SJ Broofest: A Nightmare on Alma Street at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium


From the folks who brought us the Bacon and Beer Classic comes their latest beery endeavor – a Halloween beer festival titled San Jose Broofest: A Nightmare on Alma Street.

The event takes place on two days – Friday evening, Oct. 28 (8pm-11pm) and Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29 (1pm – 4pm) – at San Jose’s Municipal Stadium (588 E. Alma Ave.).

Municipal Stadium was also the setting for two of the three previous Bacon and Beer Classics held in the South Bay (the most recent being  Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara).

Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and the Bacon and Beer Classic, says of the Broofest launch in San Jose. “What better way to celebrate Halloween than with craft beer? We will have something for everyone: refreshing brews, delicious food, games, music, costumes, and more. I can’t wait to be back in San Jose…”

San Jose Broofest will feature 80+ craft beers, including offerings from local breweries Santa Clara Valley Brewing and Strike Brewing Company.

Participating “Broories” include:

  • Alaskan Brewing
  • Almanac
  • Anchor
  • Avery
  • Ballast Point
  • Bear Republic
  • Calicraft
  • Drake’s
  • Firestone Walker
  • Founders
  • Green Flash
  • Hangar 24
  • Hard Frescos
  • High Water
  • Hop Valley Brewing
  • Knee Deep
  • Leinenkugel’s
  • Lost Coast
  • Magnolia
  • Mendocino Brewing
  • Mother Earth Brew Co.
  • Ninkasi
  • Oskar Blues
  • Saint Archer
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Sonoma Springs
  • South City Ciderworks
  • Stone
  • Strike
  • T.W. Pitchers’ Brewing
  • Wildcide Hard Cider

Tickets start from $45 and include several tiered ticketing options:

  • General Admission (event entry for the 3 hours of beer tasting)
  • Early Access (half-hour earlier entry)
  • VIP (one-hour earlier entry plus exclusive treats)

All ticket holders receive a complimentary souvenir tasting glass good for unlimited beer tasting and have access to a game area, photo booth, and to myriads of contests and activities, including bobbing for apples, face painting, hunting for hidden treats, costume contest (naturally) and more.

Food options – sold separately – include deep-fried PBJs, pulled pork sliders, carne asada tacos, garlic fries, Italian sausages, corn dogs and more.

For more information about San Jose Broofest and to purchase tickets, visit

Cannonball Productions is committed to fostering a sense of community in every host city and will donate a portion of proceeds to the local non-profit organization One Brick.