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2018 Beer Lover’s 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. Keep in mind, we’ll keep adding Oktoberfest beers from Colorado’s craft breweries as they’re released, as well as Oktoberfest celebration events as they’re announced.


Colorado Craft Breweries That Have Already Released Oktoberfest Beers This Year

  • 4 Noses- Oktoberfest
  • Avery Brewing – The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
  • Banded Oak Brewing – Märzen (Denver taproom only)
  • Boulder Beer – Festbier
  • Bristol Brewing – Red Baron Oktoberfest
  • CB & Potts – Wisen (taproom only)
  • City Star Brewing – Oktoberfest Festbier (Berthoud taproom only)
  • Dry Dock – Docktoberfest
  • Great Divide – Hoss Oktoberfest Lager
  • Green Mountain Beer Company – Märzen (Lakewood taproom only)
  • Grimm Brothers – Farmer’s Daughter
  • Halfpenny Brewing – Oktoberfest (Centennial taproom only)
  • Left Hand – Oktoberfest
  • Little Machine – Märzen Attacks Festbier (Denver taproom only)
  • Maxline Brewing – Oktoberfest (Fort Collins taproom only)
  • Odell – Oktoberfest
  • Odyssey Beerwerks – Oktoberfest Märzen (Arvada taproom only)
  • Resolute Brewing – Spruce Willis Spruce Tip Märzen (Centennial taproom only)
  • Ska Brewing – Oktoberfest

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


Upcoming Oktoberfest Celebrations and Releases

Platt Park Oktoberfest Märzen Release @ Platt Park Brewing – 1875 S Pearl Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, August 28

Beer: Platt Park Oktoberfest Märzen release

Herbstwald Marzen Release @ Woods Boss Brewing – 2010 California Street, Denver, CO

Friday, August 31

Beer: Herbstwald Marzen release

November-Fest Maerzen Release @ Front Range Brewing – 400 W. South Boulder Rd Lafayette, CO

Saturday, September 1

Beer: Front Range Brewing November-Fest Maerzen release

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

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Saturday, September 1, 10am-6pm

Beer: Various New Belgium Beers

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.

Beaver Creek Oktoberfest @ Beaver Creek Mountain –210 Offerson Rd, Avon, CO

Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, September 2, 11am-6pm

Beer: TBA

Other Highlights: Live music, stein hoisting, costume contest, brat eating contest.

Oktoberfest Märzen Release @ Großen Bart Brewery -1025 Delaware Ave Unit A, Longmont, CO

Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, September 2, 11am-6pm

Beer: Friendly Mutton Chop Märzen Release

Other Highlights: N/A

Elktoberfest @ The Barrel – 251 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO

Saturday, September 1 – Sunday, September 30

Beer: Several Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers throughout the month.

Other Highlights: $5.50 Sam Adams Oktoberfest 20oz mug specials

O’zapft is! Oktoberfest Märzen @ Guanella Pass Brewing – 501 Rose Street, Georgetown, CO

Saturday, September 1

Beer: O’zapft is! Oktoberfest Märzen release

Septemberfest @ Briar Common Brewery + Eatery – 2298 Clay Street, Denver, CO

Monday, September 3 at 3pm

Beer: Earth to Märzen Release

Other Highlights: Grilling up burgers and brats + merch sale.

Oktoberfest Lager Release @Wild Woods Brewing – 5460 Conestoga Ct. Boulder, CO

Thursday, September 6 at 4-9pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Lager release

Other Highlights: Monzu food truck

Oktave Märzen Release @ Ursula Brewing – 2101 N Ursula St Unit 10, Aurora, Co

Friday, September 7

Beer: Oktave Märzen release

Vail Oktoberfest @ Lionshead Village -380 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail CO

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 12am-10pm

Beer: TBA

Other Highlights: Live music, stein hoisting, costume contest, keg bowling, brat eating contest.

Breckenridge Oktoberfest @ Breckenridge Resort –1627 Ski Hill Rd Breckenridge, CO

Photo courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9, 2pm-5pm

Beer: Paulaner, no craft options available.

