Listermann Brewing spices up summer with Volksfest beer festival

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CINCINNATI -- If you want to escape the crowds at LumenoCity, then you
should head to Norwood this weekend for one of the region’s most
unique beer festivals.

The Listermann Brewing Company is hosting its second annual Volksfest
beer fest on Friday and Saturday.

Volksfest features all of Cincinnati’s local breweries and focuses on
summer beers. That means lower ABVs and refreshing summer flavors.

The location is a little bit different this year. Instead of the
parking lot adjacent to the brewery, Listermann's has shifted the
festival to a brick lot just a bit behind the brewery.

volksfest map
There will be live music and food all day and the celebration goes
from Friday at 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday from noon until 11

The ceremonial keg tapping of the Listermann Volksfest Lager will be
held at 4 p.m.

The breweries involved are: Blank Slate, Fifty West, Christian
Morelein, Rock Bottom, Rivertown, Mt. Carmel, Madtree, Cellar Dweller,
Wiedemann, Quaff Bros, Rhinegeist, Triple Digit, Bad Tom Smith and
Listermann. Some of the breweries are made beers just for Volksfest.

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The Cincideutsch organization is helping run the event and it will
feature local home brew clubs -- such as the The Bloatarian Brewing
League -- cultural societies and more.

Similar to the Oktoberfest and Starkbier Fest held by Listermann, the
event is family and dog friendly. On Saturday, Adore-A-Bull Rescue
will be hosting an adoption event.

Some of the special beers #9beer will be looking for include:

Blank Slate’s Ryesing Up
Cellar Dweller’s Ryno’s
Christian Moerlein’s Altered wheat
Mad Tree’s Tiamet
Rhinegeist’s Squirt
Rock Bottom’s Summer Honey
…. just to name a few.

volksfest beerfest list at website
Click the photo for a complete beer list

Listermann’s is also still accepting volunteers to help serve beer and
more during the event. Any beer fans who are interested can call

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You can take part in the conversation at our #9beer Facebook page too!

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