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2023 Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Releases & Celebrations

2023 Guide to Colorado’s Oktoberfest Releases & Celebrations
Brian Phipps

The 2023 Oktoberfest season is here! Polka season is here! Dirndls and lederhosen season is here! Hopefully, you’ve been working out those arms as stein-holding competition season is here! From this Friday, August 25 to Sunday, October 1, there are a ton of Oktoberfest releases and events. You can find events and beer releases across Colorado and many breweries are offering exciting steins to take home. Festbiers and märzens all around! Prost!

Check out the list below, in chronological order, for all of the 2023 Oktoberfest beer releases and celebrations across Colorado.

Colorado Craft Breweries That Have Already Released Oktoberfest Beers This Year

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

This year’s Colorado Oktoberfest Roundup was made possible by our friends at On Tap Credit Union

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Upcoming Oktoberfest Celebrations and Releases

Friday, August 25

Oktoberfest – Märzen-Style Lager @ Verboten Brewing – 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO 80537

Verboten Oktoberfest Release
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/VerbotenBrewing
  • Friday, August 25, 12 pm – 11 pm
  • Beer: Oktoberfest – Märzen-Style Lager
  • Other Highlights: The brew is available on tap or 16 oz 4-packs.

Oktoberfest Beer Release @ City Star Brewing – 321 Mountain Ave, Berthoud, CO 80513

City Star Oktoberfest Festbier
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/CityStarBrewing
    • Friday, August 25, 3 pm – 9 pm
    • Beer: Oktoberfest Fiestbier Lager
    • Other Highlights: Limited supply of commemorative 0.5L City Star steins will be available for purchase. Lederhosen and dirndl dresses welcome! Steamy Weiners Food Truck Serving out front featuring special German-themed menu items.

Saturday, September 2

Oktoberfest 2023 @ Großen Bart Brewery – 1025 Delaware Ave Ste C, Longmont, CO 80501

Grossen Bart Mutton Chops

    • Saturday, September 2, Starting at 1 pm
    • Beer: Oktoberfest
    • Other Highlights: Stein holding contest included. Urban Hotdog Collective will be serving Oktoberfest foods.

Oktoberfest @ Odyssey Beerwerks – 5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada, CO 80002

Odyssey Beerwerks 2023 Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/OdysseyBeerwerks
    • Saturday, September 2, 2 pm – 10 pm
    • Beer: Märzen
    • Other Highlights: The Mayor of Arvada, Marc Williams, will tap the first keg at 2 pm. The first beer out of that keg is free! In addition, Odyssey Beerwerks BEER STEINS are available for $25 and you get one free pour! Schnitzelwirt will be selling schnitzels, wurst, and more.

Friday, September 8

Vail Oktoberfest @ Lionshead Village – 521 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO

2023 Vail Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/VailOktoberfest
    • Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10 and Friday, September 15 – Sunday September 17
    • Vail Oktoberfest returns for its two-weekend Bavarian extravaganza of competitions, contests, flowing German beer, German delicacies, traditional music and dance, children’s entertainment, and more. The first weekend will be at Lionshead Village September 8-10.

Copper Kettle’s Oktoberfest 2023 @ Copper Kettle – 1338 S Valentia St #100, Denver, CO 80247

2023 Copper Kettle Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/CopperKettleBrewing
    • Friday, September 8, 2 pm – Saturday, September 9, 10 pm
    • Beers:  Oktoberfest Lager, Dunkel Lager, Hefeweizen
    • Other Highlights: Copper Kettle 1-liter steins will be available for purchase. Hammerschlagen (aka Stump Game) is available both days. A Dirndl & Lederhosen contest will be on Saturday.

Saturday, September 9

100% Gluten-free Oktoberfest! @ Holidaily Brewing Company

2023 Holidaily Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/holidailybrewingcompany
    • Saturday, September 9, 11 am – 10 pm
    • Beer: Märzen
    • Other Highlights: Food trucks & vendors, costume contest, stein holding contest

Diebolt Oktoberfest @ Diebolt Brewing – 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211

2023 Diebolt Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/DenverPhilOrch
    • Saturday, September 9, 7 – 10 pm
    • Fundraiser for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. A $45 ticket gets you two beers, German food, and a performance by a string quartet!

