Sessionfest 2016: Return of the Light ABV Brew

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Drake’s Brewing Company and Bike East Bay are proud to bring back the NorCal Session Fest for it’s fourth year, on May 21st from 1 to 5pm.

Want to help out? Sessionfest volunteers get a free shirt and free drink! Sign up today to help with ticketing, monitoring the beer garden, and more

Come join 40 craft breweries as they show you that great beer doesn’t have to be imperial. Enjoy their selections of carefully crafted, full flavor, and hyper-refreshing session beers perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day.


There will be free Bike Valet, food trucks and live music all day. Session Fest takes place at Embarcadero and Water Street, on Jack London Square. Ticket proceeds benefit Bike East Bay!

Purchase your tickets in advance! A ticket includes one commemorative glass and 10 (5oz) beer tickets.

Additional beer tickets will be available for purchase that day for $2 each (you must purchase a ticket with a commemorative glass in order to purchase additional beer tickets).

Will Call opens at 12:30pm. Beer will begin pouring at 1:00pm. Session Fest is open to the public (all ages welcome), but you must be 21+ to purchase the glass and tickets for beer. Wristbands will be given to those who are 21+ (ID required).

Jack London Square and Session Fest is dog-friendly. Dogs on leashes allowed and welcome. Mark your calendar for May 21st for a chance to meet some of your favorite brewers and try their takes on session beers of all kinds.

RSVP on Facebook for more event updates!

Thanks to our Sponsors: 

  • Drake’s Brewing Company
  • Whole Foods Market
  • East Bay Express
  • Trumer Berkeley
  • Track 7 Brewing
  • Cleophus Quealy Beer Co
  • Port of Oakland

Featured Breweries:

21st Amendment Brewery

Ale Industries

Almanac Beer Company 

Altamont Beer Works 

Alvarado Street Brewery

Anderson Valley Brewing Co

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Berryessa Brewing Co


Cleophus Quealy Beer Co.

Drake’s Brewing Co.

E.J. Phair Brewing Company

Fort Point Beer Company

Founders Brewing Company

Freewheel Brewing Company

Hangar 24

HenHouse Brewing Company

Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

Jupiter Beer Co.

Linden Street Brewery

Magnolia Brewing Company

Modern Times Beer

Moylan’s Brewing Company

New Belgium

Russian River Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Social Kitchen & Brewery

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Stone Brewing Co.

Sudwerk Brewing Co.

Track 7 Brewing Co.

Triple Rock Brewing Company 

Triple Voodoo Brewery and Tap Room

Trumer Brewery

Woodfour Brewing Company


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