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Craft Beer Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Celebrations

Craft Beer Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Celebrations
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Believe it or not, summer is once again drawing to a close, but before we dive into pumpkin spice bombs and fresh hop season, let us raise a liter to German-style beers with a round-up of Colorado’s craft beer-centric Oktoberfest celebrations. So lace up those dirndls and strap on the lederhosen it’s time for the beautifully crisp, easy-drinking, toasted malt forward profile of Oktoberfest Märzen Lagers. Check out our craft beer guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest celebrations.

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Something we missed? Is your brewery hosting an Oktoberfest event? Feel free to contact us and we’ll update this list.

Let’s party!

Stay Gold Oktoberfest Party @ Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Ratio Stay Gold Oktoberfest Marzen Lager

Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 2, Noon-Midnight

Beer: Stay Gold Märzen-style Lager release, Float On Hefeweizen and Major Nights Lime Gose

Other Highlights: Elevation 5280 on Friday & Wilder Meats and Eats on Saturday providing beer brats, schnitzles, spoetzle. Free to attend.

More info here.


Keystone Oktoberfest @ Keystone Resort- 1202 Jones Gulch Rd, Keystone, CO

Keystone Oktoberfest
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Saturday, September 1, 10am-6pm

Beer: Various New Belgium Beers including Pumpkick & Blackberry Barleywine

Other Highlights: Chicken Dancing, Polka Music and Runners Wearing Lederhosen and Dirndls for the Das Bier Burner 5K Race. Free admission. $35 for an Oktoberfest commemorative stein with three beers or $7 pints, wine and cocktails. Food available for purchase a la carte.


Oktoberfest @ Lowry Beer Garden – 7577 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO

Friday, September 8 from 5-10pm and Saturday, September 9 4-10pm

Beer: Great Divide, Left Hand, Epic, Odell, Prost, Dry Dock

Other Highlights: Friday music from The Polkanauts, Saturday music from Peter Kron Band, The Austrian Connection and The Rhinelanders. $20 ticket includes commemorative mug and unlimited small Oktoberfest pours.

Docktoberfest @ Dry Dock Brewing – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO

docktoberfest

Saturday, September 9, 11am-11pm

Beer: Docktoberfest Lager release, Pilsner, Helles, Wheat Beer, Dopplebock

Other Highlights: Stein holding competition at 2pm. Free to attend.


WIBtoberfest @ Wibby Brewing – 209 Emery Street, Longmont, CO

wibtoberfest

Saturday, September 9, 11am-11:45pm

Beer: WIBtoberfest Märzen-style Lager release, specialty beer releases every hour

Other Highlights: Wibby Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party. Music starting at 3pm featuring Pink Talking Fish, a fusion of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads, and Phish with other musical acts from the Last Minute Blues Band and Moonlight Bloom. Free to attend.


 

Oktoberfest @ Pikes Peak Brewing – 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO

Saturday, September 9, 11am-11pm

Beer: TBD

Other Highlights: $5 admission includes glass stein, beer, food, music, games

Loveland Oktoberfest @ Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – 623 N. Denver Ave, Loveland, CO

loveland oktoberfest

Thursday, September 14, Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16

Beer: German-style beers from Verboten Brewing, Loveland Aleworks, Crow Hop Brewing Co, Big Beaver Brewing Co., Buckhorn Brewers llc, Big Thompson Brewery, and of course Grimm Brothers Brewery. The Baron Berliner Bar” will feature Grimm Bros’ traditional German Berlinerweisse, The Baron, with multiple flavored syrups for people to create their own berliner experience.<

Other Highlights: Thursday night Loveland Oktoberfest kicks off with a Barbarian Dinner featuring beer paired with bread, veggies and lots of meat. Bring your own knife but that’s the only utensil allowed. Tickets are $50 for the barbarian dinner. Music from Polka Folka on Friday, Nueve Polka and DJ Kaaos on Saturday, Food Vendors and Hammerschlagen!


