October 1, 2016
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
$20 in advance; $30 at the door
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Euro Beer and Sausage Festival
WHO IS READY for the very first Tysons Biergarten EURO FEST!
Beer is one of the world's oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC, when cereal was first farmed. Beer was spread through Europe by Germanic and Celtic tribes as far back as 3000 BC, and it was mainly brewed on a domestic scale. The product that the early Europeans drank might not be recognised as beer by most people today. Alongside the basic starch source, the early European beers might contain fruits, honey, numerous types of plants, spices and other substances such as narcotic herbs. What they did not contain was hops, as that was a later addition, first mentioned in Europe around 822 by a Carolingian Abbot and again in 1067 by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen.
In 1516, William IV, Duke of Bavaria, adopted the Reinheitsgebot (purity law), perhaps the oldest food-quality regulation still in use in the 21st century, according to which the only allowed ingredients of beer are water, hops and barley-malt. Beer produced before the Industrial Revolution continued to be made and sold on a domestic scale, although by the 7th century AD, beer was also being produced and sold by European monasteries.
Beer would not be as delicious and as great as it is if it wasnt for its European influence! In fact the oldest still-operating brewery in the world (1040) is a brewery called Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, i.e. it is owned by the State of Bavaria) and is proudly served here at Tysons Biergarten. Join us on Saturday October 1st as we showcase 25 top shelf beers from Germany, Belgium and Austria! Come meet representatives from each brewery, learn about the breweries, beers and take home some awesome gifts. Like always, our festivals will be filled with games, live music, contests and loads of prizes.
***** Just like our craft beer festival we will have brewery reps here with our jockey boxes pouring beers that we usually do not carry. ******
CONTESTS, CONTESTS, CONTESTS! How would you like FREE sausages for a year? Are you a creative chef? Get a chance to show off your culinary abilities in creating the best sausage w/toppings. Hofmann Sausage Company is giving away a prize package of FREE Hofmann products for a year to the winner of this contest. Sign up day of event to participate. Judging will be based on presentation, creativity, and taste!
★25 Amazing Eurpean beers
★Meet and greet with German, Austrian & Belgium beer reps
★Free gifts from Germany
★Contests + Prizes
★15 different types of amazing European Style Sausages
★Swag give aways★
★Stein contest ★
★Dog Freindly (ask for treats or a water bowl)
★Kid Friendly ( playground available )
& MUCH MORE!
➳Online: $20 Ticket includes 10 tasting tickets, ability to purchase $1 tasting tickets & color changing souviner cup
➳At the Door: $30 ticket includes 15 tasting tickets, ability to purchase $1 tasting tickets & color changing souvenir cup