The 16th Annual Fremont Oktoberfest is set to take place this upcoming weekend in the heart of Fremont. The festival will feature more than 80 beers from German breweries and local NW breweries in their Oktoberfest Tasting Garden. You will be able to sample traditional Oktoberfest brews like Paulaner Oktoberfest, as well as a wide variety of seasonals and special releases from craft breweries.
Tickets are available in advance online and at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations of Tap House Grill. Tickets will also be available at the door. Visit their website for more information.
Here are a few beer picks that will be worth your tokens:
Alaskan Baltic Porter – Back for the first time in 3 years, this is a dark, complex beer aided by the addition of black cherries, vanilla and oak chips. It is very strong at 9.8% ABV…so be careful.
Craft Oktoberfests – Several craft breweries will be pouring their versions of the traditional Oktoberfest style, including Lazy Boy Brewing, Bayern Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Firestone Walker, Georgetown Brewing, Pyramid Breweries & Widmer Brothers Brewing.
Deschutes Jubelale – Not slated to be released until October, here is a chance for a preview of this popular winter seasonal from the Bend, OR brewery.
Chuckanut Alt Bier – Located in Bellingham, WA, Chuckanut is one of the country’s best lager breweries. This flavorful, but crisp and refreshing beer should be perfect for a sunny day on the first weekend of fall.
Seattle Brewing Company – this is the first time I’ve heard of this new Seattle brewery pouring their beers anywhere. I can’t say that I know anything about them, other than their website proclaims “Opening Soon!”. They will have their High Pockety Pale Ale and Lovequaff Golden Ale.
Sound Brewery Humulo Nimbus – I love just about everything these guys make, including this double IPA.
Fremont Brewing Harvest Ale – Located less than a mile from where the festival is held, Fremont has become one of Seattle’s most consistently good breweries. Their Harvest Ale is a refreshing saison that is far from your typical NW seasonal release.