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World's Beer Festivals You Should Not Miss

Travelers Today       By    Mark James

Updated: Jan 11, 2017 02:30 AM EST

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Oktoberfest is not the only popuSANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A Russian River Brewing Company customer takes a sip of the newly released Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev.
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Germany's Oktoberfest has been known to be the most popular beer festival in the world for decades. However, what many people don't know is that they don't have to go to Germany just to enjoy festive celebrations of the world's most popular drink - beer.

According to a report from Paste Magazine, one popular beer festival that no one should miss is the Great American Beer Festival which has been established in 1982. One of the most popular beer festivals in the United States, it is a celebration of thousands of different varieties of beer from more than 800s breweries across the fifty states. It is usually celebrated every October in the Colorado Convention Center.

Another part of Europe that also celebrates their own, unique flavors of ale and craft beer would be the Great British Beer Festival. Usually celebrated in August of every year, this beer festival is as crazy as it can get. It is one of the biggest celebrations of beer in Europe just before the Oktoberfest of Germany. Better make sure you reserve a ticket early through their website as it can get easily sold out. A week-long event, it is a celebration of locally brewed beer with a secret, special twists.

Although it is more common for Canadians to love their Scotch, the Great White North is also a great place to celebrate beer. Their festival known as the Mondial de la Biere is a free-for-all event that recognizes all the best beers in the world, as reported by Buzzfeed. They hold tastings and competitions in this Canadian beer festival.

Of course, Asia is also home to their own celebrations of the Oktoberfest. But some countries, like China, can pretty much party in their own right. In China, they have their own 21-day beer festival known as the Qingdao Beer Festival which is held every August of the year. This is probably one of the longest beer festivals in Asia.

Beer has been a famous beverage for centuries. Each country has its own special ingredient, secret recipe and special brewing techniques that make each beer have a unique flavor. It's just a matter of where you are in the world to celebrate it.

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