Westport’s Strong Ale Fest returns for the 7th year on Saturday, November 11th, 1-5pm! Enjoy an afternoon of sampling over 70 8% ABV beers and above from over 30 American and International craft breweries. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 day of the event, must be 21 years of age with a valid ID at the gate. Each ticket is good for entry into the festival, a commemorative glass and unlimited beer sampling.┬áPurchase tickets here. Food will be available for purchase.


The festival theme this year is Gods of Greek Mythology. We encourage festival goers to dress in their best for a costume contest! We will have great prizes for the best dressed!

To gain entry into the festival festival goer must have a valid ticket. Designated drivers are encouraged, but will not be able to enter inside the festival grounds. There are many shops and restaurants in Westport and Midtown that are great for designated drivers to check out while waiting for the end of the festival. We also encourage festival goers to use Uber as transportation to and from the festival.

Rain or shine. No pets, no outside alcohol. Beer KC reserves the right to refuse service at any time. All sales are final.

This is a benefit fund raiser for AIDS Walk Kansas City.

Participating breweries:

2nd Shift Brewing
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Ballast Point Brewing
Bell’s Brewery
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Cinder Block Brewery
COOP Ale Works
Defiance Brewing
Deschutes Brewery
Dogfish Head
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Founders Brewing Co.
Free State Brewing Co.
Green Flash Brewing
Kansas City Bier Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Martin City Brewing Co.
McCoy’s Public House
Mother’s Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
New Holland Brewing Co.
Odell Brewing Co.
Perennial Artisan Ales
Samuel Adams
Schlafly Beer
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Stockyards Brewery
Torn Label Brewing Co.
Uinta Brewing Co.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
Walnut River Brewing