A little background for those of you who’s only knowledge of Oktoberfest is giant tents somewhere in Germany filled with tourists swilling beer from giant steins, the history and style of Oktoberfest is significantly more than that.
The Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs California hosted it's 3rd annual "Craft Beer Weekend." Over the course of two days, the Ace hosted a beer dinner (Friday night) and a beer festival complete with live music (Saturday.) We have never stayed at the Ace Hotel before and it was a great experience to be a part.
When is a Craft Brew Festival more of a Craft Brewers Festival? When volunteers are used to serve all their delicious refreshments and the brewers are able to meander about the crowd tasting each other’s creations and chatting with the patrons.
BierBuzz© would like to wish everyone a happy Belgian Independence Day! Enjoy your favorite Belgian, or Belgian inspired beer today. July 21st marks Belgian National Day, a day celebrated for the enactment of the new Belgian Constitution and Belgium's first king Leopold I.