DOGtoberfest @ River North Brewing – 6021 Washington St A, Denver, CO 80216

2023 River North DOGtoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery
    • Saturday, September 9, Starting at 1 pm
    • Beer: Festbier
    • Other Highlights: Oktoberfest mugs available. Dog-related businesses on-site and get a dog caricature drawn.

Kölschfest @ Wiley Roots Brewing – 625 3rd St D, Greeley, CO 80631

2023 Wiley Roots Kolschfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/wileyrootsbrewing
    • Saturday, September 9, 12 – 10 pm
    • Beer: Three different Kölsch variants
    • Other Highlights: Beer is served as traditional kölsch service. This is where you pre-purchase your beers ahead of time, receive a coaster upon entering, and then your beers will be poured at your seat. $15 for pre-purchase (or $18 at the door) includes four pours and a Wiley Roots glass.

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Launch Pad Oktoberfest @ Launch Pad Brewery – 884 S Buckley Rd, Aurora, CO 80017

2023 Launch Pad Brewery Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/launchpadbrewery
    • Saturday, September 9, Starting at 11 am
    • Beers: Albier, Eisbock, Hefeweizen, Märzen
    • Other Highlights: Schnitzelwirt food truck, drinking games, and costume contests, and savor exclusive German craft brews such as Altbier, Eisbock, Hefeweizen, and Maerzen.

Lone Tree Oktoberfest Celebration @ Lone Tree Brewing – 8200 Park Meadows Dr #8222, Lone Tree, CO

2023 Lone Tree Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: radcraftbeer.com
    • Saturday, September 9, 11 am – 10 pm
    • Beer: Lone Tree Brewing will feature their Oktoberfest and tap a Weizen to be served at the tasting room only during their 2023 Oktoberfest celebration.
    • Other Highlights: Outdoor craft market

Oktoberfest, Part II: Kölsch Service @ Odyssey Beerwerks – 5535 W 56th Ave #107, Arvada, CO 80002

2023 Odyssey Beerwerks Oktoberfest Part 2
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/OdysseyBeerwerks
    • Saturday, September 9, 2 pm – 6 pm
    • Beer: High Ods Kölsch
    • Other Highlights: Odyssey will be providing Kölsch service where guests get their first pour at the bar along with a coaster. Go sit down and drink. Bartenders will be coming around and refilling your glass, marking your coaster each time you’ve received a pour. When you’re all done, you bring your coaster up to the front and pay. 

Okfauxberfest 2023 @ Westfax Brewing – 6733 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214

2023 Okfauxberfest WestFax Brewing
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/westfaxbrewingcompany
    • Saturday, September 9, 1 pm – 12 am
    • Beer: TBA
    • Other Highlights: A special on filling stein glasses, live music, games, and German food.

Small-Tober Fest @ New Image Brewing Wheat Ridge – 9505 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/nibrewing
    • Every Saturday from September 9 – October 7, 12 pm – 6 pm
    • Beer: Releasing three special lagers: $16 gets you 4 pours of lager served via kölsch service; $24 for 4 pours and a small-tober glass; $10 for the glass only.
    • Other Highlights: Live music and local vendors.

Wednesday, September 13

Gravity Brewing’s 11th Anniversary and Oktoberfest @ Gravity Brewing – 1150 Pine St, Louisville, CO 80027

Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/GravityBrewing
  • Wednesday, September 13, 3 pm – Saturday, September 16, Starting at 9 pm
  • Beers: Festbier tapping on Saturday, September 16 starting at noon, but other releases throughout the duration of the celebration
  • Other Highlights: Trivia on Wednesday evening

Friday, September 15

“Junc Fest” Märzen Beer Release @ Base Camp Beer Works – 2575 U.S. 6 & 50, UNIT C, Grand Junction, CO 81501

2023 Base Camp Beer Works 2023 Junc Fest
Photo courtesy of Base Camp Beer Works.

Vail Oktoberfest @ Vail Village – Blue Jay Way, Vail, CO

2023 Vail Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/VailOktoberfest
    • Vail Oktoberfest returns for its two-weekend Bavarian extravaganza of competitions, contests, flowing German beer, German delicacies, traditional music and dance, children’s entertainment and more. The second weekend will be at Vail Village September 15-17.

