The Washington Beer Commission will host the 2nd Annual Spokane Oktoberfest on Friday, September 23rd, and Saturday, September 24th, at downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park. This will be the premier craft beer tasting festival for the Washington Beer Commission on the east side of the Cascades. The Commission currently produces five beer tasting festivals yearly as a means for supporting the marketing, promotion, education and public relations efforts of the Washington Beer Commission and its more than 140 member breweries statewide.
Spokane Oktoberfest will turn Riverfront Park’s Gondola Meadow into an authentic Bavarian biergarten featuring a massive, high-peak tent with picnic tables, delicious food options, traditional music and of course Washington brewed German style lagers and fall seasonal beers on tap. This second-year event will showcase 24 Washington Breweries (14 from east of the Cascades) pouring more than 50 unique craft beers.
The event will take place over two days, beginning Friday evening, September 23rd from 4pm to 9pm. Saturday, the 24th the festival will run from noon to 9pm.
Admission Price Reduction! Tickets for Friday or Saturday are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door! (tickets cost $5 more last year). Separate tickets are required for each day. Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5.5 oz. sample tastes. Additional taste tokens will be available for purchase at $1.50 each or four taste tokens for just $5.00. There will also be commemorative steins available for purchase.
Tickets are on sale now! Complete ticket and event information is available online at www.washingtonbeer.com. The event is expected to sell out so advance ticket purchase is recommended. This is a 21 and over only event. Additional information including the full beer lineup, entertainment schedule, contests, food menu items and advance ticket outlet locations coming soon.
The Washington Beer Commission was formed in 2007 to promote craft beer brewed in Washington state, to educate Washington consumers about craft beer and to foster a vibrant community of craft brewers in Washington. With more than 140 breweries now producing craft beer in the state, Washington is recognized as a national leader in the craft beer industry. Fresh, Local, Award-winning, Washington Beer.
September 23rd, 24th, 2011
Friday, September 24th – 4pm – 9pm Saturday, September 25th – Noon to 9pm
Riverfront Park, Central Meadow
507 N. Howard St. Spokane, WA 99201
$15 advance tickets or $20 at the door (if still available). Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and five 5.5oz sample tastes.Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted. Designated driver admission is free and available at the door only.
Tickets are now on sale at www.washingtonbeer.com (through Brown Paper Tickets) and soon at select Spokane locations to be announced.
The 24 Washington breweries expected for Spokane Oktoberfest include*:
Alpine Brewing, Oroville
C.I Shenanigans, Spokane
Diamond Knot Brewery, Mukilteo
Elysian Brewing, Seattle
Fremont Brewing, Seattle
Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
Golden Hills Brewing, Airway Heights
Hale’s Ales Brewery , Seattle
Horse Heaven Hills Brewery, Prosser
Iron Horse Brewery, Ellensburg
Laht Neppur Brewing, Waitsburg
Mac & Jacks Brewery, Redmond
Northern Ales, Kettle Falls
Northern Lights Brewing, Spokane
Paradise Creek, Spokane
Palouse Falls Brewing, Pullman
Pike Brewing Company, Seattle
Redhook Brewery, Woodinville
Riverport Brewing, Clarkston
Roslyn Brewing, Roslyn
Sound Brewery, Poulsbo
Two Beers Brewing, Seattle
Whitstran Brewing, Prosser
Yakima Craft Brewing, Yakima
*Brewery list subject to change