Oktoberfest @ Comrade Brewing – 7667 E Illif Ave Ste F, Denver, CO

Friday, September 15, 5-10pm

Beer: $16 for a liter Maß (German beer mug) of Oktoberfest keep the mug + $11 for just a Maß fill

Other HighlightsWhole Foods Market Tamarac Oktoberfest beer bratwurst special from the The Wing Wagon Grill!

3rd Annual Oktoberfest @ Barnett & Sons Brewing – 18425 Pony Express Dr. Unit 125, Parker, CO

Friday, September 15 from 3-10pm and Saturday, September 16 from 1-10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen and Dunkelweizen beer release

Other Highlights: German food and classic car show.


Oktoberfest Celebration @ 4 Noses Brewing – 8855 W116 Cir, Broomfield, CO

4 noses brewing oktoberfest

Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager release on August 15, 1 liter stein pours

Other Highlights: Limited edition 4 Noses Das Boot, cornhole all weekend, Friday – Smokestack 70, Saturday- King of Wings & soft pretzels from On Tap Kitchen, live music from 3-6pm, stein holding competition at 6pm, Sunday- Burgerchief


Something we missed? Is your brewery hosting an Oktoberfest event? Feel free to contact us and we’ll update this list.


Oktoberfest 2017 @ Prost Brewing – 2540 14th Street, Denver, CO

Prost Brewing Company
Photo by Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

September 15 – October 4

Beer: All beer from Prost is German-style

Other Highlights: Biergarden, Live Music, DJs, Dachsund races, games and German food. Proceeds supporting Wounded Warrior Project. Free to attend.


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OktoberWest 2017 @ Steamboat Mountain Village – 2305 Mount Werner Cir, Steamboat, CO

Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17

Beer: Friday night beer stroll and Saturday Beer Garden featuring 35 breweries participating

Other Highlights: Beer cook off, and music from afrolicious

All Colorado Oktoberfest @ The Jailhouse – 412 E Main Street, Buena Vista, CO

Saturday, September 16, Noon-10pm

Beer: 10 taps with Colorado-only German-style beers co-sponsored by Bierstadt Lagerhaus. Free to attend.

Other Highlights: More to be announced.


DRiNK RiNo Oktoberfest @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

drink rino oktoberfest 17

Saturday, September 16, 12pm-10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Marzens & Fall Seasonal from Black Shirt Brewing Co, Mockery Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom, Beryl’s Beer Co., Our Mutual Friend Brewery, Ratio Beerworks, C Squared Ciders, Stem Ciders, Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events, The Infinite Monkey Theorem, Bierstadt Lagerhaus, The Block Distilling Co.

Other Highlights: Bring your own Maß or rent one, Masskrugstemmen Competion, Classic German Food, Oompah bands galore. $20 ticket includes 0,5l Mug & 1 liter worth of beer. Tickets available here.


Oktoberfest @ Phantom Canyon Brewing – 2 East Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday, September 16, 1pm – 3pm

Beer: $30 for unlimited tastes of Phantom Canyon’s Oktoberfest Märzen lager as well as beers from Bristol, Red Leg, Shamrock, Trinity, and more.

Other Highlights: Ticket includes traditional German food and attendees will be entered to win prizes.

Zwei Oktoberfest @ Zwei Brewing – 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO

Saturday, September 16, 11am-10pm

Beer: Zwei Märzenbier

Other Highlights: music, food truck and beers

Septemberfest @ Launch Pad Brewery – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO

Saturday, September 16, 11am-5pm

Beer: 25¢/oz of Altbier if you bring your own stein or boot

Other Highlights: stein holding contest, corn hole, German costume contest, brats and dogs, soft pretzels, German music

Oktoberfest Celebration @ Lucky Pie Louisville – 637 Front St, Louisville, CO

Saturday, September 16 5pm-10pm

Beer: Gravity Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: Stein hoisting competition at 6:30 PM with a $25 dollar limited edition collector stein to keep, Steins sold at both locations Lucky Pie Louisville & Gravity Brewing prior to event- (only 36 available), 34 oz free pour for the competition. Best German Attire contest 
Food Specials: Spaetzle Gemischter Salat, Bratwurst, spaetzle.

