First Horizon Pavilion
Saturday, May 29

Breweries & Distillers

Presented by Deschutes Brewery

The 2021 Chattanooga Beer Fest is presented by Deschutes Brewery, which is a great brewery out of Oregon just now arriving in the Chattanooga area.

Other breweries scheduled to participate include Hutton & Smith (Chattanooga), Sweetwater Brewing (Atlanta), Odd Story Brewing (Chattanooga), New Belgium (Asheville, NC), Wiseacre (Memphis), Founder’s Brewing Company (Grand Rapids), Naked River (Chattanooga), Bell’s Brewery (Kalamazoo), Tennessee Brew Works (Nashville), Elysian Brewing Company (Seattle), Highland Brewing (Asheville), Wicked Weed (Asheville), Bold Rock (Mills River, NC), Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon), Rhinegeist Brewery (Cincinnati, OH), Jackalope Brewery (Nashville), Blakes Hard Cider (Armada, MI), Goose Island (Chicago), Kona Brewing (Kailua-Kona), Black Abbey (Nashville), Crosstown Brewing (Memphis), Sycamore Brewing (Charlotte), Mighty Swell (Austin, TX), Wanderlinger (Chattanooga), Monkey Town (Dayton) and the Barley Mob (Chattanooga)

In addition to breweries, we will have a selection of distillers also sampling during the festival: Hard Truth Distilling Company (Nashville), 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits (Vail), Mamitas (Chicago), Cutwater Spirits (San Diego), Arette Tequila (Mexico), Danica Rose (Provence, France)

(As with all events, final lineup may change somewhat due to circumstances beyond our control – but these are the organizations who have indicated that they will be attending!)

Health & Safety

We love beer – but we also love staying healthy.  Our festival is committed to complying with all active health and safety guidelines in effect at the time of the event, and is further taking measures to keep our venue safe, comfortable and spacious.   Although the First Horizon Pavilion is over 56,000 square feet in size, we are limiting festival attendance to 1,000 ticketed guests — that’s over 50 square feet per person!

If you are in a high-risk health group, we suggest that maybe you sit this year out — we’ll be back again next year.


We’re excited to feature the Josh Gilbert Band during this year’s festival.  Josh is a Singer-Songwriter, with a sound drawing from Americana music and a variety of genres. Josh’s influences can be placed somewhere along Adult Contemporary Acts such as NeedToBreathe, Johnnyswim, Train & even classic rock such as U2 and Allman Bros. Hailing originally from TN, he has been touring and performing nationally and internationally for over 12 years, across the U.S. and Canada – with over 1,000 performances.

Food & Vendors

A selection of food trucks & artists will be at the event for your dining and shopping pleasure — check back for that complete list of participants.


Chattanooga Beer Fest is a ticketed craft beer and spirits event, providing you with the option to sample tastings from every participating partner – no tokens or additional purchase necessary.   We’ll also have plenty of water and soft drink options onsite (pacing yourself is essential to having a fun and safe experience).

In addition, every ticketed participant will receive a collector tasting glass!  Tickets are $45 per person, and are limited to 1,000 for the 2021 festival experience.  This is an Over 21 Only event;  a valid legal ID is required for admission.

Capacity / Tickets Sold (as of 5/15): 100%
Our 2021 Festival is officially Sold Out!


The festival is located at the First Horizon Pavilion adjacent to Finley Stadium, located at 1826 Reggie White Blvd, Chattanooga TN 37408.  If you are using an iPhone or Android device, click one of the buttons below for turn-by-turn directions.

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This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  Proceeds from the beer fest will benefit our 501(c)(3) charitable partners.