Savvy beer drinkers appreciate a solid brew fest. Here are four of the best American beer festivals that should make your bucket list.
New Hampshire Brewfest
Enjoy great local beer while supporting the Prescott Park Arts Festival, Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB’s The Morning Buzz. This festival is a great event to enjoy some of the finest craft beer, great food and music, and it also supports good local causes. The event is held on the grounds of beautiful Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, formerly Redhook Ale Brewery. Prescott Park Arts Festival explains that the event just celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2018, so make sure to be there in 2019, and beyond!
Great American Beer Festival
As one of the most famous beer festivals in the world, the Great American Beer Festival is the true granddaddy of them all. Denver Microbrew Tour explains, Denver attracts visitors from all around the world, and the local brewery scene is a huge reason why. This event occurs every September at the Colorado Convention Center and features more than 800 breweries. This festival is quite large, and tickets can be hard to get, so be sure to plan this trip in advance so that you don’t get left holding an empty cup.
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer Experience
If you’re looking for a more upscale festival experience, the SAVOR event will check all of your boxes. This swanky festival is held in Washington, D.C., at the National Building Museum. Not only will guests enjoy pours from nearly 100 breweries, but they’ll also be given the opportunity to nosh on a variety of premium snacks such as oysters and fine cheese. The unique pairings will allow you to learn more about what foods complement your favorite types of beer.
Belgium Comes to Cooperstown
This annual summer beer festival combines a multitude of pleasures. Cooperstown Beverage Trail explains, in addition to some of the region’s best beer, the event also features live music and food. This festival celebrates the best Belgian beer on the planet, including exclusive Belgian imports as well as Belgian-inspired beers from the top domestic breweries. Held on the grounds of the impressive Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, this event will sell out quickly, so be sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible.
These four festivals all deliver a great time while exposing visitors to a variety of beer styles from some of the world’s best brewers. The only thing left to do is to sit back and enjoy your drink!
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