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Top Ten Beer Festivals

Gatherings and drinking to celebrate good times is a tradition that precedes biblical history and carries on to this day. Once you have made your plans on a designated driver, here are some of the biggest beer fests of the world, which enjoy an international appeal unmatched of any other type of refreshment in the world.

Gatherings and drinking to celebrate good times is a tradition that precedes biblical history and carries on to this day. Once you have made your plans on a designated driver, here are some of the biggest beer fests of the world, which enjoy an international appeal unmatched of any other type of refreshment in the world.

1. Oktoberfest brings in more than 450 million euros and millions of visitors to Germany every year to celebrate the harvest. As made tribute to in countless films and documentaries, the German’s host all of the world’s beer lovers each and every year.

2. Denver, Colorado hosts one of the biggest beer fests in the United States during the Great American Beer Festival. Over 100 judges taste over 1,600 different beers that are all American crafted. Gold, silver and bronze medals in 69 beer-style categories are awarded, and visitors can sample a wide variety of blends.

3. Vermont’s Brewers Festival is said to be the longest running outdoor festival of beer in the United States. Vermont is home to more breweries per square mile than any other state. This festival presents a wide range of offerings, including traditional lagers, ales, and more odd products like fruit beers, novelties, and colorful beers.

4. In the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Brewers Festival presents 73 brands from 18 states across the nation. IPAs were the most successful brand at last year’s event from taste testing.

5. Minor League Baseball has made Thirsty Thursdays a tradition across the United States. Growing up through the Stockton Ports system, baseball games were popular events for enjoying beer and baseball, and designated drivers. Many parks offer brews for one or two dollars on promotional nights and enjoy large crowds and America’s pastime altogether on summer evenings.

6. Raleigh, North Carolina’s World Beer Festival puts many domestic and foreign brands to the test in head to head competitions.

7. In San Francisco, California, the Bay Area presents Annual Toronado Barley Wine Festivals which introduce new varieties in barley wines and other creative brews.

8. The Fresh Hop Festival in Yakima, Washington, takes place every September. Visitors and judges vote with their taste buds and award individual nominees with awards.

9. The Classic Brew Fest in Athens, Georgia celebrates details that create strong blends, for serious tasters only.

10. The Philly Craft Beer Festival in Philadelphia boasts 50 Breweries and over 120 beers during this event. Many visitors enjoy the gamesmanship and competition between different regional brewers.

There are many places and events for you to sample, have your own beer summit like our President, or just enjoy your evenings. Whatever you choose, be sure to drink responsibly, not matter what the season, and always enlist a designated driver. Enjoy fall and be good to each other.

 

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