Prost! Capitol City Brewing Company will host its sixteenth annual Oktoberfest beer festival celebration on Saturday October 3 from noon to 7 p.m. at The Village at Shirlington. Ticket sales begin at 11:00 a.m. and beer taps close at 6:00 p.m. Entrance is free for children and non-drinkers.
Enjoy a “familiennachmittag” or “family afternoon” like the Germans do in Munich. Capitol City invites beer-drinkers and festival-goers alike to dress in traditional German garb and enjoy the tastes of authentic Bavarian brews, bratwurst and pretzel –or brezlen as the Germans call it. More than 65 regional breweries will set up taps and share ale and lager samples with the thousands of anticipated guests from the national capital region. Several participating local, regional and national breweries include Starr Hill, Mad Fox, Fair Winds, Hellbender, Ocelot, Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, Blue Mountain, Green Flash, Parkway, Schlafly, St. George, Terrapin, New District, Adroit Theory, Avery and Hardywood. For a full list of participating breweries, please visit http://capcitybrew.com/oktoberfest15.php.
Capitol City will feature three signature Oktoberfest beers — the Dr. Punkinstein, Smoketoberfest and the popular Oktoberfest Lager (full beer descriptions below). Beer lovers can dance to live Alpine folk music as they taste select handcrafted beers and snack on authentic German cuisine from numerous food tents and a variety of Shirlington Village eateries. Capitol City Brewing Company will also serve traditional German favorites including bratwurst, sauerkraut and the signature fresh soft pretzels.
Capitol City’s three featured Oktoberfest beers include:
Dr. Punkinstein – Pumpkin Porter brewed with chocolate, honey, and crystal malts and flaked oats for a smooth finish. Brown sugar, cinnamon, clover, ginger, nutmeg and allspice are all in the boil in addition to 150 lbs. of “gourd-y” goodness.
Smoketoberfest – A hearty spin on a traditional Marzen, this copper beer is packed with six kinds of malt and noble hops. Capitol City Brewing Company uses Apple/Cherrywood smoked barley that is grown in the northern Neck of Virginia and floor malted by Copper Fox Distillery. This brew blend produces a pleasant, smoky character that is ideal with brats, bacon and grilled meats.
Oktoberfest Lager – An easy- drinking fall lager, brewed with Munich, Abbey, and Carahell malt, then moderately hopped with noble German hops. Full and complex malt profile, lovely copper hue; perfect for the festival season!
The $30 admission ticket for beer drinkers includes an official Oktoberfest wristband, a Capitol City branded tasting glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase for $1 each with a five-ticket minimum. Admission is free for non-drinkers. Beer-drinkers must be 21+ to purchase a ticket.
WHO: Capitol City Brewing Company
More Than 65 Area Breweries, Local Restaurants and Vendors
WHAT: 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest
Featuring Fall Seasonal Brews
Live Authentic Alpine Music and Dancing
Traditional German Fare including Pretzels and Bratwurst
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Noon – 7 p.m.
All Beer Taps Close at 6 p.m.
*Oktoberfest 2015 will be held rain or shine*
WHERE: The Village at Shirlington
4001 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
COST: $30 includes: wristband, tasting glass and 10 drink tickets
Additional drink tickets $1 each with a five-ticket minimum
Ticket sales start at 11 a.m.
Free for non-drinkers