Other Highlights: Main Street Party, Brewmaster’s Dinner, Hockey Tournament, Oktoberfest Brunch, 5k Trail Run

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

Friday, September 7 from 6-10pm and Saturday, September 8 11-10pm

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

Other Highlights: Friday music from The Polkanauts, Saturday music from Peter Kron Band, The Austrian Connection and The Rhinelanders. German food, stein hoisting contest and costumes.

Liquid Mechanics Märzen @ Liquid Mechanics Brewing – 297 N. Hwy 287 Suite 100, Lafayette, CO

Friday, September 7

Beer: Liquid Mechanics Märzen release

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


Saturday, September 8, 11am-11pm

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

Other Highlights: Stein holding competition at 2pm. Music from Polka Folka Free to attend.

Double Barrel-Aged Oktoberfest Release @ Fiction Brewing – 7101 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 8

Beer: Double Barrel-Aged Oktoberfest release. Aged 12 months in Breckenridge, then Buffalo Trace second use barrels.

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

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

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

Other Highlights: Wibby Brewing’s 3rd Anniversary Party. 11am Traditional Märzen Firkin tapping. Noon cornhole tournament.  Music starting at 2:30pm musical acts from Jackson Cloud Odyssey, Dub Haiku and headlinerDead Floyd. Stein hoisting contest; malt sack races; keg bowling and goofy costume contests with PRIZES for the most festive; best yodeler, wildest moustache, + best dressed pet! Food from On The Hook Fish and Chips Food Truck, Schnibs Pretzels, Gunter’s Bavarian Grille and Best One Yet vegan ice cream!

Alpine and Ales Oktoberfest @ Winter Park Resort –85 Parsenn Rd, Winter Park, CO

Saturday, September 9, 11am-4pm

Beer: Anchor Brewing, Butcherknife Brewing Company, Copper Kettle Brewing, DESTIHL Brewery, Hideaway Park Brewery, Fiction Beer Company, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing, Sapporo USA, Soulcraft Brewing, Storm Peak Brewing, Sufferfest Brewing, The Peak, Wynkoop Brewing

Other Highlights: Chainsaw carving, Live music from Pandas & People and Voodoo Kings

Festbier Release @ Our Mutual Friend Brewery – 2810 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, September 11

Beer: Our Mutual Friend Festbier Release

Other Highlights: Release will also feature a keep the glass event, OMF will be selling a ceramic stein and two 20oz pours for $15.

Barbarian Dinner @ The Farmhouse -1015 S Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO

Thursday, September 13, 6pm-9pm

Beer: Grimm Brothers Beers

Other Highlights: Storytelling, beers, and communal barbarian inspired dinner all included for $60 admission. Bring your own knife.

5th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration @ 4 Noses Brewing –8855 W 116th Cir, Broomfield, CO

Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16

Beer: 4 Noses Brewing Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday, 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm, Stein holding contests, 1 Liter pours, food trucks, limited number of Das Boots custom branded 4 Noses Oktoberfest logo, German attire encouraged.

OktoberWest 2018 @ Steamboat Mountain Village – 2305 Mount Werner Cir, Steamboat, CO

Friday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15

Beer: Friday night beer stroll, and Saturday Beer Garden featuring 40 Colorado craft breweries,

Other Highlights: Beef tasting and live music

Schatzi’s Oktoberfest @ Bega Park – 2250 West Main Street, Littleton, CO

Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16

Beer: Paulaner

Other Highlights: live bands, dancing, vendors, stein hoisting contests, German food

Barnett’s Oktoberfest @ Barnett and Son Brewing –18425 Pony Express Dr Unit 125, Parker, CO

Friday, September 14 – Saturday, September 15 from 3-10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest & Dunkelweizen

Other Highlights: Outfits encouraged, German food provided by Lante Brau-Casa, stein hoisting competition, steins available for sale.

Parker Oktoberfest @ O’Brien Memorial Park  – 10795 Victorian Dr, Parker, CO

Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16

Beer: Paulaner

Other Highlights: Grimm Brother’s Fairytale performance, Oktoberfest Pageant, German band, Daschund Races,

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

Friday, September 14, 4-10pm – Saturday, September 15, Noon-10pm

Beer: German-style beers from all of Loveland’s breweries and of course Grimm Brothers Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Oktoberfest Lager

Other Highlights: Stein hoisting contest, costume contest, CSU’s German Club providing lessons on German heritage. Music from Nueve Polka and Thirsty Five Food Vendors and Hammerschlagen Tournament!

