The Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of craft breweries in northern CA. The 5th annual event will be held on May 25th, 2019 and feature sampling from bay area breweries, mouthwatering burgers and sliders, gourmet snack vendors, local business booths, art and craft vendors, and live entertainment, including The Burger Throwdown - a burger cooking competition. Are you ready?!


The 2018 Burger & Brew Fest was sponsored by:



When: May 25th from 11AM-5PM

Where: Downtown Fremont - Capitol Ave from Paseo Padre Parkway to Liberty Street


Got questions about what to expect at next year's Fest? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if we've got your answers.




Let's drink to that!

Tasting Package

One 4 oz. branded tasting glass and wristband.

$35.00 - online / $40.00 - at the event

2018 Brewery Line Up

Beer, it makes everything better.

Check back soon to see what breweries will be attending the 2019 Burger & Brew Fest!

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Alameda Island Brewing Co.


Alameda Island Brewing Company has a beautiful and inviting tasting room and patio, they offer tours of their facility and have created a welcoming space for families, kids, and even dogs (but only on the patio, please). Alameda Island’s facility is 10,000 square feet with a tasting room over 1,500 square feet. They are running a 20 barrel brew house, with a 40 barrel mash tun and 40 barrel fermenters. 

Brews: Rapid Pils + Island Haze IPA

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Ale Industries

oakland, CA

Ale Industries is not just in the business of "producing craft beer." Ale Industries is for the preservation of craft beer and its founding principals: challenging both your and their notion of what beer is, can, or should be.

Brews: cherry kush + beast oakland


Altamont Beer Works

livermore, CA

At Altamont Beer Works, they pride themselves on fresh beer. Their beers are draft only. All of their beers are produced on site. They have 10 rotating taps pouring the freshest beer in the area. On Saturday’s and Sunday’s they open an addition 7 taps in their back bar, that is actually located in their production brewery.

Brews: juice above the clouds + shot away ipa

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Anderson Valley Brewing

Boonville, CA

For over 25 years, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been hand-crafting authentic ales and lagers with balance and complexity and a passion for sustainable brewing practices. Theirr large solar panel array provides over 40% of their electrical needs, while 100% of their waste water is treated and used for the irrigation of their goat pastures and estate hop fields. In addition, their spent grain is given to local cows and spent hops are used as a natural fertilizer



Buffalo Bill's Brewery

Hayward, CA

Perhaps no other brewery better personifies the maverick attitude of the microbrewing industry than Buffalo Bill’s Brewery. One of the first brewpubs in America, started in 1983, Buffalo Bill’s helped launch what has been coined the “Craft Beer Renaissance”.

Brews: Tasmanian Devil Double Ale + bLOOD Orange IMPERIAL Ale + BLUEBERRY OATMEAL STOUT


Drake's Brewing

San Leandro, CA

Drake's Brewing is passionate about brewing with integrity and bringing people together over great beer. With the gritty, artisan spirit that embodies the aast bay community they call home, Drake’s has been honing the perfect union of hops and grain since 1989.


*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Eight Bridges Brewing

Livermore, CA

Our beers combine traditional ingredients to create unique flavors which roll through your mouth and cover all styles from hoppy ales to malty lagers. In any brew, our goal is to produce beers with interesting flavors that will tease your senses.

Brews: GOLDEN NEKTAR PILSNER + hoppy salvation ipa


Fort Point Beer Co.

San Francisco, CA

Fort Point Beer Company is a New American brewery - the product of a thriving American craft beer culture, shaped by deeply San Franciscan values: quality craftsmanship and a spirit of innovation. They create balanced, thoughtful beers that reference traditional styles but are by no means bound to them. For them, brewing is the confluence of creative expression and refined technique. 

Brews: Kolsch Style Ale + Animal tropical IPA

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Golden Road Brewing

Los Angeles, CA

Golden Road is committed to engaging and supporting the growing community of socially-minded beer enthusiasts. Brewed and canned in California. Along with their core beers, Golden Road brewers are constantly experimenting with the freshest ingredients through a collection of rotating, seasonal and limited-edition brews.

