One Of The Best Reasons To Say Goodbye To Summer: Oktoberfest!

Yes, it’s a bummer summer is coming to a close.

But friends, we stay positive. We look at what’s ahead of us…

And on that note, it’s time to announce an excellent reason to be excited about fall: Oktoberfest!!

In honor of the official Oktoberfest opening ceremonies taking place in Germany September 16th and 17th, AleSmith Brewing Company is transforming their tasting room into a Bavarian bier hall and will be hosting their very own family-friendly celebration right here in San Diego!

On Saturday, September 16th, join AleSmith for specialty beers, handmade brats by Mastiff Sausage Co. – Food Truck, build-your-own pretzel necklace stations, traditional German music performed live by Gordon Khol Band (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.), 1L AleSmith souvenir steins, kids’ coloring contest, German-inspired games, and more!

The tapping of the kegs will take place at 11 a.m. including German-style specialties such as:

  • AleSchmidt Oktoberfest (Märzen)
  • Mexican Lager Kellerbier
  • Pilsner Kellerbier
  • Other Traditional German-style Small Batch Brews: Rauchbier, Schwarzbier, Roggenbier, & Hefeweizen

Starting at 6 p.m., AleSmith’s own Certified Cicerone® beertender, Chris Leguizamon, and Specialty Brewer, Collin Field, will lead guests through decadent pairings of traditional German beers and food.

Tasting Menu:

Beer: Spezial Pils | German-style Pilsner
Food: Pretzel Bites w/ AleSmith Beer Cheese

Beer: Rauchbier | AleSmith Small Batch Brew
Food: Ham Hock & Sauerkraut Ball
Beer: Schwarzbier | AleSmith Small Batch Brew
Food: Mushroom Spätzle

Beer: Hefeweizen | AleSmith Small Batch Brew
Food: Bratwurst w/ Braised Cabbage & German Potato

Beer: Oktoberfest | German-style Märzen
Food: Homemade Apple Strudel

Indulge yourselves in this köstlichen (translation: delicious) pairing event! You can buy tickets ($35) online or at the tasting room.

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