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

Friday, September 14, Noon-11pm

Beer: Release of Comrade’s Oktoberfest Lager

Other Highlights: Stein holding contest, Costumes encouraged. Wing Wagon Grill will be serving up grilled Whole Foods Sausage soaked in Comrade Oktoberfest beer.

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

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

Beer: Lone Tree Brewing’s FestBier Lager release

Other Highlights: Fall Farmer’s Market at 11am. Polka Band from 2-6pm , Stein Hoisting Competition at 4pm, Woodhill Small Batch BBQ serving up beer brats, sauerkraut and other traditional German Style food.

Bierstadt Oktoberfest Märzen Release @ Bierstadt Lagerhaus – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 15

Beer: Bierstadt Oktoberfest Märzen release

All Colorado Oktoberfest @ The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar – 412 E. Main St, Buena Vista, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 15 from Noon-10pm

Beer: Buena Vista’s The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar will host its 3rd annual All-Colorado Oktoberfest Celebration featuring 5 beers from Bierstadt Lagerhaus as well as several other German-style beers from Colorado breweries.

Other Highlights: They’ll also have German-style food and vinyl.

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

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Saturday, September 15, 12pm-10pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzens & Fall Seasonals from Black Shirt Brewing Co, Mockery Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Company – Denver Taproom, Odell Brewing RiNo, 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. and Ironton Distilling.

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

Copper Kettle Oktoberfest Release @ Copper Kettle Brewing -1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 15, 12pm-10pm

Beer: Copper Kettle Oktoberfest release, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter Release.

Other Highlights: Stein Hoisting competition for free beer all day. Strings And The Box (band)

Rocktoberfest Release @ Rock Bottom Brewery  – 2875 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Tuesday, September 18, 6pm-6:30pm

Beer: Rock Bottom Brewery will be releasing their Rocktoberfest German Marzen.

Other Highlights: A portion of proceeds from the sale of Rocktoberfest will benefit Earthlinks, a Denver non-profit who provides a work program for homeless and low income people.

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

Saturday, September 15, 1-10pm

Beer: Odell Brewing

Other Highlights: Live music wine from Wilbur’s Total Beverage, and German-style cuisine.

Seshtoberfest @ Call to Arms Brewery – 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

Friday, September 21

Beer: Seshtoberfest, a Session Oktoberfest release.

49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest  @ Downtown Denver – 2100 Larimer St, Denver, CP

September 21 – September 23 & September 28 – September 30

Beer: Spaten Oktoberfest, Franziskaner Weissbier, no other craft options available.

Other Highlights: Stein Hoisting Competition,  Brat Eating Competition, Live Music, Long Dog Derby, Silent Disco.

Boulder Oktoberfest @ Central Park -1236 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO

Friday, September 21 – Saturday, September 22

Beer: Paulaner, Stem Ciders

Other Highlights: Cornhole arena, NagelSpiel, Keg Bowling, Gelande Quaffing, Deutsch photo booth, facepainting, Stein Hoisting, Nuns of Brixton (band), Austrian Connection (Band), Sublime Tribute Band.

Prost Märzen @ Prost Brewing – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO

Prost Brewing Company
Photo by Dustin Hall, The Brewtography Project

Saturday, September 22

Beer: Prost Oktoberfest Märzen release

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

Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest @ Highlands Ranch Town Center – W. Highlands Ranch Pkwy & Town Center Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO

Saturday, September 22, 2-10pm

Beer: Paulaner

Other Highlights: Live German Music, Live Rock Music, German Dancing, Games, Rides & Inflatables for the Kids, Magician/Balloon Artist, Dachshund Races

Destro Dunkel Marzen @ High Hops Brewery – 6461 State Highway 392, Windsor, CO

Saturday, September 22

Beer: Destro Dunkel Marzen, and Cherbocka Dark Lager aged on black and tart cherries release

Other Highlights: Chaulkboard Gourmet Express serving German-style food and live music from Andrew Wynne from 5-7pm

Oktoberfest @ Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs – 5845 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday, September 22 7-10pm

Beer: Bristol Brewing

Other Highlights: music featuring The Rhinelanders German band, as well as members of the Colorado Springs Chorale

Greeley OktoBREWfest  @ Lincoln Park – 8th Street and 9th Avenue, Greeley, CO

Friday, September 28 from 5-10pm – Saturday, September 29, 11am-9pm

Beer: Craft beer from various Northern Colorado breweries

Other Highlights: food vendors, games, face painting, pie eating contest, stein hoisting contest.

