As we get into Octoberfest season, it's nice to have a good old-fashioned Beer Fest!

The Beer Fest is coming to the Bismarck Event Center next Friday (Sept. 21st) and some of the local breweries that will be involved in this one include:

From someone that's been to a fair amount of these events, the best thing is getting the opportunity to try new styles of beer. Most breweries bring their mainstays but always have a small batch beer available to please all the beer geeks/critics. Those small-batch kegs could be anything.  A new stout, a high abv IPA or even a nice creative Belgian style beer.

Understanding what you're drinking and what style you are into is also important. Going through a beer fest knowing that you are not an IPA guy would make things easier and more efficient when you visit the breweries which in turn, allows you to drink more beer!

Also, remember to drink responsibly.

If you want to purchase tickets, click here