Posted on September 18, 2015 by NYCBG
If your liver has made it through summer and is ready for more action, grab a stein and venture out to one of many Oktoberfest celebrations in NYC. Here’s our rundown of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest that put an emphasis on craft beer.
Saturday, September 19 – Sunday, September 20 at Brouwerij Lane
Brouwerij Lane is kicking things off this weekend with free food and a killer tap list including Freigeist Geisterzug Quince, Mahr’s Saphir Weisse, Weissenohe Eucharias Zwickel Pils & Weissenohe Bioland Classic on gravity. As they say, be there or be sober.
Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Sanders Studios
The New York City Brewers Guild is celebrating Oktoberfest with local breweries, restaurants and retailers. Participating breweries include Other Half Brewing Co., Transmitter Brewing, Rockaway Brewing Company, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, and more (18 total breweries!). With live music and djs, a beanbag toss/tournament, food trucks, and a raffle, this Block Party will be a great afternoon of celebrating local beer in NYC.
Thursday, September 24, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm at Barcade New York
Celebrate the tradition of Oktoberfest, Barcade style! The chefs will be slinging regional fare, and the taps will be flowing with classic German beer styles made by American craft brewers.
Saturday, September 26, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Industry City Distillery
PROST! is an Oktoberfest Celebration of German-style homebrewed beers. 20 members of the Brewminaries homebrew club brewed flavorful German-style lagers and ales. Taste pilsners, shwarzbiers, doppelbocks, marzens, weizens and more from award winning homebrewers.
Saturday, September 26, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Yonkers Brewing Co.
Celebrate Oktoberfest with Yonkers Brewing Co., who will be serving up German beer and food aplenty.
Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4; Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 4 at Solar One
Zum Schneider’s Second Annual Munich on the East River claims to be the largest Oktoberfest celebration in NYC. This year’s festivities are being spread across two weekends in October at Solar One, right on the East River (24-20 FDR Drive Service Rd E). The event is family friendly and open to all ages, and will include lots of German beer, food and a staff fluent in German dressed in Dirndl and Lederhosen.
Saturday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Houston Hall
Join Houston Hall for a day of eating, dancing and drinking! $20 will cover your entrance to the event, 2 mugs of beer, a giant pretzel necklace. There will also be a live DJ.
Saturday, October 3, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at LIC Landing
Prost! Leaves are falling, and it’s time to raise a glass to the harvest. Join Rockaway Brewing Company, Transmitter Brewing, LIC Beer Project, and Big Alice Brewing, as we cheers the fall and help raise money for the Hunters Point South Park Conservancy. Great beers for a great cause, with a great view of the Manhattan skyline. What’s not to like about that?
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Brooklyn Brewery
Join Edible Brooklyn and Brooklyn Brewery for a traditional Oktoberfest meal prepared by Emily Petersen, executive chef at Astor Center, with ingredients from Whole Foods Market along with pierogi from Case Barber, author of Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food.
Saturday, October 24, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Lock Yard
Join Sixpoint Brewery at Lock Yard in Bay Ridge for the Locktoberfest Homebrew Competition. 20 homebrewers will be pouring their beer, while judges and fans (that’s you!) get to sample and vote on your favorites.
If you’re a homebrewer, you can sign up to enter to competition here.
Tags: Big Alice Brewing Brewminaries Bridge and Tunnel Brewery Brooklyn Brewery Brouwerij Lane Craft Beer Dinner Edible Brooklyn Homebrew Industry City Distillery LIC Beer Project New York City Brewers Guild Oktoberfest Other Half Brewing Co. Rockaway Brewing Company Sixpoint Brewery Transmitter Brewing