Volksfest -- a two-day beer festival showcasing Cincinnati-area brews -- returns to Listermann Brewing Co. on Aug. 1 and 2. The annual event focuses on low-alcohol and session beers.
"The word Volk in German means people, and Cincy’s brewers have decided to come together once again to show our customers just how much they mean to us," the brewery said in a news release today. (July 11)
The festival will feature: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian Moerlein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, MadTree, Cellar Dweller, Widemann, Quaff Bros., Rhinegeist, Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith, Eight Ball and Listermann. Some of the breweries will make beer exclusively for the event.
There also will be live music and food vendors.
The festival is free to attend. People just pay for what they eat and drink. It runs from 5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 1 and noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 2.
Listermann also is teaming up with Cincideutsch to host the event. The group will bring an authentic German feel to the festival, as well as booths, banners and parades to talk about their respective clubs, the brewery said.
The ceremonial keg tapping of Listermann Volksfest Lager will be held at 4 p.m. Like the Oktoberfest and Starkbier Fest, the festival is family and dog friendly.