Verboten Oktoberfest Celebration @ Verboten Brewing – 127 E 5th St, Loveland, CO 80537

2023 Verboten Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/VerbotenBrewing
    • Friday, September 15, Starting at 12 pm
    • Beers: Märzen & Festbier
    • Other Highlights: 20 oz Tankard mugs

Saturday, September 16

Castle Rock Oktoberfest @ Wilcox Square – 4th St and Wilcox St, Castle Rock, CO

2023 Castle Rock Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownCastleRock
    • Saturday, September 16, 1 – 9 pm
    • Beer: 
      • Lone Tree Brewing Company
      • ​Peak View Brewing Company
      • Great Divide Brewing Co.
      • Mystic Mountain Distillery
      • ​Uhl’s Brewing Co.
      • BURLY Brewing Company 
      • Rockyard Brewing Company LLC
      • Los Dos Potrillos Cervecería
      • 4Noses Brewing Co. 
      • Wild Blue Yonder
    • Other Highlights: Live bands, food trucks, beer, cocktails, and vendor booths.

Dry Dock Oktoberfest @ Dry Dock Brewing South Dock Location – 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

  • Saturday, September 16, 11am – 8pm
  • Beer: 
    • Helles
    • Lager
    • Altbier
    • Two-Time Silver Award Winning Docktoberfest
    • & the usual suspects!
  • Other Highlights: Music, German specials from a food truck, outdoor seating, and costumes are encouraged!

Long Table’s Oktoberfest Block Party @ Long Table Brewhouse – 2895 Fairfax St, Denver, CO 80207

2023 Long Table Brewhouse Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/LNGTBL
  • Saturday, September 16, 12 – 6 pm
  • Beers: A variety of special beers including a Oak Aged Doppelbock in Law’s Whiskey Rye Barrels.
  • Other Highlights: Food, live music, and t-shirt printing.

Mythmaker Oktoberfest Celebration @ Mythmaker Brewing – 1035 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80521

2023 Mythmaker Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/mythmakerbrewing
    • Saturday, September 16, Starting at 12 pm
    • Beers: Oktoberfest Märzen and Party Beer: Festbier
    • Other Highlights: Both beers will be available in one-liter boot glasses.

Station 26 Oktoberfest 2023 @ Station 26 Brewing – 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207

2023 Station 26 Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/S26BC
    • Saturday, September 16, 11 am – 7 pm
    • Beer: Oktoberfest Lager
    • Other Highlights: Live music from 1 – 4 pm!

10th Annual Zwei Oktoberfest @ Zwei Brewing – 4612 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO

Zwei Oktoberfest 2023

    • Saturday, September 16, 1 pm – 11 pm
    • Beer: Märzen (Oktoberfest)
    • Delicious European cuisine provided by Pierogies Factory and hot, tasty brats by Wild Brats.
    • Other Highlights: Live music: Blue Grama Bluegrass 1-3pm + Randy Eckhart & the Dutch Music Hop Makers 4-7pm

Saturday, September 23

A-Basin Oktoberfest in the Mountains @ Arapahoe Basin Ski Area – 28194 US Highway 6, Dillon, CO 80435

2023 A-Basin Oktoberfest
https://www.facebook.com/ArapahoeBasinSkiArea
    • Saturday, September 23, 1 pm – Sunday, September 24 – 4 pm
    • Admission includes an Arapahoe Basin stein and one beer.

Cabin Creek’s 4th Annual Oktoberfest @ 577 Twenty-Second St, Georgetown, CO 80444

2023 Cabin Creek Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/cabincreekbrewing
  • Saturday, September 23, 11 am – Close
  • Beer: Festbier “Höllenblitz”
  • Other Highlights: Live music, food, and competitions.

Sunday, September 24

Oktoberfest 5k @ Wibby Brewing – 209 Emery St, Longmont, CO 80501

2023 Wibby Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/wibbybrewing
    • Sunday, September 24, 10 am – 1 pm
    • Part of the Colorado Brewery Running Series, tickets for this 5k walk/run are $35 (plus fees) and include a beer.

