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Sip in Springtime with Three Upcoming April Beer Festivals

April 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM | by | ()

At least according to the calendar we’ve officially made it through the winter, and now that April is here it’s time to move the beer festivals outdoors. The lagers, ales, and everything in between have been rolled into parks, squares, and plazas across the country. So pick a festival and raise a glass to the season at these three beer festivals—cheers!

Los Angeles Beer Festival

Start figuring out what you and your friends are doing this weekend, as it’s already time for the Los Angeles Beer Festival. Things are scheduled to start flowing on April 6, and there are a couple sessions from which to choose. Stuff takes place at Paramount Studios, and it’s $40 per person for the afternoon session as well as the evening session—the latter runs between 5pm and 8pm.

Local and international beers will be on tap, there will be plenty of food from trucks, and there’s even music to keep you motivated as you work through unlimited samples and sips. Angel City Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Lost Coast Brewery are just some of the breweries scheduled to be in attendance, so you know this is going to be a good time.

World Beer Festival Raleigh

The folks from All About Beer Magazine run a couple of beer festivals each and every year, and it’s already time for the one in Raleigh, North Carolina to do its thing. It all takes place at Moore Square in the downtown area on April 13, and all you have to do is pick your preferred session. There’s plenty on tap between 12pm and 4pm as well as between 6pm and 10pm.

Admission is $45 for either session, and that’ll get you a souvenir cup, unlimited beer samples, nonalcoholic beverages, and all the entertainment you can handle. Food vendors will be on hand as well for when you get the beer munchies, and that’s only a matter of time thanks to the offerings from local breweries like Carolina Brewing Company, Boone Brewing Company, and Raleigh Brewing Company.

Memphis Brewfest

Rounding out this month’s fun and festivities is the beer event taking place over in Memphis, as the city’s Brewfest is scheduled to start the sudsy stuff on April 27, 2013 between 4pm and 7:30pm. Stouts, lagers, and ales will be in attendance, so be sure to stop and smell the Yazoo Pale Ale, Lucky Bucket IPA, and BBC Darkstar Porter.

This year’s festival does its thing outdoors in the courtyard of AutoZone Park—at the corner of Third Street and Union Avenue. Tickets will set you back $38 in advance, but after April 20 they’ll cost you $41. All the beers that you care to sample are included in your admission, but just be sure to bring a little extra cash in case you are hungry for a snack.

[Photo: lpolinsky]

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