Leaving City Hall: Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival relocates to SoWa Power Station


The upcoming Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival has increased its power. No, really.

The annual suds n’ buds fest has announced a last-minute relocation of its September 22 and 23 event to the South End’s SoWa Power Station on Harrison Avenue in Boston, ending a one-year run at City Hall Plaza. Copenhagen enlists 53 international and domestic breweries, is co-produced by Denmark-based microbrewery Mikkeller and Boston Calling Events, and will feature live music from The Tremolo Beer Gut, Tigerman WOAH, These Wild Plains, and Hayley Thompson-King.

“We fell in love with the Sowa Power Station years ago when we were scouting venues, but the venue was unavailable at the time,” says Brian Appel, co-founder of Boston Calling Events, in a statement. As it just recently became available, we felt it was the best possible choice for the festival’s overall atmosphere and the ticketholder’s enjoyment. The Power Station’s charm and intimacy is reminiscent of our partner’s venue for Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, one of the most popular and respected beer gatherings in the entire world. It has this incredible character and historic architecture; we could not be more pleased to call it the festival’s new home.”

Appel’s Boston Calling Music Festival also left City Hall Plaza after its 2016 fest, relocating to a new home this past May at the Harvard Athletic Complex.

Tickets run from $65 from a general admission session to $250 for a three-session VIP package. Get detailed information on the fest’s schedule, pricing, and availability here. Below is the Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival’s brewery lineup ( those marked with an asterisk denote a brewer new to this year’s festival):

2017 Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival Lineup:
18th Street Brewery (Gary, Indiana)
3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, Indiana)
Abnormal Beer Co. (San Diego, California)*
Alefarm (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Amager Bryghus (Kastrup, Denmark)
Angry Chair Brewing (Tampa, Florida)
Arizona Wilderness (Gilbert, Arizona)
B. Nektar Meadery (Ferndale, Michigan)
Bagby Beer Company (Oceanside, California)
Beavertown Brewery (London, England)
Bokkereyder (Hasselt, Belgium)
Boneyard Beer (Bend, Oregon)
Bottle Logic (Anaheim, California)*
Brekeriet (Landskrona, Sweden)
Brewski (Helsingborg, Sweden)
Bull Frog (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)*
Cloudwater Brew Co. (Manchester, England)*
Creature Comfort (Athens, Georgia)*
Crooked Stave (Denver, Colorado)
Cycle Brewing (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Exhibit ‘A’, (Framingham, Massachusetts)*
Firestone Walker (Paso Robles, California)
Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton, North Carolina)
Frederiksdal Kirsebærvin (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Funky Buddha (Oakland Park, Florida)*
Half Acre Beer Co. (Chicago, Illinois)
Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas)
Kane Brewing (Ocean, New Jersey)*
Kent Falls Brewing Co (Kent, Connecticut)*
Lervig Aktiebryggeri (Stavanger, Norway)
Lord Hobo Brewing Co. (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Mikkeller (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Mikkeller SD (San Diego, California)
Modern Times (San Diego, California)
Night Shift (Everett, Massachusetts)*
Omnipollo (Stockholm, Sweden)
Örebro Brygghus AB (Örebro, Sweden)*
Other Half (Brooklyn, New York)*
Oxbow Brewing Company (Newcastle, Maine)
Samuel Adams (Boston, Massachusetts)
7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin, Florida)
Slim Pickens (Tampa, Florida)*
Stigbergets (Göteborg, Sweden)*
Stillwater Artisinal (Baltimore, Maryland)
Superstition Meadery (Prescott, Arizona)
To Øl / Brus (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Tired Hands (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
Threes Brewing Co. (Brooklyn, NY)*
The Veil Brewing Co. (Richmond, Virginia)*
Transient Artisan Ales (Bridgman, Michigan)*
Trillium (Boston, Massachusetts)
Warpigs (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Voodoo Brewing (Homestead, Pennsylvania)*

Featured photo courtesy of SoWa Boston.