A popular annual event that was cancelled in 2020 will officially return in 2021!

Late last week, Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids added an event on Facebook that made local beer enthusiasts VERY happy. The 16th annual Benz Beer Fest will be held at their location at 501 7th Ave SE in mid-June! The festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 19th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Benz Beer Fest will feature live music and beer tasting from a bunch of different breweries located here in Iowa and beyond. Some of the out-of-towners include Founders Brewing from Michigan, Hop Valley Brewing Co. from Oregon, and Cigar City Brewing from Florida. As far as Iowa breweries go, some of the participants include Fishback & Stephenson Cider House out of Fairfield, Lion Bridge Brewing Co. out of Cedar Rapids, and Peace Tree Brewing Co. out of Knoxville.

General admission tickets for the 2021 Benz Beer Fest are on sale now for $30, but there is also a VIP option. For $40, you will get an extra hour of tasting from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., plus a special Benz Beer Fest tasting glass. The event will happen rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable. You can purchase yours HERE.

The Benz Beer Fest isn't the only popular beer-drinking event returning in 2021. The website for the Iowa Craft Brew Festival in Des Moines says that details on their event are coming soon, plus Oktoberfest in the Amana Colonies is scheduled for October 1st through 3rd, and tickets for Adventureland Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 25th are on sale now.

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