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Put on your lederhosen, New York's Original Lager Festival™ is coming to the famed Plattduetsche Biergarten, Long Island, Saturday, May 18th from 11am-5pm!

Das Bock™ offers everything an authentic German beer festival has & then some!

Featuring more than 45 breweries from across the state, the unique event offers enthusiasts, both novice and seasoned, a rare opportunity to relish in craft beers of all styles, with a focus on a variety of traditional lagers.

Discover German food, flavors, and music, and meet the masters behind the craft you love! Industry professionals, from brewers to brewery owners, are excited to share their knowledge and craft with you. 

Come celebrate the kick-off to spring with the closest thing you can get to going to Germany, without actually going to Germany!

General Admission includes a commemorative glass bier stein & 3 tasting tickets!

Read on for more details. See you there, prost!

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Das Bier! 

Enjoy bocks, lagers, & craft beers of all styles from your bona fide german bier mug! More than 45 breweries from across the state are excited to share their tasty brews with you. Sampling & full-size pours available.


Johnny Koenig Band

Das Musik!

Sip on New York craft beer & dans to the musik! The Johnny Koenig Band is bringing the full German beer fest experience with authentic tunes!


Das Speisen!

Great food deserves to be paired with great food! Fill your belly with traditional german eats including brats, giant pretzels & more.


Das Sprechen!

Share beer & conversation with the masters behind the craft! Brewery owners and brewery reps will be pouring at the festival, no volunteers!

Scroll for list of 45+ participating breweries!

45+ Participating Breweries

Experience a wide variety of unique and award-winning beers from across the state at Das Bock! From bock beers to lagers, sours to IPA's, souts to kolsch ales - this festival offers something for every palette.

Stay tuned! More breweries to be announced soon.

Festival Details:

  • Date: Saturday, MAY 18, 2024
  • Time: 11AM - 5PM
  • Festival Location: Plattduetsche Beer Hall (indoors) & Biergarten (outdoors). Click here to view photo gallery.
  • Address: Plattduetsche Park, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY, 11010

General Admission

$15 Advance | $25 at Gate

Save $5 on tickets when you order online today!


  • Entry to the festival
  • Commemorative 0.5 liter glass bier stein
  • 3 (5oz) bier tasting tickets
  • Additional bier tickets available for purchase at event.


Bier Tickets (5oz each)

Additional Bier Tickets can be purchased at the festival and redeemed for individual 5oz tastings, or combined for full 15oz pours.

  • 1 ticket for $3
  • 10 tickets for $25

Designated Driver Tickets - $10

Available at the gate. Includes admission and access to DD lounge.


Festival Policies

  • This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show valid photo ID at the door. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or over to attend this event. No exceptions!
  • Admission non-refundable
  • No re-entry
  • Bier Tickets non-refundable
  • Children and babies are not permitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted. If you have a service dog contact
  • NYSBA and participating breweries have the right to refuse service to any attendee to demonstrates signs of inebriation.
  • Service fees apply to online ticket orders.

Click here to view the Code of Conduct and full Festival Policies.



New York State Craft Brewers Festivals are fundraising events produced by the New York State Brewers Association whereby profit is used to directly support the craft beer industry.

With almost a decade of experience, Think NY, Drink NY® festivals are produced with highest level of care and professionalism, with the goal of providing a truly authentic craft beer experience for all.