2018 The Tappening Set for Dubuque on Saturday, June 9th!


The City of Dubuque will once again host The Tappening this summer. This year’s event will be on Saturday, June 9th from noon-4pm. Below is an early list of participating breweries; stay tuned for more breweries and hopefully a specific beer list as well. Click HERE for a link to the event and ticket information!

7 Hills Brewing


Bent River Brewing

Big Grove

Catfish Charlie’s

Confluence Brewing

Duber – Dubuque Bier Co.

FireTrucker Brewery

Franklin Street Brewing Co

Front Street Brewing

Galena Brewing Co

Generations Brewing Company

Iowa Brewing CO

Jubeck Brewery


Potosi Brewery

Prairie street Brewing Co.

Dubuque “The Tappening” is Happening Saturday June 10th!

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*Scott Birney is a creative mastermind!*

The City of Dubuque will once again play host to “The Tappening” this coming summer. Saturday June 10th is the day and the kickoff party for Dubuque’s River Festival event that features a list of bands.

The Tappening is a celebration of premier craft beers and their brew masters from around the State of Iowa and the tri-state area. Tap in for a day of live music, terrific beer vendors, and plenty of fun.

Located in the Port of Dubuque and on the banks of the Mississippi River, The Tappening serves as the kickoff party for Saturday night’s activities at America’s River Festival.

Here is confirmed so far with many more still to come!

  • Another Road Brewing
  • Backpocket
  • Baraboo Brewing
  • Barn Town Brewing
  • Bent River Brewing
  • Big Grove
  • Catfish Charlies
  • Confluence Brewing
  • Duber
  • FireTrucker Brewing
  • Front Street Brewing
  • Galena Brewing Co
  • Generations Brewing Co
  • Franklin Street Brewing
  • Iowa Brewing Co
  • Jubeck Brewing
  • Millstream
  • Mississippi River Distilling
  • Paradise Distilling
  • Potosi Brewing
  • River Ridge Brewing

More info can be found by clicking here. Stay tuned for more details as more brewery names are being added along with beers being offered.

Dubuque River Festival Brewfest Beer List

tshirtThis is just the first release on what will be available Saturday, June 13th in Dubuque. More updates will follow! The t-shirt pictured will be for sale as well. Hope to see everyone there!



-Jack knife

-Sling Shot

-Cane Blade


*Goose Island-



-Summer Ale


-Bourbon Co.


-Rye Saison

-Tangerine IPA

-Potosi Light

-Steamboat Shandy


-Pale Ale APA




-Hopvale Organic

-Great Northern Porter


-16 Bit


-8 Bit

-Buffalo Sweat

-Fruit Saison