The 181st Oktoberfest will be held on Theresienwiese in the center of Munich. This is the original Oktoberfest, and the world's largest and most famous beer festival. Need we say more?
2-4: Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO
The Brewers Association presents the 32nd annual Great American Beer Festival, which will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This three-day event, which is the nation's beer premier festival and competition, will feature more than 2,400 beers from over 620 breweries from throughout the country. In addition to beer sampling, the festival will include "farm to table" and "brewer's studio" pavilions, cooking and homebrewing demonstrations, an educational program, and appearances by beer writers. The festival includes a judged competition that attracts around 4,800 beers from over 725 breweries, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded in more than 135 categories.
4: Brownsville Beer Fest, Brownsville, TX
The second annual Brownsville Beer Fest will be held at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion in Dean Potter Park. This evening event will feature more than 200 domestic and imported beers, served at the longest wooden bar in Texas. There will also be live music and food samples from local restaurants. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. The festival benefits the Gladys Porter Zoo, Children's Museum Of Brownsville, and other local charities.
4-5: Texas Beer Camp, Princeton, TX
Texas Beer Camp, LLC, presents Texas Beer Camp 2014, which will be held on private property outside Princeton. This two-day event brings together beer lovers, craft brewers, and homebrewers to share their beer and knowledge. Several local bands will perform. Admission is free, but participants must obtain tickets (attendance is limited) and to bring food, water, and camping equipment.