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Event Preview | Ballard Oktoberfest

Event Preview | Ballard Oktoberfest
Hannah Carlson

We hope you’re ready to embrace your lederhosen, eat some pretzels and fill your pint glasses, because four of our favorite Seattle-based breweries are hosting the second Ballard Oktoberfest. Stoup Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Lucky Envelope Brewing and Populuxe Brewing are turning Ballard into a mini Bavaria on Saturday, September 17th.

If you know what’s right for you, you know that it would be silly – even laughable – not to attend such an event. But, in the off chance that you are having an off day, here’s what you have to know before committing to Ballard Oktoberfest.

The event will kick off in traditional fashion with a traveling oompah band. Um, yes please. The Oompah Machine will play at Reuben’s Brews at 2 p.m., marching to Stoup Brewing at 3 p.m., Lucky Envelope at 4 p.m. and Populuxe Brewing at 5 p.m. Plan your route carefully so you clap and dance along at a few locations.

And talking about planning your route carefully – let’s chat about some food stops along the way. Not only will attendees have free pretzel necklaces thanks to sponsor Verity Credit Union, each brewery will also have a food truck on-site. Whether you’re in the mood for burgers, braised brisket, or even some Hawaiian – you’ll be able to find it as you hop from spot to spot. After you have a bite or two, you’ll, obviously, have to wash it down.

And you’ll have options.

Each brewery will have at least one special Oktoberfest brew – served in a .5 liter stein. Guests are welcome to purchase steins for $6 empty or $10 filled. Obviously, we highly recommend filling them with one of the following:


  • Reuben’s Marzen
  • Stoup’s Marzen
  • Stoup’s German Pils
  • Stoup’s Bavarian-style Hefeweizen
  • Lucky Envelope’s Oktoberfest Vienna Lager
  • Lucky Envelope’s Peer Pressure Pumpkin Ale
  • Lucky Envelope’s Smoked Tea Helles
  • Populuxe’s Oktoberfest


Pace yourself – because we have no doubt each one will be better than the last.

We’ll see you there – Stein in hand.


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