JAMES CITY-The popular Busch Gardens Bier Fest returns to the theme park starting Friday, July 30, enabling guests to sample more than 100 beers while enjoying the park.
Bier Fest, a celebration of Oktoberfest traditions, will run weekends from July 30-September 6.
As part of the festivities, Busch Gardens will feature a new Biergarten Reserve with live entertainment, specialty brews, and beer-infused bites. The Busch Gardens Bier Fest will also include brewery talks from local craft brewers, music from popular local bands, and fireworks.
More than 50 local and regional breweries will be on tap offering samples of a variety of beers from IPAs, stouts, porters, and lagers to sours and ciders. Featured local breweries include Alewerks Brewing Company, Billsburg Brewery, and The Virginia Beer Company from Williamsburg; Larry’s Lemonade, St. George Brewing Company, Bull Island Brewing Company, and Caiseal Beer and Spirits Company, all from Hampton; Tradition Brewing Company from Newport News; That Damn Mary Brewing Company from Hayes; and several other breweries from the Southside, Eastern Shore, and Richmond.
Festival-goers can also enjoy beer-infused snacks such as Beer Bang shrimp tossed in sweet and spicy chili IPA-infused garlic sauce at the Biergarten Reserve or a pub pretzel with Guinness pimento cheese from Grogan’s Pub.
For more information on Busch Gardens Bier Fest, click here.