Fortoberfest @ Old Town Fort Collins – 19 Old Town Square, Suite 230

Saturday, September 16, 11am-10pm

Beer: Fall seasonals from Odell Brewing and High Country Beverage

Other Highlights:  Live music from WhiteWater RambleDubSkinWrite Minded,Gasoline LollipopsTallgrassTaylor Scott Band, free to attend

Oktoberfest Kickoff 2017 @Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse – 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder CO

Saturday, September 16, 9am-12pm

Beer: 7 different Oktoberfest Lagers including Bierstadt Lagerhaus, Grimm Brothers, Jack’s Abby, Lefthand and classic German Marzens

Other Highlights:  Mini-brunch from 9-Noon

2nd Annual Paradox Oktoberfest @ Paradox Brewing, 10 Buffalo Ct. Divide, CO

Saturday, September 16, 11am-10pm

Beer: Candid Kaiser, 100 Paradox .5L Glass Tankards

Other Highlights: Traditional Fire-Roasted Pork Feast, Live Accordion Music, *Proceeds Benefit International Surgical Missions*, Food Available 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Ticket packages available here.

 

Longmont Oktoberfest Presented by Left Hand Brewing @ Roosevelt Park – 700 Longs Peak Avenue, Longmont, CO

Friday, September 22 4-pm-10pm & Saturday, September 23, 12pm – 10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager from Left Hand Brewing as well as beer from Oskar Blues Brewery, Wibby Brewing, Pump House Brewery, Großen Bart Brewery, Skeye Brewing, Shoes & Brews, 300 Suns Brewing, Longs Peak Pub and Taphouse, Bootstrap Brewing, St Vrain Cider, and Wild Cider
Other Highlights: Brat eating & stein holding contests. Friday night music from vocal band, FACE, , followed by Andy Frasco & The U.N. and ending with Reel Big Fish. Saturday, best dressed contest, stein holding contest and Longmont’s fifth year building the world’s longest bratwurst, at over 300+ feet. Live music from Rapidgrass, Bonnie & The Clydes, Gasoline Lollipops and Pandas & People as well as BIG Something & Perpetual Groove headlining. Weekend long festivities include: Ponies, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, water activities, along with a full kid zone, costumes and German food.


Oktoberfest @ Station 26 Brewing – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO

station 26 brewing oktoberfest

Saturday, September 23, 1pm – 11pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager release

Other Highlights: Lederhosen and dirndls welcome, The Polkanauts performing and Smokestack 70 grilling brats. Free to Attend.


Oktoberfest @ Maxline Brewing – 2724 McClelland Dr #190, Fort Collins, CO

maxline brewing oktoberfest

Saturday, September 23, 1pm-10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen Lager release

Other Highlights: Stein holding contest, bratwurst eating competition, German cupcake & beer pairing, food from ONO Hawaiian Grindz, prize giveaways, and more. Free to attend proceeds benefiting Scleroderma Foundation.

Oktoberfest! @ Peak to Peak Tap & Brew – 16701 E Illiff Ave, Aurora, CO

Saturday, September 23, 12-11pm

Beer: TBD Oktoberfest Brews

Other Highlights: Masskrugstemmen (Bier Stein holding) contest at 6PM. $20 gets you a commemorative 1 liter Oktoberfest stein and fill, plus participation in the contest. Prizes include brewery swag and gift certificates. Hammerschlagen or corn hole. More info here.

