FlipKey Unveils Top Ten Summer Beer Festivals

Leading vacation rental website taps into the top beer festivals for summer sampling

BOSTON, May 22, 2013 – FlipKey.com, a leading vacation rental marketplace, today revealed the top ten summer beer festivals for thirsty travelers. From drinking beer in the outfield of Raley Field in Sacramento to hopping on a LaZoom bus comedy and beer tour during Asheville Beer Week, these festivals offer good beer and good times to the locals and tourists who travel to sample regional offerings and nation-wide favorite brews.

The top ten summer beer festivals include:

Asheville Beer Week, Asheville, North Carolina May 25-June 1: Rightly named, “Beer City USA”, Asheville is hosting their second annual beer festival. The festival kicks off with tastings from 50 home brewers and a party at Asheville Brewing Company. The festival also features the LaZoom bus, where beer lovers can enjoy a comedy and beer tour around Asheville.

Philly Beer Week, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 31-June 9: Mayor Michael Nutter kicks off the festivities by using the “Hammer of Glory” to open up a keg of Brotherly Suds 4, the 2013 collaborative beer for the event. The week offers a look into the essence of Philadelphia and leaves beer aficionados with a taste of beer culture and history.

American Craft Beer Fest, Boston, Massachusetts May 31-June 1: Taking place at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center, this festival offers over 600 craft beers from over 135 breweries. Hosted by Beer Advocate, a leading craft beer resource, and Harpoon Brewery, this festival is a great place to celebrate your love for craft beer.

Great Northern Beer Festival, Eagle River, Wisconsin June 8: This classic North Country beer bash takes place in the fresh air at Hi-Pines Campground in northern Wisconsin. There is more than enough room for tents and RVs at the festival site, so those who indulge in the festival’s foamy offerings do not have to travel far for a good night sleep. Stay in the area for the weekend to enjoy the best of the Midwest.

Raley Field Brewfest, Sacramento, California June 7: Presented by Wing Stop and the Northern California Brewer’s Guild, this brewfest allows attendees to drink their fill on the outfield of Raley Field, home of the Sacramento River Cats. There will be over 60 beer vendors, food, and live music for a one-of-a-kind ballpark experience.

Snowmass Mammoth Fest, Snowmass, Colorado June 7- June 8: Snowmass Mammoth Fest is different from other beer festivals because it puts just as much emphasis on its live music as it does on its beer. There are also chili cook-offs and microbrew taste-offs. Travelers have the option to camp over night or stay in the world-famous ski town.

Vermont Brewer’s Festival, Burlington, Vermont July 19-July 20: One of the longest-running craft beer festivals in the East, Vermont Brewer’s Festival is a unique experience. The invitation-only beer festival features over 35 breweries. Brewers pride themselves on creating some of the best beer-food pairings, taking advantage of the best snack food Vermont has to offer.

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, Oregon July 24-July 28: Considered one of the premier beer festivals in the world, this festival includes over 80 craft breweries and 20 different styles of handcrafted beer. Live tunes, fun beer demonstrations, and an eclectic array of food come together to create the ultimate beer fest.

San Diego Festival of Beer, San Diego, California September 20: San Diego is considered one of the best beer towns in the country so their beer festival promises to live up to that reputation. The festival takes place on the streets of Columbia and B and offers live music and over 60 different breweries. The first 3,000 attendees will receive a complimentary tasting mug and wine is available for purchase by the glass for guests who are not beer aficionados.

Fremont Oktoberfest, Seattle, Washington September 20-September 22: Right at the end of summer, the Fremont Oktoberfest is a prelude for those who cannot make it to Munich Oktoberfest. In addition to hours of live music, the festival offers over 80 microbrews, German Beers, and over 40 breweries featuring their favored brews for the coming fall. This Oktoberfest ends with a 5k and Street Scramble on the last day to help beer lovers run off the suds.

FlipKey features over 200,000 vacation homes around the world equipped for any beer lover, ranging from an old doctor’s house right near the heart of Oktoberfest in Germany to a more local apartment above the owner’s pub with free access to their beer garden. To find a vacation rental near one of these summer beer festivals, visit us at www.flipkey.com.

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