Prost! You Can Still Celebrate Oktoberfest In San Diego This Year!
If you’re like us, you look forward to Oktoberfest season every year, and you’re NOT planning on letting 2020 stop you from enjoying it. Prost!
Lucky for us, several of San Diego’s local businesses share your commitment! Here are opportunities to enjoy the Oktoberfest season in San Diego this year:
Liberty Public Market’s CRAFToberbest To-Go
September 19th to October 4th
Liberty Public Market has provisioned all the necessities to bring the spirit of Oktoberfest home! From September 19th to October 4th, Bottlecraft, the food hall’s boutique beer shop, will be tapping specialty festbiers and craft ales to-go, growler included.
The specialty shop will also be giving away free steins with each purchase of 6+ cans or bottles from their eclectic variety of local, rare and international brews. To round out the experience, guests can grab a Takehome Pretzel Pack at check-out. The DIY kits are complete with a Giant House-Made German Pretzel, Hot Mustard and Beer Cheese to bake at home.
The Loma Club’s Oktoberfest Scramble
Sunday, October 4th | 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$40 Per Player
The Loma Club, Liberty Stations historic 9-hole walking course, is hosting an Oktoberfest-themed golf tournament. The four-player scramble will kick off on Sunday, October 4th on the green at 11 a.m., followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun and a fun-filled day of golf, beer and bites. With giveaways for the winning team and topnotch costumes, guests are encouraged to sport their best lederhosen and dirndls!
Tickets include a welcome beer and Bavarian-themed tasters throughout the fairway. The Loma Club will also be offering all-day beer and shot specials at the clubhouse.
Oktoberfest at Karl Strauss Brewery
It’s the most wunderbar time of the year! If you’re like us, you look forward to Oktoberfest season every year, and 2020 is no exception. Karl Strauss’s seasonal lager is brewed true to Märzen style with flavors of toasted malts and a smooth, crisp finish. It tastes great in a glass, and legend has it, it tastes 1810% better in a stein.
Here are 2 easy ways to get your fill:
- Drink it at the brewery: swing by their pubs and grab a 1-Liter stein of Oktoberfest for $20, and the stein is yours to keep! (Pro tip: I already know what you’re going to ask and the answer is YES, it pairs ridiculously well with their warm, yummy Beer Pretzels. Come hungry!)
- Take it home: Prefer to hoist your stein at home? No problem. You can order beer and food to-go right from their website, and snag a 1-Liter stein plus a 32oz crowler fill of Oktoberfest for $20! (You can also grab the stein by itself for $10, but it will probably be very lonely without some Oktoberfest inside, don’t you think?)
Get your stein holdin’ muscles ready. Prost!
Pacific Beach AleHouse
Pacific Beach AleHouse is excited to celebrate Oktoberfest this year with German food and a special German-style beer honed for the occasion. Brewed in-house by their award-winning head brewer, Dan Enjum, the AleHouse Doppelbock is his take on an Oktoberfest favorite, and was crafted especially for the brewery’s celebration taking place October 2–4 from 2PM to 10PM.
For only $24.95, you can bring a little Oktoberfest home with you in one of AleHouse’s commemorative glasses filled with Doppelbock, plus enjoy scratch-made Chicken Schnitzel, Bratwurst or Impossible meat-stuffed cabbage – a perfect accompaniment to their house-brewed beer – to be enjoyed in their Biergarten or other outdoor patio spaces, indoors with limited seating capacity, or to-go to be savored in the comfort of your own home.
Ballast Point Celebrates Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration with multiple days of drinking, feasting and horse races more than 200 years ago when Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on Oct. 12, 1810. Fast forward to today and Ballast Point is honoring the fall fest by pouring six traditional German-style beers, minus the horses:
Dead Ringer – Amber Lager, Märzen, ABV: 6% (Draft), Schlenkerlish– Rauchbier, ABV: 6.6% (Draft), Helles Bock – Helles Bock, ABV: 7.5% (Draft), Uber-to-Helles – Munich Helles, ABV 5.4% (Draft), Dortmunder Export – Dortmunder Export/Gernan Helles Exportbier, ABV: 5.6% (Draft), and Festbier – German Festbier, ABV: 5.5% (Draft)
See you there! Prost!