It’s beer-drinking season, people! Nothing tastes better on a hot, sunny day than an icy cold brew amongst friends and fellow beer drinkers. We are talking about the best-of-the-best beers featured at the most popular festivals in the United States. Beer lovers unite!

Take a venture out and experience these must-try festivals:

Oregon Brewers Festival– Portland, Oregon:

If you have been waiting for the perfect reason to take a trip to the Pacific Northwest, then you have found it! Oregon Brewers Festival pours over 90 different craft beers from around the country–plus beers from New Zealand in the International Tent. Clear your calendar from July 23 through the 27, and sip suds with buds along the banks of the Willamette River, with the Portland skyline to the west and Mt. Hood as a backdrop to the east. Admission is FREE.

Music City Brewer’s Festival– Nashville, Tennessee:

On July 25, in the Walk of Fame Park, get ready to sample beers from the hottest craft breweries and listen to some of the best live music Nashville has to offer. When you get the munchies, cuz you know you will, there will be fresh pizza, hotdogs, and bar food at the venue. Get your tickets as soon as you can because for fourteen years and counting, this event has gained quite the following.

Key West Brewfest– Key West, Florida:

Seriously, the party never stops at this beer filled celebration. From September 2 thru September 7, there is a calendar of events that guarantees fun in the sun. Not to mention, the incredible amount of beer and fresh-ocean fare available at your fingertips. Get your tickets soon.

Brewgrass Festival– Ashville, North Carolina:

Ashville has been deemed “Beer City USA” for four years running and on Saturday, September 19th Ashville is hosting the 19th annual original beer festival. With a wide array of bands performing and over 50 breweries serving a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers, this event will be the perfect end to your summer. Tickets available now.

Great Taste of the Midwest– Madison, Wisconsin:

Get ready to experience the second longest-running craft beer festival in North America. Great Taste proudly hosts over 150 craft breweries, local food vendors, and live music. They offer a limited amount of tickets to the event so patrons don’t have to wait in long lines for beer. So, get your tickets early for 2016, this crowd pleaser has already sold out for 2015.

By: cheri Cola