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Busch Gardens Williamsburg toasts the end of summer with Bier Fest

by Susan and Simon Veness

Busch Gardens Bier Fest says a refreshing “goodbye” to summer with 125 brews and beer-infused bites each Friday-Sunday, plus Labor Day, from August 12-September 5, 2022.

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Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

Toast the park’s Oktoberfest vibe and craft brew scene as 69 breweries from around the world offer 125 beers, including 33 from the Old Dominion brewing company.

Among the craft brewers who will be present at the festival are:

  • Alewerks Brewing Company in Williamsburg
  • Billsburg Brewery based in Williamsburg
  • Virginia Beer Co. in Williamsburg
  • Wasserhund Brewing from Virginia Beach
  • Callaway’s Chaos Mountain Brewing from Callaway, Va.
  • Hoegaarden Brewery based in Belgium
  • Hofbräuhaus München from Munich, Germany

Signature cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available, and guests can enjoy beer-infused recipes such as beer battered shrimp and an impressive giant pretzel.

Live entertainment keeps the party going, provided by local bands that include Cornbread, Kevin MaC & The Homies, Forest Hill Band, Morgan Lyndsey Band, and Martin & Kelly.

Learn more about the secrets behind craft beer brewing during talks with local brewers, and experience the park’s new Pantheon roller coaster, eight more coasters, and the park’s other rides and attractions during the beer-based bash.

Guests can purchase a Bier Fest Sampler Lanyard to sip and sample their way around the festival. Lanyards are $40 (plus tax) for a 10-sample punch card. Only those ages 21 and up can purchase alcoholic beverages.

For more information visit BuschGardensWilliamsburg.com.

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