Atlanta’s German Bierfest To Celebrate 10th Anniversary This Saturday

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

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Atlanta’s German Bierfest, which started out with a much smaller crowd of 150 guests and 16 German beers in 2003, is ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary on August 24, from 2-7pm, in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park.  The crowds have grown substantially since the first celebration, as well as the number of German beers, but the idea has stayed the same; a day dedicated to enjoy German beer, food, and music.

Atlanta Bierfest 02If you think this is just another German Oktoberfest-style event, think again.  German Bierfest is one of the few events around the country every year where you can explore a wide selection of the many great German beers on the market.  Thousands of beer enthusiasts can sample many of the almost 50 beers being served and may just find a new favorite.  Some of the beers you’ll get to try this year include offerings by Hacker Pschorr, Krombacher, Lammsbräu, Bitburger, Spaten, and more lesser known varieties.

Of course there is more to Bierfest than beer alone.  Atlanta’s German Bierfest is touted as being family-friendly with activities for all ages, including a dedicated kid’s zone and a variety of sports, and there will also be plenty of German food and live German music.

Advance tickets are still on sale for $40 and includes all the beer you can safely consume and a commemorative Bierfest sampling glass.  Tickets will be $5 more if bought on-site the day of the event.  If you want to just show up for the German food and music, there are designated driver tickets available for free if you order in advance or $10 at the door, but that means no sampling of the beer.

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We’ve seen nothing but praise for the Atlanta Bierfest every year, and if you are in the area this Saturday, why not get out and enjoy some great German culture and beer?  There is easy access to Woodruff Park from the Five Points MARTA station and affordable parking nearby.  To see a complete listing of the beers being served this year and to order your tickets, head on over to the Atlanta Bierfest website.

 

Sources: Atlanta Bierfest
Photos: GACC via Picasa

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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