RateBeer World's Best Beer Festival & Awards Program

Event has passed (Sun Jan 29, 2017 - Sun Jan 29, 2017)
Downtown Santa Rosa
1:30pm - 6pm
Food & Drink, Drink Event, Happy Hour
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RateBeer World's Best is widely regarded as a top three beer event in the world. Pulling in ticket buyers from nine countries and brewers from over a dozen different countries last year, and with a face-melting beer list from the world's most sought after breweries, RateBeer Best 2016 was a best-in-a-lifetime beer experience for most of those who attended. This year will add more sessions, an extended two-hour VIP festival session, more supporting events for tourists, and another ridiculously awesome assortment of world class brewers.

The event takes place in scenic Sonoma County, California where the average high is 61F/16C and low is 41F/5C. Tourist options include hiking the rugged coastline, rivers and mountains, wine tasting, artisan cheese tours, fine dining, and geothermic geysers and spas. Out of state visitors may wish to take advantage of our proximity to San Francisco, excursions to our beaches & redwood forests, nearby wine tasting and spas, skiing in Tahoe, and uncrowded winter visits to Yosemite National Park.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. You must be 21 years of age or older.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
You may not bring open liquid items, alcoholic beverages, animals unless they are a service animal, children, or dangerous items.
You can bring special food items in sealed containers if you have dietary restrictions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please bring a printed ticket to the event.

Can I leave with beer from the festival?
Absolutely not. Violators will be prosecuted and banned from future events.

What is the refund policy?
We have a no refunds policy. All event proceeds benefit Ales For Autism.


  1. Downtown Santa Rosa
    4th Street at Mendicino, Santa Rosa, CA