This post was made possible through support from On Tap Credit Union. If you’re considering a brewery opening or expansion, or just wanting a locally crafted banking solution for your personal banking needs, reach out to our friends at www.ontapcu.org

Friday, September 29

Left Hand Oktoberfest @ Left Hand Brewing – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

2023 Left Hand Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/LeftHandBrewing
    • Friday, September 29, 4 pm – Saturday, September 30, 10 pm
    • Beer: Left Hand’s Oktoberfest Märzen
    • Tickets on Friday night are $10 and include two live music acts.

  • OktoBREWfest in Downtown Greeley @ Lincoln Park – 40.42, -104.69
    • Friday, September 29, 5 pm – Saturday, September 30, 9 pm
    • Many beers to be at the festival. Those who purchase VIP tasting tickets will get a special tasting experience and vote for their favorites.
    • Other Highlights: Live music and food.

Saturday, September 30

3rd Annual Junc Fest Oktoberfest! @ Base Camp Beer Works – 2575 U.S. 6 & 50, UNIT C, Grand Junction, CO 81501

2023 Base Camp Beer Works 2023 Junc Fest
Photo courtesy of Base Camp Beer Works.
    • Saturday, September 30, 11 am – 10 pm
    • Beer: Doppelbock
    • Other Highlights: Food and live music all day!

Black Forest Oktoberfest @ Black Forest Brewing Company – 11590 Black Forest Rd Ste 50, Black Forest, CO 80908

2023 Black Forest Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/BlackForestBrewingCo
    • Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, 11 am – 9 pm
    • Beer: Fest beers
    • Other Highlights: Stein hoisting contest and live music.

Goat Patch Brewing’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest! @ Goat Patch Brewing – 2727 N Cascade Ave #123, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

2023 Goat Patch Brewing Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/GoatPatchBrewing
    • Saturday, September 30, 11 am – 11 pm
    • Highlights: Stein hoist competition, stein relay, and a weiner toss competition in addition to live music and food.

Left Hand Oktoberfest @ Left Hand Brewing – 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

2023 Left Hand Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/LeftHandBrewing
    • Friday, September 29, 4 pm – Saturday, September 30, 10 pm
    • Beer: Left Hand’s Oktoberfest Märzen
    • Tickets on Friday night are $20 and include live music, brat-eating contests, stein-holding contests, and costume contests.

OktoBREWfest in Downtown Greeley @ Lincoln Park  (40.42, -104.69)

2023 Greeley Oktobrewfest
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownGreeley
    • Friday, September 29, 5 pm – Saturday, September 30, 9 pm
    • Many beers to be at the festival. Those who purchase VIP tasting tickets will get a special tasting experience and vote for their favorites.
    • Other Highlights: Live music and food.

Oldtoberfest @ Old 121 Brewhouse – 1057 S Wadsworth Blvd #60, Lakewood, CO 80226

Oldtoberfest 2023
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/old121beer
      • Saturday, September 30, 12 pm – Saturday, October 1, 8 pm
      • Beers: Special release of Fiestbier. Lagers and Oktoberfest are also available.
      • Other Highlights: Pretzel making station and a stein hoisting contest.

Sunday, October 1

Oktoberfest 4k @ Avery Brewing Company – 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder, CO 80301

2023 Avery Brewing Oktoberfest 4k
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/teamboulder
    • Sunday, October 1, starting at 9 am
    • Beer: Avery Brewing Company German-styled beer
    • Cost is $35 up until September 27 ($45 after). Includes electronic timing, participant medal, Oktoberfest Stein for the first 200 registrants, post-race party with beers, a German breakfast burrito, entertainment and live music.

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This post was made possible through support from On Tap Credit Union. If you’re considering a brewery opening or expansion reach out to our friends at www.ontapcu.org

 Tristan Chan and Britt Antley also contributed to this article.


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Comments

  1. Missing Zwei Brewing Oktoberfest Sat. Sept 16.

    • Josh Ritenour

      Added. Thank you, Lavelle!

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