The America on Tap Beer Festival will be making its first stop in Tuscaloosa this weekend and there are plenty of reasons why you should plan to be at Government Plaza on Saturday afternoon.

The event opens its doors at 2:30PM for VIP ticket holders, while the standard ticket gets you access beginning at 3:30PM. No matter which ticket you purchase, you'll have until 6:00PM to enjoy the festivities.

If you're like us, you hear craft beer and that's all you need to know. But for those of you that are still deciding what you want to do with your weekend, let us present you with five reasons why you'll have a blast at America on Tap.

  • 1

    More than 100 beers to sample

    Since America on Tap Beer Festival is a national event, it has established relationships with some of the top craft breweries in the country. Once you add in the awesome beers our area has to offer, the beer list becomes extensive! At this event, you'll have the opportunity to try more than 100 beers throughout the afternoon.

  • 2

    Live music all afternoon

    Very few things pair as well with beer than live music. That's why Plato Jones, a popular local band, will be performing throughout the event. There's a pretty good chance you might have already seen them play at bars, clubs, private events, and other locations around The University of Alabama. This party band will keep the afternoon rocking.

  • 3

    It's National Craft Beer Week!

    America on Tap is spending the best beer week of the year right here in Tuscaloosa! If you haven't heard yet, it's National Craft Beer Week and the entire country is celebrating craft brewers and the unique beer culture we enjoy in the US. Be a part of the nation-wide celebration by attending America on Tap and sampling some of the best craft beers around.

  • 4

    Band of Brothers Debuts to the Public

    Tuscaloosa's newest brewery hasn't even finished construction, but they will be debuting a couple of beers at America on Tap. This will be the first time you can try Band of Brothers' beers anywhere! The brewery is hoping to open very soon, but they didn't want to miss out on this event.

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    Enjoy a Saturday in beautiful downtown Tuscaloosa

    We're fortunate to have a beautiful outdoor venue right in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa to host America on Tap. Government Plaza, located between City Hall and the federal courthouse, includes a block and half of green space with a walking trail, a pavilion and a fountain. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a Saturday afternoon sipping on craft beers.