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Lodi Beer Fest and State BBQ Championship

Come taste beer from up to 50 local and national breweries. Or sign up for the State BBQ Championship. Admission and contest info here.

Find your favorite beer, play a game of cornhole, and dance to the vibrant live music. Presented by F&M Bank, the Lodi Beer Fest will be the place to be Saturday, April 30, 2022. It will be located in the Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, 413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA 95240.

Click here to visit the official Lodi Craft Beer Festival website.

All those in attendance must be 21-years-old or older. Children and infants will not be permitted, nor are pets allowed.

General Admission is $40 at the door ($30 in advance), and grants entrance from 2:00pm-5:00pm. VIP Tasting is $55 at the door ($45 in advance), and grants entrance from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Designated driver tickets are $10 at the door.

Admission will also come with a commemorative backpack and commemorative tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Lodi Grape Festival office, 413 E. Lockeford Street in Lodi
  • Raley’s in Lodi
  • Stogie’s Cigar Bar in Lodi
  • Five Window Beer Company in Lodi
  • Online – CLICK HERE

The Lodi Beer Fest will take place alongside the State BBQ Championship for 2022, and is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society.

Contestants must cook 4 meats:

  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
  • Boston Port Roast (Pork Shoulder/Boston Butt)
  • Beef Brisket

Which may be cooked using one of the following heat sources

  • Wood
  • Pellets
  • Charcoal (lump or briquettes)

Entries are judged blindly on the following criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Tenderness
  • Taste

For more information and to sign up, CLICK HERE.

Hector Madrigal

Hector Madrigal is the founder of The Grape Vine. He strives to bring unbiased news and information to the people free of charge. Based in Lodi, Hector will be reporting on Lodi news first and foremost.

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