Time to shake the spiders out of your dirndl, pull up your lederhosen, and get ready for some serious oom-pah-pah. The Washington Beer Commission provided us some details about the upcoming Spokane Oktoberfest. The 2nd annual event will take place at Riverfront Park on September 23rd and 24th. Tickets are now on sale. More info below.
For people living in the Spokane area this is a no-brainer. For those of us living on the west side of the cascades, this festival presents an opportunity to sample beer from a number of eastern breweries rarely seen on the wetter side of the mountains. If you want to sample beers from Washington’s more remote breweries, but don’t want to take the time to visit places like Clarkston, Waitsburg, Kettle Falls, and Pullman, then consider a trip to Spokane Oktoberfest.
By all reports, last year’s inaugural Oktoberfest was an immediate success. Spokane has been dying for a beer festival like this and the Washington Beer Commission is to be commended for putting it together.
Friday, September 24th – 4pm – 9pm
Saturday, September 25th – Noon to 9pm
Riverfront Park, Central Meadow
507 N. Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201
$15 advance tickets or $20 at the door (if still available). Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5.5oz sample tastes.
Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted.
Designated driver admission is free and available at the door only.
Tickets are now on sale at www.washingtonbeer.com (through Brown Paper Tickets) and soon at select Spokane locations to be announced.
The 24 Washington breweries expected for Spokane Oktoberfest include:
- Alpine Brewing, Oroville
- C.I Shenanigans, Spokane
- Diamond Knot Brewery, Mukilteo
- Elysian Brewing, Seattle
- Fremont Brewing, Seattle
- Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
- Golden Hills Brewing, Airway Heights
- Hale’s Ales Brewery , Seattle
- Horse Heaven Hills Brewery, Prosser
- Iron Horse Brewery, Ellensburg
- Laht Neppur Brewing, Waitsburg
- Mac & Jacks Brewery, Redmond
- Northern Ales, Kettle Falls
- Northern Lights Brewing, Spokane
- Paradise Creek, Spokane
- Palouse Falls Brewing, Pullman
- Pike Brewing Company, Seattle
- Redhook Brewery, Woodinville
- Riverport Brewing, Clarkston
- Roslyn Brewing, Roslyn
- Sound Brewery, Poulsbo
- Two Beers Brewing, Seattle
- Whitstran Brewing, Prosser
- Yakima Craft Brewing, Yakima
From the Washington Beer Commission:
The Washington Beer Commission will host the 2nd Annual Spokane Oktoberfest on Friday, September 23rd, and Saturday, September 24th, at downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park. This will be the premier craft beer tasting festival for the Washington Beer Commission on the east side of the Cascades. The Commission currently produces five beer tasting festivals yearly as a means for supporting the marketing, promotion, education and public relations efforts of the Washington Beer Commission and its more than 140 member breweries statewide.
Spokane Oktoberfest will turn Riverfront Park’s Gondola Meadow into an authentic Bavarian biergarten featuring a massive high-peak tent with picnic tables, delicious food options, traditional music and of course Washington brewed German style lagers and fall seasonal beers on tap. This second-year event will showcase 24 Washington Breweries (14 from east of the Cascades) pouring more than 50 unique craft beers.
The event will take place over two days, beginning Friday evening, September 23rd from 4pm to 9pm. Saturday, the 24th the festival will run from noon to 9pm.
Admission Price Reduction! Tickets for Friday or Saturday are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door! (tickets cost $5 more last year). Separate tickets are required for each day. Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5.5 oz. sample tastes. Additional taste tokens will be available for purchase at $1.50 each or four taste tokens for just $5.00. There will also be commemorative steins available for purchase.
Tickets are on sale now! Complete ticket and event information is available online at www.washingtonbeer.com. The event is expected to sell out so advance ticket purchase is recommended. This is a 21 and over only event. Additional information including the full beer lineup, entertainment schedule, contests, food menu items and advance ticket outlet locations coming soon.
The Washington Beer Commission was formed in 2007 to promote craft beer brewed in Washington state, to educate Washington consumers about craft beer and to foster a vibrant community of craft brewers in Washington. With more than 140 breweries now producing craft beer in the state, Washington is recognized as a national leader in the craft beer industry. Fresh, Local, Award-winning, Washington Beer.