Busch Gardens Bier Fest 2017: More Virginia Brews than ever Before

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Raise a glass to toast the autumn season with a variety of craft beers from around the world at Busch Gardens Bier Fest 2017. More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at this third annual event.

Along with all of the global selections, more than twice as many Virginia breweries have been added to Bier Fest, which begins on Friday, September 1, 2017 and runs for eight days over three weekends – Sept. 1-4, 9-10 and 16-17.

Friendly Oktoberfest bartenders

Virginia Breweries at Bier Fest 2017

  • Alewerks Brewing Co.
  • Apocalypse Ale Works
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co.
  • Bold Rock
  • Bull Island Brewing Co.
  • Buskey Cider
  • Center of the Universe Brewing Co.
  • Coelacanth brewing
  • Commonwealth Brewing Co.
  • Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Larry’s Hard Lemonade
  • Midnight Brewery
  • O’Connor Brewing Co.
  • Oozlefinch Craft Brewery
  • Port City Brewing
  • Smartmouth Brewing Co.
  • St. George Brewing Co.
  • Starr Hill Brewery
  • Stone Brewing
  • The Virginia Beer Co.
  • Tradition Brewing Co.
  • Trapezium Brewing Co.
  • Wasserhund brewing Co.
  • Wild Wolf Brewing Co.

Frozen beer selections like Larry’s Hard Lemonade, Angry Orchard Cider and Magners Cherry Cider will also be available. There will be three locations to purchase brews – England, Ireland and Oktoberfest villages.

Stay tuned in the event that more breweries are added.

Jagerschnitzel on a skewer

You can’t have all of that beer without authentic German food to go along with it. This year’s selections include past favorites such as roasted turkey legs and beer-battered bratwurst as well as new items like a giant pretzel with bacon salt known as the Riesenbrezel.

Check out a previous Busch Gardens Bier Fest.

Traditional lebkuchen (gingerbread) Oktoberfest cookies

Bier Fest 2017 Events

  • Join the park for the tapping of the Firkin Keg each day at 11:30 a.m. at the Bier Garden Stage in the Oktoberfest Village.
  • Visit the Brauhaus Craft Bier Room or Grogan’s Pub for a brewery talk. Talks will take place throughout the eight-day event.

For more information, please visit buschgardens.com/bierfest.

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