Brews: Mango Cart + Wolf Pup

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*


It takes adventurous spirit and irrepressible ingenuity to do things the Guinness way. From their humble beginnings in 1759 to the present day, they’ve gone to extraordinary lengths to bring you exceptional beer. But, while many milestones mark the way on their long and illustrious path, they’re not ones to rest on their laurels. As they like to put it: their greatest work is yet to come.

Brews: blonde american lager + irish wheat + extra stout + draught stout

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Hermitage Brewing Co.


They are not a mainstream brewery. They don’t copy; they create. Their brewmasters are obsessive about their quality, and passionately focus on brewing beers that are flavorful, rich in character, aroma driven and unique. They make beers they want to drink. They are finding an audience for this. Are you with them? They’re always experimenting with new ideas and new approaches that take them–outside the ordinary.


*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Hidden Star Orchards

San Leandro, CA

Hidden Star Orchards' hard apple cider is a true farmstead cider. Following a craft that dates back to the turn of the century, their cider is naturally fermented, bottle conditioned and water bathed. This produces an authentic effervescence with true apple flavor. They press their organic apples and bottle on site, claiming a personal touch in each step of the process.


*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

JP Das Brew

Fremont, CA

At JP DasBrew, the goal is to brew world-class German-style beers with an American finish. The lively DasBrew Tasting Room boasts 8 delicious, hand-crafted beers on tap that rotate among their catalogue of over 20 session beers, IPAs, seasonals and specialty beers. In addition, growlers, t-shirts, sweatshirts, bottle openers, and kegs are for sale!



Oakland United Beerworks

oakland, CA

Founded in 2009 as Linden Street Brewery, they became the first production brewery in Oakland in over 50 years. Although they are very small, brewing only around 1,100 barrels per year and growing, they are dedicated to providing Brewery Fresh Beer to their hometown of Oakland and neighboring communities.

Brew: black lager + kirschweizen

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*


San francisco, CA

Palmia is not just a summer brew. It’s a light beer made by people who understand that having a good time isn’t seasonal and, most importantly, should never be bland. Palmia enters the market poised to take you in flip flops or high heels to the center of the party…because it’s all about attitude!

Brew: Palmia

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Shadow Puppet

Livermore, CA

Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, located in Livermore CA, is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to bringing artisan beers to beer aficionados and novices alike.  We blend both traditional and innovative brewing techniques and ingredients to design unique, tasty brews for our local beer community.

Brews: Lush Nectar Hazy IPA + Kentucky Uncommon Amber Ale


Strike Brewing

San Jose, CA

Strike Brewing Company's goal was to bring beer that was high quality, consistent, and innovative to a deserving San José which at that time was underrepresented in the greater craft beer community. Since their inception, they have won numerous awards and local and national competitions, collaborated with breweries and community groups, and established themselves as a local hangout with an extensive taplist. 

Brews: lumber buster  american brown ale + willie haze ipa

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

*Brewery Reps will be present at the Fest*

Working Man Brewing Co.

Livermore, CA

Working Man Brewing is a full production microbrewery. The company’s brewers have each spent years working to perfect great beer recipes. Beer geeks at heart, both will tinker and tweak the ingredients until the product is just right. The main goal always being to make a beer they could be proud to share and proud to drink. They never let a beer go out the door that they don’t believe in. 

Brews: raspberry Cream Ale + 9 to 5 Pale Ale

2018 People's Choice Best Brew


The Winner!

Palmia, lemon infused lager

Palmia is much more than a refreshing, naturally lemon-infused beer. It is our 90 calorie love letter to good taste. Inspired by adventures on the coast of Spain, our dream was to bring a new choice to the light beer market, a lager that has superior flavor & offers a long overdue alternative to all the other watered-down beer brands. Whether you find yourself relaxing at the beach or just spending time with friends after work, Palmia wants your time & your beer to be of the highest quality..

