Oktoberfest or Craftoberfest?
You decide. JK, we decided for you. This year we’re bringing you the dopest lineup of Oktoberfest beers from some of our favorite brewers (think: Aeronaut, Banded, Bunker, Idle Hands, Kent Falls, Queen City, Relic, Schilling and SingleCut). Even better than that? A slew of Oktoberfest gatherings featuring said craft Oktoberfest beers. So prep your lederhosen (or fall flannel, if that’s more your speed) because the Okto-fun kicks off Tuesday, September 24! Keep reading below for where we’ll be in your neighborhood and what will be on tap. 👇👇👇
Save the Date(s)
Here’s where we’ll be for the next three weeks+ (and where you can get your hands on our dope AF steins if you come early to any one of these events ☝️).
Tuesday, September 24:
West on Centre | 1732 Centre Street, W. Roxbury, MA | 6:30p | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Oktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Queen City Oktoberfest, SingleCut Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 26:
Public Kitchen | 397a Main St, Wakefield, MA | 6-9p | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Oktoberfest, Kent Falls Wooded Streams, Schilling Konstantin
Idle Hands Oktoberfest at Monument Restaurant & Tavern | 251 Main St, Boston, MA 02129 | 5-8p | TAPPING: Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Clay, 34, Slate
Friday, September 27:
Daddy Jones | 525 Medford Street, Somerville, MA | 6p | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Oktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Queen City Oktoberfest, Relic Oktoberfest, Schilling Konstantin, SingleCut Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 28:
Elm Street Taproom | 256 Elm Street, Somerville | 4p | TAPPING: Banded Brewing Oktoberfest, Bunker Bunktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Queen City Oktoberfest, SingleCut Oktoberfest
The Brookhouse Sports Pub & Restaurant | 734-750 Cheshire Rd, Lanesborough, MA. Live music by Brian Benlien starts at 2PM and there will be plentyyyy of German food and tailgate games! | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Brewing Oktoberfest, Bunker Bunktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Queen City Oktoberfest, Relic Oktoberfest
Sunday, September 29:
Ashmont Grill | 555 Talbot Ave, Dorchester | 12-4p | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Brewing Oktoberfest, Bunker Bunktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Relic Oktoberfest, Schilling Konstantin
Thursday, October 3:
UNO Pizzeria & Grill | 205 Hartford Ave, Bellingham, MA | 6-8p | TAPPING: Aeronaut Oktoberfest, Banded Brewing Oktoberfest, Idle Hands Brocktoberfest, Relic Oktoberfest
About the Oktoberfest Beers
Now that you’ve got the dates on lock, here’s a bit about the beers.
Kent Falls | Wooded Streams | A 4.7% ABV Vienna inspired lager that is brewed almost entirely with Vienna style malt grown and produced in Connecticut. Compared to traditionally produced Vienna style malts, KF’s grains result in a rich copper hue reminiscent of late season leaves across our surrounding hills, with a more bread crust, date and fig character like a Märzen arriving just in time for Oktoberfest.
SingleCut | Inexplicably Used Umlaut | This fall classic gets SC’s full effort with true lagering – cold conditioned for three months as per German tradition in horizontal lagering tanks, resulting in an evolved and beautifully elegant fusion of toffee malt, clean finish and flawless hop balance. A 6% ABV Festbier.
A Very Schilling SoWa
To cap off Oktoberfest, we’ll be celebrating with the Schilling crew at one of THE best places (besides their insanely picturesque taproom beside Littleton’s Ammonoosuc River): Boston’s SoWa Beer Garden! Join us at the SoWa Beer Garden on October 6 from 11a-4p with a killer beer lineup, stein hoisting, and Oompah!
TAPPING: Schilling Konstantin Märzen, Alexandr 10 Czech-Style Pale Lager, Poppy’s Moonship Sour Gose with Tangerine and Apricot, The Grafton Metro Lager and more.
For all things Oktoberfest (and craft beer): check out our events page for more info + deets.