Tale of Two Oktoberfests This Weekend

Oktoberfest RVA 2013Summer has ended and the weather has started to cool off. You know what the means? It’s time for Oktoberfest.  But which fest should you go to? I have two that have peaked my interest for this weekend.

St Benedict’s Oktoberfest

There’s a lot to look forward to as St Benedict’s Oktoberfest enters it’s ninth year.  Possibly the most well attended Oktoberfest in the city, the festival starts 4pm today Friday, September 20th and runs all weekend.  Taste the Local put together a nice breakdown of the beer offerings:

LOTS OF BEER AT THIS YEARS ST BENEDICT! Some of these are in short supply so get there early!

Sunken City Sunktoberfest
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery Magic Beaver
Lickinghole Creek Craft Shortpump Saison

Franziskaner Hefe
Spaten Lager
Spaten Oktoberfest
Spaten Optimator
Sunner Kolsch

3 Brothers Tri Brathair Scottish Ale
3 Brothers & Devils Backbone Collaboration
Apocalypse Ale Works WET HOPPED HARVEST
Bold Rock VA
COTU Main Street Alt
COTU Oktoberfest
Devils Backbone O-Fest
Devils Backbone Reilly’s Red
Devils Backbone Vienna
Extra Billy’s Otis Brown
Extra Billy’s & Lickinghole Creek Collab Contiental Shift
Hardywood Fall Line Fest
Hardywood RVA IPA
Hardywood Singel
Legend Harvest IPA
Legend Hopfest
Legend Lager
Legend Oktoberfest
Midnight Kolsch
Midnight Mitternacht Oktoberfest
O’Connor Bells Beach Fall Saison
Roanoke Track One
Rusty Beaver Big Bad Brown
Starr Hill Pils
Strangeways Albino Monkey
Strangeways Woodbooger

Darkhorse Fore Smoked Stout
Darkhorse Perkulator Dopplebock
Finch Wet Hot Weiss
Goose Island Oktoberfest
Heavy Seas Black Cannon Black IPA
Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils
Oskar Blues Mamma’s Pils
Southern Tier 2XRye
Twisted Pine Anniversary Biships Elbow ESB
Victory Festbier
Victory Red ThunderWine Barrel Baltic
Victory Yakima Glory

Starr Hill Pumpkin Porter
Devils Backbone Ichibod Crandall
O’Connor Punkleweiss
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
Southern Tier Pumpking Imperial Pumpkin
Foothills Cottonwood Pumpkin
Heavyseas Greater Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin

You can get more information at St Benedict’s Oktoberfest Facebook page here and event listing here.

Capital Ale House Oktoberfest

Saturday September 21st, Capital Ale House is giving their 10th Oktoberfest a Virginia accent with fall beers from local breweries.  Here are the Virginia beers they will be tapping:

Center of the Universe
Main Street Alt


Devils Backbone
Ichibod Crandall

Special Rye Dopplebock (Capital Kick off)

Ümlaut Böktoberfest (Bourbon Barrel lagered Oktoberfest)- RVA Debut

Starr Hill
Boxcar Pumpkin Porter

Cap Ale’s fest runs from 11:30am to 10pm with two table seatings for VIP ticket holders.  Get more information at the Facebook event.

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