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2021 Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Releases & Celebrations

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Believe it or not, summer is once again drawing to a close. 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 for future weeks.

Colorado Craft Breweries That Have Already Released Oktoberfest Beers This Year

  • 105 West Brewing – Dirty Logger Oktoberfest Lager
  • 4 Noses Brewing – Oktoberfest
  • Avery Brewing – The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest Lager
  • Banded Oak – Märzen
  • Bristol Brewing – Red Baron Oktoberfest
  • Call to Arms Brewing – Seshtoberfest
  • Cheluna Brewing – Octubrefiesta Märzenbier
  • City Star Brewing – Oktoberfest Festbier
  • Great Divide – Hoss Oktoberfest Lager
  • Green Mountain Beer Company – Märzen
  • Grimm Brothers – Farmer’s Daughter
  • Guanella Pass Brewing – O’zapft is! Oktoberfest Märzen
  • Holidaily Brewing — Adventure Series Oktoberfest (see below for upcoming party on Sept. 18)
  • Halfpenny Brewing – Oktoberfest
  • Epic Brewing – Munich Mayhem Marzen
  • Lady Justice Brewing – Ladyhosen Märzen
  • Left Hand Brewing – Oktoberfest
  • Liquid Mechanics Brewing  – Märzen
  • Little Machine Beer – Märzen Attacks Festbier
  • New Image Brewing – Notoberfest Märzen
  • Odell Brewing – Oktoberfest
  • Oskar Blues Brewery – Festbier (taproom only)
  • Prost Brewing – Märzen
  • Ratio Beerworks – Stay Gold Oktoberfest Märzen
  • Ska Brewing – Oktoberfest
  • Station 26 – Oktoberfest Märzen
  • WeldWerks Brewing – Märzen
  • Westbound & Down – 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

Friday, September 17

Oktoberfest! Festbier Release @ Spice Trade Brewing – 8775 E Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO

Spice Trade Brewing
Photo by Tristan Chan–

Friday, September 17 – Noon

Beer: Spice Trade Festbier

Other Highlights:  $20 for a 1L beer stein and first fill is free! and German food specials


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

Friday, September 17, Noon-10pm

Beer: Release of Comrade’s Hunt for Red Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: Bring your German glassware to be filled, Costumes encouraged.


Oktoberfest @ Launch Pad Brewing – 884 S Buckley Road, Aurora, CO

Friday, September 17 – 3pm

Beer: Marzen beer release

Other Highlights: stein holding competition, costume contest, German food truck, pong throwing


Festbier Release @ Beyond the Mountain Brewing – 6035 Longbow Drive Unit 9 Boulder, CO

Friday, September 17 – 3pm

Beer: Festbier

Other Highlights: TBA


OktoberfestFest @ MainStage Brewing – 450 Main St., Lyons, CO

Friday, September 17 – Saturday, September 18: 4pm – 10pm

Beer:

Bierstadt – Oktoberfest
Bootstrap – Oktoberfestbier
Call To Arms – Oktoberfest
Cellar West – Oktoberfest
City Star – Festbier
Comrade – The Hunt for Red Oktoberfest
Fritz Family – Festbier
Gravity – Barrel Aged Marzen
GrossenBart – Oktoberfest
Left Hand – Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
MainStage/Mirror Image – Oktoberfest
Oskar Blues – Festbier
Prost – Oktoberfest
Ratio – Stay Gold Oktoberfest
Ska – Oktoberfest
Station 26 – Oktoberfest
Upslope – Festbier
Weldwerks – Marzen
Westbound – Oktoberfest
Wibby – Wibtoberfest

Other Highlights: Polka, Dirndls, Lederhosen, Games, Pretzels & More


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

Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19

Beer: Paulaner

Other Highlights: German music, biergarten, late-night German techno dance party, Grimm Brother’s Fairytale performance, Oktoberfest Pageant, grape stomp competition, corn hole tournament, Daschund Races, and Kidtoberfest featuring kid friendly food.