Avery Oktoberfest @ Avery Brewing – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30

Beer: The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest release

Other Highlights: Costumes encouraged, German-inspired menu all weekend.

Colorado Springs Oktoberfest @ Western Museum of Mining and Industry –225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO

Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30

Beer: TBA

Other Highlights: daschund races, Oktoberfest 8K

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

Saturday, September 29

Beer: Pikes Peak Oktoberfest release

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

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Saturday, September 29, 11am – 11pm

Beer: Oktoberfest Märzen-style Lager release

Other Highlights: Lederhosen and dirndls welcome, Masskrugstemmen stein hoisting contest, The Polkanauts performing and Order 26 serving up a German menu.

Black Forest Oktoberfest @ Black Forest Brewing –11590 Black Forest Rd #50, Black Forest, CO

Saturday, September 29, 11am-10pm

Beer: TBA

Other Highlights: German games & prizes.

Paradox Oktoberfest @ Paradox Brewing, 10 Buffalo Ct. Divide, CO

Saturday, September 29, Noon

Beer: Paradox Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: Live music, German-style fare, horse shoe and corn hole tournament.

Goatoberfest @ Gilded Goat Brewing  – 3500 S. College Ave Unit 194, Fort Collins, CO

Saturday, September 29 12pm – 7pm

Beer: Gilded Goat’s Festbier

Other Highlights: German music Günter’s Bavarian Grill serving up Bavarian-inspired food, stein hoisting competition,

9th Annual OctoBEERfest @ Conifer Chamber of Commerce – 25997 Conifer Road – Second Floor, Conifer CO

Saturday, September 29, 1pm-4pm

Beer: Homebrew competition sponsored by Green Mountain Beer Company, Mad Jack’s Mountain Brewery, Landlocked Ales, and El Rancho Brewing

Other Highlights:  German garb encouraged. $25 admission

Castle Rock Oktoberfest @ Old Town Fort Collins – 3rd and Cherry Street, Castle Rock, CO

Saturday, September 29, 1pm-9pm

Beer: Lost Highway, Empyrean Brewing, Mason Ale Works, Astro Tap House,  Burly Brewing, Bristol Brewing, Lone Treet Brewing, Jagged Mountain Brewery, Odyssey Beerworks, Barnett and Sons Brewing, 105 West, Rockyard Brewing,

Other Highlights:  TBA

Seedstock Oktoberfest @ Seedstock Brewery – 3610 W Colfax Ave, Denver, Co

Saturday, September 29, 4pm-11pm

Beer: Seedstock Oktoberfest Märzen

Other Highlights:  Come dressed in traditional German attire and receive a free stein (first come, first served, limited quantity), stein hoisting competition, corn hole, The Alan Polivka Band, Wilder Meats and Eats serving brats.

Zuni Street Brewing Oktoberfest @ Zuni Street Brewing –2355 W. 29TH Ave, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 29, 4pm-6pm

Beer: Zuni Street Brewing Vienna-style Lager

Other Highlights:  Thirsty 5 Oompa Band

Oktoberfest @ Twenty Brew Tap House – 11187 Sheridan Blvd, # 10, Westminster, Co

Saturday, October 6, 3pm-6pm

Beer: TBA

Other Highlights: $30 Keep the Glass plus Unlimited Drinking

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

Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6, 4pm – 10pm

Beer: Left Hand Brewing and other Longmont breweries

Other Highlights: JJ Grey and Mofro

Oktoberfest at the Ale House GJ @ Ale House Grand Junction – 2531 North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO

Saturday, October 6, 5pm-10pm

Beer: 6-8 local breweries

Other Highlights: Live music

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

Saturday, October 13, 2pm-6pm

Beer: 20 local breweries and cideries

Other Highlights: VIP tickets feature free parking, exclusive beer tastings, complimentary food, and a commemorative1-liter stein.

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

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