6th Annual-ish




Celebrating Louisiana's Craft Beer since 2015!

Beer Tastings

Beer Tastings

Sample over 125 different beers from across the country.

Local Foods

Local Foods

Local food vendors and great downtown restaurants provide great eats to compliment the beer.

Live Music

Live Music

Every year, we bring unique, world-class performances unlike any other beer fest.

Featuring Louisiana's Best Breweries

The Louisiana Beer Festival highlights Louisiana Breweries and the the brewers who have made a mark on our culinary culture.
(*Featured breweries not yet selected for 2022. List reflects past festivals.)

Other Breweries from Across the USA

While each years’ festival selections will vary, here is a list of breweries that have regularly participated in the festival.


Ballast Point Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
Sierra Nevada
Stone Brewing


Left Hand Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Oscar Blues


Dogfish Head Brewing


Grayton Brewing


Sweetwater Brewing
Terrapin Brewing


KONA Brewing


Goose Island




Harpoon Brewing
Boston Brewing Company (Sam Adams)


Bell’s Brewing
Founder’s Brewing


Lazy Magnolia Brewing




Karbach Brewing
Revolver Brewing
Shiner Beer

St. Arnold Brewing


Woodchuck Cider


Elysian Brewing


Live Music

We're still working on music for this year, but the Louisiana Beer Festival always brings unique and lively music to the table. Here's a selection of bands we've had in past years...


Cry Baby
Jonathan Long



Luke Cooper and the Alibis
Captain Green



Yes Ma’am
Brass Mimosa



Big Richard
The Blaggards



The Tugboats

Local Food

We are currently accepting applications for 2020 food vendors.  Click below to apply.

Sponsorships Available

We are now taking sponsorships on a first come first serve basis. Click below to view packages and apply.

2019 Flagship Sponsors

2019 Supporting Sponsors

Regular Admission

Regular Admission $50

Regular Admission to Festival from 1pm to 5pm, commemorative tasting glass, sampling of all beers, ciders, and cocktails.

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VIP Admission

VIP Admission $100

Early Admission to Festival at Noon, access to exclusive VIP area with food and special beer selections. Commemorative VIP  tasting glass, sampling of all beers, ciders, and cocktails.

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Louisiana Brewers Dinner

Louisiana Brewers Dinner $125

We're still working on plans for the 2022 Brewers' Dinner. We'll announce tickets as they are available.

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* Ticket prices do not include sales tax and Eventbrite ticket fees.

REACH US Historic Downtown Lake Charles

Non-Profit Partners

It takes a lot of people to make this festival happen. Over the past 6 years, the Louisiana Beer Festival has given over $100,000 to local charities who have provided us with the volunteer help we need to make this a success. Each volunteer who works the day of the festival receives a $100 donation to their partner non-profit organization. 

Our 2020 non profit partners are...

LCCB has entertained the community for 50 years, and we strive to achieve a total dance theatre experience by providing a place for experimentation in choreography, composition, and design. 

MusicMakers2U is a vital, non-profit organization devoted to donating refurbished instruments to students who have an interest in music.

The Hope Foundation of SWLA Fund (via the Community Foundation of SWLA) supports efforts to improve health care delivery and the quality of life for people throughout Southwest Louisiana impacted by stroke, neurological injuries such as traumatic brain injury or congenital disorders that affect their abilities to walk, talk, eat and move.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the refund policy?

We are offering refunds up to 30 days before the event.

Do you have special tickets for Designated Drivers?

No, but the festival is open to the public, so DD’s can come along. DD’s of VIP ticket holders must also have a VIP ticket to enter the VIP area. 

Can I bring my dog to the festival? 

Trained service dogs are allowed to attend, but we ask that pets be left at home because the festival can get pretty crowded.

Where can I park?

Downtown Lake Charles has tons of FREE parking. There is a large parking lot right next to the entry gate. On street parking is also available as well as at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send email to [email protected]

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you do have to bring photo ID.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, you can give or sell your ticket.

What can I bring into the event?

Yourself and a good time. No outside coolers, food or drink are allowed. Outrageous outfits are encouraged. There will not be a cash machine on site, so bring cash for food vendors, just in case (most accept cards).

I am coming from out of town, where can I stay?

We have partnered with The SWLA Convention and Visitor Bureau to make special room rates available at select hotels. We will be publishing a link to that information soon.

I don’t drink. Can I still attend?

Yes, the festival is open to the public so, you can definitely attend and enjoy the live music and food trucks. Only ticket holders will be allowed to sample beers and, non-ticket holders found sampling will be asked to leave and may be subject to criminal charges.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID to receive a wrist band to drink.