Join us June 1, 2024

Beer City is returning to to Almaden Lake Park in San Jose, for another full day of running, beer tasting, games, live entertainment and fun! Whether you come for the morning run or the afternoon beer festival — or both! — Beer City has something to help you welcome Summer the San Jose way.

Beer City Half

The day starts with The Beer City Half, which includes a half marathon, 10k, 5k distances, as well as our new Questicorn – a unicorn-themed 1.5 mile fun run/walk. The post-race celebration goes until noon and offers you a selection of brews as part of your registration.  Also, there will be bubbly water and sodas, as well as snacks for everyone.

Every racer receives a finishing medal, shirt, a special Beer City tasting glass. Questicorn questers receive a finishers medal and can purchase shirts separately.

Beer City Festival

Starting at noon, Beer City Festival kicks into high gear. We welcome you to drink deeply from over 25 beverage companies which will be serving a selection of beer, kombucha, and hard tea. Come and learn more about some local brewers you may know like Camino, Umunhum, and Strike, and also discover some new ones like Beer City Sonoma All-Stars Cuver and Lagunitas. 

Beer City Festival includes unlimited beer tasting, games, and live entertainment. Beverages are served in 7oz Beer City Festival tasting glasses for you to take home.

For runners, Beer City Festival tickets are available at 30% off now for runners only! (available at checkout for the Beer City Half for registered runners.)

San Jose Beer Trail

Starting in May, prime your pump for Beer City San Jose with  The Beer Trail, a treasure hunt that takes you to Brewers and Taprooms all month.

With each visit, you collect Beer City tokens, and get to try some of the brews which will be at the event. We send you clues about the newest locations by text. Text BEERTRAIL to 510-800-7688 to see!

Be sure to follow us so you’ll know when the Beer Trail is open for business.

The Beer Trail is free. Registration to Beer City is still required.



Can everyone come for the music and food?

Yes, everyone of all ages can enjoy the music and food. The tasting area is reserved for our ticketed guests.

Do you have a designated driver ticket?

We will sell dd tickets for $20 cash at the door.

Are children allowed?

Families are welcome at Beer City. All drinkers 21 and over receive a wrist band to access the tasting. 

Where can I park?

There is a parking lot off Winfield Boulevard at the East Entrance.

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes, this event is rain or shine.

Are pets allowed?

Yes, pets are allowed. Dogs must be on-leash the entire time.

What about Covid-19?

Beer City will follow all restrictions from the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. 


Almaden Lake Park

6099 Winfield Blvd San Jose, CA 95120

Park Website



Do you have a question about an event? Maybe you’re a brewer and want be part of a festival. We also love city inquiries on how to host their own Beer City Festival.