 PM. Museum admission is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors. Need more reasons to visit Stockton’s local history museum, then read these facts about the museum’s recent $2.5 million renovations of its fine art galleries.


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Need more ideas to celebrate Stockton Beer Week? Be sure to visit or text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you’ll receive a live response from a member of our team. Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - and be sure to use #VisitStockton during your visit!

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