Beer tasting does not actually have to be a solo activity. It is enjoyed by drinkers all over the world at social events. Many countries host their own national and local beer festivals, where patrons can enjoy different brands.
This can include well-known ones that have sponsored the event. Alternatively, beers from independent brewers may be served. Festivals of this kind give amateur beer makers the chance to share their drinks with the general public.
Beer tasting events will often provide a list of the different brews on offer. The patrons can try out each one and grade them. There might even be judges who give out prizes to the best-tasting beers.
Beer is so popular that it is served at many venues in general, regardless of the event being hosted. Sports games, music gigs, and theatre plays are just a few examples of this. However, the venue needs to have a license to serve alcohol. Different states also have their own unique laws when it comes to drinking beer in public places. Therefore some areas of the US will have more beer tasting events than others.