Loveland Oktoberfest @ Fairground Park – 700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland, CO

Friday, September 17: 4-10pm & Saturday, September 18: Noon – 10pm

Beer: Grimm Brothers Brewing

Other Highlights: Stein Hoisting competition, german food and polka music and more


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

Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19, 12pm-10pm

Beer: Spaten

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


Saturday, September 18

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest @ Prost Brewing Company – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest 2021
Courtesy of Prost Brewing

 

Saturday Sept 18, Sat Sept 25,  and Sat Oct 2.

And Every Saturday in October at the new location in Highlands Ranch (opening Oct 4).

Beer: Prost Märzen

Other Highlights: Marzen tapping, Live music, stein hoisting contests, German sing alongs, German eats, and Oktoberfest swag giveaways.


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

Saturday, September 18, 11am-11pm

Beer: Docktoberfest Lager release and Helles, Franconian Lager, Dunkle

Other Highlights: German food from Wood Paddle, Music by Polka Folka, Stein hoisting competition at 12:30pm


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

Saturday, September 18, 12pm-9pm

Beer: Bierstadt Oktoberfest Märzen Release

Other Highlights: Axe throwing, live music, costumes, german good, $120 you get your own personal 10 liter keg of Oktoberfest Märzen


Oktoberfest @ Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson Street, CO

Saturday, September 18, Noon -10pm

Beer:

Chuckanut Fest Lager
Jack’s Abby Copper Legend
La Cumbre Oktoberfest
Mountains Walking Oktoberfest
Wiseacre Oktoberfest Flowzie
Half Acre Lager Town
Westbound & Down Oktoberfest
Dry Dock Docktoberfest
Bierstadt Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: The Royal Aces playing music from 2-6pm


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

Saturday, September 28 from 12pm – 10pm

Beer: Special Helles and Fresh Hop

Other Highlights:

2021 Seedstock Oktoberfest steins – $25 keep the stein and beers just $5 the rest of the night!
Tasty traditional German food from The G Wagon food truck
1/2 off first pint if you come dressed in lederhosen or dirndl
Hammerschlagen and cornhole


Third Anniversary Wunderbar @ Burns Family Artisan Ales – 2505 West 2nd Avenue Unit #13, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 18, Before 1pm

Beer: Corraga Shorttankard Marzen

Other Highlights:  Join Burns Family Artisan Ales in celebrating their 3rd anniversary. Anyone who gets in line before Noon receives a free 500mL pour of their Corraga Shorttankard Marzen.


Okfauxberfest Triple Beer Release @ WestFax Brewing – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Saturday, September 18: Noon – 11pm

Beer:

𝐎𝐤𝐟𝐚𝐮𝐱𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐳𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐁𝐕: 𝟓.𝟔%
German Marzen inspired Kveik Lager. Medium bodies, rich, caramel and toasty with herbal and spicy bitterness. Hops: Saaz & Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Malts: Munich & Vienna.
𝐃𝐮𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐁𝐕: 𝟓.𝟐%
This dark fountain beer presents notes of freshly baked bread, chocolate and toffee with a touch of noble hop character. Hops: Saaz & Hallertau Mittelfrüh. Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Vienna & Caramunich.
𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐁𝐕: 𝟓.𝟒%
Pilsner fermented with Norwegian Kveik yeast. Crisp & clean and extremely crushable with herbal notes and a touch of white grape. Hops: Hallertau Mittelfrüh & Saaz.
All beers available on draft & to-go

Other Highlights:

Hammerschlagen, Stein Holding Contest, Cornhole & Giant Jenga! Custom Steins and German food from Little Red’s Kitchen


Oktoberfest @ River North Brewery – 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO + 3400 Blake Street, Denver, CO

Saturday, September 18 at 1pm

Beer: River North Oktoberfest

Other Highlights:

Limited edition Oktoberfest mugs and:

2pm: Alpine Horn Competition at Blake Street
4pm: Alpine Horn Competition at Washington Street