2018 Sangria Line Up

Not a huge beer drinker? The 2018 Fest had delicious Artisanal sangria from Bass Note!



* Blackberry Sage Sangria                  * Cherry Lime Almond Sangria

* Peach Tarragon Sangria                   * Cali Press Rose (2017)                                                                   



Safety Reminders

it's important to us that everyone who attended the burger & Brew Fest Drinks responsibly.

so, we showed our support for responsible drinking, with these offers at the 2018 fest...


2018 Food Truck Line Up

A good beer just isn't the same without a juicy burger...

Noticing that not all of these trucks are burger trucks!? That's intentional. Each year we strive to have a wide variety of burgers and sliders at our Fest, so instead of a fleet of traditional burger trucks we've got every kind of truck from Mexican to Indian and they are all dishing up their own version of an amazing burger.





Mexican, Korean, and Indian Fusion

Specialty Burgers:

- Mexicali Chipotle Chicken Burger - house-seasoned pan seared chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, melty pepper jack cheese, avocado spread, chipotle aioli, sandwiched between two slices of ACME bread

- K-Town Bulgogi Beef Burger - caramelized beef patty, grilled onions, aged provolone cheese, sautéed peppers, pickled jalapeños, in a warm French roll

- New Delhi Vegetarian Grilled Paneer Burger - Indian cheese dusted with our house-made spice blend and grilled, pickled red onion seasoned with fresh lemon juice and Indian chili powder, sliced fresh cucumber, tomato, on an onion roll




Cheesesteaks and Po Boys

Specialty Burgers:

- 3 Geeks Beef Burger - ¼ lb beef burger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, on a wheat brioche bun

- 3 Geeks Chicken Burger - grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, cheese, on a wheat brioche bun

- 3 Geeks Fish Burger - fried fish fillet, lettuce, tomato, cheese, on a wheat brioche bun




Japanese Curry

Specialty Burgers:

- California Love - crab salad, mayo, cucumber, mixed greens, seaweed salad

- Green Planet - corn cake, mixed greens, tomato, Japanese sauce

- Teri the Slider - grilled chicken, mixed greens, tomato, Teriyaki sauce

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Afghani, Greek, and Mediterranean Cuisine

Specialty Burgers:

- Roaming Gypsy - Angus beef patty, red onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, our famous rose gold dressing, on a hamburger bun

- Lost Red Dragon - grilled chicken fillets, special spice mix, red onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, our famous rose gold dressing, on a hamburger bun

- The Mediterranean -  grilled falafel burger, red onions, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and our well known rose gold dressing, on a hamburger bun   (Vegan version available)

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Celtic-American Eatery

Specialty Burgers:

- Al Capone - grassfed beef patty, prosciutto, herbed mayo, arugula, fig jam, gorgonzola and mascarpone cheeses, on a brioche bun

- Honest Abe - Build your own burger - grassfed beef
patty on a brioche bun with your choice of toppings: lettuce, tomato, onions,  pickles

- Iron Mike - two grassfed beef patties, herbed mayo, bacon, arugula, sauteed onions, american cheese, on a brioche bun




Hawaiian Mexican Fusion

Specialty Burgers:

- Salmon Burger - salmon patty, caper pesto, salt n' pepper slaw, tomato, onion, avocado on a focaccia bun

- Locos Moco Burger - beef patty, egg, gravy, caramelized onion, pickled jalapeno, avocado on a crispy rice bun

- Cali to Hawaii Burger - kalbi burger, pineapple, avocado, kimchi queso sauce, fries, salt n' pepper slaw on a Kaiser roll



Specialty Burgers:

- Classic - Angus beef patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo

- Mini Bacon Cheese - Angus beef patty, apple smoked bacon, american cheese,  onion, special sauce

- Mini South Western - Angus beef patty, BBQ sauce, friend onion ring, jalapenos coleslaw, Swiss cheese