Elktoberfest @ Elk Mountain Brewing – 18921 Plaza Drive, Unit 104, Parker, CO

Saturday, September 23, 12-9pm

Beer: Märzen release

Other Highlights: festive music, German offerings by WeChef Kitchen, costume contest, stein holding competition, a 2pm dance performance by Fred Astaire Parker


Oktoberfest @ Lone Tree Brewing – 8222 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, CO

Saturday, September 23 – Sunday September 24 11-10pm

Beer: FestBier & Fresh Hop IPA release, 2017 Oktoberfest 1L Steins available for purchase, includes first fill and discounted refills all year long.

Other Highlights: Stein hoisting competition Brats, kraut & more from Michigan Colorado Chefs

3rd Annual Oktoberfest @ Locavore Beer Works – 5950 S Platte Canyon Rd, Littleton, CO

Saturday, September 23, 11am-11pm

Beer:- Das Litre Bier” Märzen, “Friend of the Devil” Schwarzbier, “Uberweizen” German Hefeweizen, “Smokey Joe” Rauchbier, “Helles Yes” Munich Helles. Maß liters available for pre-order at $25 includes first Oktoberfest fill, $8 refills on any Oktoberfest beer everyday until they are gone. $8 fills every Monday for the entire year on select styles.

Other Highlights: Oktoberfest Competitions (signup with the Locavore Staff)
– Maß Hoisting contest(12pm, 3pm, 7pm), Free entry and winners receive a free Maß or Growler fill. Sauerkraut Cookoff- Entries must be recieved by 4pm. German Costume Contest. Judging at 2pm and 5pm.

 

1st Annual Oktoberfest @ River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Denver, CO

river north brewery oktoberfest

Saturday, September 30, 12-9pm

Beer: Märzen-style Lager Release

Other Highlights: Buy two half-liter pours and keep the glass for $18. Brats from Matt’s Snack Shack


Oktoberfest @ Two Penguins Tap & Grill – 13065 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, CO

Saturday, September 30, 11:30am – 3:30pm & second session from 5-9pm

Beer: German-style beers from Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Other Highlights: $35 tickets include commemrative stein, 2 beer tickets and 1 snack ticket. Anyone showing proof of transportation via Uber or Lyft upon arrival will get 1 extra ticket of their choice. Event will also feature stein-hoisting competition and costume contest as well as German music.

Oktoaderfest @ Mountain Toad Brewery – 900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO

Saturday, September 30, 12-11pm

Beer: TBD

Other Highlights: TBD

Greeley OktoBREWfest @Lincoln Park – 802 10th Street, Greeley, CO

 

Saturday, September 30, 3-7pm

Beer: VIP Tent Breweries TBD

Other Highlights: cheese tastings, brats, music, obstacle course, concert, games, pie eating & stein lifting contest.

Oktoberfest Amped! @ Las Colonias Park Amphitheater – 925 Struthers, Grand Junction, CO

Saturday, October 14, 2-6pm

Beer: Germany-style beers from Kannah Creek Brewing Company, Rockslide, Palisade Brewing Company, Suds Brother’s Brewery, Two Rascal’s Brewing Company, Many Rivers Brewing Company.

Other Highlights: Live music and food from local vendors.


Something we missed? Is your brewery hosting an Oktoberfest event? Feel free to contact us and we’ll update this list.


(More: Adidas Launches Beer-Proof München Oktoberfest Themed Sneakers)

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  1. Kannah Creek in Grand Junction is having their first ever O-Fest this year too…The Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, October 14th from 2-6pm at the Las Colonias Ampitheater

  2. Casey

    4 Noses 4th Annual Oktoberfest Sept 15-17! Pretzels, steins, das boots, leiderhosen, etc.

  3. Joe Visintin

    Lowry Beer Garden is Sept 8 and 9

  4. Peak to Peak Tap & Brew is hosting one Sept 23! Party all day and beer stein holding contest at 6PM.

  5. Joe Visintin

    Pikes Peak Brewing is Sept 9

  6. Joe Visintin

    Elk Mountain in Parker – Elktoberfest is Sept 23rd

  7. OktoBREWfest in Greeely! Sept 29 and 30 with a VIP beer event on the 30th.

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