Castle Rock Oktoberfest @ Wilcox Square – 301 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO

Saturday, September 18, 1pm-9pm

Beer: Southern Colorado Craft Breweries

Other Highlights:  Food trucks and family games


Oktoberfest Celebration @ LUKI Brewery – 14715 W 64th Ave Units A&B, Arvada, CO 80004

Photo courtesy of LUKI Brewery

Saturday, September 18 to October 2, 2021

Join LUKI for a two-week celebration to honor one of their favorite beer holidays—Oktoberfest. Enter into their annual coloring contest ($1 entry goes to Jefferson Center for Mental Health) to win a free growler and fill. Enjoy Bavarian pretzels with authentic German mustard from XLVII’s Bakery and top it off with fresh, cold LUKI brews. Make sure to mark your calendars as well for the following Oktoberfest-themed events:

  • Stein Painting with Into the Fire
    Saturday, September 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.
    LUKI Brewery is kicking off Oktoberfest right with stein painting. For $40, you’ll get to paint a 32-oz ceramic beer stein while drinking a free beer! Into The Fire Pottery will be on hand to help with techniques for making your stein absolutely wunderbar. They’ll also take the steins to fire them, returning your masterpiece a week later. Pick them up at the brewery and rock them at LUKI for the rest of Oktoberfest (through October 3) for special discounts on select beers! Prost! Reserve your spot via Eventbrite and pay the day of.
  • Beer and Cupcake Pairing with Gold Mine Cupcakes
    Saturday, September 25 at 4 p.m.
    For $20, get a flight of LUKI beer tasters and four perfectly paired, fall-inspired cupcakes from Gold Mine Cupcakes. Reserve your spot via Eventbrite and pay the day of.
  • The Return of Grammy’s Pumpkin Pie
    Friday, October 1 at 12 p.m.
    Back by popular demand, LUKI will tap Grammy’s Pumpkin Pie, the quintessential fall pumpkin beer using an old Smith family spice blend recipe, roasted butternut squash, brown sugar and pumpkin puree. 
  • Live Music From Polka Folka
    Saturday, October 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
    Join LUKI For an evening with Polka Folka, playing an eclectic mix of polkas, waltzes, folk and dance music

Holidaily Brewing Gluten-Free Oktoberfest @ Holidaily Brewing (Golden taproom location)  — 801 Brickyard Cir, Golden, CO

Holliday Brewing Oktoberfest 2021
Holliday Brewing Social Media

Saturday, September 18, 10am

Beer (Already released): Adventure Series Oktoberfest

Other Highlights: “The celebration starts this Saturday at the Golden taproom, at 10am. We’ll have food trucks, soft pretzels, games, and BOGO free Oktoberfest cases! Don’t forget to pre-order our Oktoberfest party pack before the price goes up on Friday!”


Saturday, September 25

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest @ Prost Brewing Company – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest 2021
Courtesy of Prost Brewing

Saturday Sept 18, Sat Sept 25,  and Sat Oct 2.

And Every Saturday in October at the new location in Highlands Ranch (opening Oct 4).

Beer: Prost Märzen

Other Highlights: Marzen tapping, Live music, stein hoisting contests, German sing alongs, German eats, and Oktoberfest swag giveaways.


Saturday, October 2

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest @ Prost Brewing Company – 2540 19th St, Denver, CO

Prost Brewing Oktoberfest 2021
Courtesy of Prost Brewing

Saturday Sept 18, Sat Sept 25,  and Sat Oct 2.

And Every Saturday in October at the new location in Highlands Ranch (opening Oct 4).

Beer: Prost Märzen

Other Highlights: Marzen tapping, Live music, stein hoisting contests, German sing alongs, German eats, and Oktoberfest swag giveaways.


More Oktoberfest celebrations will be added for upcoming weeks! Is your brewery hosting an Oktoberfest event? Feel free to contact us and we’ll update this list.


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