- Mini Mex Mex - Angus beef patty, sunny side up egg, chorizo, guacamole, special sauce, lettuce, tomato

- Mini Grilled Chicken (Buffalo or BBQ) - grilled chicken, coleslaw, Swiss cheese, tomato, pickles

- Mini Hawaiian - Angus beef patty, ham, Swiss cheese, pineapple, lettuce, tomato, Teriyaki sauce

- Mini Hongos - mushrooms, caramelized onion, pastrami, Swiss cheese, pickles



Specialty Burgers:

- Soul Bowl'z Burger - beef patty, beef hotlink, spicy maple aioli, fried chicken, on a sesame bun

- Hoagie Shrimp Burger - beef patty, cheesy shrimp, mayo, on a French roll

- Blue Cheese Burger - beef patty, blue cheese crumbles, crispy onions, on a sesame bun



Rice Bowls and More

Specialty Burgers:

- Soy Braised Pork - hoisen sauce, pickled cucumber, diakon, on a homemade steamed boa bun shaped into a hamburger bun

- Chicken Katsu - lemon aiolo, katsu sauce, pickled cucumber, diakon, on a homemade steamed boa bun shaped into a hamburger bun

- Korean Braised Short Rib - korean bbq, pickled cucumber, diakon, on a homemade steamed boa bun shaped into a hamburger bun


Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Specialty Burgers:

- Los Altos Beef Burger - beef patty, cheese, avocado, ham, pineapple, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, on a hamburger bun

- Los Altos Chicken Burger - grilled chicken, cheese, ham, lettuce, tomato, jalapeno, on a hamburger bun

- Los Altos Kids Burger - beef patty, cheese, on a hamburger bun




Aisian Fusion

Specialty Burgers:

- Wezy Burger - ribeye bulgogi, bean sprouts, cucumber kimchi, crispy sweet potatoes, pepper jack cheese, on a sesame bun

- Oh Boy Burger - crispy panko shrimp, apple salad, spicy mustard, on a sesame bun

- Plant-Based Burger - chef's seasonal vegetables served cripsy, caramelized mushrooms, toasted shallot, on a sesame bun



Filipino and Asian BBQ

Specialty Burgers:

- Shaka Burger: beef patty, lettuce, pineapple, bacon, on a sesame bun

- Lemongrass Burger - beef sirloin patty, lemongrass, spicy papaya slaw, on a sesame bun


We've got dessert too...

Special Thanks to:


Frozen Custard


The 2018 Burger Throwdown

The 2nd Annual Burger Throwdown was a cooking competition that pitted local celebrity teams against each other with the challenge of creating the most mouthwatering burger in just 1 hour. The only rule was... it's gotta be between 2 buns!


A 250 donation to the charity of the winner's choice

+ winner's name immortalized on the perpetual burger throwdown trophy


A Special Thanks to our Judges:

Phil Woodman (Big City Country Boy Food Truck) / Bill Sinodino (Dino’s Restaurant) / Salinna Grant (Campo di bocce)


And our Master of Ceremonies:

Brandon Sass


The Competitors:

Mike Gilfoy & Jacob Shannon (Fremont Police Department)

Cooking for Special Olympics of Northern California

Lily Mei & Fred Diaz (Mayor & City Manager of Fremont)

Cooking for Friends of Children with Special Needs

Ramsey Garza & Brian boos (Fremont Firefighters Local 1689)

Cooking for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Bob wieckowski & Sean Manalo (california state senator & senior district representative)

Cooking for Math Science Nucleus

The 2018 Winners:

Ramsey Garza & Brian Boos (Fremont Firefighters Local 1689)

The 2018 Burger Throwdown is Sponsored by:

The 2018 Music Line Up

In case you were wondering, we also provided the live entertainment...


BURGER THROWDOWN STAGE also had a lot goin' on:


Interested in playing at the 2019 Burger & Brew Fest or one of our other Fremont events? Contact Prime Time Entertainment directly at or (925) 449-1724 for more information.

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