Brewery Event: Seattle: Celebrate "Ballard Oktoberfest" with Reuben's Brews, Stoup, Lucky Envelope, and Populuxe; this September 17th.

Press Release
image courtesy Stoup Brewing
Presented by Reuben’s Brews, Stoup Brewing, Lucky Envelope Brewing and Populuxe Brewing and sponsored by Verity Credit Union

SEATTLE, WASH. ,,, Dust off your lederhosen and get ready to put a little oompah in your day. The Ballard Oktoberfest is coming back for its second year!

On Saturday, Sept. 17, four Ballard breweries will bring a little bit of Bavaria to the Ballard corridor with a neighborhood Oktoberfest crawl!

This year, there’s one more brewery in the mix. Lucky Envelope Brewing has jumped on board to co-host with Reuben’s Brews, Stoup Brewing and Populuxe Brewing. Verity Credit Union also returns as the event’s sponsor.

“Verity Credit Union is delighted to once again to sponsor the Second Annual Ballard Oktoberfest celebration,” says Alicia Diefenbach, community relations specialist for Verity Credit Union. “Supporting the Ballard brewing community to serve up an afternoon of delicious brews, good times and oomptastic brass for our neighbors is the exactly the way we want to help the community celebrate this fun, fall tradition.”

The event will kick off in festive fashion with a traveling oompah band. The Oompah Machine will start playing at Reuben’s at 2 p.m. They will then will march revelers to Stoup Brewing at 3 p.m., Lucky Envelope at 4 p.m. and Populuxe at 5 p.m.

Each brewery will have at least one special Oktoberfest brew and a limited-edition 0.5 liter commemorative stein. You can purchase steins for $6 empty or $10 filled.

image courtesy Stoup Brewing

And because it’s not a party without great food, revelers will have several options to choose from. In addition to free pretzel necklaces provided by Verity Credit Union, each brewery will also have a food truck on site.

Here are some of the seasonal brews and bites the breweries plan to have at the celebration:

Reuben’s Brews
Beer: Marzen, our traditional Oktoberfest beer
Food Truck: Burgerphenia will be serving up some tasty burgers and fries

Stoup Brewing
Beer: Marzen, German Pils, Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, our first Dunkelweizen and Helles served from a ceremonial cask.
Food Truck: Napkin Friends featuring Das Dunkelbrisket (a.k.a. #prost!between2latkes): Stoup Dunkelwiezen braised brisket, crispy onions, apple-fennel slaw with grain mustard & Cambozola cheese

Lucky Envelope Brewing
Beer: Oktoberfest Vienna Lager, Peer Pressure Pumpkin Ale and Smoked Tea Helles
Food Truck: Add a little ono to your oompah with Hawaiian food from HoloHolo

Populuxe Brewing
Beer: Populuxe Oktoberfest
Food Truck: Chavoya's Hot Dogs with a traditional bratwurst special and ice cream by Balleywood Creamery
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Reuben’s Brews, Stoup Brewing, Lucky Envelope Brewing and Populuxe Brewing are local, family-owned craft breweries and taprooms in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.
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