There’s no shortage of beer festivals in the US, but there has been a glaring, almost criminal, lack of Harry Potter-themed beer festivals. That’s about to change. Rock Star Beer Festivals is organizing a series of events dedicated to consuming our favorite alcoholic beverages in an environment designed to look like the world of Harry Potter. Venues will be decorated like the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, and Hogwarts’ Great Hall. Each location will serve alcoholic butterbeer as well as more than 20 different winter, pumpkin, and holiday ales. Naturally, there will be plenty of photo ops so all of your Instagram followers can be made sufficiently jealous.
According to the Facebook page for the Portland, Oregon event, the city will “transform the historic Castaway in Downtown Portland into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter complete with Hogwarts Great Hall, Diagon Alley, and the Leaky Cauldron…there will be a Hagrid photo op, plenty of characters, food from Mac Shack, and live music from the Slytherin Sisters and DJ Dumbledore.”
Rock Star Beer Festivals is organizing 11 total events in all, starting in Portland, Oregon, on February 1 (with additional dates on February 15 and 16). The following Beery Potter events are in Las Vegas (February 2), Denver (February 9 and 23), Phoenix (March 9), Seattle (March 15 and 16), Indianapolis (March 23), and Louisville (March 30). Festival details and where to purchase tickets can be found in the events section of Rock Star Beer Festivals Facebook page.