There will be lederhosen.

bierfest logoGerman Bierfest Atlanta returns for a 14th year of suds and sausages on Aug. 26 at Woodruff Park downtown, offering a mix of authentic food, drink and and music.

Festgoers receive a commemorative glass for unlimited samples of more than 35 German beers. Metro restaurants and food vendors will be on-site with bratwurst, käsepätzle (a traditional noodle dish), pretzels, sauerkraut and schnitzel. The event, which begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., includes live music and hands-on sports and games.

bierfest lederhosenTickets ($35 in advance, $40 day of event) include admission, a sampling glass you can keep and all the beer you can safely consume, emphasis on safely consume. Designated-driver tickets ($10) include admission and unlimited soft drinks and water. Details, tickets HERE. Watch the fest website or Facebook page for updates; details as of this post are a bit thin.

Limited VIP areas, available for group of 10 or more, feature private tented areas, seating, access to VIP restrooms, a private bartender and a dedicated beer keg choice. For details, email

All imbibers must be 21 or older and show a valid photo ID to prove it.

German Bierfest Atlanta, produced in conjunction with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States, attracted 130 attendees in 2003, its inaugural season. It now attracts some 3,000 festgoers each year. For which we say, danke schön.

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