The Capital Ale House National Beer Expo at the Convention Center July 16-18 is one of the best beer events in the entire country. With tastings and tours and tastings and food and more tastings there's so much going on that every beer fan will have an amazing weekend. Here are the top 5 reasons to buy tickets for the National Beer Expo now!



1. The Beer

The National Beer Expo is huge. Huge! With over 170 craft beers in the Convention Center, there's going to be something for every hophead at the exhibition.




2. Local Beers

All your local favorites are going to be at the Expo: Ardent, Center of the Universe, Hardywood, Isley, Legend, Strangeways, Triple Crossing and, of course, our new neighbors, Stone.




3. National Favorites

The National Beer Expo exhibitor list is a who's who of heavy hitters in craft beer. Here's who you'll be able to see at the expo: Allagash, Bell's, Boulevard, Devil's Backbone, Dogfish Head, Lefthand, Ommengang, Victory and on and on and on.




4. Food

You're gonna need some food after all that tasting. There will be all kinds of food vendors on hand to help balance out all the beer.




5. Trading!

Looking for that rare Hardywood release you missed this winter? Trade that Pliny the Elder you've been hoarding for forever and get the beer you're looking for! Trade beers can't be opened on the Expo floor, but there will be more than enough beer for you to taste once you're done trading.