Listermann Brewing Co. in Cincinnati is hosting a Cincinnati-only beer festival on July 27 featuring low-alcohol and session beers. Volksfest will include beers only from local breweries. The word Volk in German means people, and local brewers are joining together "once again to show our customers just how much they mean to us," Listermann said in a news release.
The following breweries are participating: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Moerlein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, MadTree, Cellar Dweller, Wiedemann, Quaff Bros., Rhinegeist, Triple Digit and Listermann. Some of the brewers are making exclusive beers for the event, which also will include live music and food vendors.
Volksfest is free to attend, but you have to pay for what you drink and eat. The event begins with kegs and eggs in the Listermann tasting room at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The ceremonial keg tapping of the Listermann Volksfest Lager will be at 4 p.m.
Listermann teamed up with the German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati to host the event. The group will bring an authentic German feel to the festival, Listermann said.
Like the Oktoberfest and Starkbier Fest previously held at Listermann, Volksfest is family and dog friendly. For more details, click here.