American Embassy, Berlin: Beer, the 4th of July, and a different kind of German biergarten!

At the request of the American Embassy, American craft beer from some of America’s small brewers was served on July 4th at the grand opening of the American Embassy in Berlin. The event included craft beer from 13 different breweries, 47 brands.

Participating Breweries were Alaskan Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang, Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Pyramid Brewing Co., Rogue Ales Brewery, Stone Brewing Co., TommyKnocker Brewing Co., and Widmer Brewing Co.

It was a beer garden the likes of which Germany had never seen. Over 4,500 dignitaries were expected including the German Chancellor and the former President George H. W. Bush. Guests experienced not only the beer, but saw labeled bottles for themselves experiencing the impact that America’s small brewers have had on America’s new beer culture.

Visit Grand Opening of the New U.S. Embassy Building on Pariser Platz for more information.