Last year Bonnaroo celebrated its 10th anniversary. This year the Tennessee music festival will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Broo'ers Festival.
The Broo'ers Festival features breweries from all over the U.S. This year 21 breweries will be under one tent, giving festival goers a chance to enjoy familiar favorites as well as taste delicious new ones.
Facing the Which Stage, the Broo'ers festival tent will feature picnic tables and hay barrels to hang out and enjoy your beer experience.
This year Bonnaroo will be welcoming the following breweries:
Abita Brewing Co. (Albita Springs, LA)
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Asheville Brewing Co. (Asheville, NC)
Big River Brewing Co. (Chattanooga, TN)
Bluegrass Brewing Co. (Louisville, KY)
Blue Moon (Golden, CO)
Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
Crispin Cider (Minneapolis, MN)
Clown Shoes Brewing Co. (Ipswich, MA)
Elysian Brewing (Seattle, WA)
Good People Brewery (Birmingham, AL)
Highlands Brewing Co. (Asheville, NC)
Jacob Leinenkugels (Chippew Falls, WI)
Magic Hat (South Burlington, VT)
North Coast Brewing Co. (Fort Bragg, CA)
Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, MO)
Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA) returning with its Bonnaroo Brew
Starr Hill Brewery (Crozet, VA)
Sweetwater Brewing Co. (Atlanta, GA)
Terrapin (Athens, GA)
Woodchuck Cider (Middlebury, VT)
Yazoo Brewing Co. (Nashville, TN)
Besides the Broo'ers Festival, Bonnaroo will also feature their Broo'ers University program. The Broo'ers University program offers festival attendees classes and discussions on the art and awesomeness of beer. Bonnaroo's site explains that within the program, those that choose to attend will learn about making different styles of beer and cider, creating complex drinks with beer as the main ingredient, and how to pair beer with certain foods among many other topics.
Examples of seminars and discussions being held this year include:
Hops 101 by Sierra Nevada
Dress Up, Not Down, - A discussion about complex drinks made from beer with Brooklyn Brewery.
The Art of drinking at Bonnaroo, What Beers and When by Yazoo
Craft Munchies, Pairing Comfort Foods With Great Beer by Schlafly
Bonnaroo's 700-acre farm in Manchester, TN will be home to tens of thousands of fans for four days, Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10. Thirteen stages will feature 125 live performances and over 20 comedy acts.