When you say the term “beer festival” usually dirndl-clad bosomy waitresses carrying frothy overflowing steins at an Oktoberfest comes to mind. However, as the popularity of microbreweries is spreading in the US, reasons to come and taste are as prevalent as wine tastings in other parts of the town.
Today, March 7, the Beer Advocate reports there are beer festivals in Passadena and Ladera Ranch, California; Philadephia, Exton and Horsham, Pennsylvania; Westland, Michigan; Indiannapolis; Farmingdale and Brooklyn, New York; Baltimore; Nailua-Kona, Hawaii; and Constant Spring, Georgia. The list goes on with over 24 events in 15 cities listed on the Beeradvocate website just for today!!!
One event, the Tröegs Beer Dinner in Raynham, Massachusetts, offers a 5 course meal, pairing a beer with each, for $35.
Other festivals later in the year include Raleigh, North Carolina on April 14 and Durham, North Carolina on October 6.
The point to all this? When you plan a trip to any location, remember to look up what fairs and festivals are planned.
Vice versa, pick an interest of yours, determine when a festival is scheduled for a location you want to visit, and get your custom trip planned!!!